33 days ago

Council proposes fast-tracking plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch's east

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey East Christchurch,

A $12 million plan to prevent flooding in Christchurch’s east could be fast tracked, just weeks after a councillor dug an unlawful trench in the same spot.

The Christchurch City Council will decide next week whether to bring forward work budgeted for 2024-25 to build a new stormwater treatment basin, a new stopbank and a tidal wetland in the triangle of land between Pages Rd, Anzac Drive and the Ōtākaro Avon River.

If approved, detailed design work will start this year and tenders will go out in 2021.

The work will reduce the risk of flooding in homes in Aranui and Bexley and improve the quality of the stormwater flowing into the river. It will also help manage local drainage issues, the council said.

What do you think about this proposal? Let us know below.

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Election 2020: Christchurch a sea of red as voters back Labour

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Greater Christchurch has overwhelmingly voted red – giving Labour all but two of its electorate seats and the majority of the party vote.

Labour supporters at the party's election event in Christchurch on Saturday night were barely able to keep a lid on their excitement and glee at National’s astonishingly poor performance in the city – and their knives came out for their parliamentary colleagues in Blue.

“At last, Christchurch has woken up,” said Duncan Webb, Christchurch Central’s incumbent.

“It’s been a long campaign, exhausting, but the reward you get for that, it’s amazing.

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Reach your summer fitness goals with Zumba!

Halie from Zumba 4 U Christchurch

Summer's on its way and Zumba Fitness is a fun and effective way to burn those calories! We have 4 classes a week to choose from, and it's just a gold coin for your first session!
Join us 7pm Tuesdays at Redwood School, and 7pm Thursdays, 9am Saturdays and 6pm Sundays at Marshland School!

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