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Tūranga has had nearly 550,000 visitors in the six months since it opened its doors, and is fast becoming a favourite attraction in the central city.

Skaters and interested locals are getting the chance to share their design ideas for a new Bays Area Skate and Scooter Park in Sumner.

Critically acclaimed Kiwi musician Bic Runga will become the first artist-in-residence in Christchurch's historic Arts Centre since the earthquakes.

If you're staying in Christchurch for the holiday weekend you might want to check out one of the following events.

New flexible road safety barriers that help stop head-on crashes and save lives are being installed on State Highway 74/QEII Drive between Innes Road and Burwood Road.

Find out what's open and what's not over the holiday weekend and on Anzac Day, and when to put out your wheelie bins.

Work is under way on the final phase of the $53 million Lyttelton Harbour Wastewater Project through Heathcote and Woolston.

Heavy traffic is expected around the Addington area later today as thousands make their way to the You Are Us – Aroha Nui benefit concert at Christchurch Stadium.

An evolving archive of Christchurch community images captures everyday life in an urban landscape for future generations.

Christchurch agencies are working closely together to ensure a seamless response for the victims’ families, the survivors and their families and the Muslim communities affected by the 15 March mosque shootings.

An art exhibition featuring costumed canines is proving popular with visitors to the Christchurch Art Gallery.

Christchurch City Council has landed a winning double at the Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) annual awards in Auckland.

Christchurch City Council is ramping up the routine assessments of its buildings to determine how many may include asbestos containing materials.

Christchurch City Council is providing lobby group Aotearoa Water Action (AWA) with a $50,000 grant towards the legal costs of its High Court action.

Christchurch’s picturesque Hagley Oval has been named the best pitch for international cricket in New Zealand.

Most baches at Taylors Mistake, Hobsons Bay and Boulder Bay will be able to stay after the Christchurch City Council accepted a Hearings Panel recommendation.

Temporary alcohol bans for rugby league fields, water supply issues, and fast-tracking changes to the District Plan are among items discussed at this week's Christchurch City Council meeting.

Two climate change groups have urged Christchurch City Council to take urgent action to reduce the city’s carbon emissions.

A century-old fruitcake and a forgotten watercolour painting are among the precious Antarctic artefacts that will be exhibited for the first time at the Canterbury Museum.

An innovative new building that captures Canterbury’s distinctive braided rivers landscape is set to emerge in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.

A 16-year-old student with a passion for the environment has organised a Christchurch conference and tree planting day for young people.

An analysis of public submissions suggests the majority of Akaroa ratepayers are willing to pay a targeted rate to help fund the new Akaroa Community Health Centre.

The process of removing the flowers, messages and other tributes left outside the Rolleston Avenue entrance to the Botanic Gardens will begin today.

People can fulfil their electric dreams by getting behind the wheel of some of the world’s leading battery electric vehicles for a test drive along central city streets this weekend.

The growing number of women cycling in Christchurch is an indicator the city is becoming more bike-friendly.

A senior United Nations human rights official is visiting Christchurch to learn first-hand how the city is responding to the mosque attacks.

A host of community-centred ideas have culminated in a major national award for the Christchurch City Council.

The rest of the flock may have gone to pastures new but four “legacy’’ sheep have returned to Christchurch’s city centre.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre will close temporarily next week while repairs are carried out in the building’s entry foyer.

A report on the options for protecting groundwater quality and quantity – including a water conservation order – will be considered by the Christchurch City Council on Thursday.

Christchurch City Council is meeting on Thursday, 11 April. The main items on the agenda for the public part of the meeting are:

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