This Is Christchurch: Zero Justification For Any Neighbouring Council To Contribute To Christchurch Stadium “Te Kaha”

First published on This Is Christchurch Read More The news of the week is a major blowout in the expected cost of Christchurch’s new stadium. The project was originally supposed to come in at around $470 million, of which the government is to contribute $220 million, with $250 million to come from ratepayers via the… Continue reading This Is Christchurch: Zero Justification For Any Neighbouring Council To Contribute To Christchurch Stadium “Te Kaha”

This Is Christchurch: Irrigation Water Rights Issues Heating Up In Otago

First published on This Is Christchurch Read More Some recent posts on this blog have highlighted aspects of the Government’s 3 Waters policies. In a different yet parallel vein, issues over water rights for irrigation by farmers have become highly contentious in Otago over the past few years. Otago is an interesting case for irrigation… Continue reading This Is Christchurch: Irrigation Water Rights Issues Heating Up In Otago

This Is Christchurch: Three Waters / Local Governance Antagonism Continues

First published on This Is Christchurch Read More The Government’s flagship legislative effort this term has been the controversial 3 Waters reform proposals, in fact carried over from the previous term, but which must be finalised before the next election if it is to have any hope of coming into effect. Part of the impetus… Continue reading This Is Christchurch: Three Waters / Local Governance Antagonism Continues