Blog | Stuart Nash

Minister urges Hawke’s Bay businesses to fight tourism funding cuts

With Hawke’s Bay possibly in a position to start taking in large jet-loads of visitors within two years, and tourism poised to pump a billion a year into the region within seven years, businesses have been urged to stand up against proposed funding cuts. Speaking at a Great Things Grow Here brand champions event at […]

Government’s new winter energy payment welcomed

With the onset of winter comes the added expense of higher power bills, putting the pinch on everyone’s budgets including the elderly. This year, however, the burden is set to be eased with the Government’s new winter energy payment to help people on a New Zealand superannuation or a veteran’s pension to heat their homes. […]

Decisions are about making a better world for today’s newborn

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 26 Apr 2018 CLIMATE change is real in our region. Wairoa has not been spared from this damage and disruption. Summers are getting hotter and drier, winters are getting shorter, and storms are getting more destructive. Our economy and community has been affected by more severe droughts. […]

Poignant painting unveiled at Napier RSA marks 100th anniversary of WWI armistice

A poignant painting to mark the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice has already garnered praise from many who have seen it. The piece of art, titled Not all wounds bleed was commissioned by the Napier Returned Services Association and unveiled last Friday – Poppy Day. Police Minister and Napier Labour MP Stuart […]

Stuart Nash: Tax re-vamp a Red Letter Day for businesses

A veteran political reporter in Wellington unkindly suggested to my parliamentary office this week that he would be pleased to see the doors of Inland Revenue permanently closed. He was joking of course, but he was referring to one of the most important government projects currently under way to help businesses, and ultimately the wider […]

Opportunity Knocks for Hawke’s Bay

BayBuzz, Hawke’s Bay by STUART NASH 01 Apr 2018 Politically, things have changed for the first time in nine years. This has led to a brief moment of uncertainty in a few areas of society. Often uncertainty and change are met with trepidation, but I don’t believe there is any reason to worry; in fact […]

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 […]