Blog | Stuart Nash

Rocket Lab launches Wairoa

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 01 Jun 2017 THERE really is only one story in town at the moment and it is an extremely positive one – the successful launch of Rocket Lab’s first rocket. I am going to outline a possible future if things continue to go to plan for Peter [...]

Opposition and dairy owners say dairy protection is not enough

Labour says frightened dairy owners want more police on the beat, rather than having to lock themselves behind cages or perplex screens. The Government’s put up $1.8 million from a justice fund it started in 2012, to help targeted dairy owners put self-protection mechanisms in place. READ MORE: Bennett announces $1.8 million to prevent violent [...]

The meth problem is getting worse.

22 May 2017 6:00PM • Three, Wellington (Newshub Live at 6pm) hosted by Mike McRoberts and Samantha Hayes The meth problem is getting worse, and everything the police did has had ‘no visible impact’. It has been the most accessible drug in NZ. Police have confiscated 342kg in 2015, and 889kg in 2016 year. Stuart [...]


Sunday News, New Zealand by Lindy Andrews 21 May 2017 This cancer-sufferer is dedicated to helping those without a roof over their heads, but now, thanks to the housing crisis, she and her son are Tania Thomson has battled fiercely against illness but, writes Lindy Andrews, she’s been failed by Work and Income’s “one rule [...]

OIO needs to be held to account – Labour

Ashburton Guardian, Canterbury by Susan Sandys 19 May 2017 Government ministers must hold the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) to account, says Labour in the wake of Silver Fern Farms’ proposal to close its Fairton plant. The opposition party’s regional development spokesman Stuart Nash was among politicians weighing in on the threatened closure. Nash was referring [...]

Workers pay the price of Silver Fern’s Fairton closure

Stuart Nash – MP for Napier Regional Development Spokesperson The threatened closure of Silver Fern Farms’ Fairton Plant in Ashburton raises serious questions about the Government’s support of the sale of half of the company to a foreign company, when it appears this outcome may have been inevitable, says Labour’s Regional Development spokesperson Stuart Nash. [...]

Petition demands healthcare boost

Hawke’s Bay Today, Hawke’s Bay by Doug Laing Doug 16 May 2017 A petition delivered to Napier MP Stuart Nash calling for huge increases in health funding amid complaints of chronic delays in surgery will go into the queue for possible parliamentary consideration later this week. The petition was delivered to the Labour MP at [...]

Parliamentarians should go beyond ethnic borders

Priyanca Radhakrishnan – There has been much ado over representation in the mainstream media recently, especially since the Labour Party list was announced. The diversity debate lies simmering just beneath the surface, rearing its head during election years. Phrases like ‘Identity Politics’ are bandied about, while some call for ethnic representation. Others claim that merit [...]

The Profit and Policing

Wairoa Star – May 2017 This quarter’s Profit magazine has a fantastic set of positive stories about Wairoa. It outlines the town’s present and future prospects, as well as profiling a number of successful business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators and those who have moved for lifestyle reasons – and who are loving all that Wairoa has [...]

More police as Wairoa goes 24/7

More police as Wairoa goes 24/7 Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 04 May 2017 THERE have been two announcements about policing across the Eastern district and Wairoa recently. Firstly, the Eastern Police District, that stretches from the top of East Cape to the bottom of Central Hawke’s Bay, will get an extra [...]