Kaikoura news

Fri 12 Jun 2015
| Kaikoura news

Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith congratulated Grassmere sheep and beef farmer Doug Avery on co-winning a 2015 Global Research Alliance on Global Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) – World Farmer Organisation Study Tour award at Fieldays yesterday afternoon.

Thu 11 Jun 2015
| Kaikoura news

Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith is delighted that Kaikōura District Council will receive $12,600 under the Youth Development Partnership Fund 2015. “This investment will fund Kaikōura District Council to support the Youth Council to identify, lead and deliver a youth led photo voice project, and an exhibition on "thriving and engaged" for policy makers, the District Council, Boards of Trustees and the public.

Wed 3 Jun 2015
| Kaikoura news

Local authorities have four more weeks to get their submissions in for phase two of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI), Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith says.

Wed 3 Jun 2015
| Kaikoura news

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith welcomes the announcement made today by Minister of Education Hekia Parata of the make-up of the new teacher professional body, the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Tue 2 Jun 2015
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The MPs for Kaikōura and Nelson Stuart Smith and Dr Nick Smith have welcomed the proposal from the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Marlborough Sounds Blue Cod Advisory Group to change the rules on recreational catch to limits to a minimum size of 33cm and two per person.

Wed 27 May 2015
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The MPs for Kaikoura and Nelson, Stuart Smith and Dr Nick Smith, are inviting the public to meetings on the review of regulations for the Marlborough Sounds Blue Cod fishery to be held next Tuesday, 2nd June in Blenheim at 5pm and Nelson at 8pm.

Fri 22 May 2015
| Kaikoura news

The Government has announced it will re-boot the Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) and MP Stuart Smith is looking forward to the boost the scheme might bring to local industry and environment.

Thu 21 May 2015
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Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith, along with Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy, met yesterday with drought affected farmers in Cheviot, North Canterbury. The North Canterbury area is still feeling the effects of the dry conditions.

Wed 20 May 2015
| Kaikoura news

Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith welcomes today’s announcement from the Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism John Key that the Government will invest in Blenheim’s Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, through the Tourism Growth Partnership fund.

Fri 15 May 2015
| Kaikoura news

The very dry conditions in North Canterbury are hitting farmers hard and look set to continue until August or September this year.