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PETITION: CHRISTCHURCH MUST NOT WASTE MONEY ON HOSTING COMMONWEALTH GAMES

As Christchurch residents look down the barrel of a 15.8% rates hike, the Council is considering putting in a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2030. 

The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham cost $1.5 billion, in Australia the state of Victoria pulled out of hosting the games due to the cost ballooning to an estimated $7 billion and the Canadian province of Alberta pulled out of hosting due to the $2.6 billion estimated cost.

Even at the lower end of these estimates, hosting the Games would cost more than $9000 per residential ratepayer which is simply not affordable when debt is already at almost $25,000 per residential ratepayer.

"I call on Christchurch City Council to abandon all consideration of hosting the Commonwealth Games."

Who's signing

Katherine Hooper
Rachel Teen
Shane Evans
Des Taylor
Julie Honey
David Lloyd
Dawn Spencer
Julie Elliott
Dave Harris Riccarton Harris
Jason Mclaughlin
Greg Wilson
Cheryl Brownie
Michael Newland
Andrew Herring
John Wilson
Ben Herron
Thomas Russ
Guyon Buchanan
Sury Pelos
Richard Richard Smith
Joe Barnett
Vladimir Naydenov
Dean Stevenson
Russell Braham
Murray Ginnane
Jan Bierman
Jeremy Murray-Orr
Dianne Lawlor
David Corkin
Johan Nel
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  • Katherine Hooper
    signed 2024-02-12 21:20:03 +1300
  • Rachel Teen
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  • Shane Evans
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  • Des Taylor
    signed 2024-01-31 20:15:09 +1300
  • Julie Honey
    signed 2024-01-31 19:08:08 +1300
  • David Lloyd
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  • Dawn Spencer
    signed 2024-01-31 15:32:17 +1300
  • Julie Elliott
    signed 2024-01-31 13:31:39 +1300
  • Dave Harris Riccarton Harris
    signed 2024-01-31 13:18:37 +1300
  • Jason Mclaughlin
    signed 2024-01-31 12:16:28 +1300
  • Greg Wilson
    signed 2024-01-31 11:42:44 +1300
  • Cheryl Brownie
    signed 2024-01-31 11:25:18 +1300
  • Michael Newland
    signed 2024-01-30 19:52:03 +1300
  • Andrew Herring
    signed 2024-01-29 21:28:22 +1300
  • John Wilson
    signed 2024-01-29 13:45:03 +1300
  • Ben Herron
    signed 2024-01-29 11:17:19 +1300
  • Thomas Russ
    signed 2024-01-29 10:31:21 +1300
  • Guyon Buchanan
    signed 2024-01-28 23:01:01 +1300
  • Sury Pelos
    signed 2024-01-28 21:54:20 +1300
  • Richard Richard Smith
    signed 2024-01-28 21:34:09 +1300
  • Joe Barnett
    signed 2024-01-28 20:17:02 +1300
  • Vladimir Naydenov
    signed 2024-01-28 18:15:51 +1300
  • Dean Stevenson
    signed 2024-01-28 17:56:15 +1300
  • Russell Braham
    signed 2024-01-28 17:38:42 +1300
  • Murray Ginnane
    signed 2024-01-28 16:54:38 +1300
  • Jan Bierman
    signed 2024-01-28 16:50:41 +1300
  • Jeremy Murray-Orr
    signed 2024-01-28 15:49:59 +1300
  • Dianne Lawlor
    signed 2024-01-28 15:48:01 +1300
  • David Corkin
    signed 2024-01-28 15:07:32 +1300
  • Johan Nel
    signed 2024-01-28 15:01:13 +1300

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