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4 days ago

Zero rates plan scrapped as Christchurch council struggles to contain coronavirus fallout

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

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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34 minutes ago

What happened in Christchurch

Les from North New Brighton

Sunday night while in Moorhouse Ave. about 9pm 4 police cars over about ten minutes 1 ambulance and a medical assist vehicle travelled East towards Ferry Rd. anyone know what happened.

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1 day ago

reply options cancelled

Les from North New Brighton

Neighbourly Leads can you please tell me why the reply options on all comments to the article "Will you be visiting New Brighton,s new hot pools " have been cancelled.