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O’Connor’s Government continues to heap costs on Coasters

A recently released economic analysis from DairyNZ has shone a bright light on the true costs and implications of the Government’s freshwater package for the West Coast, says National’s List...


Rally reaction

The joint press release put out by Eugenie Sage and Damien O’Connor spoke volumes. No longer is the electorate MP taking the voices of his electorate back to Wellington, he...


MP calling for urgent solution to break in transport network

MP Maureen Pugh is calling for urgent action to permanently repair the Omoto Slip, on SH7 near Greymouth.  The National List MP based in West Coast – Tasman is calling...


Waitaha should follow Waihi says West Coast based MP

First there was Waihi, now it’s time for Waitaha. National’s List MP based in West Coast – Tasman Maureen Pugh believes following the Government’s about-turn on the expansion of the...


MP describes candidacy nod as ‘serendipitous’

Women’s Suffrage Day at Parliament was a big one for National’s West Coast-Tasman List MP Maureen Pugh - ‘no sooner had I got back to my office at Parliament after...


Tai Poutini scooped up in polytech merger

Tai Poutini will merge with Northtec and Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) ahead of the Government’s amalgamation of 16 polytechnics into one, National List MP Maureen Pugh says....


Government trying to ban whitebaiting

The popular kiwi pastime of whitebaiting in the Buller, West Coast and Tasman is at risk of being banned if the Minister of Conservation gets her way, National’s List MP...


Rural workers turned into overstayers through immigration delays

The MP based in New Zealand’s longest geographical electorate has hit out at Immigration Department inefficiencies which are causing rural industries to lose good, stable and reliable workers. National List...


Early Morning Training Pays Off For MP

After months of rising early for netball training before Parliament whilst in Wellington, MP Maureen Pugh has been proud to be part of the Parly Ferns who have taken out...


Immigration Hurdles Hurting Local Businesses

“Delays by Immigration NZ in processing visas is taking its toll on local businesses,” says National List MP, Maureen Pugh. “My office is currently assisting several people with immigration issues...