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Nelson Matters - 14 August 2019

Parliament last week considered two important Nelson petitions. Daphne Steven’s petition on the closure of Stoke Kiwibank’s branch was supported by over 2,000 Nelsonians. She highlighted how essential a bank...


Nelson Matters - 7 August 2019

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology NMIT The Government’s decision to nationalise our Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology into a mega institute of New Zealand’s 16 polytechnics and 11 industry training...


Abortion reform needed but protections inadequate for late term pregnancies

New Zealand’s abortion law does need reform but the Government’s Bill needs greater protections for the unborn child during the later stages of pregnancy, says Nelson MP Nick Smith. “I...


Health Board Deficit Major Worry

Nelson MP Nick Smith is deeply shocked and concerned for the region’s health services with the news of the District Health Board’s worst ever deficit. “This $11 million dollar deficit...


Nelson Matters - 24 July 2019

I am delighted construction is now underway on the $104m Waimea Community Dam. It is the largest dam to be built in New Zealand for more than 20 years and...