Back to top anchor

Media Statements & Speeches

Media statements and speeches by Infrastructure ministers and by senior National Infrastructure Unit or Treasury officials relating to infrastructure are listed here.

Media statements, speeches, and other features relating to the infrastructure portfolio that are released by ministers are available at the Infrastructure Portfolio page on the Beehive website.

List of Media Statements and Speeches
Date Author Title/Browse
19 Oct 2016 John Rae, Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Board Chair Good progress made on infrastructure delivery
14 Oct 2015 Richard Ward spoke at the 2015 Water New Zealand conference (PDF, 486 KB)
20 Aug 2015 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Thirty Year Infrastructure Plan Released (Beehive website)
20 Aug 2015 Lindsay Crossen, Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Board A step-change to tackle our future infrastructure challenges
15 Apr 2015 Cath Atkins, Deputy Secretary Growth and Public Services at the Treasury Holding On & Letting Go, Opportunities and challenges for New Zealand's economic performance
Speech delivered to the New Zealand Infrastructure Forum on 31 March 2015.
27 Mar 2015 Lindsay Crossen, Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Board Updated Infrastructure Evidence Base Released
5 May 2014 Lindsay Crossen, Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Board Appointments to the National Infrastructure Advisory Board
18 Feb 2014 Lindsay Crossen, Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Board Cross Sector Evidence Base a Big Step Forward
2 Dec 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Expressway begins as Transmission Gully builders named (Beehive website)
28 Nov 2013 Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Corrections New Wiri prison on schedule, boosting local economy (Beehive website)
26 Nov 2013 Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education and Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education First school celebrates connection to managed network (Beehive website)
20 Nov 2013 Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development, Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Housing and Hon Maurice Williamson Minister for Building and Construction Construction sector vital to help grow NZ economy (Beehive website)
20 Nov 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Draft Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan released (Beehive website)
19 Nov 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Government intends to auction remaining 4G spectrum (Beehive website)
18 Nov 2013 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance and Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development Business Growth Agenda driving jobs & growth (Beehive website)
15 Nov 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment and Hon Nick Smith, Minister of Conservation Board of Inquiry to consider Pūhoi to Warkworth proposal (Beehive website)
15 Nov 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Good progress continues on broadband programmes (Beehive website)
14 Nov 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Clifford Bay ferry terminal project won’t proceed (Beehive website)
14 Nov 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education More than 80 per cent of classrooms in greater Christchurch will be modernised by 2022 (Beehive website)
13 Nov 2013 Hon Chris Tremain, Minister for Local Government Financial benchmarks for local government (Beehive website)
7 Nov 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment and Hon Nathan Guy, Minister of Primary Industries Govt announces next stage of freshwater reforms (Beehive website)
7 Nov 2013 Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education and Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education $30 million redevelopment for two Auckland schools (Beehive website)
6 Nov 2013 Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Corrections $81.3 million for prison safety and rehab upgrades (Beehive website)
5 Nov 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Telco security legislation passes third reading (Beehive website)
5 Nov 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Government receives Commerce Commission decision (Beehive website)
31 Oct 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Two-year Waterview tunnelling process begins (Beehive website)
30 Oct 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Three bidders successful in 700 MHz 4G spectrum auction (Beehive website)
30 Oct 2013 Hon Nathan Guy, Minister of Primary Industries Irrigation progress welcomed in Otago and Rangitikei (Beehive website)
30 Oct 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Inner city Christchurch transport plan released (Beehive website)
25 Oct 2013 Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Corrections Complete PPP rebuild for maximum security wing (Beehive website)
24 Oct 2013 Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health Minister Ryall inspects Taupō Hospital upgrade (Beehive website)
24 Oct 2013 Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development and Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources Ministers welcome court decision on Bathurst (Beehive website)
17 Oct 2013 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Progress on multi-billion dollar infrastructure plan (Beehive website)
17 Oct 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Anchor Projects gathering momentum (Beehive website)
17 Oct 2013 Dr Rod Carr, Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Board Good progress on infrastructure but challenges remain
8 Oct 2013 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance and Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development Report shows Govt investing right across the regions (Beehive website)
26 Sep 2013 Hon Tim Grosser, Minister for Climate Change Climate Change Minister welcomes IPCC report (Beehive website)
25 Sep 2013 Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health West Coast to get new $60 million hospital (Beehive website)
24 Sep 2013 Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education and Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education Plan to transform school property (Beehive website)
19 Sep 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Government support for telecommunications cable (Beehive website)
18 Sep 2013 Hon Simon Bridges, Minister for Energy and Resources Oil and gas Block Offer 2014 consultation begins (Beehive website)
4 Sep 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Radio spectrum auction details announced (Beehive website)
3 Sep 2013 Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education and Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister of Land Information School property changes free up funds (Beehive website)
3 Sep 2013 Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Economic Development Petroleum & minerals sector boosts NZ economy (Beehive website)
30 Aug 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment Board of Inquiry to consider Ruakura Development Plan Change request (Beehive website)
28 Aug 2013 Hon Chris Tremain, Minister for Local Government Local Government planning overhauled (Beehive website)
27 Aug 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment Resource Management Reform Bill passes third reading (Beehive website)
16 Aug 2013 Hon Tim Grosser, Minister for Climate Change New Zealand commits to 2020 climate change target (Beehive website)
10 Aug 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment Major reform of resource management system (Beehive website)
8 Aug 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology UFB and RBI programmes exceed year two targets (Beehive website)
8 Aug 2013 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance and Hon Tony Ryall, Minister for State Owned Enterprises Government welcomes Meridian agreement (Beehive website)
7 Aug 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Review to provide certainty to consumers, industry (Beehive website)
7 Aug 2013 Hon Jo Goodhew, Associate Minister of Health $7.9m to improve drinking-water in small communities (Beehive website)
7 Aug 2013 Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister for Building and Construction Earthquake-prone buildings policy announced (Beehive website)
2 Aug 2013 Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education and Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education $211 million opens up digital world for schools (Beehive website)
2 Aug 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment Board of Inquiry to consider Basin Bridge proposal (Beehive website)
1 Aug 2013 Hon Tim Grosser, Minister for Climate Change Government welcomes climate change report (Beehive website)
26 Jul 2013 Dr Rod Carr, Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Board Appointments to the National Infrastructure Advisory Board
23 Jul 2013 Hon Chris Tremain, Minister for Local Government Speech to Local Government New Zealand annual conference ֠Update on Phase 2 of the Better Local Government reforms (Beehive website)
16 Jul 2013 Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education $10 million investment for new school facilities (Beehive website)
16 Jul 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications and Information Technology and Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Economic Development New report gives in-depth look at NZ's ICT sector (Beehive website)
10 Jul 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment and Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries Government finalises first stage of freshwater policy (Beehive website)
9 Jul 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications and Information Technology TSO discussion document released (Beehive website)
6 Jul 2013 Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development Final Convention Centre agreement signed (Beehive website)
4 Jul 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Civil Aviation Act review underway (Beehive website)
4 Jul 2013 Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources Wind farm consent a major boost for renewable (Beehive website)
1 Jul 2013 Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries Irrigation investment company established (Beehive website)
28 Jun 2013 Hon John Key, Prime Minister Kick-starting Auckland Transport Projects (Beehive website)
28 Jun 2013 Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development GDP data shows value of regions taking opportunities (Beehive website)
27 Jun 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Crown and Council agree recovery costs (Beehive website)
25 Jun 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment Resource Management Reform Bill passes second reading (Beehive website)
10 Jun 2013 Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources New scheme to drive building energy efficiency (Beehive website)
29 May 2013 Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education Next steps for 19 greater Christchurch schools (Beehive website)
29 May 2013 Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources Minister welcomes Cook Strait cable upgrade (Beehive website)
27 May 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Another successful RoNS chapter complete (Beehive website)
23 May 2013 Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development and Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources Denniston mine decision good news for jobs & growth (Beehive website)
17 May 2013 Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education $136 million investment fast tracks school network upgrades (Beehive website)
16 May 2013 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance We're spending well, not spending up - English (Beehive website)
16 May 2013 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance An extra $1.5b allocated from Future Fund (Beehive website)
16 May 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Additional $2.1b for Christchurch's recovery (Beehive website)
16 May 2013 Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries $80m for irrigation - boost to economy, environment (Beehive website)
16 May 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Government investment supports transport (Beehive website)
16 May 2013 Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education $134m for more modern learning environments (Beehive website)
16 May 2013 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Meridian Energy to be readied for partial sale (Beehive website)
15 May 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Govt releases spectrum consultation document (Beehive website)
9 May 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications and Information Technology UFB and RBI continue good progress (Beehive website)
8 May 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Telco security legislation passes first reading (Beehive website)
30 Apr 2013 Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health New $22m mental health unit for Hawke' Bay (Beehive website)
30 Apr 2013 Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development Govt report gives new insight into regional economies (Beehive website)
24 Apr 2013 Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development Govt streamlines procurement rules (Beehive website)
17 Apr 2013 Hon Chris Tremain, Minister of Local Government Councils infrastructure under spot light (Beehive website)
15 Apr 2013 Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister for Building and Construction Govt responds to Earthquakes Royal Commission (Beehive website)
15 Apr 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Minister welcomes Transmission Gully milestone (Beehive website)
5 Apr 2013 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance MRP share offer document registered and loyalty bonus scheme announced (Beehive website)
27 Mar 2013 Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education New Wakatipu primary school proposed to open in 2015 (Beehive website)
23 Mar 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Sod turning marks start of Avon River Precinct (Beehive website)
13 Mar 2013 Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister for Building and Construction Earthquake-prone buildings submissions to get full consideration (Beehive website)
13 Mar 2013 Richard Forgan, Deputy Secretary, The Treasury John Park appointed Head of the Public Private Partnerships programme
11 Mar 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment Feedback sought on RMA and freshwater proposals (Beehive website)
9 Mar 2013 Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries Government releases freshwater proposals (Beehive website)
7 Mar 2013 Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources East Coast oil & gas study shows economic opportunity (Beehive website)
11 Feb 2013 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Crown and Christchurch City Council agree to special three year plan(Beehive website)
10 Feb 2013 Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Housing and Hon Chris Tremain, Minister of Local Government Development contributions review in response to housing cost concerns (Beehive website)
8 Feb 2013 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Review to provide certainty to consumers, industry (Beehive website)
4 Feb 2013 Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education New Primary School Opens Hobsonville Point(Beehive website)
18 Dec 2012 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Petrol tax and Road user charges increase(Beehive website)
14 Dec 2012 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 1 opened(Beehive website)
13 Dec 2012 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Case for City Rail Link no stronger(Beehive website)
12 Dec 2012 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment Government starts next stage RMA reform(Beehive website)
11 Dec 2012 Hon David Carter, Minister of Local Government Local government efficiency taskforce report released(Beehive website)
11 Dec 2012 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment Government starts next stage RMA reform(Beehive website)
11 Dec 2012 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Govt responds international freight report(Beehive website)
7 Dec 2012 Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister for Building and Construction Consultation earthquake-prone buildings begins(Beehive website)
6 Dec 2012 Hon Phil Heatley, Minister of Energy and Resources Grid upgrade will keep upper North Island litup(Beehive website)
21 Nov 2012 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Green light transmission gully PPP(Beehive website)
15 Nov 2012 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and Hon Maurice Williamson, Minister for Land Information Important boost Canterbury rebuild(Beehive website)
7 Nov 2012 Hon Amy Adams, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ultra fast broadband milestone reached(Beehive website)
5 Nov 2012 Dr Rod Carr, Chair of the NIAB Report shows good progress but ongoing infrastructure challenges
1 Nov 2012 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Infrastructure report sets out 67 initiatives (Beehive website)
1 Nov 2012 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Next step for Clifford Bay ferry terminal (Beehive website)
11 Sep 2012 Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Corrections Contract signed for new PPP prison at Wiri (Beehive website)
29 Aug 2012 Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Largest ever three year transport funding programme (Beehive website)
1 Aug 2012 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance;
Hon John Banks, Minister for Regulatory Reform
Better economic performance through better regulation (Beehive website)
13 Mar 2012 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance;
Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Economic Development
Business success at heart of Govt growth plan (Beehive website)
8 Mar 2012 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance;
Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Education
Next steps for new public-private prison at Wiri (Beehive website)
22 Dec 2011 Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health Next steps for Canterbury DHB rebuild (Beehive website)
19 Oct 2011 Dr Rod Carr, Chair of the NIAB Statement from the Chair of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board
3 Nov 2010

Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure;
Hon Judith Collins, Minister for Corrections

Prison PPP gets green light (Beehive website)
26 Aug 2010 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Govt welcomes joint infrastructure commitment (Beehive website)
21 Jul 2010 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure;
Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Education
School property PPP moves to next stage (Beehive website)
20 May 2010 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Multi-billion dollar investment in infrastructure (Beehive website)
14 Apr 2010 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure;
Hon Judith Collins, Minister for Corrections
NZ's first PPP prison to be built at Wiri(Beehive website)
2 Mar 2010 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Infrastructure Plan outlines large programme (Beehive website)
18 Feb 2010 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Fast-tracked public projects provide jobs boost (Beehive website)
7 Oct 2009 John Whitehead, Secretary to the Treasury Appointment of Executive Director National Infrastructure Unit (The Treasury website)
7 Sep 2009 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Government welcomes infrastructure paper (Beehive website)
12 Aug 2009 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Speech to New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (Beehive website)
12 Aug 2009 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Government outlines infrastructure approach (Beehive website)
28 May 2009 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Government boosts productive infrastructure (Beehive website)
25 May 2009 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Government announces Infrastructure Board (Beehive website)
27 Apr 2009 Hon Steve Joyce, Associate Minister for Infrastructure Speech to Fast Tracking National Infrastructure Summit (Beehive website)
3 Mar 2009 Hon Steve Joyce, Associate Minister for Infrastructure The development of New Zealand's infrastructure: current and future needs (Beehive website)
2 Mar 2009 Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure Government invests in KiwiRail, sets up infrastructure unit (Beehive website)
18 Feb 2009 Hon John Key, Prime Minister;
Hon Bill English, Minister for Infrastructure
Fast-tracked public projects give $500m boost (Beehive website)
Last updated: 
Tuesday, 10 October 2017