NEWSLINE Christchurch News & Events

Colour conundrum prompts call for help

The hunt is on to uncover the original colours of Addington’s historic water tower.

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Council prepares for more heavy rain

Council staff are keeping a close eye on wet weather forecast for tomorrow and Friday as the clean-up continues from last weekend's damaging storm.

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Christchurch floods: State of Emergency lifted

The State of Emergency in Christchurch has been lifted, as the clean up from the floods continues. Get the latest information here.

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QEII Drive changes aimed at improving safety

Safety improvements are planned for QEII Drive from Innes Rd to Burwood Rd.

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Earthquakes reveal Christchurch history

More than 100,000 artefacts have been dug up around Christchurch since the 2011 earthquakes creating an internationally significant collection.

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Christchurch secures 2018 Local Government conference

Christchurch has been announced as the host of next year’s Local Government New Zealand Conference.

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Organic weed killer proves pungent success

An organic weed killer being used by the Christchurch City Council is proving effective, as Council moves to significantly reduce its use of the potentially dangerous weed killer glyphosate.

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Council considers Bexley flood fix

Thirteen properties could be bought by the Council under a plan to address flooding problems in the Aranui and Bexley areas.

Bishopdale is celebrating the start of a new chapter with the opening of its 21st century library and community centre.

The Council will consider whether to adopt a Living Wage policy at its meeting next week.

Shops would remain closed on Easter Sunday next year under a new recommendation by Council staff.

It's shaping up to be another wet, cold weekend but luckily there are lots of indoor activities for the kids and a southern derby Super Rugby quarter final to look forward to.

All 259 Pay and Display parking meters around the city will be upgraded as the Council moves to a paperless system that will save the production of more than 1.5 million tickets a year.

Pumps have been put in place in flood-prone areas of Christchurch as the city readies for a winter storm that is expected to bring very heavy rain.