Christchurch today: Delays on Curletts Rd

SARAH-JANE O'CONNOR
Last updated 07:46 29/01/2014
Sumner beach
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BALMY DAYS: A boy plays on Sumner beach in the warm weather.

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

WEATHER

Today will be fine with northeasterlies and a high of 25 degrees Celsius. 

Enjoy it while it lasts, because rain is expected tomorrow, with Christchurch set to reach a high of 20C before a southerly change brings rain.

Friday will remain mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle and northeast breezes for a high of 20C.

TRAFFIC

An collision between a truck and a ute might be holding up traffic on Curletts Rd this morning, but should be cleared soon.

The accident was called into police about 8.15am, but there were no injuries.

A cyclist escaped with only minor injuries after being hit by a rubbish truck in Riccarton this morning

The accident happened about 6.45am on the corner of Clyde Rd and Totara St.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: Are you able to tell me what is happening to the Brougham Village? I would have thought that with the lack of accommodation in the city, something would be done to that complex to rehouse people.

A: Brougham Village was closed due to significant structural damage resulting from the earthquakes. The council is currently working through the insurance settlement with EQC and our insurer. The feasibility to redevelop this site through our partnership programme is also being explored. Christchurch City Council

WHAT'S ON

Property developer Antony Gough will tonight give a lecture for Studio Christchurch at the CPIT DL Lecture Theatre, 6pm. Gough's presentation on the Terraces Project is one of a collection of presentations this summer from industry, city, design and architecture bodies involved in the rebuild.

Dust off the memories of board games and family nights and join Gap Filler at the Pallet Pavilion tonight. Community Games Night is always a real treat and harks back to a simpler time. Get down there for a 6pm start, finishing up around 9.30pm.

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