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Hi, I'm Nicky Wagner, and I'm the MP for Christchurch Central and Minister in the National Government. Christchurch is a great city. We have a strong sense of community and are absolutely focussed on rebuilding our homes and neighbourhoods and creating a safe, more sustainable and people friendly city for the 21st century.
BORN HERE, WORKS HERE, LIVES HERE.
I have lived here all my life and have brought my family up in Christchurch Central and my wish is that everyone has the opportunity to get ahead as we rebuild. This means support and encouragement for families as we finally work our way through the rebuild with good quality education, great healthcare, and rewarding New Zealanders for working hard.
Post-earthquake Christchurch is attracting new life and energy - young kiwis are returning and internationally, people from all walks of life are coming to take part in the creation of our new city. It's an exciting challenge full of opportunity.
I am always keen to hear from people either individually or in a group. Christchurch has been my home all my life and I love the city.
Two illicitly taken native jeweled geckos returned to New Zealand Read more. about this amazing recovery.
Last week I was in Australia visiting Customs and Disability counterparts to share ideas and further develop the relationships
Officer exchange strengthens relationship here
Meeting with Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Hon Peter Dutton here
Meeting the four-legged Border protectors - photos here
Employment Choice the focus of meeting with Senator Fifield read here
Fish, eels and punts return to a cleaner River Avon read more on News
The Variety Club Bash comes to Parliament. read more
NZ Blind Foundation celebrates 125 years - read more on my blog
Great photos from the FlightCentre Foundation Halberg Surf day at sumner.
See all the photos on my website
With NZ Customs officials I met with the Vice Minister of the General Administration of China Customs Mr Sun Yibiao and his delegation in Auckland today to discuss facilitating trade and combating drug trafficking.
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Current Parliament Responsibilities:
Minister of Customs;
Minister for Disability Issues;
Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery;
Associate Minister of Conservation
Nicky was born and educated in Christchurch and has lived and worked in Christchurch Central all her adult life. She has been a 'jack of all trades', a teacher, a business person, local government representative and professional director before being an MP in 2005.
Nicky has always been involved in the local community and served on numerous trusts and boards. She has worked extensively with business organisations, in education and on environmental issues.
She is totally committed to Christchurch, championing the rebuild and promoting the city to the world.
I believe that for New Zealanders to have a healthy and happy future we must have:
A strong economy - that is innovative, creative, and sustainable. A strong economy creates real opportunities and allows us to care for our people and our environment. You can't have world class health, education or superannuation schemes unless you have a world class economy.
Excellence in education and training - is the key to developing the skills and knowledge of our people ensuring the successful future of the whole country.
A clean green environment - clean water, clear air, and the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors are the birthright of all New Zealanders.
Safety and security - within our homes, our communities and our country. We need good policing, a firm control of crime, and a well trained defence force.
Opportunities for all - Fair, equitable treatment for all New Zealanders. Equal opportunities regardless of race, creed or gender. We must address Treaty issues in a timely and effective manner.
I would love to hear your views, you can contact me by phone 03 365 8297 or by email
Nicky Wagner MP with Prime Minister John Key