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Flood protection work in Christchurch’s southwest has lessened the risk of properties near the Heathcote flooding and created a new wetland area and walking tracks for the public to enjoy.

The Global Settlement, which will provide clarity on outstanding matters from the Crown and Council’s 2013 Cost Sharing Agreement, will be finalised in August.

An extra 100 electric scooters are now available to rent in Christchurch as Beam joins Lime in offering e-scooters for hire.

Should Christchurch follow the proposed national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or should it be more ambitious?

If you are considering standing as a candidate at the local body elections in October, come along to one of the Christchurch City Council’s candidate information sessions.

A budget that focuses on delivering core services while keeping rate rises to lower than signalled in the Long Term Plan will be considered by Christchurch City Council next week.

Park rangers are zipping around some of the city’s regional parks on electric motorbikes as part of the Christchurch City Council’s push towards more environmentally friendly initiatives.

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This weekend you could enjoy a free family movie, visit the South Island's biggest art show, go to the theatre or take part in a community tree planting day. Which one will you pick?

Five local organisations have confirmed their commitment to a plan designed to help improve the ecological health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour.

Two refugee families will be welcomed to Christchurch on Friday as the city continues its proud tradition of offering a fresh start to families forced to flee their homeland.

Swing into the longest night of the year at a Solstice Swingathon in the central city or jump on your bike for a well-lit spin around Hagley Park.

Small blue fish are being used to help raise awareness in Christchurch that the water that runs down our stormwater drains impacts on the health of our streams and rivers.

A Hearings Panel has recommended that the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board approves a change to the reserve classification for part of Kyle Park, along with management plan amendments.

The awards are starting to stack up for Christchurch’s new central library, Tūranga.

A major painting by one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded artists has been gifted to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

Christchurch’s unsung green guardians of city parks are in the spotlight as National Volunteer Week celebrates their collective contribution to our community.

Public feedback opens today on a 100-year strategy for the future of the district’s water services and resources.

Warm up your weekend with a 1940s dance, music from Andrew Lloyd Webber, a trip to the circus, or a Matariki Whānau Fun Day.

Christchurch City Council will proceed with some initial transport projects to help manage the traffic changes likely to result from the opening of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC).

For the first time, mothers-to-be can “just add water” for a low-impact pregnancy workout at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre.

Christchurch City Council is pushing for new legislation so that councils that choose to can require all short-term accommodation providers, including Airbnb operators, to register with their local council.

A call for community feedback on two options for improving the safety of a busy Harewood intersection has led to about 1000 submissions being lodged with Christchurch City Council.

Escape the cold and step into the light at Christchurch Art Gallery's newest exhibition Wheriko - Brilliant!

A hepatitis C survivor who is determined to eradicate the disease in New Zealand is the latest “braveheart” to be honoured in a Christchurch campaign focused on inspirational people.

People with a love for the arts in Christchurch have just one week left to make a submission on the city’s draft arts strategy.

Early birds of all ages are flocking to Taiora QEII for fun, friendship and fitness.

Work is officially under way on Christchurch’s Metro Sports Facility (MSF), with Mayor Lianne Dalziel joining the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Dr Megan Woods, and the Minister for Sport, Grant Robertson, in turning the first sods today.

Christchurch City Council is meeting on Thursday, 13 June. The main items on the agenda for the public part of the meeting are:

Christchurch’s Hagley Oval will be the battle ground for three epic cricket clashes in the coming spring and summer as the Black Caps take on England, India and Australia.

What do you get when you throw together circus acts, a trans-Tasman rugby clash, The Wiggles and a pool party? A super busy, super fun weekend in Christchurch.

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