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


Council service centre to open in Lyttelton

21 September 2006

Council’s new shop-front Council service centre to open in Lyttelton

Christchurch City Council’s new service centre in Lyttelton, at 33 London Street, will be open for business on Monday (25 September).

The new centre is in leased premises next to the library and will house about 12 staff.

Council acting customer services manager Julie Blyth says as well as the counter and display areas, the new centre has offices upstairs and meeting space.

Lyttelton-based staff have been working from offices in the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch building on Norwich Quay and, with the lease there about to expire, there was an opportunity to consider other locations.

“Being alongside the library on the main street and having a ground-floor customer area will make it more useful to the community,” Ms Blyth says. “Apart from the change of location, the change should be seamless. We close in the old offices at midday tomorrow (Friday) and open at 33 London Street at 8.30am on Monday.”

Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board chair Claudia Reid thinks the change is great. “It’s fantastic having it there in the main street among the hubbub of local life,” she says.

● Please note, the old office shuts tomorrow at midday to allow staff time to pack for the move over the weekend


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season.

By the afternoon, the South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>


BPS HYEFU WYSIWYG: Labour's Budget Plans, Families Package

“Today we are announcing the full details of the Government’s Families Package. This is paid for by rejecting National’s tax cuts and instead targeting spending at those who need it most. It will lift 88,000 children out of poverty by 2021." More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Defence Spending, Alabama, And Dolly Parton

The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual social needs. More>>


Members' Bills: End Of Life Choice Bill Passes First Reading

The End of Life Choice Bill in the name of David Seymour has been sent to a select committee for consideration by 76 votes to 44. It is the third time Parliament has voted on the issue in recent decades and the first time such a Bill has made it over the first hurdle. More>>


State Sector: MPI Survives Defrag Of Portfolios

The Ministry for Primary Industries will not be split under the new government, but will instead serve as an overarching body for four portfolio-based entities focused on fisheries, forestry, biosecurity and food safety. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need... More>>





Featured InfoPages