Chch today: Underpass start date touted

01:32, Feb 24 2014
New Brighton beach
OCEAN VIEWS: A moody New Brighton beach.

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


A brisk start to the day in Christchurch will give way to a high of 25 degrees Celsius.

MetService is forecasting a mostly sunny day and north-easterly winds.

A low of 11 degrees is expected overnight, with a southerly descending on the city.

Tomorrow will bring cloud, patches of drizzle, easterlies and high of just 16 degrees.


Two year nine students were injured in an incident involving a car outside Burnside High School this morning.

A St John spokeswoman said they were transferred to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries.

No other traffic issues have been reported.



Q: I was led to believe that a pedestrian/cyclist underpass of Johns Rd at the end of Harewood Rd was planned to allow those of us not driving cars to avoid risking life and limb on the motorway. I see no trace of it. What is going on? Philippa Lane

A: The pedestrian/cyclist underpass at the Johns Rd/ Russley Rd/Harewood Rd roundabout will be built as part of the Harewood Rd to Avonhead Rd section of the upgrade and four-laning of the Western Corridor. This stage of work is currently going through the consenting process, with construction not expected to begin until September this year at the earliest. See NZ Transport Agency


The Japanese Film Festival starts tonight at 6.30pm with a screening of The Adventures of a Fugitive Ninja (R16). Tickets are available at the door only, free admission, Cinema 3 at Hoyts Northlands. Ph 03 366 5680 for details.

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