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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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Congrats to Special Olympics team

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Disability Issues, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Congrats to Special Olympics team

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Congrats 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 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Graz, Austria. “The […]

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NZer makes history on UN committee

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Disability Issues, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on NZer makes history on UN committee

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: NZer makes history on UN committee Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulates Robert Martin on becoming the first person with a learning disability to sit on the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “Robert will soon be heading to Geneva, Switzerland […]

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Better outcomes for disabled Pasifika people

Published By   /  March 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Better outcomes for disabled Pasifika people

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Better outcomes for disabled Pasifika people A new plan to improve outcomes for disabled Pasifika people is being welcomed by Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner. Faiva Ora, which means Work for Life, is a five-year improvement plan developed by the Ministry of Health. “Pasifika people […]

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Hundreds have their say on healthy ageing

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Hundreds have their say on healthy ageing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hundreds have their say on healthy ageing Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says it is encouraging to see such a high level of interest in the proposed Healthy Ageing Strategy. “It’s incredibly heartening to know so many people have taken the time to engage in […]

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Border system marks milestone

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Customs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Border system marks milestone

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Border system marks milestone Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is today congratulating border agencies on the five-millionth transaction through a key trade system. The Trade Single Window, developed by Customs and the Ministry for Primary Industries as part of the $104 million Joint Border Management System, […]

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Disability support system to be transformed

Published By   /  March 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Disability Issues, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Disability support system to be transformed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Disability support system to be transformed Associate Health and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced a three month co-design process with the disability sector to begin a nationwide transformation of the disability support system. “The current system does not work well for all disabled […]

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Victoria Square restoration underway

Published By   /  February 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Victoria Square restoration underway

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Victoria Square restoration underway The restoration of earthquake-damaged Victoria Square is now underway, Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The Canterbury earthquakes left the square in poor condition, with significant damage to the ground, river walls and paved surfaces, creating trip hazards […]

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Customs Minister to meet Chinese counterpart

Published By   /  February 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Customs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Customs Minister to meet Chinese counterpart

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Customs Minister to meet Chinese counterpart Customs Minister Nicky Wagner will travel to Beijing this week to discuss a joint work programme with her Chinese counterpart. Ms Wagner and Minister of the General Administration of China Customs, Mr Yu Guangzhou, will discuss a wide range of topics, […]

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Applications open tomorrow for Great Rides funding

Published By   /  February 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Applications open tomorrow for Great Rides funding

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Applications open tomorrow for Great Rides funding 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 […]

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Plan to accelerate the growth of kiwi numbers

Published By   /  February 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Plan to accelerate the growth of kiwi numbers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Plan to accelerate the growth of kiwi numbers Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed plans by the Kiwis for Kiwi Trust to boost the number of kiwi chicks captured in the wild for later release in to predator free habitats. “Through Operation Nest Egg the […]

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Support for Otago conservation work

Published By   /  January 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Support for Otago conservation work

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Support for Otago conservation work Four ambitious conservation projects in Otago have received $263,000 in support from the DOC Community Fund, Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner have announced. The projects range from restoring wetland of ecological value to eradicating pests, the Ministers say. […]

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High priority coastal forest protected

Published By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on High priority coastal forest protected

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: High priority coastal forest protected Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner says a recent acquisition by the Nature Heritage Fund (NHF) will protect 14 ha of rare coastal forest in South Westland. “The land represents one of the four National Priorities for Protection. There are significant […]

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Support for Gisborne conservation work

Published By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Support for Gisborne conservation work

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Support for Gisborne conservation work Four ambitious conservation projects in Gisborne have received $78,000 in support from the DOC Community Fund, Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner have announced. The projects range from weed eradication on Gisborne’s Titirangi Maunga to protecting wild kiwi in […]

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20 million passengers use eGates

Published By   /  December 18, 2016  /  24/7 News, Customs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on 20 million passengers use eGates

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 20 million passengers use eGates Nicky Wagner | Customs Customs Minister Nicky Wagner announced today that over 20 million people have used Customs’ eGates since their introduction in 2009. “Each week approximately 105,000 passengers self-process when crossing our border and this number is expected to […]

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