Christchurch Today: Valentine's Day

Last updated 09:04 14/02/2014
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Is Valentine's Day a big deal to you?

Yes, it's the highlight of the year.

I will celebrate with my partner, but it's not a big deal.

It might be if I had a partner.

I'm not too fussed.

No, I can't stand it.

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Find out what's happening in Christchurch. here's our wrap of the weather and what's on.

WHAT'S ON

Craft beer bar Volstead Trading Company is welcoming all those opposed to Valentine's Day with their Anti-Valentine's Day party this evening from 4pm-11pm. Grab a beer or a special cocktail and some Mexican food at 55 Riccarton Rd.

Mashina Lounge at Christchurch Casino is holding a Traffic Light Party tonight from 8pm. Glowsticks at the door to signal your intentions - single, it's complicated or taken. This is an R20 event, casino dress code applies.

WEATHER

The Met Service is forecasting morning showers but it should clear this afternoon for a high of 23 degrees Celsius with light winds.

The weekend is set to be sunny and fine with highs in the low 20s.

POLICE

Christchurch police have nothing to report this morning. A spokesman said it had been a "very quiet night".

He said there were no traffic issues around the city.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Question: Where will the Anzac Day dawn service be held this year? - Tony and Beth

Answer: This year's Anzac Day dawn service will be held at Cranmer Square by mutual agreement between the council and the Returned Services Association (RSA). The council is fully supportive of the RSA's request to hold the service there. - Christchurch City Council

* A story in The Press last month noted holding the service in Cathedral Square would require limiting crowd numbers. As this year marks 100 years since the beginning of World War I, the RSA is expecting large crowds and does not want to deter people paying their respects.

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