Friday, 30th August, 2019

I am pleased to advise that Labour Party MP for Napier, Cabinet Minister and Minister of Police, Revenue, Small Business and Fisheries Minister Nash will be joining the South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce for coffee next week at 8.30am on Wednesday 4th September.  Minister Nash will be discussing the Wellbeing budget, what the government is doing to make things easier for small business and how to manage existing compliance to ease the constraint on growth.

“This is particularly relevant for our businesses “ said Wendy Smith “as in our recent survey with Chamber members compliance costs and regulation issues were identified as the biggest issue facing business. We look forward to hearing from the Minister and raising these issues with him face to face.”

About Hon. Stuart Nash

Hon. Stuart Nash was elected Labour MP for Napier in 2014. He was sworn in as Minister of Police, Revenue, Fisheries and for Small Business in October 2017 following the general election.

Minister Nash first entered politics in 2008 as a list MP and has been the Labour spokesperson for Police, Energy, Revenue, Forestry, Economic Development and Land Information.

In his maiden speech Minister Nash described himself as first and foremost a public servant, employed by the people of New Zealand; and as a social democrat committed to sustainable economic development and growth.

Prior to entering politics Minister Nash worked in senior management in small and large organisations in both the private and public sectors. His wide-ranging career has included roles in IT, sales and marketing, business strategy, resource planning, strategic planning and general management.  


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Wendy Smith, Chief Executive, phone 027 229 2949

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is the voice of South Canterbury business, serving the community since 1905. With over 520 members and with a strong national and international Chamber family we champion better business outcomes to achieve success.  We recognise that healthy business cultures lead to the improved wellbeing of all South Cantabrian’s.