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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,...


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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...


Regions unemployment lowest in the country

Today’s official statistics showing unemployment in Nelson at just 3% and the lowest in New Zealand reinforces the strength of the local economy, says Nelson MP Nick Smith.  “This low...


Disappointed but not surprised by Green’s Dam Opposition

Nelson MP Nick Smith says he is disappointed but not surprised by the Green Party’s opposition to the Waimea Community Dam. “The Waimea Community Dam is the only practical prospect...


Smith welcomes expanded role for Housing Trust

Nelson MP Nick Smith has welcomed the Nelson City Council’s decision to contract its Community Housing to the Nelson Tasman Housing Trust. “I am a huge fan of the Nelson...


Nelson region lowest for unemployment

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith is welcoming the latest Household Labour Force Survey data for the Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and West Coast region which shows it has the lowest unemployment...


Heaphy Track mountain biking season extended

Local MPs Dr Nick Smith and Maureen Pugh today welcomed news that the Heaphy Track mountain biking season is being extended by two months in spring to run from 1...