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Scope of multi-use arena study released

Published By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Scope of multi-use arena study released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scope of multi-use arena study released Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel are today releasing the Terms of Reference for a pre-feasibility study into a new multi-use arena in Christchurch. Earlier this month the Government announced it would fund […]

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$205.4m for disability support services

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Disability Issues, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $205.4m for disability support services

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $205.4m for disability support services Budget 2017 will invest an extra $205.4 million over four years to maintain and improve disability support services, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner say. “The Government is committed to providing disabled people with more support […]

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More aged care nurses to meet growing demand

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on More aged care nurses to meet growing demand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More aged care nurses to meet growing demand Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says the number of registered nurses working in rest homes and aged care facilities has increased significantly since 2011 and is more than keeping pace with New Zealand’s growing need for dementia, […]

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Canterbury unemployment remains low

Published By   /  May 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Canterbury unemployment remains low

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury unemployment remains low The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard shows unemployment in Canterbury is increasing but remains well below national levels, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Labour Market is the second in a series of data snapshots designed […]

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Dashboard shows housing picture in greater Christchurch

Published By   /  May 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Dashboard shows housing picture in greater Christchurch

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Dashboard shows housing picture in greater Christchurch Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner today released the first data snapshot in a series designed to more accurately and transparently track the regeneration process. The first Greater Christchurch Dashboard features average house price and weekly rental […]

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Grants to boost use of NZ Sign Language

Published By   /  May 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Disability Issues, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Grants to boost use of NZ Sign Language

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Grants to boost use of NZ Sign Language Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is marking the end of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) week by announcing funding for 17 NZSL projects. The NZSL Board, established to promote and maintain NZSL, allocates $1.25 million annually to […]

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Scholarships to lift Pacific health presence

Published By   /  May 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Scholarships to lift Pacific health presence

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Scholarships to lift Pacific health presence A record number of Pacific Health Scholarships will be awarded this year, Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says. The scholarship programme, funded by the Ministry of Health, aims to help build the number of Pacific people in the health […]

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Kapa haka and Te Reo may help prevent dementia

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Kapa haka and Te Reo may help prevent dementia

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kapa haka and Te Reo may help prevent dementia Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming new research that suggests kapa haka and speaking Te Reo may help older Māori avoid dementia. In 2013, the Government invested $1.8 million in Life and Living in Advanced […]

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NZ confident of plain packaging WTO case

Published By   /  May 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release, Todd McClay, Trade  /  Comments Off on NZ confident of plain packaging WTO case

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: NZ confident of plain packaging WTO case Trade Minister Todd McClay and Associate Health Minister Nicki Wagner say we have been working closely with Australia in the fight for tobacco plain packaging laws and believe the World Trade Organisation (WTO) case will be important for […]

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New services to support disabled people in work

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New services to support disabled people in work

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New services to support disabled people in work Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced two new support services to help disabled people and people with health conditions stay in work. “Disabled people and people with health conditions make great employees and most need little […]

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Christchurch Regeneration statement tabled

Published By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Christchurch Regeneration statement tabled

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch Regeneration statement tabled Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming the Regenerate Christchurch Statement of Performance Expectations tabled in Parliament today. The Statement of Performance Expectations is compiled by Regenerate Christchurch, in collaboration with the Christchurch City Council and the Crown. It […]

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Minister reflects on three successful years at the border

Published By   /  May 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Customs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister reflects on three successful years at the border

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister reflects on three successful years at the border Customs has achieved a great deal over the last three years, from streamlining the border process to record drug seizures and new legislation that reflects the modern border environment, Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says. “From officials […]

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Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner have announced a major upgrade and extension to the trap network in Canterbury to protect the critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet. “This bird is the rarest of our five parakeet […]

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Tourism spending continues rise in 2017

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Tourism spending continues rise in 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Tourism spending continues rise in 2017 Tourism spending by both international and domestic visitors continues to grow strongly in 2017, Acting Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner says. Data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates shows tourism spending is up […]

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eGate expansion project nears completion

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Customs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on eGate expansion project nears completion

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: eGate expansion project nears completion Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today announced 15 new eGates are now fully operational at Auckland Airport arrivals, meaning Customs’ nationwide upgrade and expansion of eGates is almost complete. “The Government has invested $6.6 million in this technology to more than […]

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New provider secured for autism services

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New provider secured for autism services

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 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. “People with ASD are often vulnerable to sudden change or loss of routine so IDEA’s decision to cancel […]

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Major system for streamlined trade completed

Published By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Customs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Major system for streamlined trade completed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Major system for streamlined trade completed Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the completion of a key trade system. Trade Single Window, which is a major component of the Joint Border Management System programme by Customs and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), is an […]

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Minister welcomes sign language initiative

Published By   /  April 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Disability Issues, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes sign language initiative

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes sign language initiative Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a free online initiative to help New Zealanders learn New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). Learn NZSL is an e-learning resource developed by the Deaf Studies Research Unit at Victoria University of Wellington. It […]

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Disability system transformation group announced

Published By   /  April 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Disability Issues, Health, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Disability system transformation group announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Disability system transformation group announced Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the group responsible for designing the new disability support system. “The co-design process is an exciting opportunity for leaders in the disability sector to work in partnership with government to […]

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New Tekapo toilets open for business

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release, Tourism  /  Comments Off on New Tekapo toilets open for business

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 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. The Mackenzie District Council received $405,000 last year for the construction of two toilet blocks, one located […]

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