From reporter Steven Walton:
What will Greater Christchurch look like when one million people live here? Where will the big roads be, where will all the housing be built?
These are the questions that fall to a committee of Canterbury mayors, Ngāi Tahu, and transport authorities. Now it is set to be bolstered, with Housing Minister Megan Woods and Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta getting a seat at the table.
The Government is teaming up with local authorities to plan what Greater Christchurch, the area covering Waimakariri, Christchurch City, and Selwyn, will look like in 30 years time.
Called Whakawhanake Kāinga (Urban Growth Partnership) Committee, it will be tasked with determining how the region can grow sustainably – ensuring that as the population increases, carbon emissions and house prices head the other way.
The first meeting will be on May 13. Continue reading here.
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CORRECTION: This post has been amended to clarify that the price of fibre and copper broadband internet services will increase, and that the increase is between $3 and $5 a month, not only $5 a month on fibre broadband plans as previously posted. (Amended at 10.31am, June 23, 2022)
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Reunion 2023 News: from the 2023 Reunion Working Committee
Greymouth High School/Grey Tech High School
100 Year Reunion
Easter Weekend 2023:
• Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April
• Registrations at Grey High – Friday afternoon/ evening (Time TBA)
Venues: Shantytown and Grey High School.
The new Grey High Reunion Facebook page is currently being set up and should be online and accessible in the next 24 hours.
Ex students and staff are encouraged to join this Reunion page in order to access reunion information as soon as it is posted and/or updated.
If you already know you will be attending, you can register your intent by emailing:
Raewyn McKnight at
Subject Line: Reunion 2023
Postal address, Contact phone number and
Years attended or worked at the High School.
phoning the High School Office,
and asking to register intent for the 2023 Reunion.