22 May 2014

Flower show future decision delayed

5:41 pm on 22 May 2014

The Christchurch City Council has delayed a decision on the future of the Ellerslie International Flower Show, saying it needs more time.

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The future of the loss-making show hangs in the balance, with the council debating on Thursday whether to continue its funding.

The council was on May 15 presented with a report which showed this year's show ran at a $516,000 loss. It ran at a $325,000 loss in 2013.

Councillor Tim Scandrett on Thursday said more information was needed before a decision could be made, and the matter would be discussed at a council meeting on 28 May.

The annual show moved from Auckland to Christchurch in 2007 at a cost to ratepayers of $3 million.