Phil Twyford

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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 said : “I welcome the NZTA Board’s decision to reallocate funding while the Ministry of Transport evaluates options for Auckland light rail. It means we can crack on with other projects while we take the time to get a multi-billion dollar game-changing infrastructure for Auckland right,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I welcome the NZTA board's decision to reallocate funding while the Ministry of Transport evaluates options for Auckland light rail," "It means we can crack on with other projects while we take the time to get a multi-billion dollar game-changing infrastructure for Auckland right" External link

Stuff Monday, September 23, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "For example, a well-functioning housing market is important for businesses that want their employees to live near their workplaces. A city’s housing market should not be a disincentive for workers to take on a new job. Our Economic Plan also recognises that New Zealand needs to shift investment out of unproductive assets such as housing," External link

voxy Monday, September 23, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

foxcarolina Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Simon Bridges ) : "Simon Bridges' willingness to personally attack New Zealanders who are putting themselves forward to serve on public sector boards is another sign of how increasingly feral the National opposition is becoming," External link

Stuff Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford replied : "What we're doing is cleaning up the mess that National left after nine years of NZTA under National's leadership. " External link

nzherald Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Kāinga Ora is set up so it can work alongside others in a wide variety of ways – enabling and complementing, rather than competing with, the private sector. This will include working with the development sector on large scale urban development projects,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The project will be completed within 18 months and it will ease the pressure on Auckland's transport system that events like hosting APEC will create," External link

newshub Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “I’d like to thank David Smol for remaining on the Board until the appointments have been made and the outgoing members for their work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “It’s a hugely significant piece of popular culture,” “And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth” External link

wishtv Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

usaToday Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:44:00 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

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

hurriyetdailynews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

seattlepi Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This growth in visitor numbers is only possible through the air services arrangements we have put in place, which makes improving them vital to growing the tourism sector," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This project is another example of central and local government working together through the 10-year Auckland Transport Alignment Project to unlock Auckland’s potential," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "These are two of the government departments that are responsible for the biggest build programmes," External link

Stuff Monday, September 16, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford wrote : "It is my very strong expectation that Fullers and Auckland Transport work together collaboratively to progress these initiatives and to resolve pain points," "It is not acceptable that Auckland ferry users do not have a reliable service" External link

Stuff Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The median weekly rental in Queenstown is now $710 – out of range for so many people who get up every day to go to work to provide essential services in this community," External link

Stuff Friday, September 13, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “New Zealand has a warm relationship with Timor-Leste and has played an important role in the new nation since the 1999 referendum for independence” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "As demand grows, it can be expanded to a five-carriage train carrying up to 200 passengers," External link

nzherald Friday, August 23, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The service will initially start with a four-carriage train which can carry 150 passengers – with two morning peak trains and two return afternoon peak trains. As demand grows, it can be expanded to a five-carriage train carrying up to 200 passengers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 23, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our Government is spending more than ever before on transport – around $4 billion a year," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Nigel Gould ) : "I told Mr Gould the CAA was going through some big changes and it would be best to have fresh leadership at this time," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's not possible to do that level of economic modelling" External link

newshub Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about John Tamihere ) : "I think that Mr Tamihere has an extreme case of electionitis," "I have no idea why he would think that the rest of New Zealand would want to shell out billions of dollars extra for Auckland's transport projects at the expense of their own" External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our cities are failing. Restrictive planning is stopping our cities from growing, driving up the price of land and housing, and is one of the big drivers of the housing crisis,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our Government wants councils to take a long-term strategic approach to the growth of their cities. This means joining up transport, housing and infrastructure in a 30-year plan that involves mana whenua and the wider community in a much more hands-on approach to planning,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We have to allow cities to expand in a way that protects our special heritage areas, the natural environment and highly productive land," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It is great to see Kiwi students grabbing hold of this opportunity to learn from some of the best in the space technology field," "There are few places in the world where they could get an experience like this. The government is committed to building an innovative space industry in New Zealand and the skills, knowledge and connections interns will bring home and share will help us build our space capability and inspire more young people to get involved in the sector," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The first four interns have described an amazing and valuable experience, and I am pleased to see this opportunity extended to Finbar, Lynley and Sam," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "If we were to increase our global market share by just .01 percent that's another $258 million a year," External link

newshub Monday, August 19, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "It's not unrealistic to think, with good policies and the Government and industry working together this could be a billion-dollar a year industry," External link

newshub Monday, August 19, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It’s exciting to see how the industry has developed in New Zealand already," External link

voxy Monday, August 19, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Work is underway on a cabinet-mandated business case for a modern, rapid rail line connecting Auckland to Hamilton," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “This work is especially important given there are newer, quieter trains running more frequently, meaning more chances for accidents. There were 415 near misses recorded on railway lines across New Zealand last year – any of them could have resulted in a tragedy. Installing safety gates at level crossings is a crucial part of improving safety around rail tracks . We also need to teach people how to be careful around trains – that’s what Rail Safety Week is about,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 12, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Installing safety gates at level crossings is a crucial part of improving safety around rail tracks. We also need to teach people how to be careful around trains - that’s what Rail Safety Week is about," External link

voxy Monday, August 12, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "SkyPath has been talked about for over a decade, but it now has the funding certainty to move ahead," External link

nzherald Friday, August 9, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "It's an active investigation of the CAA's performance in these areas," "I've specifically directed them to look at questions of organisational culture" External link

newshub Sunday, August 4, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "Businesses from one end of the country to the other are affected by those works and there is no precedent for cash payouts," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "It's basically business support and advisory services, it does not include cash payouts," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "the Government has received the mayor's proposal and we are considering it" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I know businesses on Albert St have had to endure ongoing disruption and our Government's expectation is that CRL is a good neighbour and helps out," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford tells : "I do recognise the scale and duration of CRL being unique in terms of New Zealand infrastructure projects and note that lateral thinking to find a solution may be called for because of this. I will ask my officials for advice on whether there is any scope for a solution that respects formal processes and welcome any suggestions you have," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The new barriers installed on SH3 have been hit around 40 times, potentially preventing at least that many deaths and serious injuries," "When we first announced the programme, 870km of state highways were included, and now that has been extended to 3,300kms of state highways and local roads over the next three years" External link

newshub Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I understand NZALPA's concerns and I know that there has been an increase in the number of incidents being reported," External link

Stuff Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We think between $3000 and $5000 is what it will cost landlords, if you have to insulate from scratch and put in a heat pump. But we’re going to be providing grants of up to $2000 per property to assist with that" External link

voxy Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "New Zealand has an opportunity to be at the forefront of drone technology with sectors like forestry, agriculture, and conservation already harnessing their abilities," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Safety is our top transport priority and there are a number of initiatives already underway, including looking at potential updates to the rules for using drones," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "It seems from Newshub's story that that's no longer the case, so I'm prepared to take another look at this now," "We'll try and move as quickly as we can to look at the situation and see whether there's any support if there can be given, and I hope it's not too late" External link

newshub Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "New Zealand has an opportunity to be at the forefront of drone technology with sectors like forestry, agriculture, and conservation already harnessing their abilities," "An example of the innovation that's already underway is Zephyr Airworks, who have partnered with Air New Zealand to test and develop its self-piloted, electric air taxi here in New Zealand" External link

newshub Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our Government is tackling the long-term issues and we acknowledge getting the regulations right will take some time, but it’s important we take the time to get it right,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The emerging drone sector presents an opportunity for New Zealand, with the potential economic benefit of the technology being estimated at $1.3 billion per year. However, the integration of drones into the existing aviation system presents obvious safety risks," External link

Stuff Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Prime Minister and I have ruled out any more regional fuel taxes. We are not planning on changing the legislation," External link

newshub Monday, July 8, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It is unclear why. Auckland Transport was concerned at the time that they would have no oversight of the ferry service," "I have made no secret of my concern that PTOM is a race to the bottom for public transport services and could be driving down workers' conditions and wages" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Housing need often rises as we get into the colder months when substandard housing begins to harm the health of children. We have more help available for these families," External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "While it is good we have had the lowest quarterly increase to the waiting list in two years, we have continually warned that housing need will keep rising as people realise there is now a Government that understands there's a housing crisis and is willing to help," External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "So who is right and who is wrong? It’s become a $3.6 billion dollar question, and one the Government should have answered long before now. " External link

voxy Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "That will include rules about where Lime scooters can be used in terms of speed limits," External link

nzherald Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "That will include rules about where Lime scooters can be used in terms of speed limits," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "That will include rules about where Lime scooters can be used in terms of speed limits," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're working on it, and we'll get back to you on that," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : ''When considering who I appoint to boards I consider a wide range of factors, including the skills and experience that current members hold and who would best complement these skills. I am confident the members I have recently appointed to the CAA board will bring skills that will complement and strengthen the existing membership,'' External link

nzherald Monday, June 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : ''we all want to see TAIC reports out as early as possible. Having said that, investigations into aviation incidents and accidents need to be done thoroughly to ensure the findings are robust, and this takes time.'' External link

nzherald Monday, June 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "Safety is our top transport priority and this technology will save lives," "Improved GPS will provide rescue helicopter pilots with accurate vertical guidance for landing, meaning they can reach patients faster in difficult terrain and bad weather" External link

voxy Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Of the 16 families moving into these homes, 14 have come from the public housing waiting list and two are existing Housing NZ tenants who have transferred from other areas. I’d like to wish them all the best for settling in to this great new community," External link

voxy Friday, June 21, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "How do you say you're balanced, when you seem to be very much focused on only public transport?" External link

newshub Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I expect Kiwirail will do everything in its power to ensure that the kind of lapse that we've seen over the last couple of days - that disrupted peak hour commutes - is not repeated," External link

newshub Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford responded : "Of course, we need roads and motorways - there's no question about that," "But the previous government's policy - that saw 40 percent of the transport budget spent on a handful of urban motorway projects - meant every other part of the transport system was neglected" External link

newshub Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "How do you say you're balanced, when you seem to be very much focused on only public transport?" External link

newshub Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're building 6400 more public houses over the next four years through both Housing NZ and community housing providers," "A significant number of those public houses will be one-bedroom homes, which are more suitable for older New Zealanders. In Nelson, 80 additional public housing places will be made available and another 30 public housing places in the Tasman district" External link

Stuff Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We hear from some communities living on and around dangerous roads that they want to have safer, lower speed limits," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "That's outrageous when you look at countries such as the UK, Sweden and Denmark, where population has grown but road deaths have decreased," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford replied : "The priority for the extra Mt Victoria tunnel will be to improve access for buses and dedicated walking and cycling facilities. How that space will be used will be determined by the detailed business case" External link

nzherald Friday, June 14, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It was an oversight that has since been corrected," External link

newshub Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This is from a party that denied there was a housing crisis for nine years, that sold off thousands of state houses, that did nothing to create affordable housing," "We're interested in fixing the housing crisis and we're interested in all possible avenues" External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Rail Link ) : "He brings a wealth of experience and a steady hand to transport sector governance, having previously chaired the Transport Agency and the Auckland Regional Transport Agency and is currently the chair of City Rail Link Limited," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Rail Link ) : "He brings a wealth of experience and a steady hand to transport sector governance, having previously chaired the Transport Agency and the Auckland Regional Transport Agency and is currently the chair of City Rail Link Limited," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "In the last year-and-a-bit of the National government, they seemed to panic a bit about the housing crisis. They reversed the order they had given to sell off large numbers of houses and started to build, and they started to look at how they could look at how to use their land more efficiently," "They increased their output, we put it on steroids" External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a 'work in progress' and we're managing it through," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "I've made it very clear to the transport agency that we made a strong commitment to ATAP - we have to fix Auckland's chronic transport problems," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says ( about Rail Link ) : "Our New Zealand Rail Plan will outline the Government’s strategic vision and give a 10-year programme of indicative investments and benefits," External link

voxy Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Previous governments have taken a hands-off approach and left rail in a state of managed decline," External link

Stuff Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Shane Jones ) : "Last June at an event in Whangarei, Minister Jones introduced me to Mr Semenoff and suggested Mr Semenoff was interested in being on the NZTA Board," "I had a brief informal chat with the NZTA chair about it and the matter wasn't taken any further or given any more consideration" External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It is unclear why. Auckland Transport was concerned at the time that they would have no oversight of the ferry service," External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 27, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "My sympathies go out to the Nii family and I understand their frustration," "These types of investigations need to be done thoroughly to ensure the findings are robust and this takes time" External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford replied : "I'm advised that none of those houses were built at the time I authorised [the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development] to begin negotiations with Mike Greer" External link

newshub Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford responded : "Houses routinely take a number of weeks, even months, to sell in New Zealand - that's nothing unusual" External link

newshub Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "This is because they know they've got a Government now that cares - they're coming forward because they know we're committed to putting a roof over their heads," External link

newshub Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "I expect these numbers to get worse as we approach winter, that always happens as people realise cold weather and substandard housing means their kids start to get sick," External link

tvnz Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "So far, 720 households have been housed through the Housing First programme," "Including 452 children in Auckland alone - enough to fill an entire primary school" External link

newshub Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "We have warned since coming to office that housing need will continue to rise as people realise there is now a Government that understands there is a housing crisis and is willing to help. " External link

tvnz Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Hamilton- Auckland service is an important first step to connecting the two cities and the communities along the route," External link

voxy Monday, May 20, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It will be a bus service to begin with and in the future, it will become part of a rapid transit route connecting to Manukau and Botany with a dedicated busway or possibly light rail," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're hoping that this fantastic new interchange here will be delivered in time for 2021, when APEC will be having a lot of visitors in the city," "A station like Puhunui here is a critical link between this emerging rapid transit connection to the airport, and the whole of the heavy rail network... People have to be able to change from one line to the other, one service to the other" External link

newshub Friday, May 17, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Until then, I've got my head down delivering the broader housing programme," External link

newshub Friday, May 10, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There has been no change to the pledge since the speech from the throne," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford added : "Until we announce the results of the reset, I'm not going to be speculating" External link

newshub Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are doing a reset of KiwiBuild, and are considering all aspects of the programme, and the broader housing programme" "I won't be speculating about what's in and what's out. We'll make a decision in due course," External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Michael has worked tirelessly to not only uncover, but to resolve issues, particularly in relation to systemic failure within the Transport Agency. As a result of his leadership over the past year, New Zealanders can have confidence that the Transport Agency is fully focused on ensuring public safety on our roads," External link

Stuff Friday, April 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It is no longer good enough in this country of ours that there are 42,000-in fact, the latest figures indicate 50,000-preventable hospitalisations of children with respiratory and infectious diseases" External link

voxy Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "My advice is we are well on track to meet the 300," External link

newshub Friday, April 12, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "This project is a great example of central and local government working together through the 10-year Auckland Transport Alignment Project to unlock Auckland’s potential. The work starting means we are another step closer to having a congestion-free network" External link

voxy Friday, April 12, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "This project is a great example of central and local government working together through the 10-year Auckland Transport Alignment Project to unlock Auckland’s potential. The work starting means we are another step closer to having a congestion-free network" External link

voxy Friday, April 12, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "Obviously money does not grow on trees," External link

nzherald Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford replied : "That is an example of just how fast house prices were going up under the former National government" External link

newshub Friday, April 5, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford responded : "Because the totality of the deal was each developer includes a large number of affordable homes that otherwise would not have been built" External link

newshub Friday, April 5, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Building housing on the old Wakatipu high school site has been talked about for a couple of year," "It's good to see progress being made" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford adds : "Queenstown has been hard hit by the housing crisis. It is the most expensive housing in the country, with an average house price of $1.2 million and an average weekly rent of $620," "That's why our Government, Ngāi Tahu Property, and Queenstown Lakes District Council are coming together to create a new community, centred around affordable housing and close to the centre of the city [sic]" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "An increase to this activity class in the final GPS will provide sufficient funding to support delivery of ATAP and other public transport priorities outside of Auckland," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "What people want is the opportunity to buy great homes at an affordable price," "The constant negativity from the opposition is so out of step with the desire of New Zealanders to see a govt actively work to build affordable homes" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The focus on an individual house is ridiculous," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There's no question that that demand modelling it needs to be improved and it is already happening," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "What people want is the opportunity to buy great homes at an affordable price," "The constant negativity from the opposition is so out of step with the desire of New Zealanders to see a govt actively work to build affordable homes" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The focus on an individual house is ridiculous," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There's no question that that demand modelling it needs to be improved and it is already happening," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford claims : "There were 13 houses already being built by Mike Greer in the Canterbury and Auckland before KiwBuild got involved and agreed to underwrite 104 houses across the country. Just yesterday the Minister said ‘it’s not about individual houses’ failing to acknowledge that there were actually 13 of them. " External link

voxy Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Michael Joseph ) : "The icon of the Labour Party, Michael Joseph Savage, when attacked for building state houses in the face of the post-Depression housing crisis, said, 'We do not claim perfection, but we do claim a considerable advance on what's been done in the past'," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We all know building our way out of the housing crisis was never going to be easy, or simple," "We always knew it would be tough to run up against 40-odd years of housing orthodoxy, and intervene in a broken housing market to deliver affordable homes and to turn around dwindling home ownership and the obviously sub-par quality of the country's housing stock" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Over the coming months these firms are presenting their proposals direct to my officials. That process is already underway. It started in February," "In the third quarter of this year, we would like to enter into commercial dialogue with an even shorter shortlist of firms, with the process culminating in negotiations for supply of off-site manufacturing at scale" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The civil aviation community is highly networked. These decisions are made very collaboratively, and while it's always a judgement call, I think the CAA has handled it fine," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about The UK ) : "The civil aviation community is highly networked. These decisions are made very collaboratively, and while it's always a judgement call, I think the CAA has handled it fine," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "In 2016 Otago University estimated there were 42,000 New Zealanders living in 'severe housing stress'. The rapid rise in the waiting list for a state house is some of these people coming forward for help under a Government that has acknowledged there's a housing crisis and is prepared to help," "Unfortunately the waiting list could rise further as more of this hidden homeless come forward. Our Government is doing all it can to build our way out of the housing crisis" External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:24:00 AM 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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Chris Bishop says ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Phil Twyford is using what's a very serious issue to make a political attack on the National Party," "Frankly, he should be better than that" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

Chris Bishop said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "How can a mass clean-out of the NZTA board improve this disastrous situation? There will be a mass loss of institutional expertise and knowledge," "Mr Twyford needs to realise his policies are the problem, not the board members" External link

nzherald Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Mr Twyford has asked the transport people to collaborate ... but let me just focus on Penlink," "What are the options for Penlink to happen and what funding choices would we need to make? I'm told Penlink can be stood up with an infusion of private capital and it may be that different Chinese interests working with Kiwi firms represents a solution to a problem" External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Simon Bridges said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "We weren't perfect but we weren't Phil Twyford either, ladies and gentlemen," "New Zealanders can't afford this Government. Our economy is stalling – uncertainty plagues our businesses and it's having a detrimental effect on our everyday lives" External link

Stuff Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "I've discussed with the Auditor-General several concerns I have about the way KiwiBuild operated under former Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "It's not like Phil Twyford hasn't tried, he's done everything he could do except admit that the policy's completely hopeless and get a new one in," External link

newstalkzb Friday, June 28, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Jacinda Ardern said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Phil Twyford has made good progress in delivering the Government's housing policy. He has overseen the largest Government house build programme since the 1970s, including the state house building programme increasing ninefold. Over 2300 more families are being housed by the Government in public housing and first home buyers now make up nearly a quarter of all buyers in the market," "When you are there right from the beginning you can become wedded to particular settings, particular design settings" External link

Stuff Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Jacinda Ardern said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Minister Twyford will remain in the housing team and share his extensive knowledge with the other Ministers," External link

newshub Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Jacinda Ardern said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Minister Twyford will remain in the housing team and share his extensive knowledge with the other Ministers," External link

newshub Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

John Milford says ( about Phil Twyford ) : "This drawn-out, partially funded series of projects announced by Transport Minister Phil Twyford today shows the price Wellington is paying for the Government stripping $5 billion out of the state highway budget last year," External link

voxy Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Butler said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Housing Minister Phil Twyford founded the New Zealand branch of Oxfam. This funding looks like money for his mates in the charity sector," External link

voxy Sunday, May 12, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan Young said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Neighbours priorities should never become secondary to those causing disruption," "While Minister Twyford talks about kindness and going the extra-mile with troublesome tenants, he must give their neighbours equal priority" External link

Stuff Monday, April 15, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Lee said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Mr Twyford's version of light rail is KiwiBuild on wobbly wheels" "Let's save billions of dollars and get trains to Kumeu and Auckland Airport," External link

nzherald Monday, April 8, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "How can it be that [Twyford] says he is adding to the housing stock when some of these houses were built before the last election?" External link

newshub Friday, April 5, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

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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 said : “I welcome the NZTA Board’s decision to reallocate funding while the Ministry of Transport evaluates options for Auckland light rail. It means we can crack on with other projects while we take the time to get a multi-billion dollar game-changing infrastructure for Auckland right,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I welcome the NZTA board's decision to reallocate funding while the Ministry of Transport evaluates options for Auckland light rail," "It means we can crack on with other projects while we take the time to get a multi-billion dollar game-changing infrastructure for Auckland right" External link

Stuff Monday, September 23, 2019 9:40:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "For example, a well-functioning housing market is important for businesses that want their employees to live near their workplaces. A city’s housing market should not be a disincentive for workers to take on a new job. Our Economic Plan also recognises that New Zealand needs to shift investment out of unproductive assets such as housing," External link

voxy Monday, September 23, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

foxcarolina Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Simon Bridges ) : "Simon Bridges' willingness to personally attack New Zealanders who are putting themselves forward to serve on public sector boards is another sign of how increasingly feral the National opposition is becoming," External link

Stuff Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford replied : "What we're doing is cleaning up the mess that National left after nine years of NZTA under National's leadership. " External link

nzherald Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Kāinga Ora is set up so it can work alongside others in a wide variety of ways – enabling and complementing, rather than competing with, the private sector. This will include working with the development sector on large scale urban development projects,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The project will be completed within 18 months and it will ease the pressure on Auckland's transport system that events like hosting APEC will create," External link

newshub Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “I’d like to thank David Smol for remaining on the Board until the appointments have been made and the outgoing members for their work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “It’s a hugely significant piece of popular culture,” “And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth” External link

wishtv Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

usaToday Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

brownsvilleherald Thursday, September 19, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:44:00 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

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

hurriyetdailynews Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a hugely significant piece of popular culture," "And it now has a special place in New Zealanders hearts as well. We are part of Middle-earth" External link

seattlepi Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This growth in visitor numbers is only possible through the air services arrangements we have put in place, which makes improving them vital to growing the tourism sector," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This project is another example of central and local government working together through the 10-year Auckland Transport Alignment Project to unlock Auckland’s potential," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "These are two of the government departments that are responsible for the biggest build programmes," External link

Stuff Monday, September 16, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford wrote : "It is my very strong expectation that Fullers and Auckland Transport work together collaboratively to progress these initiatives and to resolve pain points," "It is not acceptable that Auckland ferry users do not have a reliable service" External link

Stuff Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The median weekly rental in Queenstown is now $710 – out of range for so many people who get up every day to go to work to provide essential services in this community," External link

Stuff Friday, September 13, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “New Zealand has a warm relationship with Timor-Leste and has played an important role in the new nation since the 1999 referendum for independence” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "As demand grows, it can be expanded to a five-carriage train carrying up to 200 passengers," External link

nzherald Friday, August 23, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “The service will initially start with a four-carriage train which can carry 150 passengers – with two morning peak trains and two return afternoon peak trains. As demand grows, it can be expanded to a five-carriage train carrying up to 200 passengers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 23, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Our Government is spending more than ever before on transport – around $4 billion a year," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Nigel Gould ) : "I told Mr Gould the CAA was going through some big changes and it would be best to have fresh leadership at this time," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's not possible to do that level of economic modelling" External link

newshub Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about John Tamihere ) : "I think that Mr Tamihere has an extreme case of electionitis," "I have no idea why he would think that the rest of New Zealand would want to shell out billions of dollars extra for Auckland's transport projects at the expense of their own" External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our cities are failing. Restrictive planning is stopping our cities from growing, driving up the price of land and housing, and is one of the big drivers of the housing crisis,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our Government wants councils to take a long-term strategic approach to the growth of their cities. This means joining up transport, housing and infrastructure in a 30-year plan that involves mana whenua and the wider community in a much more hands-on approach to planning,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We have to allow cities to expand in a way that protects our special heritage areas, the natural environment and highly productive land," External link

nzherald Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It is great to see Kiwi students grabbing hold of this opportunity to learn from some of the best in the space technology field," "There are few places in the world where they could get an experience like this. The government is committed to building an innovative space industry in New Zealand and the skills, knowledge and connections interns will bring home and share will help us build our space capability and inspire more young people to get involved in the sector," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:51:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The first four interns have described an amazing and valuable experience, and I am pleased to see this opportunity extended to Finbar, Lynley and Sam," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "If we were to increase our global market share by just .01 percent that's another $258 million a year," External link

newshub Monday, August 19, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "It's not unrealistic to think, with good policies and the Government and industry working together this could be a billion-dollar a year industry," External link

newshub Monday, August 19, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It’s exciting to see how the industry has developed in New Zealand already," External link

voxy Monday, August 19, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Work is underway on a cabinet-mandated business case for a modern, rapid rail line connecting Auckland to Hamilton," External link

Stuff Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “This work is especially important given there are newer, quieter trains running more frequently, meaning more chances for accidents. There were 415 near misses recorded on railway lines across New Zealand last year – any of them could have resulted in a tragedy. Installing safety gates at level crossings is a crucial part of improving safety around rail tracks . We also need to teach people how to be careful around trains – that’s what Rail Safety Week is about,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, August 12, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Installing safety gates at level crossings is a crucial part of improving safety around rail tracks. We also need to teach people how to be careful around trains - that’s what Rail Safety Week is about," External link

voxy Monday, August 12, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "SkyPath has been talked about for over a decade, but it now has the funding certainty to move ahead," External link

nzherald Friday, August 9, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "It's an active investigation of the CAA's performance in these areas," "I've specifically directed them to look at questions of organisational culture" External link

newshub Sunday, August 4, 2019 11:08:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "Businesses from one end of the country to the other are affected by those works and there is no precedent for cash payouts," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "It's basically business support and advisory services, it does not include cash payouts," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:52:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "the Government has received the mayor's proposal and we are considering it" External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I know businesses on Albert St have had to endure ongoing disruption and our Government's expectation is that CRL is a good neighbour and helps out," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford tells : "I do recognise the scale and duration of CRL being unique in terms of New Zealand infrastructure projects and note that lateral thinking to find a solution may be called for because of this. I will ask my officials for advice on whether there is any scope for a solution that respects formal processes and welcome any suggestions you have," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The new barriers installed on SH3 have been hit around 40 times, potentially preventing at least that many deaths and serious injuries," "When we first announced the programme, 870km of state highways were included, and now that has been extended to 3,300kms of state highways and local roads over the next three years" External link

newshub Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I understand NZALPA's concerns and I know that there has been an increase in the number of incidents being reported," External link

Stuff Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We think between $3000 and $5000 is what it will cost landlords, if you have to insulate from scratch and put in a heat pump. But we’re going to be providing grants of up to $2000 per property to assist with that" External link

voxy Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "New Zealand has an opportunity to be at the forefront of drone technology with sectors like forestry, agriculture, and conservation already harnessing their abilities," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Safety is our top transport priority and there are a number of initiatives already underway, including looking at potential updates to the rules for using drones," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "It seems from Newshub's story that that's no longer the case, so I'm prepared to take another look at this now," "We'll try and move as quickly as we can to look at the situation and see whether there's any support if there can be given, and I hope it's not too late" External link

newshub Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "New Zealand has an opportunity to be at the forefront of drone technology with sectors like forestry, agriculture, and conservation already harnessing their abilities," "An example of the innovation that's already underway is Zephyr Airworks, who have partnered with Air New Zealand to test and develop its self-piloted, electric air taxi here in New Zealand" External link

newshub Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : “Our Government is tackling the long-term issues and we acknowledge getting the regulations right will take some time, but it’s important we take the time to get it right,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The emerging drone sector presents an opportunity for New Zealand, with the potential economic benefit of the technology being estimated at $1.3 billion per year. However, the integration of drones into the existing aviation system presents obvious safety risks," External link

Stuff Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Prime Minister and I have ruled out any more regional fuel taxes. We are not planning on changing the legislation," External link

newshub Monday, July 8, 2019 9:38:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It is unclear why. Auckland Transport was concerned at the time that they would have no oversight of the ferry service," "I have made no secret of my concern that PTOM is a race to the bottom for public transport services and could be driving down workers' conditions and wages" External link

nzherald Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:50:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Housing need often rises as we get into the colder months when substandard housing begins to harm the health of children. We have more help available for these families," External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "While it is good we have had the lowest quarterly increase to the waiting list in two years, we have continually warned that housing need will keep rising as people realise there is now a Government that understands there's a housing crisis and is willing to help," External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "So who is right and who is wrong? It’s become a $3.6 billion dollar question, and one the Government should have answered long before now. " External link

voxy Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "That will include rules about where Lime scooters can be used in terms of speed limits," External link

nzherald Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "That will include rules about where Lime scooters can be used in terms of speed limits," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "That will include rules about where Lime scooters can be used in terms of speed limits," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're working on it, and we'll get back to you on that," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : ''When considering who I appoint to boards I consider a wide range of factors, including the skills and experience that current members hold and who would best complement these skills. I am confident the members I have recently appointed to the CAA board will bring skills that will complement and strengthen the existing membership,'' External link

nzherald Monday, June 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : ''we all want to see TAIC reports out as early as possible. Having said that, investigations into aviation incidents and accidents need to be done thoroughly to ensure the findings are robust, and this takes time.'' External link

nzherald Monday, June 24, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "Safety is our top transport priority and this technology will save lives," "Improved GPS will provide rescue helicopter pilots with accurate vertical guidance for landing, meaning they can reach patients faster in difficult terrain and bad weather" External link

voxy Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Of the 16 families moving into these homes, 14 have come from the public housing waiting list and two are existing Housing NZ tenants who have transferred from other areas. I’d like to wish them all the best for settling in to this great new community," External link

voxy Friday, June 21, 2019 3:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "How do you say you're balanced, when you seem to be very much focused on only public transport?" External link

newshub Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "I expect Kiwirail will do everything in its power to ensure that the kind of lapse that we've seen over the last couple of days - that disrupted peak hour commutes - is not repeated," External link

newshub Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford responded : "Of course, we need roads and motorways - there's no question about that," "But the previous government's policy - that saw 40 percent of the transport budget spent on a handful of urban motorway projects - meant every other part of the transport system was neglected" External link

newshub Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "How do you say you're balanced, when you seem to be very much focused on only public transport?" External link

newshub Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're building 6400 more public houses over the next four years through both Housing NZ and community housing providers," "A significant number of those public houses will be one-bedroom homes, which are more suitable for older New Zealanders. In Nelson, 80 additional public housing places will be made available and another 30 public housing places in the Tasman district" External link

Stuff Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:27:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We hear from some communities living on and around dangerous roads that they want to have safer, lower speed limits," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "That's outrageous when you look at countries such as the UK, Sweden and Denmark, where population has grown but road deaths have decreased," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford replied : "The priority for the extra Mt Victoria tunnel will be to improve access for buses and dedicated walking and cycling facilities. How that space will be used will be determined by the detailed business case" External link

nzherald Friday, June 14, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It was an oversight that has since been corrected," External link

newshub Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:41:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "This is from a party that denied there was a housing crisis for nine years, that sold off thousands of state houses, that did nothing to create affordable housing," "We're interested in fixing the housing crisis and we're interested in all possible avenues" External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Rail Link ) : "He brings a wealth of experience and a steady hand to transport sector governance, having previously chaired the Transport Agency and the Auckland Regional Transport Agency and is currently the chair of City Rail Link Limited," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Rail Link ) : "He brings a wealth of experience and a steady hand to transport sector governance, having previously chaired the Transport Agency and the Auckland Regional Transport Agency and is currently the chair of City Rail Link Limited," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "In the last year-and-a-bit of the National government, they seemed to panic a bit about the housing crisis. They reversed the order they had given to sell off large numbers of houses and started to build, and they started to look at how they could look at how to use their land more efficiently," "They increased their output, we put it on steroids" External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It's a 'work in progress' and we're managing it through," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "I've made it very clear to the transport agency that we made a strong commitment to ATAP - we have to fix Auckland's chronic transport problems," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says ( about Rail Link ) : "Our New Zealand Rail Plan will outline the Government’s strategic vision and give a 10-year programme of indicative investments and benefits," External link

voxy Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Previous governments have taken a hands-off approach and left rail in a state of managed decline," External link

Stuff Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Shane Jones ) : "Last June at an event in Whangarei, Minister Jones introduced me to Mr Semenoff and suggested Mr Semenoff was interested in being on the NZTA Board," "I had a brief informal chat with the NZTA chair about it and the matter wasn't taken any further or given any more consideration" External link

Stuff Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It is unclear why. Auckland Transport was concerned at the time that they would have no oversight of the ferry service," External link

newstalkzb Monday, May 27, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "My sympathies go out to the Nii family and I understand their frustration," "These types of investigations need to be done thoroughly to ensure the findings are robust and this takes time" External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford replied : "I'm advised that none of those houses were built at the time I authorised [the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development] to begin negotiations with Mike Greer" External link

newshub Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford responded : "Houses routinely take a number of weeks, even months, to sell in New Zealand - that's nothing unusual" External link

newshub Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "This is because they know they've got a Government now that cares - they're coming forward because they know we're committed to putting a roof over their heads," External link

newshub Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "I expect these numbers to get worse as we approach winter, that always happens as people realise cold weather and substandard housing means their kids start to get sick," External link

tvnz Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "So far, 720 households have been housed through the Housing First programme," "Including 452 children in Auckland alone - enough to fill an entire primary school" External link

newshub Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "We have warned since coming to office that housing need will continue to rise as people realise there is now a Government that understands there is a housing crisis and is willing to help. " External link

tvnz Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The Hamilton- Auckland service is an important first step to connecting the two cities and the communities along the route," External link

voxy Monday, May 20, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It will be a bus service to begin with and in the future, it will become part of a rapid transit route connecting to Manukau and Botany with a dedicated busway or possibly light rail," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We're hoping that this fantastic new interchange here will be delivered in time for 2021, when APEC will be having a lot of visitors in the city," "A station like Puhunui here is a critical link between this emerging rapid transit connection to the airport, and the whole of the heavy rail network... People have to be able to change from one line to the other, one service to the other" External link

newshub Friday, May 17, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Until then, I've got my head down delivering the broader housing programme," External link

newshub Friday, May 10, 2019 12:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There has been no change to the pledge since the speech from the throne," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 9, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford added : "Until we announce the results of the reset, I'm not going to be speculating" External link

newshub Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We are doing a reset of KiwiBuild, and are considering all aspects of the programme, and the broader housing programme" "I won't be speculating about what's in and what's out. We'll make a decision in due course," External link

Stuff Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Michael has worked tirelessly to not only uncover, but to resolve issues, particularly in relation to systemic failure within the Transport Agency. As a result of his leadership over the past year, New Zealanders can have confidence that the Transport Agency is fully focused on ensuring public safety on our roads," External link

Stuff Friday, April 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "It is no longer good enough in this country of ours that there are 42,000-in fact, the latest figures indicate 50,000-preventable hospitalisations of children with respiratory and infectious diseases" External link

voxy Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "My advice is we are well on track to meet the 300," External link

newshub Friday, April 12, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "This project is a great example of central and local government working together through the 10-year Auckland Transport Alignment Project to unlock Auckland’s potential. The work starting means we are another step closer to having a congestion-free network" External link

voxy Friday, April 12, 2019 6:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford says : "This project is a great example of central and local government working together through the 10-year Auckland Transport Alignment Project to unlock Auckland’s potential. The work starting means we are another step closer to having a congestion-free network" External link

voxy Friday, April 12, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford told : "Obviously money does not grow on trees," External link

nzherald Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford replied : "That is an example of just how fast house prices were going up under the former National government" External link

newshub Friday, April 5, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford responded : "Because the totality of the deal was each developer includes a large number of affordable homes that otherwise would not have been built" External link

newshub Friday, April 5, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Building housing on the old Wakatipu high school site has been talked about for a couple of year," "It's good to see progress being made" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford adds : "Queenstown has been hard hit by the housing crisis. It is the most expensive housing in the country, with an average house price of $1.2 million and an average weekly rent of $620," "That's why our Government, Ngāi Tahu Property, and Queenstown Lakes District Council are coming together to create a new community, centred around affordable housing and close to the centre of the city [sic]" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "An increase to this activity class in the final GPS will provide sufficient funding to support delivery of ATAP and other public transport priorities outside of Auckland," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "What people want is the opportunity to buy great homes at an affordable price," "The constant negativity from the opposition is so out of step with the desire of New Zealanders to see a govt actively work to build affordable homes" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The focus on an individual house is ridiculous," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There's no question that that demand modelling it needs to be improved and it is already happening," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "What people want is the opportunity to buy great homes at an affordable price," "The constant negativity from the opposition is so out of step with the desire of New Zealanders to see a govt actively work to build affordable homes" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The focus on an individual house is ridiculous," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "There's no question that that demand modelling it needs to be improved and it is already happening," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford claims : "There were 13 houses already being built by Mike Greer in the Canterbury and Auckland before KiwBuild got involved and agreed to underwrite 104 houses across the country. Just yesterday the Minister said ‘it’s not about individual houses’ failing to acknowledge that there were actually 13 of them. " External link

voxy Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:59:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about Michael Joseph ) : "The icon of the Labour Party, Michael Joseph Savage, when attacked for building state houses in the face of the post-Depression housing crisis, said, 'We do not claim perfection, but we do claim a considerable advance on what's been done in the past'," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "We all know building our way out of the housing crisis was never going to be easy, or simple," "We always knew it would be tough to run up against 40-odd years of housing orthodoxy, and intervene in a broken housing market to deliver affordable homes and to turn around dwindling home ownership and the obviously sub-par quality of the country's housing stock" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "Over the coming months these firms are presenting their proposals direct to my officials. That process is already underway. It started in February," "In the third quarter of this year, we would like to enter into commercial dialogue with an even shorter shortlist of firms, with the process culminating in negotiations for supply of off-site manufacturing at scale" External link

Stuff Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "The civil aviation community is highly networked. These decisions are made very collaboratively, and while it's always a judgement call, I think the CAA has handled it fine," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Twyford said ( about The UK ) : "The civil aviation community is highly networked. These decisions are made very collaboratively, and while it's always a judgement call, I think the CAA has handled it fine," External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Twyford said : "In 2016 Otago University estimated there were 42,000 New Zealanders living in 'severe housing stress'. The rapid rise in the waiting list for a state house is some of these people coming forward for help under a Government that has acknowledged there's a housing crisis and is prepared to help," "Unfortunately the waiting list could rise further as more of this hidden homeless come forward. Our Government is doing all it can to build our way out of the housing crisis" External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:24:00 AM 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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Chris Bishop says ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Phil Twyford is using what's a very serious issue to make a political attack on the National Party," "Frankly, he should be better than that" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

Chris Bishop said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "How can a mass clean-out of the NZTA board improve this disastrous situation? There will be a mass loss of institutional expertise and knowledge," "Mr Twyford needs to realise his policies are the problem, not the board members" External link

nzherald Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Mr Twyford has asked the transport people to collaborate ... but let me just focus on Penlink," "What are the options for Penlink to happen and what funding choices would we need to make? I'm told Penlink can be stood up with an infusion of private capital and it may be that different Chinese interests working with Kiwi firms represents a solution to a problem" External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:31:00 PM EAT

Simon Bridges said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "We weren't perfect but we weren't Phil Twyford either, ladies and gentlemen," "New Zealanders can't afford this Government. Our economy is stalling – uncertainty plagues our businesses and it's having a detrimental effect on our everyday lives" External link

Stuff Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "I've discussed with the Auditor-General several concerns I have about the way KiwiBuild operated under former Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford," External link

newshub Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "It's not like Phil Twyford hasn't tried, he's done everything he could do except admit that the policy's completely hopeless and get a new one in," External link

newstalkzb Friday, June 28, 2019 3:18:00 AM EAT

Jacinda Ardern said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Phil Twyford has made good progress in delivering the Government's housing policy. He has overseen the largest Government house build programme since the 1970s, including the state house building programme increasing ninefold. Over 2300 more families are being housed by the Government in public housing and first home buyers now make up nearly a quarter of all buyers in the market," "When you are there right from the beginning you can become wedded to particular settings, particular design settings" External link

Stuff Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Jacinda Ardern said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Minister Twyford will remain in the housing team and share his extensive knowledge with the other Ministers," External link

newshub Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Jacinda Ardern said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Minister Twyford will remain in the housing team and share his extensive knowledge with the other Ministers," External link

newshub Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

John Milford says ( about Phil Twyford ) : "This drawn-out, partially funded series of projects announced by Transport Minister Phil Twyford today shows the price Wellington is paying for the Government stripping $5 billion out of the state highway budget last year," External link

voxy Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:57:00 AM EAT

Mike Butler said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Housing Minister Phil Twyford founded the New Zealand branch of Oxfam. This funding looks like money for his mates in the charity sector," External link

voxy Sunday, May 12, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Jonathan Young said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Neighbours priorities should never become secondary to those causing disruption," "While Minister Twyford talks about kindness and going the extra-mile with troublesome tenants, he must give their neighbours equal priority" External link

Stuff Monday, April 15, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Mike Lee said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "Mr Twyford's version of light rail is KiwiBuild on wobbly wheels" "Let's save billions of dollars and get trains to Kumeu and Auckland Airport," External link

nzherald Monday, April 8, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins said ( about Phil Twyford ) : "How can it be that [Twyford] says he is adding to the housing stock when some of these houses were built before the last election?" External link

newshub Friday, April 5, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT