Blog | Stuart Nash

Off the tracks: Does rail have a role in New Zealand’s future?

Rail has played a vital role in developing New Zealand’s economy, with up to 18 million tonnes of freight moved via rail every year. But does it have a future? The Minister of Transport estimates insurance will cover most of the $500 million cost KiwiRail faces to repair the earthquake damaged railway line from Picton [...]

Napier receives big share of emergency housing grants

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Patrick O’Sullivan 20 Apr 2017 Napier is receiving the lion’s share of emergency housing grants according to figures released to Hawke’s Bay Today under the Official Information Act. People applying for Special Needs Grants (SNG) from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in Napier received 73 per cent of [...]

Nash to address crime issues

Ashburton Guardian, Canterbury by Susan Sandys 20 Apr 2017 The Labour Party is hoping to get as many people as possible along to a public meeting on policing and regional development tonight. Labour police spokesman and economic development spokesman Stuart Nash, alongside Labour candidate for Rangitata Jo Luxton, will address the meeting, which will follow [...]

New police station shut for safety revamp

New police station shut for safety revamp Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Victoria White 07 Apr 2017 After being open for fewer than five months, the new Napier Police Station has been temporarily closed for safety improvements. The $5.5 million Dalton St station was officially opened in December, but has been closed to the [...]

Electricity Service

Wairoa Star Column – Tuesday 4 April 2017 – Stuart Nash There are many advantages in living in provincial and rural New Zealand. Not having to spend three hours in a car commuting to work from a house with a $1m mortgage is a pretty big one for me! But there are also some disadvantages. [...]

It’s food, fun and funds for school

Napier Courier, Napier Hawkes Bay 05 Apr 2017 It’s been 20 years since Tamatea High School hosted a Food Festival fundraiser but that two-decade gap only seemed to further whet the appetite of those who came out to enjoy an evening of fare and fun. The school is raising money to buy a new van [...]

Community asked to be “eyes and ears” after armed robberies

Police are calling on the community to be their “eyes and ears” after a spate of aggravated robberies, including one last week where it is believed the offender watched a dairy for some time before entering. There have been four aggravated robberies in as many weeks around Hawke’s Bay and the latest one occurred at [...]

Call to oppose sell-down of Napier Port shares

Call to oppose sell-down of Napier Port shares Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 23 Mar 2017 FOR those travelling to Napier next week you will see around the city a number of hoardings that read “Napier Port not for sale” (and I will put up a couple in Wairoa when in town [...]

Not for sale signs go up in port city

Hawke’s Bay Weekend, Hawke’s Bay by Doug Laing 25 Mar 2017 Napier MP Stuart Nash is taking to the streets with a campaign to stop sale of any part of Napier Port company, Port of Napier Ltd. Mr Nash says he wants a written assurance that the company, a whollyowned subsidiary of Hawke’s Bay Regional [...]