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    Stand And Deliver - the Multipurpose Arena for Christchurch

    There is a moment when opportunity and outcome reach towards each other in near perfect unison to state ‘now is the time to make your dreams a reality’. For Christchurch, this is one of those moments! 

    Now is the time for both local and central government, ‘stand and deliver’ on the construction of a new stadium for Christchurch or what has now become known as the Multi-Purpose Arena or MPA.

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    A City of Health and Wellbeing

    Now election season is warming up, it feels time to reflect on what this is really about. When I launched Christchurch 2026, my message was that we are at a cross roads. We've come a long way since the quakes, but we've lost our direction - we're lacking a clear path or a coherent destination. The 2026 plan and my proposal to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth games will reignite that debate and help us find our way again.  But we also need to talk about where we want to end up. 

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    Standing in Ilam, Standing for Christchurch

    Since 2013, I have been privileged to serve as a local Councillor in the Ilam area. Much has been achieved in that time, but we are a long way from securing the thriving 21st century city we envisaged back in 2011. It's been 5 years since the Government’s Blueprint for Christchurch, but there is a great deal more to do to finish the job.

    It’s time for a new approach.

     

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