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Challenges in a Changing World

Parliamentary Address - 24 April 2015 Our focus remains front and centre on ensuring the economy continues to perform well. That’s because it’s only through a strong, growing economy that...

Jonathans Journal - 7th April 2015

Coastal Care Opening, Prime Ministers Visit, Womad + More

Making sure everyone has a chance to succeed

New Plymouth has a reputation of being the most vibrant regional city in New Zealand, evidenced in 2008, when New Plymouth won an enviable international award for being the most...

Local MP supports Waitara’s bid for broadband

New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is pushing for Waitara to connect to the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband fibre initiative. “Waitara is a growing business community with a number of firms trading...

Local MP encourages teaching profession to apply for awards

“Our education professionals work hard every day for our children, and I believe we need to publicly recognise and encourage their contribution,” Jonathan Young said.“The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards...

Jonathans Journal - 3rd March 2015

BDO Business Expo, UFB Waitara + more

Military training deployment to Iraq

This week the Government has decided to deploy a non-combat military training mission to Iraq as part of our contribution to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and...

Jonathans Journal - 16th February 2015

YMCA opening, Kickstart Breakfast, Local Projects + more

YMCA Childcare Centre Opening

Thank you for the invitation to be part of the opening for the newly expanded YMCA Childcare Centre in New Plymouth. This has been a vision of the team for...

Jonathans Journal 22nd December 2014

An outstanding year, Beach water quality & Merry Christmas!