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Strong incomes and job data welcomed

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith has described the latest Labour Force Survey data for the Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and West Coast region as the best ever.


More new classrooms for Nelson schools

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith welcomes today’s announcement from Education Minister Hekia Parata that the Government is investing about $800,000 in new classrooms, one at Birchwood School and two at...


Get on with it, Nelson says on the Southern Link

The positive report released today by the New Zealand Transit Agency, the Programme Business Case Public Engagement on the Southern Link, is a significant step forward for the project, Nelson...


Smith welcomes new airport terminal plans

Nelson MP Nick Smith today welcomed the Nelson Airport Company’s proposals for redevelopment of the airport, saying it was one of the most important infrastructure issues for the region. 


Spectacular additions to Kahurangi National Park

Five new pristine areas of forest and coastline totalling 897 hectares has today been added to the Kahurangi National Park, Nelson MP and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.


Sadness but acceptance over Salisbury School

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith is saddened but not surprised by the Minister of Education’s decision to initiate consultation on the potential closure of Salisbury School, he says.


Smith targets new Government fund for Nelson School of Music

Nelson MP Nick Smith will be seeking Government support from a new Culture and Heritage Fund for the redevelopment of the Nelson School of Music.


Nick Smith welcomes cycle trail funding

Nelson MP Nick Smith welcomes today’s announcement from Prime Minister John Key of $391,691 in funding for the Tasman Great Taste Trail and $49,818 for the Old Ghost Road as...


HomeStart delivers for 347 Nelson region first-home buyers

Nearly 350 first home buyers in the Nelson region have been helped in the first year of the government’s HomeStart scheme.


Longest cycling tunnel opening welcomed

The opening of the Spooners Tunnel is a significant and unique addition to the Great Taste Cycle Trail, local National MP’s Nick Smith and Maureen Pugh said today.