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

 


Christchurch Garden City rebranding

Organisers of the Future Living environmental expo, to be held in Christchurch this weekend are hoping that in the future Christchurch will be known not only as the nations Garden City but also by the other epiphet Christchurch previously famous for - Christchurch, City of Cycles.

Brian Walsh, of the Future Living Expo says, " It's great that Christchurch will again be known as the Garden City but with over 95% of the greenhouse gas CO2 coming from the citys motor vehicles and the looming problem of the end of cheap fossil fuels, Christchurch people should again take to their bicycles and make Christchurch famous again as the City of Cycles."

"At the Future Living Expo we wanted to tackle the fossil fuels and environmental issues head on by showing some clean green, practical and fun ways of getting from A to B including the new NZ made Avanti hybrid electric cycle, recliner cycles as well as Hondas hybrid Civic cars and the eScooter electric mo-ped"

The Future Living Expo is putting its money where its mouth is by rewarding people who cycle to the expo with 2 for 1 entry concessions, VIP (Very Important Pedaller) parking right outside the venue plus people who cycle to the expo can go in the draw for a YHA mini break at YHA Franz Joseph Glacier plus the Christchurch City Council are giving away free cycle path route maps and other information.

The Future Living Expo is on on this weekend on the 29-30th January, from 10am-4pm each day at the Horticultural Hall (diagonally opposite the Public Hospital) on Riccarton Ave. More info on http://www.futureliving.co.nz/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news