Out and About

Fri 24 Mar 2017
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A donation will help breed and train guide dog puppies so they can one day be the eyes of a New Zealander who is blind or has low vision.

Mon 20 Feb 2017
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Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced applications will open tomorrow for further funding to maintain and enhance Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

This is the sixth round of funding through the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund, part of the Government’s $8 million investment over four years.

Fri 18 Nov 2016
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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.

Wed 16 Nov 2016
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It's been a long time since my last earthquake update, so I wanted to give you an update following the most recent North Canterbury earthquakes. The challenge of the seismic events on Monday morning will require significant action. Fortunately, Christchurch has been largely undamaged but we are all shaken.

Wed 27 Jan 2016
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It is my honour and privilege to join you on India’s Republic Day, to celebrate the world’s largest and most diverse democracy. Today’s celebrations provide a timely occasion to reaffirm the importance both our countries attach to the relationship and  to reflect on how we might build on that moving forward.

Fri 10 Apr 2015
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The PYLAT Council  hosted  a debate for Pacific youth on New Zealand's involvement in the Islamic State campaign and issues of international response to crisis.

Mon 9 Feb 2015
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In October last year I attended the graduation for the 2014 National Athletic Leadership Programme at Parliament.

Tue 27 Jan 2015
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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. 

Mon 8 Dec 2014
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I was delighted to be part of the Beef And Lamb Big Day Out event at The Grampians Station, in the  Mackenzie Basin.

Thu 23 Oct 2014
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I was delighted to launch the new look, new name Packaging Forum which is the new face of packaging in New Zealand. It is about proactively leading change with industry collaborating to fund effective end of life recovery systems for packaging. This has been a key lesson from Love NZ.