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Soft Approach to Drugs Dangerous

The Government’s decision to grant permanent residency to Czech national Karel Sroubek is unfair to the thousands of honest people wanting to make New Zealand their home. It also highlights...


Compelling Case for Waimea Dam

MP’s from around New Zealand were in Richmond last week for the Select Committee hearings to consider 137 submissions on the bill I am sponsoring for the Tasman District Council...


Nelson Matters 23 October 2018

The reopening of “The Boathouse” on Wakefield Quay last Friday came at the end of a toxic week in Parliament. It reminded me of so much that is good in...


Nelson Matters - 17 October 2018

Death and Taxes Death and taxes have long been references as the two certainties in life. Three reports this month have highlighted the excessive tax appetite of the Ardern/Peters...


Nelson Matters - Column 10 October 2018

A stunning gateway Our new airport terminal was blessed last Friday and opened for passengers this Tuesday. It is stunning. I love the architecture that mirrors our mountains, the laminated...