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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...


Focus on Healthcare sees increase in Taranaki Doctors and Nurses

New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is pleased to see that Taranaki is getting the increase in healthcare that is needed for our steady population growth. With a record number of...


Opunake Coastal News Column - Opunake High School Students get the low down on the TPP

We recently hosted Minister of Trade the Hon Todd McClay here in Taranaki to provide opportunity to talk about the Trans Pacific Partnership.  Included was an invitation to the local...


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...