Chch today: No plan to extend New Regent St

19:53, Feb 19 2014
Sumner beach
WHAT A SCORCHER: Sumner was the place to be on Tuesday for the hottest day of the summer so far at 33 degrees Celsius.

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


Christchurch can expect a cloudy morning and evening, but a sunny afternoon will bring a high of 25 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow is set to be another scorcher with a high of 29C forecast along with long fine spells and northeasterlies. 

The weekend is also expected to be mainly fine, with a high of 27C forecast on Saturday.

Light winds and a chance of early and late showers on Sunday will bring a high of 20C to round out the weekend. 



Christchurch police have reported no traffic incidents in the city this morning.

Heavy fog is affecting flights going in and out of Wellington this morning. 

The fog was expected to clear about mid-morning, but two flights into the capital had been cancelled this morning and several others had been delayed, including at least one flight travelling to Christchurch.


Q: Are there any plans to extend New Regent St through to the Avon River now that there are no longer any buildings in the way? I believe that the original developers of the street in the 1930s had plans to do this. Leslie William Dew

A: There has been discussion involving the Christchurch Central Development Unit and landowners about the potential for access to the river from New Regent St. However, there are no plans in place. Cera


The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival opens tonight at Hoyts Northlands at 6.30pm, with Chinese Puzzle - a story about a man living in Chinatown, New York, starring Audrey Tatou. Adults $16.50, concession tickets available. The festival runs until Sunday, March 2.

Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet, is speaking tonight at the Canterbury Horticultural Society Centre about where our food comes from and how it affects us. Tickets $18 at the door, 7.30pm.

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