50 days ago

The stadium: Should Christchurch put a lid on it?

The Team Reporter from The Press

A roof on Christchurch’s planned stadium is being described as key to making the venue competitive, despite its cost.

Following recently revealed cost blowouts, public feedback has been pouring in on whether Te Kaha stadium should be built as planned.

Rising construction costs have hiked the forecast cost to build the 30,000-seat venue, described as a multi-use arena, from $533 million to $673m. Further escalations are possible.

City councillors will decide on July 14 whether to top up the budget, pause and redesign the project, or scrap it all together. Paying the extra would boost the average rates bill by $144 a year, or about $2.75 a week.

Read more here and tell us what you think of the stadium plan - and whether it should have a roof, or whether it should go ahead at all - in the comments below.

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Addictive Eaters Anonymous

The Team from Addictive Eaters Anonymous - Christchurch

Monthly AEA Web Events
Held on the third Sunday of each month at 8:00am - 9:00am Sunday 21st August.
Free monthly online meeting on Zoom with three 10 minute speakers and followed by member sharing. Anyone can join from their phone, desktop, mobile and tablet devices. ALL WELCOME

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1 day ago

World Humanitarian Day

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World Humanitarian Day, celebrated on August 19th, honours humanitarian aid workers all over the world.

World Humanitarian Day recognises the efforts of aid workers who put their lives on the line to help affected people during times of global crisis.

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1 day ago

We’re ready for the weekend

The Team from Red Cross Shop Woolston

Hi everyone
We’ve gots lots in store for you this weekend, furniture, gorgeous quilts, new season stock and winter warmers. Pop in and check it out.
Open 7 days Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 10.00am - 3.00pm.
683 Ferry Road, behind Domino’s