Fri 16 Oct 2015

Latest figures reveal the number of people collecting a benefit in Christchurch Central, and across New Zealand, has decreased compared to the same time last year, Nicky Wagner MP says.

At the end of September there were 229 fewer Christchurch central people on a benefit compared to a year ago.

Mon 5 Oct 2015
| Conservation

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced Community Conservation Partnership Fund (CCPF) grants for projects in the Nelson and Marlborough regions, with support for conservation of long-tailed bats and native birds, and restoration of local wetlands.

Tue 29 Sep 2015
| Conservation

Prime Minister John Key, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, has announced the creation of a 620,000 km2 Ocean Sanctuary in the Kermadec region, one of the most pristine and unique environments on Earth.

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.

Fri 25 Sep 2015
| Disability Issues

As we move into warmer weather and prepare for daylight saving on 27 September, I’ve been thinking about Disability Issues.  It’s just one year since I took on the role as Minister for Disability Issues and what a journey it’s been!  I’ve found the sector to be engaging and vocal – always pushing the Government for better outcomes for disabled people.  Their activity has helped me understand the importance of giving disabled people more control and choice in their lives, more opportunities to work and greater accessibility to their communities.

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.