"Christchurch City Council's new consultation approach upsets residents, groups" The Press Online
" ... Historic Places Canterbury (HPC) chairman Mark Gerrard believed this new approach was insufficient and urged the council to reinstate the formal hearings process.
"I consider it important, the councillors (and senior council staff) hear in a formal setting the passions and concerns of their residents." ...
The Christchurch Mayor has announced a review and the return of Annual Plan Hearings.
"Christchurch Mayor wants review of residents' say in annual plan" The Press Online