Christchurch today: Nation Bar moves again

18:44, Jan 15 2014
National road race championship
POP: A bike tyre blows out on a corner during the national road race cycling championship in Christchurch.

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


Gusty northwesters today will send the temperature up to an expected high of 27 degrees Celsius, but a southerly change will bring rain this afternoon, which may be heavy.

That rain should clear tomorrow morning for a fine but cool day with a high of 17C and cool southwesterlies.

Fine weather will continues over the weekend with Saturday fine with 19C the expected high and Sunday reaching 26C with high cloud.



Police have not reported any traffic issues this morning.


Q: Just wondering what is happening on Rolleston Drive where the Nation Bar is being constructed?

A: Nation Bar is a temporary and relocatable bar which was removed from Carlton Corner in the city about 18 months ago, when The Carlton started rebuilding. Since then it has not been operational. It was parked temporarily on Rolleston Drive to be assessed for any repairs or maintenance it needed. It has now been moved to 1147 West Coast Rd, where the owner hopes it might be granted a consent to operate as a licensed cafe at that address. When it is ready to be open, the public will be updated.


The Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery and Wine Bar, the first of its kind, opens this evening with an exhibition called Ekklesia by local artist Matthew Scobie. Check it out at 35 New Regent St, 6pm-8pm.

The World Buskers Festival kicks off today and what better way to start than with the caramel tones of the daringly delicious Le Gateau Chocolat, who stole hearts at last year's festival. Check him out, 9.15pm at The Press Club at Christ's College.

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