In today's news, The KEA Kids News reporters joined protesters in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington to hear what young people want to teach adults about saving our planet.
KEA Kids News is current affairs for kids by kids. Our young reporters find stories that connect with 7 to 11-year-olds to help tackle tough issues in ways you can share with your whole family. Find out more here.
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.
Has anyone else suffered further damage to their house as a result of the ground testing carried out by Tonkin and Taylor in the red zone in Avonside on Tuesday this week? Both my parents and my house now have cracks all through our newly sanded and polished wooden floors, and that's just the damage we've found.
As I threw out the letter advising us of the testing would anyone still have it that I could get a copy from?
Throwback Thursday: German tourists Andreas and Silke Staehle enjoy the 40 trees on display at the CCS Christmas Tree Festival at the Christchurch convention centre in December 2005.
Have you seen any great Christmas displays in Christchurch this year or know of anyone who has one? Share the details in the comments below.