Chorus slashes spending on copper network
Posted 23rd Feb 2015
Filed under: Communications & IT
Chorus has slashed spending on the copper network by almost a third, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

“Chorus’s half yearly financial statement out today shows the company will cut spending from $21 million to $15 million on the network, which the vast majority of its customers are on.
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Hospital needs to be rebuilt, not downgraded
Posted 12th Feb 2015
Filed under: Dunedin South
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” A robust healthcare system is the true measure of a good society; it stands at the forefront of how we treat our most vulnerable, and serves as the bellwether of effective governance. But if a strong healthcare system is the mark of a good society, then Dunedin-ers are being failed dismally.
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Save Saddle Hill Petition Launched
Posted 22nd Dec 2014
Filed under: Save Saddle Hill
A petition to save the historic landmark of Saddle Hill from continuous quarrying has been launched by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran today.

The petition urges the Dunedin City Council (DCC) to appeal to the Environment Court for an urgent Stop Work Order on the quarrying of Jaffray’s Hill, the lower hump of Saddle Hill.
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Is it time to pick a date to switch-off copper network?
Posted 18th Dec 2014
Filed under: Communications & IT
“In 2015 the broadband community should start the critical discussion on how and when New Zealand can migrate from the copper broadband network to fibre because the current government won’t,” says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.

“If they don’t, then New Zealand will be bogged down in ongoing debates about the price of copper broadband thwarting economic development opportunities from fibre.
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Ombudsman probe targets Ministerial integrity
Posted 16th Dec 2014
Filed under: Open Government
John Key is on notice that the entrenched cynical and manipulative abuse of official information requests by his Government will no longer be tolerated, Labour’s Open Government spokesperson Clare Curran says.

“The announcement by the Ombudsman of a wide-ranging review of Official Information Act practices across the public sector includes all Ministerial offices.
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