Hon Simon Bridges

MP for Tauranga

In the current National-led Government, Hon Simon Bridges MP is Minister of Energy and Resources, Minister of Transport, Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues, Associate Minister of Justice and Deputy Leader of the House.

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Weekend Sun column

Fri 15 Apr 2016

Last Monday evening I hosted another successful “People’s Question Time” Q&A session at Tauranga Boy’s College. These events are an opportunity for you to come along and tell me your worries and concerns, what the Government is doing well, what we can do better, and discuss plans and priorities for our city.

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Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged Genesis Energy’s continuing commitment to phasing out its two remaining coal units by 2022. “It is clear that this transitional arrangement is a short-term security of supply solution and the removal of the coal units remain a matter of when, not if,” Mr Bridges says.
The Government will invest $278 million to upgrade State Highway 2 between Pokeno and the SH25 intersection, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today. Work will begin this year on the design, consents and property purchase for a long-term overhaul of the road that will be carried out in five stages over several years.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced a $520 million roading package that will transform State Highway 2 (SH2) between Tauranga and Waihi. The package includes: ...