Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Foxton’s Future Given A $3.86 Million Start

A regeneration project which aims to create a sustainable future for Foxton will begin thanks to Provincial Growth Funding.

Speaking at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones today announced $3.86 million had been allocated to the project.

Horowhenua District Council Mayor Bernie Wanden said the project encompassed the aspirations of tangata whenua and the community.

“Foxton Futures looks at creating a sustainable future for our community which both visitors and locals will benefit from” he said.

With the completion of the Ōtaki to North of Levin expressway, Foxton will be the first town north of Wellington, bringing the capital city closer for commuters and visitors.

Foxton River Loop Working Party member and Save Our River Trust Chair Robin Hapi CNZM said the funding will go towards improving public spaces and the health of the River Loop, making the town more attractive and creating employment opportunities.

“The Foxton River Loop is a part of our history which was negatively impacted when the Whirokino cut was made. This saw the flooding of Papangaio and isolated kainga at Matakarapa. Improving the environmental health of this area will also improve the health of the town and those who call this area home” he said.

One of the key aspects of Foxton Futures, is the commitment to Māori Development opportunities. Hayden Turoa from Ngāti Raukawa said he’s looking forward to seeing how this may be progressed further.

“We see this project as the start and are very grateful for the Minister Shane Jones in honouring his promise to the community. We’re excited about this being a true example of community groups and agencies working together in improving the health of Piriharakeke” he said.

Over the coming weeks Council will finalise with the Working Party and Provincial Development Unit the timeline and deliverables.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Political Twins, And On Labour Extending Its Wage Subsidy Scheme

A quick quiz for the weekend. Which political party currently represented in Parliament issued a press release yesterday that contained these stirring passages:
“[We have] long supported a free trade and free movement area between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom…on trade, immigration and investment, New Zealand must favour countries who share our values. New Zealand must do its part to reinforce freedom and democracy around the world by diversifying our markets and building stronger relationships with those who share our values... More>>


Parliament Adjourns: Adjournment Debate: Speaker Trevor Mallard

The 52 Parliament has sat for the last time before the September Election. It sat for 245 days... More>>


E-Cigarettes: Vaping Legislation Passes

Landmark legislation passed today puts New Zealand on track to saving thousands of lives and having a smokefree generation sooner rather than later, Associate Health Minister, Jenny Salesa says. The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) ... More>>


National: $4 Billion Investment To End Wellington’s Congestion Woes

A National Government will invest another $4 billion in transport infrastructure across Wellington, igniting the economy and delivering the congestion-busting solutions the region has long been crying out for, National Party Leader Judith Collins says. ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Virtues (and Fluffed Opportunities) Of The Operation Burnham Report

One unspoken rule of thumb in any official public inquiry is : whatever you do, don’t conclude you were made to listen to “a litany of lies” even if the evidence of a deliberate cover-up is right there under your nose. In that respect, the report ... More>>


Horizon Research Limited: How Judith Collins Stopped The Bleeding

Horizon Research includes questions on voting from time to time in its surveys – for both forthcoming referenda and general elections. More>>

Your Vote 2020: Bringing Election Coverage To Viewers Across TVNZ Channels And Platforms

As New Zealand gets ready to head to the ballot box this September, 1 NEWS is bringing voters comprehensive coverage and analysis of this year’s General Election. TVNZ’s coverage will draw on the depth of experience held across the 1 NEWS team, says Graeme ... More>>

Economy: 30% Believe Households Worse Off, 298,000 Expect To Lose Jobs

64% of New Zealanders feel the economic position of their households is the same or better than a year ago – and 30% think it is worse or much worse, while 298,000 think they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months. Households’ perceptions ... More>>

State Services Commission: Findings Of Investigation Into COVID-19 Active Cases Privacy Breach

Deputy State Services Commissioner Helene Quilter has today announced the findings of an investigation into a breach of privacy regarding sensitive personal information. The investigation looked into who or what caused the disclosure of the information, ... More>>

International Security: New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

The New Zealand Government has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and made a number of other changes in light of China’s decision to pass a national security law for Hong Kong, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says. More>>






InfoPages News Channels