Chch today: Crash in the city blocks road

22:20, Jan 30 2014
South Brighton beach
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Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.


An collision at the intersection of Waltham Rd and Hastings St East is reportedly blocking part of the road.

Police were alerted shortly before 9am to a collision reportedly between a cement truck and a cherry picker.

There were no injuries, and the road would be cleared soon.

Governors Bay Rd has reopened to light vehicles this morning, after a truck carrying a digger rolled yesterday afternoon. It will remain closed to heavy vehicles while the road stability is assessed.



Today will stay mostly cloudy, but with a few fine breaks and northeasterlies for a high of 18 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow has an expected high of 21C, before a southerly change brings showers.

Showers should clear on Sunday morning, giving way to a mainly fine day with light winds and a high of 21C.


Q: Can you please tell me why you cannot turn into Ryans Rd from Russley Rd when heading towards Hornby? This section of road has been blocked off for many months even though everything was finished ages ago.

A: The road works on Russley Rd near the intersection with Ryans Rd cannot be completed as planned until the power pylons next to Russley Rd have been moved. Orion, as owners of the pylons, are in negotiations with the landowner that will allow the pylons to be moved farther away from Russley Rd. Until this is done, we cannot complete this work as it would not meet the required safety standard. NZ Transport Agency


TribalDiva Belly Dance Company is having an open night at the Pallet Pavilion for a glimpse into classes and hiring the group for events. Check them out, 7pm to 9pm tonight and have a chat. Bar and food vendors will be open. Free event.

Get out of the city and visit the Ohoka Farmers Market at the Ohoka Domain. From 9am to 12.30pm the domain will be packed with local food, garden plants, brunch and coffee. See

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