Blog | Stuart Nash

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 […]

Widening transport options

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 15 Feb 2018 GOVERNMENTS have been involved in the business of building railway lines and rail freight and passenger and tourism services for around 150 years, since the early Colonial Treasurer Julius Vogel first began to “think big”. But some governments have a better record than others. […]

Q and A: Minister for Small Business, Stuart Nash

Minister for Small Business and Hawke’s Bay local Stuart Nash talks to Hawke’s Bay Today reporter Andrew Ashton on how the Labour-led Government aims to support the backbone of New Zealand’s business economy. Read here.

Stuart Nash addresses Government’s plans to help small and medium

The Labour-led Government is committed to making small business a top priority, says portfolio minister Stuart Nash. The Government is actively looking to implement a small business “institute”, similar to the Small Business Development Group it had in 2002, to give New Zealand small and medium businesses a voice, Nash said. “We’re really keen to […]