Hon Simon Bridges

MP for Tauranga

In the current National-led Government, Hon Simon Bridges MP is Minister for Economic Development, Minister of Transport, Minister for Communications, Associate Minister of Finance, and Deputy Leader of the House.

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Weekend Sun column

Fri 20 Jan 2017

As we launch into 2017, and what will be another busy year, we can have confidence New Zealand is on the right track.

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Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened a new section of State Highway 3 north of Normanby that will improve both capacity and safety on a critically important route for the Taranaki region. The $17.6 million project was identified as a priority in the 2012-2015 Regional Land Transport Programme for Taranaki.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges turned the first sod for the $1.98 million Te Tuaiwi cycleway at Whanganui Intermediate School today. “Te Tuaiwi will connect existing cycleways to provide safer access to the centre of the city and allow the 3,500 students living within 500m of the route to cycle to school in the morning,” Mr Bridges.
New Zealand will join Australia in a world-leading satellite technology test-bed, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced in Queenstown today. The New Zealand and Australian Governments will be partners in a two-year trial of Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS), and an associated programme of trials.