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Jacqui Dean ready for the election

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says it's game on for this year's election. "Just after midnight on Saturday night - July 22, in the pouring rain, my staffers and I put...


Central Otago cycle trails attract more funding

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says it’s great that Central Otago’s cycle trails continue to attract Government funding for maintenance and upkeep. “The Government has just announced $528,000 in funding for...


More classrooms for Cromwell

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says new classroom space for primary students in the Cromwell area will be a significant boost for local families and primary education across the district. “The...


Business growth in Cromwell exciting

Waitaki MP and Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean said it was exciting to see the development in businesses around Cromwell on the back of strong population and tourism growth.  On...


Tourism road safety improvements positive

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says it’s positive that work is on-going to improve the safety of Otago and Southland roads popular with tourists. “Popular and busy tourist routes around the...


Dairy farmers working on water quality

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she congratulates the region’s dairy farmers on their efforts to farm sustainably, despite some tough seasons financially. “The recent release of a three-year progress report on the...


NASA balloon takes off from Wanaka

NASA carried out a super-pressure balloon launch from Wanaka Airport on Anzac Day. Click here to read the full article.


TeenAg funding to benefit young people across Otago region

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she was confident young people around Otago would benefit from increased funding for the TeenAg youth programme. “TeenAg is an excellent agricultural youth programme, run...


Easter Trading changes 2017 working well

Local is best, Small Business Minister and Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean reckons when it comes to decisions around Easter trading. “I think the changes around the Shop Trading laws which...


NASA return huge win for Wanaka

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says news that  NASA will return to Wanaka later this year reflects the significant work of the local community in supporting the project. "This is really huge for Wanaka and...