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Clare Curran to leave Parliament at 2020 election

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 12:49 pm | Clare Curran

Labour Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has announced she will not re-stand at the 2020 election, closing a twelve year career in Parliament. She will remain in the seat until the election. More >>

Dunedin South chooses Youth MP for 2019

Friday, 26 October 2018, 12:52 pm | Clare Curran

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is very pleased to announce Logan Stadnyk MP to represent the electorate next year and at Youth Parliament in July 2019. More >>

Statement from Clare Curran on her resignation as a Minister

Friday, 7 September 2018, 2:54 pm | Clare Curran

Below is the statement, as read, by Clare Curran setting out her resignation as a Minister. More >>

Statement from Clare Curran on her resignation as Minister

Friday, 7 September 2018, 12:31 pm | Clare Curran

“I advised the Prime Minister last night I would resign as a Minister, which she accepted,” said Clare Curran. More >>

Clare Curran's Campaign Update - Let's Do This!

Monday, 14 August 2017, 11:14 am | Clare Curran

With just six weeks left until the general election, here's an update on the Dunedin South campaign to let you know about what we have been doing. You can keep up with more news and events on my Facebook page , and you can always contact me with any ... More >>

Campaign to keep two TVNZ reporters in Otago/Southland

Monday, 19 December 2016, 1:01 pm | Clare Curran

Please sign the petition and share on social media. Or print off the attached petition and ask your workmates, neighbours and friends to sign. Please drop off signed pages at my Dunedin office More >>

Clare Thinking

Friday, 8 April 2016, 12:11 pm | Clare Curran

This month we saw frustrations boil over at the poor standard of hospital food, as angry patients and family members took to Facebook to show photos of the 'food' being served. After the switch to private provider Compass at Dunedin Hospital, the quality ... More >>

Dunedin Welcomes Refugees

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 8:29 am | Clare Curran

A group of concerned local residents have come together to organise a vigil in support of Dunedin welcoming refugees to its city. More >>

Housing crisis worsens

Friday, 20 February 2015, 1:12 pm | Clare Curran

The Government’s immediate plan to sell-off 68 state houses in Dunedin and 178 houses in the provincial South Island is absurd when there are hundreds of desperate families waiting for a home. More >>

Thank You and Happy Christmas

Monday, 22 December 2014, 3:59 pm | Clare Curran

Christmas is a time of joy and celebration for many families. But for some it can be a time of great stress and financial hardship. More >>

Save our state houses

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 3:27 pm | Clare Curran

New Zealand was once renowned for its state housing. Labour’s first Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage, recognised the importance of ‘something for everyone’ by embedding state housing into our economic fabric. More >>

Clare Thinking - Clare Curran, MP for Dunedin South

Monday, 13 October 2014, 3:51 pm | Clare Curran

I am deeply proud and humbled to have been re-elected as the Dunedin South MP for a third term. More >>

Why a spy-free internet should be a human right

Monday, 16 June 2014, 2:23 pm | Clare Curran

On 10 June 2013 Labour made the first public statement of concern just days after news broke that the equivalent of the GCSB had been routinely monitoring US citizens’ phone calls, texts and social media activity. Our voice was joined by hundreds of ... More >>

Clare Thinking

Friday, 16 May 2014, 3:23 pm | Clare Curran

Housing New Zealand projections obtained under the Official Information Act paint a grim picture on the future of state housing in Dunedin. The projections show that up to 32% of Dunedin's state houses are set to be sold within the next decade, which ... More >>

Beyond Chorus to the bigger picture #1

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 10:55 am | Clare Curran

Who would have thought when John Key made his grand statement during the 2008 election campaign that under a National Government 75% of New Zealanders will get ultrafast broadband in their homes within 10 years; that five years later his flagship scheme ... More >>

Clare Curran: Unanswered questions about Chorus

Monday, 9 December 2013, 2:47 pm | Clare Curran

As the Chorus debacle rolls on and the government’s role in its instability remains under scrutiny, the list of unanswered questions grows longer into how this situation has unfolded. More >>

TPP watch: why doesn’t NZ quantify its intellectual capital?

Monday, 18 November 2013, 8:57 am | Clare Curran

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights are the principal means for establishing ownership rights to inventions and ideas, and provide a legal foundation by which intangible ideas and creations generate tangible benefits to businesses and employees. More >>

What Chorus and the Govt knew

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 9:01 am | Clare Curran

The debacle surrounding the government’s flagship ultrafast broadband programme and the roll out by Chorus rumbles on. The government’s heavy-handed response to a well-signalled decision by the Commerce Commission to review and drop the price ... More >>

The right to know: Gerry Brownlee

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 3:19 pm | Clare Curran

This is the final instalment in the ministerial profiles as part of The Right to Know series, in which the adequacy of Ministers responses to Official Information Act requests are put under scrutiny. More >>

The chilling effect of TICs

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 8:53 am | Clare Curran

The second reading of TICs is tomorrow. It seems likely the Govt will try to rush through the committee stages and third reading this week.If so, this is an extraordinary abuse of process, because there is almost no time to consider the impact of the Minister’s ... More >>