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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Fourteen years of bingeing hell
I have noticed and been aware of food as early as I can remember. Even now, as an adult, I can recall different types of food at friends’ birthday parties as a child. When I was eight, I first became aware of my body. My stomach was sticking out and some friends I was with, were talking about their flat tummies - I immediately pulled mine in – as we were dressed to go swimming in our togs.