Christchurch Arts Centre Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 — 7:36 PM

A bill giving a new legal foundation to the Christchurch Arts Centre has completed its second reading.

Following Question Time and the General Debate, MPs debated the second reading of the Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Bill.

The sponsor of the private bill Nicky Wagner said the Arts Centre held a special place in Christchurch’s history. Pre-earthquake it had been the creative and cultural heartbeat of the city and the bill would modernise the trust which ran the centre’s 24 building all of which, but one, were damaged in the quakes.

The bill completed its second reading on a voice vote.

MPs then began debating the second reading of the the Christchurch City Council (Rates Validation) Bill.

This bill validates a number of rates and penalties for non-payment that have been collected where irregularities occurred in the resolutions setting the Council’s rates for the financial years 2003/2004 to 2012/2013.

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