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If you want to chill out this weekend, enjoy some chuckles, or beat the heat with a splash in a pool check out these fun events that are on in and around Christchurch.

A series of drop-in sessions to provide Riccarton Road residents and businesses with information about the planned road works in the area will begin next week.

Hundreds of people are expected to soak up the SummerTimes sounds of Deep South Lazy Sundays in Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens over the next month.

A British duo with royal pedigree have been called into add some spit and polish to Christchurch’s city centre.

A fund aimed at encouraging innovation is helping finance a food rescue service in Christchurch, a tool library in Lyttelton, and a pest control initiative in Little River.

Bulky but beautiful kererū are enjoying a fruit smorgasbord at the Botanic Gardens and their population looks set to boom as a result.

With the clock ticking on the Council’s self-imposed deadline to end temporary chlorination of the water supply within 12 months, Water Supply Improvement Programme Manager Helen Beaumont provides an update on how the work is tracking.

People and animals, particularly dogs, are being warned to avoid the area of the Waimakariri River near State Highway 1 and Main North Road bridges because of a potentially toxic algal bloom.

Bread & Circus has rolled into Christchurch for a jam-packed month of amazing acts.

A new study is putting the spotlight on insects living in Christchurch’s red zone.

With SummerTimes and Bread & Circus, the World Buskers Festival, both in full swing there is no shortage of entertainment on offer in Christchurch this weekend.

Hot Brown Honey has delivered a scorching and sassy performance featuring a compelling rap and powerful moves during a Buskers Festival Bread & Circus sampler.

Murals on the walls of a boxing gym have sparked a community movement targeting graffiti in Aranui.

A new interactive water pad is making a big splash with families at Jellie Park.

A new journey of discovery has unravelled the science behind an incredible feat of celestial navigation by Akaroa-born Antarctic explorer Frank Worsley.

The rain gauges at Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens have confirmed that 2018 was one of the wettest years in the city’s history.

The hard work of Park Rangers who have helped regenerate native bush after the Port Hills fires has been recognised with a community award.

Time is running out to have your say on the future of 45 privately owned baches on public land at Taylors Mistake, Hobsons Bay and Boulder Bay.

A record 802,595 people visited Canterbury Museum and Quake City, its special exhibition telling stories from the Canterbury earthquakes, last year.

The roar of a chainsaw and drone of a leaf blower could soon be a thing of the past as Christchurch City Council Park Rangers make the switch to battery electric power tools.

One hundred and fifty affordable homes will be built on a prime Madras Street site under an innovative and environmentally-friendly development proposal approved by Ōtākaro Limited.

Over-indulged on Christmas mince pies and festive treats? Need to burn off some calories but don’t want to sweat under the hot summer sun?

Park up the car and unpack the chilly bin as you discover the best places to spread your picnic rug this summer.

Say goodbye to 2018 with a gig in North Hagley Park featuring Kiwi rock legend Jordan Luck.

Playful pool noodles and a place to rest and heal have sprouted in the Square.

Contractors are set to dig in at the Riccarton Community Centre site, with a sod-turning ceremony for the new $4.5 million facility taking place today.

It may have been a wet start to the summer but the need to conserve water remains.

Christchurch City Council has confirmed Christchurch Town Hall will reopen in stages from the end of February.

The planning obstacles preventing the expansion of the sporting facilities at the Christchurch Football Centre in Yaldhurst have been removed.

Christchurch City Council has upgraded 38 of 140 well heads to date, meaning 25 per cent of the city's drinking water is currently chlorine free.

On a hot summer afternoon when the kids are getting cranky, a local park with a paddling pool is the perfect place to cool down.

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