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The proposal has been passed to the public for their say on whether Christchurch City Council should top up the cost, after a $150 million blowout was revealed earlier this month.
- First published by RNZ
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Despite their reputation as rugby mad, not all Cantabrians are keen on the stadium, saying there's greater need in areas like the city's east.
And nearby businesses appear split, some telling Checkpoint they opened on the promise of the stadium, while others say it won't fix short term pain down a deserted end of town.
RNZ reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nate McKinnon investigate: