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Author archives: Cherry Taylor

Stuart Nash: Stop undervaluing our water

Last week HB Today reported that a shipload of water exported from Hawke’s Bay to China was sent back to the Bay due to poor quality. The rather benign article seemed to imply that this was a glitch that would be fixed, but no big deal. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here we [...]

$24m station developments will see police jobs move from Napier to Hastings

Police plan to spend more than $24 million replacing the Napier and Hastings police stations in a move that will see a significant number of staff moved out of their present base in Napier. Hastings’ current police station, built in the early 1960s, will be demolished and replaced with an $18.9m Hawke’s Bay district “hub” [...]

Air NZ adds 29,500 extra seats to Bay

Air New Zealand plans to add 29,500 extra seats on flights to Hawke’s Bay this year. The airline’s chief executive highlighted the additional service to the region when grilled by Labour MP Stuart Nash at a select committee yesterday. Mr Nash told Christopher Luxon that the biggest barrier to doing business in Hawke’s Bay was [...]

Radio NZ Interview

Station: RADIO NZ – NATIONAL Date: 22/01/2016 Program: MORNING REPORT Time: 06:14 AM Compere: GUYON ESPINER Summary ID: W00064627338 Item: INTERVIEW WITH STUART NASH, POLICE SPOKESPERSON, LABOUR PARTY, ABOUT A SURVEY THAT SUGGESTS 86 PER CENT OF POLICE AREN’T HAPPY WITH RESOURCING LEVELS. INTERVIEWEE: STUART NASH GUYON ESPINER : A survey has found 86 per [...]

Step forward for brewery partners

No one was quite sure whether it was a step forward or a step backward. But there was no question it was the right step, fermenting, as it were, for 26 years, but brewing only in the past 18 months. It’s a unique brewery which opened yesterday in the Westshore Beach Inn, where the punters [...]

Christmas Appeal: Fired up for collecting

When Napier MP Stuart Nash decided to do a spot of collecting for the Napier Community Foodbank, he didn’t have to go far to find something to pick things up in. Nothing like a firetruck to provide plenty of storage space – and his hard-to-miss red engine was perfect. He also didn’t have to go [...]

Little promotes Bay MPs in labour reshuffle

Both of the Bay’s Labour MPs – Stuart Nash and Meka Whaitiri – have been elevated into the shadow Cabinet in the Labour Party’s latest reshuffle. Labour leader Andrew Little announced his 22-strong caucus, playing it fairly safe as he shapes his team for the 2017 elections. “I am rapt about it – fantastic,” Mr [...]

Employment dispute mediation roles could be cut in Napier

Hawke’s Bay is one of three regions which could lose its employment mediation services. Napier MP Stuart Nash said he had been informed by a source inside the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that mediation services in Napier, Dunedin and Palmerston North would close as part of an upcoming restructure. Currently there are two [...]

HB Today article: Nash talks up reopening of rail link

Napier MP Stuart Nash is keeping the possibility of the Napier-Gisborne rail reopening on track, having recently had talks with KiwiRail. He used the time to argue why the link was important to the region, encouraging KiwRail to explore all options. “KiwiRail listened,” he said. “What they will do is they will look at the [...]

HB Today article: MP Calls for Water Royalties

A levy on the commercial use of water has been called for by Napier MP Stuart Nash, prompted by the opening of a $20 million water bottling plant near Hastings that will export water to Asia and the Middle East. New Zealand Miracle Water Holdings has leased a building with a bore extracting water from [...]