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Improving West Otago step by step

Community Board Notes BARBARA HANNA, QSM West Otago Community Board chairwoman It was pleasing to see how many responses we received for the consultation ‘‘Our Place...

Free Futures

It's a no›brainer: In 2015 I caught a flight with a student who'd graduated in genetics and biochemistry. Impressed, I assumed the doors of a lucrative...

Rural health, maternity services in crisis

The shortages in the maternity and rural health workforce impact not only the quality of maternity care of women and their babies in our...

Cost of living package will help Taieri residents

Constituents who attend my clinics in Balclutha and Milton have a range of issues. More recently, there has been an obvious increase in anxiety...

Investigating the icky is vital to get answers

While many New Zealanders were enjoying some rest and relaxation over the New Year holiday period, I, along with other Kiwi cricket followers, was...

Collaboration is hard work, and worth it

Last week’s announcement from Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta endorsing the Three Waters governance working group’s recommendations is a stunning example of collaboration —...

Elections are approaching: ‘I have very much enjoyed my term’

Hard to believe that we are already in May, and even harder to contemplate that the year is 2022. Time flies when you are...

What will be the next new normal?

The old and the new normal — how can we define them? Through a long stretch of a casual pandemic kicking us where the sun...

Minds turn to family who served in ‘tragic’ conflicts

BARBARA HANNA West Otago Community Board chairwoman Although Anzac Day has passed for another year, my thoughts, as always, go to my father during this...

Challenging times but help is available

It's the school holidays, and I hope you and your family enjoy the beautiful marvels of the Clutha district! Our Youth Parliament 2022 campaign is...
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