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Author archives: Cherry Taylor

Plan to make Mahia possum-free

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 12 Jul 2018 POSSUMS, feral cats and rats are the big losers in the latest Hawke’s Bay project to benefit from government support. We are backing the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council plan to make the Mahia Peninsula possum-free. The Government will spend $1.6 million to help make […]

Family incomes and help for the region

Wairoa Star Column – 2 July 2018 This month marks one of the biggest changes to everyday family incomes in decades. Many middle income families will be surprised to learn they now qualify for Working for Families (WFF) payments. Jacinda Ardern has said that she wants New Zealand to be the best place in the […]

Extra police officers and resources start to show

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by STUART NASH 22 Jun 2018 TALKING POINT More female graduates and a restorative justice initiative reveal new face of policing The changed face of policing is becoming increasingly apparent in our communities as extra resources and support begin to take effect. I am now attending the Royal New Zealand […]

Best start for newborns and families

Wairoa Star – Stuart Nash There is a lot of talk about babies at the moment – I wonder why! Every year around 2,100 babies are born in the Hawke’s Bay region. Around 140 of them are born in Wairoa District, and more than 700 in Napier City. A newborn brings so much joy and […]

Economic outlook hugely positive

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by STUART NASH 12 Jun 2018 Special Supplement Late last year one of the major trading banks described the Hawke’s Bay economy as a four-star economy, ‘knocking on the door of a five star rating’. The commentator suggested we were simmering, rather than steaming. I believe we will hit five […]

Marine improvement plan launched

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay 11 Jun 2018 Hawke’s Bay celebrated World Oceans Day with the launch of a marine improvement research project. The Hawke’s Bay Marine and Coastal Group Research Roadmap was launched by Minister of Fisheries and Napier MP Stuart Nash at East Pier Conference Centre on Friday afternoon. More than 50 people […]

Eradicating M. Bovis

Wairoa Star – Stuart Nash MP for Napier Last week the government made a decision to eradicate Mycoplasma Bovis from our beef and dairy herds. We rejected the other option which would have been to simply give up and accept the disease is here to stay. The cost of managed eradication will be around $880 […]

NCEA – can we make it better?

Wairoa Star – Stuart Nash 29 May 2018 NCEA – can we make it better? Around 120,000 students gain an NCEA every year. They use their credits to build a path to further study, to a job, or just to reach a goal they have long dreamed of. Most secondary schools and wharekura offer NCEA. […]

Small business roadshow coming to a town near you

Small Business Minister Stuart Nash will next week launch the 2018 series of small business roadshows. The roadshows give business owners the opportunity to learn more about assistance available from the Government. Taking Care of Business is a series of 12 events across New Zealand between May and August. The roadshows bring together the private […]

Labour is rebuilding foundations of NZ’s core public services

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 22 May 2018 THE government’s first Budget is a Budget for the regions. The Budget delivered last week will transform the economy and improve living standards, especially for those in provincial areas who have been neglected for too long. We can finance good economic policy and good […]