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Updated on 19 March 2019.

Christchurch unites in grief: What you need to know

A terror attack in Christchurch on Friday has left 50 people dead and dozens seriously injured. Here's the latest you need to know about how this is affecting the city.

A total fire ban is in place across Christchurch and Banks Peninsula

The ban prohibits any outdoor fires being lit in both rural and urban areas and came into force from 12 February 2019.

Level 3 water restrictions are now in place across Christchurch

If we reduce demand for water, we can take more wells out of service and do the work needed to bring them up to a secure standard so they no longer need chlorine treatment.