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Labour Blocks Stoke Kiwibank Motion

Nelson MP Nick Smith is disappointed Labour has blocked Parliament considering a motion on the closure of the Stoke Kiwibank and the downgrading of the PostShop. “I am disappointed that...


Nelson Matters - Let's not do this

Nelson Greypower, Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese and I are doing all we can to save Stoke’s Kiwibank and PostShop. The shock announcement of closure came from NZ Post and Kiwibank...


Anonymous Anti-Dam Brochure Reckless Says MP

Nelson MP Nick Smith is concerned at the distress being caused by an anonymous anti-dam brochure delivered to all households in Brightwater that makes false claims of the town being...


Nelson Rents Skyrocket

Rents in the Nelson region over the last year have increased at the fastest rate in more than a decade and are amongst the largest increase of any region, according...


Nelson Matters - Victim's rights need improving

The experience of two Nelson constituents has exposed for me a flaw in our justice system that needs to be fixed. That is why I am asking people to add...


Public Meeting to Oppose KiwiBank Closure/Postshop Downgrade

A public meeting to oppose the closure of Kiwibank and the downgrading of PostShop has been jointly organized by Nelson Greypower, the Nelson City Council and Nelson MP Nick Smith...


Nelson Matters - Another wave of strike action

The wave of strike action this year is doing Nelson and New Zealand no good. It has disrupted exports from our port, patients getting operations and children getting an education....


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...