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Salt added to Nelson's export products

The opening of South Pacific Salt’s new processing and packaging facility in Stoke is an exciting development for Nelson says MP Nick Smith. “I welcome this new venture to Nelson....


Nelson Matters - 12 June 2019

Education is one of my strongest passions. It defines the sort of future our community and country will have. It is about giving every child growing up in Nelson the...


Improved public access sought for Pepin Island

MP Nick Smith has written to the Overseas Investment Office to ensure any opportunity for improving access and conservation on Pepin Island are taken with the 520 ha property north...


Nelson Matters - 5 June 2019

Budget 2019 This year’s Budget was definitely different. There was high drama and finger pointing over the early leaks. Pretty pictures have replaced factual financials. The Coalition Government has declared...


Nelson Matters - 29 May 2019

Financial management is at the core of good government. Labour blew its economic credibility last week in announcing it is going to break its own Budget Responsibility Rules by raising...


Nelson Matters - 22 May 2019

Good policy is my passion in politics. I tire of the focus on trivia, on personalities, and spin. This is why I am so enthusiastic about my job in National...


Nelson Matters - 15 May 2019

Nelson’s emergency services described the New Year’s Eve 2017 road smash in Appleby that killed 23-year-old Matthew Dow as the worst they had ever seen. The offending driver was high...


Nelson Matters - 8 May 2019

I am a staunch opponent of recreational drugs. I have personally witnessed hundreds of lives ruined by drugs from my school and university days through to my community and constituency...


Battle for Nelson's Regional Commissioner Won

Nelson MP Nick Smith has welcomed the Government’s U-turn on providing the region with its own Regional Commissioner for the Ministry of Social Development after last year’s decision to end...


Nelson Matters - 1 May 2019

The official opening of the Nelson Tasman Hospice in Suffolk Road in Stoke this Thursday is a tremendous achievement for the region. We owe huge thanks to the thousands of...