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The Tom Column - National delivers on its surplus target

Four years ago, following the Canterbury earthquakes and Global Financial Crisis, the National-led Government set a target of achieving a surplus for the 2014/15 year.The final numbers are in, confirming...


Opunake Coastal News Columns - Trades academies - building the future for our youth

The final school term of the year is starting, and we want our kids to be engaged in their learning environments.  While they are at school, we want to make...


More broadband behind farm gates in New Plymouth

Almost all New Plymouth residents will have access to high-speed broadband within a decade as part of the Government’s vision to boost rural connectivity.New Plymouths rural communities will be the...


Tu Tama Wahine O Taranaki & Taranaki Iwi Trust to receive funding for community projects

Jonathan Young MP is welcoming the news that both Tu Tama Wahine O Taranaki & Taranaki Iwi Trust will receive $80,000 in funding, for the next three years, as part...


Opunake News Column: 1 year on – National delivering on its promises

It is one year since National won the 2014 election and went on to form another strong, stable Government.  It’s been a busy year – building on our first six...


Government strongly supporting Taranaki

Jonathan Young MP for New Plymouth is hitting back at what he calls ridiculous accusations by the Leader of the Opposition that the Government is responsible for the current challenges...


The Tom Oakura Column - Taking a positive view

It doesn’t seem like a day goes by when there isn’t a discussion about what’s happening in the economy – locally or globally.There is a lot of volatility in financial...


Regional Research Institute workshop in New Plymouth

Businesses, researchers, and investors in our region get the chance on 2 October to find out more about setting up a regional research institute, local MP for New Plymouth Jonathan...


Four Flag Designs Released

A country’s flag is a symbol of its identity. Yet very few governments around the world have ever asked their citizens for their views on the design...


Great news for New Plymouth air passengers

Jonathan Young has welcomed this morning’s announcement that Jetstar will begin to offer flights to New Plymouth“This is a big win for New Plymouth and Taranaki as a region,” Jonathan...