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Milestone reached in Kaikoura rail rebuild

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Milestone reached in Kaikoura rail rebuild

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Milestone reached in Kaikoura rail rebuild Freight is rolling again this morning on the South Island’s Main North Line, ten months after November’s Kaikoura earthquake, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today. The first train carrying goods into Christchurch from Picton is due to arrive in […]

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Sod turning for iconic new Wellington cycleway

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Sod turning for iconic new Wellington cycleway

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Sod turning for iconic new Wellington cycleway Transport Minister Simon Bridges was joined by Wellington City Mayor Justin Lester today to turn the sod on the Cobham Drive Cycleway, part of Wellington’s refreshed Urban Cycleway Programme. “This cycleway will become an iconic feature of Wellington’s […]

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Mount Messenger Bypass option selected

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Mount Messenger Bypass option selected

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Mount Messenger Bypass option selected Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced the selected option for the Mount Messenger Bypass in Taranaki following a decision by the NZ Transport Agency Board last Friday. An eastern alignment has been selected, which will bypass the existing Mount Messenger […]

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Govt co-launches Taranaki economic strategy

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Govt co-launches Taranaki economic strategy

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt co-launches Taranaki economic strategy Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has joined Taranaki councils and the business community to launch an economic development strategy for the region. The Minister is in New Plymouth today to join the local community at the launch of Tapuae Roa […]

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Ultra-Fast Broadband in 190 more towns

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Ultra-Fast Broadband in 190 more towns

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ultra-Fast Broadband in 190 more towns The Government is investing $270 million to roll out Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to 190 more small towns, and extend rural broadband to another 74,000 households and businesses, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. “We’re also bringing the completion of the […]

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$800,000 for 3-D mapping of Northland

By   /  August 30, 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 $800,000 for 3-D mapping of Northland

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $800,000 for 3-D mapping of Northland Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced government funding of up to $800,000 for 3-D aerial mapping of Northland to provide the region with highly accurate geographical data to make better business decisions.  […]

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Top winter sports competition opens in NZ

By   /  August 25, 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 Top winter sports competition opens in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Top winter sports competition opens in NZ Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome the fifth Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand, which officially opens tonight at Coronet Peak. “Hosting the Winter Games in New Zealand is a great […]

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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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