42 days ago

What do you think of Christchurch's stadium plan?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch's roofed 25,000-seat stadium could be ready within five years but the pressure is now on to get it planned and built right.

The city council's long-awaited investment case says a 25,000 seat mostly clear-roofed facility is the best fit for the city, and could be built within the budgeted $473 million, including running costs. Temporary seating was not included but could be added later.

The chosen option would cost $472.7m to build and $485.3m to run over 25 years, of which $343m would be funded by stadium income, with an annual $4.2m council top-up.

Read more about the plan here.

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1 day ago

Kind gestures

Teash from Aranui

Hi all I am currently in emergency housing with my 9 yr old son due to a relationship break up we have nothing for our home we’re on the waiting list for long term housing, I was just wondering if anyone had some house hold stuff for free or cheap please I am not working at the moment so I have limited money, I am just wanting to start collecting things so when I get a house we’re not struggling and can get settled in ASAP, this is a massive ask and it’s something I hate doing so no hate please
Many thanks :)

5 days ago

Christchurch is New Zealand's second city, deal with it

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

There's an enduring belief that Wellington is our second-largest city. We must dispel that myth, reporter Charlie Mitchell says.
Do you think Christchurch should officially be named as New Zealand's second city or should Wellington retain its title?

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