NEWSLINE Christchurch News & Events

Council and developers make headway on central city transport projects

Christchurch City Council, Ōtākaro Ltd and the Central City Business Group have made good progress on addressing the impact of transport projects in the central city.

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Community 'mini park' opens in Linwood

A new community “mini park” in Linwood is creating a buzz, after months of community work to develop the transitional community space.

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World-class petanque hub for North Hagley Park

A new petanque sports hub with a terrain described as the best in New Zealand is about to open in Hagley Park ready to host the Oceania champs later this year.

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Council to discuss how to deal with street sex workers

Options for addressing the issues caused by street-based sex workers will be considered at this week’s Council meeting.

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Plan for tackling derelict sites mapped out

A plan for tackling derelict sites that are considered a barrier to the regeneration of Christchurch’s city centre will be outlined at this week's Council meeting.

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Mayor’s overseas travel plans outlined

A report seeking approval for travel overseas to strengthen Christchurch’s international relations will be considered by the Council on Thursday.

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New cycleway through Addington opens

The first section of a new cycleway that will eventually connect cyclists to the Little River Rail Trail has been officially opened.

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Christchurch Fanzone for British & Irish Lions tour

Fans who missed out on tickets to see the Crusaders play the British & Irish Lions on June 10 can catch all the action on the big screen at Christchurch’s central city Fanzone.

Christchurch Adventure Park won the ‘Debt Deal of the Year’ category of the Institute of Finance Professional NZ (INFINZ) annual awards.

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Christchurch has become the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to trial new smart bikes that could revolutionise public transport.

University of Canterbury classics and music students have a new campus in the heart of the city.

A pest fish dubbed the “possum of the waterways” has been almost eradicated from Travis Wetland.

Eyes up Christchurch – the distinctive noise and striking colours of the kererū, New Zealand wood pigeon, will be a common sight around the city over the next few weeks.

Our Botanic Gardens attract a million visitors every year but they still need their Friends.

More than 750 volunteers lined the city’s waterways on Saturday morning for the annual Mother of All Clean Ups event – dragging in an amazing 725 bags of rubbish.