Christchurch today: Scirt resumes roadworks

23:02, Jan 12 2014
Lyttelton Port
CRANING: Lyttelton Port at work while boats zip by on a calm day.

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


Any morning showers should clear today and the southwest will die out for a high of 18 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow will be mainly fine with southerlies dying out early, for a high of 20C.

Wednesday looks to be the best day of the week, fine with northeasterlies and a high of 24C.



No traffic issues have been reported by police so far this morning.

Scirt has resumed work on Christchurch roads following the Christmas break. From today, several new street closures will be in effect.

Cranmer Square West between Kilmore and Armagh Streets will be closed for three to four weeks while damaged wastewater pipes are repaired.

Park Tce, between Kilmore and Armagh Streets, will be closed to northbound traffic 

Northbound traffic on Durham St, north of Bealey Ave, will be restricted for about a month.

There are also changes to a number of bus routes, to allow drivers to navigate road works.

Follow road closures and detours at


Q: When will the chess set again be available in Cathedral Square? This has been closed since the earthquake and was a popular attraction in the Square.

A: There is no clear timeline on when the chess set will be returned to the Square. All pieces are currently safely in storage as they are part of an ongoing insurance claim. Once a final outcome has been determined we will seek to have the pieces returned to the Square. Christchurch City Council


Take the kids along to The Three Little Pigs Grow Up - a play about the trials of building a house, with council consent and an ugly troll. This is the perfect mix for kids and adults to enjoy. Check it out at 6.30pm, Avebury Park in Richmond, $8 entry, bring your own picnic.

Catch a free cricket game today at the Mainpower Oval in Rangiora. The ICC Cricket World Cup qualifying tournament game between Nepal and United Arab Emirates promises to be a good game, 10.30am-6pm,

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