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Author archives: Cherry Taylor

Let’s focus on the issues, solutions

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 06 Jul 2017 Nash Notes Stuart Nash Labour MP Wairoa, /Napier as a Member of Parliament it annoys me when, from time-to-time, politicians we forget we are well paid to primarily develop and implement solutions to the issues that are important to New Zealanders. The past couple […]

Govt’s $325,000 Napier homeless plan

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Victoria White 14 Jul 2017 The Government is to invest in Napier based charity Whatever It Takes, which delivers mental health services, community support and residential care for the homeless. Victoria White reports, p3. Govt to help fund homeless initiative The Government has stepped in after weeks of public […]

Cops need help with Auckland cost of living: Nash

More needs to be done for Auckland police officers living in an increasingly unaffordable city, the Labour Party says. The police’s latest Four Year Plan said the cost of living in our biggest city is becoming unaffordable for staff. Labour’s Police spokesman Stuart Nash said he doesn’t think police should be paid different salaries across […]

Credit to Nash

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay 07 Jul 2017 All credit to Napier MP Stuart Nash for getting an inquiry into the high pump price of petrol, currently $1.819 a litre at Z Energy. However, while the report draws attention to the increase in retail gross margins from about 13 cents per litre in 2013 to […]

Taxpayer funds used

Taxpayer funds used – Wairarapa Times Age, Wairarapa 05 Jul 2017 Support for Collins Praise has come from across the aisle for Energy Minister Judith Collins on the fuel inquiry as Labour’s Stuart Nash pushed for an investigation into whether margins on petrol sales are fair. It follows the release of a Government-commissioned market study […]

Petrol price differences not OK: minister

Taranaki Daily News, New Plymouth Taranaki by Tom Pullar-Strecker 05 Jul 2017 A bombshell government report into the fuel market shows people in Wellington and the South Island are paying 15 cents a litre too much for petrol, Labour says. The gross profit margin on fuel at the pump had doubled to about 30 cents […]

Petrol price: Wellington being taken for a ride

The Dominion Post, Wellington by Staff 05 Jul 2017 A bombshell government report into the fuel market shows Wellingtonians are paying more for petrol than anywhere else in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The report, produced for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Mbie), found the price of fuel – ignoring […]

Guns, gangs stretch thin blue line

As the election looms, the Police Association warns politicians of rising gang power, and says the force must never be as stretched as it was in in 2016. In a report released yesterday, the association called on the future government to tackle the proliferation of illegal firearms, the increase in assaults on frontline officers, and […]

Keeping it ‘100% pure’

Keeping it ‘100% pure’ Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 15 Jun 2017 Last time I travelled to Ngatapa, I took some photos of cows walking in a stream. Now that’s wrong. LAST Friday evening Labour’s Tukituki candidate, Anna Lorke, and I hosted our water spokesman David Parker at a public meeting in […]