Blog | Stuart Nash

What a tumulus month in politics!

Wairoa Star – 22 August 2017 What a tumulus month in politics! At the beginning of August, with 8 weeks to go until voting day, we were heading for a rather boring election. The knowledgable commentators and political journalists were all predicting a low turnout as neither National’s Bill English or Labour’s Andrew Little seemed […]

Police frustrated as prosecutors drop cases

Sunday Star Times, New Zealand by Jarred Williamson 20 Aug 2017 Fifteen per cent of serious criminal charges in one of New Zealand’s busiest crime districts are not making the grade for prosecution double the national average. Police in South Auckland are privately expressing concern that too many of their investigations are not making the […]

Why not a LVL plant for Wairoa?

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 10 Aug 2017 ON WEDNESDAY afternoon I was the guest speaker at the launch of Sir Bob Jones’ new commercial wooden building in Wellington. At 12 storeys, it will be the tallest commercial wooden building in the world. It is notable for a number of reasons. First […]

MP backs bid to charge water bottlers

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Victoria White 11 Aug 2017 Labour’s pledge to charge royalties for commercial water bottling has been welcomed by the long-time champion of such a move, Napier MP Stuart Nash. Water bottling has been a contentious issue in Hawke’s Bay, heating up after the Havelock North gastro outbreak in last […]

Shootings put focus on gun sales

Wairarapa Times Age, Wairarapa 31 Jul 2017 Labour urges review of online market after family pair slain Labour has demanded an inquiry into online gun sales following revelations the man behind Northland’s double fatal shooting was able to buy firearms online. But the police minister says the police need to be left to carry out […]

Permanent chlorination not needed

I have been on record a number of times stating that the ongoing chlorination of Napier’s water supply is unacceptable and unnecessary. Let’s start with the principle that we all want safe drinking water. No one wants a repeat of the Havelock North debacle. Whole populations coming down with illness is totally unacceptable in the […]

Further chlorination ‘absolute travesty’

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Victoria White 28 Jul 2017 Napier MP Stuart Nash has slammed the decision to chlorinate Napier’s water supply for another three months. Victoria White canvasses local politicians for their views. Story, p3 Napier’s chlorination ‘travesty’ says MP With Napier’s water supply now in its 10th week of chlorination, those […]

Still no random drug tests for police

Manawatu Standard, Palmerston North Manawatu by Kirsty Lawrence 24 Jul 2017 Random drug testing is yet to be introduced by the police, two years after the then deputy police commissioner said there were plans to bring it in. Information released under the Official Information Act shows it is only mandatory for police to be drug […]

More police needed in regional communities

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 20 Jul 2017 Nash Notes Labour MP Wairoa, /Napier this week Superintendent Tania Kura officially started her new role as the Eastern District’s Regional Police Commander. I welcome her appointment and especially her stated focus to target domestic violence. With an estimated 500,000 incidents of family violence […]

Roading on agenda at MP Ngatapa meeting

LABOUR MP Stuart Nash will host a meeting at Ngatapa Community Hall on Thursday, with roading and the impact of forestry trucks to be among the issues discussed. Other speakers will include Mayor Meng Foon, Ben Payne, Harvest Manager at PF Olsen and Chris Berry, Manager at PF Olsen. Read more here.