Con­tinue grow­ing what we have be­gun

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money for tourism in­fra­struc­ture, like the $691,508 for new toi­lets and rub­bish fa­cil­i­ties at places like Makarora, Tar­ras, Cromwell and Lake Dun­stan, and $100 mil­lion more to come.

I want busi­nesses to con­tinue to thrive, like the 255 new en­ter­prises that have cre­ated 1000 new jobs in Wanaka in the three years to 2016, with the lat­est ex­pan­sion of ul­tra-fast broad­band across Cen­tral Otago en­cour­ag­ing more eco­nomic growth.

I want farm­ers to grow their busi­nesses and not worry about new water taxes, in­stead fo­cus­ing on ir­ri­ga­tion projects like the $815,000 Gov­ern­ment grant for the Manuherikia Water Project.

I want local com­mu­ni­ties to feel safer, with Wanaka and Alexan­dra gain­ing 24 hour, seven day a week polic­ing within four years.

I’m proud of the work I have done for Wanaka around Easter Sun­day trad­ing laws, the 1000 worker ex­ten­sion for Cen­tral Otago’s Recog­nised Sea­sonal Em­ploy­ment Scheme and the new $15 mil­lion Re­gional Re­search In­sti­tute at Alexan­dra.

I want to use my ex­pe­ri­ence to en­sure the peo­ple of this re­gion con­tinue to get ahead.

Cen­tral Otago is mak­ing great progress.

Let’s keep the mo­men­tum go­ing.

❚ Jac­qui Dean MP is the Na­tional Party can­di­date at the year’s elec­tion.

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Jac­qui Dean is the Na­tional Party can­di­date for Waitaki.

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