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Nelson Matters - Capital Gains Tax

Nelsonians need to know how they will be impacted by the Government’s Capital Gains Tax (CGT) now Labour’s former Finance Minister Michael Cullen’s detailed proposal is out. It will start...


Nelson Matters - 20 February

Our community rightly takes great pride in the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). It has for 115 years provided the skills and qualifications for Nelson to succeed. I am...


Nelson Matters - Nelson Fires

The fires that have ravaged Tasman and Nelson this last week have brought out the best in our communities.  I pay tribute to the heroic work by so many that...


Nelson Matters - KiwiBuild

Labour owes Nelson and New Zealand voters an apology over the failure of their flagship Kiwibuild policy. It has been a cynical political con on one of the most important...


CTV Building Appeal Disappointing

An appeal lodged this week against the High Court decision to allow the Institute of Professional Engineers to complete its inquiry into the professional standards of engineering on the CTV...


Nelson Matters - January 30 2019

Nelson has got 2019 off to a ripper start. The Bay Dreams Festival had Nelson pumping. The Black Caps win at Saxton Field over the Sri Lankans was impressive. Nelson...


Caution urged with fire risk hitting extreme

Nelson MP Nick Smith is urging heightened public caution with fire risk levels in the region, the worst in a decade and hot dry weather forecast for the next week....


Nelson MP presents petition to save stoke Kiwibank

The petition of more than 2,000 people opposed to the closure of Stoke Kiwibank and the downgrade of the PostShop is a strong message for the Government to reconsider, says...


Nelson Matters - 13 December

An inspiring part of my job at this time of year is attending our College prizegivings. I do not make every College, every year, due to clashes with each other...


Nelson Matters - 7 December

Political correctness gone mad is the only way to describe the nonsense of this year’s Nelson Santa Parade. Gone was the traditional Santa with his full white beard and red...