Shane Jones

14 Jun 18, 3:08pm
Winston Peters says ‘heads should roll’ at Fonterra over its loss on China's Beingmate, says the buck stops at the top
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14 Jun 18, 8:32am
Government ministers try to build bridges with the rural community, some by 'friendship', some by bullying. Also, why are there three national farm databases? wonders Guy Trafford
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13 Jun 18, 4:09pm
The ‘First Citizen of the Provinces’ has called for the resignation of another top public-sector figure – Fonterra Chairman John Wilson
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14 May 18, 9:56am
In a new Interest.co.nz series, political reporter Jason Walls sits down with MPs at the pub – he catches up with NZ First’s Shane Jones over a Bacardi and Coke the Minister spent the night nursing
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6 May 18, 7:42am
NZ First is making a clear pitch to rural Kiwi voters and has a $3b war chest to help plead its case so how Simon Bridges’ performs on his tour of regional NZ will be very important, says Jason Walls
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3 May 18, 8:32am
Peter Dunne sees opportunities for National in the regional and environment areas and warns against them lapsing into 'Opposition for the sake of it - as looks to be the case at present'
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1 May 18, 2:58pm
The scale of New Zealand’s infrastructure deficit is 'massive' and can't be fixed without billions of dollars of private capital – Jason Walls takes a look at how the Government plans to woo investors
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16 Apr 18, 1:24pm
The Minister of Transport Phil Twyford says there is a “great deal of interest” from private capital providers when it comes to investing in New Zealand’s transport infrastructure – he is welcoming their interest
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12 Apr 18, 3:18pm
Jenée Tibshraeny takes aim at the Government for looking beyond the local, as it eyes the global, by banning new offshore oil and gas exploration
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12 Apr 18, 12:30pm
PM Ardern says government giving oil and gas sector years of notice on move away from fossil fuels to avoid harsh Rogernomics-type impact on economy
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6 Apr 18, 1:30pm
Taranaki is the exclusive recipient of every cent of the Government’s most recent tranche of Provincial Growth Fund spending, with the lion’s share going to walking tracks and a Cathedral
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5 Apr 18, 1:07pm
The outspoken Minister of Regional Economic Development has blasted The Warehouse Group chairwoman Joan Withers for her 'inept' handling of the Kaikohe Warehouse’s U-turn on closing
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3 Apr 18, 4:25pm
Govt's 10-year draft land transport plan eyes regional roading improvements, state highway maintenance & public transport, plus new investment in rapid transit & rail
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25 Mar 18, 8:08am
NZ First MP Shane Jones’ calculated pot shots at Air New Zealand were clearly an attempt to garner voter support in the regions, Jason Walls says
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21 Mar 18, 2:55pm
PM Jacinda Ardern tells Minister of Regional Economic Development Shane Jones his calling for the sacking of Air NZ’s chairman went ‘a step too far’
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23 Feb 18, 12:00pm
Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has outlined more details of the Government’s $3 billion provincial investment fund
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9 Dec 17, 10:12am
Oliver Hartwich suggests a solution to opposition MPs swamping new government ministers with thousands of questions of questionable worth
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18 Oct 17, 10:18am
NZ First caucus meets over finer points after 2-day meeting with board which canvassed every policy in each of National's and Labour's packages - 'more than just 5 or 10'; Shane Jones says it's ring-sizing day - for his own nuptials
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17 Oct 17, 9:36am
Progress being made by NZ First board and caucus as meeting enters day 2, MP Shane Jones says: References Bible proverb relating to a King's throne being established forever if he is fair to the poor
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5 Oct 17, 8:34am
New Zealand First's two previous govt agreements were vastly different. Alex Tarrant considers whether either could be a blue-print this time around. He also wonders whether NZ First has been sending smoke signals the last week
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