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Firm decision on separate sports facilities gives certainty

Press Release – Christchurch NZ

Firm decision on separate sports facilities gives certainty for Christchurch The Governments announcement today to proceed with both a Multi-Purpose Arena and Metro Sports Facility in Christchurch is a great endorsement for New Zealands …Firm decision on separate sports facilities gives certainty for Christchurch

The Government’s announcement today to proceed with both a Multi-Purpose Arena and Metro Sports Facility in Christchurch is a great endorsement for New Zealand’s second largest city.

ChristchurchNZ Chief Executive Joanna Norris says the announcement reinforces our city’s strong positioning as the gateway to the South Island.

“We are delighted the decision has been made to proceed with both essential projects and we now need to deliver these much-needed facilities at pace,” Ms Norris says.

“These key anchor projects are well overdue. The people of Otautahi Christchurch have been very patient. Certainty of completion dates for these facilities will enable Christchurch to attract high-profile events such as major concerts and sporting and cultural festivals, which generate significant economic benefit for the city”.

“This will ensure that we maintain confidence, momentum and economic certainty as major events bring wealth and prosperity to residents and businesses.”

Aligned to the city’s Major Events Strategy, ChristchurchNZ is actively pursuing major events that build a strong profile for Christchurch nationally and internationally, attract visitors throughout the year and leave a positive legacy for the people of Otautahi Christchurch.

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