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Early rationing reinforces need for dam

The dry start to summer and the introduction of rationing of water takes next week reinforces the need for the Waimea Community Dam, says Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith “Our...


Smith pushes Waimea Dam

National MP Nick Smith is encouraging the Nelson and Tasman communities to back the Waimea Community Dam in his annual newsletter, saying it’s environmental, economic and social benefits make it...


Nelson News November 2017

This newsletter reports on my work as Nelson’s MP but now also covers all of Tasman as National’s assigned MP for this area. Watch out in your letterbox for...


Smith takes up caretaker role in Tasman

Nelson MP Nick Smith has been assigned the National caretaker role for the Tasman portion of the West Coast Tasman electorate. “I am looking forward to providing a National and...


Nelson unemployment drops to 2.2%

A drop in unemployment to a low of just 2.2% for Nelson in September leaves an important benchmark on which the new government should be judged says Nelson MP Dr...


Nelson MP extends condolences on passing of Sir Pat Goodman

Nelson MP, Nick Smith says his thoughts are with the family and friends of prominent businessman Sir Pat Goodman. “I knew Sir Pat both as MP for Tasman and Nelson,...


WATCH: Nick Smith 2017 Campaign Video


Smith Welcomes NZTA Southern Link Report Release

Nelson MP Nick Smith has welcomed today’s release of the report on the Programme Business Case for the Southern Link Road for the State Highway between Annesbrook and Nelson...


Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

Housing supply in the Nelson-Tasman region has received a major boost with the establishment of 20 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with capacity for 1700 homes, Building and Construction Minister...


Takahe Re-Introduction to Nelson Welcomed

“The reintroduction of Takahe into the Kahurangi National Park after an absence of over one hundred years is a massive conservation and tourism gain for Nelson”, says Environment Minister and...