24 Jan 2024

Christchurch City Council votes to consider hosting 2030 Commonwealth Games

From Midday Report, 12:17 pm on 24 January 2024

Christchurch City Councillors have voted to consider hosting the 2030 Commonwealth Games, despite being showered in fake money by protesters opposing a possible bid.

A recommendation by Mayor Phil Mauger for council staff to provide advice on the viability of hosting the 2030 Games passed 10 to 7 at a meeting Wednesday morning, to the dismay of the protesters.

The city last hosted the Games 50 years ago.

Reporter Niva Chittock spoke to Charlotte Cook.