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Port Strike Worry for Nelson Economy

Nelson MP Nick Smith is worried that strike action at Port Nelson this weekend and planned for next week will hurt the region’s economy and further undermine falling business confidence....


Nelson Matters 12 June 2018

Nelson was rightly in celebration mode over the weekend for the opening of the $9.5m refurbishment and strengthening of our School of Music. I am in awe of our pioneers...


Nelson Matters 22 May 2018

The good news for Nelson from Budget 2018 is that the economy remains strong. New Zealand history is littered with incoming governments facing major economic problems like those that confronted...


Nelson Matters 29 May

My top priority this parliamentary term is progressing a new hospital for Nelson which will be the largest building project ever for our region. Our population is growing and ageing...


LOCAL BILL GOOD PLAN FOR DAM

Nelson MP Nick Smith has commended the Tasman District Council for considering a local bill to resolve the issue of access to DOC land for the Waimea Community Dam. “A...


Nelson Matters - 15 May

I had a colleague in Parliament this week rib me on what was in Nelson’s water that makes our sports teams so competitive. We should take pride that our teams...


Regional Commissioner centralisation a backwards step

The Government’s decision to centralise the Regional Commissioner for Social Development for Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast in Wellington is a blow to our region and a broken promise from...


Nelson Matters - 8 May 2018

Nelson Matters 8 May 2018 The Government made a terrible mistake last week in announcing that it would not be honouring its promise on doctor’s visit costs on 1 July...


Nelson Matters - 1 May 2018

Bouquets and brickbats are deserved from this year’s Anzac commemorations. My bouquet goes to the thousands of people who attended Anzac services across the region and those who helped...


Nelson Matters - April 24 2018

I am amazed at the strange conspiracy theories some people believe. The latest was at a protest recently at the Nelson Market alleging corruption at the Cawthron Institute. It is...