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Nelson Matters - 11 December 2019

Nelson is living up to the true meaning of Christmas this week with the launch of the “Housing First” programme to assist those sleeping rough and homeless. The initiative is...


Fewer elective surgeries in Nelson

The number of people getting elective surgery in Nelson Marlborough dropped 13% to 4,720 per year, the lowest in more than a decade, says Nelson MP Nick Smith. “These are...


Nelson Matters - 4 December 2019

It was a huge privilege to be one of the first to walk the newly opened Paparoa Track last week. It is New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk with the last...


Nelson Matters - 27 November 2019

I had a busy weekend with the 125th Nelson Agricultural and Pastoral Show. I have had a stand at the show for 30 years and it is a great opportunity...


Smith confirmed as candidate

The Party Board has today confirmed current Nelson MP Nick Smith as Nationals candidate for the 2020 General Election. “I love my job as MP for Nelson, the opportunity it...


Smith disappointed Nelson electorate loses Brightwater

Nelson MP Nick Smith is disappointed that the Representation Commission has transferred Brightwater from the Nelson to the West Coast/Tasman Electorate in the proposed boundaries for the 2020 Election. “I...


Locals push back against blanket speed limit cuts

More than 17,000 people have voiced their opposition to radical speed limit reductions for SH6 between Nelson and Blenheim, showing how out of touch the Government is with motorists and...


Nelson Matters - 13 November 2019

It is unusual for the Opposition to vote for a Government Bill. I am pleased and proud to have voted for the new Climate Change Response Act passed by parliament...


Nelson Matters - 6 November 2019

Graduation and prize giving week at our colleges is an opportunity to celebrate the success of our young people and the excellence of Nelson secondary schools. It is extra special...


Nelson Matters - 30 October 2019

This Government has just passed its second birthday.  It was an unusual birth for a new government in 2017. Jacinda Ardern had been Labour leader for a few weeks.  The...