National’s Forestry Spokesperson, Jo Goodhew, has today announced a re-elected National-led Government will invest $22.5 million over five years to further encourage and support the planting of new forests.
It is now a little over three weeks until the General Election on September 20. My diary is full of opportunities to get out and about in the electorate and meet constituents young and old. I’m really looking forward to talking about the issues that matter to New Zealanders, particularly those in Rangitata.
The National-led Government is increasing the rest home bed subsidy by $10 million a year – a 5 per cent increase – as part of the government's ongoing plan to meet the changing needs of our population.
Public health officers are being given additional powers to hold aeroplanes and ships at the border if there is a sufficient concern that a person on board is infected with the Ebola virus, says Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew.
Two weeks ago the 50th New Zealand Parliament sat for the final time. It was an interesting and busy week of processing legislation, the adjournment debate and a number of valedictory speeches from MPs not standing in this year’s election.
Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew says the results from a trial using remote control technology in tree felling, which could save lives in forestry harvesting operations, show promising results.
In the National-led Government, Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew is Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Senior Citizens, Minister of Women's Affairs, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister for Primary Industries.
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