Minister Applauds Stadium Progress 9 Mar 2012
- Bill English says NZ well placed to deal with Brexit turmoil Business
- MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise along with global markets Business
- ARL celebrate women in league Living
- NZ dollar gains as Brexit-induced volatility eases Business
- Christchurch convention centre build to proceed without PCNZ Business
- Identity and change themes in Latin American forum News
- Top Kiwi Business to Help NZ Cyclists Chase Gold in Rio Living
- Government moves ahead with Convention Centre News
- Quake prompts strengthening of engineers’ code News
- Law changes introduced to streamline UFB rollout News
Hon Gerry Brownlee
Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
9 March 2012
With just 15 days to go before the Crusaders take on the Cheetahs at the new Christchurch Stadium, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has praised contractors for the remarkable feat of building a 17,000-seat facility in less than 100 days.
Mr Brownlee today toured the site and remarked on how much progress had been made since members of the media joined him to mark the first turf being laid three weeks ago.
“Over 400 workers have taken completion of this task on as a personal mission, and their effort really shows.
“All the turf has been laid, the light towers are up, two covered stands have been built, and corporate facilities are in place – it’s a stunning transformation,” Mr Brownlee said.
Next week the goal posts will go up and the pitch will be marked out.
“I want to thank those who live close to the construction site for their patience, especially when noisy work has been undertaken at night.
“Their wait and everyone else’s will soon be over, and with the return of the Crusaders to Christchurch, Cantabrians will have another part of their lives back,” Mr Brownlee said.
Tickets for the Crusaders versus the Cheetahs go on sale this Monday.
26 Jun 2016 Opinion
Opinion - Alastair Thompson A democratic path forward to mandate a proper plan for #Brexit - a proposal. By Alastair ... more
24 Jun 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ stocks turn as UK referendum result keeps investors guessing By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - New... more
27 Jun 2016 Arts
** WIN one of two copies of the novel - visit our Competitions page for more details ** JEAN BATTEN was born in New Zealand in 1909,... more
27 Jun 2016 Entertainment
Pioneers of New Zealand's electronica scene, Pitch Black are celebrating the impending anniversary of their inaugural... more
16 May 2016 Property
By Jonathan Underhill May 16 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Property Group, the country's biggest listed property investor by market value,... more
30 Mar 2016 Migration
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more
3 Jun 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Rt Hon John Key Prime MinisterMinister of Tourism 3 June 2016 More funding for the New Zealand... more
16 May 2016 NZ Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 16 May 2016 12:20 PM Jucy plans to expand pod-style hotel chain to Australia in 2017 By Fiona... more
26 Jun 2016 Rugby
14 Jun 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on our paltry refugee response and a brazen US rewrite of the TPP First published at... more
23 Jun 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCully Minister of Foreign Affairs 23 June 2016 Media Statement New Ambassador to Belgium... more
10 Mar 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety 10 March 2016 Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL... more