Christchurch Central Electorate

Three providers have been granted funds to deliver their youth driven projects in Christchurch Central under Youth Fund 2016.

Over the next four weeks 17,765 Canterbury students will sit end-of-year NCEA exams.

Our local students have worked hard to prepare for these exams and I congratulate them for their hard work so far.

I’m confident our students are capable, and well prepared by our world-class education system.

Christchurch MP Nicky Wagner has acknowledged the strong engagement and commitment of Avonhead School and its community as they celebrate the start of the school’s $5.3m redevelopment.

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner today released the Masterplan for Ōtākaro Art by the River, which includes STAY, a sculpture by renowned sculptor Antony Gormley.

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says a proposed new museum, hosting the Ravenscar Collections of art, sculpture and antiquities will bring visitors to Christchurch city.

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

“96 per cent of emergency department patients in Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) were admitted, discharged, or transferred within six hours.

More people in Canterbury are getting their First Surgical Assessment, and faster, compared to seven years ago.

“New Zealanders are living longer lives, so access to elective surgery is more important than ever,” Ms Wagner said..

I was invited to share the flag hoisting ceremony at Latimer Square in Christchurch to remember Indian Independence 

The day is observed annually on 15 August, and is a National Holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the British Empire on 15 August 1947

Future innovators in Canterbury benefitting from R&D Grants

Students with science, technology, engineering, design, or business qualifications are being helped to advance their skills and understanding of commercial research and development (R&D) within New Zealand companies.

Six schools in the Christchurch Central electorate are part of a group of 9 schools forming the Papanui - Redwood Community of Schools.