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New consenting regime to speed up UFB access

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on New consenting regime to speed up UFB access

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New consenting regime to speed up UFB access A new regime that makes it quicker and easier for people living down shared driveways or in apartment complexes to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has begun, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. The Telecommunications (Property Access and […]

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Funding to look at geothermal opportunities

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Energy and Resources, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Funding to look at geothermal opportunities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding to look at geothermal opportunities The Government will invest $150,000 in stimulating demand for geothermal heat resources in the Bay of Plenty region, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins announced today. “Geothermal energy is a global industry estimated […]

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Funding to look at geothermal opportunitie

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Energy and Resources, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Funding to look at geothermal opportunitie

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding to look at geothermal opportunitie The Government will invest $150,000 in stimulating demand for geothermal heat resources in the Bay of Plenty region, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins announced today. “Geothermal energy is a global industry estimated […]

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Start-up fund to be refocused

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Start-up fund to be refocused

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Start-up fund to be refocused The Government’s Seed Co-investment Fund is being refocused to achieve greater commercial returns and provide better support to new start-up companies, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced. The $50 million fund partners with angel investor groups to provide early […]

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Reinstatement SH1 north of Kaikoura milestone

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Reinstatement SH1 north of Kaikoura milestone

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Reinstatement SH1 north of Kaikoura milestone A major slip clearance milestone has been achieved with work crews now able to access the entire coastal corridor north of Kaikoura for the first time since the November 2016 earthquake, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “Yesterday teams working […]

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Updated plan to address Auckland’s growth

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Updated plan to address Auckland’s growth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Updated plan to address Auckland’s growth Transport Minister Simon Bridges has released a joint report by the Government and Auckland Council, which updates work undertaken as part of the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) to understand the required level of transport investment needed in Auckland […]

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Hospital Rd improvements in Whangarei benefit all road users

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Hospital Rd improvements in Whangarei benefit all road users

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hospital Rd improvements in Whangarei benefit all road users Improvements to the intersection of State Highway 14 and Hospital Road in Whangarei are making it easier and safer for the growing number of people moving through the area, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. The improvements […]

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Transport sector role appointment

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Transport sector role appointment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Transport sector role appointment Transport Minister Simon Bridges has appointed Captain James (Jim) Veere Dilley to the Oil Pollution Advisory Committee (OPAC) for an open-ended term, commencing on 11 August 2017. OPAC gives advice to Maritime New Zealand on matters related to marine oil spills, […]

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Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Broadband rollout continues across regional New Zealand Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in four more regional towns as the extension of the Government’s broadband programme continues to roll out across the country. In January the Government […]

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UFB connections available to 1.2 million

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on UFB connections available to 1.2 million

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: UFB connections available to 1.2 million Almost 1.2 million New Zealand households and businesses now have access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. The June 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update released today shows that deployment for phase one of the UFB programme is […]

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World Masters Games brings in $63 million

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on World Masters Games brings in $63 million

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: World Masters Games brings in $63 million Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome new data that shows that the World Masters Games was a major success. “New Zealand is gaining a reputation for hosting world class events and […]

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Final link welded in Main North Line rebuild

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Final link welded in Main North Line rebuild

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Final link welded in Main North Line rebuild KiwiRail has linked up the track between Picton and Christchurch for the first time since November’s Kaikoura earthquake devastated the line, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today. “Staff held a small ceremony near Rakautara, north of Kaikoura […]

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A modern Land Transport Act

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on A modern Land Transport Act

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: A modern Land Transport Act More flexibility in small passenger services, mandatory alcohol interlock sentences, and tougher penalties for fleeing drivers will all become law following the passing of the Land Transport Amendment Bill today, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. Mr Bridges says the Bill […]

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Waterview supporting our growing economy

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Waterview supporting our growing economy

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Waterview supporting our growing economy A month after the Waterview Tunnel opened to traffic, road users are benefiting from quicker, more reliable travel times and traffic flows across both local roads and Auckland’s motorway system, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “Around 60,000 vehicles are using […]

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First stage of Waterview Shared Path opens

By   /  July 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on First stage of Waterview Shared Path opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: First stage of Waterview Shared Path opens The first stage of the $25 million Waterview Shared Path is now open, opening another key link in Auckland’s growing walking and cycling network, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. When complete, the Waterview Shared Path will connect the […]

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$231m of improvements for SH1 around Kaikoura

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on $231m of improvements for SH1 around Kaikoura

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $231m of improvements for SH1 around Kaikoura Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency Board’s approval of $231 million of improvements to the 60km section of State Highway 1 between Clarence and Oaro. “The Government’s priority is to restore the pre-earthquake transport […]

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Helping more kids learn to ride a bike for life

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, ACC, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Helping more kids learn to ride a bike for life

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Helping more kids learn to ride a bike for life Transport Minister Simon Bridges and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse have welcomed an initiative for the development of a national cycling education system aimed at getting more kids riding bikes safely. Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced […]

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New Major Events panel members to expand event acumen

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on New Major Events panel members to expand event acumen

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Major Events panel members to expand event acumen Newly appointed members to the Major Events Investment Panel will widen its breadth of knowledge, particularly in business and events, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced.   Three new members have been appointed – Barry Maister, […]

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Cycle safety improvements coming for Dunedin

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Cycle safety improvements coming for Dunedin

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Cycle safety improvements coming for Dunedin Work is set to start next month on a cycleway through central Dunedin that will improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and all road users, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “Fulton Hogan has been awarded an $8 million contract to […]

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Funding to look at opportunities through water use in the Bay of Plenty

By   /  July 14, 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 Funding to look at opportunities through water use in the Bay of Plenty

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding to look at opportunities through water use in the Bay of Plenty Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced Government funding of $50,000 for the Bay of Plenty to look at economic growth opportunities through the use of […]

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