282 days ago

Do you think Christchurch is missing out on concerts and rugby games?

Georgia Reporter from Stuff

Hey Christchurch,

What are your thoughts on your city's temporary stadium? All Blacks captain and Crusaders No 8 Kieran Read says it has become a symbol of the lack of progress in the city. Do you agree? What would your dream stadium look like? Let us know in the replies. To read more, click here.

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3 days ago

Are you comfortable with ECan's proposed rates rises that include South Canterbury?

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

Environment Canterbury chairman Steve Lowndes says he is "comfortable" with the proposed overall 8.9 per cent rate increase, despite some parts of South Canterbury facing double-digit percentage increases.


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7 days ago

Environment Canterbury's 8.9 per cent total rates rise in draft plan

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

It's not as "grim" as it sounds, Environment Canterbury (ECan) says about its proposed 8.9 per cent total rates rise for the 2019-20 year.

On Thursday afternoon the ECan council approved its draft annual plan, which, after consultation and changes, has to be adopted by July 1.

If the proposed rise goes ahead unchanged, that will amount to another $25 a year on the rates bill for the owners of a $570,000 property in Christchurch, an extra $152 a year on a $5.1 million rural property in the Waimakariri district and about $13 a year on a $250,000 house in Waimate.