Submitted by mark on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 5:21 pm.
Trust may oversee Provincial Chambers repair : The Press
"The earthquake-damaged Canterbury Provincial Chambers could be sold to a trust to fast track its multimillion-dollar restoration.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has asked Christchurch City Council staff to investigate creating a trust – similar to the Arts Centre Trust – to raise money and oversee repairs. ..."
Editorial: City council should establish trust to fix damaged provincial chambers :The Press
Provincial Chambers trust plan backed : The Press
Submitted by mark on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 4:54 pm.
Editorial: New Regent St stand-off completely unacceptable: The Press Online:
"... The problem concerns five unoccupied buildings owned by Helen Thacker. They were fenced off by the Christchurch City Council last Wednesday, blocking the tramlines, ..."
"Thacker is but a steward of this important part of heritage Christchurch, but has not to date displayed the qualities that implies. It is to be hoped that her meetings with the council represent a change of heart. If not, she should pass the properties on to someone who can manage the repairs and get them open again."
Submitted by mark on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 at 9:55 am.
Editorial: Another step closer to a sensible revamp of Victoria Square
"In the redevelopment of Victoria Square there are parallels to the clock, involving, on one side, the people of Christchurch, and, on the other, the Christchurch Central Development Unit.
Those who wanted to push ahead quickly and recklessly - and spend $7 million with disregard to the broader sentiments of the city - have lost out, while the people who preferred the steady-as-she-goes, little change, option, for a place where you can linger awhile, kick back and slow down, have been victorious."
Submitted by mark on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 11:38 am.
Submitted by mark on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 5:01 pm.
First draft of quake-proof law was an over-reaction, but the revised version is practical and affordable."