Positive attitudes in Christchurch

August 14th, 2012 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

UMR has done polling of residents and business in . Some of the more interesting results:

  • 61% of residents say Chch heading in right direction and 21% wrong direction – more positive figures than for NZ as a whole
  • 95% are aware of the CBD rebuild plan and 56% support it, 30% are neutral and only 13% opposed to it
  • 78% of Chch businesses say Chch heading in right direction and 8% wrong direction.
  • 99% of businesses are aware of the CBD rebuild plan and 74% support it, 15% are neutral and only 7% opposed to it

I’d say the team will be delighted with those results. It’s also good to see that the Christchurch residents by a 3:1 majority are positive about the direction of their city as that stands in contrast to the daily doom and gloom pushed by some of the local opposition MPs.

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8 Responses to “Positive attitudes in Christchurch”

  1. Than (425 comments) says:

    That matches my impression talking with people, the plan was well received. Most people still have some reservations (especially regarding where the funds wil come from) but they like the overall concept.

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  2. Zapper (926 comments) says:

    Just shows how loud that minority can be especially on the comment threads on The Press website

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  3. Auberon (871 comments) says:

    You wouldn’t know CERA are “delighted” with it or that the plan was “well received” if you read the NBR website, with a story from the reporter who broke CERA’s embargo of the launch of the plan…

    Holes in CERA’s Christchurch investor survey
    Chris Hutching
    Christchurch residents are at odds with Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority ‘s claim of strong support for the government’s central city rebuild plan, based on a recent survey.

    Classic. Sad, but classic.

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  4. Pongo (371 comments) says:

    We generally are, it’s just another huge disconnect the media have with their audience as they spend every waking hour finding someone to moan or complain as they do with every other news event in the country.
    It’s a bloody huge disaster and there is so much to do. Getting rid of the council is the only job on the to do list.

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  5. Henry64 (80 comments) says:

    It isn’t plain sailing for everyone but after all that has happened in my home town over the past 18+ months, the only way is up!!

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  6. studmasternz (18 comments) says:

    certainly reflects the impression I get on a day to day basis down here – always much more positive than The Press reports and usually polar opposite of the constant doom and gloom of NZ’s most negative person Clayton Cosgrove

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  7. backster (2,082 comments) says:

    But Cosgrove, Dalziel, Anderton, and Co. all agree that no progress is being made, not enough handouts, Cosgrove’s land developer sponsor can’t get building consents, everyone is freezing,(same up here) and starving, no end of doom and despair, the figures must be wrong.

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  8. Paulus (2,503 comments) says:

    Anderton is still rooting for Mayorality, like Annette King in Wellington. (The Greens will not be happy as Wade-Brown one of theirs).
    Labour are trying for Mayoralty control of all the major city councils, like they did in UK prior to Thatcher. A way too try and stuff central Government – lie Lying Len is doing (unsuccessfully).

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