Shane Jones

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Shane Jones said : “I think the way in which our language has been stretched hides an absence of deep thinking. And I'm arguably one of the best speakers in the country,” “I actually think that Radio New Zealand is possessed of an ideology that only pushes the left wing of New Zealand politics, and they use our language, as if it's only designed to advance progressive agendas” External link

Stuff Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones says ( about Winston Peters ) : "We'll be back with a leader called Winston Peters in 2023," External link

newshub Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I realized then that this wasn't the same as getting stuff at a yard sale," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones told : "He said there were a lot of family heirlooms that could have been lost," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "didn't choose to give me this stuff," "They didn't have a choice. It's almost like a duty to give it back" External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It seemed like something fun to do. I had some money I’d saved from working in a used bookstore,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I realized then that this wasn’t the same as getting stuff at a yard sale,” “This guy was in prison, and his storage unit was auctioned off because he couldn’t afford to pay for it. This was probably everything he had left” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones told : “I watched different people who were buying them off YouTube,” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It’s just something fun to do. (It) doesn’t usually take up space. I focus on small stuff -- bottles, coins ... and I go to yard sales,” “I metal-detect. I like recovering things” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I realized this isn’t just something like yard sales, where they gave it to me and sold it to me. This is where their stuff was taken because they couldn’t pay (for) it,” “There was mail and a lot of personal documents in a pile. That’s the time I realized, this is not just junk. This is someone’s personal belongings that they lost” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “They were all very happy, especially the guy whose brother’s it was,” “He tried to offer me money, but I didn’t accept it. It was something to do, and it was nice” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “She fell on hard times, couldn’t get the stuff back, and most of the stuff was baby stuff,” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It struck me. I was shocked. He was my mentor and he wanted me to take a position he once held," External link

arkansasonline Friday, June 4, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It was good, I liked it," External link

cbs46 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It actually had family heirlooms in it,” External link

cbs46 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It’s just something fun to do. Doesn’t usually take up space. I focus on small stuff, bottles, coins, and I go to yard sales,” “I metal detect. I like recovering things” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I started off hoping to keep some of it and then throw out the rest, but then I realized this isn’t just something like yard sales where they gave it to me and sold it to me. This is where their stuff was taken because they couldn’t pay it,” “There was mail and a lot of personal documents in a pile. That’s the time I realized this is not just junk. This is someone’s personal belongings that they lost” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It was a woman from Connecticut. She fell on hard times, couldn’t get the stuff back, and most of the stuff was baby stuff,” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It was a nice thing to do. It felt good,” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It was actually a guy’s brother I connected with who had no idea his brother had a storage unit, and it had family heirlooms in it,” “They were all very happy, especially the guy whose brother’s it was. He tried to offer me money, but I didn’t accept it. It was something to do, and it was nice” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We are excited to provide our passengers with a world-class travel experience at the new North Satellite concourse,” External link

routes-news Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I think a new coach can certainly bring changes, but I don't think it's going to be a 180," External link

wcnc Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I think it's a reasonably stable situation to inherit as an incoming coach, and especially one that was already on the coaching staff," External link

wcnc Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic,” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

nypost Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic" "Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

therepublic Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

siouxcityjournal Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

missoulian Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

whig Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

680news Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "At this time, we believe this is an isolated incident and do not feel that there is any continued danger to the local public," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, December 27, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Lets face it, there was a red tsunami and the public obviously were tuned in to the whole Covid korero, and the forces that are right-ist, and I am of a right-ist beat as a politician, it was not a night for us," External link

Stuff Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Winston Peters ) : "Our rangatira Winston, he's resilient, he's tenacious, and I'm sure when the time is right he'll tell you exactly what he feels," External link

nzherald Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones agreed : "People's jobs continue to suffer [due to] Covid," External link

nzherald Friday, October 9, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "A total of 351 marae all over the country will receive much-needed upgrades while more than 3100 local jobs will be created through this investment which totals $96.5 million," External link

tvnz Friday, October 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The high number of marae applications we received not only met the criteria for the renovations programme but also met the Government’s $100 million Worker Redeployment allocation so were funded from both," External link

tvnz Friday, October 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "People's jobs continue to suffer [due to] Covid," "As we add resilience to our rural economy, it's important that the show goes on" External link

nzherald Friday, October 9, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This latest Government investment in our economic recovery recognises the role of marae, which are often the heart of their communities and what they provide," External link

nzherald Friday, October 9, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “A total of 351 marae all over the country will receive much-needed upgrades while more than 3100 local jobs will be created through this investment which totals $96.5 million. It is not only the marae that will benefit. It also means close to $100 million will filter into communities, through wages and into local businesses supplying building materials and fittings,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 9, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : ”This latest government investment in our economic recovery recognises the role of marae which are often the heart of their communities and what they provide. Marae are the centre of faith, sport, and family and community gatherings. They often do double service as accommodation, conference centres, health and welfare hubs and host some of our country’s most important events. “This once in a lifetime investment will help bring people back into work in the regions and at the same time upgrade this critical wellbeing infrastructure. I would also add that the overwhelmingly positive response from marae to our call for applications has been humbling,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 9, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Provincial Development Unit and Te Puni Kōkiri have done an amazing job to get these marae projects identified, quoted, assessed and set up to be contracted in such a short timeframe. Applicants are also working closely with the Ministry of Social Development to identify workers who need redeployment due to the economic effects of COVID-19 to carry out this work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 9, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is an exciting development for the local community, and one that will provide significant economic opportunities for the Ruapehu district,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This region has been waiting a long time for this project, which has been talked about for a number of years. I am happy that the Provincial Growth Fund has been able to contribute to it, particularly at a time when local economies need a boost,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The distillery is a great success story and this loan will help it expand and increase production to meet the growing demand for its products, both here and in overseas markets," External link

voxy Friday, October 2, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Many of these groups would not have received funding from commercial sources as their assets are on collectively owned Māori land," External link

nzherald Monday, September 28, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As part of the PGF reset we are investing in projects that grow MÄori firms and MÄori assets in sectors that will be core to the economic rebuild. We are also continuing to invest in projects that meet whenua MÄori criteria such as increasing productivity on underutilised land blocks, announced in February this year," "The PGF is funding existing MÄori regional businesses with capital investment to increase productivity, increase job numbers and allow businesses to invest in regional economic development initiatives like construction and infrastructure. This investment allows these businesses to diversify into other sectors and markets and grow the MÄori asset base in the regions" External link

voxy Monday, September 28, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Applicants have had to show that their project is important to the community, they can start construction activity immediately, and will rapidly create jobs and income growth," External link

voxy Monday, September 28, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Town halls, other facilities and war memorials are an integral part of any community and many of them in the regions have fallen into disrepair,” “People in the regions should have facilities and memorials they can be proud of and which reflect the communities they are in” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This will reap huge benefits and gives people renewed pride in where they live,” “At the same time, jobs will be created for local tradies and contractors displaced by the economic impact of Covid-19. Although many of the jobs will be short term, workers will typically be involved in a number of different projects in their region” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Kōwhairoa Peninsula is a culturally significant site, of huge importance to Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa and Ngāti Kaitangata haupū,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 25, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Te Roroa is transitioning around 200ha of a 900ha block of land from exotic forest to native, through the planting of seedlings from its own nursery,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 25, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This glasshouse will be the first of its kind in New Zealand with the use of 100 per cent LED to increase tomatoes yields by 50 per cent per square metre," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Seven full-time and four part-time jobs will be created which is great news for this small isolated community with high unemployment," "The initiatives funded through the Provincial Growth Fund today will provide immediate jobs and security for locals and over the long term have the ability to open up more economic growth opportunities in Northland and lift the prosperity and wellbeing of its local communities for decades to come" External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says ( about James Shaw ) : "James got his nose out of joint and fought for it to be restored through the shovel-ready money," External link

newshub Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Despite my ego and big words I can't match the mana of my leader," External link

newshub Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "We cannot tolerate a culture of excessive drug use. I'm hardline against gangs," External link

newshub Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : “They feel much better that their education has a value,” “The students feel that they are learning stuff that they need to learn” External link

globalnews Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Around 1.5 million ha of land in New Zealand is in Māori ownership but large tracts are returning little direct commercial value to Māori landowners, nor much in the way of positive climate, soil, water or biodiversity outcomes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This funding through One Billion Trees (1BT), will help provide support and advice to help Māori landowners build confidence, skills and knowledge about forestry, as well as increase investor confidence to partner with Māori,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It is estimated that this will deliver between $25m and $40m in increased earnings, 120 direct and 200 indirect jobs, 7.6m tonnes of carbon sequestered and improvement in soil erosion rates and water quality,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The hub is already well used by the local community, with 85 events hosted there last year alone, including the MÄori Film Festival which attracted more than 12,000 people," External link

voxy Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Civic Theatre is a landmark in the main street of ÅŒtaki and much used and appreciated by residents. It is the towns cultural and performing arts centre, hosting the MÄoriland film festival, musical and concert events and school productions," "But after decades of use, it needs refurbishment inside and out to keep it as a vibrant part of the community" External link

voxy Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The loan to KLC Ltd will help the company weather the storm created by COVID-19 and provide more jobs in one of the areas most at risk," External link

voxy Monday, September 14, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The PGF loan will not only create more jobs but bring an estimated $9 million into the region each year," "A number of sawmills have closed or gone into receivership. We are not only helping these businesses secure workers’ jobs, they will also be able to take on more employees. We need to boost the industries already supporting their communities to ensure the regions are able to weather this economic storm" External link

voxy Monday, September 14, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is going to provide significant employment to an area in need. It is estimated that the project will initially create 30 jobs through construction and is expected to employ 62 people when completed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The loan to KLC Ltd will help the company weather the storm created by COVID-19 and provide more jobs in one of the areas most at risk,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The PGF loan will not only create more jobs but bring an estimated $9 million into the region each year,” “A number of sawmills have closed or gone into receivership. We are not only helping these businesses secure workers’ jobs, they will also be able to take on more employees. We need to boost the industries already supporting their communities to ensure the regions are able to weather this economic storm” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is Māori language week, and we’ve had the Māori broadcasting entity, I’m advised, spending $1 million on these English language programmes where they’ve got cultural grasshoppers trying to be smarter by spoofing the Māori language,” “I’d rather see this dough go to the Ratana church brass band,” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Māori language radio is starving, it’s being deliberately underfed,” “There’s an absence of an overarching clear plan,” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Our officials will now work with local iwi, local businesses, coastal shipping operators, to develop a proposal that is economically viable and sustainable, has broad community and local and wider iwi support and will create hundreds of jobs for locals," External link

voxy Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "There are a number of options to consider with various counterparties and further due diligence and engagement with local hapu is required before IRG Ministers proceed with the proposal," External link

voxy Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "When I announced this new initiative in response to economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, I said we wanted to get that funding to the people who needed it within six months," External link

voxy Friday, September 11, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Each of these schemes will provide a funding boost for the regions and ensure there is a pipeline of skilled workers available to meet future demand," "The RAI is focused on supporting MÄori and Pasifika people into careers. It will also aim to help people who have lost their jobs due to COVID into careers which will support them and their families" External link

voxy Friday, September 11, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Winston Peters ) : "You don't see the spring grass growing. I see shoots, I see roots going deep and I see my leader Winston's party standing strong after the date that you referred to. No more negativity! No more bleakness! The shining cuckoo has arrived - that's the Māori term, the pīpīwharauroa - for the springtime!" External link

newstalkzb Monday, September 7, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones claimed : "Holding up ‘shovel-ready’ projects for political advantage is clearly fine and to be expected in the way this Government has operated. " External link

voxy Monday, September 7, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "came to Wellington on all fours asking for assistance" External link

nzherald Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It's always been my view that the bailout option represents obligations," "Why should Kiwis bail out Air New Zealand whilst Air New Zealand doesn't seem to be capable of providing competitive, justifiable fares to keep regional businesses, regional economies, regional communities solid" External link

nzherald Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a blow to New Zealand’s economy, with the effects being felt hard in the regions. Our recovery will be driven, in large part, by the regions so it is imperative businesses have a well-trained work force and Kiwis have more ways to learn and upskill,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 4, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Te Ara Mahi is just one of the many ways this Government is supporting the regions, from direct investment from the Provincial Growth Fund and through the $3 billion for shovel-ready infrastructure projects to funding for regional apprenticeships and worker redeployment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 4, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Businesses across New Zealand have told us it is difficult to employ people with drug problems. Particularly in our current economic climate, it is important that regional businesses have reliable workforces. It is also incredibly important for people to have the tools to deal with addiction so that they can get and keep jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 4, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These programmes will support more than 2000 people and create opportunities for them including employment,” “These providers work alongside their communities and incorporate strategies including improving access to treatment, drop-in hubs, kaupapa M ā ori approaches, peer support and after-hours support” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 4, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Today Ruapekapeka has New Zealand’s best preserved battlefield. Ditches and bank defences, a cast iron cannon and earthen defences are still visible,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Today Ruapekapeka has New Zealand's best preserved battlefield. Ditches and bank defences, a cast iron cannon and earthen defences are still visible," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about British ) : "This work should encourage visitors to travel to other historical sites of the Northern War, which includes the Ōhaeawai where the British were first defeated. Ōhaeawai Battlefield received $1.7 million in PGF funding in August to restore the site," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The acceleration of these projects are a long-term investment in Kaipara. Local communities and iwi will benefit from this infrastructure for decades to come," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The track will form part of a longer planned ‘Ancient Kauri Trail’, which will eventually run from Maungaturoto to the southern headland of the Hokianga Harbour,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "We are delivering more jobs and investing in our regional economies to help improve our environment. Jobs for Nature is doing exactly what it says on the tin," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "All of these projects are set to begin within six months," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It is expected that up to 30 per cent of the more than 200 estimated additional workforce will be Māori," External link

nzherald Monday, August 24, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Because of the economic impact of COVID-19, there is potential for this work to be delayed, which will have a knock-on effect on the tradespeople and associated industries involved in the project," "The Government will provide $8 million, by way of a loan, to Penny Homes to ensure this project stays on track. It will be a significant employer in TaupÅ and the wider region and it’s estimated it will pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy over the five-year build timeframe" External link

voxy Friday, August 21, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This project will improve safety for all traffic. It will also build investment confidence in increased land production and tourism, and underpin sustainable business and job growth in the rural communities the road runs alongside," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Given the small rating base in the region, it was important the Government stepped in to help the Tararua District Council get these critical upgrades underway. This piece of roading is crucial for this region and this project will provide an economic boost at a time when it is needed, as well as putting people in jobs," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Tourism is a big contributor to Ruapehu’s economy. While domestic visitors make up the majority, it is important that the region looks for other ways to boost the local economy and get people into work," "This project will do that, but will also provide the district with a much-needed increase in social housing. It will also add to affordable housing stock for workers in key industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and essential workers like police and teachers" External link

voxy Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This important first step will act as a springboard for private sector investment and will play an important role in job creation in the interim too,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The upgraded capacity and resilience these new fibre links will provide to the West Coast and Southland are a further example of the Government’s ongoing commitment to improving critical telecommunications infrastructure nationwide, as well as specifically boosting investment in the regions," "Investment in high-quality communications infrastructure proved its worth to New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown and will also underpin the economic recovery" External link

voxy Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The primary role of the business is producing compost and growing mushrooms," "It is also one of the largest non-seasonal horticultural workforces in Hawke's Bay" External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones added : "It is expected that up to 30 per cent of the more than 200 estimated additional workforce will be Māori," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones added : "This is a fantastic project supported by the Government that will produce huge economic and social returns for the people of Hawke's Bay," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Recent significant growth in population has made this a priority project for the Horowhenua District Council and I’m pleased we’re able to support this important development," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Te Mata Mushrooms currently employs 120 people. It will work with the Ministry for Social Development to develop training programmes for apprentices and learning pathways for new recruits. It is expected that up to 30 per cent of the more than 200 estimated additional workforce will be Māori,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It is projects such as this that the Coalition Government has sought to bring forward to provide economic certainty, confidence in the construction sector and employment," "The design is complete and a tender process to appoint a contractor for early involvement will occur in the next month or so, with enabling works expected to start before Christmas and onsite construction to follow early in the new year" External link

voxy Monday, August 17, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It is estimated that the Kōpū Marine Precinct could bring economic returns of up to $58.5 million over the next 30 years. It brings fresh opportunities to the boat repair and maintenance, aquaculture, trade and transport industries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These upgrades have been a long time in the making. I am pleased the Government can support Kōpū and the wider Thames Coromandel district to make the most of its plans to enrich the region,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "It is estimated that the KÅpÅ« Marine Precinct could bring economic returns of up to $58.5 million over the next 30 years. It brings fresh opportunities to the boat repair and maintenance, aquaculture, trade and transport industries," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Our Party ) : "The reality is that New Zealand First is a party that exists on the basis of getting over 5 percent. I think that I will magnetise lots of votes up home, the campaign starts today," "In a sense we're fully unshackled from our constitution of responsibilities... Our party is always regarded as something of an outsider or an underdog, and we can only go one way, that's up" External link

newshub Monday, August 10, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Interesting that you're not talking about winning the seat of Northland anymore... You were certain you were going to win it... You're not talking like that anymore. You don't think you're going to win Northland?" External link

newshub Monday, August 10, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The provision of modern and safe housing for some of our most vulnerable citizens has been a strong focus for the Coalition Government. I am pleased that the Government has been able to get behind this project to help Palmerston North City Council complete it," "Not only will this funding for stage 2 of the Papaioea Place redevelopment provide 28 units in addition to the 50 already built, it will also provide around 68 jobs for skilled tradespeople during construction" External link

voxy Monday, August 10, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I've never taken anything for granted. It's a call to action. The poll is one single poll at the beginning of a six-week campaign and no one should take that as gospel-like result," External link

nzherald Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Mangonui waterfront is increasingly busy. Pedestrians, cyclists, recreational and commercial users are all in one spot with little to separate them. Dedicated parking for trucks collecting fish, and other vehicles, and better footpaths and lighting for pedestrians and cyclists will make this a more welcoming and safer waterfront," "Improving this infrastructure will add to the area’s attraction to visitors and help the local economy. The work on both the culverts and the waterfront will also provide jobs during construction, which will also put money in the pockets of those who live in the region" External link

voxy Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The work will include the construction of a new wharf and pontoon at Rangi Point and new wharves at Te Karaka and Mangungu, as well as a new pontoon being added to the existing Motuti Wharf," External link

voxy Friday, August 7, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Work on the projects will start immediately, with 16 jobs created over the six to eight months of construction," External link

voxy Friday, August 7, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This funding is for stage one of the project which will reinstate the dam and reticulation infrastructure at Motukaraka. A total of 30 jobs will be created across the community during construction," External link

voxy Friday, August 7, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The funding enables Northpower Fibre to extend improved broadband capacity in certain areas around Whangarei, Dargaville and Mangawhai Heads," External link

voxy Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This extension will bring Ultrafast Broadband to more Northlanders and will take pressure off the existing networks in the area, which are experiencing some congestion and capacity constraints," "The Northpower expansion will be a seamless addition to the UFB network, will be managed by Crown Infrastructure Partners and all of the existing policy and regulatory requirements for UFB will apply to it" External link

voxy Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “You win an election through an MMP process and associated with electoral victory are dividends, and one dividend arrived in the form of manifesto commitments, funded by putea in the form of the PGF [Provincial Growth Fund], endorsed by the Cabinet of New Zealand Government,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I think that it is very finicky to isolate that amount of putea without acknowledging that the transport, the billion tree contribution was also a fund within a fund,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "So just at the level of the human face of the PGF, this figure is not only handsome it's an affirmation of everything we set out to do," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "If a minister who is a steward of such a large amount of money is made to look evasive then it's not a good look for the public seeking more confidence and it's not a good look personally either," "So, I cracked the whip to go and amass this treasure trove of data" External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "In addition to the remarkable figure I’m able to announce today, 11,090 people have enrolled in the PGF-funded skills and employment programmes," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "So just at the level of the human face of the PGF, this figure is not only handsome it's an affirmation of everything we set out to do," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I'm not too hung up on looking at this purely through the font of an FTE (full-time equivalent). It is going to endow and it has endowed regions with new infrastructure which leads to productivity and in that journey the lives of 13,000 people have been positively touched in an economic way," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the islands, first through the halting of crayfish and blue cod exports and then through the drying up of livestock and wool sales. Fishing and farming are the islands’ main sources of economic revenue. This, coupled with a lack of tourism, has resulted in an estimated of $20m in lost revenue to the island and unemployment of up to 30 per cent," External link

voxy Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Every study on the issues and opportunities for the Chatham Islands economy has identified effective air services as critical for sustainable growth," "This new runway will allow larger planes to use the airport, improving connectivity for those living on the island, and for visitors. Doing this work now, which includes associated infrastructure such as building, lighting and fencing upgrades, is expected to future-proof the airport for half a century" External link

voxy Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Chatham Islanders have a long connection to the kaimoana industry. This project will diversify the industry into shellfish and premium seafood smallgoods. It will provide jobs and training opportunities for locals, strengthen the local fishing industry, improve food security and enhance biodiversity," External link

voxy Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Chathams Islands Electricity, which is the sole provider of reticulated electricity in the Chatham Islands, is a subsidiary of the not-for-profit Chathams Enterprise Trust. If the islands are to grow their economy, it is essential they are able to maintain a reliable power network. This new vehicle will have be equipped with a mobile workshop and will be used for pole installation, tree-trimming and lines and component servicing," External link

voxy Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These investments will support the work of many landowners, regional councils and community groups to prevent soil erosion, improve waterways and biodiversity, while creating vital jobs as New Zealand moves beyond the uncertainty of COVID-19," External link

voxy Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Weather and economic conditions have taken their toll on this popular destination, however, and our Government is backing the region to the tune of $8 million to support it giving this stunning waterfront the makeover it deserves," External link

voxy Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "With tourism taking a dive due to border restrictions and lockdown, the Bay of Islands needs this backing to boost its economy and get people working. This construction project will put money in the pockets of local businesses and create up to 60 jobs. It will also set up the town and the wider region as a must-visit destination for domestic tourists as we wait for international tourism to return," External link

voxy Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As well as these critical infrastructure developments that will further protect the waterfront, there are exciting plans for a promenade for walking and cycling, a floating helipad, an area for marine education, and more commercial buildings including a bus terminus," External link

voxy Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This investment recognises the Far North needs revitalising as Te Hiku o Te Ika (the tail of the fish) has a history rich in culture and heritage but is one of the poorest regions in the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is a really exciting project that will link and bring together these towns and iconic sites, and encourage visitors to explore this amazing part of the country,” “The culture of Te Hiku, combined with the stunning scenery and usually temperate climate, is something all New Zealanders need to experience. This investment will result in vibrant spaces and community pride, not to mention stimulating the regional economy, providing jobs and setting it up for the future” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Kaitaia-based social services provider Hē Korowai will receive $1.8 million to develop sites for 24 houses relocated from Auckland to provide affordable homes for ownership,” “Affordable housing is in short supply and extremely high demand in this region. This project aims to provide warm, dry, quality housing at a price that reflects the incomes of the people who live here” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These projects will provide much-needed economic stimulus and jobs for the Far North, which is one of the most deprived areas in New Zealand,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “To reduce traffic queuing at the giveway and to make the intersection safer, this funding will go towards the construction of the roundabout, footpath realignment and crossing, traffic islands, better lighting and signage,” “Today’s announcements will make a world of difference in the areas being funded, and I am proud that this Government has been able to deliver on its word to help reduce poverty and increase economic activity and job opportunities for Northlanders” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Three projects in the Kaipara region have been funded to improve much-needed infrastructure in these growing communities north of Auckland. They will also provide jobs and training opportunities," External link

voxy Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Users will be able to use the walking and cycling paths to get to school, work, the shops and for recreation. This is something the local community has been seeking for a long time," External link

voxy Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Kaiwaka is an area that is growing in importance as people spread from Auckland and find new places to live. The new footbridges will open up more recreational space and access to parts of the upper Kaipara Harbour," External link

voxy Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Kaipara District Council has done a sterling job of advocating for shovel-ready projects," External link

voxy Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Meth use is killing regional New Zealand. Community and industry leaders have told us of the deep and widespread impact it is having," External link

newshub Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Three projects in the Kaipara region have been funded to improve much-needed infrastructure in these growing communities north of Auckland. They will also provide jobs and training opportunities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Users will be able to use the walking and cycling paths to get to school, work, the shops and for recreation. This is something the local community has been seeking for a long time,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Kaiwaka is an area that is growing in importance as people spread from Auckland and find new places to live. The new footbridges will open up more recreational space and access to parts of the upper Kaipara Harbour,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The new wharf will provide a great gathering point, a base for water activities and a platform for families to launch their water adventures or just sit and enjoy the stunning scenery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Kaipara District Council has done a sterling job of advocating for shovel-ready projects,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Some of the projects will target gangs. All projects will give support to children, wh ā nau and grandparents dealing with issues around meth use,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These community wellbeing projects will have significant benefits for this community and the surrounding region. I’m pleased so many have been able to be funded through the $3 billion set aside in Budget 2020 for infrastructure projects nationwide,” “Building wellbeing spaces for our youth and the broader community at the heart of Kerikeri is well overdue. This wellbeing infrastructure package covers a host of our community interests and will create up to 100 jobs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Kerikeri inlet is an incredibly important resource to our community. Access has become increasingly difficult as our coastal land is sold into international ownership and costs have skyrocketed. It is important that our community enjoy access to the Bay of Islands through robust maritime facilities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The $1 million for animal shelters is an overdue investment. Far North District Council has a challenging role in dealing with animals, in particular dogs, and the community will now have confidence that the council can deliver its services under the Dog Control Act,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This shovel-ready project will also provide a specialist and fit-for-purpose centre of training excellence for the building and construction trades, areas which desperately need well-trained workers for our Government’s pipeline of infrastructure,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Aquaculture has been identified as the single greatest opportunity to create a new comparative advantage for Southland and work on this project is expected to get under way as soon as October," External link

voxy Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I want to thank all those who took part in the Select Committee process. As a result of that input, we have made a number of changes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Mum and dad investors need the right information to make investment decisions and they need to have confidence in the log traders that are purchasing their timber,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Explain to me why one of the directors of the board of Antarctica has been allowed to take his wife down when ordinary Kiwis never get the chance to go to Antarctica," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Explain to me why one of the directors of the board of Antarctica has been allowed to take his wife down when ordinary Kiwis never get the chance to go to Antarctica," External link

newshub Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This grant is being made available to Northland Regional Council. I am confident that our regional leaders will work closely with Whangarei District Council to address flooding problems in their area,” “Last week I announced $30m in flood resilience funding for Otago and Southland, an area damaged by bad flooding earlier this year. Today’s Northland announcement is a timely reminder of the importance of flood resilience investment” External link

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

Shane Jones said : “Our regional leaders know which parts of Northland are particularly vulnerable to flooding events. As my officials engage with the regional council, it is important that Whangarei, our largest city, and its concerns are addressed,” External link

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

Shane Jones said : “I am delighted that this wellbeing infrastructure is being funded by our Government. The projects together provide a solid construction work programme for Canterbury to help reduce the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our regional economies,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 20, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These are great projects which will provide the region with modern and fit for purpose facilities for patients and their whānau at a time when they need the best possible support around them,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Improving infrastructure is a key component of our economic recovery plan. This funding is an investment in the future of a critical piece of infrastructure for the region, improving safety for tourists, creating jobs and providing much-needed economic stimulus," External link

voxy Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This ‘flow-on multiplier-effect’ from funding should not be under-estimated for its wider financial return to the region. The Milford Rd storm damage reconstruction works currently underway have shown the flow-on benefits of funding for the local community and for the wider region," External link

voxy Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These businesses are in line with Southland’s priority to diversify its economic base, and will create new jobs during construction and in the longer-term,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Both businesses we’re supporting today are proud Southland entities and their respective expansions will quite rightly benefit locals,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “A total investment of over $3.5 million from the PGF will help close to 1,500 people become work-ready,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Every year flooding costs regional economies many millions of dollars,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This funding will make a real difference to people living in Southland and Otago by not only making them safer from the impact of flooding but also providing new work opportunities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Government funding of $7 million has been approved for the Clutha Community Hub, a $17 million project which is estimated to create more than 150 direct and indirect jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I’m pleased we’re able to support these two important community projects and look forward to hearing about their progress,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

westerntelegraph Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

clactonandfrintongazette Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

chelmsfordweeklynews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I’m pleased to be able to announce $3 million for a new Gore public library and $1 million to enable important remedial works and upgrades at the Gore Multisports Complex," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “As the first stop on the Ancient Kauri Trail, the museum is building on its iconic international heritage status while supporting professional career development. These projects are all well supported and generate a sense of belonging to their communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These shovel-ready projects will have significant benefits for their respective communities and I’m pleased this funding is enabling work to continue that will lessen the economic impact of COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These shovel-ready projects will have significant benefits for their respective communities and I'm pleased this funding is enabling work to continue that will lessen the economic impact of Covid-19," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "The construction of the Ngawha Innovation and Enterprise Park will be a major infrastructure project for the region which could change the lives of many locals in an area of high economic deprivation," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Like-minded, innovative businesses will create economies of scale through co-location at the park and benefit from new infrastructure and low energy costs. There are plans for the park to include an innovation and education centre to train and develop locals, and on-site labs," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This build will get money circulating in this region. Over the long-term the facility will attract businesses and jobs and add to the social and economic wellbeing of local people," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This park, which has the backing of stakeholders including local iwi will be a game-changer for Kaikohe which has struggled to attract private investment in the past due to its relative distance, lack of infrastructure and trained workforce," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "Northland has been forgotten for so long it is well and truly overdue," External link

newshub Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. " External link

themirror Friday, July 10, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The funding is an investment in the wellbeing infrastructure of WhangÄrei, covering a group of projects identified by the region as priorities. They include a cultural centre, new mixed transport pathways and sports and trades training facilities," "Building infrastructure is a key component of our economic recovery plan. It creates jobs and provides much-needed economic stimulus. Money invested now will reap rewards later as we take care of our communities" External link

voxy Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This funding for WhangÄrei will provide the community and wider region with confidence that the Government is backing them in this challenging economic environment by creating new jobs and opportunities," External link

voxy Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Building infrastructure is a key component of our economic recovery plan. It creates jobs and provides much-needed economic stimulus. Money invested now will reap rewards later as we take care of our communities," "This funding for Whangārei will provide the community and wider region with confidence that the Government is backing them in this challenging economic environment by creating new jobs and opportunities." External link

nzherald Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This is a critical regional infrastructure project to ensure transport connections to the West Coast are resilient and reliable," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The rail line to Greymouth brings more than 80,000 tourists into the region each year, and gets the equivalent of 50,000 truckloads of exports to port. It’s a vital part of the regional economy," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This new report provides valuable insights that will help inform future decisions on this complex and significant issue,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Building the hub next to the major distribution companies in the North-East Industrial Zone will ensure rail is close to potential customers and Palmerston North Airport, while supporting the local and regional councils’ vision for Palmerston North,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The significance of this project to communities all over New Zealand is evident from the degree of public and financial support it has received locally and nationally," "This funding will enable the Sarjeant Gallery to undergo a specialist redevelopment, and preserve taonga on behalf of iwi and for future generations to come" External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Whanganui District Council will use the funding to support the increased cost of redeveloping the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This is a significant investment that will support the redevelopment of the Whanganui Port, a project governed by a partnership of iwi, local and regional councils," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Collectively, these projects will create hundreds of jobs for local people, uphold the wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua, protect key infrastructure from environmental changes and ensure a viable future for local assets. This will enable Whanganui to continue to grow economically and culturally," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Through PGF investment in the Port Infrastructure project, Whanganui District Council will upgrade wharves, develop marine infrastructure and improve dredging capabilities. This will enhance the local boat building and marine industry," "The project to redevelop Whanganui Port, now known as Te Puwaha, is a cornerstone of the Manawatū-Whanganui action plan, Accelerate 25 and the action plan for Māori economic development, Te Pae Tawhiti. More recently the Regional Economic Recovery Taskforce for Manawatū-Whanganui recognised the project as a priority for the economic recovery of the region" External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As communities continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, projects like this are essential to upskill employees, and to connect employers with potential candidates," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Up to 154 local people will be supported into employment within the first year by these three projects. Today’s funding will lay the groundwork for ongoing workforce planning and training in the region," "This investment will enable the growth of skilled workers in key sectors such as horticulture, forestry, apiculture, health and social services, agriculture and civil infrastructure" External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The purpose of the PGF’s Te Ara Mahi - Pathway to Employment fund is to lift productivity potential in the regions by connecting local people to local employment opportunities," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "PGF investment in these three programmes will mean jobseekers, underemployed workers and those looking to upskill will gain access to specialised training opportunities and pastoral care support," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "KiwiRail has looked at a range of potential sites around Palmerston North, considering a range of factors. Building the 2.5km long road-rail hub between the airport and Bunnythorpe makes sense," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "The regional freight hub will bring a log yard, a container terminal, warehousing for freight businesses, and KiwiRail’s operations and maintenance facilities, together in one place," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Building the hub next to the major distribution companies in the North-East Industrial Zone will ensure rail is close to potential customers and Palmerston North Airport, while supporting the local and regional councils’ vision for Palmerston North,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This funding for the Foxton Regeneration project will be used to make the well-known holiday town even more attractive for visitors and create employment opportunities in the region," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I am pleased to be announcing funding that enables the Foxton community to make progress towards the brighter, more sustainable future they have advocated for," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Log mongers have, in many cases, not represented with much integrity, quite frankly, the best interests of the forest sector," External link

Stuff Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Stuart Nash ) : "Any suggestion that I in particular or our party has somehow undermined the ability of Mr Nash to do his job is a bare-faced lie," External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "People should expect me from time-to-time to express my views about the balance between conservation values and industry growth," External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I have historically declared my association with the fishing industry," External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Both are critical to our economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 crisis," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Commission ) : "Maurice has a wealth of experience to bring to the board of the Infrastructure Commission, and I am particularly delighted that the board now has a Māori representative," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Provincial Growth Fund investment will be used to improve infrastructure, create up to 130 jobs and provide a visitor centre to house traditional and modern tÄonga to educate visitors about the history of Parihaka," External link

voxy Sunday, June 28, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The events on November 5, 1881 when the settlement was attacked by Crown troops and occupied in a violent invasion caused generations of grief for the whanau of Parihaka," External link

voxy Sunday, June 28, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Parihaka remains a vital symbol of nonviolent action and our shared heritage," "All New Zealanders should know its story and this project will help tell that story" External link

newshub Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Parihaka remains a vital symbol of non-violent action and our shared heritage," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We have now reached the point where it is no longer commercially viable for New Zealand Post to maintain current service levels and it needs Government support,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 26, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I am pleased to announce the establishment of a kauri sanctuary that will help protect this precious taonga for future generations. There is no known cure for dieback and without innovations such as this, we may continue to see our kauri forests ravaged by the disease," External link

voxy Friday, June 26, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Clearing and caring for this land has been no easy feat, but this is NgÄti RÄ“hia ancestral land and they are committed to using it to protect kauri and create educational and employment opportunities for their people," External link

voxy Friday, June 26, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It’s about 50 years since Rewa’s Village was built and it has fallen into disrepair. This funding will enable the trust to upgrade the facilities and displays, create up to seven new jobs, and attract more tourists," External link

voxy Friday, June 26, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We have now reached the point where it is no longer commercially viable for New Zealand Post to maintain current service levels and it needs Government support,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 26, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We have now reached the point where it is no longer commercially viable for New Zealand Post to maintain current service levels and it needs Government support,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 26, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As an essential service, posties and couriers worked throughout the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown to deliver essential items to Kiwis, and they have continued to work through the resulting massive demand for e-commerce," "New Zealanders will be aware of the issues that surrounded the ability of NZ Post to deal with the huge surge in parcel post during lockdown. This new state-of-the-art depot will provide it with the capacity to process parcels more quickly and efficiently," External link

nzherald Monday, June 22, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As an essential service, posties and couriers worked throughout the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown to deliver essential items to Kiwis, and they have continued to work through the resulting massive demand for e-commerce," External link

voxy Monday, June 22, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "New Zealanders will be aware of the issues that surrounded the ability of NZ Post to deal with the huge surge in parcel post during lockdown. This new state of the art depot will provide NZ Post with the capacity to process parcels more quickly and efficiently," External link

voxy Monday, June 22, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This investment is good news for New Zealand businesses who are looking to grow their e-commerce presence or are already successful in this space, and for the customers who use those services. The construction of the depot is good news for the Wellington regional economy, with the developer and contractor expecting to employ 350 people through 60 sub-contractors," External link

voxy Monday, June 22, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This new state of the art depot will provide NZ Post with the capacity to process parcels more quickly and efficiently," "This investment is good news for New Zealand businesses who are looking to grow their e-commerce presence" External link

Stuff Monday, June 22, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "The Government is highly impressed by the willingness of Te Rarawa to transition out of conservative agricultural use such as dairy and take a risk," "Dairy is just never going to create the jobs that are needed and horticulture would" External link

newshub Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This latest investment will get some much-needed cash circulating in the region to help it recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the long term, having an improved and reliable water supply will make a real social and economic difference to this Far North community,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The shift to growing sustainable crops will be more labour intensive than dairying, leading to more jobs for locals,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Northland already has most of the key elements for a successful, high-value sustainable primary sector. A reliable water supply will help make this a reality ,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The vision of these companies align with the Provincial Growth Fund’s objectives to increase productivity, create jobs and enhance economic opportunities in their region. Some 43 new sustainable jobs will be created which will get money circulating where it is needed most right now to offset the economic impact of COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The majority of manufacturing and engineering firms the PGF has already funded have just got on with it. They’ve been able to order new equipment, accelerate their production, hire new staff, meet their current customers’ demands and vie for new work. A number of these companies continued working through the COVID-19 lock-down as essential services and have experienced increased demand for their products and services,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Many of the 11 companies funded today have been producing to their full capacity and the barriers faced by them shows that while manufacturing and engineering is a strong sector in these two regions, it is constrained by the need for capital to invest in modern and more productive equipment and a need for more workers, both skilled and unskilled,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Regional Apprenticeship Initiative will provide a funding boost for the regions and will ensure the pipeline of skilled workers the regional economies will need in the future is maintained. It will also help apprentices to stay c onnected to their communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It is vital for the regions and their people that employers are supported to offer apprenticeships and that new apprentices are confident they can train and not be adversely affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Regional Apprenticeship Initiative will provide a funding boost for the regions and will ensure the pipeline of skilled workers the regional economies will need in the future is maintained. It will also help apprentices to stay connected to their communities," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It is vital for the regions and their people that employers are supported to offer apprenticeships and that new apprentices are confident they can train and not be adversely affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Regional Apprenticeship Initiative will provide a funding boost for the regions and will ensure the pipeline of skilled workers the regional economies will need in the future is maintained. It will also help apprentices to stay connected to their communities," External link

newshub Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It is vital for the regions and their people that employers are supported to offer apprenticeships and that new apprentices are confident they can train and not be adversely affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19," External link

newshub Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is an important development for the Taranaki region, which like all regions, is suffering from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m pleased that this project is providing employment for 10 people at a time when jobs are most needed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Our regions will depend on their local visitor attractions to bring in tourists, and when complete, the Taranaki Crossing is expected to increase visitor numbers by 35,000-40,000 by 2025,” “That is expected to boost Taranaki’s tourism economy by $3.7m annually, increase opportunities for iwi and others to invest in tourism-related businesses and support conservation efforts in the region, while also opening it up for everyone to enjoy responsibly” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This has been an incredibly challenging time for the sector and there is still considerable volatility in the log export sector, which the Government is closely monitoring," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This means at least 800 New Zealanders most in need of employment due to the economic effects of COVID-19 can be employed into work in their own communities," "Workers throughout New Zealand have been significantly impacted by the economic impacts of COVID-19. This latest investment is in addition to the $100 million earmarked for worker redeployment, of which $28m has already been allocated to Tairawhiti, $6.2m nationally for forestry workers and $36.7m to other regions hard hit by the effects of Covid-19" External link

voxy Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Our aim is to put in place measures to soften the impact on workers and businesses in some of the most affected areas, and in sectors where jobs have been lost and most in need of support," "The local councils and KiwiRail projects are providing vital support to regional economies as the PGF refocuses on projects that will provide immediate jobs, can start immediately and have high visibility to boost public confidence in the economic recovery" External link

voxy Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones says : "In addition, the workers will have job security pruning trees over the next three to six months on plantations administered by Crown Forestry and NgÄti Porou Forests Ltd after both agreed to bring pruning work forward," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "Products will be sold not only within New Zealand but to a much wider range of markets than our logs currently go to, reducing exchange rate risk and building market resilience," "At present more than 75 per cent of wood from our production forests is exported in different forms including logs, wood chips, sawn timber, engineered wood products and pulp and paper" External link

voxy Friday, June 12, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Bringing the start date forward by months would also mean an earlier finish date, and earlier access to a secure and reliable water supply for a region that has been hit hard by drought," "We recognise the value of providing more upfront investment to get these projects moving ahead and lift regional productivity significantly in a much shorter time frame" External link

nzherald Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "In a world-first, the RBI2 mobile towers will all be providing service to customers of all three mobile networks (Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees) by using shared antennae technology on the towers," "Having all three mobile operators’ services available from every Rural Connectivity Group tower will extend coverage for emergency services calling and will allow for emergency calls and information to be received by more people in more remote areas of New Zealand" External link

voxy Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Gisborne’s roading network was significantly run down. Local roads were impacted by heavy use by logging trucks and other heavy vehicles as well as several weather events which also took their toll," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “New Zealand is more ethnically diverse than ever, and the police have to learn to deal with that or lose goodwill,” External link

guardian Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Both of these intersections are vital connection points but they can cause travel delays and safety concerns for people travelling to and from the Bay of Islands and along the Twin Coast Discovery Route," "These are Northland’s main routes and by improving them we are not only creating jobs and economic stimulus for the area, we will make the region more attractive for domestic tourism which is suffering in the current global environment" External link

voxy Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The New Zealand Upgrade Programme will modernise our infrastructure and bring it up to a standard that will prepare us for future growth," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I will deliver an exciting policy vision for Northland - my home, with passion," External link

newshub Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I would have gladly stood in Whangarei, however I was born and bred in Awanui, so read between the lines," External link

newshub Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I have a strong and determined team up here. We look forward to telling our story of continued Government investment into rail, water storage, roads, digital connectivity, tourism and health after nine years of neglect by the last National Government" External link

newshub Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Under the last regime, every minor party was basically absorbed by the bigger organism," "My leader and I, we're just not going to tolerate being absorbed or completely shaded by the Labour Party" External link

Stuff Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Under the last regime, every minor party was basically absorbed by the bigger organism," "My leader and I, we're just not going to tolerate being absorbed or completely shaded by the Labour Party" External link

Stuff Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I’m delighted Te Uru RÄkau is offering NgÄ Karahipi Uru RÄkau - Forestry Scholarships for the third year running. These scholarships are increasing diversity in the forestry sector," External link

voxy Monday, June 1, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Aotearoa’s forestry industry is world-leading when it comes to research and technology. NgÄ Karahipi Uru RÄkau - Forestry Scholarships are helping grow the next generation of forestry professionals and scientists," External link

voxy Monday, June 1, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The funding changes are designed to increase planting and improve waterways. They are a practical example of how this Government is listening to and working with people to support them in their desire to make environmental and freshwater improvements," "Importantly, as we look to support those affected by the economic fallout from COVID-19, these large-scale planting and restoration initiatives will also provide employment in their communities and support the plant nursery sector" External link

voxy Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones told : "After the voters have determined whether or not it's appropriate for us to return to Parliament, then many options lie available for New Zealand First," External link

newshub Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “On forestry reform, there is no Roger Dickie-ing me,” External link

Stuff Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Government’s policy is to develop our nation, not export to foreign owners, like Mr Dickie’s Austrian countess, jobs and economic security,” External link

Stuff Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I don't want to be too petty," "But the reality is the [video] trivialises safety; I think it's a juvenile mishmash and it's toneless" External link

nzherald Friday, May 29, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Simon Bridges ) : "Simon Bridges, unfortunately, had personalised his dislike of the New Zealand First party and I suspect that the current leader is going to take his time and work in a more effective fashion realising that rule 101 in politics is you have to learn to count," External link

nzherald Monday, May 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The latest signs from the Prime Minister [are that] it's a cold shoulder to New Zealand First in Northland" External link

nzherald Monday, May 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "We are not going to solve the post-COVID economic contagion if we don't pull together," External link

newshub Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "But I would say fixing up community halls, sporting facilities where appropriate, maraes - all of this will lead to a rapid turnout of men and women back into the workforce," External link

newshub Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones told : "After the voters have determined whether or not it's appropriate for us to return to Parliament, then many options lie available for New Zealand First," External link

newshub Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The refocused PGF has three clear objectives that will drive every decision from now on," External link

voxy Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The refocused PGF has three clear objectives that will drive every decision from now on,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The PGF has already established an excellent track record of supporting the regional economies so is in a good place to take on this new approach,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I want to emphasise that the PGF will prioritise investment in sectors that are central to regional economies and will continue to be core to the economy through the rebuild phase,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "A number of projects will take place in Hawke’s Bay, Rotorua and Northland. This work will mostly focus on safety improvements and maintenance projects for roads and bridges, and footpath and cycleway construction," "Training will be provided for workers looking to be deployed, tailored to the specific requirements of the jobs available in their area. Training can be done pre-employment or on the job and can be delivered by providers or employers" External link

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

Shane Jones said : "A number of projects will take place in Hawke's Bay, Rotorua and Northland. This work will mostly focus on safety improvements and maintenance projects for roads and bridges, and footpath and cycleway construction," "Training will be provided for workers looking to be deployed, tailored to the specific requirements of the jobs available in their area. Training can be done pre-employment or on the job and can be delivered by providers or employers" External link

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

Shane Jones said : “A number of projects will take place in Hawke’s Bay, Rotorua and Northland. This work will mostly focus on safety improvements and maintenance projects for roads and bridges, and footpath and cycleway construction,” “Training will be provided for workers looking to be deployed, tailored to the specific requirements of the jobs available in their area. Training can be done pre-employment or on the job and can be delivered by providers or employers” External link

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

Shane Jones said : “For the past year we have been connecting rural and isolated marae in a bid to provide the same opportunities for the people in those communities as elsewhere and we are now expanding that successful programme to include some urban marae,” “Better digital connectivity through urban marae will not only help friends and whānau stay connected, but supports iwi to play a stronger role in their economic recovery” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “New Zealand’s economic recovery will be largely driven by the regions and they need a well-trained workforce and sustainable employment opportunities to get their economies moving,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 18, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “That’s why we are providing $14.79 million for organisations in some of our most vulnerable communities to provide a diverse range of educations, skills training, pre-employment and job pathway projects,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 18, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "There is no money that our government has dedicated or given to carbon forest investors" "The money that we have given is dedicated to planting, with farmers, native trees and where they want, with regional council planting poplars and some pine trees - but they are a mix of farming forestry" External link

newstalkzb Friday, May 15, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "You measure twice and you cut once. And once this money is cut we want to be absolutely confident that it's dedicated to enriching the productivity of regional New Zealand and as you obviously are aware, not a cent will go towards the experiment in Auckland to build light rail" External link

newstalkzb Friday, May 15, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "The COVID-19 crisis showed us how an overreliance on log exports to a small number of markets makes our forestry industry less resilient and more susceptible to global forces," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones says : "New Zealand’s log supply market is in transition, with smaller owners playing an increasingly important role in the annual harvest. Knowing that only registered professionals can provide forestry advice is expected to give growers greater confidence in the recommendations they receive on the management and valuation of their investment, and the financial returns achieved through the sales and purchase process," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones says : "This will help support a continuous, predictable and long-term supply of timber for domestic processing and export and result in greater confidence in business transactions, both in New Zealand and internationally," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "In just a few short weeks, the IRG, through Crown Infrastructure Partners, has been able to collate the largest ever infrastructure and construction stocktake the nation has ever seen," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "We will have an eagle-eyed focus on implementation to ensure money is getting out of the door and projects are not languishing in bureaucratic red tape," "The success of any infrastructure stimulus will depend on our ability to execute projects. In addition to providing advice on potential projects, the IRG will also help us navigate what extraordinary powers may need to be used - including the new Resource Management Act fast track process - to get these projects going" External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The funding will allow necessary restoration and remedial work to increase the farm’s productivity to lead to better quality cattle. This will lead to greater returns for its 365 shareholders, for whom it can make a real difference," External link

voxy Monday, May 11, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Whenua MÄori funding will enable Okaroro Inc to unlock the economic potential of its land much sooner to benefit its 260 stakeholders by accelerating its work programme and enabling them to invest in other areas on the farm earlier, such as fertiliser and water reticulation," External link

voxy Monday, May 11, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "PÅ«kaha has cemented itself as a successful wildlife centre and captive breeding facility, with almost 1000ha of native forest which has been returned to RangitÄne o Tararua and RangitÄne o Wairarapa. Iwi intend to gift the land to New Zealanders so it is important we invest in protecting and upgrading this incredible asset," External link

voxy Friday, May 8, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It was thought all the remains were lost forever," External link

voxy Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This morning, the mauri stone was laid by local iwi to represent the life force of the building and the important role it will have in our future," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It’s also important we preserve this taonga on behalf of iwi and for future generations so young Kiwis stay connected to New Zealand’s history," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones stated : “Indian students are ruining academic institutions in New Zealand” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 1, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The forestry and wood-processing sector is at the heart of many regions and the communities within them. With a workforce of more than 38,500 and contributing more than $6.9 billion in export revenue, it will play a critical role in New Zealand’s economic recovery," External link

voxy Friday, May 1, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "COVID-19 has been unprecedented global event, but one thing remains the same, New Zealand has some of the best timber and wood products in the world, we need a skilled workforce to keep this sector moving forward, and the world wants our high quality products. We need to seize that opportunity," External link

voxy Friday, May 1, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "They are proof of the commitment we have to supporting our regions and the confidence we have that they will recover economically from what has been a devastating blow for some regions and sectors," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These projects are going to make a real social and economic difference in their communities. Our regions will play a large role in the recovery of our economy and we need to channel every dollar of PGF funding we can into supporting them and the communities within them," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "When making loans, the Provincial Development Unit considers a range of public benefits such as contribution to regional economic growth, job creation, skills development and improving environmental, cultural and social indicators that commercial banks don’t typically consider," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "There is strong interest in this project from the wider primary sector, and belief that there is significant potential to grow high-value horticulture in the region if more water was available. In the Mid-North, there are clusters of existing landowners eager to advance water storage and distribution opportunities. Strong support has also been expressed by landowners in Kaipara," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I am keen to have local farmers and landowners involved in the development from here and interested in hearing from people who want to be involved," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Water is critical for Northland’s economy and wellbeing. It will be even more so now that our regional economies are in recovery mode from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "They are proof of the commitment we have to supporting our regions and the confidence we have that they will recover economically from what has been a devastating blow for some regions and sectors," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These projects are going to make a real social and economic difference in their communities. Our regions will play a large role in the recovery of our economy and we need to channel every dollar of PGF funding we can into supporting them and the communities within them," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "When making loans, the Provincial Development Unit considers a range of public benefits such as contribution to regional economic growth, job creation, skills development and improving environmental, cultural and social indicators that commercial banks don’t typically consider," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "While this Government has responded quickly to the need for short- and medium-term support for Kiwis, businesses and industry, we are also working on a comprehensive long-term economic recovery package," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These projects are going to make a real social and economic difference in their communities. Our regions will play a large role in the recovery of our economy and we need to channel every dollar of PGF funding we can into supporting them and the communities within them," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones added : "where it's cost-effective to do so" "This will provide school-age students in remote areas with access to the digital connectivity programme that the government recently rolled out to support distance learning. It means that students, particularly those in low-income rural households, can continue with their schooling in exactly the same way as those in urban areas" External link

zdnet Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This will provide school-age students in remote areas with access to the digital connectivity programme that the Government recently rolled out to support distance learning. It means that students, particularly those in low-income rural households, can continue with their schooling in exactly the same way as those in urban areas,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It means that students, particularly those in low-income rural households, can continue with their schooling in exactly the same way as those in urban areas," External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I expect to be able to take proposals for these repurposed funds to my Cabinet colleagues shortly," External link

voxy Monday, April 27, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The purpose of the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has always been to stimulate regional economies and create sustainable employment. That purpose is even more critical now, in these unprecedented circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic," External link

newshub Monday, April 27, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "In addition to the PGF, the Infrastructure Industry Reference Group, led by Crown Infrastructure Partners chairman Mark Binns, is continuing to whittle down a list of more than 2000 proposals totalling $125 billion that have been received since we put a call out for applications for shovel-ready projects," "Ministers are expected to receive a shortlist of potential pipeline projects in the next fortnight with the aim of getting them started as soon as possible" External link

newshub Monday, April 27, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "One of the first things I approved [when I was elected] ... was a $9 million roundabout 500 metres from my whare," "Of course I got blasted for looking after myself. Well I can assure you nothing has happened," External link

Stuff Monday, April 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I acknowledge the forestry sector’s support for measures the Government is taking. Our approach must be pragmatic and recognise that worker health and safety is paramount,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I’m proud that the forestry and wood-processing sectors have been able to continue to supply essential products like firewood and shipping pallets during this uncertain time. These wood products are vital, whether they’re used to keep our homes warm or to move food around the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We’ve kept an eye on the essential services supply chain and adjusted it as needed, while supporting forestry and wood-processing sector businesses with wage subsidies,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I acknowledge the forestry sector’s support for measures the Government is taking. Our approach must be pragmatic and recognise that worker health and safety is paramount," External link

voxy Friday, April 24, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I’m proud that the forestry and wood-processing sectors have been able to continue to supply essential products like firewood and shipping pallets during this uncertain time. These wood products are vital, whether they’re used to keep our homes warm or to move food around the country," External link

voxy Friday, April 24, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "We’ve kept an eye on the essential services supply chain and adjusted it as needed, while supporting forestry and wood-processing sector businesses with wage subsidies," External link

voxy Friday, April 24, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "There is short-term relief, mid-term build and long-term sustainability. It covers the whole gamut," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We need to be throwing everything we have at our disposal at keeping Kiwi businesses going, workers in jobs and regional economies afloat and viable. If Provincial Growth Fund money is not going out the door through conventional projects then it needs to be repurposed for other initiatives,” “Ministers will soon consider whether unallocated funds should be redirected into regional projects which will have an almost immediate impact in line with the Government’s COVID-19 economic response. Projects that can provide initial economic support over the next two to six months and aid economic recovery longer term will be prioritised” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones told : "Medical triumphalism is great but not at the cost of an economic carcass," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I have been the Forestry Minister for two years. I negotiated a carve-out for foreign owners, simplified the process for them in the overseas investment legislation to expand their holdings without too much red tape," External link

newshub Friday, April 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones told : "It is now time for the international log-sellers and the forest owners to show reciprocity and observe an obligation to help regenerate regional New Zealand in a post-COVID environment," External link

newshub Friday, April 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "may very well peak beyond 300,000 Kiwis" External link

newshub Friday, April 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Obviously we're not going to be capricious and stuff people's projects up that are half way through towards completion," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "While the economic effect of COVID-19 is yet to be fully understood, we know that we have an opportunity to move our country into action mode and the Government does not wish to see red tape stymie our eventual recovery," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "These projects will help address the country’s infrastructure deficit as well as create jobs and buoy the economy," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "I've got multiple requests to visit industry leaders around the regions, these calls are coming from our backbone industry leaders," "They have all told me it is not an appropriate time to hobble our export earning industries," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about David Parker ) : "Minister Parker thoroughly understands that we are in a new normal that we need to be absolutely sensitive to the new set of circumstances," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These backbone industries are vital to maintaining solvency in the provinces and international earnings for the nation," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The future for the forestry sector is extremely bright and we want to ensure it is in a position to recover from the economic impacts of Covid-19 as quickly as possible" External link

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

Shane Jones said : "While New Zealand and the world is experiencing an economic shock, PGF projects are primed to help place the country on an excellent footing post–virus," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "By redeploying workers to short-term projects, we can help ensure they are available to go back to the forestry sector once it returns to normal," External link

newshub Friday, March 20, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I’m pleased we’ve been able to work alongside the region on projects that will help diversify the forestry sector, which is overly reliant on log exports to China,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Work is about to begin on the first phase of the production line that will increase capacity from 3.5 days per week to a 24hr/7days-a-week operation. The second phase, which will establish New Zealand’s first fully commercial scale line, will start next summer,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While New Zealand and the world is experiencing an economic shock, PGF projects are primed to help place the country on an excellent footing post–virus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "A significant portion of the Tairāwhiti economy is linked to forestry, which accounts for 6.7 per cent of regional GDP," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "Work is about to begin on the first phase of the production line that will increase capacity from 3.5 days per week to a 24hr/7days-a-week operation. The second phase, which will establish New Zealand's first fully commercial scale line, will start next summer," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "It's not Government policy, but I've been lobbied incessantly about it, so I've invited people to send submissions to us," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "It's not Government policy, but I've been lobbied incessantly about it, so I've invited people to send submissions to us," External link

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

Shane Jones said ( about Tracey Martin ) : "My thoughts are with Tracey and her whānau," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones told : "If you want another million, 2 million, 3 million people, we should debate it and there should be a mandate, rather than opening up the options, unfettered, and everyone comes here from New Delhi," External link

newshub Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Connectivity is an essential part of doing business while lifting regional productivity, economic development and the wellbeing of communities. I’m pleased to see the PGF funding a regional digital hub for Ōpōtiki which will be open for local people and visitors to use,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 13, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This funding comes from the PGF’s $100 million commitment to digital connectivity, with $20m set aside for getting marae online and establishing regional digital hubs. The PGF is making good progress with getting regional communities online and I’m pleased we can now add Ōpōtiki to a growing list,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 13, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These projects are part of the Whakatāne Regeneration Programme jointly developed by Whakatāne District Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa to boost their marine and tourism sectors,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “To be situated on a 10.9ha block of Māori freehold land, it will address the need for more berths and offer better protection from the dynamic river environment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I’m confident these developments will create a sense of vibrancy and optimism in the community, create 453 new direct and indirect jobs by 2030 and provide permanent benefits for the town and the region,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We always say as the spruce goes the squirrel goes,” External link

woub Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It’s completely different than the soil that develops under hardwood forests or other forests,” External link

woub Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “What we’re doing is we’re taking an area that was like a biological desert, stuck in arrested succession, the ground was compacted, and we’re putting it back into a forest that eventually, like a long time for now, will be a functional red spruce ecosystem,” External link

woub Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones dijo : “Cuando iniciamos esto, muchos de nuestros colegas pensaron que estábamos locos. Pero 10 años después, vamos bien encaminados” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT



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associate minister for transport0.84%EN11/03/201703/11/2017
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minister for regional economic development0.42%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
former labour minister2.10%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
ambassador4.20%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
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candidate0.84%EN08/26/201726/08/2017
aspirant0.42%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
labour minister1.68%EN02/21/201721/02/2017
ambassador for pacific economic development1.26%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
diplomat0.42%EN02/04/201704/02/2017
labour party mp0.42%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
cabinet minister2.10%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
former cabinet minister0.84%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
technician2.52%EN11/06/201606/11/2016
pacific economic development ambassador0.42%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
economic development ambassador0.42%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
internal affairs minister1.26%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
sheriff0.84%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
county sheriff0.42%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
spokesman7.14%EN06/16/201616/06/2016
Names Lang Count
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Michael Woodhouse said ( about Shane Jones ) : “Compared with a whopping $553.2m for the Northland region, home of Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones,” “The Government's PGF has been a politically driven lolly scramble with cash spread loosely. Northland has received 20 times the funding per person as the top of the South Island, or $3089 per person compared to just $152” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Mark said ( about Shane Jones ) : "I am over the moon that my plea to Minister Jones and Minister Peters has been heard. My good friend and Mayor of Tararua, Tracey Collis, has been at pains for months to reinforce the significance of the Dannevirke to Eketahuna back road," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Woodhouse said ( about Shane Jones ) : "The public is paying an extraordinary price for these sorts of initiatives, they need to know they're getting a return on that investment and at the moment, all they're doing is seeing Shane Jones wandering around cutting ribbons in places he thinks is going to be good for New Zealand First and as I say, the taxpayer deserves better than that," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Patterson added ( about Shane Jones ) : "The investments announced by my Party colleague Shane Jones will help build our communities, create jobs, and help Otago and Southland be more resilient to natural disasters, safeguarding our regional economies," External link

voxy Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Winston Peters said ( about Shane Jones ) : "Through Shane, Northland will have a strong and effective voice in Government. He has a proven track record as a zealous champion of the North and a fighter for the provinces. He has my full endorsement," External link

newshub Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

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Shane Jones said : “I think the way in which our language has been stretched hides an absence of deep thinking. And I'm arguably one of the best speakers in the country,” “I actually think that Radio New Zealand is possessed of an ideology that only pushes the left wing of New Zealand politics, and they use our language, as if it's only designed to advance progressive agendas” External link

Stuff Sunday, June 20, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones says ( about Winston Peters ) : "We'll be back with a leader called Winston Peters in 2023," External link

newshub Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I realized then that this wasn't the same as getting stuff at a yard sale," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones told : "He said there were a lot of family heirlooms that could have been lost," External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "didn't choose to give me this stuff," "They didn't have a choice. It's almost like a duty to give it back" External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 18, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It seemed like something fun to do. I had some money I’d saved from working in a used bookstore,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I realized then that this wasn’t the same as getting stuff at a yard sale,” “This guy was in prison, and his storage unit was auctioned off because he couldn’t afford to pay for it. This was probably everything he had left” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones told : “I watched different people who were buying them off YouTube,” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It’s just something fun to do. (It) doesn’t usually take up space. I focus on small stuff -- bottles, coins ... and I go to yard sales,” “I metal-detect. I like recovering things” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I realized this isn’t just something like yard sales, where they gave it to me and sold it to me. This is where their stuff was taken because they couldn’t pay (for) it,” “There was mail and a lot of personal documents in a pile. That’s the time I realized, this is not just junk. This is someone’s personal belongings that they lost” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “They were all very happy, especially the guy whose brother’s it was,” “He tried to offer me money, but I didn’t accept it. It was something to do, and it was nice” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “She fell on hard times, couldn’t get the stuff back, and most of the stuff was baby stuff,” External link

clickondetroit Friday, June 4, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It struck me. I was shocked. He was my mentor and he wanted me to take a position he once held," External link

arkansasonline Friday, June 4, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It was good, I liked it," External link

cbs46 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It actually had family heirlooms in it,” External link

cbs46 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It’s just something fun to do. Doesn’t usually take up space. I focus on small stuff, bottles, coins, and I go to yard sales,” “I metal detect. I like recovering things” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I started off hoping to keep some of it and then throw out the rest, but then I realized this isn’t just something like yard sales where they gave it to me and sold it to me. This is where their stuff was taken because they couldn’t pay it,” “There was mail and a lot of personal documents in a pile. That’s the time I realized this is not just junk. This is someone’s personal belongings that they lost” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It was a woman from Connecticut. She fell on hard times, couldn’t get the stuff back, and most of the stuff was baby stuff,” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It was a nice thing to do. It felt good,” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It was actually a guy’s brother I connected with who had no idea his brother had a storage unit, and it had family heirlooms in it,” “They were all very happy, especially the guy whose brother’s it was. He tried to offer me money, but I didn’t accept it. It was something to do, and it was nice” External link

fox13memphis Friday, May 28, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We are excited to provide our passengers with a world-class travel experience at the new North Satellite concourse,” External link

routes-news Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I think a new coach can certainly bring changes, but I don't think it's going to be a 180," External link

wcnc Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I think it's a reasonably stable situation to inherit as an incoming coach, and especially one that was already on the coaching staff," External link

wcnc Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic,” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

nypost Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic," External link

arkansasonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic" "Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable" External link

timescolonist Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

therepublic Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

siouxcityjournal Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

missoulian Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

whig Tuesday, December 29, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While all loss of life is heartbreaking, this situation has been particularly tragic” “Anytime children are senselessly taken from those who love them, the pain is beyond compare. When you add to that the loss of the adults involved, the pain is unfathomable” External link

680news Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "At this time, we believe this is an isolated incident and do not feel that there is any continued danger to the local public," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, December 27, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Lets face it, there was a red tsunami and the public obviously were tuned in to the whole Covid korero, and the forces that are right-ist, and I am of a right-ist beat as a politician, it was not a night for us," External link

Stuff Sunday, October 18, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Winston Peters ) : "Our rangatira Winston, he's resilient, he's tenacious, and I'm sure when the time is right he'll tell you exactly what he feels," External link

nzherald Sunday, October 18, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones agreed : "People's jobs continue to suffer [due to] Covid," External link

nzherald Friday, October 9, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "A total of 351 marae all over the country will receive much-needed upgrades while more than 3100 local jobs will be created through this investment which totals $96.5 million," External link

tvnz Friday, October 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The high number of marae applications we received not only met the criteria for the renovations programme but also met the Government’s $100 million Worker Redeployment allocation so were funded from both," External link

tvnz Friday, October 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "People's jobs continue to suffer [due to] Covid," "As we add resilience to our rural economy, it's important that the show goes on" External link

nzherald Friday, October 9, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This latest Government investment in our economic recovery recognises the role of marae, which are often the heart of their communities and what they provide," External link

nzherald Friday, October 9, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “A total of 351 marae all over the country will receive much-needed upgrades while more than 3100 local jobs will be created through this investment which totals $96.5 million. It is not only the marae that will benefit. It also means close to $100 million will filter into communities, through wages and into local businesses supplying building materials and fittings,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 9, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : ”This latest government investment in our economic recovery recognises the role of marae which are often the heart of their communities and what they provide. Marae are the centre of faith, sport, and family and community gatherings. They often do double service as accommodation, conference centres, health and welfare hubs and host some of our country’s most important events. “This once in a lifetime investment will help bring people back into work in the regions and at the same time upgrade this critical wellbeing infrastructure. I would also add that the overwhelmingly positive response from marae to our call for applications has been humbling,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 9, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Provincial Development Unit and Te Puni Kōkiri have done an amazing job to get these marae projects identified, quoted, assessed and set up to be contracted in such a short timeframe. Applicants are also working closely with the Ministry of Social Development to identify workers who need redeployment due to the economic effects of COVID-19 to carry out this work,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 9, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is an exciting development for the local community, and one that will provide significant economic opportunities for the Ruapehu district,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This region has been waiting a long time for this project, which has been talked about for a number of years. I am happy that the Provincial Growth Fund has been able to contribute to it, particularly at a time when local economies need a boost,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The distillery is a great success story and this loan will help it expand and increase production to meet the growing demand for its products, both here and in overseas markets," External link

voxy Friday, October 2, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Many of these groups would not have received funding from commercial sources as their assets are on collectively owned Māori land," External link

nzherald Monday, September 28, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As part of the PGF reset we are investing in projects that grow MÄori firms and MÄori assets in sectors that will be core to the economic rebuild. We are also continuing to invest in projects that meet whenua MÄori criteria such as increasing productivity on underutilised land blocks, announced in February this year," "The PGF is funding existing MÄori regional businesses with capital investment to increase productivity, increase job numbers and allow businesses to invest in regional economic development initiatives like construction and infrastructure. This investment allows these businesses to diversify into other sectors and markets and grow the MÄori asset base in the regions" External link

voxy Monday, September 28, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Applicants have had to show that their project is important to the community, they can start construction activity immediately, and will rapidly create jobs and income growth," External link

voxy Monday, September 28, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Town halls, other facilities and war memorials are an integral part of any community and many of them in the regions have fallen into disrepair,” “People in the regions should have facilities and memorials they can be proud of and which reflect the communities they are in” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This will reap huge benefits and gives people renewed pride in where they live,” “At the same time, jobs will be created for local tradies and contractors displaced by the economic impact of Covid-19. Although many of the jobs will be short term, workers will typically be involved in a number of different projects in their region” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Kōwhairoa Peninsula is a culturally significant site, of huge importance to Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa and Ngāti Kaitangata haupū,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 25, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Te Roroa is transitioning around 200ha of a 900ha block of land from exotic forest to native, through the planting of seedlings from its own nursery,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 25, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This glasshouse will be the first of its kind in New Zealand with the use of 100 per cent LED to increase tomatoes yields by 50 per cent per square metre," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Seven full-time and four part-time jobs will be created which is great news for this small isolated community with high unemployment," "The initiatives funded through the Provincial Growth Fund today will provide immediate jobs and security for locals and over the long term have the ability to open up more economic growth opportunities in Northland and lift the prosperity and wellbeing of its local communities for decades to come" External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says ( about James Shaw ) : "James got his nose out of joint and fought for it to be restored through the shovel-ready money," External link

newshub Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Despite my ego and big words I can't match the mana of my leader," External link

newshub Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "We cannot tolerate a culture of excessive drug use. I'm hardline against gangs," External link

newshub Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : “They feel much better that their education has a value,” “The students feel that they are learning stuff that they need to learn” External link

globalnews Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Around 1.5 million ha of land in New Zealand is in Māori ownership but large tracts are returning little direct commercial value to Māori landowners, nor much in the way of positive climate, soil, water or biodiversity outcomes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This funding through One Billion Trees (1BT), will help provide support and advice to help Māori landowners build confidence, skills and knowledge about forestry, as well as increase investor confidence to partner with Māori,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It is estimated that this will deliver between $25m and $40m in increased earnings, 120 direct and 200 indirect jobs, 7.6m tonnes of carbon sequestered and improvement in soil erosion rates and water quality,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The hub is already well used by the local community, with 85 events hosted there last year alone, including the MÄori Film Festival which attracted more than 12,000 people," External link

voxy Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Civic Theatre is a landmark in the main street of ÅŒtaki and much used and appreciated by residents. It is the towns cultural and performing arts centre, hosting the MÄoriland film festival, musical and concert events and school productions," "But after decades of use, it needs refurbishment inside and out to keep it as a vibrant part of the community" External link

voxy Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The loan to KLC Ltd will help the company weather the storm created by COVID-19 and provide more jobs in one of the areas most at risk," External link

voxy Monday, September 14, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The PGF loan will not only create more jobs but bring an estimated $9 million into the region each year," "A number of sawmills have closed or gone into receivership. We are not only helping these businesses secure workers’ jobs, they will also be able to take on more employees. We need to boost the industries already supporting their communities to ensure the regions are able to weather this economic storm" External link

voxy Monday, September 14, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is going to provide significant employment to an area in need. It is estimated that the project will initially create 30 jobs through construction and is expected to employ 62 people when completed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The loan to KLC Ltd will help the company weather the storm created by COVID-19 and provide more jobs in one of the areas most at risk,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The PGF loan will not only create more jobs but bring an estimated $9 million into the region each year,” “A number of sawmills have closed or gone into receivership. We are not only helping these businesses secure workers’ jobs, they will also be able to take on more employees. We need to boost the industries already supporting their communities to ensure the regions are able to weather this economic storm” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is Māori language week, and we’ve had the Māori broadcasting entity, I’m advised, spending $1 million on these English language programmes where they’ve got cultural grasshoppers trying to be smarter by spoofing the Māori language,” “I’d rather see this dough go to the Ratana church brass band,” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Māori language radio is starving, it’s being deliberately underfed,” “There’s an absence of an overarching clear plan,” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Our officials will now work with local iwi, local businesses, coastal shipping operators, to develop a proposal that is economically viable and sustainable, has broad community and local and wider iwi support and will create hundreds of jobs for locals," External link

voxy Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "There are a number of options to consider with various counterparties and further due diligence and engagement with local hapu is required before IRG Ministers proceed with the proposal," External link

voxy Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "When I announced this new initiative in response to economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, I said we wanted to get that funding to the people who needed it within six months," External link

voxy Friday, September 11, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Each of these schemes will provide a funding boost for the regions and ensure there is a pipeline of skilled workers available to meet future demand," "The RAI is focused on supporting MÄori and Pasifika people into careers. It will also aim to help people who have lost their jobs due to COVID into careers which will support them and their families" External link

voxy Friday, September 11, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Winston Peters ) : "You don't see the spring grass growing. I see shoots, I see roots going deep and I see my leader Winston's party standing strong after the date that you referred to. No more negativity! No more bleakness! The shining cuckoo has arrived - that's the Māori term, the pīpīwharauroa - for the springtime!" External link

newstalkzb Monday, September 7, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones claimed : "Holding up ‘shovel-ready’ projects for political advantage is clearly fine and to be expected in the way this Government has operated. " External link

voxy Monday, September 7, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "came to Wellington on all fours asking for assistance" External link

nzherald Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It's always been my view that the bailout option represents obligations," "Why should Kiwis bail out Air New Zealand whilst Air New Zealand doesn't seem to be capable of providing competitive, justifiable fares to keep regional businesses, regional economies, regional communities solid" External link

nzherald Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a blow to New Zealand’s economy, with the effects being felt hard in the regions. Our recovery will be driven, in large part, by the regions so it is imperative businesses have a well-trained work force and Kiwis have more ways to learn and upskill,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 4, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Te Ara Mahi is just one of the many ways this Government is supporting the regions, from direct investment from the Provincial Growth Fund and through the $3 billion for shovel-ready infrastructure projects to funding for regional apprenticeships and worker redeployment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 4, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Businesses across New Zealand have told us it is difficult to employ people with drug problems. Particularly in our current economic climate, it is important that regional businesses have reliable workforces. It is also incredibly important for people to have the tools to deal with addiction so that they can get and keep jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 4, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These programmes will support more than 2000 people and create opportunities for them including employment,” “These providers work alongside their communities and incorporate strategies including improving access to treatment, drop-in hubs, kaupapa M ā ori approaches, peer support and after-hours support” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 4, 2020 6:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Today Ruapekapeka has New Zealand’s best preserved battlefield. Ditches and bank defences, a cast iron cannon and earthen defences are still visible,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Today Ruapekapeka has New Zealand's best preserved battlefield. Ditches and bank defences, a cast iron cannon and earthen defences are still visible," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about British ) : "This work should encourage visitors to travel to other historical sites of the Northern War, which includes the Ōhaeawai where the British were first defeated. Ōhaeawai Battlefield received $1.7 million in PGF funding in August to restore the site," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The acceleration of these projects are a long-term investment in Kaipara. Local communities and iwi will benefit from this infrastructure for decades to come," External link

nzherald Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The track will form part of a longer planned ‘Ancient Kauri Trail’, which will eventually run from Maungaturoto to the southern headland of the Hokianga Harbour,” External link

Stuff Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "We are delivering more jobs and investing in our regional economies to help improve our environment. Jobs for Nature is doing exactly what it says on the tin," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "All of these projects are set to begin within six months," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It is expected that up to 30 per cent of the more than 200 estimated additional workforce will be Māori," External link

nzherald Monday, August 24, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Because of the economic impact of COVID-19, there is potential for this work to be delayed, which will have a knock-on effect on the tradespeople and associated industries involved in the project," "The Government will provide $8 million, by way of a loan, to Penny Homes to ensure this project stays on track. It will be a significant employer in TaupÅ and the wider region and it’s estimated it will pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy over the five-year build timeframe" External link

voxy Friday, August 21, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This project will improve safety for all traffic. It will also build investment confidence in increased land production and tourism, and underpin sustainable business and job growth in the rural communities the road runs alongside," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Given the small rating base in the region, it was important the Government stepped in to help the Tararua District Council get these critical upgrades underway. This piece of roading is crucial for this region and this project will provide an economic boost at a time when it is needed, as well as putting people in jobs," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Tourism is a big contributor to Ruapehu’s economy. While domestic visitors make up the majority, it is important that the region looks for other ways to boost the local economy and get people into work," "This project will do that, but will also provide the district with a much-needed increase in social housing. It will also add to affordable housing stock for workers in key industries such as manufacturing, agriculture and essential workers like police and teachers" External link

voxy Wednesday, August 19, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This important first step will act as a springboard for private sector investment and will play an important role in job creation in the interim too,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 18, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The upgraded capacity and resilience these new fibre links will provide to the West Coast and Southland are a further example of the Government’s ongoing commitment to improving critical telecommunications infrastructure nationwide, as well as specifically boosting investment in the regions," "Investment in high-quality communications infrastructure proved its worth to New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown and will also underpin the economic recovery" External link

voxy Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The primary role of the business is producing compost and growing mushrooms," "It is also one of the largest non-seasonal horticultural workforces in Hawke's Bay" External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones added : "It is expected that up to 30 per cent of the more than 200 estimated additional workforce will be Māori," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones added : "This is a fantastic project supported by the Government that will produce huge economic and social returns for the people of Hawke's Bay," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Recent significant growth in population has made this a priority project for the Horowhenua District Council and I’m pleased we’re able to support this important development," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Te Mata Mushrooms currently employs 120 people. It will work with the Ministry for Social Development to develop training programmes for apprentices and learning pathways for new recruits. It is expected that up to 30 per cent of the more than 200 estimated additional workforce will be Māori,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It is projects such as this that the Coalition Government has sought to bring forward to provide economic certainty, confidence in the construction sector and employment," "The design is complete and a tender process to appoint a contractor for early involvement will occur in the next month or so, with enabling works expected to start before Christmas and onsite construction to follow early in the new year" External link

voxy Monday, August 17, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It is estimated that the Kōpū Marine Precinct could bring economic returns of up to $58.5 million over the next 30 years. It brings fresh opportunities to the boat repair and maintenance, aquaculture, trade and transport industries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These upgrades have been a long time in the making. I am pleased the Government can support Kōpū and the wider Thames Coromandel district to make the most of its plans to enrich the region,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 13, 2020 8:37:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "It is estimated that the KÅpÅ« Marine Precinct could bring economic returns of up to $58.5 million over the next 30 years. It brings fresh opportunities to the boat repair and maintenance, aquaculture, trade and transport industries," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Our Party ) : "The reality is that New Zealand First is a party that exists on the basis of getting over 5 percent. I think that I will magnetise lots of votes up home, the campaign starts today," "In a sense we're fully unshackled from our constitution of responsibilities... Our party is always regarded as something of an outsider or an underdog, and we can only go one way, that's up" External link

newshub Monday, August 10, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Interesting that you're not talking about winning the seat of Northland anymore... You were certain you were going to win it... You're not talking like that anymore. You don't think you're going to win Northland?" External link

newshub Monday, August 10, 2020 9:46:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The provision of modern and safe housing for some of our most vulnerable citizens has been a strong focus for the Coalition Government. I am pleased that the Government has been able to get behind this project to help Palmerston North City Council complete it," "Not only will this funding for stage 2 of the Papaioea Place redevelopment provide 28 units in addition to the 50 already built, it will also provide around 68 jobs for skilled tradespeople during construction" External link

voxy Monday, August 10, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I've never taken anything for granted. It's a call to action. The poll is one single poll at the beginning of a six-week campaign and no one should take that as gospel-like result," External link

nzherald Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Mangonui waterfront is increasingly busy. Pedestrians, cyclists, recreational and commercial users are all in one spot with little to separate them. Dedicated parking for trucks collecting fish, and other vehicles, and better footpaths and lighting for pedestrians and cyclists will make this a more welcoming and safer waterfront," "Improving this infrastructure will add to the area’s attraction to visitors and help the local economy. The work on both the culverts and the waterfront will also provide jobs during construction, which will also put money in the pockets of those who live in the region" External link

voxy Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The work will include the construction of a new wharf and pontoon at Rangi Point and new wharves at Te Karaka and Mangungu, as well as a new pontoon being added to the existing Motuti Wharf," External link

voxy Friday, August 7, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Work on the projects will start immediately, with 16 jobs created over the six to eight months of construction," External link

voxy Friday, August 7, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This funding is for stage one of the project which will reinstate the dam and reticulation infrastructure at Motukaraka. A total of 30 jobs will be created across the community during construction," External link

voxy Friday, August 7, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The funding enables Northpower Fibre to extend improved broadband capacity in certain areas around Whangarei, Dargaville and Mangawhai Heads," External link

voxy Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This extension will bring Ultrafast Broadband to more Northlanders and will take pressure off the existing networks in the area, which are experiencing some congestion and capacity constraints," "The Northpower expansion will be a seamless addition to the UFB network, will be managed by Crown Infrastructure Partners and all of the existing policy and regulatory requirements for UFB will apply to it" External link

voxy Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “You win an election through an MMP process and associated with electoral victory are dividends, and one dividend arrived in the form of manifesto commitments, funded by putea in the form of the PGF [Provincial Growth Fund], endorsed by the Cabinet of New Zealand Government,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I think that it is very finicky to isolate that amount of putea without acknowledging that the transport, the billion tree contribution was also a fund within a fund,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "So just at the level of the human face of the PGF, this figure is not only handsome it's an affirmation of everything we set out to do," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "If a minister who is a steward of such a large amount of money is made to look evasive then it's not a good look for the public seeking more confidence and it's not a good look personally either," "So, I cracked the whip to go and amass this treasure trove of data" External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "In addition to the remarkable figure I’m able to announce today, 11,090 people have enrolled in the PGF-funded skills and employment programmes," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "So just at the level of the human face of the PGF, this figure is not only handsome it's an affirmation of everything we set out to do," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I'm not too hung up on looking at this purely through the font of an FTE (full-time equivalent). It is going to endow and it has endowed regions with new infrastructure which leads to productivity and in that journey the lives of 13,000 people have been positively touched in an economic way," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the islands, first through the halting of crayfish and blue cod exports and then through the drying up of livestock and wool sales. Fishing and farming are the islands’ main sources of economic revenue. This, coupled with a lack of tourism, has resulted in an estimated of $20m in lost revenue to the island and unemployment of up to 30 per cent," External link

voxy Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Every study on the issues and opportunities for the Chatham Islands economy has identified effective air services as critical for sustainable growth," "This new runway will allow larger planes to use the airport, improving connectivity for those living on the island, and for visitors. Doing this work now, which includes associated infrastructure such as building, lighting and fencing upgrades, is expected to future-proof the airport for half a century" External link

voxy Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Chatham Islanders have a long connection to the kaimoana industry. This project will diversify the industry into shellfish and premium seafood smallgoods. It will provide jobs and training opportunities for locals, strengthen the local fishing industry, improve food security and enhance biodiversity," External link

voxy Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Chathams Islands Electricity, which is the sole provider of reticulated electricity in the Chatham Islands, is a subsidiary of the not-for-profit Chathams Enterprise Trust. If the islands are to grow their economy, it is essential they are able to maintain a reliable power network. This new vehicle will have be equipped with a mobile workshop and will be used for pole installation, tree-trimming and lines and component servicing," External link

voxy Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These investments will support the work of many landowners, regional councils and community groups to prevent soil erosion, improve waterways and biodiversity, while creating vital jobs as New Zealand moves beyond the uncertainty of COVID-19," External link

voxy Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Weather and economic conditions have taken their toll on this popular destination, however, and our Government is backing the region to the tune of $8 million to support it giving this stunning waterfront the makeover it deserves," External link

voxy Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "With tourism taking a dive due to border restrictions and lockdown, the Bay of Islands needs this backing to boost its economy and get people working. This construction project will put money in the pockets of local businesses and create up to 60 jobs. It will also set up the town and the wider region as a must-visit destination for domestic tourists as we wait for international tourism to return," External link

voxy Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As well as these critical infrastructure developments that will further protect the waterfront, there are exciting plans for a promenade for walking and cycling, a floating helipad, an area for marine education, and more commercial buildings including a bus terminus," External link

voxy Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This investment recognises the Far North needs revitalising as Te Hiku o Te Ika (the tail of the fish) has a history rich in culture and heritage but is one of the poorest regions in the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is a really exciting project that will link and bring together these towns and iconic sites, and encourage visitors to explore this amazing part of the country,” “The culture of Te Hiku, combined with the stunning scenery and usually temperate climate, is something all New Zealanders need to experience. This investment will result in vibrant spaces and community pride, not to mention stimulating the regional economy, providing jobs and setting it up for the future” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Kaitaia-based social services provider Hē Korowai will receive $1.8 million to develop sites for 24 houses relocated from Auckland to provide affordable homes for ownership,” “Affordable housing is in short supply and extremely high demand in this region. This project aims to provide warm, dry, quality housing at a price that reflects the incomes of the people who live here” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These projects will provide much-needed economic stimulus and jobs for the Far North, which is one of the most deprived areas in New Zealand,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “To reduce traffic queuing at the giveway and to make the intersection safer, this funding will go towards the construction of the roundabout, footpath realignment and crossing, traffic islands, better lighting and signage,” “Today’s announcements will make a world of difference in the areas being funded, and I am proud that this Government has been able to deliver on its word to help reduce poverty and increase economic activity and job opportunities for Northlanders” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Three projects in the Kaipara region have been funded to improve much-needed infrastructure in these growing communities north of Auckland. They will also provide jobs and training opportunities," External link

voxy Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Users will be able to use the walking and cycling paths to get to school, work, the shops and for recreation. This is something the local community has been seeking for a long time," External link

voxy Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Kaiwaka is an area that is growing in importance as people spread from Auckland and find new places to live. The new footbridges will open up more recreational space and access to parts of the upper Kaipara Harbour," External link

voxy Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Kaipara District Council has done a sterling job of advocating for shovel-ready projects," External link

voxy Saturday, July 25, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Meth use is killing regional New Zealand. Community and industry leaders have told us of the deep and widespread impact it is having," External link

newshub Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Three projects in the Kaipara region have been funded to improve much-needed infrastructure in these growing communities north of Auckland. They will also provide jobs and training opportunities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Users will be able to use the walking and cycling paths to get to school, work, the shops and for recreation. This is something the local community has been seeking for a long time,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Kaiwaka is an area that is growing in importance as people spread from Auckland and find new places to live. The new footbridges will open up more recreational space and access to parts of the upper Kaipara Harbour,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The new wharf will provide a great gathering point, a base for water activities and a platform for families to launch their water adventures or just sit and enjoy the stunning scenery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Kaipara District Council has done a sterling job of advocating for shovel-ready projects,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Some of the projects will target gangs. All projects will give support to children, wh ā nau and grandparents dealing with issues around meth use,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These community wellbeing projects will have significant benefits for this community and the surrounding region. I’m pleased so many have been able to be funded through the $3 billion set aside in Budget 2020 for infrastructure projects nationwide,” “Building wellbeing spaces for our youth and the broader community at the heart of Kerikeri is well overdue. This wellbeing infrastructure package covers a host of our community interests and will create up to 100 jobs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Kerikeri inlet is an incredibly important resource to our community. Access has become increasingly difficult as our coastal land is sold into international ownership and costs have skyrocketed. It is important that our community enjoy access to the Bay of Islands through robust maritime facilities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The $1 million for animal shelters is an overdue investment. Far North District Council has a challenging role in dealing with animals, in particular dogs, and the community will now have confidence that the council can deliver its services under the Dog Control Act,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This shovel-ready project will also provide a specialist and fit-for-purpose centre of training excellence for the building and construction trades, areas which desperately need well-trained workers for our Government’s pipeline of infrastructure,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 24, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Aquaculture has been identified as the single greatest opportunity to create a new comparative advantage for Southland and work on this project is expected to get under way as soon as October," External link

voxy Friday, July 24, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I want to thank all those who took part in the Select Committee process. As a result of that input, we have made a number of changes,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Mum and dad investors need the right information to make investment decisions and they need to have confidence in the log traders that are purchasing their timber,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Explain to me why one of the directors of the board of Antarctica has been allowed to take his wife down when ordinary Kiwis never get the chance to go to Antarctica," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Explain to me why one of the directors of the board of Antarctica has been allowed to take his wife down when ordinary Kiwis never get the chance to go to Antarctica," External link

newshub Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This grant is being made available to Northland Regional Council. I am confident that our regional leaders will work closely with Whangarei District Council to address flooding problems in their area,” “Last week I announced $30m in flood resilience funding for Otago and Southland, an area damaged by bad flooding earlier this year. Today’s Northland announcement is a timely reminder of the importance of flood resilience investment” External link

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

Shane Jones said : “Our regional leaders know which parts of Northland are particularly vulnerable to flooding events. As my officials engage with the regional council, it is important that Whangarei, our largest city, and its concerns are addressed,” External link

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

Shane Jones said : “I am delighted that this wellbeing infrastructure is being funded by our Government. The projects together provide a solid construction work programme for Canterbury to help reduce the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our regional economies,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 20, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These are great projects which will provide the region with modern and fit for purpose facilities for patients and their whānau at a time when they need the best possible support around them,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 20, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Improving infrastructure is a key component of our economic recovery plan. This funding is an investment in the future of a critical piece of infrastructure for the region, improving safety for tourists, creating jobs and providing much-needed economic stimulus," External link

voxy Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This ‘flow-on multiplier-effect’ from funding should not be under-estimated for its wider financial return to the region. The Milford Rd storm damage reconstruction works currently underway have shown the flow-on benefits of funding for the local community and for the wider region," External link

voxy Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These businesses are in line with Southland’s priority to diversify its economic base, and will create new jobs during construction and in the longer-term,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Both businesses we’re supporting today are proud Southland entities and their respective expansions will quite rightly benefit locals,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “A total investment of over $3.5 million from the PGF will help close to 1,500 people become work-ready,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Every year flooding costs regional economies many millions of dollars,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This funding will make a real difference to people living in Southland and Otago by not only making them safer from the impact of flooding but also providing new work opportunities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Government funding of $7 million has been approved for the Clutha Community Hub, a $17 million project which is estimated to create more than 150 direct and indirect jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I’m pleased we’re able to support these two important community projects and look forward to hearing about their progress,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

westerntelegraph Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

clactonandfrintongazette Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

chelmsfordweeklynews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. "Post-lockdown could see us heading back that way. "There are too many of these former pubs in amazing buildings - now derelict - that used to be the central hub for a lot of communities. "If you can put some money in the till of a smaller independent pub through the use of this app, then it's done the job I intended it to” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I’m pleased to be able to announce $3 million for a new Gore public library and $1 million to enable important remedial works and upgrades at the Gore Multisports Complex," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “As the first stop on the Ancient Kauri Trail, the museum is building on its iconic international heritage status while supporting professional career development. These projects are all well supported and generate a sense of belonging to their communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These shovel-ready projects will have significant benefits for their respective communities and I’m pleased this funding is enabling work to continue that will lessen the economic impact of COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These shovel-ready projects will have significant benefits for their respective communities and I'm pleased this funding is enabling work to continue that will lessen the economic impact of Covid-19," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "The construction of the Ngawha Innovation and Enterprise Park will be a major infrastructure project for the region which could change the lives of many locals in an area of high economic deprivation," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Like-minded, innovative businesses will create economies of scale through co-location at the park and benefit from new infrastructure and low energy costs. There are plans for the park to include an innovation and education centre to train and develop locals, and on-site labs," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This build will get money circulating in this region. Over the long-term the facility will attract businesses and jobs and add to the social and economic wellbeing of local people," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This park, which has the backing of stakeholders including local iwi will be a game-changer for Kaikohe which has struggled to attract private investment in the past due to its relative distance, lack of infrastructure and trained workforce," External link

voxy Monday, July 13, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "Northland has been forgotten for so long it is well and truly overdue," External link

newshub Sunday, July 12, 2020 11:27:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Far too many traditional pubs closed down after the previous recession and it was pretty sad to see. " External link

themirror Friday, July 10, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The funding is an investment in the wellbeing infrastructure of WhangÄrei, covering a group of projects identified by the region as priorities. They include a cultural centre, new mixed transport pathways and sports and trades training facilities," "Building infrastructure is a key component of our economic recovery plan. It creates jobs and provides much-needed economic stimulus. Money invested now will reap rewards later as we take care of our communities" External link

voxy Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This funding for WhangÄrei will provide the community and wider region with confidence that the Government is backing them in this challenging economic environment by creating new jobs and opportunities," External link

voxy Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Building infrastructure is a key component of our economic recovery plan. It creates jobs and provides much-needed economic stimulus. Money invested now will reap rewards later as we take care of our communities," "This funding for Whangārei will provide the community and wider region with confidence that the Government is backing them in this challenging economic environment by creating new jobs and opportunities." External link

nzherald Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This is a critical regional infrastructure project to ensure transport connections to the West Coast are resilient and reliable," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The rail line to Greymouth brings more than 80,000 tourists into the region each year, and gets the equivalent of 50,000 truckloads of exports to port. It’s a vital part of the regional economy," External link

voxy Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This new report provides valuable insights that will help inform future decisions on this complex and significant issue,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Building the hub next to the major distribution companies in the North-East Industrial Zone will ensure rail is close to potential customers and Palmerston North Airport, while supporting the local and regional councils’ vision for Palmerston North,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The significance of this project to communities all over New Zealand is evident from the degree of public and financial support it has received locally and nationally," "This funding will enable the Sarjeant Gallery to undergo a specialist redevelopment, and preserve taonga on behalf of iwi and for future generations to come" External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Whanganui District Council will use the funding to support the increased cost of redeveloping the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This is a significant investment that will support the redevelopment of the Whanganui Port, a project governed by a partnership of iwi, local and regional councils," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Collectively, these projects will create hundreds of jobs for local people, uphold the wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua, protect key infrastructure from environmental changes and ensure a viable future for local assets. This will enable Whanganui to continue to grow economically and culturally," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Through PGF investment in the Port Infrastructure project, Whanganui District Council will upgrade wharves, develop marine infrastructure and improve dredging capabilities. This will enhance the local boat building and marine industry," "The project to redevelop Whanganui Port, now known as Te Puwaha, is a cornerstone of the Manawatū-Whanganui action plan, Accelerate 25 and the action plan for Māori economic development, Te Pae Tawhiti. More recently the Regional Economic Recovery Taskforce for Manawatū-Whanganui recognised the project as a priority for the economic recovery of the region" External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As communities continue to feel the impact of COVID-19, projects like this are essential to upskill employees, and to connect employers with potential candidates," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Up to 154 local people will be supported into employment within the first year by these three projects. Today’s funding will lay the groundwork for ongoing workforce planning and training in the region," "This investment will enable the growth of skilled workers in key sectors such as horticulture, forestry, apiculture, health and social services, agriculture and civil infrastructure" External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The purpose of the PGF’s Te Ara Mahi - Pathway to Employment fund is to lift productivity potential in the regions by connecting local people to local employment opportunities," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "PGF investment in these three programmes will mean jobseekers, underemployed workers and those looking to upskill will gain access to specialised training opportunities and pastoral care support," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "KiwiRail has looked at a range of potential sites around Palmerston North, considering a range of factors. Building the 2.5km long road-rail hub between the airport and Bunnythorpe makes sense," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "The regional freight hub will bring a log yard, a container terminal, warehousing for freight businesses, and KiwiRail’s operations and maintenance facilities, together in one place," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Building the hub next to the major distribution companies in the North-East Industrial Zone will ensure rail is close to potential customers and Palmerston North Airport, while supporting the local and regional councils’ vision for Palmerston North,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This funding for the Foxton Regeneration project will be used to make the well-known holiday town even more attractive for visitors and create employment opportunities in the region," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I am pleased to be announcing funding that enables the Foxton community to make progress towards the brighter, more sustainable future they have advocated for," External link

voxy Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Log mongers have, in many cases, not represented with much integrity, quite frankly, the best interests of the forest sector," External link

Stuff Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Stuart Nash ) : "Any suggestion that I in particular or our party has somehow undermined the ability of Mr Nash to do his job is a bare-faced lie," External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "People should expect me from time-to-time to express my views about the balance between conservation values and industry growth," External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I have historically declared my association with the fishing industry," External link

Stuff Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Both are critical to our economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 crisis," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Commission ) : "Maurice has a wealth of experience to bring to the board of the Infrastructure Commission, and I am particularly delighted that the board now has a Māori representative," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Provincial Growth Fund investment will be used to improve infrastructure, create up to 130 jobs and provide a visitor centre to house traditional and modern tÄonga to educate visitors about the history of Parihaka," External link

voxy Sunday, June 28, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The events on November 5, 1881 when the settlement was attacked by Crown troops and occupied in a violent invasion caused generations of grief for the whanau of Parihaka," External link

voxy Sunday, June 28, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Parihaka remains a vital symbol of nonviolent action and our shared heritage," "All New Zealanders should know its story and this project will help tell that story" External link

newshub Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Parihaka remains a vital symbol of non-violent action and our shared heritage," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We have now reached the point where it is no longer commercially viable for New Zealand Post to maintain current service levels and it needs Government support,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 26, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I am pleased to announce the establishment of a kauri sanctuary that will help protect this precious taonga for future generations. There is no known cure for dieback and without innovations such as this, we may continue to see our kauri forests ravaged by the disease," External link

voxy Friday, June 26, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Clearing and caring for this land has been no easy feat, but this is NgÄti RÄ“hia ancestral land and they are committed to using it to protect kauri and create educational and employment opportunities for their people," External link

voxy Friday, June 26, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It’s about 50 years since Rewa’s Village was built and it has fallen into disrepair. This funding will enable the trust to upgrade the facilities and displays, create up to seven new jobs, and attract more tourists," External link

voxy Friday, June 26, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We have now reached the point where it is no longer commercially viable for New Zealand Post to maintain current service levels and it needs Government support,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 26, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We have now reached the point where it is no longer commercially viable for New Zealand Post to maintain current service levels and it needs Government support,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 26, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As an essential service, posties and couriers worked throughout the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown to deliver essential items to Kiwis, and they have continued to work through the resulting massive demand for e-commerce," "New Zealanders will be aware of the issues that surrounded the ability of NZ Post to deal with the huge surge in parcel post during lockdown. This new state-of-the-art depot will provide it with the capacity to process parcels more quickly and efficiently," External link

nzherald Monday, June 22, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "As an essential service, posties and couriers worked throughout the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown to deliver essential items to Kiwis, and they have continued to work through the resulting massive demand for e-commerce," External link

voxy Monday, June 22, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "New Zealanders will be aware of the issues that surrounded the ability of NZ Post to deal with the huge surge in parcel post during lockdown. This new state of the art depot will provide NZ Post with the capacity to process parcels more quickly and efficiently," External link

voxy Monday, June 22, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This investment is good news for New Zealand businesses who are looking to grow their e-commerce presence or are already successful in this space, and for the customers who use those services. The construction of the depot is good news for the Wellington regional economy, with the developer and contractor expecting to employ 350 people through 60 sub-contractors," External link

voxy Monday, June 22, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This new state of the art depot will provide NZ Post with the capacity to process parcels more quickly and efficiently," "This investment is good news for New Zealand businesses who are looking to grow their e-commerce presence" External link

Stuff Monday, June 22, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "The Government is highly impressed by the willingness of Te Rarawa to transition out of conservative agricultural use such as dairy and take a risk," "Dairy is just never going to create the jobs that are needed and horticulture would" External link

newshub Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This latest investment will get some much-needed cash circulating in the region to help it recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the long term, having an improved and reliable water supply will make a real social and economic difference to this Far North community,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The shift to growing sustainable crops will be more labour intensive than dairying, leading to more jobs for locals,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Northland already has most of the key elements for a successful, high-value sustainable primary sector. A reliable water supply will help make this a reality ,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The vision of these companies align with the Provincial Growth Fund’s objectives to increase productivity, create jobs and enhance economic opportunities in their region. Some 43 new sustainable jobs will be created which will get money circulating where it is needed most right now to offset the economic impact of COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The majority of manufacturing and engineering firms the PGF has already funded have just got on with it. They’ve been able to order new equipment, accelerate their production, hire new staff, meet their current customers’ demands and vie for new work. A number of these companies continued working through the COVID-19 lock-down as essential services and have experienced increased demand for their products and services,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Many of the 11 companies funded today have been producing to their full capacity and the barriers faced by them shows that while manufacturing and engineering is a strong sector in these two regions, it is constrained by the need for capital to invest in modern and more productive equipment and a need for more workers, both skilled and unskilled,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 19, 2020 7:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Regional Apprenticeship Initiative will provide a funding boost for the regions and will ensure the pipeline of skilled workers the regional economies will need in the future is maintained. It will also help apprentices to stay c onnected to their communities,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It is vital for the regions and their people that employers are supported to offer apprenticeships and that new apprentices are confident they can train and not be adversely affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Regional Apprenticeship Initiative will provide a funding boost for the regions and will ensure the pipeline of skilled workers the regional economies will need in the future is maintained. It will also help apprentices to stay connected to their communities," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It is vital for the regions and their people that employers are supported to offer apprenticeships and that new apprentices are confident they can train and not be adversely affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The Regional Apprenticeship Initiative will provide a funding boost for the regions and will ensure the pipeline of skilled workers the regional economies will need in the future is maintained. It will also help apprentices to stay connected to their communities," External link

newshub Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It is vital for the regions and their people that employers are supported to offer apprenticeships and that new apprentices are confident they can train and not be adversely affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19," External link

newshub Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This is an important development for the Taranaki region, which like all regions, is suffering from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m pleased that this project is providing employment for 10 people at a time when jobs are most needed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Our regions will depend on their local visitor attractions to bring in tourists, and when complete, the Taranaki Crossing is expected to increase visitor numbers by 35,000-40,000 by 2025,” “That is expected to boost Taranaki’s tourism economy by $3.7m annually, increase opportunities for iwi and others to invest in tourism-related businesses and support conservation efforts in the region, while also opening it up for everyone to enjoy responsibly” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This has been an incredibly challenging time for the sector and there is still considerable volatility in the log export sector, which the Government is closely monitoring," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This means at least 800 New Zealanders most in need of employment due to the economic effects of COVID-19 can be employed into work in their own communities," "Workers throughout New Zealand have been significantly impacted by the economic impacts of COVID-19. This latest investment is in addition to the $100 million earmarked for worker redeployment, of which $28m has already been allocated to Tairawhiti, $6.2m nationally for forestry workers and $36.7m to other regions hard hit by the effects of Covid-19" External link

voxy Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Our aim is to put in place measures to soften the impact on workers and businesses in some of the most affected areas, and in sectors where jobs have been lost and most in need of support," "The local councils and KiwiRail projects are providing vital support to regional economies as the PGF refocuses on projects that will provide immediate jobs, can start immediately and have high visibility to boost public confidence in the economic recovery" External link

voxy Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones says : "In addition, the workers will have job security pruning trees over the next three to six months on plantations administered by Crown Forestry and NgÄti Porou Forests Ltd after both agreed to bring pruning work forward," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "Products will be sold not only within New Zealand but to a much wider range of markets than our logs currently go to, reducing exchange rate risk and building market resilience," "At present more than 75 per cent of wood from our production forests is exported in different forms including logs, wood chips, sawn timber, engineered wood products and pulp and paper" External link

voxy Friday, June 12, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Bringing the start date forward by months would also mean an earlier finish date, and earlier access to a secure and reliable water supply for a region that has been hit hard by drought," "We recognise the value of providing more upfront investment to get these projects moving ahead and lift regional productivity significantly in a much shorter time frame" External link

nzherald Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "In a world-first, the RBI2 mobile towers will all be providing service to customers of all three mobile networks (Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees) by using shared antennae technology on the towers," "Having all three mobile operators’ services available from every Rural Connectivity Group tower will extend coverage for emergency services calling and will allow for emergency calls and information to be received by more people in more remote areas of New Zealand" External link

voxy Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Gisborne’s roading network was significantly run down. Local roads were impacted by heavy use by logging trucks and other heavy vehicles as well as several weather events which also took their toll," External link

voxy Wednesday, June 10, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “New Zealand is more ethnically diverse than ever, and the police have to learn to deal with that or lose goodwill,” External link

guardian Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Both of these intersections are vital connection points but they can cause travel delays and safety concerns for people travelling to and from the Bay of Islands and along the Twin Coast Discovery Route," "These are Northland’s main routes and by improving them we are not only creating jobs and economic stimulus for the area, we will make the region more attractive for domestic tourism which is suffering in the current global environment" External link

voxy Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The New Zealand Upgrade Programme will modernise our infrastructure and bring it up to a standard that will prepare us for future growth," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I will deliver an exciting policy vision for Northland - my home, with passion," External link

newshub Saturday, June 6, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I would have gladly stood in Whangarei, however I was born and bred in Awanui, so read between the lines," External link

newshub Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I have a strong and determined team up here. We look forward to telling our story of continued Government investment into rail, water storage, roads, digital connectivity, tourism and health after nine years of neglect by the last National Government" External link

newshub Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Under the last regime, every minor party was basically absorbed by the bigger organism," "My leader and I, we're just not going to tolerate being absorbed or completely shaded by the Labour Party" External link

Stuff Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Under the last regime, every minor party was basically absorbed by the bigger organism," "My leader and I, we're just not going to tolerate being absorbed or completely shaded by the Labour Party" External link

Stuff Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I’m delighted Te Uru RÄkau is offering NgÄ Karahipi Uru RÄkau - Forestry Scholarships for the third year running. These scholarships are increasing diversity in the forestry sector," External link

voxy Monday, June 1, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Aotearoa’s forestry industry is world-leading when it comes to research and technology. NgÄ Karahipi Uru RÄkau - Forestry Scholarships are helping grow the next generation of forestry professionals and scientists," External link

voxy Monday, June 1, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The funding changes are designed to increase planting and improve waterways. They are a practical example of how this Government is listening to and working with people to support them in their desire to make environmental and freshwater improvements," "Importantly, as we look to support those affected by the economic fallout from COVID-19, these large-scale planting and restoration initiatives will also provide employment in their communities and support the plant nursery sector" External link

voxy Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones told : "After the voters have determined whether or not it's appropriate for us to return to Parliament, then many options lie available for New Zealand First," External link

newshub Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “On forestry reform, there is no Roger Dickie-ing me,” External link

Stuff Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The Government’s policy is to develop our nation, not export to foreign owners, like Mr Dickie’s Austrian countess, jobs and economic security,” External link

Stuff Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I don't want to be too petty," "But the reality is the [video] trivialises safety; I think it's a juvenile mishmash and it's toneless" External link

nzherald Friday, May 29, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about Simon Bridges ) : "Simon Bridges, unfortunately, had personalised his dislike of the New Zealand First party and I suspect that the current leader is going to take his time and work in a more effective fashion realising that rule 101 in politics is you have to learn to count," External link

nzherald Monday, May 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The latest signs from the Prime Minister [are that] it's a cold shoulder to New Zealand First in Northland" External link

nzherald Monday, May 25, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "We are not going to solve the post-COVID economic contagion if we don't pull together," External link

newshub Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "But I would say fixing up community halls, sporting facilities where appropriate, maraes - all of this will lead to a rapid turnout of men and women back into the workforce," External link

newshub Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones told : "After the voters have determined whether or not it's appropriate for us to return to Parliament, then many options lie available for New Zealand First," External link

newshub Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The refocused PGF has three clear objectives that will drive every decision from now on," External link

voxy Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The refocused PGF has three clear objectives that will drive every decision from now on,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “The PGF has already established an excellent track record of supporting the regional economies so is in a good place to take on this new approach,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I want to emphasise that the PGF will prioritise investment in sectors that are central to regional economies and will continue to be core to the economy through the rebuild phase,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "A number of projects will take place in Hawke’s Bay, Rotorua and Northland. This work will mostly focus on safety improvements and maintenance projects for roads and bridges, and footpath and cycleway construction," "Training will be provided for workers looking to be deployed, tailored to the specific requirements of the jobs available in their area. Training can be done pre-employment or on the job and can be delivered by providers or employers" External link

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

Shane Jones said : "A number of projects will take place in Hawke's Bay, Rotorua and Northland. This work will mostly focus on safety improvements and maintenance projects for roads and bridges, and footpath and cycleway construction," "Training will be provided for workers looking to be deployed, tailored to the specific requirements of the jobs available in their area. Training can be done pre-employment or on the job and can be delivered by providers or employers" External link

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

Shane Jones said : “A number of projects will take place in Hawke’s Bay, Rotorua and Northland. This work will mostly focus on safety improvements and maintenance projects for roads and bridges, and footpath and cycleway construction,” “Training will be provided for workers looking to be deployed, tailored to the specific requirements of the jobs available in their area. Training can be done pre-employment or on the job and can be delivered by providers or employers” External link

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

Shane Jones said : “For the past year we have been connecting rural and isolated marae in a bid to provide the same opportunities for the people in those communities as elsewhere and we are now expanding that successful programme to include some urban marae,” “Better digital connectivity through urban marae will not only help friends and whānau stay connected, but supports iwi to play a stronger role in their economic recovery” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “New Zealand’s economic recovery will be largely driven by the regions and they need a well-trained workforce and sustainable employment opportunities to get their economies moving,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 18, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “That’s why we are providing $14.79 million for organisations in some of our most vulnerable communities to provide a diverse range of educations, skills training, pre-employment and job pathway projects,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 18, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "There is no money that our government has dedicated or given to carbon forest investors" "The money that we have given is dedicated to planting, with farmers, native trees and where they want, with regional council planting poplars and some pine trees - but they are a mix of farming forestry" External link

newstalkzb Friday, May 15, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "You measure twice and you cut once. And once this money is cut we want to be absolutely confident that it's dedicated to enriching the productivity of regional New Zealand and as you obviously are aware, not a cent will go towards the experiment in Auckland to build light rail" External link

newstalkzb Friday, May 15, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones says : "The COVID-19 crisis showed us how an overreliance on log exports to a small number of markets makes our forestry industry less resilient and more susceptible to global forces," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones says : "New Zealand’s log supply market is in transition, with smaller owners playing an increasingly important role in the annual harvest. Knowing that only registered professionals can provide forestry advice is expected to give growers greater confidence in the recommendations they receive on the management and valuation of their investment, and the financial returns achieved through the sales and purchase process," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones says : "This will help support a continuous, predictable and long-term supply of timber for domestic processing and export and result in greater confidence in business transactions, both in New Zealand and internationally," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "In just a few short weeks, the IRG, through Crown Infrastructure Partners, has been able to collate the largest ever infrastructure and construction stocktake the nation has ever seen," External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "We will have an eagle-eyed focus on implementation to ensure money is getting out of the door and projects are not languishing in bureaucratic red tape," "The success of any infrastructure stimulus will depend on our ability to execute projects. In addition to providing advice on potential projects, the IRG will also help us navigate what extraordinary powers may need to be used - including the new Resource Management Act fast track process - to get these projects going" External link

voxy Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The funding will allow necessary restoration and remedial work to increase the farm’s productivity to lead to better quality cattle. This will lead to greater returns for its 365 shareholders, for whom it can make a real difference," External link

voxy Monday, May 11, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Whenua MÄori funding will enable Okaroro Inc to unlock the economic potential of its land much sooner to benefit its 260 stakeholders by accelerating its work programme and enabling them to invest in other areas on the farm earlier, such as fertiliser and water reticulation," External link

voxy Monday, May 11, 2020 5:25:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "PÅ«kaha has cemented itself as a successful wildlife centre and captive breeding facility, with almost 1000ha of native forest which has been returned to RangitÄne o Tararua and RangitÄne o Wairarapa. Iwi intend to gift the land to New Zealanders so it is important we invest in protecting and upgrading this incredible asset," External link

voxy Friday, May 8, 2020 5:04:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It was thought all the remains were lost forever," External link

voxy Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "This morning, the mauri stone was laid by local iwi to represent the life force of the building and the important role it will have in our future," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It’s also important we preserve this taonga on behalf of iwi and for future generations so young Kiwis stay connected to New Zealand’s history," External link

voxy Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones stated : “Indian students are ruining academic institutions in New Zealand” External link

dailytimesPK Friday, May 1, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The forestry and wood-processing sector is at the heart of many regions and the communities within them. With a workforce of more than 38,500 and contributing more than $6.9 billion in export revenue, it will play a critical role in New Zealand’s economic recovery," External link

voxy Friday, May 1, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "COVID-19 has been unprecedented global event, but one thing remains the same, New Zealand has some of the best timber and wood products in the world, we need a skilled workforce to keep this sector moving forward, and the world wants our high quality products. We need to seize that opportunity," External link

voxy Friday, May 1, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "They are proof of the commitment we have to supporting our regions and the confidence we have that they will recover economically from what has been a devastating blow for some regions and sectors," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These projects are going to make a real social and economic difference in their communities. Our regions will play a large role in the recovery of our economy and we need to channel every dollar of PGF funding we can into supporting them and the communities within them," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "When making loans, the Provincial Development Unit considers a range of public benefits such as contribution to regional economic growth, job creation, skills development and improving environmental, cultural and social indicators that commercial banks don’t typically consider," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "There is strong interest in this project from the wider primary sector, and belief that there is significant potential to grow high-value horticulture in the region if more water was available. In the Mid-North, there are clusters of existing landowners eager to advance water storage and distribution opportunities. Strong support has also been expressed by landowners in Kaipara," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I am keen to have local farmers and landowners involved in the development from here and interested in hearing from people who want to be involved," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Water is critical for Northland’s economy and wellbeing. It will be even more so now that our regional economies are in recovery mode from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic," External link

voxy Thursday, April 30, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "They are proof of the commitment we have to supporting our regions and the confidence we have that they will recover economically from what has been a devastating blow for some regions and sectors," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These projects are going to make a real social and economic difference in their communities. Our regions will play a large role in the recovery of our economy and we need to channel every dollar of PGF funding we can into supporting them and the communities within them," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "When making loans, the Provincial Development Unit considers a range of public benefits such as contribution to regional economic growth, job creation, skills development and improving environmental, cultural and social indicators that commercial banks don’t typically consider," External link

voxy Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "While this Government has responded quickly to the need for short- and medium-term support for Kiwis, businesses and industry, we are also working on a comprehensive long-term economic recovery package," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These projects are going to make a real social and economic difference in their communities. Our regions will play a large role in the recovery of our economy and we need to channel every dollar of PGF funding we can into supporting them and the communities within them," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones added : "where it's cost-effective to do so" "This will provide school-age students in remote areas with access to the digital connectivity programme that the government recently rolled out to support distance learning. It means that students, particularly those in low-income rural households, can continue with their schooling in exactly the same way as those in urban areas" External link

zdnet Wednesday, April 29, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This will provide school-age students in remote areas with access to the digital connectivity programme that the Government recently rolled out to support distance learning. It means that students, particularly those in low-income rural households, can continue with their schooling in exactly the same way as those in urban areas,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "It means that students, particularly those in low-income rural households, can continue with their schooling in exactly the same way as those in urban areas," External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I expect to be able to take proposals for these repurposed funds to my Cabinet colleagues shortly," External link

voxy Monday, April 27, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The purpose of the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has always been to stimulate regional economies and create sustainable employment. That purpose is even more critical now, in these unprecedented circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic," External link

newshub Monday, April 27, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "In addition to the PGF, the Infrastructure Industry Reference Group, led by Crown Infrastructure Partners chairman Mark Binns, is continuing to whittle down a list of more than 2000 proposals totalling $125 billion that have been received since we put a call out for applications for shovel-ready projects," "Ministers are expected to receive a shortlist of potential pipeline projects in the next fortnight with the aim of getting them started as soon as possible" External link

newshub Monday, April 27, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "One of the first things I approved [when I was elected] ... was a $9 million roundabout 500 metres from my whare," "Of course I got blasted for looking after myself. Well I can assure you nothing has happened," External link

Stuff Monday, April 27, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I acknowledge the forestry sector’s support for measures the Government is taking. Our approach must be pragmatic and recognise that worker health and safety is paramount,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I’m proud that the forestry and wood-processing sectors have been able to continue to supply essential products like firewood and shipping pallets during this uncertain time. These wood products are vital, whether they’re used to keep our homes warm or to move food around the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We’ve kept an eye on the essential services supply chain and adjusted it as needed, while supporting forestry and wood-processing sector businesses with wage subsidies,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 24, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I acknowledge the forestry sector’s support for measures the Government is taking. Our approach must be pragmatic and recognise that worker health and safety is paramount," External link

voxy Friday, April 24, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I’m proud that the forestry and wood-processing sectors have been able to continue to supply essential products like firewood and shipping pallets during this uncertain time. These wood products are vital, whether they’re used to keep our homes warm or to move food around the country," External link

voxy Friday, April 24, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "We’ve kept an eye on the essential services supply chain and adjusted it as needed, while supporting forestry and wood-processing sector businesses with wage subsidies," External link

voxy Friday, April 24, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "There is short-term relief, mid-term build and long-term sustainability. It covers the whole gamut," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We need to be throwing everything we have at our disposal at keeping Kiwi businesses going, workers in jobs and regional economies afloat and viable. If Provincial Growth Fund money is not going out the door through conventional projects then it needs to be repurposed for other initiatives,” “Ministers will soon consider whether unallocated funds should be redirected into regional projects which will have an almost immediate impact in line with the Government’s COVID-19 economic response. Projects that can provide initial economic support over the next two to six months and aid economic recovery longer term will be prioritised” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones told : "Medical triumphalism is great but not at the cost of an economic carcass," External link

Stuff Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "I have been the Forestry Minister for two years. I negotiated a carve-out for foreign owners, simplified the process for them in the overseas investment legislation to expand their holdings without too much red tape," External link

newshub Friday, April 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones told : "It is now time for the international log-sellers and the forest owners to show reciprocity and observe an obligation to help regenerate regional New Zealand in a post-COVID environment," External link

newshub Friday, April 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "may very well peak beyond 300,000 Kiwis" External link

newshub Friday, April 3, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : "Obviously we're not going to be capricious and stuff people's projects up that are half way through towards completion," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "While the economic effect of COVID-19 is yet to be fully understood, we know that we have an opportunity to move our country into action mode and the Government does not wish to see red tape stymie our eventual recovery," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "These projects will help address the country’s infrastructure deficit as well as create jobs and buoy the economy," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "I've got multiple requests to visit industry leaders around the regions, these calls are coming from our backbone industry leaders," "They have all told me it is not an appropriate time to hobble our export earning industries," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said ( about David Parker ) : "Minister Parker thoroughly understands that we are in a new normal that we need to be absolutely sensitive to the new set of circumstances," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "These backbone industries are vital to maintaining solvency in the provinces and international earnings for the nation," External link

Stuff Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "The future for the forestry sector is extremely bright and we want to ensure it is in a position to recover from the economic impacts of Covid-19 as quickly as possible" External link

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

Shane Jones said : "While New Zealand and the world is experiencing an economic shock, PGF projects are primed to help place the country on an excellent footing post–virus," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "By redeploying workers to short-term projects, we can help ensure they are available to go back to the forestry sector once it returns to normal," External link

newshub Friday, March 20, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I’m pleased we’ve been able to work alongside the region on projects that will help diversify the forestry sector, which is overly reliant on log exports to China,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Work is about to begin on the first phase of the production line that will increase capacity from 3.5 days per week to a 24hr/7days-a-week operation. The second phase, which will establish New Zealand’s first fully commercial scale line, will start next summer,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “While New Zealand and the world is experiencing an economic shock, PGF projects are primed to help place the country on an excellent footing post–virus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : "A significant portion of the Tairāwhiti economy is linked to forestry, which accounts for 6.7 per cent of regional GDP," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "Work is about to begin on the first phase of the production line that will increase capacity from 3.5 days per week to a 24hr/7days-a-week operation. The second phase, which will establish New Zealand's first fully commercial scale line, will start next summer," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "It's not Government policy, but I've been lobbied incessantly about it, so I've invited people to send submissions to us," External link

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

Shane Jones said : "It's not Government policy, but I've been lobbied incessantly about it, so I've invited people to send submissions to us," External link

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

Shane Jones said ( about Tracey Martin ) : "My thoughts are with Tracey and her whānau," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones told : "If you want another million, 2 million, 3 million people, we should debate it and there should be a mandate, rather than opening up the options, unfettered, and everyone comes here from New Delhi," External link

newshub Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “Connectivity is an essential part of doing business while lifting regional productivity, economic development and the wellbeing of communities. I’m pleased to see the PGF funding a regional digital hub for Ōpōtiki which will be open for local people and visitors to use,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 13, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “This funding comes from the PGF’s $100 million commitment to digital connectivity, with $20m set aside for getting marae online and establishing regional digital hubs. The PGF is making good progress with getting regional communities online and I’m pleased we can now add Ōpōtiki to a growing list,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 13, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “These projects are part of the Whakatāne Regeneration Programme jointly developed by Whakatāne District Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa to boost their marine and tourism sectors,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “To be situated on a 10.9ha block of Māori freehold land, it will address the need for more berths and offer better protection from the dynamic river environment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “I’m confident these developments will create a sense of vibrancy and optimism in the community, create 453 new direct and indirect jobs by 2030 and provide permanent benefits for the town and the region,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Shane Jones said : “We always say as the spruce goes the squirrel goes,” External link

woub Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “It’s completely different than the soil that develops under hardwood forests or other forests,” External link

woub Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones said : “What we’re doing is we’re taking an area that was like a biological desert, stuck in arrested succession, the ground was compacted, and we’re putting it back into a forest that eventually, like a long time for now, will be a functional red spruce ecosystem,” External link

woub Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:20:00 AM EAT

Shane Jones dijo : “Cuando iniciamos esto, muchos de nuestros colegas pensaron que estábamos locos. Pero 10 años después, vamos bien encaminados” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT



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mp13.03%EN12/03/201703/12/2017
minister10.92%EN12/03/201703/12/2017
regional economic development minister0.42%EN12/03/201703/12/2017
economic development minister0.42%EN12/03/201703/12/2017
regional development minister0.42%EN12/03/201703/12/2017
associate immigration minister2.94%EN11/07/201707/11/2017
immigration minister2.94%EN11/07/201707/11/2017
minister for transport0.84%EN11/03/201703/11/2017
associate minister for transport0.84%EN11/03/201703/11/2017
infrastructure minister0.84%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister for regional economic development0.42%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
former labour minister2.10%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
ambassador4.20%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
labour mp30.25%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
former labour mp5.46%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
candidate0.84%EN08/26/201726/08/2017
aspirant0.42%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
labour minister1.68%EN02/21/201721/02/2017
ambassador for pacific economic development1.26%EN02/17/201717/02/2017
diplomat0.42%EN02/04/201704/02/2017
labour party mp0.42%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
cabinet minister2.10%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
former cabinet minister0.84%EN01/16/201716/01/2017
technician2.52%EN11/06/201606/11/2016
pacific economic development ambassador0.42%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
economic development ambassador0.42%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
internal affairs minister1.26%EN08/24/201624/08/2016
sheriff0.84%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
county sheriff0.42%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
spokesman7.14%EN06/16/201616/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Shane JonesEN100.00%


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Michael Woodhouse said ( about Shane Jones ) : “Compared with a whopping $553.2m for the Northland region, home of Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones,” “The Government's PGF has been a politically driven lolly scramble with cash spread loosely. Northland has received 20 times the funding per person as the top of the South Island, or $3089 per person compared to just $152” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Ron Mark said ( about Shane Jones ) : "I am over the moon that my plea to Minister Jones and Minister Peters has been heard. My good friend and Mayor of Tararua, Tracey Collis, has been at pains for months to reinforce the significance of the Dannevirke to Eketahuna back road," External link

voxy Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Michael Woodhouse said ( about Shane Jones ) : "The public is paying an extraordinary price for these sorts of initiatives, they need to know they're getting a return on that investment and at the moment, all they're doing is seeing Shane Jones wandering around cutting ribbons in places he thinks is going to be good for New Zealand First and as I say, the taxpayer deserves better than that," External link

newshub Monday, August 3, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Mark Patterson added ( about Shane Jones ) : "The investments announced by my Party colleague Shane Jones will help build our communities, create jobs, and help Otago and Southland be more resilient to natural disasters, safeguarding our regional economies," External link

voxy Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Winston Peters said ( about Shane Jones ) : "Through Shane, Northland will have a strong and effective voice in Government. He has a proven track record as a zealous champion of the North and a fighter for the provinces. He has my full endorsement," External link

newshub Saturday, June 6, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT