Kaikoura news

Wed 26 Aug 2015
| Kaikoura news

People in Marlborough are getting faster, improved healthcare according to the latest Health Target results.

Mon 24 Aug 2015
| Kaikoura news

First-home buyers in Marlborough are making the most of the Government’s help to become home owners.

“In Marlborough there have been 36 HomeStart applications approved since Government support for making a deposit on a house doubled in April. So far, 27 applications have been paid out,” says local MP Stuart Smith.

Fri 14 Aug 2015
| Kaikoura news

Local Seddon residents stand to benefit from improved water quality thanks to the latest round of Government drinking-water subsidies. MP Stuart Smith is delighted the health of Seddon residents is being looked after by the Government, with just over $1 million of the Drinking-water Subsidy Scheme awarded to the small town.

Fri 14 Aug 2015
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith welcomes the announcement made today by Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy of an additional $30,000 for the North Canterbury Rural Support Trust while meeting with local farmers in Hurunui

Fri 14 Aug 2015
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith says it’s important for our next generation to be able to communicate and work in different languages as our international and trading links grow – particularly within the Asia-Pacific region.

Thu 23 Jul 2015
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith says parents will be happy to know there is steady improvement in the Kaikoura electorate with more kids passing NCEA Level 2. The number of 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent in 2014 rose by 2.7 percentage points to 81.9%.

Tue 21 Jul 2015
| Kaikoura news

More children than ever before in Marlborough are benefiting from free before school health checks. “The B4 School Checks help to give children the best start at school by identifying and addressing any potential health or developmental problems at an early stage.

Tue 30 Jun 2015
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith says there has been a significant drop in the number of school students being suspended, stood-down and expelled from schools in the Kaikōura electorate.

Thu 25 Jun 2015
| Kaikoura news

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith is delighted locals will enjoy the Spring Creek, Taylor River Path and Eltham/Beaver Road cycleways sooner than previously planned thanks to a total of $710,000 of funding from the $333 million Urban Cycleways Programme.

Mon 22 Jun 2015
| Kaikoura news

Local MP Stuart Smith welcomes Volunteer Week 2015 by acknowledging the hard work of the 8,535 volunteers in the Kaikōura electorate. “It’s outstanding that 18.4% of locals give their time, skills and resources to help improve the health of our community,” says Mr Smith.