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Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced Christchurch’s $112 million Russley Road upgrade is on track to open early next year, several months ahead of schedule. Visiting the site, at the intersection of Memorial Avenue and Russley Road […]

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New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened the Puari ki Papanui/Papanui Parallel cycleway in Christchurch today, marking the second cycleway in the city to be completed through the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. The Papanui Parallel provides a 4.9km […]

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$300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on $300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade The Tarawera ultramarathon will receive an investment of $300,000 over the next two years to support the expansion of the internationally successful event, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says. The funding will support the Tarawera 100 Miler – a […]

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Integrated transport system to future-proof Canterbury

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Integrated transport system to future-proof Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Integrated transport system to future-proof Canterbury Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced an integrated approach to transport planning and infrastructure investment in Canterbury which will see central and local government working closely together.  Mr Bridges is in Christchurch with other Government Ministers […]

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A skilled workforce for Canterbury

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Social Development  /  Comments Off on A skilled workforce for Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: A skilled workforce for Canterbury The Government is investing $170,000 in a Canterbury initiative that connects secondary students with businesses who can transition them into further education, employment or training. The funding will also extend Christchurch’s Educated Job Ready Programme to Timaru. Economic Development Minister […]

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Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced $1.6 million funding for two workstreams to promote the uptake of digital technology across Canterbury and to take advantage of new value-add market opportunities. […]

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Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the Government will provide $160,000 to support tourism strategy projects in Canterbury. The announcement was made as part of the refresh of the Canterbury Regional Economic […]

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Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and other Government Ministers are in Christchurch today to co-launch the refresh of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy.  The strategy aims to position the region so that economic growth […]

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Funding approved for Auckland’s Lincoln Road improvements

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Funding approved for Auckland’s Lincoln Road improvements

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding approved for Auckland’s Lincoln Road improvements Transport Minister Simon Bridges is welcoming the approval of $46.4 million in advanced funding by the NZ Transport Agency to Auckland Transport for the construction of the Lincoln Road Corridor Improvements Project. “This is great news for Aucklanders. […]

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Million-container milestone for Port of Tauranga

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Million-container milestone for Port of Tauranga

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Million-container milestone for Port of Tauranga Transport Minister Simon Bridges has congratulated the Port of Tauranga today, as the one millionth container this year passes through its terminal. “The Port of Tauranga is a leading New Zealand port for container throughput and the largest port […]

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New guide to investing with Māori launched

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on New guide to investing with Māori launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New guide to investing with Māori launched Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has today launched a new guide for potential investors highlighting opportunities in the Māori economy. Speaking at the He kai kei aku ringa – E RERE Māori economy conference in Rotorua, Mr Bridges […]

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Hundertwasser Arts Centre set to go ahead

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Economic Development, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Hundertwasser Arts Centre set to go ahead

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hundertwasser Arts Centre set to go ahead Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry say the Whangarei Art Museum Trust will receive up to $3 million towards its bespoke project to build a Hundertwasser Art Centre in Whangarei.  This […]

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Sichuan Airlines welcomed to New Zealand

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Sichuan Airlines welcomed to New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Sichuan Airlines welcomed to New Zealand Auckland is set to welcome Sichuan Airlines’ inaugural flight from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in southwest China later today, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. Sichuan Airlines will operate three direct flights per week between Auckland and Chengdu. […]

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UFB phase one 75 per cent complete

Published By   /  June 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on UFB phase one 75 per cent complete

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: UFB phase one 75 per cent complete More than three-quarters of the build for phase one of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme is complete, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. “This is a fantastic milestone which means that more than 1,132,000 households and businesses now […]

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Waterview Tunnel set to open early July

Published By   /  June 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Waterview Tunnel set to open early July

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waterview Tunnel set to open early July A new video has been released showing the completed infrastructure inside the tunnels. Transport Minister Simon Bridges says Auckland’s Waterview Tunnel will open to traffic in early July, marking the biggest milestone in the city’s transport network in […]

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First train arrives in Kaikoura after November quake

Published By   /  June 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on First train arrives in Kaikoura after November quake

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: First train arrives in Kaikoura after November quake The first work train to reach Kaikoura on the Main North Line following November’s devastating earthquake arrived today, marking a significant milestone for the rebuild project, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. The work train, travelling north from […]

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Innovation front and centre at Accelerator event

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Innovation front and centre at Accelerator event

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Innovation front and centre at Accelerator event Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged the innovation of teams which presented solutions to challenges of dealing with government at a Wellington event today. The R9 Accelerator 3+ Demo Day is the culmination of three months’ intensive […]

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Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed Communications Minister Simon Bridges has today announced the reappointment of Dr Stephen Gale as Telecommunications Commissioner and as a member of the Commerce Commission. Dr Gale has been appointed for a further three years starting on 12 July. “The reappointment of Dr Gale […]

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Artificial Intelligence Forum welcomed

Published By   /  June 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence Forum welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Artificial Intelligence Forum welcomed Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed the launch of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Forum to help understand the opportunities and challenges relating to AI in New Zealand. Supported by NZTech, the Forum brings together […]

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Christchurch named NZ’s Favourite Place to Ride

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Christchurch named NZ’s Favourite Place to Ride

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch named NZ’s Favourite Place to Ride Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today that Christchurch has taken out the inaugural Top Town Award in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual Favourite Places to Ride competition.“The competition was close, with Christchurch beating Rotorua and Wellington to take […]

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