Stay strong on Te Kaha, lobby group urges

Oliver Lewis
Wed, 15 Jun 2022

Stay strong on Te Kaha, lobby group urges
The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce asked its members to submit in favour of the new stadium, Te Kaha. (Image: Christchurch City Council)
Oliver Lewis
Wed, 15 Jun 2022
A group representing more than 2,500 Canterbury businesses is calling on Christchurch councillors to greenlight a massive budget increase for a new stadium.The Christchurch City Council revealed in early June that the estimated cost of the new multi-use arena, Te Kaha, had increased by up to $150 million to $683m, raising questions about the viability of the post-quake anchor project.Announcing the escalation, Barry Bragg, chair of the company charged with overseeing the arena build, said: “It’s fair to say we’ve gone from a p...

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