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Dr Nick Smith

Nick Smith to retire from Parliament

May 31, 2021 Share

Dr Nick Smith

National MP Nick Smith has announced he will retire from Parliament on 10 June at the end of the current Parliamentary sitting block.

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Government muffs R&D support

March 24, 2021 Share

Dr Nick Smith

Research and development in the technology sector will reduce as a consequence of the mess the Government has made of its funding support, National’s Research and Science spokesperson Dr Nick Smith says.

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Roadside drug testing delayed again

February 26, 2021 Share

Dr Nick Smith

More New Zealand lives will be lost due to drug impaired drivers as a result of the Government’s decision to further delay the introduction of roadside drug testing, National MP Dr Nick Smith says.

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Changes to parliamentary term must go to a referendum

November 01, 2020 Share

Dr Nick Smith

Labour and the Green’s confidence agreement states a desire to look at reforming electoral law, but electoral law should not be a play thing of the Government of the day, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson Dr Nick Smith says.

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Government hiding cannabis reports

September 02, 2020 Share

Dr Nick Smith

The Government’s refusal to release two reports commissioned by the Ministry of Justice on the economic impacts of cannabis regulation until after October 17 undermines the referendum, National’s Drug Reform spokesperson Nick Smith says.

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Random roadside drug testing Bill welcome

July 30, 2020 Share

Dr Nick Smith

National welcomes the introduction today of the Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment Bill that enables Police to randomly test for drug impairment, National’s Drug Reform spokesperson Nick Smith says.

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Government makes shambles of prisoner voting law

June 25, 2020 Share

Dr Nick Smith

 

Differences between coalition partners and this clumsy and incompetent Government’s use of urgency has resulted in a shambolic and unworkable prisoner voting law, National’s Electoral Law spokesperson Nick Smith says.

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Parliament playground blows budget

June 16, 2020 Share

Dr Nick Smith

Parliament’s new playground is a monument to extravagance and waste with revelations it cost $572,000 and went 43 per cent over budget, National’s State Services spokesperson Nick Smith says.

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Marine engineering jobs at risk

June 02, 2020 Share

Dr Nick Smith

The Government’s refusal to allow entry of vessels into Nelson despite them posing no risk of introducing Covid-19 is putting millions of dollars of work and dozens of jobs at risk, MP for Nelson Nick Smith says.

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