Clare Curran

MP for Dunedin South

Spokesperson for Broadcasting, Open Government, and Civil Defence and Emergency
Associate ICT Spokesperson
Associate Commerce Spokesperson

Contact Clare Curran

Clare has been the MP for Dunedin South since 2008 and is a strong advocate for the Dunedin South community. In Dunedin Clare fought hard to save Kiwirail’s Hillside workshops and is a passionate advocate for building the Dunedin economy and providing more jobs.

Raised in Dunedin, Clare has a deep connection with the Dunedin South electorate. Clare began her career as a journalist, before working for the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Since then she founded her own Dunedin-based business, specialising in PR, before moving into politics. Her background has made her a strong Labour Spokesperson for the IT and Communications portfolio.

  • Labour Member of Parliament, Dunedin South
  • Founder, Inzight Communications
  • Senior media consultant Essential Media Communications (EMC), Australia
  • Media/Communications Officer, Australian Council of Trade Unions
  • BA (Hons) Anthropology and History

Contact Clare Curran

Dunedin South electorate office

Phone: 03 455 5299
Address: Shop 1, South City Mall, Hillside Rd, PO Box 2084, Dunedin

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 9906
Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160


Latest from Clare Curran

Government starves RNZ into selling Auckland asset

October 04, 2016

Just weeks after TVNZ opened its refurbished Auckland head office costing more than $60 million, RNZ (Radio New Zealand) has been forced to put its Auckland office on the market to keep itself afloat, says Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran.

Chorus’ cut-price approach hit telco workers

April 08, 2016

Chorus’ cut price approach to the ultra-fast broadband roll-out means telco workers will likely have to work for a company with a reputation for screwing down pay and terms and conditions in a hazardous industry, says Labour’s Associate ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.


“Chorus has sacked Downers as the major contractor for its ultrafast broadband fibre rollout in the lower North Island and brought in Visionstream which runs its business with high up-front costs for contractors, little security of work and exploitative contracts.

Govt sham support for RNZ laid bare

March 31, 2016

The National Government’s flaccid support for public broadcasting was highlighted last night as a Bill reviewing RNZ’s charter was finally passed after a seven year wait while the broadcaster remains severely underfunded and forced to cut staff, Labour’s broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran says.

“The Government pretends to support RNZ’s role as an independent, commercial-free public service broadcaster but has kept its funding frozen for the last eight years, forcing it to cut staff and restrict some functions while it tries to adapt to the changing media environment.

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