It also happens to be the site of some significant new subdivisions which are springing up. While a Supercouncil merger for Christchurch appears to be off the cards for the time being, it is still a very likely possibility long term. Rolleston appears to have strategic significance for a few reasons one which has already been mentioned, an area which would be ideal for commuter rail and the new motorway link. If a decentralised vision for Canterbury is implemented this could be the site of a new Manukau type development, that is my hunch anyway.
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