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Opunake Coastal Column - Strong job market creates opportunities for Kiwis

The strong and growing New Zealand job market provides great opportunities to get more Kiwis into life-long careers.Our economy is growing at well over 3 per cent, unemployment is dropping,...


Local MPs welcome news of public consultation for changes to SH3

\Taranaki MP’s Barbara Kuriger and Jonathan Young have today welcomed the news of impending public consultation by the New Zealand Transport Agency regarding the bypass and safety work soon to...


Jonathans Journal - 1 November 2016

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More new classrooms for Taranaki schools

The Government is investing $800,000 to build a new classroom here at West End School and one at Oakura School, says local MP Jonathan Young.“These local schools have growing rolls...


Opunake Coastal Column - Taranaki on the Global Map!

What incredible news we recently received being named Lonely Planet’s 2nd Best Region in the World to visit in 2017!  This accolade is testament to the collaborative work done by...


Taranaki leading the way with conservation

Taranaki is leading the way with the goal to make New Zealand predator free by 2050, with the announcement of new funding partners for Project Taranaki Mounga, say Taranaki...


Jonathans Journal - 25 September 2016

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Opunake Coastal Column - National stepping up to protect families

People should feel safe at home with their family.  For most of us, this is the reality.  Sadly, for some of us, it is not.  Half of New Zealand’s homicides...


The Tom Column - A growing economy delivering for New Zealand households

A growing economy supports more jobs and higher wages. It provides opportunities for families. And it pays for the public services New Zealanders rely on.The economy remains front and centre...


Opunake Coastal Column - Regional Tourism

Earlier this year I walked the Pouakai Crossing, which is the fantastic one day walk up from the North Egmont Visitors Centre, around the mountain under the stunning Dieffenbach Cliffs...