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Taranaki getting faster, better healthcare

People in Taranaki are getting faster, improved healthcare according to the latest Health Target results. “96 per cent of emergency department patients in Taranaki district health board (DHB) were admitted,...


Jonathans Journal - August 2015

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Helping hand for first-home buyers in New Plymouth

First-home buyers in New Plymouth are making the most of the Government’s help to become home owners. “In New Plymouth there have been 41 HomeStart applications approved since Government support...


Opunake Coastal News - 30yr Infrastructure Plan

An infrastructure plan to support a growing economyInfrastructure supports much of our daily lives - it’s the roads we drive on, the schools our children learn in and it delivers...


More surgical assessments leading to more ops for Taranaki

More people in Taranaki are getting their First Surgical Assessment, and faster, compared to seven years ago. “New Zealanders are living longer lives, so access to elective surgery is more...


The Tom Oakura Column - More elective surgery improving people’s lives in Taranaki

New Zealanders across the Taranaki region are getting the surgery they need to live longer and more active lives. Increasing the number of elective surgeries being carried out is a...


KickStart Breakfast delivering for Taranaki kids

National MP Jonathan Young is delighted that 855 children in the Taranaki region are receiving free breakfasts in schools under the KickStart Breakfast programme.“As children head back to school this...


New funding to speed up development of the New Plymouth Cycleways

New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is delighted locals will enjoy the Coronation Avenue and Mangati cycleway sooner than previously planned thanks to $147,000 of funding from the Urban Cycleways Programme.“The...


Sacred Heart Girls College funded to trial innovative teaching approaches

Jonathan Young says he can’t wait to see the results of the Sacred Heart Girls College project in 12 months, which has been given $18,000 as part of a $10...


Opunake & Coastal News Column 3 July - Getting into your first home

There are certain things that are quintessential to being a kiwi, such as BBQs in summer, camping by the sea, exaggerating the size of your catch off the coast last...