Council

Extra 80k of cars clogging roads by 2041

Unless public transport patronage can be improved, there will be an extra 80,000 cars on the city’s roads in 2041 and 40 per cent more congestion.

Public transport woes: Cars quicker

It's no secret why cars are more popular than buses - figures on travel times and reliability tell the story.

Can the public save the Santa Parade?

A campaign to save Christchurch's Santa Parade is about to be launched, after funding problems have left the parade on the brink of collapse

Some council gym memberships fees could increase

A gym membership at any of the city council's recreation centres could rise by 8.8 per cent.
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‘Welcome to the ghetto’ – Pages Rd repairs needed

Pages Rd’s earthquake-damaged footpaths, near the New Brighton bridge, are unlikely to be completely repaired for several years.

Raf Manji’s Beehive bid could cost council $65k

City councillor Raf Manji has announced he will run for the Ilam electorate in the general election, five months after being voted back onto council - and it could cost $65,000 to replace him.

Public transport’s up and down history

To find the peak year for public transport patronage in the city, you have to go all the way back to 1945, when 32 million passenger trips were recorded.
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The worst suburbs for graffiti revealed

The city council has released statistics showing the worst places and hotspots for graffiti in February.

Council funding sought to fight Halswell funeral home plans

A community board is being asked to give funding to a group fighting against the establishment of a funeral home in Halswell.

Freedom camping crack down nets results

The number of non-compliant freedom campers has halved since the same time last year, after a city council crack-down.

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