20 March 2019
Our hearts and minds continue to be filled with the grief and love that is evident across Ōtautahi Christchurch. The attacks that occurred on Friday 15 March were unlike anything experienced in New Zealand, and in no way reflect the open and tolerant country we call home. We cherish peace and kindness more so than ever.
As a city and a community, Christchurch is determined to come through this trying time stronger and more inclusive, showing our collective love and acceptance of all those that have chosen this city as their home.
Our thoughts remain with all of those affected.
The work is expected to be rolled out in three phases, the first of which is expected to take about 18 weeks. There will also be a fourth phase, which will look at transport to and through the square and will be designed separately.
Phases two and three would see re-paving in the areas in front of the OGB building and Distinction Hotel, and at the southern end by the Spark and Aotea gifts buildings. Both these areas have currently significant damaged and the aim is to have the areas completed by the time the new buildings are completed. Work is to include improved lighting and some new trees to be planted.
The public and lighting professionals are being invited to get involved in a new Light Up the City project being run by Christchurch City Council’s Enliven Places Programme.
Lighting professionals are being asked to submit designs for a new interactive lighting display that can brighten up part of the central city over the winter months, while the public are being invited to submit designs that can be used on lighting projectors around the central city.
The winning entries will receive $100 gift vouchers to be spent at any central city business of the winners choice! Do not worry if your business does not have gift vouchers because if your business is chosen by the winner, you will be reimbursed through Enliven Spaces Fund.
Find out more.
Central City News Blog
A new blog focusing on the central city and what's happening there has been set up by the Newsline team at the Christchurch City Council. The blog is aimed at providing people with short, snappy updates about events that are on, new developments that are happening and decisions that are being made regarding the central city. Make sure you check it out!
If you're doing something in the central city that you think might be worth promoting through the blog, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will look at including it.