New report calls for efforts to increase visitor spending and attract new businesses before Chch regeneration slows.
Christchurch ratepayers could save up to $250m if the rest of the region helps stump up the cash for a new stadium.
The incoming CEO will receive up to $30,000 to relocate from Auckland to Christchurch.
A landmark ruling making it easier to join a group lawsuit could cost the Government hundreds of millions of dollars.
Key heritage features and 45,000 bricks have been rescued from the historic Christchurch mansion.