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 - New regional tourism funding available

Wed 24 Aug 2016

Taupo’s tourism industry could benefit from Government funding that boosts regional tourism businesses and infrastructure, says local MP Louise Upston.

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Got a Trade Week 2016 is being launched tomorrow by Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston. The week-long event is part of the Got a Trade? Got it Made! campaign which aims to raise awareness of on-the-job training and career opportunities in New Zealand’s trades and service industries. ...
Although women are participating in the workforce in greater numbers than ever before, they remain under-represented in science, technology and engineering, Minister for Women Louise Upston said this week. Ms Upston made the comments at a meeting of women scientists and engineers from the Asia Pacific region.
New Zealand women’s contribution to the economy continues to grow, said Minister for Women Louise Upston. “The latest Household Labour Force Survey shows women’s participation is now 64.6 percent (June 2016 quarter), continuing an upward trend.