Post-election debrief: Dunedin North MP David Clark Speaks to Critic

Posted 10:25am Saturday 30th September 2017 by Joe Higham

Joe Higham: What are your thoughts on how the election campaign went? David Clark: It’s been a rollercoaster. When we began last November, we had a different leader and we had a plan we’d been working on for a couple of years, and it’s only a couple of months ago that we changed Read more...

David Clark | Dunedin Hospital Update

Posted 11:00am Sunday 20th August 2017 by David Clark

The health system across Otago/Southland is struggling more than most – in fact, it’s creaking at its seams. There are likely to be many contributing causes to this current predicament, including the short-funding of health, and a funding model that seems to work against the South. But Read more...

David Clark | Snapchat

Posted 11:10am Sunday 13th August 2017 by David Clark

A major part of my role as a Member of Parliament is being able to have conversations with people across Dunedin North. Calls, emails and letters remain an important part of what I do – either calling or writing myself, or being on the receiving end. But changes in technology mean that I am Read more...

David Clark | Orokonui

Posted 11:42am Sunday 6th August 2017 by David Clark

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a jewel in Dunedin’s crown. We have a wonderful natural landscape in the south and a proud history of preserving and promoting our wildlife and surroundings. Situated 20km north of the city, the fenced ecosanctuary celebrates New Zealanders’ birth-right as Read more...

David Clark | Jacinda visit and the importance of voting

Posted 1:56pm Sunday 30th July 2017 by David Clark

Thanks to those who packed out the Evison Lounge in the Clubs and Socs building when my friend Jacinda Ardern came to speak about her vision for New Zealand, and the choice voters will have to make in September this year. Despite the America’s Cup Victory Parade and, I’m told, a Read more...

David Clark | Health and Education vs. Tax Cuts

Posted 11:18am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by David Clark

Under the National government, things have swung too far out of balance in our country. A small group of ultra-wealthy people continue to get ahead while everyday New Zealanders are running to stand still, or are being left behind. That deeply concerns me. No matter your background, everyone Read more...

David Clark | Warm dry housing and students

Posted 11:35am Sunday 16th July 2017 by David Clark

Every New Zealander should expect to be able to live in a warm dry house: students included. But, unfortunately many students still endure cold, damp and mouldy accommodation. I’m sure that isn’t news to many of you reading this column. Substandard living conditions contribute to poor Read more...

David Clark | Climate Change

Posted 2:10pm Sunday 9th July 2017 by David Clark

Sarah Thomson is a law student at Waikato University, and she’s currently challenging the government’s response to climate change. Her case is about the government’s failure to adjust policy following the signing of last year’s Paris accord. Under the Paris agreement, Read more...

David Clark | Issue 13

Posted 11:43am Sunday 28th May 2017 by David Clark

As a former Treasury analyst and someone with parents who have run their own businesses, I am sometimes asked how it came to pass that I stand with Labour. The answer is simple, but it requires a little unpacking. I believe in a shared prosperity. Everyone should share the benefits of a growing Read more...

David Clark | Issue 12

Posted 1:47pm Sunday 21st May 2017 by David Clark

I’m proud of New Zealand’s history of educational achievement. Despite falling a few ranks in recent years, we still score well by international standards. And many of us have taken up the opportunities of further education. Our slide down the rankings shows why we cannot take our Read more...

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