Christchurch today: Street signs to be reinstated

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 07:10 07/01/2014
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Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.

WEATHER

Cloud is set to increase over Christchurch today, with a few spots of rain possible and a high of 24 degrees Celsius.

Showers will develop tomorrow afternoon with a cold southwest change, but should start easing on Thursday, Metservice is forecasting.

A few showers will hit the city on Friday and Saturday is expected to be cloudy, with light winds and a high of 18C. 

TRAFFIC

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

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: Why are there street signs missing in the central city? I am sure they did not fall off in the earthquakes, and, although much of the central city looks like a war zone, I do not believe that we are at war, and there is no enemy to confuse. So, why have the signs been taken down? Is it to confuse tourists?

A: The council is in the process of reinstating the central business district street signs and markings that were removed during the post-earthquake clean-up and demolition. Early in the New Year the council contractor will patrol and identify any missing street name blades for replacement. The first priority will be one sign on each intersection but after all priority signs are erected, then all street name blades will be reinstated to the pre-earthquake standard. Christchurch City Council

WHAT'S ON

Dust off those trainers and get that New Year's resolution under way starting today. The Shoe Clinic Asics 5K Series kicks off today at North Hagley Park. The series is five 5-kilometre runs held every Tuesday this month. Fun runners and walkers, 6.15pm tonight near the corner of Deans Ave and Riccarton Ave. See porthills.org.nz for details.

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