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Nelson Matters - 20 March 2019

Shock and grief has swept over our community and country from last Fridays atrocity in Christchurch. The loss of 50 innocent lives including children as young as three is horrific...


Nelson Matters - Drought and Fire

Nelson’s summer of fires and drought is hopefully at an end with this week’s rain. Three issues deserve comment in the aftermath. Firstly, my anger at those arrested for arson...


Government Must Front on Fire Break Damage

The Government must front up and properly fund the damage to private property caused by the fire breaks constructed last month to contain the Pigeon Valley fire, says Nelson MP...


Nelson Matters - 6 March 2019

I have never experienced such an angry response from Nelsonians to a Government proposal as I have over the past week to Labour’s Capital Gains Tax (CGT). People from all...


Nelson Matters - Capital Gains Tax

Nelsonians need to know how they will be impacted by the Government’s Capital Gains Tax (CGT) now Labour’s former Finance Minister Michael Cullen’s detailed proposal is out. It will start...


Nelson Matters - 20 February

Our community rightly takes great pride in the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). It has for 115 years provided the skills and qualifications for Nelson to succeed. I am...


Nelson Matters - Nelson Fires

The fires that have ravaged Tasman and Nelson this last week have brought out the best in our communities.  I pay tribute to the heroic work by so many that...


Nelson Matters - KiwiBuild

Labour owes Nelson and New Zealand voters an apology over the failure of their flagship Kiwibuild policy. It has been a cynical political con on one of the most important...


CTV Building Appeal Disappointing

An appeal lodged this week against the High Court decision to allow the Institute of Professional Engineers to complete its inquiry into the professional standards of engineering on the CTV...


Nelson Matters - January 30 2019

Nelson has got 2019 off to a ripper start. The Bay Dreams Festival had Nelson pumping. The Black Caps win at Saxton Field over the Sri Lankans was impressive. Nelson...