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 24 Jun 2016

On Wednesday evening I attended the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower awards. After a day of competitive events the winner was announced at a gala dinner at Mills Reef Winery. Congratulations to all of those who took part.

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A $25 million package of three road access improvements to Napier port has today been announced by the Government as one of the first actions of Matariki – the Hawke’s Bay Economic Development Strategy.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced a $12 million Government investment to replace the Kirikiri Bridge in the Coromandel to help alleviate frequent flooding in the area. Localised flooding in the Kirikiri area, near Thames has caused frequent damage at times, amplified by the 75-year-old Kirikiri Stream Bridge on State Highway 26.
The final part of the Waikato Expressway will start later this year, with Downer NZ Limited being awarded the contract to build the $115 million Longswamp section, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.