Petrol tankers collide near Murchison

PHOTOGRAPHER'S VIEW: Oranges from C1 Espresso piled on the Agropolis compost heap.
PHOTOGRAPHER'S VIEW: Oranges from C1 Espresso piled on the Agropolis compost heap.

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


Showers are expected to fall over Christchurch from late morning as a cool southwest change meets the region. A high of 20 degrees Celsius has been forecast by MetService.

The odd shower will fall tomorrow and Friday, but Saturday is expected to become fine for a high of 22C.

However, the rain is looking likely to return on Sunday and continue through early next week. 


No traffic problems have been reported in Christchurch.

However, one lane of State Highway 6 has reopened after a two empty petrol tankers collided.

A police spokesman said the crash was reported about 1.40am on the highway between Murchison and Inangahua Junction. 

One driver suffered a sore arm, but both were believed to have escaped serious injury.

Diversions were in place via Reefton and Springs Junction for about seven-and-a-half hours, before the road reopened to one lane about 8.15am.


Q: What is the truth regarding the lovely willows and poplars defining the central city banks of the Avon River and the grassy banks lining the river? Is it true it is all to be destroyed and natives planted - is this to be the fate of our European heritage?

A: No. There is no intention to remove healthy trees as part of the development of the Avon River precinct. However, there may be some pruning of existing trees. Cera


The Canterbury Museum is hosting free science demonstrations today at 11am and 2pm. Take the kids down and prepare to be wowed. The Visitor Lounge, Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Ave.

Residents may forget the historic Christchurch tram is back up and running. Take the kids on a 35-minute ride around the central city, just $10 for an adult, kids under 15 are free. Jump on at the corner of Armagh and New Regent streets.

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