48 days ago


Bill from Linwood

Did anyone else read this piece today in the Herald today by Chris Lynch?
Imagine a local company undertaking a rebranding exercise during a global pandemic?

That is exactly what Christchurch City Council owned venues company Vbase has announced.

It will be now known as "Venues Ōtautahi".
Chief Executive Caroline Harvie-Teare released a statement saying "Vbase is driven to contribute to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region."

"Venues Ōtautahi reflects who we are and what we do, deepening our connection with the community and our cultural heritage."

"This change is also the company brand taking a step back and making these community owned venues the heroes."

It's longer than this, but please go read it on the Herald Page. This CCC and their imported Town Clerk are completely out of their depth.

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