CORIE HADDOCK LABOUR PARTY
JONATHAN YOUNG NATIONAL PARTY
Infrastructure investment is significant for Taranaki. $230 million will ensure we will have a safer and quicker journey over SH3. We’ve completed the Northern outlet in 2016. Rolling out ultrafast broadband and building a new Taranaki Base Hospital means we have world-class services. Making Mt Taranaki predator-free is a significant environmental project. 4000 Taranaki children live in poverty. Not addressing this dooms our future. We will: increase health funding, including more affordable GP visits, ensure all rental properties are warm, dry and safe; increase education funding, lift wages - since 2008, average wages in Taranaki increased by 20 per cent, compared with 53 per cent under the last Labour government.
HOWIE TAMATI MA¯ ORI PARTY
Suicide is a serious issue in Taranaki, particularly among our rangatahi. Alarmingly most of these young people are Ma¯ori. The Ma¯ori Party will have counsellors in all secondary schools, provide kaupapa Maori mental health residential and communitybased programmes, expand a rangatahi suicide prevention strategy and resource wha¯nau to be equipped to develop their own solutions.
DR STUART BRAMHALL GREEN PARTY
The Green Party proposal to create a Green Infrastructure Fund is most likely to benefit Taranaki by creating good paying jobs in the cleantech sector. The Fund will be a source of low interest government loans designed to attract private investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency technology.