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People planning to attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Cranmer Square are being encouraged to allow extra time to get there because of the heightened security surrounding this year’s commemorations.

A new ticketing system for the carpark at Taiora QEII Recreation and Sport Centre will not mean any extra charges for pool or gym users.

With local body elections only six months away, people in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula are being encouraged to consider becoming a candidate and to make sure they are registered to vote.

Christchurch nature lovers will soon take part in an international challenge to record the most observations of local wildlife.

Skaters and interested locals are getting the chance to share their design ideas for a new Bays Area Skate and Scooter Park in Sumner.

Critically acclaimed Kiwi musician Bic Runga will become the first artist-in-residence in Christchurch's historic Arts Centre since the earthquakes.

Find out what's open and what's not over the holiday weekend and on Anzac Day, and when to put out your wheelie bins.

If you're staying in Christchurch for the holiday weekend you might want to check out one of the following events.

New flexible road safety barriers that help stop head-on crashes and save lives are being installed on State Highway 74/QEII Drive between Innes Road and Burwood Road.

Tūranga has had nearly 550,000 visitors in the six months since it opened its doors, and is fast becoming a favourite attraction in the central city.

Heavy traffic is expected around the Addington area later today as thousands make their way to the You Are Us – Aroha Nui benefit concert at Christchurch Stadium.

An evolving archive of Christchurch community images captures everyday life in an urban landscape for future generations.

Work is under way on the final phase of the $53 million Lyttelton Harbour Wastewater Project through Heathcote and Woolston.

Christchurch agencies are working closely together to ensure a seamless response for the victims’ families, the survivors and their families and the Muslim communities affected by the 15 March mosque shootings.

An art exhibition featuring costumed canines is proving popular with visitors to the Christchurch Art Gallery.

Christchurch City Council has landed a winning double at the Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) annual awards in Auckland.

Christchurch City Council is ramping up the routine assessments of its buildings to determine how many may include asbestos containing materials.

Christchurch City Council is providing lobby group Aotearoa Water Action (AWA) with a $50,000 grant towards the legal costs of its High Court action.

Christchurch’s picturesque Hagley Oval has been named the best pitch for international cricket in New Zealand.

Most baches at Taylors Mistake, Hobsons Bay and Boulder Bay will be able to stay after the Christchurch City Council accepted a Hearings Panel recommendation.

Temporary alcohol bans for rugby league fields, water supply issues, and fast-tracking changes to the District Plan are among items discussed at this week's Christchurch City Council meeting.

Two climate change groups have urged Christchurch City Council to take urgent action to reduce the city’s carbon emissions.

A century-old fruitcake and a forgotten watercolour painting are among the precious Antarctic artefacts that will be exhibited for the first time at the Canterbury Museum.

An innovative new building that captures Canterbury’s distinctive braided rivers landscape is set to emerge in Christchurch's Cathedral Square.

A 16-year-old student with a passion for the environment has organised a Christchurch conference and tree planting day for young people.

An analysis of public submissions suggests the majority of Akaroa ratepayers are willing to pay a targeted rate to help fund the new Akaroa Community Health Centre.

The process of removing the flowers, messages and other tributes left outside the Rolleston Avenue entrance to the Botanic Gardens will begin today.

People can fulfil their electric dreams by getting behind the wheel of some of the world’s leading battery electric vehicles for a test drive along central city streets this weekend.

The growing number of women cycling in Christchurch is an indicator the city is becoming more bike-friendly.

A senior United Nations human rights official is visiting Christchurch to learn first-hand how the city is responding to the mosque attacks.

A host of community-centred ideas have culminated in a major national award for the Christchurch City Council.

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