CORIE HADDOCK LABOUR PARTY

North Taranaki Midweek - - MEANWHILE, OUTSIDE AUCKLAND -

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.

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