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Nelson Matters - 13 December

An inspiring part of my job at this time of year is attending our College prizegivings. I do not make every College, every year, due to clashes with each other...


Nelson Matters - 7 December

Political correctness gone mad is the only way to describe the nonsense of this year’s Nelson Santa Parade. Gone was the traditional Santa with his full white beard and red...


MP Welcomes Final Council Go On Dam

Nelson MP Nick Smith is praising the Tasman District Council for its decision to proceed with the Waimea Community Dam, after a lengthy meeting today which saw a 9-5 vote...


Labour Blocks Stoke Kiwibank Motion

Nelson MP Nick Smith is disappointed Labour has blocked Parliament considering a motion on the closure of the Stoke Kiwibank and the downgrading of the PostShop. “I am disappointed that...


Nelson Matters - Let's not do this

Nelson Greypower, Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese and I are doing all we can to save Stoke’s Kiwibank and PostShop. The shock announcement of closure came from NZ Post and Kiwibank...


Anonymous Anti-Dam Brochure Reckless Says MP

Nelson MP Nick Smith is concerned at the distress being caused by an anonymous anti-dam brochure delivered to all households in Brightwater that makes false claims of the town being...


Nelson Rents Skyrocket

Rents in the Nelson region over the last year have increased at the fastest rate in more than a decade and are amongst the largest increase of any region, according...


Nelson Matters - Victim's rights need improving

The experience of two Nelson constituents has exposed for me a flaw in our justice system that needs to be fixed. That is why I am asking people to add...


Public Meeting to Oppose KiwiBank Closure/Postshop Downgrade

A public meeting to oppose the closure of Kiwibank and the downgrading of PostShop has been jointly organized by Nelson Greypower, the Nelson City Council and Nelson MP Nick Smith...


Nelson Matters - Another wave of strike action

The wave of strike action this year is doing Nelson and New Zealand no good. It has disrupted exports from our port, patients getting operations and children getting an education....