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The Star: September 20, 2018

The Star: September 20,

Thursday, September 20, 2018 Tips from Dunedin on how to make it work Pages 6-7 Still a lot of bite in this Gator Page 35 $500k for red zone feedback • By Julia Evans NEARLY $500,000 was spent on consultation on the future of the red zone, it can be revealed. Just over 2000 people ended up giving detailed formal feedback on what they wanted the land used for. In comparison, the city council spent less than $3000 on its consultation for the $10 million Christ Church Cathedral grant on three public notices and 1063 submissions were received. The Red Zone Futures exhibition cost $485,910, Regenerate Christchurch chief executive Ivan Iafeta said. “There are always costs involved with public engagement but, given the scale and long-term significance of our work, we believe this investment is important to ensure our work is informed by the views and aspirations of the community,” Mr Iafeta said. He said the five-week exhibition and engagement was one of the “most significant” public engagements since the earthquakes. Mr Iafeta said the money was spent on interactive displays, the design and printing of the panels, lease and fit-out of the exhibition space in Cashel St, an online version of the exhibition, the travelling exhibition, printing and advertising, project management, and ambassadors. The exhibition ran from May 26 until June 30 before feedback was analysed by global information and measurement company Nielsen. It was visited by 8100 people, as well as 9800 face-to-face interactions and 10,000 visits to the website. A total of 3700 people completed the surveys and 2118 of those were detailed feedback, which was analysed by Nielsen. New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union founder Jordan Williams said there is “huge irony” about the amount spent. •Turn to page 4 AS IS, WHERE IS... Beached boat for sale • By Sophie Cornish IF YOU want a yacht, there is one sitting on New Brighton beach. And it could be yours for not much more than a $1. The 12.5m cutter rig beached last Wednesday and has been sitting near the pier since. Owner Sean Grant, listed the vessel on Facebook Marketplace yesterday, saying: ‘Beached as Bro – as is where is.’ Mr Grant declined to talk to The Star yesterday about how the yacht became beached. But well-known New Brighton identity Kerry McCammon, said Mr Grant, who had been en route from Wellington, told him he thought he would run out of diesel before he got to Lyttelton. Mr McCammon said Mr Grant had arranged for a friend to go to the pier with fuel. •Turn to page 4