Christchurch today: Ocean pipeline still in action

SARAH-JANE O'CONNOR
Last updated 07:46 28/01/2014
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CITY SCAPE: Christchurch is slowly getting a little bit brighter.

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

WEATHER

Fine weather will continue for another couple of days. Northeast breezes will develop today for a high of 22 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow will remain fine and warm, with northeasterlies and an expected high of 25C.

Thursday has an expected high of 22C, but a southerly change will bring showers, some of which could be heavy.

TRAFFIC

Police have not reported any traffic issues in Christchurch this morning.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: What did the earthquakes do to the wastewater ocean pipeline and is it in operation now or not?

A: The ocean outfall has not suffered any damage from the Canterbury earthquakes despite the December 23 quake being relatively close to the pipeline alignment. Dive inspections, sonar surveys and performance testing have been conducted that show the pipe is still on its original alignment and performing in a very similar manner to when it was commissioned. Christchurch City Council

WHAT'S ON

Ministry of Awesome's Coffee and Jam today will see Owen Flanagan pitch Acorn Robotics and Dave Jessep from DJCA talk about strategy and goal-setting. This event comes with free coffee, bread and jam and a chance to hear from Christchurch's ambitious entrepreneurs, 12.30pm-1.30pm at Epic, cnr Manchester and Tuam.

ArtBox Gallery today celebrates the opening of The Social's collective projects, Box Social. The pop-up exhibition looks at what The Social has been up to in the last year and looks to the future. Check out the opening tonight, 5.20pm, cnr Madras and St Asaph St.

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