Phil Twyford

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Phil Twyford said : “Backing our regions for recovery is one part of our plan to keep New Zealand moving, complementing our long-term infrastructure plan to provide a pipeline of projects across state housing, transport, schools hospitals, waste and water, and our free apprenticeships and trades training to build a workforce for the future,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 18, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Backing our regions for recovery is one part of our plan to keep New Zealand moving, complementing our long-term infrastructure plan to provide a pipeline of projects across state housing, transport, schools hospitals, waste and water, and our free apprenticeships and trades training to build a workforce for the future," "We stand on our record of investment in our regions, including spending $8 billion through the New Zealand Upgrade programme. This includes more than $200m to improve Wellington’s rail network, including work on the Wairarapa line and a second platform for the station here in Featherston" External link

voxy Friday, September 18, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The final GPS supports our Government’s five-point plan for economic recovery by confirming our record investments in transport infrastructure and services to create jobs," External link

voxy Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Safety remains our Government's top priority and we're aiming to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on the road by 40 percent by investing $10 billion in our Road to Zero strategy," "That means on average $1 billion a year being spent on better resourcing the police on our roads, safety infrastructure like median barriers, and public safety campaigns" External link

newshub Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Am I concerned that anyone is harvesting information from the internet about the family members of politicians, let alone a foreign government? Am I disturbed by that? Yes I'm horrified," External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The use of raw materials such as wood offers a chance for the government to reduce its carbon emissions, boost our wood processing sector, create jobs in the regions and utilise a sustainable resource – our forests,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The use of raw materials such as wood offers a chance for the government to reduce its carbon emissions, boost our wood processing sector, create jobs in the regions and utilise a sustainable resource – our forests,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “This money will be spent back in the community meaning it will benefit the wider economy at the same time. Paying the Living Wage to contracted workers is a win for everyone,” External link

Stuff Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our record investments in rail will help take pressure off our roads by moving more freight to rail. It's going to take more than a few years to undo a decade of neglect," External link

Stuff Monday, September 7, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our record investments in rail will help take pressure off our roads by moving more freight to rail. It's going to take more than a few years to undo a decade of neglect," External link

newshub Monday, September 7, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "While Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s settlement has given everyone certainty to the cost and completion date, it’s simply not good enough that this project has repeatedly had delays and increased costs," External link

voxy Friday, August 21, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our policy is that light metro is the form of rapid transit that Auckland needs,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : ”A light metro system just like you see in places like London or Tokyo is faster and more efficient, giving workers and communities quicker commutes. “This means more people will use it, which will help free up the roads and reduce Auckland’s emissions more than a street car model would,” “It’s also safer as it doesn’t compete with pedestrians and other cars on the road. On top of that, the urban development potential around the stations is improved with more people using it, which gives businesses better opportunities as well,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "On top of that, KiwiRail and Waka Kotahi have also completed upgrades to 17 level crossings around the country, with another 20 to be completed before the middle of next year. They are also looking ahead to what could be in the next phase of upgrades," External link

voxy Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The people we have lost are more than a statistic. They are friends, whÄnau and colleagues. Each one has a story and has left loved ones who are grieving their loss," External link

voxy Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Waka Kotahi will have the funding needed to keep building infrastructure despite lower revenue being collected from petrol excise duty and road user charges due to Covid,” External link

Stuff Friday, August 7, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There's no delay, our Government has committed and fully funded a second Mt Victoria Tunnel unlike the former National Government who for nine years did nothing in Wellington apart from trying to impose a giant concrete flyover on Wellingtonians and they failed at that" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The planned new developments include a town centre, public facilities such as parks and reserves, a park and ride, a secondary school, a community pool and a Western Bay of Plenty Council service centre. The urbanisation work includes footpath/cycleway facilities, new bus stops and shelters, intersection upgrades, roundabout installations, service relocations, water main installation and upgrades to street lighting and storm water pipes," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are creating safer, healthier and more accessible cities where people of all ages and abilities can choose to bike every day," External link

voxy Friday, July 31, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Looking back on it, people recognise that we set an ambitious target," "We failed to get the traction that we needed to in the early year or two, but our Government hasn't stepped away from the need to tackle the housing crisis" External link

newshub Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This Bill is an important step in ensuring all New Zealanders can live in well-connected communities that provide the housing options, jobs, green spaces, shops and community facilities they need to thrive," External link

voxy Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “It has driven up the price of land and housing, and been a big driver behind the housing crisis. When overly restrictive planning creates an artificial scarcity of land on the outskirts of our cities, or floor space because of density limits in our city centres, house prices are driven up and people are denied housing options,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "we want to grow a cluster of large agritech firms that can take on the world, and build on New Zealand's agricultural strength" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “We want to grow a cluster of large agritech firms that can take on the world, and build on New Zealand’s agricultural strength,” “Our Government believes we can grow the agritech sector into a stronger economic contributor, increase agritech exports, and advance sustainable primary production in New Zealand” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Strategy ) : “I am also launching a refreshed Industry Strategy that takes account of the response to COVID-19. The development of Industry Transformation Plans remains critical to scaling up highly productive and internationally competitive firms,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "There's a real prospect of projects falling over, that's why the Government's come to the party, we're protecting people's jobs," External link

newshub Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Recreational boating is New Zealand’s largest maritime sector group with over 1.5 million people involved and today’s boost will also support water safety and outdoor safety awareness. This is especially important given last year’s spike in boating-related deaths,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our Government recognises the event sector will play an important role in helping connect our communities as we all work to rebuild following COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 13, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "I'm very disappointed and frustrated. We've put a lot of work into this, Aucklanders want it," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

smh Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

watoday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “I’d like to thank NZ Infra and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for their work and innovative proposals,” “Either would have created hundreds of jobs and resulted in an Auckland metro that offered Aucklanders a 30 minute trip from the CBD to the Airport” External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport and the Treasury will also engage with NZ Infra and Waka Kotahi about how work done on this project can support the next phase," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Despite extensive cross-party consultation, Government parties were unable to reach agreement on a preferred proposal," "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport and the Treasury will also engage with NZ Infra and Waka Kotahi about how work done on this project can support the next phase," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport and the Treasury will report back after the general election on the best option for this project to be delivered by the public sector," External link

newshub Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "At this stage it is hard to know the extent to which COVID-19 will affect the Auckland events, however there is likely to be some impact," "Our Government is highly motivated to ensure the 36th America’s Cup goes ahead as it will create massive economic spin-offs for New Zealand" External link

newshub Friday, June 19, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "As such, I have never visited the Transmission Gully site to date," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The Government and Auckland Council have made significant commitments and investments in building infrastructure for the event,” “The America’s Cup would not be able to go ahead unless these international syndicate teams are allowed entry into New Zealand” External link

tribtown Friday, June 12, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "The America's Cup would not be able to go ahead unless these international syndicate teams are allowed entry into New Zealand," "Approving these border exemptions allows the teams to start setting up their bases, and carry on key design and boat testing that can be progressed from our shores in New Zealand" External link

newshub Friday, June 12, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We expect demand to increase as the economy starts up again," External link

newshub Friday, June 12, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The America's Cup would not be able to go ahead unless these international syndicate teams are allowed entry into New Zealand," External link

wsau Friday, June 12, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The New Zealand border remains closed and public health remains the government’s number one priority in making border exemption decisions,” External link

guardian Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The decision on Auckland light rail was on hold for a number of weeks while the Cabinet was fully focused on Covid-19," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There will be ample opportunity for New Zealand and overseas firms to bid for the design, the construction and the delivery of the project," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "You'll have to ask them that," External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "At this stage, it is hard to know the extent to which COVID-19 will affect the 36th America's Cup in Auckland, however there is likely to be some impact," "The Government is highly motivated to see the 36th America's Cup go ahead. However, critical factors, including restrictions on gatherings, and any restrictions for borders both here and internationally, still have to be worked through" External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "At this stage it is hard to know the extent to which COVID-19 will affect the 36th America's Cup in Auckland, however there is likely to be some impact," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We need to keep New Zealand businesses going, workers in jobs and regional economies afloat and viable, while at the same time ensuring the health of our country is not compromised," External link

voxy Friday, May 22, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We need to keep New Zealand businesses going, workers in jobs and regional economies afloat and viable, while at the same time ensuring the health of our country is not compromised," External link

nzherald Friday, May 22, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “We need to keep New Zealand businesses going, workers in jobs and regional economies afloat and viable, while at the same time ensuring the health of our country is not compromised,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The initiatives announced today will create more than 400 local jobs in the regions and will help redeploy displaced workers into alternative employment over the next three to six months,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "At this stage it is hard to know the extent to which COVID-19 will affect the 36th Americas Cup in Auckland, however there is likely to be some impact," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “I want to thank everyone who came forward to share their stories and experiences. I know in many cases it won’t have been easy, but your contribution will make a real difference,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The implication that they aren't getting on with it and can't deliver because of unsubstantiated rumours about one project is ridiculous," "We're working with the industry through the Construction Sector Accord to make sure we have the workforce needed to build economy-boosting and job-creating projects around the country" External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 4, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The implication that they aren't getting on with it and can't deliver because of unsubstantiated rumours about one project is ridiculous," "We're working with the industry through the Construction Sector Accord to make sure we have the workforce needed to build economy-boosting and job-creating projects around the country" External link

nzherald Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Law enforcement and border control authorities are very focused on stamping out the virus to protect the health of the country, which will in turn protect the health of businesses and workers’ jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The Avsec teams are drawn from airports in Dunedin, Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. The officers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will join Police to also visit hotels where people are being held in quarantine and isolation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "People shouldn't have to worry about getting fined for having an expired document if driving to use essential services or as an essential worker during the COVID-19 alert level 4 lockdown," External link

newshub Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "People shouldn’t have to worry about getting fined for having an expired document if driving to use essential services or as an essential worker during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown," External link

voxy Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The extension will give people and businesses plenty of time after the lockdown to renew their documents without putting extra pressure on them when they are already likely to be stressed," External link

voxy Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Government needs to have strong organisations capable of making these big projects happen," "That capacity simply didn't exist. We didn't have the levers to do what we wanted to do," External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The decision to bring payments forward will provide financial relief through the four-week lockdown period to enable suppliers to retain their workforces, ensuring they can quickly re-start work and be in a strong position to respond to any future Government infrastructure packages," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focused on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders first and foremost, and we need to get through the lockdown and out the other side of this pandemic," "However, the Government is also planning ahead for when that time comes" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The decision to bring payments forward will provide financial relief through the four-week lockdown period to enable suppliers to retain their workforces, ensuring they can quickly restart work and be in a strong position to respond to any future Government infrastructure packages," "While we’ve put the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders first by going hard and early with our response to the pandemic, we are also planning for the post-lockdown economy" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focused on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders first and foremost, and we need to get through the lockdown and out the other side of this pandemic," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focused on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders first and foremost, and we need to get through the lockdown and out the other side of this pandemic. However, the Government is also planning ahead for when that time comes," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focusing on maintaining good stocks of all essential medicines, equipment and critical products," "There is huge demand right now for air freight from both our importers and exporters" External link

newshub Monday, March 30, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focusing on maintaining good stocks of all essential medicines, equipment and critical products. By supporting the aviation sector, our Government is keeping open key air channels to international markets," "We are stepping in to make sure our exporters can get their goods to market so they can continue to support jobs and the economy," External link

Stuff Monday, March 30, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says ( about New Zealand Trade ) : “This is one of a number of funding arrangements we’re rolling out to support New Zealand’s aviation system and I will be making further announcements shortly,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 30, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Government is working with airlines and air freight operators to ensure New Zealand's key air freight channels remain open for high priority goods," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We recognise how important it is to continue the flow of critical imports like medicine, and also support our exporters to ensure New Zealand is well-placed to respond to the recovery when it comes," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The Government is working with airlines and air freight operators to ensure New Zealand’s key air freight channels remain open for high priority goods. We recognise how important it is to continue the flow of critical imports like medicine, and also support our exporters to ensure New Zealand is well-placed to respond to the recovery when it comes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Government were able to move quickly and help because of the leadership shown by local government, industry and iwi - that leadership was critical," "It made it easy for us to support the region" External link

voxy Friday, March 20, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Forestry was one of the first industries to be seriously impacted by Covid-19 but by keeping the infrastructure and workforce of the sector intact, we hope it will be one of the first to recover," External link

nzherald Friday, March 20, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Forestry was one of the first industries to be seriously impacted by COVID-19 but by keeping the infrastructure and workforce of the sector intact, we hope it will be one of the first to recover," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's essentially a six-month holiday on charges that they normally pay," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are moving quickly to help by stepping in to fund things like traffic control and security screening that the aviation industry normally pay themselves," "Further initiatives will be developed with the sector to keep critical air freight flowing and our airports open," External link

4-traders Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are moving quickly to help by stepping in to fund things like traffic control and security screening that the aviation industry normally pays for themselves and stopping any increases to fees for the next year," "These first steps are designed to ensure the essentials of the aviation system continue to run, help keep airlines in New Zealand and encourage them to increase services faster during the eventual recovery" External link

newshub Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This is just the start and further initiatives will be developed with the sector to keep critical air freight flowing and our airports open," External link

newshub Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There is provision in the public transport infrastructure budget line in the GPS for all public transport infrastructure including the light rail project," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

voxy Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We've made great progress addressing the infrastructure deficit that we inherited when we took office through the revenue that's been generated over the last three years," "We're in a position to now commit $48 billion in transport infrastructure and subsidising transport services like buses in our cities, for example, alongside the $6.8 billion committed through NZ Upgrade Programme - so that's a record $54 billion that we're committing" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Given how both rail and coastal shipping help take pressure off our roads and produce less emissions, we are looking to fund both in GPS 2021," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Safety remains our Government's top priority and we're planning to invest $10 billion in our strategy to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on the road by 40 percent," "In the first three years alone, Road to Zero will invest nearly $3 billion in safety infrastructure like median barriers, safety campaigns and road policing" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There is provision in the public transport infrastructure budget line in the GPS for all public transport infrastructure including the light rail project," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "The idea is you would link two of the most important housing markets and job markets in New Zealand," External link

Stuff Friday, March 13, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport also has work underway to investigate options for rapid rail between Hamilton and Auckland," External link

voxy Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I've asked them to provide their asset management plan to my officials to be assessed," "The airport's compliance with its runway maintenance requirements is also the subject of ongoing assessment by the CAA in its independent regulatory role" External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're not looking at cash injections other than what the welfare system already provides," "MSD are really active on the ground providing job seeker grants and other hardship systems to people also working with employers and employees to match people to jobs" External link

newshub Monday, March 9, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I look forward to going over the research, but it's common sense that if you restrict land, house prices will go up" External link

nzherald Friday, March 6, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our Government is investing $2.4 billion in roads and rail to unlock growth in South Auckland and support a new town at Drury, as well as further development at Paerata, Pukekohe and Karaka," External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "This is a break from the ad hoc way we have previously planned our towns and suburbs," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford adds : "A new town at Drury will need schools and social and health services, and talks [on] future amenities are under way between government departments," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're not looking at cash injections other than what the welfare system already provides," "MSD are really active on the ground providing job seeker grants and other hardship systems to people also working with employers and employees to match people to jobs" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our Government's economic response to Covid-19 is focused on protecting jobs and supporting impacted workers and businesses. Because of the underlying momentum in our economy, the Government's surplus and low debt, we can bounce back to the strong level of growth seen before the coronavirus appeared," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "To help protect jobs, Cabinet yesterday agreed to provide an extra $4 million to bolster the Regional Business Partners programme to help businesses around the country impacted by COVID-19 with practical advice on issues such as payroll and liaising with Inland Revenue on tax payments," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “We are creating safer, healthier and more accessible cities where people of all ages and abilities can choose to bike every day,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Where's the money coming from? They've promised to cut fuel taxes. They promised whole lot of highways but they're cutting the fuel taxes," External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "All of the mayors and the chair of the Wellington Regional Council unanimously supported Let's Get Wellington Moving, noone wants to renegotiate, not even Any Foster," External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Association ) : "New Zealand’s interactive media sector grew by 42 per cent in last financial year to $203.4 million, according to the NZ Game Developers Association’s 2019 industry survey," External link

voxy Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are also helping the industry directly address its skill shortages through our reform of vocational education. The game development industry will for the first time be able to influence training and the type of courses offered by vocational education providers through the formation of new Work Development Councils," External link

voxy Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We have rebalanced the whole programme and this package reflects that. It is walking and cycling, it's public transport, it's roads, it's rail and it's all over the country," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We must look to the future as we design this critical infrastructure," "The projects have also been redesigned and future-proofed to include provision for public transport and walking and cycling" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Penlink will open up more growth north of Auckland and connect Whangaparoa residents to the successful northern busway" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We must look to the future as we design this critical infrastructure," "The projects have also been redesigned and future-proofed to include provision for public transport and walking and cycling" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Questions about government procurement will be considered as part of this work," External link

nzherald Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Creative and cultural events have historically received less support under the Major Events Fund than sporting events. We recognise creative and cultural events often have a different path to success, which is why we have established the Incubator to support this growth and development," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "In 10 years' time, our kids won't have to own a car to live and work in this city - that's not science fiction," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "It's a very real problem that this report highlights," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "We've been running a process over the last few months looking at the proposal that the New Zealand Super Fund with their Canadian partners have put forward and also looking in parallel to that at a more conventional public-private partnership (PPP) or design-and-build approach," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We look forward to all those with an interest in the future of vaping regulation in this country to have their say at the select committee process that will begin later this year," External link

newshub Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "Vaping should be available for smokers who choose to utilise it as a quit tool whilst ensuring these nicotine products are not marketed or sold to children and young people," External link

newshub Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "A 3.5km shared path for pedestrians and cyclists between Papakura and Takanini will connect with other walkways, giving more options for kids and commuters," External link

voxy Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our understanding of space activities and how the requirements of the OSHAA apply has matured since the Act was implemented and these principles reflect that," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about The Lord ) : "The series based on Lord of the Rings is an unprecedented opportunity for West Auckland, creating jobs and spin-off industries. This partnership is great news for West Auckland," External link

voxy Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Tourism is now the fastest growing part of the economy on the Coast and safe, reliable access is necessary to ensure it continues to grow," External link

Stuff Friday, December 13, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Building alternative transport options for people and freight is a vital part of achieving the Government’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050. It also helps make our roads safer by reducing the numbers of cars and trucks on our roads," External link

voxy Friday, December 13, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Building alternative transport options for people and freight is a vital part of achieving the Government’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050. It also helps make our roads safer by reducing the numbers of cars and trucks on our roads," External link

voxy Friday, December 13, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "Just co-funding a list of projects or building some state highways is not going to cut it for Auckland in the 21st century," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Double tracking the rail line between Trentham and Upper Hutt has been talked about since the 1950s. Our Government is getting on with this important infrastructure upgrade," External link

voxy Monday, December 9, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We’re taking a long-term view and investing in rail around the country to get our cities moving, help transition to a zero-carbon economy and to support our regions," External link

voxy Monday, December 9, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I carefully consider all space activity on a case-by-case basis to ensure they are safe, sustainable, and responsible, and meet our regulatory requirements," External link

nzherald Friday, November 29, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I carefully consider all space activity on a case-by-case basis to ensure they are safe, sustainable, and responsible, and meet our regulatory requirements," External link

nzherald Friday, November 29, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "These scholarships give our students the opportunity to learn from the best in the space technology field and bring the skills and experience they gain back to New Zealand," External link

voxy Friday, November 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The internship experience will equip our students with the skills and connections they need for space and other high-tech industries," External link

voxy Friday, November 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "I have not directly communicated my statement made to the NZ Herald to Andy Foster. I look forward to meeting the new Wellington mayor in coming weeks to discuss Wellington transport matters," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "I have not directly communicated my statement made to the NZ Herald to Andy Foster. I look forward to meeting the new Wellington mayor in coming weeks to discuss Wellington transport matters," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Patrick Reynolds ) : "Patrick Reynolds brings much needed expertise in urban and public transport to the NZTA Board" External link

Stuff Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "New Zealand has a space economy that is really taking off," External link

nzherald Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The findings of this report show that New Zealand is extremely well-placed to increase its share in the NZ$647 billion global space economy," External link

voxy Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "Since then, I have reviewed my correspondence, and in May, in response to my request that he stay on the board for a short time, Mark Darrow said he would be interested in staying on for a second term," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "It was one letter that I received six months ago," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "As I said, I had discussions with several of them about staying on at my request for continuity reasons and several of them I think indicated a willingness to do that, but not all of them were in fact required to stay on," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I have also asked the Ministry of Transport to investigate options for business support in relation to other public transport projects, so that clear support and criteria is known from now on at the beginning of future projects," External link

voxy Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Hardship grants will only be paid to businesses negatively affected by the delay in construction and the businesses will need to open their books to demonstrate they were commercially viable before the works started," External link

Stuff Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Chris Bishop ) : "I stand by my statement in the House that NZTA did not complete an assessment of the NZ Infra proposal using standard Treasury methodology, as Chris Bishop asked," "Aucklanders are simply not interested in tit for tat squabbles between NZTA and NZ infra [The Super Fund and it's Canadian partner], the project is too important for that and they want the best proposal built. That's why the two options will now be independently assessed by the Ministry of Transport," External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Successive Governments have recognised discussions on Cabinet decisions need to take place in confidence to ensure the best decision is made," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Successive Governments have recognised discussions on Cabinet decisions need to take place in confidence to ensure the best decision is made," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "In a coalition government we discuss all major policy decisions with our support parties, and Let's Get Wellington Moving was no different," "Successive Governments have recognised discussions on Cabinet decisions need to take place in confidence to ensure the best decision is made" External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford responded : "stand by his statement that no one on the New Zealand Transport Agency board asked to stay on?" External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We need to plan and invest in the kind of growth that will preserve the character of Queenstown and the wider district, and make it liveable for the people who go to work every day and keep the economy humming," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The paragraph you're referring to is about the idea of special legislation, it was never the intention that light rail would be construction ready in 2020," External link

Stuff Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Government is closely monitoring the situation with the fire at the NZ International Convention Centre and is thankful that everyone is now safe," "At this stage we do not know the cause or the extent of the damage. The priority is still on making sure the fire is contained, and that our first responders and members of the public are kept safe" External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Cabinet – which NZ First is very much a part of – agreed to a market process to find the best option to build light rail in Auckland," External link

nzherald Monday, October 21, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The NZ Infra proposal was progressed following a rigorous investigation into its merits," "At the same time the Transport Agency is preparing its own proposal and Cabinet will decide which is the best option for Aucklanders and for New Zealand taxpayers in February" External link

nzherald Monday, October 21, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our Government makes no apologies for wanting to fully investigate the NZ Infra proposal," "Light rail will be a generational change for Auckland and we want the best outcome for Aucklanders and for taxpayers. We're taking the time to work with the private sector to get a project right," External link

Stuff Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We've seen a massive blowout in deaths and injuries on our roads over the last decade and the systemic failure of NZTA's regulatory role, in my view, has clearly contributed to that," "But the blowout in deaths and injuries on the roads, the causes go wider than just NZTA's regulatory function... That's why we've made safety the number one priority" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : “There are real lessons to be learned so we can have confidence in NZTA. We’re cleaning up a mess here,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "When this issue was brought to my attention I was seriously concerned about the scope and seriousness of the failures that have occurred," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It found that previous transport ministers had directed NZTA to focus on ‘building roads’ at the expense of keeping people safe," "Safety is our Government’s top transport priority and we’re getting the Transport Agency back on track" External link

voxy Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The road from Ōtaki to the north of Levin has one of the highest accident rates in the country and these life-saving upgrades help reduce it," External link

Stuff Friday, October 4, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “I know that some local residents favoured a four-lane motorway, but the cost and economic value of that simply doesn’t stack up. We can’t go back to the days of spending 40 per cent of the transport budget on just a few projects while the number of deaths and serious injuries increase every year,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 4, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The road from Ōtaki to the north of Levin has one of the highest accident rates in the country and these life-saving upgrades help reduce it," External link

Stuff Friday, October 4, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I know that some local residents favoured a four-lane motorway, but the cost and economic value of that simply doesn’t stack up. We can’t go back to the days of spending 40 per cent of the transport budget on just a few projects while the number of deaths and serious injuries increase every year," External link

voxy Friday, October 4, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "We want them to make sure that the contract for a construction project can actually be done on time and on budget," External link

newshub Sunday, September 29, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The Ministry of Transport will lead the review, and has appointed independent specialists RDC Group and barrister Rachael Schmidt-McCleave to provide external support. I expect the review to be completed before the end of the year,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport will lead the review, and has appointed independent specialists RDC Group and barrister Rachael Schmidt-McCleave to provide external support. I expect the review to be completed before the end of the year," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford dijo ( about Tierra Media ) : "Es una pieza sumamente importante de la cultura popular" "Y ahora también tiene un lugar especial en los corazones neozelandeses. Somos parte de la Tierra Media" External link

wsoctv Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister8.45%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
transport minister4.46%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
housing minister2.11%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
new transport minister0.94%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
new housing minister0.70%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
labour minister0.47%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
urban development minister0.47%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
housing and urban development minister0.47%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
mp5.16%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
labour mp3.99%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
spokesman22.07%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
issues spokesman1.17%EN10/19/201719/10/2017
housing spokesperson5.87%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
spokesperson5.16%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
travailliste0.47%FR09/25/201725/09/2017
director0.47%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
housing spokesman32.39%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
spokesmen0.23%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
manager1.41%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
chairman0.23%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
opposition housing spokesman0.47%EN09/25/201625/09/2016
labour party mp0.70%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
prominent labour mp0.23%EN07/25/201625/07/2016
issues spokesperson0.23%EN06/27/201627/06/2016
labour spokesman0.23%EN05/27/201627/05/2016
transport spokesman0.70%EN09/01/201401/09/2014
transport spokesman0.23%SA08/24/201424/08/2014
transport spokesperson0.23%EN08/23/201423/08/2014
shadow transport minister0.23%EN08/18/201418/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Phil TwyfordEN99.03%
Phil TwyfordFR0.65%
Phil TwyfordSA0.32%


 
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Phil Twyford said : “Backing our regions for recovery is one part of our plan to keep New Zealand moving, complementing our long-term infrastructure plan to provide a pipeline of projects across state housing, transport, schools hospitals, waste and water, and our free apprenticeships and trades training to build a workforce for the future,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 18, 2020 7:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Backing our regions for recovery is one part of our plan to keep New Zealand moving, complementing our long-term infrastructure plan to provide a pipeline of projects across state housing, transport, schools hospitals, waste and water, and our free apprenticeships and trades training to build a workforce for the future," "We stand on our record of investment in our regions, including spending $8 billion through the New Zealand Upgrade programme. This includes more than $200m to improve Wellington’s rail network, including work on the Wairarapa line and a second platform for the station here in Featherston" External link

voxy Friday, September 18, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The final GPS supports our Government’s five-point plan for economic recovery by confirming our record investments in transport infrastructure and services to create jobs," External link

voxy Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Safety remains our Government's top priority and we're aiming to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on the road by 40 percent by investing $10 billion in our Road to Zero strategy," "That means on average $1 billion a year being spent on better resourcing the police on our roads, safety infrastructure like median barriers, and public safety campaigns" External link

newshub Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Am I concerned that anyone is harvesting information from the internet about the family members of politicians, let alone a foreign government? Am I disturbed by that? Yes I'm horrified," External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The use of raw materials such as wood offers a chance for the government to reduce its carbon emissions, boost our wood processing sector, create jobs in the regions and utilise a sustainable resource – our forests,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The use of raw materials such as wood offers a chance for the government to reduce its carbon emissions, boost our wood processing sector, create jobs in the regions and utilise a sustainable resource – our forests,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “This money will be spent back in the community meaning it will benefit the wider economy at the same time. Paying the Living Wage to contracted workers is a win for everyone,” External link

Stuff Saturday, September 12, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our record investments in rail will help take pressure off our roads by moving more freight to rail. It's going to take more than a few years to undo a decade of neglect," External link

Stuff Monday, September 7, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our record investments in rail will help take pressure off our roads by moving more freight to rail. It's going to take more than a few years to undo a decade of neglect," External link

newshub Monday, September 7, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "While Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s settlement has given everyone certainty to the cost and completion date, it’s simply not good enough that this project has repeatedly had delays and increased costs," External link

voxy Friday, August 21, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our policy is that light metro is the form of rapid transit that Auckland needs,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : ”A light metro system just like you see in places like London or Tokyo is faster and more efficient, giving workers and communities quicker commutes. “This means more people will use it, which will help free up the roads and reduce Auckland’s emissions more than a street car model would,” “It’s also safer as it doesn’t compete with pedestrians and other cars on the road. On top of that, the urban development potential around the stations is improved with more people using it, which gives businesses better opportunities as well,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "On top of that, KiwiRail and Waka Kotahi have also completed upgrades to 17 level crossings around the country, with another 20 to be completed before the middle of next year. They are also looking ahead to what could be in the next phase of upgrades," External link

voxy Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The people we have lost are more than a statistic. They are friends, whÄnau and colleagues. Each one has a story and has left loved ones who are grieving their loss," External link

voxy Sunday, August 9, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Waka Kotahi will have the funding needed to keep building infrastructure despite lower revenue being collected from petrol excise duty and road user charges due to Covid,” External link

Stuff Friday, August 7, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There's no delay, our Government has committed and fully funded a second Mt Victoria Tunnel unlike the former National Government who for nine years did nothing in Wellington apart from trying to impose a giant concrete flyover on Wellingtonians and they failed at that" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The planned new developments include a town centre, public facilities such as parks and reserves, a park and ride, a secondary school, a community pool and a Western Bay of Plenty Council service centre. The urbanisation work includes footpath/cycleway facilities, new bus stops and shelters, intersection upgrades, roundabout installations, service relocations, water main installation and upgrades to street lighting and storm water pipes," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are creating safer, healthier and more accessible cities where people of all ages and abilities can choose to bike every day," External link

voxy Friday, July 31, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Looking back on it, people recognise that we set an ambitious target," "We failed to get the traction that we needed to in the early year or two, but our Government hasn't stepped away from the need to tackle the housing crisis" External link

newshub Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This Bill is an important step in ensuring all New Zealanders can live in well-connected communities that provide the housing options, jobs, green spaces, shops and community facilities they need to thrive," External link

voxy Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “It has driven up the price of land and housing, and been a big driver behind the housing crisis. When overly restrictive planning creates an artificial scarcity of land on the outskirts of our cities, or floor space because of density limits in our city centres, house prices are driven up and people are denied housing options,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "we want to grow a cluster of large agritech firms that can take on the world, and build on New Zealand's agricultural strength" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “We want to grow a cluster of large agritech firms that can take on the world, and build on New Zealand’s agricultural strength,” “Our Government believes we can grow the agritech sector into a stronger economic contributor, increase agritech exports, and advance sustainable primary production in New Zealand” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Strategy ) : “I am also launching a refreshed Industry Strategy that takes account of the response to COVID-19. The development of Industry Transformation Plans remains critical to scaling up highly productive and internationally competitive firms,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "There's a real prospect of projects falling over, that's why the Government's come to the party, we're protecting people's jobs," External link

newshub Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Recreational boating is New Zealand’s largest maritime sector group with over 1.5 million people involved and today’s boost will also support water safety and outdoor safety awareness. This is especially important given last year’s spike in boating-related deaths,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our Government recognises the event sector will play an important role in helping connect our communities as we all work to rebuild following COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 13, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "I'm very disappointed and frustrated. We've put a lot of work into this, Aucklanders want it," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

smh Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

watoday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “I’d like to thank NZ Infra and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for their work and innovative proposals,” “Either would have created hundreds of jobs and resulted in an Auckland metro that offered Aucklanders a 30 minute trip from the CBD to the Airport” External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport and the Treasury will also engage with NZ Infra and Waka Kotahi about how work done on this project can support the next phase," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Despite extensive cross-party consultation, Government parties were unable to reach agreement on a preferred proposal," "The future of the project will now be decided by the government following September's general election" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport and the Treasury will also engage with NZ Infra and Waka Kotahi about how work done on this project can support the next phase," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport and the Treasury will report back after the general election on the best option for this project to be delivered by the public sector," External link

newshub Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "At this stage it is hard to know the extent to which COVID-19 will affect the Auckland events, however there is likely to be some impact," "Our Government is highly motivated to ensure the 36th America’s Cup goes ahead as it will create massive economic spin-offs for New Zealand" External link

newshub Friday, June 19, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "As such, I have never visited the Transmission Gully site to date," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The Government and Auckland Council have made significant commitments and investments in building infrastructure for the event,” “The America’s Cup would not be able to go ahead unless these international syndicate teams are allowed entry into New Zealand” External link

tribtown Friday, June 12, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "The America's Cup would not be able to go ahead unless these international syndicate teams are allowed entry into New Zealand," "Approving these border exemptions allows the teams to start setting up their bases, and carry on key design and boat testing that can be progressed from our shores in New Zealand" External link

newshub Friday, June 12, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We expect demand to increase as the economy starts up again," External link

newshub Friday, June 12, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The America's Cup would not be able to go ahead unless these international syndicate teams are allowed entry into New Zealand," External link

wsau Friday, June 12, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The New Zealand border remains closed and public health remains the government’s number one priority in making border exemption decisions,” External link

guardian Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The decision on Auckland light rail was on hold for a number of weeks while the Cabinet was fully focused on Covid-19," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There will be ample opportunity for New Zealand and overseas firms to bid for the design, the construction and the delivery of the project," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "You'll have to ask them that," External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "At this stage, it is hard to know the extent to which COVID-19 will affect the 36th America's Cup in Auckland, however there is likely to be some impact," "The Government is highly motivated to see the 36th America's Cup go ahead. However, critical factors, including restrictions on gatherings, and any restrictions for borders both here and internationally, still have to be worked through" External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "At this stage it is hard to know the extent to which COVID-19 will affect the 36th America's Cup in Auckland, however there is likely to be some impact," External link

newshub Friday, May 22, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We need to keep New Zealand businesses going, workers in jobs and regional economies afloat and viable, while at the same time ensuring the health of our country is not compromised," External link

voxy Friday, May 22, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We need to keep New Zealand businesses going, workers in jobs and regional economies afloat and viable, while at the same time ensuring the health of our country is not compromised," External link

nzherald Friday, May 22, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “We need to keep New Zealand businesses going, workers in jobs and regional economies afloat and viable, while at the same time ensuring the health of our country is not compromised,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The initiatives announced today will create more than 400 local jobs in the regions and will help redeploy displaced workers into alternative employment over the next three to six months,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "At this stage it is hard to know the extent to which COVID-19 will affect the 36th Americas Cup in Auckland, however there is likely to be some impact," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “I want to thank everyone who came forward to share their stories and experiences. I know in many cases it won’t have been easy, but your contribution will make a real difference,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The implication that they aren't getting on with it and can't deliver because of unsubstantiated rumours about one project is ridiculous," "We're working with the industry through the Construction Sector Accord to make sure we have the workforce needed to build economy-boosting and job-creating projects around the country" External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 4, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The implication that they aren't getting on with it and can't deliver because of unsubstantiated rumours about one project is ridiculous," "We're working with the industry through the Construction Sector Accord to make sure we have the workforce needed to build economy-boosting and job-creating projects around the country" External link

nzherald Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Law enforcement and border control authorities are very focused on stamping out the virus to protect the health of the country, which will in turn protect the health of businesses and workers’ jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The Avsec teams are drawn from airports in Dunedin, Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. The officers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will join Police to also visit hotels where people are being held in quarantine and isolation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 11, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "People shouldn't have to worry about getting fined for having an expired document if driving to use essential services or as an essential worker during the COVID-19 alert level 4 lockdown," External link

newshub Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "People shouldn’t have to worry about getting fined for having an expired document if driving to use essential services or as an essential worker during the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown," External link

voxy Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The extension will give people and businesses plenty of time after the lockdown to renew their documents without putting extra pressure on them when they are already likely to be stressed," External link

voxy Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Government needs to have strong organisations capable of making these big projects happen," "That capacity simply didn't exist. We didn't have the levers to do what we wanted to do," External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The decision to bring payments forward will provide financial relief through the four-week lockdown period to enable suppliers to retain their workforces, ensuring they can quickly re-start work and be in a strong position to respond to any future Government infrastructure packages," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focused on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders first and foremost, and we need to get through the lockdown and out the other side of this pandemic," "However, the Government is also planning ahead for when that time comes" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The decision to bring payments forward will provide financial relief through the four-week lockdown period to enable suppliers to retain their workforces, ensuring they can quickly restart work and be in a strong position to respond to any future Government infrastructure packages," "While we’ve put the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders first by going hard and early with our response to the pandemic, we are also planning for the post-lockdown economy" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focused on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders first and foremost, and we need to get through the lockdown and out the other side of this pandemic," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focused on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders first and foremost, and we need to get through the lockdown and out the other side of this pandemic. However, the Government is also planning ahead for when that time comes," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focusing on maintaining good stocks of all essential medicines, equipment and critical products," "There is huge demand right now for air freight from both our importers and exporters" External link

newshub Monday, March 30, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are focusing on maintaining good stocks of all essential medicines, equipment and critical products. By supporting the aviation sector, our Government is keeping open key air channels to international markets," "We are stepping in to make sure our exporters can get their goods to market so they can continue to support jobs and the economy," External link

Stuff Monday, March 30, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says ( about New Zealand Trade ) : “This is one of a number of funding arrangements we’re rolling out to support New Zealand’s aviation system and I will be making further announcements shortly,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 30, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Government is working with airlines and air freight operators to ensure New Zealand's key air freight channels remain open for high priority goods," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We recognise how important it is to continue the flow of critical imports like medicine, and also support our exporters to ensure New Zealand is well-placed to respond to the recovery when it comes," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The Government is working with airlines and air freight operators to ensure New Zealand’s key air freight channels remain open for high priority goods. We recognise how important it is to continue the flow of critical imports like medicine, and also support our exporters to ensure New Zealand is well-placed to respond to the recovery when it comes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Government were able to move quickly and help because of the leadership shown by local government, industry and iwi - that leadership was critical," "It made it easy for us to support the region" External link

voxy Friday, March 20, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Forestry was one of the first industries to be seriously impacted by Covid-19 but by keeping the infrastructure and workforce of the sector intact, we hope it will be one of the first to recover," External link

nzherald Friday, March 20, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Forestry was one of the first industries to be seriously impacted by COVID-19 but by keeping the infrastructure and workforce of the sector intact, we hope it will be one of the first to recover," External link

Stuff Friday, March 20, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's essentially a six-month holiday on charges that they normally pay," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are moving quickly to help by stepping in to fund things like traffic control and security screening that the aviation industry normally pay themselves," "Further initiatives will be developed with the sector to keep critical air freight flowing and our airports open," External link

4-traders Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are moving quickly to help by stepping in to fund things like traffic control and security screening that the aviation industry normally pays for themselves and stopping any increases to fees for the next year," "These first steps are designed to ensure the essentials of the aviation system continue to run, help keep airlines in New Zealand and encourage them to increase services faster during the eventual recovery" External link

newshub Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This is just the start and further initiatives will be developed with the sector to keep critical air freight flowing and our airports open," External link

newshub Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There is provision in the public transport infrastructure budget line in the GPS for all public transport infrastructure including the light rail project," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

voxy Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We've made great progress addressing the infrastructure deficit that we inherited when we took office through the revenue that's been generated over the last three years," "We're in a position to now commit $48 billion in transport infrastructure and subsidising transport services like buses in our cities, for example, alongside the $6.8 billion committed through NZ Upgrade Programme - so that's a record $54 billion that we're committing" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Given how both rail and coastal shipping help take pressure off our roads and produce less emissions, we are looking to fund both in GPS 2021," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Safety remains our Government's top priority and we're planning to invest $10 billion in our strategy to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on the road by 40 percent," "In the first three years alone, Road to Zero will invest nearly $3 billion in safety infrastructure like median barriers, safety campaigns and road policing" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There is provision in the public transport infrastructure budget line in the GPS for all public transport infrastructure including the light rail project," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This GPS shows our Government is putting the pedal to the metal on our balanced transport policy while committing to a massive infrastructure spend over 10 years," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "The idea is you would link two of the most important housing markets and job markets in New Zealand," External link

Stuff Friday, March 13, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport also has work underway to investigate options for rapid rail between Hamilton and Auckland," External link

voxy Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I've asked them to provide their asset management plan to my officials to be assessed," "The airport's compliance with its runway maintenance requirements is also the subject of ongoing assessment by the CAA in its independent regulatory role" External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're not looking at cash injections other than what the welfare system already provides," "MSD are really active on the ground providing job seeker grants and other hardship systems to people also working with employers and employees to match people to jobs" External link

newshub Monday, March 9, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I look forward to going over the research, but it's common sense that if you restrict land, house prices will go up" External link

nzherald Friday, March 6, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our Government is investing $2.4 billion in roads and rail to unlock growth in South Auckland and support a new town at Drury, as well as further development at Paerata, Pukekohe and Karaka," External link

voxy Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "This is a break from the ad hoc way we have previously planned our towns and suburbs," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford adds : "A new town at Drury will need schools and social and health services, and talks [on] future amenities are under way between government departments," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're not looking at cash injections other than what the welfare system already provides," "MSD are really active on the ground providing job seeker grants and other hardship systems to people also working with employers and employees to match people to jobs" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our Government's economic response to Covid-19 is focused on protecting jobs and supporting impacted workers and businesses. Because of the underlying momentum in our economy, the Government's surplus and low debt, we can bounce back to the strong level of growth seen before the coronavirus appeared," External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "To help protect jobs, Cabinet yesterday agreed to provide an extra $4 million to bolster the Regional Business Partners programme to help businesses around the country impacted by COVID-19 with practical advice on issues such as payroll and liaising with Inland Revenue on tax payments," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 3, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “We are creating safer, healthier and more accessible cities where people of all ages and abilities can choose to bike every day,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Where's the money coming from? They've promised to cut fuel taxes. They promised whole lot of highways but they're cutting the fuel taxes," External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "All of the mayors and the chair of the Wellington Regional Council unanimously supported Let's Get Wellington Moving, noone wants to renegotiate, not even Any Foster," External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Association ) : "New Zealand’s interactive media sector grew by 42 per cent in last financial year to $203.4 million, according to the NZ Game Developers Association’s 2019 industry survey," External link

voxy Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are also helping the industry directly address its skill shortages through our reform of vocational education. The game development industry will for the first time be able to influence training and the type of courses offered by vocational education providers through the formation of new Work Development Councils," External link

voxy Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We have rebalanced the whole programme and this package reflects that. It is walking and cycling, it's public transport, it's roads, it's rail and it's all over the country," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We must look to the future as we design this critical infrastructure," "The projects have also been redesigned and future-proofed to include provision for public transport and walking and cycling" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Penlink will open up more growth north of Auckland and connect Whangaparoa residents to the successful northern busway" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We must look to the future as we design this critical infrastructure," "The projects have also been redesigned and future-proofed to include provision for public transport and walking and cycling" External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Questions about government procurement will be considered as part of this work," External link

nzherald Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Creative and cultural events have historically received less support under the Major Events Fund than sporting events. We recognise creative and cultural events often have a different path to success, which is why we have established the Incubator to support this growth and development," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "In 10 years' time, our kids won't have to own a car to live and work in this city - that's not science fiction," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "It's a very real problem that this report highlights," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "We've been running a process over the last few months looking at the proposal that the New Zealand Super Fund with their Canadian partners have put forward and also looking in parallel to that at a more conventional public-private partnership (PPP) or design-and-build approach," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We look forward to all those with an interest in the future of vaping regulation in this country to have their say at the select committee process that will begin later this year," External link

newshub Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "Vaping should be available for smokers who choose to utilise it as a quit tool whilst ensuring these nicotine products are not marketed or sold to children and young people," External link

newshub Thursday, January 16, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "A 3.5km shared path for pedestrians and cyclists between Papakura and Takanini will connect with other walkways, giving more options for kids and commuters," External link

voxy Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our understanding of space activities and how the requirements of the OSHAA apply has matured since the Act was implemented and these principles reflect that," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about The Lord ) : "The series based on Lord of the Rings is an unprecedented opportunity for West Auckland, creating jobs and spin-off industries. This partnership is great news for West Auckland," External link

voxy Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Tourism is now the fastest growing part of the economy on the Coast and safe, reliable access is necessary to ensure it continues to grow," External link

Stuff Friday, December 13, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Building alternative transport options for people and freight is a vital part of achieving the Government’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050. It also helps make our roads safer by reducing the numbers of cars and trucks on our roads," External link

voxy Friday, December 13, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Building alternative transport options for people and freight is a vital part of achieving the Government’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050. It also helps make our roads safer by reducing the numbers of cars and trucks on our roads," External link

voxy Friday, December 13, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "Just co-funding a list of projects or building some state highways is not going to cut it for Auckland in the 21st century," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Double tracking the rail line between Trentham and Upper Hutt has been talked about since the 1950s. Our Government is getting on with this important infrastructure upgrade," External link

voxy Monday, December 9, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We’re taking a long-term view and investing in rail around the country to get our cities moving, help transition to a zero-carbon economy and to support our regions," External link

voxy Monday, December 9, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I carefully consider all space activity on a case-by-case basis to ensure they are safe, sustainable, and responsible, and meet our regulatory requirements," External link

nzherald Friday, November 29, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I carefully consider all space activity on a case-by-case basis to ensure they are safe, sustainable, and responsible, and meet our regulatory requirements," External link

nzherald Friday, November 29, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "These scholarships give our students the opportunity to learn from the best in the space technology field and bring the skills and experience they gain back to New Zealand," External link

voxy Friday, November 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The internship experience will equip our students with the skills and connections they need for space and other high-tech industries," External link

voxy Friday, November 29, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "I have not directly communicated my statement made to the NZ Herald to Andy Foster. I look forward to meeting the new Wellington mayor in coming weeks to discuss Wellington transport matters," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Andy Foster ) : "I have not directly communicated my statement made to the NZ Herald to Andy Foster. I look forward to meeting the new Wellington mayor in coming weeks to discuss Wellington transport matters," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 27, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Patrick Reynolds ) : "Patrick Reynolds brings much needed expertise in urban and public transport to the NZTA Board" External link

Stuff Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "New Zealand has a space economy that is really taking off," External link

nzherald Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The findings of this report show that New Zealand is extremely well-placed to increase its share in the NZ$647 billion global space economy," External link

voxy Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "Since then, I have reviewed my correspondence, and in May, in response to my request that he stay on the board for a short time, Mark Darrow said he would be interested in staying on for a second term," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "It was one letter that I received six months ago," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "As I said, I had discussions with several of them about staying on at my request for continuity reasons and several of them I think indicated a willingness to do that, but not all of them were in fact required to stay on," External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I have also asked the Ministry of Transport to investigate options for business support in relation to other public transport projects, so that clear support and criteria is known from now on at the beginning of future projects," External link

voxy Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Hardship grants will only be paid to businesses negatively affected by the delay in construction and the businesses will need to open their books to demonstrate they were commercially viable before the works started," External link

Stuff Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Chris Bishop ) : "I stand by my statement in the House that NZTA did not complete an assessment of the NZ Infra proposal using standard Treasury methodology, as Chris Bishop asked," "Aucklanders are simply not interested in tit for tat squabbles between NZTA and NZ infra [The Super Fund and it's Canadian partner], the project is too important for that and they want the best proposal built. That's why the two options will now be independently assessed by the Ministry of Transport," External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Successive Governments have recognised discussions on Cabinet decisions need to take place in confidence to ensure the best decision is made," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Successive Governments have recognised discussions on Cabinet decisions need to take place in confidence to ensure the best decision is made," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "In a coalition government we discuss all major policy decisions with our support parties, and Let's Get Wellington Moving was no different," "Successive Governments have recognised discussions on Cabinet decisions need to take place in confidence to ensure the best decision is made" External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford responded : "stand by his statement that no one on the New Zealand Transport Agency board asked to stay on?" External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We need to plan and invest in the kind of growth that will preserve the character of Queenstown and the wider district, and make it liveable for the people who go to work every day and keep the economy humming," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The paragraph you're referring to is about the idea of special legislation, it was never the intention that light rail would be construction ready in 2020," External link

Stuff Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Government is closely monitoring the situation with the fire at the NZ International Convention Centre and is thankful that everyone is now safe," "At this stage we do not know the cause or the extent of the damage. The priority is still on making sure the fire is contained, and that our first responders and members of the public are kept safe" External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Cabinet – which NZ First is very much a part of – agreed to a market process to find the best option to build light rail in Auckland," External link

nzherald Monday, October 21, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The NZ Infra proposal was progressed following a rigorous investigation into its merits," "At the same time the Transport Agency is preparing its own proposal and Cabinet will decide which is the best option for Aucklanders and for New Zealand taxpayers in February" External link

nzherald Monday, October 21, 2019 3:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our Government makes no apologies for wanting to fully investigate the NZ Infra proposal," "Light rail will be a generational change for Auckland and we want the best outcome for Aucklanders and for taxpayers. We're taking the time to work with the private sector to get a project right," External link

Stuff Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We've seen a massive blowout in deaths and injuries on our roads over the last decade and the systemic failure of NZTA's regulatory role, in my view, has clearly contributed to that," "But the blowout in deaths and injuries on the roads, the causes go wider than just NZTA's regulatory function... That's why we've made safety the number one priority" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : “There are real lessons to be learned so we can have confidence in NZTA. We’re cleaning up a mess here,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "When this issue was brought to my attention I was seriously concerned about the scope and seriousness of the failures that have occurred," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It found that previous transport ministers had directed NZTA to focus on ‘building roads’ at the expense of keeping people safe," "Safety is our Government’s top transport priority and we’re getting the Transport Agency back on track" External link

voxy Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The road from Ōtaki to the north of Levin has one of the highest accident rates in the country and these life-saving upgrades help reduce it," External link

Stuff Friday, October 4, 2019 4:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “I know that some local residents favoured a four-lane motorway, but the cost and economic value of that simply doesn’t stack up. We can’t go back to the days of spending 40 per cent of the transport budget on just a few projects while the number of deaths and serious injuries increase every year,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 4, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The road from Ōtaki to the north of Levin has one of the highest accident rates in the country and these life-saving upgrades help reduce it," External link

Stuff Friday, October 4, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I know that some local residents favoured a four-lane motorway, but the cost and economic value of that simply doesn’t stack up. We can’t go back to the days of spending 40 per cent of the transport budget on just a few projects while the number of deaths and serious injuries increase every year," External link

voxy Friday, October 4, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "We want them to make sure that the contract for a construction project can actually be done on time and on budget," External link

newshub Sunday, September 29, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The Ministry of Transport will lead the review, and has appointed independent specialists RDC Group and barrister Rachael Schmidt-McCleave to provide external support. I expect the review to be completed before the end of the year,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 24, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Ministry of Transport will lead the review, and has appointed independent specialists RDC Group and barrister Rachael Schmidt-McCleave to provide external support. I expect the review to be completed before the end of the year," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford dijo ( about Tierra Media ) : "Es una pieza sumamente importante de la cultura popular" "Y ahora también tiene un lugar especial en los corazones neozelandeses. Somos parte de la Tierra Media" External link

wsoctv Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT



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manager1.41%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
chairman0.23%EN11/08/201608/11/2016
opposition housing spokesman0.47%EN09/25/201625/09/2016
labour party mp0.70%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
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labour spokesman0.23%EN05/27/201627/05/2016
transport spokesman0.70%EN09/01/201401/09/2014
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transport spokesperson0.23%EN08/23/201423/08/2014
shadow transport minister0.23%EN08/18/201418/08/2014
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Phil TwyfordEN99.03%
Phil TwyfordFR0.65%
Phil TwyfordSA0.32%


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