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Bright future for Taranaki as the Energy Capital of New Zealand

For sixty years Taranaki has been supplying energy to the rest of the country. I am optimistic this will continue for decades to come. Added to hydrocarbons will be more...


Opunake & Coastal News Column July 16, 2020

Parliamentary recesses are a valuable opportunity for me to spend more time with constituents and I’ve been making the most of that over the last two weeks. It’s heartening to...


Election 2020: Jobs, Energy, Youth Development, Taranaki Crossing

It is a privilege to represent the people of New Plymouth electorate. This election, I am asking for your support again, so I can build on successes we have achieved...


NEW PLYMOUTH MP ENERGISED FOR 2020 CAMPAIGN

After 12 years as New Plymouth MP, Jonathan Young has launched a fresh bid to represent the electorate in Parliament. Speaking to over a hundred supporters at his campaign Launch...


Jonathan's Journal 3 July 2020

Details of Judith Collins' visit next week, the importance of Parihaka, energy demands increase as temperatures drop. Click here to read all this and more in Jonathan's Journal


Opunake & Coastal News Column July 2, 2020

I welcome the efforts to create some significant opportunities for Parihaka.  Its story is indelibly one of the most significant in New Zealand’s history of conflict. Under the previous National-led...


Balance Needed in Marine Debate

It’s high time for some balance in the argument against offshore exploration and fishing. I’m concerned at the lack of evidence of effects on marine mammals, and equally concerned that...


Opunake & Coastal News Column June 18 2020

Business as Usual for Electorate MPs With less than a hundred days to the election, you’ll soon be hearing more from all parties on their various policies. There will be...


Jonathan's Journal 15 June 2020

Out and about in New Plymouth electorate; working hard on Arts, Culture & Heritage and Energy & Resources, and getting to know Todd Muller. Click here to read Jonathan's...


Opunake & Coastal News Column June 4, 2020

A Shadow Cabinet Custom-built for the Covid-19 Recovery. There is growing pressure around the country to get to Level 1 when restrictions on the economy are a lot less. If...