New guidelines to help councils support local economic development and business investment have been welcomed by Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.
The Business Friendly Councils guidelines, launched by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), encourage economic development by identifying the roles councils have to support and encourage their local businesses to invest and grow jobs.
Pre-schoolers in the Coromandel electorate are benefitting from a new healthy nutrition and activity programme developed with $1.1 million of government funding, says Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.
Sport Waikato has used the money to create an Under 5 Energize Team to work alongside local early childhood centres to improve activity levels and food awareness. Around 130 childhood centres across the region are benefiting including facilities in Thames, Waihi, Ngatea and Paeroa.
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson has congratulated all those involved with the Coromandel Westpac Rescue Helicopter during what was an exceptionally busy holiday period.
The Whitianga-based chopper completed almost 56 separate missions during the month from Christmas Day to January 24. The list of call-outs included medical emergencies, road traffic accidents and sea searches.
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says a 180 per cent increase in police foot patrols across the Waikato over the last two years is preventing crime and making people feel safer in their homes and communities.
Crime in Eastern Waikato fell by 11.8 per cent in 2012/2013 when New Zealand reported its lowest crime levels in 30 years.
“Our focus has been on assisting our police to be an active, visible presence in our communities. Central to that support has been providing them with the tools to do that,” Mr Simpson said.
Busy start to 2014 2014 started at a blistering pace with a huge amount happening both in the electorate and in Wellington. An election year certainly brings everything into sharp focus in terms of what really matters to the people of New Zealand and that’s something I very much look forward to talking to the hard-working people of the Coromandel about over the coming months. In December I was very grateful to once again be nominated as the National Party candidate. I am both honoured and excited at being given the opportunity to seek another three years representing the people of New Zealand’s most diverse, vibrant and beautiful electorate.
Hundreds welcome PM The people of eastern Coromandel turned out in large numbers to welcome the Prime Minister John Key to the electorate last week. We had three very lively sessions in Whitianga, Tairua and Pauanui where the PM spoke to packed houses and answered questions on topics ranging from education and the environment to fishing and local government. What there was little debate over was the economy, with few if any questions around the current Government’s financial management. The feedback I had from those who attended the meetings was that while there may be some topics on which they agree or disagree with Mr Key, they are pleased and confident about the overall management of the NZ economy and the track we are going down. The Prime Minister expressed confidence in the Coromandel region and in particular highlighted the opportunities closer links and relationships with Auckland could offer.
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson and Prime Minister John Key visit Mercury Bay Area School
The Coromandel has received just under $280,000 in Department of Conservation funding to support the excellent work being carried out by local environment groups.
National MP for Coromandel Scott Simpson has congratulated Kiwis for Kiwi, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust and the Moehau Environment Group which have been named as recipients of Department of Conservation community conservation BioFund grants. The projects funded are:
Kiwis for Kiwi $43,478 Biodiversity Enhancement on Northern Coromandel $43,478 Waiaro Sanctuary Pest Management $54,000 Waikawau Bay Wetlands Project $52,174 Port Charles Rat Attack $49,929 Duck Creek Wetland Weed Control (Pauanui) $35,817
National MP for Coromandel Scott Simpson has congratulated Kiwis for Kiwi and the Moehau Environment Group which have been named as recipients of Department of Conservation community conservation BioFund grants.
The groups each receive $43,478 to continue their work on co-ordinating local Kiwi protection and revival strategies, and biodiversity enhancement and management.
In the National-led Government, Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is Chair of the Justice and Electoral Select Committee and a Member of the Health Select Committee. This website is funded by the Parliamentary Service and authorised by Scott Simpson, 614 Pollen St, Thames.
The National Party, PM John Key and Scott Simpson MP on social media platforms.