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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...


$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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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. ...


Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has visited New Zealand Defence Force personnel training the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad.Mr Mitchell, on his first visit to Taji as Minister,...


AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust

The Government will shortly introduce legislation aimed at putting the Public Trust on an equal footing with private sector institutions.The new legislation will remove the Crown guarantee of the Public...


Speech to NZ Institute of International Affairs

We hear a lot at the moment that we live in turbulent times, but we shouldn’t immediately jump to the conclusion that the world is any more turbulent at the...