The holiday season is a time to get together with family and friends, and enjoy the great Kiwi summer. And it’s a time to think about those less fortunate than ourselves. It’s also a time to take stock, and a time to look to the year ahead.
As we look back over the past year, I am proud of the way National has worked hard to deliver sustainable economic growth, lift education and skills, get more people into work, and support families and help households get ahead.
The economy is performing solidly, jobs and wages are growing, and businesses are confident and hiring more staff. More Kiwis are voting with their feet and either staying in New Zealand or coming home.
New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young welcomes the news that new international companies have been awarded permits to explore for oil and gas in and around New Zealand. Block Offer 2014 includes three new companies: international companies, Chevron (US) and ONGC Videsh (India's Oil & Natural Gas Corporation), and a local company, New Endeavour Resources. India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation is a new player in the Taranaki Basin. New Zealand is their 17th country they are involved in.
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