Chch Today: A high of 27degC

20:25, Dec 04 2013
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The new bridge at Ashgrove Tce crosses the Heathcote River.

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

Today will be warm with occasional showers in the afternoon, for a high of 27 degrees Celsius.

Morning cloud tomorrow should clear for a fine, warm day with a high of 29C and northerlies.

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LOOKING GOOD: The warm weather looks set to continue.

The good weather should hold for Saturday's Wine and Food Festival, with a high of 22C and gusty northwesterlies. But an expected southwest change on Sunday will bring showers.

Police have reported no traffic issues in Christchurch this morning.

South Brighton motorists are reminded that Bridge St will be on a stop/go system between 9am and 2pm.



Q: Why, and at what cost, did the council build an "over- engineered" bridge over the Heathcote River between Ashgrove Terrace and Cashmere Rd? What is the fate of the bridges now there?

A: The new bridge on Ashgrove Terrace is a well-engineered replacement for a previous bridge which no longer met pedestrian requirements. The cost was $227,000. The height of the bridge is set by regulations, which have changed. Access requirements for disabled users mean ramp inclines now allow easy access to the higher footbridges. Christchurch City Council


Relive the classics at Songs of the Silver Screen, including music from the likes of Top Gun, Casablanca and Rocky III, performed by singer Helen Charlton and pianist Matthew Everingham. Call 027 227 4241 for tickets (R13), 7.30pm- 9.30pm, Rangi Ruru Girls' School.

Glam up your Thursday with a saucy performance by burlesque duo Bonita Danger Doll and Ruby Ruin. The pair are performing at Wunderbar in Lyttelton and promise all the glitz, fur, feathers and thrills you can handle. Doors open 8pm, $25 tickets from or $30 at the door.

The Press