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Author archives: Cherry Taylor

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 […]

Waging war on NZ’s road toll

Dominion Post Weekend, Wellington by Laura Walters 02 Dec 2017 As the road toll creeps towards a 10-year high, the Government, police and New Zealand Transport Agency are moving quickly to curb the number of deaths before the holidays. Last month, the associate transport minister called a crisis meeting to discuss the rising number of […]

‘Young, desperate and on drugs’

New Zealand Herald, Auckland by Meghan Lawrence 01 Dec 2017 CRACKDOWN ON DAIRY ROBBERS A crackdown is coming on violent dairy robberies that the Police Minister says are being committed by people who are “young, desperate, on drugs or undertaking these robberies to finance their drug habit”. After a spate of violent dairy robberies across […]

More police for region, says Nash

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Victoria White 28 Nov 2017 The Eastern District is set to get 19 extra police officers this year, Minister for Police and Napier MP Stuart Nash has said following concerns about the validity of pledges made during his reelection campaign. Last week the Labour MP – a long-standing critic […]

Cullen-led tax working group tasked with finding fairer tax system

Business Desk, New Zealand by Pattrick Smellie – 23 Nov 2017 By Paul McBeth Nov. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The government has appointed former Finance Minister Michael Cullen to lead a tax working group tasked with brainstorming a fairer and more balanced tax system. Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash announced the terms […]