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RSA seeking resource consent to move Citizens' War Memorial

The Christchurch Memorial Returned and Services Association (RSA) intends to apply for resource consent so it can move the Citizens’ War Memorial to Cranmer Square.

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Minister approves red zone regeneration plan

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods has approved an intergenerational plan for regenerating the red zone land along the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

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Final push on Sumner Village work

The final push is onto complete the upgrade of Sumner Village.

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What's on in Christchurch this weekend

The city is on song for SingFest, TEDx, fine films, grand games, top dogs and classy cats.

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News in brief from the 22 August Council meeting

Christchurch City Council has signalled it wants to fast-track work on improving the warmth and dryness of its social housing stock and has asked staff to investigate options for borrowing the money required for the work.

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More shoppers needed in Christchurch's exciting new city centre

Getting shoppers into Christchurch’s city centre to experience some of the newest retail on offer in New Zealand will require a major marketing effort by Central City retailers.

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Christchurch’s Redwood Library closed for further repairs

Redwood Library will remain closed in order to carry out more repairs.

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Hot pools named He Puna Taimoana

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tūāhuririri and Matapopore have gifted a special name – He Puna Taimoana – to the hot pools under development in New Brighton.

A report outlining options for fast-tracking upgrades to some of the city’s older social housing units will be considered by Christchurch City Council tomorrow.

Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) has notched up another record year.

Works by more than 20 Māori moving image artists are going on display at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

Cruise ships berthing in Akaroa will contribute more this summer towards the costs of maintaining the area’s public amenities.

About 45 tonnes of soft plastics are ending up at Christchurch’s EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled.

The Mayoralty and all 16 Christchurch City Council seats will be contested in October’s local body elections.

Christchurch City Council’s response to a proposal to allow permanent lights being installed at Hagley Oval will be considered next week.

Christchurch City Council is meeting on Thursday, 22 August. The main items on the agenda for the public part of the meeting are:

A report setting out options for responding to the earthquake legacy issues along the Southshore and South New Brighton estuary edge will be considered by Christchurch City Council next week.

A Hearings Panel will recommend Christchurch City Council proceed with an extension of the city’s tram route and an upgrade of the two blocks of High Street between Cashel and Tuam streets.

Get ready to stride into spring by booking a spot for The Breeze Walking Festival.

A 10-year $40 million project to prevent major flooding from the Waimakariri River will be completed this month, under budget and ahead of schedule.

Diamond Harbour Library will be open six days a week from Monday, 26 August.

Work on the second stage of the Heathcote Expressway cycleway has finished a month ahead of schedule, impressing local businesses.

Inspired by a cathedral spire, a multi-coloured interactive lighting display is brightening up Christchurch’s Cathedral Square.

Hundreds of messages and mementoes left as tributes following the 15 March mosque attacks will be displayed at Christchurch Art Gallery on the six-month anniversary of the tragedy.

A report on options for improving safety at a busy Bishopdale intersection is advising against installing traffic lights.

People considering putting their names forward as candidates in Christchurch’s local body elections have until midday Friday to get their nominations in.

A colourful message of unity by an aspiring 11-year-old artist will take centre stage in the city.

Local students are turning concern about climate change into positive action with a plan to plant more than 500 native trees.

Public submissions on a proposal to revitalise High Street from Cashel to St Asaph streets, and extend the tram, will be considered by a Hearings Panel on Thursday.

Christchurch City Council has endorsed a Global Settlement with the Crown.

A Christchurch Art Gallery book that aims to inspire creativity and curiosity in young minds has won top honours at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Peak hour bus lanes will be installed along Lincoln Road and Moorhouse Avenue to make journey times shorter and more reliable for public transport users.

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