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MP faces another challenge

In their daily work, there are many things which challenge a Member of Parliament. National List MP based in West Coast-Tasman Maureen Pugh has just signed up to the 21-day...


Proper Facilities are the Only Long-Term Freedom Camping Solution

We may be entering the traditional low ‘winter’ tourist season, but freedom campers are still causing problems on the South Island’s West Coast. West Coast-Tasman National List MP Maureen Pugh...


Community Comment - Clash of Values will Affect us All

I often marvel at how the West Coast way of life is unduly affected by people who don’t actually live here. It is eighteen years since the Labour Government’s announcement...


Climate Change Opinion Piece

“Damien O’Connor could not be reached for comment”. I wasn’t surprised when those were some of the first words I read the day the Government’s Zero Carbon legislation was announced...


Independent Climate Change Commission Welcomed in Multi-Party Approach

Maureen Pugh, National List MP for West Coast-Tasman, has welcomed the proposed Climate Change Commission announced by Green Party Leader, James Shaw, this week. National’s Climate...


Maureen Pugh Hears South Westland Flood Concerns First Hand

West Coast Tasman National List MP Maureen Pugh was granted leave from Parliament this week to travel to the flood-ravaged parts of South Westland, visiting some of the...


Govt Should Assist in Restoring Damaged Land

The Government should to act quickly to help restore the land of property owners damaged by emergency workers fighting the Nelson fires, National MPs Stuart Smith and Maureen Pugh say....


Tasman Fire Emergency - MP Suggests Better Procedures

Maureen Pugh, National List MP based in West Coast - Tasman has come out in support of Steve Glassey of Animal Evac NZ in criticising Ministry of Primary...


Senior Politicians Visit the West Coast

Two senior National Party MPs and former cabinet ministers will visit the Coast this week. On Tuesday morning, National’s spokesperson on Education and former Education Minister Hon Nikki Kaye will...


Pugh Welcomes Response to Firearms Inquiry

National’s List MP, Maureen Pugh, is welcoming the response of Police Minister Paula Bennett to an inquiry by the Law and Order Select Committee on issues relating to...