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

 

NZ First In New Library

If the Christchurch City Council decides to built a new library in the south of the city it will incorporate a learning centre that will be the first of its kind in New Zealand.

The Council will vote on a proposal on November 23 that it build a new $4.5 million facility that will include a learning centre, library and service centre on the site of present Beckenham Service Centre. The plan was drawn up following the Council not being able to decide several months ago what to do with the existing Spreydon Library in Barrington Street.

Proposals then included expanding the building into Barrington Park or putting a new library in the adjacent Barrington Mall.

The new plan is to provide a new library at $3.2 million, a learning centre at $330,000, and a service centre at $595,650. Another $450,000 would be needed to stock the library and fit out the service centre.

The learning centre will provide learning opportunities in technology and information skills for school children, teachers and the community. Global Net 2000, a successful Turning Point 2000 millennium project, would make its home in the centre.

Plans are to form a partnership with the Ministry of Education. A learning centre of this type would be a first for New Zealand and a "likely model for others to follow."

The St Martins and Spreydon libraries would remain open under the plan that was given the thumbs-up by the Community Services Committee this week.

Further information: Sue Sutherland: Libraries manager: 372 7851.

Christchurch City Council http://www.ccc.govt.nz


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Populism’s Changing Of The Guard, Plus A Soul Music Playlist

The weekend’s Newshub/Reid Research poll results - Act up to 11.1%, National up 1% but still sitting at only 28.7%, Labour down to 43%, the Greens up to 8.5% - shows that the combined centre right vote is still languishing nearly 12 points behind the combined centre-left vote, 45 months after the last centre-right government was voted out... More>>



 
 


Finance: Finance Minister And RBNZ Governor Agree To Update MOU On Macro-prudential Policy

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr have updated the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on macro-prudential policy to further protect the financial system and support the Government’s housing objectives... More>>

Government: Offers Formal Apology For Dawn Raids
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today formally apologised to Pacific communities impacted by the Dawn Raids in the 1970s.

Between 1974 and 1976, a series of rigorous immigration policies were carried out that resulted in targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families... More>>


Government: Bill Introduced To Protect Against Conversion Practices

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to protect against practices intended to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression... More>>

ALSO:




Human Rights Commission: Successive Governments Responsible For Massive Breaches Of The Right To A Decent Home

Te Kahu Tika Tangata / Human Rights Commission has today launched Framework Guidelines on the Right to a Decent Home in Aotearoa and announced that it will hold a national inquiry into housing... More>>



NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels