Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

NZ First In New Library

If the Christchurch City Council decides to built a new library in the south of the city it will incorporate a learning centre that will be the first of its kind in New Zealand.

The Council will vote on a proposal on November 23 that it build a new $4.5 million facility that will include a learning centre, library and service centre on the site of present Beckenham Service Centre. The plan was drawn up following the Council not being able to decide several months ago what to do with the existing Spreydon Library in Barrington Street.

Proposals then included expanding the building into Barrington Park or putting a new library in the adjacent Barrington Mall.

The new plan is to provide a new library at $3.2 million, a learning centre at $330,000, and a service centre at $595,650. Another $450,000 would be needed to stock the library and fit out the service centre.

The learning centre will provide learning opportunities in technology and information skills for school children, teachers and the community. Global Net 2000, a successful Turning Point 2000 millennium project, would make its home in the centre.

Plans are to form a partnership with the Ministry of Education. A learning centre of this type would be a first for New Zealand and a "likely model for others to follow."

The St Martins and Spreydon libraries would remain open under the plan that was given the thumbs-up by the Community Services Committee this week.

Further information: Sue Sutherland: Libraries manager: 372 7851.

Christchurch City Council http://www.ccc.govt.nz


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>

 

Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election