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!
Firefighters are preparing for the possibility of a massive wildfire after seven fires were deliberately lit at a Christchurch forest in less than a month.
The fires have left some nearby residents concerned their properties may come under threat if a large blaze does take hold in Bottle Lake Forest.
The latest fire happened near Landfill Ave, Parklands, about 5.15pm on Monday.
Senior fire risk management officer Bruce Irvine said it was not yet known whether one person or a group were responsible for lighting the fires.
The fires had all been dealt with easily so far, but there was a real risk a blaze could become out of control and spread over kilometres as the fire risk increased heading into summer.
Greater Christchurch has overwhelmingly voted red – giving Labour all but two of its electorate seats and the majority of the party vote.
Labour supporters at the party's election event in Christchurch on Saturday night were barely able to keep a lid on their excitement and glee at National’s astonishingly poor performance in the city – and their knives came out for their parliamentary colleagues in Blue.
“At last, Christchurch has woken up,” said Duncan Webb, Christchurch Central’s incumbent.
“It’s been a long campaign, exhausting, but the reward you get for that, it’s amazing.
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