12 Sep 2019

Hornby locals celebrate leisure centre plans

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 12 September 2019

Residents in the Christchurch suburb of Hornby are celebrating after the city council voted unanimously to go ahead with a planned multi-million dollar leisure centre.

The community has been without a pool for thirteen years - after the last one closed in 2006.

But plans to build a new one at Kyle Park recently came under threat - after a local community board recommended the council not go ahead with a complex because it's a former landfill.

And as Anan Zaki reports, the result comes after protesters descended on the council to push their cause.