Chch Today: Repairs on 185 memorial chairs

02:11, Feb 07 2014
185 memorial chairs
MEMORIAL: The 185 chairs represent victims of the February, 2011.

Volunteers are invited to join a working bee to revitalise the 185 chairs memorialising the lives lost in the February 2011 earthquake.

The working bee is on tomorrow* at the site of the memorial chairs on the corner of Madras and Cashel Sts, near the Transitional Cathedral.

Below is a wrap of other happenings in Christchurch today.

Dallington Bridge broken
QUAKE DAMAGED: Repairs are underway on the bridge at the corner of Gayhurst Rd and Gloucester St.


Christchurch can expect fine weather today, with high cloud increasing and a chance of rain tonight. A high of 19 degrees Celsius has been forecast by Metservice.

Rain is forecast at times throughout the weekend, with highs of 21C on Saturday and 20C on Sunday likely.


The start of the next working week will come with cloudy periods, patchy drizzle and dying southerlies for a high of 23C. 


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


Q: When the Dallington Bridge is repaired, will the Orbiter return to this area and will access to Gayhurst Rd and Gloucester St be closed? Cath Smith

Scirt: Gayhurst Rd (Dallington) bridge is scheduled for repair later this year but the exact nature of the traffic management has not yet been finalised.

Environment Canterbury: We have not yet finalised a plan for the Orbiter route from The Palms through to Eastgate. Any decision will be dependent on public consultation on proposed changes to the east/west services during 2014.

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Tomorrow*, a working bee will begin at 9am in Madras St to repair and revitalise the 185 chairs memorialising the lives lost in the February 2011 earthquake. It is hoped the work can be completed in time for the third anniversary on February 22. Any help would be appreciated.

The Lyttelton Tea Party starts tonight at 6pm at The Grassy, 26 Oxford St. Ahoribuzz joins a group of bands playing at bars in Lyttelton on one night. This event is R18, buy tickets at

* An earlier version of this story said the working bee was today, Friday. This was incorrect. The Press apologises for the error and any inconvenience caused to volunteers and organisers.

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