Christchurch today: Rainy week ahead

Last updated 14:53 25/11/2013
Christchurch tram interior
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BACK IN TOWN: Driver Ken Henderson checks the interior of a Christchurch tram before hitting the streets.

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Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.


Rain has hit Christchurch and may be with us every day this week and well into next week.

Periods of rain will continue tomorrow, for a high of 15C.

On and off rain will continue for the rest of the week.

The best weather could be on Friday when the MetService has forecast a high of 22C, though warns there remains "a chance of showers".

Rain is forecast to return for the weekend.


No traffic issues have been reported by police in Christchurch this morning.


Q: Why is Manchester St northbound only when turning in from Bealey Ave and when will the southbound lane open?

A: The southbound lane of Manchester St is closed at the Aberdeen St intersection to the Salisbury St intersection to renew the wastewater main and associated laterals (pipes that take wastewater from each property to the main in the street). The work started on October 21 and is expected to take six weeks.


The Court Theatre is putting on another favourite musical hit for their summer musical after the success of Grease last year. The Mikado is a romping comedy starring Matt McFarlane. 6.30pm, The Court Theatre at The Shed in Addington. Adult from $57, under 25 from $37, child from $30, 65 and older $49.

The art of embroidery is alive in Christchurch. The Canterbury Embroiderers' Guild is holding an exhibition at the Canterbury Museum, displaying works created around the theme "Love is the Theme that Binds Us Together". 9am to 5.30pm. Free.

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