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$528,000 New Zealand Cycle Trail boost

The Government is investing $528,000 in 12 new projects for the upkeep of the Great Rides of New Zealand Cycle Trail, Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced today. The investment...


Maximising health and wellbeing in later life

A new video promoting the Healthy Ageing Strategy is all about maximising the health and wellbeing of older New Zealanders, Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says. Ms Wagner released the...


Three IPANZ 2017 Public Sector EXCELLENCE AWARDS for DOC

This year the Awards attracted a good number of entries from a large range of organisations. The winning and nominated projects showed that public sector innovation is making a real...


Quake insurance advisory service extended

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming the extension of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS).   The Government has approved $600,000...


Offer of reinstatement for Cathedral

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today reiterating her commitment to finding an agreed solution for the ChristChurch Cathedral by releasing an offer of reinstatement.  “The Cathedral sits...


Major Christchurch rebuild milestone achieved

The completion of construction for the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) programme is a major rebuild milestone, the Government and Christchurch City Council say. Transport Minister Simon Bridges says...


South Frame home to NZ’s first ‘Raining Poetry’

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner today opened the Mollett Street block of Christchurch’s South Frame, which includes new laneways, people-friendly public spaces and New Zealand’s first ‘Raining Poetry’...


Canterbury construction still strong

Construction data in greater Christchurch indicates building activity is still going strong, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says.  The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Construction Activity focuses on residential and...


Christchurch – the City of Opportunity

What a game! The Crusaders may not have won last weekend but Christchurch certainly did — the city came alive with thousands of eager rugby fans.  The visit...


An Overview of exciting things happening in the Disability Issues portfolio.

The government has been focused on changing the sector to provide disabled people with more choice and control. In the past 12 months, we’ve completed the updated New Zealand Disability...