Christchurch City Council – Media Release
Council meetings now online
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
The Christchurch City Council’s first full meeting on Thursday will be streamed live over the internet and be available to watch at anytime through the Council website.
The Council’s twice monthly meetings have always been open to the public but in a new spirit of openness and transparency, anyone can now watch Christchurch’s local government in action online when and where they want.
Chair of the Council’s Community Committee, Councillor Yani Johanson says: “The public now has the chance to the watch the issues debated by the Council, and get a better understanding of the reasons behind the Council’s decisions. This Council wants to make it possible for more residents to see their Council at work, and make it easier for people to get information on Council matters that affect them and their communities. The need for this was reinforced by the Communications Audit Review and it is great to see that it happened.”
Residents will be able to view any full Council meetings both live and on-demand the day after each meeting on their internet enabled computers, tablets or smart phones. They can also search for specific agenda subjects that they are interested in, replay the debates and see how Councillors voted.
Christchurch based Tandem Studios has been selected as a provider for the live streaming and storage of all Council meetings archived in the future.
The Christchurch City Council is among the first councils in New Zealand to offer this service, along with Taupo and New Plymouth District Councils, and Hamilton City Council.
See http://councillive.ccc.govt.nz/ for further information.
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