Chch Today: Waimairi Walkway access next year

Last updated 07:51 30/01/2014
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Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.

WEATHER

Today will remain mostly cloudy, with a southerly developing this morning and a high of 21 degrees Celsius.

Expect drizzle tomorrow morning and evening, with northeast breezes and a high of 20C.

The weekend looks like it could be damp. Rain is expected Saturday morning and evening, with a southerly change later in the day and a high of 21C. Mornings showers on Sunday should give way to fine breaks with a high of 22C.

TRAFFIC

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

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: When are the trees across the Waimairi Walkway (bordering the Waimairi Stream from Darroch St to the picnic area at the dog park entrance) going to be removed and the track reopened?

A: The closed section of track is on private property and the council does not have a formal access agreement with the owner. Clearing the damage from last spring's storms is a major undertaking and there is no funding allocated within this financial year's budget for this work. Council is investigating alternatives to re-establish access, improve the quality of the track, reduce maintenance costs and secure long-term access. Council staff are working towards reinstating access for next summer. Christchurch City Council

WHAT'S ON

Pallet Pavilion is hosting Throwback Thursday with DJ Maestro B tonight from 6.30pm. This event promises music from any decade except this one, paired with drinks specials. Check them out, corner Durham and Kilmore streets.

The Tin Palace in Lyttelton is putting on a sonic snapshot experience called Play It using loaned records. This is an interactive experience for gallery visitors. Free event, today 11am-3pm.

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