Chch Today: Carols by candlelight

18:00, Dec 23 2013
Santa bus driver
PHOTOGRAPHER'S VIEW: A Red Bus driver gets into the festive spirit.

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


This morning's drizzle will give way to increasing fine spells and warm temperatures as the winds turn nor'westerly. A high of 25 degrees Celsius is forecast by the MetService.

The long-forecast showers are still expected for Christmas Day with cooler south westerlies keeping temperatures to the low 20sC. However, rain will remain light.

Cooler, wetter conditions are expected on Boxing Day.



Q: What is the fate of the bridge over the Heathcote River between Fifield Terrace and Riverlaw Terrace in Opawa. It's been fenced off since the February quake but was a much-used bridge beforehand. It looks repairable, it would be great to have it in use again.

A: Detailed design work on the bridge will be completed this week. Repairs are scheduled to begin in May 2014 and should be completed by August. Christchurch City Council

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The Christmas Harvest Market is on today from 9am till 1pm at 818 Marshmans Rd in Sefton. There will be more than 30 stalls, as well as the chance to pick your own peas and dig your own spuds.

Take the family down to Latimer Square tonight for the YMCA Carols by Candlelight, 9pm till 10pm. This is a free event and a chance to get into the festive spirit. See for more info.

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