Christchurch today: Brief respite from rain

00:53, Dec 20 2013
PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS' VIEWS: Recycled wooden stars from Rekindle.

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


Christchurch is set for a brief reprieve from the rain, with a fine day and high of 23 degrees Celsius.

A southerly change tomorrow afternoon will bring rain, but not before the day reaches a high of 22C.

Remaining showers should clear on Sunday morning, with cloudy periods and a southwesterly, for a high of 16C.



Police have not reported any traffic issues this morning.


Q: Could someone please tell me why those things at the bus stops that you touch to see when the bus is coming are not working? There are lots of them around the city that are not being maintained.

A: We are unaware of any issues with the ongoing serviceability of bus finders in Christchurch. Environment Canterbury have a contractor looking after our on-street information on a daily basis. The contractor checks busfinders to ensure they are working, as well as checking timetable strips and other information to ensure it is current and in good condition. Customers are welcome to call Metroinfo on 03 366 8855 if they have first-hand experience of a busfinder not working. Environment Canterbury


Tommy Chang's in Lyttelton is hosting the Lyttelton Vinyl Appreciation Society Vinyl Christmas Party tonight. See 12 DJs from 4pm-1am playing their favourite hits at 48 London St.

Rise 13 Street Art Festival opens today at 9am at the Canterbury Museum. The Oi YOU! collection is the Southern Hemisphere's most comprehensive collection of street art, including 22 works by Banksy. The festival will include street-art murals and walls for the public to try their hand. Free event, see for details.

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