Central City Plan

ccpThe Christchurch City Council has received 5000 comments from nearly 3000 individuals and groups on its draft Central City Plan. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is one of about 450 organisations and individuals who have asked to have their submission heard by Council, along with Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga.

Both Te Rūnanga and Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga are scheduled to be heard on Tuesday the 4th of October between 11am-1pm at the Riccarton Park Events Centre.

Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon will present our submission on behalf of Te Rūnanga, supported by staff. Mahaanui Kurataiao will be presenting the submission of Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga directly after, supported by rūnanga representatives.

Whānau are welcome to attend and support the kōrero.

Our submission:

  • celebrates our city’s unique Māori and European culture and heritage, and natural environment for today and future generations
  • promotes recognition and provision for Ngāi Tahu values, aspirations and outcomes contained in the current draft
  • recommends the provision for the Papawai Ōtakaro/Avon River Park project, recognition of key Māori heritage sites as well as tribally owned lands within the CBD
  • recommends the continued involvement of Ngāi Tahu in the finalisation and implementation of the plan.

View the supporting pdf documents:

The final Central City Plan will be produced for Council to adopt and present to the Minister for Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee in late December 2011 for his consideration and approval.