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TDB Guest Blog Project – Stuart Nash: ‘The most pressing issue in NZ right now’ –

By   /  October 31, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs, Stuart Nash  /  88 Comments

Let’s be clear about one thing: politics is about winning. There is no such thing as a ‘glorious defeat’, leaders who lose are not, as some may believe, ‘martyrs to the cause’, and ‘coming second but maintaining our principles’ is a ludicrous proposition.

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Fighting to keep Vector in public hands

By   /  December 21, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Stuart Nash  /  28 Comments

Their miserable plan, as I have been led to believe, involves pressuring the National government to introduce legislation that would allow the shares, worth around $2.1b, to be nationalised, and then gifted back to the Auckland City Council for them to sell – to the people of Auckland and overseas buyers.

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Rebuilding our prisons and making them accountable to our community

By   /  May 18, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Stuart Nash  /  24 Comments

I believe that Corrections is one area where we can make a real difference to our communities, save lives (literally and figuratively) and save substantial amounts of money.

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How Labour make the monetary announcement a game changer

By   /  May 7, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Stuart Nash  /  9 Comments

My work colleagues knew that Labour had made an announcement, and they had the impression that it was well received. But they didn’t really know what it was. Most interesting.

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Labour’s first 100 days – where the messaging needs to be

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Stuart Nash  /  91 Comments

My interactions on the doorstep so far tell me that voters are looking for the type of leadership that Labour has provided in the past, and a passion, vision and commitment that Labour will take into the future.

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The economic philosophy behind Labour’s Forestry policy

By   /  March 20, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Stuart Nash  /  19 Comments

National has forgotten about the forest industry. It barely rates a mention in any literature, is the poor cousin to farming at the Ministry of Primary Industries, and a lack of any direction has seem the commodity focus take over from a real value-add strategy.

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Is Craig Foss the weakest link?

By   /  February 17, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Stuart Nash  /  5 Comments

Surely with the latest round of incompetence displayed by the Minister of Commerce, Foss’s days as a cabinet minister are numbered.

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