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Christchurch’s Ferrier Fountain is nearly back in play almost 50 years after first taking the outdoor “stage”.

Fresh food that sparks up your summer or a fiesta of fireworks that lights up the park? A pitch perfect day at the cricket or the softball or an international hockey clash on new home turf?

People in St Albans, Edgeware and Mairehau will soon get a chance to give feedback on possible roading changes that are being recommended for their area.

A Stained Glass Pavilion is the last of three pop-up gardens to bring a splash of colour and nature to Cathedral Square.

A total fire ban is being put in place across the Christchurch City area, including Banks Peninsula, amid growing concern about the fire risk.

A pedestrian walkway near a central city hotel has been rejuvenated with a colourful mural featuring local landmarks and bold native flowers.

The e-scooters that have been buzzing around the streets and footpaths of Christchurch over the summer look likely to stay.

A minute’s silence has been observed at the start of today’s Christchurch City Council meeting in honour of former Councillor David Cox.

Consultation starts today on a proposal to make some safety improvements to the notoriously tricky intersection where Ilam, Middleton and Riccarton roads meet.

The eighth anniversary of the deadly quake that rocked Christchurch in February 2011, killing 185 people, will be marked with a civic memorial service.

One of the summer entertainment highlights takes centre stage in central Christchurch on Saturday night as Sparks fills North Hagley Park with sights and sounds.

A site blessing and sod-turning event has been held ahead of work starting on the Christchurch Hot Pools – a major regional recreation facility that will contribute to the regeneration of New Brighton.

Fire conditions in Canterbury remain extreme with firefighters battling multiple blazes across the region over the past week.

A proposed landscape plan for a popular park by the sea in Ferrymead has been released for public feedback.

Work is about to start on another section of the Heathcote Expressway – the major cycleway that will link the suburbs of Ferrymead, Opawa and Woolston with the central city.

Christchurch City Council is meeting at 9.30am on 14 February. The main items on the agenda for the public part of the meeting are:

Christchurch City Council staff are recommending that Lime Technology is granted a 12-month trading permit so it can continue operating its e-scooters in the city.

Whether you are an adrenalin junkie, a foodie or a movie buff there is something on this weekend to keep you entertained.

Christchurch ratepayers will face a lower rates increase this year than that forecast in the Long Term Plan 2018 to 2028.

The Lyttelton Tunnel will be closed for three nights in late February.

Residents in the Akaroa and bays area will be consulted about whether they are willing to help fund a $1.3 million grant for the new Akaroa Health Centre.

Live bands have been bringing some swing and an upbeat jazz vibe to New Regent St this summer with help from a fund aimed at livening up the city.

Waka tours will glide along the Avon River with the development of a new $3.5 million riverside cultural centre in central Christchurch.

People are being warned to avoid an area of the Ashley/Rakahuri River near the State Highway 1 Bridge because of a potentially toxic algal bloom.

Work on reinstating the critical road link between Sumner and Lyttelton is almost finished.

About 20,000 tonnes of sediment have been removed from the lower Ōpawāho/Heathcote River to help reduce the risk of flooding in the area.

Hockey’s best will battle it out this month on Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub’s new hockey turfs.

In a series of weekly updates, weather conditions and fire restrictions will be outlined for the region, from the Rakaia River in the south to the Conway River in the north.

With February traditionally the hottest month of the year, Christchurch City Council is reminding residents to keep doing their bit to save water so it can work to remove chlorine from the city’s water supply as soon as possible.

People heading to the popular Sparks concert in North Hagley Park on 16 February will be able to get a free bus ride home.

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