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No bailiff change likely in Oamaru

Bailiff services in Oamaru are unlikely to be affected by a radical change in the way their operations are managed. The Ministry of Justice has...

Dean confirmed as taskforce chair

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has been confirmed as chair of a new Government taskforce formed to cut the red tape around housing and property...

Alexander favours female Labour leader

Waitaki Labour candidate Glenda Alexander would love to see a female member step forward and take on the Labour Party leadership role. "I don't think...

Waitaki candidates give their views

Close to 100 people turned out to hear all five Waitaki political candidates have their say at the Grey Power question-and-answer session at the...

100s missing from electoral roll

More than 600 Waitaki residents are missing from the electoral roll ahead of the cut-off date of August 20. South Canterbury registrar of electors Gisela...

Housing proposal unlikely to affect Oamaru

Finance Minister Bill English has announced the Government has agreed to set up an entity to make state houses available to community house providers,...

Labour set to open party office in Oamaru

The Labour Party candidate for Waitaki, Glenda Alexander, checked out her new Oamaru office on Friday. Together with Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark, she...

Flag should commemorate the past

A steady stream of people flowed into Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean's office on Friday to share their views on the New Zealand flag. Mrs Dean...

Devoy to attend Waitaki concert

Planning is under way for the Waitaki Multicultural Council’s annual concert, and this year race relations commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is set to attend. Event...

MP issues warning to students

Students who have not yet applied for their 2014 student loan or allowance are at risk of not getting them sorted before starting study,...

No objections to proposed Waitaki boundary changes

The public response to proposed changes to the Waitaki electorate boundaries suggest they will go ahead. Public submissions closed on December 23 and no objections...

‘Get creative’ about curbing youth crime – Waitaki MP

Waitaki community groups should apply for a new government scheme aimed at reducing youth crime, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. The Government's Youth Crime Action...

Reforms ‘could help change drinking culture’

Changes to the supply and sale of alcohol will be a good way of preventing alcohol-related harm while not penalising responsible drinkers, the MP...
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