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RE:START the name finishes but containers live on

The Re:START container mall was opened in October 2011, and originally had a lifespan of 6 to 12 months. The shops were very popular with locals and visitors alike. Generous...


East Frame Residential Anchor Project underway

I was delighted to see construction beginning on the East Frame Residential Anchor Project means there is physical work happening on all committed Crown-led projects in Central Christchurch.


New provider secured for autism services

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a new provider for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programmes, previously run by IDEA Services.


Speech to launch the on-line NZ Sign Language course

I’d like to acknowledge the Deaf Studies Research Unit here at Victoria University. For over 20 years, the Deaf Studies Unit has shown commitment and leadership in its efforts to...


Soundbites: Celebrating Robert Martin

I have been a National MP since 2005. And as a representative of Christchurch Central, Canterbury and New Zealand I've become increasingly proud of this country and grateful that I...


Kermadec Discoveries

A voyage to the Kermadec Islands by the NIWA research vessel Tangaroa has resulted in the discovery of many species either new to science or not previously found in the...


New Tekapo toilets open for business

Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner today opened new toilet facilities in Tekapo, co-funded through the Government’s Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund.


Congratulations to Special Olympics team

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner say the New Zealand Special Olympics team should be extremely proud of its outstanding results at the 2017...


New Zealand commits to Fiji border security

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a commitment to help strengthen Fiji’s border security.


SmartGate one of the new measures to facilitate Chinese travel

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner have today announced three new initiatives to make it easier for Chinese visitors to come to New Zealand.