Resources and Documents

Below are some of the thought leadership documents on issues that the Christchurch Civic Trust care about and advocates for.

Deserved Honorary Life Membership Awarded to Ross Gray

By Hamish Gilchrist

On Monday, 24th June 2024, Ross was presented with his award for his 18 years of dedication, hard work and service to the Christchurch Civic Trust. To say that Ross Gray has left some big …

Christchurch, City of Trees

By Mark Belton

As climate change progresses and extreme weather events become more frequent, we are set to become mindful of the role of trees in our city and worldwide. The ‘National Park City’, is a wonderful global …

The Right to Advocacy

By Professor Chris Kissling

The Christchurch Civic Trust highlights an issue with how the New Zealand Ombudsman decides who can complain about government decisions. Usually, a person needs to be more affected by a decision than everyone else to …

The Future of Hagley Park

By Professor Chris Kissling

Hagley Park in Christchurch is a treasured urban green space, comparable to iconic parks like London’s Hyde Park and New York’s Central Park, offering a variety of recreational activities and acting as a vital carbon …

Canterbury Museum – The Journey continues

By Lynette Hardie-Wills

The Canterbury Museum is at the start of a challenging journey over the next 5 years, which will see it embarking on a cultural development journey in partnership with mana whenua, to reimagine and redevelop …

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