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Nelson Matters - Soft Approach to Drugs Dangerous

The Government’s decision to grant permanent residency to Czech national Karel Sroubek is unfair to the thousands of honest people wanting to make New Zealand their home. It also highlights...


Nelson Matters - Compelling Case for Waimea Dam

MP’s from around New Zealand were in Richmond last week for the Select Committee hearings to consider 137 submissions on the bill I am sponsoring for the Tasman District Council...


Nelson Matters - Reopening of The Boathouse

The reopening of “The Boathouse” on Wakefield Quay last Friday came at the end of a toxic week in Parliament. It reminded me of so much that is good in...


New Youth MP for Nelson

Nelson MP Nick Smith has selected 16-year-old Esther Walters, a student at Nelson College for Girls, as his representative at Youth Parliament 2019. Esther will be one of 120 Youth...


Nelson Matters - Death & Taxes

Death and Taxes Death and taxes have long been references as the two certainties in life. Three reports this month have highlighted the excessive tax appetite of the Ardern/Peters...


Nelson Matters - A stunning gateway

A stunning gateway Our new airport terminal was blessed last Friday and opened for passengers this Tuesday. It is stunning. I love the architecture that mirrors our mountains, the laminated...


MP Welcomes New Airport Terminal

This morning’s blessing of Nelson’s new airport terminal in preparation for its first flights and passengers next Tuesday is a significant milestone in Nelson’s history, says Nelson MP Nick Smith....


MP Seeks Reopening of Inquiry into Woman's Death

Nelson MP Nick Smith has written to the Commissioner of Police Mr Mike Bush, seeking a reopening of the inquiry into the death of former Nelson woman Libby McKay in...


Nelson Matters - WOW Awards

Last Friday was the Awards night of WOW and the right time to reflect on what an emotional journey this has been for what is rightfully a Nelson icon. I...


2019 Youth Parliament MP

Can you see a future for yourself as an MP? Or are you are just curious about how Parliament works?  Here is the chance to have your voice heard and...