I was recently talking with several local restaurateurs who commented on the lack of available chefs working in Christchurch’s fast growing hospitality sector.

Wed 30 Nov 2016
| Disability Issues

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner have congratulated the winners of the Attitude Awards, which recognise the exceptional contributions made by disabled New Zealanders.

Mon 28 Nov 2016
| Conservation

A new strategy for tackling wilding conifers in the Mackenzie Basin has been announced today by Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner.

Thu 24 Nov 2016
| Customs

Speech to Customs Stakeholders in Christchurch with some highlights of the year as Minister of Customs.

It has certainly been a successful year, and a lot has been achieved. With some good successes here in Christchurch.

Christchurch’s historic Nurses Memorial Chapel will be restored and strengthened, in time for its reopening as part of the country’s WWI centenary commemorations.

Fri 18 Nov 2016
| Out and About

Sunday night was a bit like déjà vu for those of us who live in Christchurch or Canterbury. It was a shocking and a rude awakening and such a long earthquake, but this time we knew what to do.