Poll: Will you check out the multi-million dollar global sailing event coming to Lyttelton, Christchurch?
Christchurch has beaten other New Zealand cities to host a major international sailing event showcasing the region to a global broadcast audience.
The New Zealand grand prix event will be held on Lyttelton Harbour next January as part of SailGP’s second season. The SailGP league involves teams racing identical hydrofoiling catamarans at speeds of up to 50 knots (100kmh).
Olympic and world champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will head New Zealand’s first entry in the event. Also competing will be Sir Ben Ainslie, skippering the British boat, and Australian Jimmy Spithill piloting for the United States.
Will you be watching?
57.8% Yes57.8% Complete
33.1% No33.1% Complete
9.1% I'm undecided9.1% Complete
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The Waimakariri District Council has proposed constructing a parking building in Rangiora and new community centres in Ravenswood and Pegasus as the district’s population continues to grow.
The council’s previous long-term plan included $6.3 million to buy more land and facilities for car parking, but that was no longer expected to be enough to meet the expected demand. It is proposing to spend another $11.3m in 2028-30 to build a car park building with between 180 and 280 spaces.
The council has also proposed spending $4.7m for land in Pegasus to build a community centre within two to four years.
Another $4.3m was proposed for land at Ravenswood for a swimming pool. Construction of a community centre in Ravenswood would get under way in 2029-30.
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