Trees in Christchurch's Botanic Gardens will be lit up year-round by the end of next month.
The Christchurch City Council is spending $900,000 on 119 lights to be placed in the Armstrong Lawn area adjacent to Rolleston Ave.
Some members of the public were concerned about the light pollution and the effect the lights would have on the ecosystem.
Council head of parks Andrew Rutledge said the lights had almost no UV spectrum, which reduced or eliminated insects' attraction to the light. The lights could also be dimmed and would not be on all night.
Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.
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Residents in an affluent Christchurch suburb are outraged at plans to build two high-density housing developments on already congested streets.
They fear the developments in Merivale Lane and Leinster Rd in Merivale will lead to the "touristification" of their neighbourhood, if snapped up by Airbnb-type operators.
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