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It was fantastic to attend the opening of the new Hare Krishna Centre and the installation of the Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra deities.  The building of the new temple has taken six years from the time that the Christchurch earthquakes shattered the temple, and has been fraught with uncertainties and delays and has required a lot of hard work


For a lot of Canterbury kids, much of their young lives have involved moving - many have moved houses and schools some have even moved towns. Usually as a result of Canterbury’s moving ground.

Christchurch parents and students now have an amazing new opportunity with the opening of La Découverte, the French bilingual school unit. I was honoured to attend the opening of this new unit at Ao Tawhiti, Discovery campus.

Many New Zealand families will be making the most of their summer break to travel around the country, while many businesses will be gearing up for the busy tourist season, says Christchurch Central MP Nicky Wagner

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

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.

Today I officially opened the new $4 million Linear Accelerator treatment machine to benefit cancer patients receiving radiation therapy at the Radiation Oncology Department of Christchurch Hospital.

The Isaac Theatre Royal took top honours at the largest business awards in New Zealand for their significant efforts following the 2011 earthquakes.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner say the 2016 Canterbury Wellbeing Survey and Index shows Cantabrians are making good progress.

I was delighted to attend the official opening of the  new St Mary’s School facility  in Manchester street last week with  F: Andy Doherty (GM ChCh Catholic Diocese), Mike Nolan (Manager of Catholic Education), Representatives from the Sisters of Mercy, Fr Rick Loughnan (Administrator for the ChCh Diocese) as well as  m