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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...


Nelson Matters - Fuel tax rises again

The Government is this week further hiking fuel tax. My concern is the impact on Nelson families and businesses and that they are at the same time reducing the investment...


Nelson Matters - Conservation Week

Conservation Week is an opportunity to champion the great work done by DOC and local voluntary groups in protecting nature in our region but also to debunk some of the...


Nelson Matters - Nelson also the winner

Nelson was as much the winner as our celebrated All Blacks when they beat the Los Pumas 46-24 last Saturday night at Trafalgar Park. We proved as a community that...


MP Welcomes Dam Decision

The decision to go ahead with the Waimea Dam is the right thing for the future of the region says Nelson MP Nick Smith. “The Tasman District Council vote yesterday...