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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...


Wine tourism another asset for Central Otago

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says wine tourism is an exciting new growth area in Central Otago, providing yet another attraction to encourage visitors to the area. “Chinese tourists in particular...


More funding for Central Otago cycle trails

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says it’s great to see Central Otago’s cycle ways continuing to attract Government funding for maintenance and upkeep. “The Government has recently announced $837,132 in funding for...