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Nelson Matters 14 August 2018

Massey University’s decision last week to ban Dr Don Brash from speaking on campus was outrageous. It is part of a worrying global trend of public authorities wanting to censure...


Nelson Matters 7 August 2018

There are many signs the New Zealand economy is weakening after years of stellar growth. This trend should worry us all. It means fewer jobs, lower living standards and less...


Nelson Matters 31 July 2018

The Green Party has become a tragic comedy in stating they will vote for a bill that its co-leader Marama Davidson stated last week was “undemocratic” and that “threatened democracy”....


Nelson Matters 24 July 2018

There is no area of health care as challenging for families, doctors, nurses and our District Health Board as mental health. Local problems include the awful case where a psychotic...


Nelson Matters 17 July 2018

I am not surprised that the 2018 census got the lowest level of participation in more than 50 years. I received a wave of complaints from retirement villages that got...