Here's your chance to tell Regenerate Christchurch what you want to happen!
RC has released its draft outline, which is basically a document saying how it's planning to work over the next year in deciding what happens to the red zone. It's asked for feedback, and it's really, really important that it gets it! This will determine what chances you get to have your say over the next year.
RC didn't have to ask for feedback on this, but it has, so we should make sure we give it! Greening the Red Zone has made it easy for you. We've sent our submission in (the attached document) and we've created an easy submission form for you on our website.
If you agree with the points we make, HAVE YOUR SAY NOW! Our submission form is fully editable, so you can either use our suggested text (the very easy peasy option), edit it, or create your own.
Please make sure you submit. It's the future of the red zone we're talking about!
Residents in Christchurch face a rates increase of between 3.5 and 5.5 per cent next year to plug a $90 million hole in the city council’s purse left largely by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hopes for a much-vaunted lowering of the increase to zero have been dashed, with staff warning the policy would cause “unprecedented” redundancies, jeopardise projects and flout direct advice from the Government.
The authority also faces borrowing more than $100m over the next two years to pay for its coronavirus response and make up for an expected $61.8m in lost dividends from the trading companies it owns.
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Hey Lolly Shop and Placemakers Christchurch! Your neighbours really LIKE you! Check out these awesome shoutouts from your local community. Thanks for being such a special part of your community.
Tickets for the first three days of Christchurch's new hot pools sold out in less than 24 hours.
The Christchurch City Council confirmed on Tuesday that the New Brighton hot salt water pools, named He Puna Taimoana, will open on Saturday, the start of Queen's Birthday Weekend.
By Wednesday morning, the website for the hot pools showed all 600 available slots had been booked out for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tuesday still had plenty of spots available.
Entry to the new pools is allowed only through online bookings, and sessions are limited to 50 people due to Covid-19 restrictions.
* Photo taken in February 2020 while the pools were still under construction.