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Hon Nick Smith MP for Nelson

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Nelson Matters - 15 May

I had a colleague in Parliament this week rib me on what was in Nelson’s water that makes our sports teams so competitive. We should take pride that our teams...


Regional Commissioner centralisation a backwards step

The Government’s decision to centralise the Regional Commissioner for Social Development for Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast in Wellington is a blow to our region and a broken promise from...


Nelson Matters - 8 May 2018

Nelson Matters 8 May 2018 The Government made a terrible mistake last week in announcing that it would not be honouring its promise on doctor’s visit costs on 1 July...


Nelson Matters - 1 May 2018

Bouquets and brickbats are deserved from this year’s Anzac commemorations. My bouquet goes to the thousands of people who attended Anzac services across the region and those who helped...


Nelson Matters - April 24 2018

I am amazed at the strange conspiracy theories some people believe. The latest was at a protest recently at the Nelson Market alleging corruption at the Cawthron Institute. It is...