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Author archives: Cherry Taylor

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 [...]