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July 1 Policies delivering for families

National MP Jonathan Young says a number of important policies come into effect today (1 July) that will help families in Taranaki and put more money back in your pocket.“Around...


The Tom Oakura Column - Breaking the cycle of dependency

The National-led Government is committed to helping our most vulnerable improve their lives and those of their families. We are working hard at taking a fresh approach to long-standing social problems...


Local MP on Regional Development Tour

This week New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young spent two days looking at regional economic development in the South Island regions of Canterbury and Westland.  Young is the chair of...


Local MP welcomes Maui consent

Today the Environmental Protection Authority granted a 35 year marine consent to Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) which will allow the continued production of natural gas and condensate off the...


Jonathans Journal 2nd June 2015

Youth Week 2015, Coastal Rugby, Fifa Under 20s World Cup + more!


Youth Fund open for 2016

The 2016 Youth Fund is open for applications and New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is promoting the opportunity to local young people and youth leaders.“I encourage constituents with ideas for...


Freshwater rights and interests

It is important to note that the recent media coverage on this issue was triggered by the public release of a report by private consultants, Sapere, commissioned by some iwi....


The Tom Oakura Column - Budget 2015: $2 billion worth of savings on the cards

Does paying one third of what you currently pay in ACC levies on your car sound like a good idea to you? The Government thinks so too. The average ACC motor...


More Drs and Nurses taking care of Taranaki patients

Families in the Taranaki are receiving their care from more doctors and nurses under National than ever before says local MP Jonathan Young. “Our dedicated health workforce is making a...


Budget 2015: $2 billion worth of savings on the cards

Does paying one third of what you currently pay in ACC levies on your car sound like a good idea to you? The Government thinks so too.The average ACC motor...