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Nick Smith

Preliminary referendum results: 65% of voters support legalising euthanasia; 46% support legalising recreational cannabis use; Labour won't pursue other drug law reform
30th Oct 20, 2:06pm
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Preliminary referendum results: 65% of voters support legalising euthanasia; 46% support legalising recreational cannabis use; Labour won't pursue other drug law reform
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Pharmaceutical Reform
25th Jul 20, 5:55am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Pharmaceutical Reform
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Tobacco
25th Jul 20, 5:55am
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Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Tobacco
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Government - Constitutional Reform
25th Jul 20, 5:55am
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Election 2020 - Party Policies - Government - Constitutional Reform
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Housing - Building and Development
25th Jul 20, 5:55am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Housing - Building and Development
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Alcohol
25th Jul 20, 5:53am
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Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Alcohol
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Cannabis
25th Jul 20, 5:53am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Drugs - Cannabis
Winston Peters' lawyer, Brian Henry, threatens to sue Simon Bridges and Nick Smith if they repeat comments about alleged NZ First electoral fraud; Says a loan made by NZ First Foundation to the party was repaid
21st Nov 19, 4:33pm
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Winston Peters' lawyer, Brian Henry, threatens to sue Simon Bridges and Nick Smith if they repeat comments about alleged NZ First electoral fraud; Says a loan made by NZ First Foundation to the party was repaid
Twyford to let law allowing for Special Housing Areas expire, as he focuses on beefing up central government's ability to cut through local planning rules 
12th Mar 19, 5:57pm
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Twyford to let law allowing for Special Housing Areas expire, as he focuses on beefing up central government's ability to cut through local planning rules 
Phil Twyford progresses Nick Smith's plans to give central government the power cut through local planning rules to develop major urban housing projects
24th Nov 18, 11:01am
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Phil Twyford progresses Nick Smith's plans to give central government the power cut through local planning rules to develop major urban housing projects
Government to pay Derek Handley $100,000 plus expenses after offering him the role of Chief Technology Officer and then changing its mind
14th Sep 18, 10:52am
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Government to pay Derek Handley $100,000 plus expenses after offering him the role of Chief Technology Officer and then changing its mind
National's new leader Simon Bridges has placed Judith Collins in his top 5 and given her the shadow housing portfolio, a role he says she asked for
12th Mar 18, 6:41am
by Jason Walls
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National's new leader Simon Bridges has placed Judith Collins in his top 5 and given her the shadow housing portfolio, a role he says she asked for
National MP Michael Woodhouse the new opposition spokesman on housing and social housing portfolios, Nick Smith gets forestry and aquaculture
2nd Nov 17, 2:40pm
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National MP Michael Woodhouse the new opposition spokesman on housing and social housing portfolios, Nick Smith gets forestry and aquaculture
Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio
25th Sep 17, 3:47pm
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Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio
Leaky homes are back in focus ahead of Saturday's election; Nick Smith has asked officials to look at extending the 10% equity Welcome Home Loan scheme to leaky home owners; RNZ running series on the issue
19th Sep 17, 10:44am
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Leaky homes are back in focus ahead of Saturday's election; Nick Smith has asked officials to look at extending the 10% equity Welcome Home Loan scheme to leaky home owners; RNZ running series on the issue
National to double HomeStart grant to $20,000 for an existing house, raise new build grant to $30,000; Labour's Ardern steps up campaign with 'first 100 days' pledge
10th Sep 17, 4:16pm
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National to double HomeStart grant to $20,000 for an existing house, raise new build grant to $30,000; Labour's Ardern steps up campaign with 'first 100 days' pledge
It could take a few years before new urban planning rules for delivering more affordable housing are in place, Bill English says; Labour says move is an admissiona of failed settings these past 9 years
5th Sep 17, 7:33am
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It could take a few years before new urban planning rules for delivering more affordable housing are in place, Bill English says; Labour says move is an admissiona of failed settings these past 9 years
National says new 'fit for purpose' urban planning laws separate from RMA would encourage more responsive planning and faster development
4th Sep 17, 12:35pm
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National says new 'fit for purpose' urban planning laws separate from RMA would encourage more responsive planning and faster development
Declining home ownership rates are turning the corner, Building & Construction Minister Smith says while talking up increasing numbers of first home buyers turning to govt subsidies
17th Aug 17, 7:54am
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Declining home ownership rates are turning the corner, Building & Construction Minister Smith says while talking up increasing numbers of first home buyers turning to govt subsidies
David Hargreaves says the Auckland housing market has gone cold at exactly the wrong time. And does the sudden focus by politicians on our largest city's infrastructure imply a sense of defeat on housing?
7th Aug 17, 2:55pm
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David Hargreaves says the Auckland housing market has gone cold at exactly the wrong time. And does the sudden focus by politicians on our largest city's infrastructure imply a sense of defeat on housing?
An existential Auckland housing debate during Parliament's Question Time: Do land bankers even exist? Also, building consents vs code compliance certificates (and Nick Smith's defective knob)
4th Aug 17, 7:21am
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An existential Auckland housing debate during Parliament's Question Time: Do land bankers even exist? Also, building consents vs code compliance certificates (and Nick Smith's defective knob)
Figures revealed by the Auckland Council show over 5,500 building consents were issued within the 154 SHAs, but 25 of the areas had no consent activity at all prior to being disestablished
2nd Aug 17, 7:36pm
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Figures revealed by the Auckland Council show over 5,500 building consents were issued within the 154 SHAs, but 25 of the areas had no consent activity at all prior to being disestablished
Observations of a renting millennial attending a Smith/Twyford housing debate with a bunch of property investors 
12th Jul 17, 4:53pm
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Observations of a renting millennial attending a Smith/Twyford housing debate with a bunch of property investors 
Government shares out $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund among five councils - mostly in the top half of the North Island
11th Jul 17, 10:28am
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Government shares out $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund among five councils - mostly in the top half of the North Island
New figures from Statistics NZ suggest only about 90% of new homes consented in Auckland actually get built, which means the housing crisis could be much worse than feared
7th Jul 17, 9:50am
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New figures from Statistics NZ suggest only about 90% of new homes consented in Auckland actually get built, which means the housing crisis could be much worse than feared