Chch Today: Watering sports fields

Last updated 09:34 28/02/2014
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Welcome to a wrap-up of the weather and what's on in Christchurch today.

WEATHER
Rain is set to develop today when a southerly arrives, some showers could be heavy, with an expected high of 21 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow the cold southwesterlies should die away for a fine day with a high of 17C.

On Sunday, high clouds and northeast winds during the day should give a warm day with a high of 23C, but an evening southwest change will bring showers.

WHAT'S ON?

Ben Hurley, Rose Matafeo and Tom Furniss are performing tonight at the Comedy Club at The Foundry, 90 Ilam Rd. The comedy lineup will cost students $20 and plus- ones $30. R18 event, dashtickets.co.nz.

Tonight at 8.30pm the Pallet Pavilion hosts a screening of Oscar-nominated short documentary, Rabbit A La Berlin, the story of the fall of the Berlin Wall from a rabbit's perspective. Gold coin entry.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

QUESTION: Why is the city council reluctant to put water on the sports playing fields? - Phil Dale.

ANSWER: Most of the larger sports parks have irrigation installed. The watering cycle is determined by ground moisture sensor meters around the city and the programme is monitored daily by our contractor, City Care. Watering is undertaken at night between the hours of 12 - 4.30am, Mondays to Thursdays. This ensures the water has time to soak into the ground and not evaporate during the heat of the day. Watering is undertaken at a level just to hold the grass in a slow growth state. Additional watering simply encourages excessive growth, costing more in water charges and maintenance - Christchurch City Council.

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