Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.
Christchurch can expect fine weather, with light winds and a high of 14 degrees Celsius today.
Cooler weather is forecast over the weekend, as cold southwesterlies and showers developing during the morning.
Early showers are forecast on Sunday, before the southwesterly dies out and the day becomes fine. Highs of 10C is expected on Saturday and 11C on Sunday, while a low of only -2C is forecast overnight Sunday.
No traffic incidents have been reported by police in Christchurch so far.
State Highway 6 (Haast Pass) remains closed this morning because of rock falls, while SH94 (Te Anau to Milford Sound) is also closed because of fallen trees, snow and avalanches.
Chains are essential on SH73 over Arthurs and Porters passes because of snow, and the road is closed to towing vehicles.
Sydney-based New Zealand artist Jan Preston stars in her quirky new show 'My Life As a Piano' tonight, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, St Michael & All Angels Church, 84 Oxford Tce. Tickets from $29.
Dance troupe Black Grace brings its high-energy contemporary Pacific fusion dance show, Vaka, to Christchurch tonight. 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Aurora Centre, corner Greers Rd and Memorial Ave. Premium: $45, A Reserve Adult: $35, A Reserve Student (With ID): $20.
Q: Every time I drive past the sad remains of the Provincial Council building on the corner of Durham and Gloucester streets, I wonder whether any of the beautiful hand-painted ceiling in the main building survived enough to be rescued, or is it like so much of Christchurch's heritage and residing at the landfill?
A: A considerable amount of the stencilled ridge-and-furrow ceiling has been retrieved. The chamber's stone corbels, many undamaged, and fragments of the stained glass have also been recovered. All items have been recorded and appropriately stored with all works being undertaken by a team experienced in heritage conservation. Other items retrieved have included the Speaker's Chair, almost fully intact, and the double-faced clock. These are on display in the Canterbury Museum's exhibition Quake City.
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