Chch Today: Fine for NY's fireworks

Last updated 07:37 31/12/2013
Baby shag at Ferrymead estuary
Kirk Hargreaves

PHOTOGRAPHER'S VIEW: A baby shag tries to dry its wings after heavy rain near the estuary at Ferrymead.

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


Today Christchurch is set for a fine New Year's Eve. Northeasterlies will develop this morning, but the day will stay dry for a high of 22 degrees Celsius.

Warm weather will stick around tomorrow, though there will be cloud and some evening showers, with a high of 22C.
On Thursday, high cloud will be accompanied by strong, gusty northerlies, for a high of 23C.


Celebrate the New Year with NZ Music Hall of Fame's Jordan Luck (former lead singer of Kiwi band, The Exponents). The Jordan Luck Band are lined up for an evening's entertainment at Ferrymead Speights Ale House tonight, R18, 9pm. Tickets $45, 0800 289 849.

A more family-friendly event at North Hagley Park tonight, 6.30pm, in the event area by the lake. Summertimes New Year's Eve event includes local band The Easy Hearts and the NZ Army Band, with fireworks at midnight. See for more info, gold coin for parking, free event.


Q: Who was the mystery 'Johnny Depp' spotted in Chrischurch?

A: Well, it wasn't Johnny Depp. It was a Depp lookalike called Paul. PortHole Bar staff member Rebecca Dunlay said the mystery over whether the famous actor was in Christchurch was solved when she met Paul in Lyttelton yesterday.

The man told her his name was Paul and he had come over from London to visit his brother in Lyttelton.

The Press received multiple reports on Sunday that the Pirates of the Carribean star had been spotted in Christchurch.

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