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

 

Bus Exchange At The Crossing


Christchurch's Mayor Garry Moore named the partly built bus terminal in Lichfield Street as the Bus Exchange at The Crossing last night.

He told a gathering of about 100 inner-city retailers and others associated with the area and the project that the naming was a significant milestone in the development of the project.

The project had been made possible by a partnership of the Carter Group, the Canterbury Regional Council, and the City Council, he said.

"When it comes to innovative ideas such as cross-sector partnerships Christchurch and Canterbury are again leading the way.

“This particular partnership cuts across the traditional tensions between local and regional government and also gives a crucial role to the private sector," Mr Moore said.

Sometimes local and regional government were rather squabble-prone neighbours but "behind the scenes we do get together on a number of issues.

Both of us have agreed that in the case of public transport the time was ripe to stop talking about the importance of vital, functioning public transport and to move on to bold, innovative action," he said.

He thought it was important that the city was put back on track as the core of the city.

"With the location for the bus exchange we have put together two key goals for Christchurch: centre-city revival and putting public transport back into its rightful role," Mr Moore said.

NB: A model of the bus exchange is available for photographs by contacting City Council assistant transportation planner Stephanie Styles: 371 1292.

Sam Fisher Corporate Communication Co-ordinator Christchurch City Council 03 371-1762 025 229 3552


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>


Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland