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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.


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.


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Take the early lead and register your dog with the Christchurch City Council.


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 Christchurch connection is the cornerstone of the city’s new-look Arts Festival.


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


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.

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.

Hundreds of soft toys left at the Rolleston Avenue tribute wall and outside Masjid Al Noor in the wake of the mosque shootings have been given to young Muslim children in Christchurch as part of Eid celebrations.

Two painted sections of the Berlin Wall could be installed in central Christchurch later this year in time to mark the 30th anniversary of the original wall coming down.

An inventive and innovative Christchurch Art Gallery activity book that aims to influence and inspire youngsters is a finalist for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

A resource consent that aims to future-proof Christchurch's stormwater network while also improving water quality in certain rivers has been granted by independent commissioners appointed by Environment Canterbury.

A change is going to be made to the all-day parking rate at the Lichfield Street parking building to free up more parking spaces for central city shoppers.

An Opawa community centre is celebrating returning to its heritage home after an extensive restoration.

For 20 years, John Kuipers has been a regular at Pioneer Pool, swimming against the retirement tide to stay fit and active as he floats into his 80s.

People are being asked to share their views on a proposed Speed Management Plan to improve safety on roads in Marshland, Spencerville and Kainga.

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