Thursday, January 18, 2018


Mayor defends $85k funding cut

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has defended the decision to slash a community board's funding.

Heard of the Jellie Park cycling initiative? Staff haven’t either

Concerns have been raised over a cycling initiative at Jellie Park Sports and Recreation Centre.

Plans to put a native forest back into a Christchurch suburb

More than 150 years after its last tree was chopped down, Papanui Bush may be reinstated.

Wheelie bin confusion prompts changes for Christmas and New Year

Wheelie bins will be emptied a day later than normal on Christmas and New Year's Day as changes to the kerbside collection service are rolled out.

Heritage earthquake repairs on hold due to council finances

Work to repair the remaining heritage listed buildings in Christchurch, including three significant historic buildings, has been put on hold.

Councillors request $40k per year for cycle parks

City councillors want $40,000 set aside for cycle parking annually as part of the long term plan budget.

Proposed intersection improvements for Lyttelton

Traffic delays on Brittan Tce in Lyttelton have prompted proposed changes to the intersection with Simeon Quay.

Council’s compostable packaging trial saves tonnes of rubbish

More of the city's events are likely to have compostable food packaging after a trial earlier this year proved successful.

More ‘unsightly’ issues on upmarket esplanade

Residents of an upmarket coastal area say the city council need to address grass berms in the area and the picnic tables upgraded.

Council to increase its online services

Booking, applying, requesting and paying for city council services online will be much easier after a major system overhaul.