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


Mature trees lining Ngaio St will be replaced

16 March 2005

Mature trees lining Ngaio St will be replaced after work -- CCC

Christchurch City Council has today written to residents in Ngaio Street, St Martins, to outline its commitment to replace mature trees removed during its kerb and channel upgrade.

The Spreydon-Heathcote Community board received a petition on Tuesday night from residents of the street asking for the trees to be retained.

The board and Council staff noted residents concerns and fully appreciated the genuine attachment residents have for the trees in the street.

After considerable questions and discussions the board, with residents’ agreement, recommended that the kerb and channel work in Ngaio Street would proceed. This work involves the removal of trees in the street.

Council staff gave an assurance that they will use their best endeavours to replace the trees with trees at least 7m tall and of a reasonable girth this year. Council is prepared to source trees from throughout the country for the replacement.

Jane Parfitt, the Council’s city environment general manager, says staff will be back in touch with street residents and others in the community before May about the type of replacement trees to be planted.

Board chairman, Phil Clearwater says he applauds the role of all parties in reaching a decision on the Ngaio Street trees. “It was a good example of the residents feeling empowered to work through their community board for a solution,” he says.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election