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Author archives: Cherry Taylor

New MPs get down to work

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Victoria White 20 Nov 2017 Hawke’s Bay is well represented in Parliament – with six MPs across four electorates speaking for the region and its residents. With Parliament back in session since early this month, all now have their feet firmly under their desks. Four of the region’s MPs […]

Online tax backed by minister

The Dominion Post, Wellington by Madison Reidy And Tom Pullar-Strecker 16 Nov 2017 Kiwis will have to pay GST on goods they buy online from overseas, Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed. Retail NZ spokesman Greg Harford said confirmation of a so-called “Amazon tax” was “outstanding” for the retail sector. The retail lobby group has […]

Labour-led government committed to increasing public safety

Police Minister Stuart Nash has expressed concern that a number of New Zealanders have reported feeling less safe in the latest Citizens Satisfaction Survey, commissioned by New Zealand Police. “After nine years of underfunding and under resourcing by the previous government, it is no wonder that the latest Survey shows New Zealanders are feeling less […]

Kiwi’s are feeling less safe in their own neighbourhoods

Police Minister Stuart Nash says he’s worried about the findings in a survey which show an increase in the number of people who feel less safe in their neighbourhood after dark. Nearly a quarter of the 9000 people interviewed in the latest Citizens Satisfaction Survey also said they didn’t feel safe in their city or […]

We did this!

Wairoa Star – Thursday 9 November 2017 The dust has settled, streamers swept up and the bottles taken to the dump. So now begins the hard work of forming and running a government in a way that delivers change to all New Zealanders. I am extremely fortunate to be part of a cabinet that I […]

Govt to add 1800 new police officers

Gisborne Herald, Gisborne 31 Oct 2017 WELLINGTON – A big boost is planned for Police under the Labour-led government, with a goal to add 1800 new police officers over three years. Appearing on the AM Show on Tuesday, new Police Minister Stuart Nash says police have been “stretched to the breaking point” due to under-resourcing […]

Labour sets ‘ambitious’ police plan

The Dominion Post, Wellington by Jo Moir 01 Nov 2017 The quality and number of police recruits will increase, the number of female police officers will rise and how much they all get paid is up for review. These are the initial promises from Labour’s Police Minister Stuart Nash, who says the coalition deal signed […]

Legasea applauds fisheries portfolio

Legasea applauds fisheries portfolio Northland Age, Kaitaia 31 Oct 2017 LegaSea has welcomed the government’s return to a separate portfolio for Fisheries, and last week wished the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, good luck as he tackled what it said had become a highly contentious portfolio. “Fisheries has been lumped in with forestry and […]

Wairoa Star column

Wairoa Star – Column Wow. What an amazing week. Last Thursday I was at the Hawke’s Bay A&P show. I had a breakfast function, then on the Labour stand; a lunch function then back to the stand, and finally an early evening function. If I had a $1 for every time I was asked if […]

What a tumulus month in politics!

Wairoa Star – 22 August 2017 What a tumulus month in politics! At the beginning of August, with 8 weeks to go until voting day, we were heading for a rather boring election. The knowledgable commentators and political journalists were all predicting a low turnout as neither National’s Bill English or Labour’s Andrew Little seemed […]