Blog | Stuart Nash

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 […]

New transitional housing development opens in Napier

Hon Jenny Salesa Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development MEDIA STATEMENT 1 February 2018 New transitional housing development opens in Napier Hawke’s Bay people in urgent need of a place to live are benefiting from Napier’s newest transitional housing complex, says Associate Housing and Urban Development Minister Jenny Salesa. Ms Salesa attended the blessing […]

Wairoa Star Column

“The holiday season is over and my electorate team and I are now back to work. I hope everyone enjoyed the break and is looking forward 2018. As Minister of Police, one issue that I have had to constantly comment on is the road toll. At 380 deaths in 2017, this is far too high. […]

Minister rejects fishers’ call for footage exemption

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash has rejected a call from the fishing industry to exempt footage gathered on boats from the Official Information Act. A proposal is currently before the government to install cameras across the entire fleet to monitor illegal fish dumping or the by-catch of sea birds or dolphins. A letter written to the […]

Call me old-fashioned, but Christmas means family comes first.

Wairoa column – Stuart Nash I don’t just mean the BBQs, bike rides, and backyard cricket I’m looking forward to with my own household. Last week in Parliament I got to live and breathe the reason I got into politics – to make a difference. Our team steered through law changes that will put in […]

Tax working group revealed

The Dominion Post, Wellington by Laura Walters 21 Dec 2017 The Government has released the names of the people charged with making the tax system “fairer”. One of Labour’s election promises was to establish a tax working group to look at the structure, fairness and balance of the tax system. During the election campaign there […]

Fees-free future opens up many opportunities

Wairoa Star, Wairoa East Coast by STUART NASH 14 Dec 2017 I HAVE been very lucky with the opportunities I had in the education system. Education is crucial to unlocking potential in our younger generations. One of my most inspirational quotes is from American civil rights leader Malcolm X, who rallied young people with the […]