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15,000 plus people to benefit from expanded UFB in Nelson

More Nelson locals will have access to faster and more reliable internet, says Nelson MP Nick Smith. “The expansion of ultra-fast broadband is important to Nelson’s economic and social development....


Nelson records fastest growth in tourism

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the monthly regional tourism figures released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that show Nelson continues to be the fastest...


Labour looks to abandon Nelson in 2017

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith is surprised by media speculation from TVNZ and NZME that Labour will not be contesting the Nelson electorate next year.


Smith welcomes butterfly eradication

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith is delighted the DOC-led community eradication of the great white butterfly has been declared a success.  “We should be incredibly proud that Nelson has achieved...


Dam report wake-up call on water challenge

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith says a just released economic impact report on the consequences of not proceeding with the Waimea Community Dam is a wake-up call on the challenges...


MP seeks Nelsonians’ views in annual survey

Nelson MP Nick Smith is asking for residents’ views on increasing the age of criminal responsibility, immigration policy and what the government’s 2017 budget priorities should be in his annual...


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...


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.


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.