Nick Smith - Nelson MP, Minister National Government

nick4nelson@parliament.govt.nz

About Nick

Smith familyFamily Background:
  • Third son of eight children
  • Family business in Bridge Construction
Education:
  • AFS Scholar to US, Junior Scholarship, 1st Class Honours, Degree Civil Engineering
  • PhD Canterbury University - Thesis on NZ Landslides
Work and Business Experience:
  • Local Government Engineering, Consulting Engineering, Equipment Hire Business
Community Service:
  • First stood for Council while at High School, three years as District Councillor
  • Strong involvement in sporting and youth organisations.
Politics:
  • MP Tasman (1990-1996) MP Nelson (1996-Present)
  • Former Minister of Conservation,¬†Education, Corrections, Environment, Local Government and Climate Change Issues
  • Former Associate Minister of Immigration, Treaty Negotiations and Social Welfare.
  • Minister for the Environment | Minister for Building and Housing (Present)
Recreation:
  • Kayaking, tennis, tramping, fishing, rugby
  • Completed 1995 Coast to Coast with MP Bill English
  • Kayaked Cook Strait 1999 with MP Bill English
  • Completed Rainbow Rage in March 2000

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