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Freedom camping reviews too late for Central Otago

More Government reviews will be cold comfort to Central Otago communities set to face another summer of freedom camping chaos, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “I’m hugely disappointed that Tourism Minister...


Warrantless farm searches a concern

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says new wide-ranging search powers introduced by the Government under urgency will concern South Canterbury farmers.


Health Minister fails to understand Central Otago health issues

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she’s disappointed at Health Minister David Clark’s lack of action around Central Otago health concerns and believes that he fails to understand the issues. “I...


Minister must support Wanaka students

Minister must support Wanaka studentsIt’s time for the Education Minister Chris Hipkins to take the transport needs of Wanaka school students seriously and provide the on-going capacity that’s required, Waitaki...


Govt risking Wanaka mothers and their babies

Wanaka women and their families have been let down by this Government, with its decision not to establish a birthing unit in the town, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. “Wanaka...


Time for Government to act on freedom camping

It is time for the Government to stop yakking and setting up working groups, and take...


Freedom camping problems at Hawea

The desperate actions of the Lake Hawea community in blocking off a popular recreation area to freedom campers, is yet another example of the need for immediate Government intervention around...


Dean welcomes role in reshuffle

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she will relish her responsibilities as Opposition spokesperson for Small Business and Local Government. National Party Leader Simon Bridges today announced his first caucus reshuffle....


Health Funding Concerns

Labour’s health funding promises appear to be unravelling, with a number of their commitments already being called into question. Last month the New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders was stunned...


Support offered for Wanaka mothers

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she will support Wanaka mothers as they petition parliament for improved midwife services in the area. “There’re growing concerns amongst Upper Clutha families at the...