16 Nov 2023

Christchurch council to investigate opening meetings to public

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 16 November 2023

A Christchurch councillor who's fed up with secrecy of meetings has finally made headway on making informal meetings open to the public.

Councillors voted unanimously on Wednesday to investigate making briefings and workshops open by default, whereas they are currently closed by default.

It comes three weeks after the Ombudsman's scathing review of council transparency nationally.

Councillor Yani Johanson spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.