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All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits The Government is committed to making New Zealand’s communications network one of the best in the world, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. Minister Bridges spoke at the 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium in Wellington today. “In 2009 the internet […]

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More progress for Rotorua’s cycleway network

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on More progress for Rotorua’s cycleway network

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More progress for Rotorua’s cycleway network Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today marked the completion and start of two important cycleway links for Rotorua’s growing urban walking and cycling network. Mr Bridges opened the 1.6km Morey Street/Brent Road section of Rotorua’s CyWay which will connect […]

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Multi-million dollar safety upgrade for Lyttelton Tunnel

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Multi-million dollar safety upgrade for Lyttelton Tunnel

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Multi-million dollar safety upgrade for Lyttelton Tunnel Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced work is set to begin on a multi-million dollar fire deluge system that will improve safety and reduce the risk of lengthy closures at Lyttelton Tunnel. “In addition to improving safety, the […]

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Cycle share schemes for Auckland and Christchurch being considered

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Cycle share schemes for Auckland and Christchurch being considered

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Cycle share schemes for Auckland and Christchurch being considered Transport Minister Simon Bridges says current investigations into cycle share schemes in both Auckland and Christchurch shows the increasingly significant contribution cycling is now making to our transport system. The NZ Transport Agency and Christchurch City […]

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Govt $333m Urban Cycleways Programme achieves halfway point

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Govt $333m Urban Cycleways Programme achieves halfway point

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt $333m Urban Cycleways Programme achieves halfway point Transport Minister Simon Bridges today marked the halfway point for the Government’s $333 million Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP) with the completion of a section on the Little River Link cycleway. “The UCP is making a real difference […]

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Taranaki walk to support economic development

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Economic Development, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Taranaki walk to support economic development

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Taranaki walk to support economic development A $3.4 million investment into the Taranaki Crossing is part of the Government’s plan to boost growth in Taranaki, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say. The investment will over time form part of Taranaki’s […]

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Key transport project for Taranaki launched

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Key transport project for Taranaki launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Key transport project for Taranaki launched Transport Minister Simon Bridges today officially launched the Awakino Gorge to Mount Messenger Programme in Mokau. The $135 million programme, part of the Government’s Accelerated Regional Roading Programme, is aimed at improving safety, resilience and efficiency along State Highway […]

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Budget 2017: $303.9m for New Zealand Screen grants

Published By   /  May 12, 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 Budget 2017: $303.9m for New Zealand Screen grants

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017: $303.9m for New Zealand Screen grants Budget 2017 will see $303.9 million allocated to support the continuation of the New Zealand screen industry production grants, both globally and domestically, say Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry. […]

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Extra capacity for Auckland’s Southern Motorway

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Extra capacity for Auckland’s Southern Motorway

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Extra capacity for Auckland’s Southern Motorway Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a new lane along a section of Auckland’s Southern Motorway will help ease bottlenecks and improve journeys for thousands of motorists. The additional southbound lane has now been opened to traffic between Hill Road […]

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New caller location system for mobile 111 calls

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, Internal Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Peter Dunne, Police, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on New caller location system for mobile 111 calls

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New caller location system for mobile 111 calls Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne, today announced a new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls that will improve public safety and help save lives. “The new […]

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Transport Accident Investigation Commission appointment

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Transport Accident Investigation Commission appointment

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Transport Accident Investigation Commission appointment Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced today Paula Rose’s appointment as a Commissioner for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). “Formerly a senior police officer, Ms Rose brings in-depth investigative skills to TAIC. “This appointment will ensure TAIC’s board continues […]

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Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking

Published By   /  May 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking Communications Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged the start of Techweek’17, a nationwide event that will showcase New Zealand-grown technology and innovation to the world. The annual events kicks off tomorrow and runs to 14 May. It will see more than […]

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Successful World Masters Games wraps up

Published By   /  April 30, 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 Successful World Masters Games wraps up

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Successful World Masters Games wraps up Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman congratulate organisers and participants on the outstanding success of the World Masters Games 2017 as the games draw to a close at a ceremony in Auckland today. […]

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Business Recovery Grants for quake-affected businesses

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Business Recovery Grants for quake-affected businesses

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Business Recovery Grants for quake-affected businesses Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has announced that the Business Recovery Grants programme for quake-affected businesses will be launched on 1 May.  The new one-million dollar grant programme will be available to eligible business in Kaikōura, Hurunui and […]

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Economic impact of Kaikōura quake revealed

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Economic impact of Kaikōura quake revealed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Economic impact of Kaikōura quake revealed Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today released a Government commissioned report that assesses the economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. The report details the impact on small businesses and tourism caused by disruptions to transport infrastructure […]

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TVNZ board appointments

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on TVNZ board appointments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: TVNZ board appointments Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced a number of appointments to the Television New Zealand Ltd (TVNZ) board. Dame Therese Walsh has been appointed as the new Chair. Dame Therese has been Deputy Chair since 2015 and a Director since 2012. She […]

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Budget funds crucial South Island Transport link

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Budget funds crucial South Island Transport link

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget funds crucial South Island Transport link Minister of Transport Simon Bridges announced today that Budget 2017 will provide up to $812 million for reinstating State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch. “The Government’s priority is to restore the pre-earthquake transport links to Kaikoura and […]

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Minister announces transport sector board appointments

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Minister announces transport sector board appointments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister announces transport sector board appointments Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today announced appointments and reappointments to the Boards of Maritime New Zealand (MNZ), the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Mr Bridges has reappointed Peter Cowper to the Board […]

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New Zealand to participate in Expo 2020 in Dubai

Published By   /  April 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Todd McClay, Trade  /  Comments Off on New Zealand to participate in Expo 2020 in Dubai

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand to participate in Expo 2020 in Dubai Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Trade Minister Todd McClay have announced that New Zealand will participate in World Expo 2020, to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The announcement was made during Mr Bridges’ […]

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Bridges to travel to the United Arab Emirates

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Bridges to travel to the United Arab Emirates

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bridges to travel to the United Arab Emirates Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tomorrow for meetings with Ministerial counterparts in Dubai. “New Zealand’s relationship with the UAE continues to go from strength to strength. This visit will […]

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