Simon Bridges

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges

Government delays Fuji Xerox procurement decision until after election

Wed 13 Sep 6

UPDATED: Winston Peters weighs in: "How many weeks does Minister Simon Bridges need to read the Fuji Xerox report?"

Yoogo general manager Kirsten Corson said the sharing model makes "pure electric vehicles accessible and affordable"

Limited chances for lower freight emissions from coastal shipping and rail

Fri 8 Sep

 The Ministry of Transport agrees electric vehicles are by the far greatest emissions abatement opportunity.

Communications Minister Simon Bridges will name the winner(s) of the RBI2

Spark/Voda/2d JV wins Rural Broadband 2 funding — but Chorus gets a major consolation prize

Wed 30 Aug 3

Everyone's a winner as the government showers the rural and urban fibre rollouts with more cash.

Vodafone chief executive Russel Stanners says vendors hype up 5G to help build demand for their network services (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

NZ telcos Spark, Vodafone in no rush to push 5G mobile

Tue 22 Aug 1

5G technology will need a commercial fibre product to connect large commercial users to the network.

Jacinda Ardern announced plans to build rail connecting the 'golden triangle' to counter Simon Bridges' roads policy (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Nats and Labour go head to head on road vs rail

Mon 21 Aug 23

National's announcement was intended to upstage yesterday's election campaign launch by Ms Ardern.

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges expects the fund to use the returns "to invest in more new and promising start-ups"

Bridges wants NZVIF's Seed fund to deliver better returns under new investment rules

Wed 16 Aug 14

The government has been running the rule over NZVIF in recent months as it weighed up the need to keep providing the early-stage investor with funding.


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