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Govt secures emergency housing for Nelson families

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith has welcomed a new contract between the Ministry of Social Development and the Salvation Army for two emergency homes in Nelson. “This is the first...


Stanton costs top $9,000

Nelson MP Nick Smith says taxpayers and ratepayers are being taken for a ride by serial protestor Lewis Stanton with legal aid costs topping $45,684 and legal costs to Nelson...


MPs welcome new bridges on alternate SH1

Local MPs Dr Nick Smith and Maureen Pugh today opened two new bridges which are part of a trio on State Highway 63 south of Nelson to help cope with...


15,000 plus people to benefit from expanded UFB in Nelson

More Nelson locals will have access to faster and more reliable internet, says Nelson MP Nick Smith. “The expansion of ultra-fast broadband is important to Nelson’s economic and social development....


MP joins with Church Trust to strengthen Nelson cathedral

A fund-raising trust should be established to support the earthquake strengthening of Nelson’s Christ Church Cathedral, with the objective of the work being done within five years, Nelson MP and...


Nelson records fastest growth in tourism

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the monthly regional tourism figures released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that show Nelson continues to be the fastest...


Labour looks to abandon Nelson in 2017

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith is surprised by media speculation from TVNZ and NZME that Labour will not be contesting the Nelson electorate next year.


Smith welcomes butterfly eradication

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith is delighted the DOC-led community eradication of the great white butterfly has been declared a success.  “We should be incredibly proud that Nelson has achieved...


Dam report wake-up call on water challenge

Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith says a just released economic impact report on the consequences of not proceeding with the Waimea Community Dam is a wake-up call on the challenges...


MP seeks Nelsonians’ views in annual survey

Nelson MP Nick Smith is asking for residents’ views on increasing the age of criminal responsibility, immigration policy and what the government’s 2017 budget priorities should be in his annual...