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Route Protection for Mass Transit Corridor to Auckland Airport to begin

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Route Protection for Mass Transit Corridor to Auckland Airport to begin

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Route Protection for Mass Transit Corridor to Auckland Airport to begin Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today welcomed a significant decision for Auckland’s future mass transit corridor between Auckland city and the airport. “Route protection will now begin to provide a mass transit corridor between […]

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$400m Huawei investment will promote innovation and create opportunities

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on $400m Huawei investment will promote innovation and create opportunities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $400m Huawei investment will promote innovation and create opportunities A major investment announced by Huawei today will support our efforts to build an innovative, world leading economy, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith say. Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer, Huawei, […]

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Electric Vehicle Registrations Hit 3,000

Published By   /  March 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Electric Vehicle Registrations Hit 3,000

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Electric Vehicle Registrations Hit 3,000 More than 3,000 electric vehicles (EVs) are now registered in New Zealand, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “I am delighted with the number of EV registrations we are now seeing. This year there has been 517 EV registrations bringing the […]

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Work begins on massive slip at Ohau Point

Published By   /  March 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Work begins on massive slip at Ohau Point

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Work begins on massive slip at Ohau Point Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a significant milestone has been reached in the effort to restore the coastal road and rail corridor north of Kaikoura. Work commenced this week at Ohau Point, the site of one of […]

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New Zealand broadband speeds continue to surge

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on New Zealand broadband speeds continue to surge

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand broadband speeds continue to surge Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Report which shows that average connection speeds in New Zealand have increased by 38 per cent since 2015. The Report shows that in the fourth quarter […]

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4G coverage available to 90 per cent of Kiwis

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on 4G coverage available to 90 per cent of Kiwis

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 4G coverage available to 90 per cent of Kiwis Ninety per cent of New Zealanders now have access to 4G cellular mobile services – two years earlier than anticipated, Communications Minister Simon Bridges announced today. The Minister thanked telecommunications companies Vodafone and Spark for their […]

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New Zealand to benefit from stronger air links

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on New Zealand to benefit from stronger air links

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand to benefit from stronger air links New Zealand will benefit from a number of new air services agreements that will allow greater connectivity between New Zealand and the rest of the world, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. Cabinet has recently approved the signing […]

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New Zealand Builds Air Links With Colombia

Published By   /  March 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Builds Air Links With Colombia

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand Builds Air Links With Colombia New Zealand has signed an air services agreement with Colombia, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today. The agreement provides opportunities for code-sharing between each nation’s airlines. Under the new arrangements, New Zealand and Colombian airlines may operate up […]

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Bridges welcomes Katikati bypass decision

Published By   /  March 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Bridges welcomes Katikati bypass decision

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bridges welcomes Katikati bypass decision Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed today’s announcement by the NZ Transport Agency to include a bypass of the Katikati town centre in the State Highway 2 Waihi to Tauranga programme.   Following the Government’s announcement of the $520 million Waihi to […]

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Applications for Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships open

Published By   /  March 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Applications for Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships open

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Applications for Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships open Entries open today for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships, which offer New Zealand’s managers and executives the opportunity to improve their skills at the world’s best business schools. Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says the scholarships are […]

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$60 million safety upgrade underway for alternate South Island state highway route

Published By   /  March 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on $60 million safety upgrade underway for alternate South Island state highway route

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $60 million safety upgrade underway for alternate South Island state highway route Transport Minister Simon Bridges says work is ramping up on a $60 million investment programme to upgrade the alternate state highway route between Picton and Christchurch while the reconstruction of State Highway 1 […]

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$5.5m to support major golfing events in NZ

Published By   /  March 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 $5.5m to support major golfing events in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $5.5m to support major golfing events in NZ Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced a $5.5 million investment into two major golfing events. Through the Major Events Development Fund $2.7 million will be committed to New Zealand […]

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Motorway noise barriers to help Ellerslie residents

Published By   /  March 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Motorway noise barriers to help Ellerslie residents

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Motorway noise barriers to help Ellerslie residents Transport Minister Simon Bridges says new barriers along a section of State Highway 1 in the Auckland suburb of Ellerslie will help to reduce noise for those living near the motorway. The NZ Transport Agency plans to begin […]

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$2m tourism and cultural boost for Tairawhiti

Published By   /  February 28, 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 $2m tourism and cultural boost for Tairawhiti

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $2m tourism and cultural boost for Tairawhiti Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today announced funding will be made available for tourism infrastructure and cultural events as part of the Tairawhiti Economic Action Plan. The Action Plan was […]

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Govt to work with Gisborne on transport priorities

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Govt to work with Gisborne on transport priorities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt to work with Gisborne on transport priorities Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced that the Government will work with local stakeholders to identify and prioritise transport initiatives to help boost economic growth in Gisborne. The announcement was made at the release of the Tairāwhiti […]

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Plan to boost Gisborne’s regional development launched

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Plan to boost Gisborne’s regional development launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Plan to boost Gisborne’s regional development launched Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston and other Ministers are in Gisborne today for the release of the Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan, highlighting the Government’s support for the region. The plan has been […]

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Wood technology investment in forestry sector

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Wood technology investment in forestry sector

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Wood technology investment in forestry sector Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced $2 million funding for a wood-processing facility which uses automation and robotics to turn low-value pine trees into high-value wood products. This is just one […]

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Business support for Kaikōura and Hurunui extended

Published By   /  February 27, 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 Business support for Kaikōura and Hurunui extended

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Business support for Kaikōura and Hurunui extended Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have today announced a final extension to the support package for businesses affected by the Kaikōura earthquake.  The Government approved $17.5 million dollars to support businesses […]

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$1.7m boost for Rotorua Crankworx event

Published By   /  February 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on $1.7m boost for Rotorua Crankworx event

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $1.7m boost for Rotorua Crankworx event The Government will invest up to $1.7 million over five years into the mountain biking Crankworx Festival and Enduro World Series in Rotorua, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced. Crankworx, the world’s biggest mountain bike festival, will be […]

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Safer route for Normanby opened

Published By   /  February 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Safer route for Normanby opened

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Safer route for Normanby opened Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened a new section of State Highway 3 north of Normanby that will improve both capacity and safety on a critically important route for the Taranaki region. The $17.6 million project was identified as a […]

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