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Nelson Matters - 18 September 2019

The latest suicide figures from the coroner are awful. New Zealand’s toll for the year to June 2019 hit a new high of 685 with the last month the worst...


Nelson Matters - 11 September 2019

Labour last week abandoned its Kiwibuild promise of 100,000 affordable homes. The PM started 2019 saying it was the “Year of Delivery” but it has become Labour’s year of betrayal. ...


Webster Petition Presented to Parliament

The online petition of 62,000 people supporting volunteer fireman Steve Webster being granted residency in New Zealand was presented today in Parliament by Nelson MP Nick Smith. “This is a...


Nelson Matters - 4 September 2019

Worry Turns to Crisis at Health Board Our Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has just announced a deficit of $20.5m. A month ago I wrote of my worry that they...


Nelson Matters - 28 August 2019

It was revealed last week that the Government intends exempting itself from the new workplace safety laws and mining regulations put in place following the Pike River Mine tragedy. This...