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Nelson Matters - We will miss Bill English

Bill English’s decision to call it a day on politics is a loss for National and New Zealand. I rate him as the most effective Parliamentarian of my generation. He...


Nelson Matters - Protect NZ Jobs

Job stats out this week show how well Nelson and New Zealand is doing. We have record numbers of people in employment, growing businesses and incomes increasing at twice the...


Nelson Matters - Highway Investmest Needed

Nelson Matters Column 6 Feb 2018 Four serious accidents on the Appleby Highway in the last month is a wake-up call on road safety. The problem is not just our...


Nelson Matters - Positive for Nelson

Nelson Matters Column Tue 30 Jan 2018 I thank the Weekly for this new ‘Nelson Matters’ column. It’s an opportunity to champion Nelson’s cause. It will keep Nelson readers informed...


Nelson Matters - Safety review needed of Appleby HighwayNelson Matters - Safety review needed of Appleby Highway

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith has called for a safety review of State Highway 60 and associated local roads west of Richmond following the spate of serious accidents over the...


Early rationing reinforces need for dam

The dry start to summer and the introduction of rationing of water takes next week reinforces the need for the Waimea Community Dam, says Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith “Our...


Smith pushes Waimea Dam

National MP Nick Smith is encouraging the Nelson and Tasman communities to back the Waimea Community Dam in his annual newsletter, saying it’s environmental, economic and social benefits make it...


Nelson News November 2017

This newsletter reports on my work as Nelson’s MP but now also covers all of Tasman as National’s assigned MP for this area. Watch out in your letterbox for...


Smith takes up caretaker role in Tasman

Nelson MP Nick Smith has been assigned the National caretaker role for the Tasman portion of the West Coast Tasman electorate. “I am looking forward to providing a National and...


Nelson unemployment drops to 2.2%

A drop in unemployment to a low of just 2.2% for Nelson in September leaves an important benchmark on which the new government should be judged says Nelson MP Dr...