Chch today: Hot day in store

20:46, Feb 20 2014
Chch airport fog
GROUNDED: An empty plane sits at Christchurch Airport, where heavy fog has delayed or cancelled many flights.

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


Christchurch is in for a hot day, with Metservice forecasting a high of 31 degrees Celsius. Morning fog will turn to fine weather, while northeasterly winds will become northwest, pushing the temperature up. 

Chch airport fog
CANCELLATIONS: The departures list at Chrischurch Airport makes unhappy reading for expectant travellers.

Tomorrow is also set to be hot, with a high of 28C forecast. The day is expected to be mainly fine, with southwesterlies and showers late in the day. 

The weekend ends a bit cooler, but still mainly fine. There is a chance of early and late showers on Sunday, while light winds will contribute to an expected high of 19C. 



New Brighton Pier
FRAMED: New Brighton Pier with a container ship in the distance.

A two-car crash in central Christchurch is not expected to cause delays, but motorists are advised to take care. 

The crash happened near the intersection of Moorhouse Ave and Durham St about 6.15am. No one was injured, a police spokesman said.


Cargo Bike lovers and keen spectators are welcome at the Cargo Bike Event on Saturday, February 22, based at RAD Bikes, corner Cashel and High streets. Sign in for race competition from 1pm, events from 2.30pm onwards with barbecue and prize giving later on. See

UK band The Hollies performs tonight at CBS Arena, 8-10.30pm, promising all their well-known classic hits and a great night out. See for tickets.


Q: When is the roading between Candys and Leadleys Road on the Christchurch-Akaroa Highway going to be fully sealed? After three years the continuously patched road and bumpy surface is unpleasant to drive over and must be causing suspension and wheel alignment damage to vehicles. Pauline Hayes

A: Work began on Thursday (13 February) reconstructing and resealing State Highway 75, from Glovers Road to Leadleys Road. The work is expected to take five weeks to complete during which time motorists are advised to expect delays. NZ Transport Agency

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