Background and methodology

Image of an engagement billboard.

How the engagement was promoted

In addition to the extensive media coverage, the engagement was promoted via email to Regenerate Christchurch’s stakeholder database, Facebook page and electronic newsletter. There was a flyer drop to those living in the streets closest to the regeneration area, and Regenerate Christchurch staff attended community meetings and public events including several New Brighton Saturday market days.



Questions

People were asked three open-ended questions:

  • What do you think of the 10 possible combinations of land uses and the information we’ve considered to get to this point?
  • Have we missed anything?
  • Any other comments?

Ways people could provide feedback

People were encouraged to provide feedback via our online engagement platform: engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz. They could also provide feedback via email or hard copy.


Channel
Numbers
Online engagement platform: http://engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz
1340
Email: info@regeneratechristchurch.nz – this included 245 emails from supporters of Greening the Red Zone.
307
Hard copy – this included 212 feedback forms from the New Brighton community specifically focused on the proposed golf course landswap.
231


The four-week feedback period ran until Monday 6 November 2017 and during that time Regenerate Christchurch received comments from 1,882 individuals and groups.

Methodology

Regenerate Christchurch used a traditional thematic approach to analyse the feedback – generating initial codes, searching for themes, reviewing themes, and defining and naming themes. We then had a research company peer review our analysis and findings.

Feedback was analysed as either positive or negative against the following themes:

  • Ecological restoration
  • Productive land uses
  • Recreation
  • Residential
  • Visitor attractions
  • Comment on info/website/engagement

Feedback was coded multiple times if it related to more than one theme.

Sub-themes were also identified to help analyse feedback that mentioned a specific idea or ideas:

  • Ecological restoration
    • Open space corridor
  • Recreation
    • 1.1km out-of-river lake
    • 2.2km out-of-river lake
    • 2.2km in-river lake
  • Whitewater facility
    • Cycling trails, walking trails
  • Residential
    • Golf course land swap
    • Tiny houses
  • Visitor attractions
    • Eco-sanctuary
    • Eden Project

Feedback that was exclusively focussed on a sub-theme (idea), with all comments in support of one idea, were coded only to that sub-theme and not its parent theme. This happened most frequently with sub-themes (ideas) related to recreation.

See all findings from engagement on 10 possible combinations of land uses.

How the engagement was promoted

In addition to the extensive media coverage, the engagement was promoted via email to Regenerate Christchurch’s stakeholder database, Facebook page and electronic newsletter. There was a flyer drop to those living in the streets closest to the regeneration area, and Regenerate Christchurch staff attended community meetings and public events including several New Brighton Saturday market days.



Questions

People were asked three open-ended questions:

  • What do you think of the 10 possible combinations of land uses and the information we’ve considered to get to this point?
  • Have we missed anything?
  • Any other comments?

Ways people could provide feedback

People were encouraged to provide feedback via our online engagement platform: engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz. They could also provide feedback via email or hard copy.


Channel
Numbers
Online engagement platform: http://engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz
1340
Email: info@regeneratechristchurch.nz – this included 245 emails from supporters of Greening the Red Zone.
307
Hard copy – this included 212 feedback forms from the New Brighton community specifically focused on the proposed golf course landswap.
231


The four-week feedback period ran until Monday 6 November 2017 and during that time Regenerate Christchurch received comments from 1,882 individuals and groups.

Methodology

Regenerate Christchurch used a traditional thematic approach to analyse the feedback – generating initial codes, searching for themes, reviewing themes, and defining and naming themes. We then had a research company peer review our analysis and findings.

Feedback was analysed as either positive or negative against the following themes:

  • Ecological restoration
  • Productive land uses
  • Recreation
  • Residential
  • Visitor attractions
  • Comment on info/website/engagement

Feedback was coded multiple times if it related to more than one theme.

Sub-themes were also identified to help analyse feedback that mentioned a specific idea or ideas:

  • Ecological restoration
    • Open space corridor
  • Recreation
    • 1.1km out-of-river lake
    • 2.2km out-of-river lake
    • 2.2km in-river lake
  • Whitewater facility
    • Cycling trails, walking trails
  • Residential
    • Golf course land swap
    • Tiny houses
  • Visitor attractions
    • Eco-sanctuary
    • Eden Project

Feedback that was exclusively focussed on a sub-theme (idea), with all comments in support of one idea, were coded only to that sub-theme and not its parent theme. This happened most frequently with sub-themes (ideas) related to recreation.

See all findings from engagement on 10 possible combinations of land uses.