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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>22</strong> <strong>2017</strong> 17 Viewpoint Ensuring collaboration ON Monday afternoon about 300 people gathered at <strong>The</strong> Piano on Armagh St for the first City Leaders’ Forum. When I was appointed Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration just over seven weeks ago, I committed to keeping the community as up-to-date as possible and working alongside Mayor Lianne Dalziel, the city council, Regenerate Christchurch and Otakaro, as well as other agencies and community groups. I did this because I firmly believe that by working together we can create something really special. <strong>The</strong> forum, hosted by the mayor and I, was the first in a series of events to ensure greater collaboration and cooperation among our city’s leadership. It was an opportunity to communicate our successes, our challenges and the milestones we’ve achieved since the quakes. It was also an opportunity for open and honest discussion on key rebuild and regeneration issues. <strong>The</strong> mayor and I are united in our commitment to making Nicky Wagner Christchurch the best possible place to live, work and raise a family. We see a city full of opportunity. Accompanied by a panel of local business leaders, community group representatives and regeneration partners, we discussed concepts such as maintaining momentum and effective collaboration, as well as specific regeneration projects like the metro sports facility, performing arts precinct and residential red zone. Christchurch is lucky to have so many leaders of such a high calibre — all of whom want what’s best for their city. I’m a naturally optimistic and positive person but that doesn’t mean ignoring the challenges we’re facing or the work that still needs to be done. By working together, by more actively engaging with the community and staying focused on the task at hand, we can and will be successful. I look forward to the next forum at the end of next month. Some city councillors are frustrated they still haven’t had a formal meeting with the new rebuild boss more than two months after she took over the role Sam Newton – This woman did nothing for the people who elected her after the earthquakes, now she’s in a higher profile job I’m not surprised that’s changed. Andrew Johnson – Who would have thought, eh. Someone actually worse than Brownlee exists. Nicholas Smeaton – Maybe she’s decided she’s got more important things to do – like going sailing on Auckland Harbour. Alan Papprill – She’s probably out on the water somewhere rather than engaging with either the voters or her job. Out of touch with reality . . . typical National Party hack. Graham Pownceby – Did anyone seriously expect anything more of a National MP? Good job, the election isn’t far away. Chris Farrier – Time for a rethink on this rebuild boss, we have been sitting in limbo far too long. Graham Pownceby – No wonder she’s not had any meetings, too busy out on the harbour. •More Viewpoint, p18 Spend $1000 in <strong>June</strong> and go in the draw to win this Weber BBQ. Come in and see us for TYRES ● WHEELS ● BATTERIES SUSPENSION ● BRAKES WHEEL ALIGNMENT (latest 3D Technology) 03 389 2170 www.coopertyres.co.nz 407 Ferry Road, Christchurch