News

Thu 26 Mar 2015
| Waitaki news

Examples of loopy and frustrating bureaucracy have come up time and again during the Government's Rules Reduction Taskforce meetings presently being held throughout the country.

Tue 24 Mar 2015
| Columns

Farming communities across the South Island should take a bow in the wake of the latest regional gross domestic product (GDP) figures. Whether based in Southland, Otago, Canterbury or the West Coast, farmers need to know our latest GDP figures are indicators of the important role their sector plays in sustaining our economy.

Tue 24 Mar 2015
| Columns

I'm fully supportive of Aoraki Polytechnic's move to open a learning hub in Waimate with a view to deliver access to the NZ Diploma in Agribusiness Management.  Aoraki has a good track record of reaching out to smaller population centres.

Mon 23 Mar 2015
| Waitaki news

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said retailers in small towns around New Zealand would benefit from the proposed introduction of GST for online purchases.

“New Zealand consumers are increasingly shopping globally, with an estimated 10 percent of all sales now made online.

Sun 22 Mar 2015
| Waitaki news

Waitaki MP and Rules Reduction Taskforce co-chair Jacqui Dean said regulations around strengthening earthquake-prone buildings could be having an effect on some cities and towns.

Fri 20 Mar 2015
| Waitaki news

Jacqui Dean, MP for Waitaki, has welcomed the Government's ECAN review calling it a good model for regional governance.