43 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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30 minutes ago

Specials this week at Opawa vege shop (Shop1-124 Opawa RD) - Thank you for viewing

Yue from Opawa Fruit & Vegetable Shop

Fruits:
NZ Oranges $2.99/kg
1.5kg nz Apples $3.49/bag
NZ Beauty Apples New season Apples $2.99/kg
1.5kg NZ Beauty Apples New season Apples $3.99/bag
Large pomegranate $3.99/ea
NZ Grapefruit $2.99/kg
pears $3.99/kg
Nz Rockmelon $3.99/ea
Large Apricot $6.99/kg
Large Kiwifruit $6.99/kgloose Plums $3.99/kg
600gm NZ Plums $1.99/bag
Avocados(medium) $0.79/EA or 5pk Avocados $2.99/bag
Extra Large Avocado $2.49ea or 2 for $3.99

VEGEs:
Large Telegragh Cucumber $1.50ea
Cherry tomatoes $2.99/punnet
Pre-packed tomatoes $0.99ea
1kg table carrots $1.99/bag
Iceberg/Fancy Lettuce $1.99/ea
1.5kg New season Onions $3.49/bag
celery $3.99/pack
eggplant $2.50ea
Short Cucumber $0.99/ea
Capsicums $0.99ea
Pre-bagged nz Beans $1.99/bag
Courgettes $4.99/kg
Kumara $3.99/kg
Sweet corns 2 for $1.99
Spring Onion $1.99/bunch
450gm Chinese garlics $2.99/bag

Spuds:
new season Spuds (Agria/ Ilam Hardy/Nadine/Rocket) $2.99/kg
1kg Gourmet New spuds $2.50/bag
2kg Van Rosa $2.99/bag


2L Caw&Gate milk $2.99/Bottle
Dole Canned fruit 410gm (fruit Salads / peach/pear) $0.99ea


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6 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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10 hours ago

Total fire ban coming as conditions in Canterbury pose extreme fire danger

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

A total fire ban will hit Canterbury about a month earlier than last year, as tinder dry conditions leave firefighters on edge.

From 12am on Saturday, a prohibited fire season will be in place in the Christchurch, Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts.

All open air fires will be prohibited but gas-operated appliances, barbecues, wood-fire pizza ovens, hāngi and umu less than 2 metres in size would be allowed.

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