Hon Louise Upston

MP for Taupo

In the National-led Government, Taupo MP Louise Upston is Minister for Land Information, Minister for Women, Associate Minister of Local Government, and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

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Media Statement: Taupo MP congratulates local youth award winners

Tue 24 May 2016

The recipients for the 2016 Youth Awards have been announced today, and local MP Louise Upston would like to congratulate two Taupo residents for receiving an award this year.

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New Zealand now has the highest ever percentage of women on state sector boards and committees, Minister for Women Louise Upston announced today. “I am pleased to report that women represented 43.4 per cent of state sector boards and committees, at the end of 2015. This is a significant increase on 41.7 per cent in 2014.
Initial data generated from the Government’s property tax measures in Budget 2015 indicates overseas tax resident buyers are behind 2-3 per cent of New Zealand property transfers, Land Information Minister Louise Upston says. Over the six months to 31 March, 97,800 property transfers of all types were registered with LINZ. Of these: ...
Legislation paving the way for a two-stage transition of Environment Canterbury back to an elected council passed its third reading in Parliament today. Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith said the time was right to transition ECan back to an elected council, and he welcomed the passage of the bill with support from the Maori and ACT parties. ...