Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Double vote of confidence for Marlborough

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the opening of Port Marlborough's new port facility at Shakespeare Bay, and the granting of $300,000 towards the restoration of the Edwin Fox , was a double vote of confidence in the Marlborough region's economic potential.

Helen Clark today officially opened the new deep-water export port at Shakespeare Bay. On Thursday the government announced a contribution of $300,000 towards restoration of Picton's historic sailing ship, Edwin Fox.

"The new export wharf at Shakespeare Bay is New Zealand's deepest such facility and is well positioned to take advantage of increased growth in the region's forestry industry.

"It is symbolic that this new port has been built near the ruins of an old freezing works, showing that Marlborough has been able to adapt to the decline of such 'old' industries and embrace new areas of development with a more secure economic future.

"The ongoing restoration of the historic Edwin Fox highlights the crucial role tourism now plays in the region's economic fortunes.

"The Edwin Fox is of huge historic significance to New Zealanders and when restored and presented has the potential to greatly enhance the attraction of Picton as a tourism destination.

"New Zealand is a nation of immigrants, and the hulk of the Edwin Fox is a living reminder of the epic journeys made by many of our ancestors from the old world to the new.

"The government's grant of $300,000 will ensure that a roof can be erected over the graving dock in which the ship now sits.

"Port Marlborough's new port facility and the completion of restoration of the Edwin Fox are important steps in securing the region's economic future," Helen Clark said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit & Huawei Clusterfudges

Come December 2019, the West’s social democracies could be gone through quite a few changes at the top.

British PM Theresa May might not even make it through to the New Year. In a year’s time Angela Merkel’s shaky coalition will have probably collapsed, and another German election will have been fought by the newly chosen leader of Merkel’s party... More>>

 

Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

Science Advisors: Stopping Family Violence – The Evidence

A new report “Every 4 minutes: A discussion paper on preventing family violence in New Zealand” by Justice sector Chief Science Advisor, Dr Ian Lambie, discusses the evidence and asks us, as a community, to get involved. More>>

ALSO:

Misuse Of Drugs Act: Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Passes

“Ultimately, this legislation will greatly increase availability of quality medicinal cannabis products, and will allow for their domestic manufacture. It will help people ease their suffering by making a wider range of quality medicinal cannabis products available over time." More>>

ALSO:

Conflicts, Inadequacies: IPCA Finds Police Investigation Flawed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police investigation into inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student in Gisborne in 2014 was deficient in several respects. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference Multimedia: Grace Millane, ACC Levy Hold, Absent Execs

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began her Monday post-cabinet press conference with an emotional comment on the murder of English backpacker Grace Millane. More>>

ALSO:

Child Poverty Monitor: Food Poverty Due To Inadequate Income, Housing Cost

The latest Child Poverty Monitor released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner reveals alarming facts about children suffering the impacts of family income inadequacy, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels