Chch today: Skate park upgrade to cost $3m

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 07:34 01/04/2014
Washington Way skate park
Dean Kozanic/Fairfax NZ

UPGRADE: Washington Way skate park has been scheduled for improvements since 2009 but earthquakes slowed the process.

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

WEATHER

Cloudy weather with afternoon fine spells, northeasterly winds and a high of 18 degrees Celsius is expected in Christchurch today.

Tomorrow and Thursday are expected to be slightly warmer, but also cloudy, while Friday will come with low cloud, light winds and a chance of drizzle, Metservice says.

Rain is forecast on Saturday, along with southerlies and a high of 17C. 

TRAFFIC

Christchurch police say no traffic issues have been reported in the city this morning.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Q: May I ask who is paying for the new skateboard complex being built in Washington Way Skate Park (corner Moorhouse Ave and Waltham Rd)? R Sterritt

A: Washington Way is Christchurch's biggest skate park. It has been scheduled for improvements since 2009 but earthquakes slowed the process. Improvements include extensions of the existing park to cater to all skill levels of skateboarders, BMX riders and skaters. Landscaping and car parking will be included. The upgrade will cost $3 million. ccc.govt.nz

WHAT'S ON

Human History senior curator at Canterbury Museum, Roger Fyfe, is giving a presentation on art and sculpture from the ancient empire of Benin (Nigeria and West Africa). At the museum, 10am.

There is a Madhatters Tea Party on today at the Pallet Pavilion from 1pm. Wear your crazy tea party costumes. Tickets $30 for a double, $20 for singles.

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