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Good time to invest in Christchurch – survey

Most Christchurch residents polled think it is a good time to invest in the city, a survey reveals.

A UMR survey of 500 Christchurch residents, conducted after plans to rebuild the central city area were announced, suggests fresh optimism about the earthquake-damaged city's future.

Three in five respondents (61%) think it is a good time to invest in Christchurch, compared to 50% of New Zealanders generally.

And more than 80% of Christchurch residents support, or are neutral towards, the plan to rebuild the city’s central area, the survey shows.

Residents with larger household incomes (85% of those over $100,000) and professionals or technicians (67% and 70%, respectively) were more likely to give the rebuild plan support.

Most respondents (88%) planned to keep living in Christchurch over the next few years, 9% thought they would move and 3% were unsure.

UMR is a full-service market research and evaluation company specialising in corporate reputation, issue management, policy, evaluation, social and rural research.

Comments and questions

Vested interests and wishful thinking.
How about we sell the place to the Chinese and we can start again in Invercargill. That place was well planned already long ago.