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28 August, 2015

Minister opens South Island’s first Urban Cycleways

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has opened the first South Island cycleways to be funded by the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme in Christchurch today.

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28 August, 2015

Road Transport Forum 2015

Good afternoon and thank you for having me here - it is great to have the opportunity to speak to you today, my first such opportunity as Transport Minister.

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28 August, 2015

Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway begins

Construction of the Huntly section of the $2.1 billion Waikato Expressway has begun with Transport Minister, Simon Bridges, turning the first sod today.

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27 August, 2015

Terms of Reference agreed for Auckland

The Government has today signed a Terms of Reference with Auckland Council, setting out how central and local government will work together to agree on an approach to develop the city’s transport system.

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25 August, 2015

Air NZ & Cathay Pacific alliance reauthorised

The extension of a strategic alliance between Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific will result in more benefits to travellers than would otherwise have been the case, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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21 August, 2015

Final section of Western Ring Route a boost for public transport

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says plans for the northern-most link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route reflect the Government’s commitment to improving public transport in our biggest city.

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20 August, 2015

Stronger air services between NZ and Cambodia

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the signing of an open skies air services agreement with Cambodia will provide improved air links between our two countries.

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14 August, 2015

Appointments to the Real Estate Agents Authority

Associate Minister of Justice, Simon Bridges, has announced a number of appointments to the Real Estate Agents Authority.

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12 August, 2015

NZ capitalising on abundant energy resources

The latest Energy in New Zealand (ENZ) report shows the proportion of renewable energy making up our domestic supply is at a record high, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.

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10 August, 2015

Rail Safety Week 2015 launched

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say the launch of the ninth annual Rail Safety Week is a timely reminder to stay alert around trains, tracks and level crossings.

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6 August, 2015

Minister thanks CEO for outstanding contribution

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged the outstanding contribution Geoff Dangerfield has made to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), following his resignation as Chief Executive today.

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6 August, 2015

Genesis decision creates renewable opportunities

Genesis Energy’s decision to close its two remaining coal units by 2018 is a sign of the times and reflects the growth of New Zealand’s world-leading renewable energy industry, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.

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3 August, 2015

Appointments to the Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has made three appointments to the Board of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) that he says will boost the organisation’s ability to carry out complex investigations.

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31 July, 2015

New Metroport Christchurch brings healthy competition

The opening of the new Metroport Christchurch will drive competition and innovation between ports in Canterbury, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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30 July, 2015

Road to bring Bay of Plenty closer together

The Bay of Plenty’s biggest roading project ever, the $455 million Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL), has been officially opened by Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today.

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28 July, 2015

Electricity market more competitive than ever

Increased competition in the electricity market is continuing to benefit consumers, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.

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23 July, 2015

Minerals West Coast Forum 2015

This is the third time I have spoken at the forum and it’s a special privilege to be here to mark the 150th year of mining on the West Coast. This region was founded on mining and the industry has a rich history which we should celebrate.

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23 July, 2015

New world-class framework for UAVs

New rules on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will enable innovation and put New Zealand at the forefront of regulating a rapidly evolving industry, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say.

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22 July, 2015

Minister announces appointments to boards

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says he is pleased to announce appointments to two transport-related boards.

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21 July, 2015

Road safety measures confirmed

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Transport Minister Simon Bridges are clarifying the power that local councils and other road controlling authorities (RCAs) have to set speed limits through their bylaws.

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16 July, 2015

NZ-Japan commitment to geothermal energy

Energy and Resources Minister, Simon Bridges, says a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today will strengthen the strategic partnership in renewable energy research and development between New Zealand and Japan.

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6 July, 2015

Minister to promote NZ as ITS test-bed

Transport Minister Simon Bridges will promote New Zealand as a test bed for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and new investments through a range of meetings in the USA and Japan this week.

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2 July, 2015

Minister marks end of successful development

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today congratulates OMV on their successful completion of the Maari Growth campaign in offshore Taranaki.

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2 July, 2015

Minister opens first Urban Cycleways-funded project

The first cycleway to be funded by the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme has been opened by Transport Minister Simon Bridges today.

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30 June, 2015

Government delivering on transport commitments

Today’s release of the National Land Transport Programme for 2015-18 is a strong statement of Government commitment to regional New Zealand, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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30 June, 2015

Minister welcomes record transport investment

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the release of the largest National Land Transport Programme in New Zealand’s history.

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25 June, 2015

Govt delivers $333 million urban cycleways

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today announced a $333 million cycleways investment that he says will change the face of cycling in New Zealand.

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24 June, 2015

Rebuilding transport links priority for Govt

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says he has tasked his agencies with putting all available resources into the repair and reinstatement of the lower North Island’s storm-damaged transport networks.

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17 June, 2015

Govt welcomes progress on important transport link

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a project critical to supporting freight movements in Auckland has taken another step forward today.

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16 June, 2015

Ministers welcome International Energy Agency report

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser and Energy and Resources Minister, Simon Bridges, today welcomed an International Energy Agency (IEA) report on energy and climate change. Minister Groser is special adviser on climate change to the International Energy Agency.

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