Kaikoura news

Tue 9 Aug 2016
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith says that more of our kids are gaining NCEA Level 2 is something parents will be very happy to hear. 

In 2015, 86.1% of local 18-year-olds achieved NCEA Level 2, up from 81.2% in 2014, and already well ahead of the goal to reach 85% achievement by 2017.

Mon 1 Aug 2016
| Kaikoura news

The Government has made important changes to its KiwiSaver Homestart scheme as part of its comprehensive plan to address housing issues, local MP Stuart Smith says.

Mon 25 Jul 2016
| Kaikoura news

Local conservation projects could be in for a major boost with the launch of Predator Free NZ 2050, says local MP Stuart Smith.

Today the Government announced an initial $28 million for the programme, which will see public, private, iwi and community sectors working together to help protect our native species.

Wed 13 Jul 2016
| Kaikoura news

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will be one of the first DHBs to benefit from new Government funding aimed at preventing injuries caused by seniors falling, says local MP Stuart Smith.

Tue 12 Jul 2016
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith supports the decision announced today by Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy to temporarily close part of the Southern Scallop Fishery (SCA7) for the upcoming season.

Tue 12 Jul 2016
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith welcomes the opening today of two new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds, located in Waitata Bay and Richmond Bay in Pelorus Sound.

“This is a significant development on both a regional and national level”, says Mr Smith.

Thu 23 Jun 2016
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith has welcomed the Government’s announcement to tackle some of North Canterbury’s most dangerous roads, with a $1.7 million upgrade to State Highway 7 between Waipara and Waikari announced today.

Tue 21 Jun 2016
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith is really pleased at the high response rate to his recent online survey on the idea of a Blenheim bypass.

“The recent public consultation on the new Grove Road Bridge has reignited debate on the idea of a Blenheim bypass.

Mon 30 May 2016
| Kaikoura news

MP for the Kaikōura electorate Stuart Smith says the Government is continuing to support local schools.

“I’m proud that this Government is investing more than $276 million from Budget 2016 in Canterbury infrastructure,” says Mr Smith.

Mon 23 May 2016
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith has urged local conservation groups to apply for a multi-million dollar fund set aside to support community conservation projects.