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Jonathan Young encourages applications for Youth Awards 2016

MP Jonathan Young encourages New Plymouth locals to nominate outstanding young people and people who have made a real difference for youth for a 2016 Youth Award. “These awards are...


Jonathans Journal March 2016

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Tourism data to help New Plymouth operators

A new online one-stop-shop for tourism data will help New Plymouth take advantage of unprecedented growth in the tourism industry. “Knowing where visitors come from and what they’re spending money...


Opunake Coastal Column - A better New Zealand under National

Seven years ago we promised to spend your hard-earned taxpayer dollars on services that make a difference.Now in our third term, we’re seeing more and more Kiwi families reaping the...


The Tom Column - Kids’ health the focus heading into new school year

We all know when kids are healthy and active they are better equipped to succeed at school.That’s why this Government is committed giving their children the best possible start in...


Opunake Coastal News Column - Raising achievement in schools

e are well into February and wasn’t it great to hear that we had won the most sunshine hours for New Zealand in January! I think we all knew we...


TPPA will bring benefits to Taranaki

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was signed in Auckland today bringing benefits to the Taranaki economy and New Zealand, says local MP Jonathan Young. “Our dairy industry will save...


Unemployment figures drop to 4.1% in Taranaki

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) shows unemployment fell 0.7 percentage in Taranaki from December 2014 to December 2015 – down to 4.1 per cent says New Plymouth MP...


Schools in New Plymouth future-proofed with faster broadband

Just in time for Term One, New Plymouth electorate schools are all able to connect to faster, more reliable broadband says MP Jonathan Young“In 2010, the Government set a target...


Mt Messenger bypass project to be accelerated

Bypasses at Mt Messenger and Awakino Gorge Tunnel have received the green light thanks to Government funding announced today.Prime Minister John Key has confirmed the Government will spend $80 to...