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Nelson Matters - February 5 2020


Nelson Matters 29 January 2019


25th Nelson Rotary Speech "New Zealand’s Climate Change Challenge"


Nelson Matters - January 22 2020

How Blessed are we? The holiday break with family and friends reminds me of just how blessed we are in Nelson with so many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors....


Nelson Matters - 25 December 2019

Drug Driving testing welcomed My 2019 began with the launch of Matthew’s Petition in Appleby last New Year seeking the introduction of random roadside drug testing to make our roads...


Nelson Matters - 18 December 2019

Healthcare a priority Getting good quality healthcare for Nelson is one of my most important areas of work. It is a difficult area because our population is growing and aging....


Nelson Matters - 11 December 2019

Nelson is living up to the true meaning of Christmas this week with the launch of the “Housing First” programme to assist those sleeping rough and homeless. The initiative is...


Fewer elective surgeries in Nelson

The number of people getting elective surgery in Nelson Marlborough dropped 13% to 4,720 per year, the lowest in more than a decade, says Nelson MP Nick Smith. “These are...


Nelson Matters - 4 December 2019

It was a huge privilege to be one of the first to walk the newly opened Paparoa Track last week. It is New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk with the last...


Nelson Matters - 27 November 2019

I had a busy weekend with the 125th Nelson Agricultural and Pastoral Show. I have had a stand at the show for 30 years and it is a great opportunity...