Wed 5 Aug 2015

The 50th Anniversary of Cook Islands self-governance in free association with New Zealand was a spectacular & colourful celebration. It is of special significance as New Zealand and the Cook Islands are linked with about 62,000 Cook Islanders calling New Zealand home.

Thu 30 Jul 2015
| Customs

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says mid-winter marks the end of another successful yacht season, with many of the remaining international yachts departing at the end of last month.

A new $15 million ambulance hub for St John will open in central Christchurch within a year, the charity has announced.

I have just come back to Christchurch from the National Party Conference and wanted to pass on to you our Prime Minister’s comments about migrants and how New Zealand connects to the world.

The 2016 Youth Fund is open for applications and Christchurch Central MP Nicky Wagner is promoting the opportunity to local young people and youth leaders.

“I encourage constituents with ideas for youth-driven projects to apply for a share of the Government’s $200,000 Youth Fund.

Thu 23 Jul 2015
| Customs

This morning I tested the new SmartGate automated border processing technology. There will be 29 new gates over the next two years enabling Customs to process the extra passengers volumes expected, facilitating travel while keeping the border safe.