Releases

Disability Issues
Thu 7 Jul 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says the partnership between the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) and Victoria University, School of Design is making the most of 3D printing to improve the lives of amputees. “As new technology becomes available, we need to ensure that we use it to our advantage and that is why students from Victoria University are working with the NZALS to explore new approaches to improve the lives of amputees through 3D printing,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner welcomes the tabling of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which was submitted to Parliament for consideration yesterday. “The Protocol will provide New Zealand with a useful, independent, international source of expert feedback on areas of New Zealand’s disability policy and provides added protection to the rights of disabled people under the CRPD,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Fri 1 Jul 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner welcomes the tabling of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which was submitted to Parliament for consideration yesterday. “The Protocol will provide New Zealand with a useful, independent, international source of expert feedback on areas of New Zealand’s disability policy and provides added protection to the rights of disabled people under the CRPD,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Wed 22 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today thanks all volunteers for their hard work supporting disabled people in their community. “This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week. I acknowledge and thank all those who spend hours of their time, energy and skills volunteering, including the valuable volunteer work done by disabled people,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Wed 22 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today thanks all volunteers for their hard work supporting disabled people in their community. “This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week. I acknowledge and thank all those who spend hours of their time, energy and skills volunteering, including the valuable volunteer work done by disabled people,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Wed 15 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulates Robert Martin as the first person with a learning disability to be elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  “Robert is well respected for his long history of advocacy work on disabled people’s rights both domestically and internationally. His election to the Committee is important because it is the first time that a person with a learning disability has been represented at the highest level. It’s a world first,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Wed 15 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulates Robert Martin as the first person with a learning disability to be elected to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  “Robert is well respected for his long history of advocacy work on disabled people’s rights both domestically and internationally. His election to the Committee is important because it is the first time that a person with a learning disability has been represented at the highest level. It’s a world first,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Customs | Disability Issues
Sat 11 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today departs to the United States to support New Zealand’s candidate for election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, engage with international experts on the employment of disabled people, and discuss emerging international border security trends with Homeland Security. ...
Customs | Disability Issues
Sat 11 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today departs to the United States to support New Zealand’s candidate for election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, engage with international experts on the employment of disabled people, and discuss emerging international border security trends with Homeland Security. ...
Disability Issues
Thu 9 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner has congratulated the Parliamentary Service on their outstanding work in making Parliament more accessible for disabled people. “Over the past year, Parliamentary Service has introduced a significant range of additions to the Parliamentary complex to make it easier for disabled people to use the facilities,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Thu 9 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner has congratulated the Parliamentary Service on their outstanding work in making Parliament more accessible for disabled people. “Over the past year, Parliamentary Service has introduced a significant range of additions to the Parliamentary complex to make it easier for disabled people to use the facilities,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Mon 6 Jun 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates those who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for their contribution to the disabled community. “This year’s recipients have been recognised across a wide range of areas including Paralympic sport, foster care, special education and support services for disabled people,” Ms Wagner says. “I congratulate all the recipients on their outstanding contribution to the disability sector. ...
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