There are certain things that are quintessential to being a kiwi, such as BBQs in summer, camping by the sea, exaggerating the size of your catch off the coast last weekend and working towards owning your own home.
This week New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young spent two days looking at regional economic development in the South Island regions of Canterbury and Westland. Young is the chair of National’s Regional Development Caucus Committee – a group whose aim is to champion regional New Zealand as great places to work, do business, and raise a family. “It was a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand the exceptional work being done by Ngai Tahu,” Young Said.
Today the Environmental Protection Authority granted a 35 year marine consent to Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) which will allow the continued production of natural gas and condensate off the Taranaki coast. This marine consent that will allow continued activity on the Maui gas field is welcomed by local MP Jonathan Young “Petroleum is an integral part of Taranaki economy with up to 10% of Taranaki’s workforce related to this industry,” Mr Young says.
The last week of May was the 2015 Youth Week where as a nation we celebrate our young people. The 2015 theme was ‘We are the future/Kō tātau te ao o āpōpō". I had the privilege of visiting and speaking to some of the student leaders at Opunake High School and Coastal School.
In the National-led Government, New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is Chair of the Transport & Industrial Relations Committee, Regional Development & Infrastructure Caucus Commmittee and the Cross Party Group on the Flag Referendum. This website is funded by The Parliamentary Service and authorised by Jonathan Young MP, Cnr Gill & Liardet Streets, New Plymouth