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Outstanding local student teacher wins Kupe Scholarship

Local Waitara student teacher was awarded a Kupe Scholarship at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday says local MPJonathan Young.“I am proud to see our Waitara local Matarahi Skipper has been given...


Government adopts goal of predator free NZ

Local conservation projects could be in for a major boost with the launch of Predator Free NZ 2050, says local MP Jonathan Young.Yesterday the Government announced an initial $28 million...


Opunake Coastal Column - Loopy rules on their way out

Imagine being an owner of a bus depot with no walls who is forced to install four exit signs, just in case people can't find their way out if there...


New Plymouth leads the way again in Youth Initiative

It was a well-earned celebration for the final night of the inaugural Accelerator Programme which was launched by New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young alongside Taranaki Futures and the Taranaki Chamber...


Jonathans Journal - 27th June 2016

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The Tom Column 17th June: Helping Kiwi kids achieve

The 2015 NCEA final results are the best ever achieved by New Zealand students.  I want to congratulate the students, their teachers, their parents, their principals, and all the people...


New classrooms for New Plymouth schools

Budget 2016 is investing $2.2 million into our local schools to increase their capacity for the future says local MP Jonathan Young.“I was with Minister Nikki Kaye today at Mangorei...


Local MP to attend Australian Petroleum Explorers and Producers Conference

New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is attending the Australian Petroleum Explorers and Producers annual conference this week, being held in Brisbane, Australia.  "This conference is one of the largest in...


Opunake Coastal News - Investing in a growing economy

Budget 2016 sees substantial investment in health and education and more support for businesses to create jobs on the back of a growing economy.National’s eighth Budget forecasts rising surpluses and...


Funding available for local conservation groups

Jonathan Young has urged local conservation groups to apply for a multi-million dollar fund set aside to support community conservation projects. “$4.5 million will be made available on 23 May...