NEWSLINE Christchurch News & Events

Don't let the recent wet weather stop you making the most of your weekend.

Despite recent rain many Council sports grounds are open for play this weekend so don't count on sleeping in.

Community input is being called for as plans for a new Governors Bay jetty reach the design stage.

A draft Regeneration Plan which provides for a pocket of undeveloped land in Papanui/St Albans to be re-zoned for housing will be submitted by Christchurch City Council to Regenerate Christchurch.

Plans for a new Woolston Community Facility will include a nod to the distinctive brick of the former Woolston Community Library that once occupied the site.

The hunt is on to uncover the original colours of Addington’s historic water tower.

Safety improvements are planned for QEII Drive from Innes Rd to Burwood Rd.

Council staff do not expect rain forecast for Thursday and Friday to result in homes flooding in areas affected by last weekend's damaging storm.

The State of Emergency in Christchurch has been lifted, as the clean up from the floods continues. Get the latest information here.

Christchurch has been announced as the host of next year’s Local Government New Zealand Conference.

More than 100,000 artefacts have been dug up around Christchurch since the 2011 earthquakes creating an internationally significant collection.

An organic weed killer being used by the Christchurch City Council is proving effective, as Council moves to significantly reduce its use of the potentially dangerous weed killer glyphosate.

Thirteen properties could be bought by the Council under a plan to address flooding problems in the Aranui and Bexley areas.