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Midweek Column - If I was going to ask about equality

If I was going to ask about equality, I would want to know that everyone is given equal opportunity to succeed in our society. Success must be colour-blind and gender-neutral;...


MP encourages people to make a difference for our children

MP Jonathan Young is encouraging people in the community to put their hand up for School Board of Trustee elections.“Nominations are open until 20 May and I want to encourage...


Opunake Coastal News Column - Big wins from Government’s commitment to trade

It’s been a big year for trade in New Zealand.In February we hosted the signing of the TPP, New Zealand’s largest trade agreement, worth $2.7 billion a year to our...


Opunake Coastal News Column - Remembering and honouring the sacrifices of our veterans

 ‘At every cost,’ they said, ‘it must be done.’ They told us in the early afternoon. We sit and wait the coming of the sun’ ‘The Attack at Dawn’ by...


Local MPs new initiative 'Accelerator' is officially launched

As far as launches go, it was an evening to remember. Hosted by New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young, nearly 200 people filled a conference room at the Devon Hotel to...


Opunake Coastal News Column – Supporting jobs and growth

Building a strong economy that creates more jobs remains front and centre of the National-led Government’s agenda.Under National’s programme of responsible economic management we have seen more jobs and higher...


Mangati Pathway open for business

The cycle link between Bell Block and the CBD, the Mangati Pathway, is officially open.Transport Minister Hon Simon Bridges today opened the 680 metre cycle route, completing another part of...


The Tom Column - Working to improve the lives of all New Zealanders

We all know to run good businesses and community organisations we need to set goals and targets.  This is true even in our own lives, whether it be setting personal...


Opunake Coastal News Column - Better services improving the lives of New Zealanders

We’re committed to meaningful improvements in areas that really matter to Kiwis.Each year we spend 70 billion taxpayer dollars on public services. This includes vital spending on health, education, infrastructure,...


Opunake Coastal News Column - Supporting hardworking Kiwis

As an MP, I know one of the most important things I can do is work towards a stronger economy and more jobs to support our families and households.That’s why...