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


Anniversary tour to Christchurch, Eng, rescheduled

30th Anniversary tour to Christchurch, England, rescheduled

The planned 30th anniversary tour to England and France to celebrate the sister city relationship of 30 years with Christchurch, England, has been rescheduled to capture the English spring.

To celebrate the sister city relationship of 30 years with Christchurch, the people of Christchurch, England, have invited our city’s residents to their ancient borough.

Councillor David Cox, who is heading the 30th Anniversary Tour delegation on behalf of the Christchurch England Sister Cities Committee, says the trip has been re-scheduled from the earlier planned departure date of 3 September to May, 2006, so tour members can enjoy the beauty of England’s spring.

“The south of England’s natural beauty in May and June is well worth waiting for so the committee has decided to delay the tour,” Mr Cox says.

The planned itinerary and costs, which will include formalities at the sister town of Christchurch, in Dorset, as well as visiting the surrounding areas of southern England and Northern France, will be finalised soon.

Those wanting further information about the trip should contact Christchurch City Council International Relations Coordinator Barbara August, phone 941 8251.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news