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One week on from the terror attacks that claimed 50 lives, thousands of people have come together to mark the tragedy with silence and prayers.

People are being encouraged to make the most of free public transport as thousands are expected to converge on North Hagley Park for two community-led remembrance events this weekend.

As Christchurch reels from the tragedy a week ago, this weekend is an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, and a number of special events are being held in the city.

People can show their support for the victims and families affected by the attacks in the city in a variety of ways.

Christchurch City Council staff and volunteers are today carefully moving the floral tributes placed at the Deans Avenue cordon to outside the Masjid Al Noor Mosque ahead of the road being reopened.

A terror attack in Christchurch on Friday 15 March left 50 people dead and dozens seriously injured. Check here for the latest information on how the tragedy is impacting on the city.

A $1 million banking industry donation has boosted The Christchurch Foundation’s Our People, Our City Fund to support those families most affected by Friday’s terror attacks.

An official call to prayer will take place from 1pm Friday, 22 March, at Hagley Park, across from the Al Noor Masjid on Deans Avenue in Christchurch.

Two minutes of silence will be observed across the country at 1.32pm on Friday.

Books lovers can check out a mini Discovery Wall when they swamp the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre this Friday in search of a bargain at the annual Christchurch City Libraries sale.

Messages of love and compassion are part of a mounting floral tribute to the Muslim community and those who died in Friday’s terror attack.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has expressed her shock at the tragedy that has unfolded in Christchurch and offered the city’s full support to all the victims and their families.

Check here for the latest on what's happening in your city centre.

With daylight saving coming to an end, the hunt is on to find fun new ways to light up Christchurch’s city centre.

Summer may officially be over but there's still plenty on to keep you entertained over the weekend.

Christchurch City Council has given the go ahead for work to proceed on upgrading two blocks of Hereford Street.

People who are feeling unwell or think they may have been exposed to measles are being encouraged to stay away from public pools, libraries and playgrounds.

Find out what goes on at New Zealand's largest food and green waste processing plant at an upcoming open day.

Christchurch has reaped the benefits of Phil Collins’ pulling power, with his only South Island concert drawing nearly 15,000 out-of-town fans to the city.

Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, arranger and composer Billy Childs will headline the Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival when it returns to Christchurch later this year.

Residents are being asked for their views on possible roading changes in St Albans, Edgeware and Mairehau.

A $3.4 million Queen Elizabeth II Park refresh is poised to start if a Hearings Panel’s recommendations on the Park Draft Master Plan are adopted by the Christchurch City Council.

A new wetland featuring thousands of native trees and plants will boost biodiversity in Mairehau.

Sumner Road’s colourful history is captured in tandem exhibitions being staged this month at the Lyttelton Library and the Mataku Takotako: Sumner Centre.

A draft regeneration plan for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor has been sent to the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, the Hon Dr Megan Woods, for consideration.

Speed limits across the city are under review to keep Christchurch roads as safe as possible.

Consultation has begun on whether the Reserve Act classification on Kyle Park should be changed to allow new community facilities to be built on the site.

Mementoes of sporting facilities lost due to the earthquakes now have a new home at Christchurch’s Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub.

A report outlining the first steps towards the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square will be considered by Christchurch City Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee next week.

Christchurch is spearheading a search to find ways of using new aerospace technology to detect and monitor pollution.

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