News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Unique Housing Complex Under Way

Christchurch City Council

To: Chief Reporter / Council Reporter
From: David Gee - Journalist
Media statement XX February 2000


Work is well under way on a unique housing complex in Percival Street, Beckenham.

Percival Courts is the first housing venture of its type in New Zealand and is a joint initiative of the Christchurch City Council and the Beckenham Community Housing Trust of the Colombo Street Baptist Church. Eleven units are taking shape on trust land at the rear of the church. The land at 7 and 11 Percival Street is leased to the Council from the Trust and the City Council is building the units. The trust will manage the project and will provide accommodation for people with physical disabilities and those in the local community who will benefit from a supportive environment. A trust worker will help residents develop friendships and a supportive network among themselves. Each unit will have one double bedroom and will be rented to people living on their own. The total cost of the complex will be about $1.4 million, including land costs, and is expected to be finished in July. Framing of the units is going up this week. The trust is working on applications for tenancies.

NB: Elevation coloured drawings are available to be photographed and further information can be obtained from Peter Wills, City Council property asset manager: 371 1503 or 025 201 7148.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland