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Unlocking the Lockdown

We await the Government’s direction on how we will eventually come out of the COVID-19 lockdown, or what signals and evidence it will rely on to make its decision. What...


MP Calls for Commonsense on Both Sides of the Fence

National List MP based in West Coast - Tasman Maureen Pugh is calling for helicopter operators to be allowed to go ahead with vital forestry spraying on 4500 hectares of...


MP Warns to be Alert for Scammers

MP Maureen Pugh is warning people to be wary of any form of scamming during the Coronavirus Lockdown. After being contacted by a potential scam herself recently she is describing...


Community Newspaper Ban Needs to be Overturned

West Coast-Tasman’s community newspapers are important to our community in times like this and should be allowed to continue publishing, National’s List MP based in West Coast-Tasman Maureen Pugh says....


COVID-19 Update - I'm Here to Help

I know many of you are feeling anxious about the health and livelihoods of your families and communities right now. I am determined to be available to you as...


MP PRAISES INITIAL COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO COVID-19 SITUATION

MP Maureen Pugh is praising Councils and their communities of the region for their swift and efficient response to the fast-changing Covid-19 situation. “I’m aware of a Facebook page to...


Jones and Sage jeopardising Ruatapu Mine

Regional Development Minister Shane Jones and Conservation Minister Eugenie need get on the same page about the proposed West Coast garnet mine at Ruatapu, south of Hokitika, National Party spokesperson...


Coasters getting access to fewer surgeries

The number of elective surgeries being carried out decreased in the year to June on the West Coast by almost six per cent, National MP Maureen Pugh says. “The West...


Government now ignoring West Coast on health

The new chair of the West Coast District Health Board has shown how little interest he has in the role with comments that he only intends to pay attention once...


MPs welcome West Coast’s new Great Walk

Former Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and National’s West Coast spokesperson Maureen Pugh welcome the official opening of the Paparoa Track on the West Coast. “The new 55km Paparoa Track...