Watered down report gives few solid answers
Posted 26th Nov 2015
Filed under: Dunedin South
The long overdue Dunedin City Council report on the infrastructure performance during the June flood event point to a culture of “she’ll be right”, which has had huge implications for an already vulnerable community, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today.

“The release of this report has been long-anticipated by the public in the hope it would provide some answers to burning questions on the June flood event. Instead it raises more questions than answers, and provides little guidance to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
Offshore workers shipped in at expense of locals
Posted 18th Nov 2015
Filed under: Communications & IT
Cut-price contractor Visionstream is trying to bring in offshore workers for the UFB fibre roll-out while at the same time workers doing the same job are being cut at Downer, says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.

“Visionstream’s contract for the UFB roll-out is being expanded into Wellington. Instead of looking for local workers they are applying for the right to bring in workers from offshore so they can pay them low rates.
TVNZ backtracks on chopping news jobs in the South
Posted 2nd Nov 2015
Filed under: Broadcasting
TVNZ has finally listened to sense and shelved plans to axe two fulltime frontline news positions from their Dunedin office, says Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran.

“The planned cuts to a news operation that covered 65,000 square kilometres of the South Island was short sighted. It is unfathomable that they would chop news gathering in an area bigger then Switzerland.
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