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


Sunnyside garden restoration

Sunnyside garden restoration

Click to enlarge

Sunnyside garden restoration

Plans to restore part of the Sunnyside Hospital garden as a public park are being released for comment.

Christchurch City Council Parks and Waterways Planner David Sissons says it is proposed features of the over 100-year-old garden be restored, to recognise the historical significance of the site and to suit its new residential subdivision.

The Council is suggesting the 1ha park be named the Sunnyside Heritage Garden.

In 2006 the Council’s elected representatives decided not to buy and restore the Sunnyside Hospital administration block. The Council was concerned it would not be suitable as a community facility, due to its quiet location and physical limitations restricting its use.

The Council instead opted to retain the fountain, which will be restored by Ngai Tahu Property, and develop a memorial to Sunnyside.

Other features of the plan include restoring the reflecting pond and pathways, building a pavilion incorporating the fleche from the original administration block and housing interpretive displays, a new stone entrance from Annex Road, heritage seats and lighting.

Public feedback on the landscape plan is invited by Friday 5 September. The plan can be viewed at www.ccc.govt.nz/haveyoursay.

Both the proposed plan and name will require adoption by the Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On War Crimes And The Afghan Insurgency

Truly, with friends like former defence Minster Wayne Mapp, the SAS does not need enemies. At the very least, the Hit and Run book has raised the possibility that the New Zealand SAS committed war crimes in the attack they led in Afghnistan upon the villages of Naik and Khak Khuday Dad...

Mapp’s attempted defence of the SAS on RNZ this morning unintentionally indicated that collective punishment was baked into the planning exercise for the raid, and also into how the raid proceeded on the ground. More>>


Little Heading For Court: Apology Over Donation/Hotel Contract Claims Not Accepted

Today I want to publicly apologise unreservedly to Mr Hagaman for any hurt, embarrassment or adverse reflection on his reputation which may have resulted from my various media statements. I have offered that apology to the Hagamans. More>>


Biscuit Tin Of Democracy: World Heritage Site Protection, Ombudsman and Equal Pay Bills Drawn

On Thursday, 23 March 2017 three places are available on the Order Paper for the first reading of a Member’s bill. The ballot was held, and resulted in the following bills being drawn... More>>


Emissions Plan: NZ Needs More Science, More Trees, Fewer Beasts

A combination of technology breakthroughs, much more plantation forestry, and a big switch away from pastoral, particularly dairy farming, are identified as the key elements of any approach New Zealand takes to reducing its carbon emissions to a net zero level, according to a new report sponsored by the New Zealand chapter of GLOBE, a multi-party, global parliamentary grouping. More>>


"Backed To Win Seats": Labour Māori Seat MPs Won't Stand On List

The Labour Party is backing a request from its Māori seat MPs to stand as electorate MPs only, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

OutsKey: John Key's Valedictory Speech

I rise to address this House for the very last time. It has been a huge privilege to have served the people of Helensville as their member of Parliament, and, of course, the people of New Zealand as their Prime Minister. More>>


Productivity Commission: New Models Of Tertiary Education Are Coming

The report is a broad-ranging inquiry into how well New Zealand’s tertiary education system is set up to respond to emerging trends in technology and the internationalisation of education, and changes in the structure of the population, and the skills needed in the economy and society... More>>


PM's Press Conference: Water Everywhere

Monday's Post-Cabinet press conference focused on water, with the Prime Minister fielding questions about the possibility pricing water taken for export. Mr English said the government was directing their water allocation technical advisory group to include export water in considerations. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news