Christchurch today: Orbiter route awaits consultation

18:23, Jan 22 2014
Mitchell triplets
TOO CUTE: Identical triplets Lucy, left, Amelia and Madeline farewell Christchurch.

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


Afternoon showers could be possible in Christchurch today as a southerly change develops. 

Metservice has forecast a high of 22C for the city. 

Tomorrow is expected to be fine apart from some morning and evening cloud, with the same forecast being issued for Saturday.

Rain is set to develop on Sunday as northerlies turn southwest later in the day.



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


Q: When the Dallington Bridge is repaired, will the Orbiter return to this area?

A: We have not yet finalised a plan for the Orbiter route from the Palms through to Eastgate. Any decision on the exact route will be dependent on public consultation of proposed changes to the east/west (and Orbiter and Metrostar) services to occur during 2014. Environment Canterbury public transport manager David Stenhouse


Cantabrian David Ladderman, founding member of The Motley Two and The Loons Circus Theatre Company, is back with his show Battle of the Bastards. Check him out tonight at the Tea Cup Tent in Hagley Park, 9.30pm.

Boxing's biggest baddy Fraser Hooper is clowning around with the gloves and giving everyone a giggle. Find him at the Scirt Stage at 1.50pm today, or tonight at 6.20pm on the L&P Stage.

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