27 Sep 2022

Watch: Christchurch mayoral candidates debate housing rules, water reforms and the stadium

8:56 am on 27 September 2022

Christchurch mayoral hopefuls went head-to-head in a Morning Report debate.

Phil Mauger and David Meates discussed housing intensification rules, three waters reforms and the city's stadium.

Watch the debate or see what they had to say below:

The city council has pushed back on housing rules that require councils around the country to allow up to three, three-storey homes on most properties. The controversial national standards are already in place in Auckland and Wellington.

The next council will also be faced with delivering Ōtautahi's long-awaited $683m stadium, with councillors voting in July to go ahead with a fixed price build contract.

This is the third Morning Report mayoral debate following discussions with Auckland and Wellington contenders.

Look back at previous debates:

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Local election voting closes at midday on 8 October.

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