Shane Jones speaks about how important Air links are for the regions ... See MoreSee Less
Mark Patterson MP asks Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones about the importance of Regional Connectivity.
"Air Links are important for healthcare, education, and commercial purposes."
"Nathan Guy puts out a press statement too late."
"The momentum and traction built up throughout provincial New Zealand—at long last they've found a man and a party to champion them—is overwhelming."
"Cadbury owner Mondelez announced earlier last year it would stop manufacturing Cadbury products in Dunedin in March 2018, with the loss of 350 jobs. The decision was part of a $4.2 billion cost-cutting strategy that reportedly began in 2014.
After three companies showed interest in purchasing the factory but all pulled out, Dunedin city councillor Jim O'Malley set up a group, Dunedin Manufacturing Holdings, to raise $20 million in crowd funding and investment to buy the factory and keep Pineapple Lumps, Jaffas, Buzz Bars and Pinky Bars New Zealand-made." ... See MoreSee Less
New Zealand First is proud to congratulate Fletcher Tabuteau MP as the newly elected Deputy Leader.
“New Zealand First indicated last week that it would consider the deputy-leadership position at its caucus meeting this morning,” said New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.
“After careful consideration, the caucus today supported Fletcher Tabuteau to take over the role, and I congratulate him on this appointment as deputy-leader.”
“New Zealand First extends its immense gratitude for the service of Ron Mark as deputy leader. The party recognises Ron is an integral member of the team and we look forward to him playing a key role in the current government in his capacity as Minister of Defence and Minister of Veterans Affairs,” he said.