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MINISTERIAL sea-change

MINISTERIAL sea-change NZ Business, New Zealand 01 Apr 2018 The new Minister for Small Business, Stuart Nash, wants i to address the pain points “affecting New Zealand’s business owners. He’s keen to hear ideas and welcomes feedback. It’s still early days, but already Nash might be ticking some boxes for the SME community. The things […]

Community gets chance to see police in action

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Anneke Smith 12 Mar 2018 Members of the public came faceto-face with police officers in action at the weekend – for all the right reasons. Yesterday more than 700 people turned out at the Hawke’s Bay Racing Centre in Hastings for the annual Police Open Day. The afternoon kicked […]

Marine protection off South Island coast

Two options to protect areas of ocean off the east coast of the South Island will be considered by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage. Date: 07 March 2018 Source: Office of the Minister of Conservation The Ministers today released the final report of the South East Marine Protection Forum. The Forum […]

Tax changes focus on speculation

Botany & Ormiston Times, Auckland 01 Mar 2018 OUR HOMES TODAY Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed the bright-line test on residential property sales will be extended from two years to five years in legislation currently making its way through Parliament. Mr Nash will introduce a Supplementary Order Paper to the Taxation (Annual Rates for […]

Unlocking the potential of the regions

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 01 Mar 2018 WAIROA and Hawke’s Bay have done well out of the first round of investment from the new Provincial Growth Fund. The rail line from Wairoa will be restored and logs will be delivered straight to the Port of Napier by train. There will be […]

Small business payroll subsidy renewed for two years – Nash

Support for small businesses through a payroll management subsidy is to continue for a further two years. Revenue and Small Business Minister Stuart Nash says Cabinet has agreed to extend the subsidy for professional payroll intermediaries who manage an employer’s PAYE obligations, after the previous government decided to end the scheme in early 2018. Inland […]

Partial green light FOR NZ KING SALMON

New Zealand Aquaculture, New Zealand by Peter Aranyi 01 Apr 2018 New Zealand’s new Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash has released the report of the Advisory Panel which considered a proposal to move up to six N Z King Salmon marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds to more suitable ‘higher flow’ sites. The panel took in […]

Green light for port rail project funds

Hawke’s Bay Weekend, Hawke’s Bay by Andrew Ashton 24 Feb 2018 For the first time in six years trains will start transporting logs from Wairoa to Napier, after the Government splashed out $5 million to make it happen. After revealing details of the Government’s new Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), Regional Economic Development Minister and Associate […]

Google in major move over NZ tax payments

New Zealand Herald, Auckland by Matt Nippert 23 Feb 2018 Government moves to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational firms are already bearing fruit, with Google telling Parliament it will no longer funnel New Zealand revenues into low-tax jurisdictions such as Singapore. Revenue minister Stuart Nash welcomed the move and said he hoped it […]

Three salmon farms get go ahead to move

Blenheim Sun, Blenheim by Bill Mcelhinney 16 Feb 2018 By Bill McElhinney Three Marlborough Sounds salmon farms operated by New Zealand King Salmon can be relocated to help improve the environment. An independent advisory panel, which included Blenheim-based commissioner Ron Crosby, has released a report which recommends relocating three of the farms. The panel considered […]