Tue 3 Mar 2015
| Disability Issues

Last night I attended the Blind Foundation’s 125th Birthday Celebration which was hosted by Their Excellencies – the Governor General of New Zealand Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady Janine Mateparae – at Government House in Wellington.

Fri 27 Feb 2015
| Disability Issues

Last Sunday I was delighted to attend the Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Surf Day at Sumner Beach. The event was hosted by the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation as part of the Flight Centre Foundation Halberg Surf programme.

Mon 9 Feb 2015
| Out and About

In October last year I attended the graduation for the 2014 National Athletic Leadership Programme at Parliament.

It’s official - the new-look Christchurch Airport Marathon is under starter’s orders for Sunday 31st May, back within Christchurch’s four avenues on a new course that promises to re-invigorate both the event and the central city.

Tue 27 Jan 2015
| Out and About

On behalf of the Prime Minister, I attended a moving commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz at the Makara Cemetery in Wellington.   Hon Chris Finlayson is attending the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Poland with the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Hon Annette King. 

Fri 23 Jan 2015
| Conservation

Today I welcomed the successful introduction of 100 fairy prion chicks to Mana Island and congratulated those involved with the community partnership project.