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Nelson Weekly Column 18 June 2018

I am disappointed but not surprised at the strike action bringing Port Nelson to a halt.  It is payback time for the unions following the change of government and they...


Port Strike Worry for Nelson Economy

Nelson MP Nick Smith is worried that strike action at Port Nelson this weekend and planned for next week will hurt the region’s economy and further undermine falling business confidence....


Nelson Matters 12 June 2018

Nelson was rightly in celebration mode over the weekend for the opening of the $9.5m refurbishment and strengthening of our School of Music. I am in awe of our pioneers...


Nelson Matters 22 May 2018

The good news for Nelson from Budget 2018 is that the economy remains strong. New Zealand history is littered with incoming governments facing major economic problems like those that confronted...


Nelson Matters 29 May

My top priority this parliamentary term is progressing a new hospital for Nelson which will be the largest building project ever for our region. Our population is growing and ageing...