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Minister rejects fishers’ call for footage exemption

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash has rejected a call from the fishing industry to exempt footage gathered on boats from the Official Information Act. A proposal is currently before the government to install cameras across the entire fleet to monitor illegal fish dumping or the by-catch of sea birds or dolphins. A letter written to the […]

Call me old-fashioned, but Christmas means family comes first.

Wairoa column – Stuart Nash I don’t just mean the BBQs, bike rides, and backyard cricket I’m looking forward to with my own household. Last week in Parliament I got to live and breathe the reason I got into politics – to make a difference. Our team steered through law changes that will put in […]

Tax working group revealed

The Dominion Post, Wellington by Laura Walters 21 Dec 2017 The Government has released the names of the people charged with making the tax system “fairer”. One of Labour’s election promises was to establish a tax working group to look at the structure, fairness and balance of the tax system. During the election campaign there […]

Fees-free future opens up many opportunities

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 14 Dec 2017 I HAVE been very lucky with the opportunities I had in the education system. Education is crucial to unlocking potential in our younger generations. One of my most inspirational quotes is from American civil rights leader Malcolm X, who rallied young people with the […]

Police open new combined evidence centre in Wellington

Having the best crime scene research and analytics under one roof is the aim of the new Evidence-Based Policing Centre in Wellington. The centre, on Lambton Quay, will bring the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, University of Waikato and police staff under one roof to collaborate on projects that will improve frontline policing. People […]

Education is crucial to unlocking potential in our younger generations

Wairoa Star column – 14 December 2017 I have been very lucky with the opportunities I had in the education system. Education is crucial to unlocking potential in our younger generations. One of my most inspirational quotes is from American civil rights leader Malcolm X, who rallied young people with the saying that “without education, […]

IRD power set to be given a lift

New Zealand Herald, Auckland 14 Dec 2017 The Inland Revenue Department will get tougher powers to demand overseas information from uncooperative multinational companies under a new law aimed at discouraging complicated tax structures to unfairly minimise a firm’s tax obligation. The Taxation (Neutralising Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Bill passed its first reading in Parliament […]

Stuart Nash: Progress being made to get more police officers

We all agree that we need more police in Napier. I am being held to account by some letter writers who are reminding me of campaign promises prior to the election – and I would expect nothing less. For three years I was very vocal about the lack of resources for Napier Police. It comes […]

Making a difference

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 07 Dec 2017 IT’S BEEN a whirlwind few weeks. The new Labour/ NaNew Zealand First coalition government has either passed or is in the process of passing bills through Parliament that will help this country and its people have a fair go. One of our first pieces […]

Napier MP ‘wasn’t aware’ of water crisis at first

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Victoria White 06 Dec 2017 Napier’s MP has expressed concern about this week’s water crisis occurring at just the start of “what’s promising to be a long hot summer”. Labour MP Stuart Nash said he had not been made aware of the Monday’s situation until he read it in […]