63 days ago

Riccarton Rd roadworks to pause over Christmas

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Upgrades to the section of Riccarton Rd, which includes the busy shopping strip between Harakeke and Matipo streets, will be put on hold for six weeks from December 2.

The works are the second stage of an upgrade for Riccarton Rd. The first stage, at the Hagley Park end of the road, crippled businesses. Both stages will cost $18.4 million.

Stage two works started in January. A tree-planted median strip will be added between Clarence and Matipo streets, road markings will give buses priority over cars, water pipes which are nearly a century old will be replaced, and the deteriorating road will be resurfaced. Parking will be removed to allow for the new road layout.

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3 hours ago

Coronavirus

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

A coronavirus has spread from China across Asia, and has now reached the US. It is yet to reach New Zealand.

To read more, click here.

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For the Ministry of Health's advice on the outbreak, click here.

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10 hours ago

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7 days ago

Christchurch is New Zealand's second city, deal with it

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

There's an enduring belief that Wellington is our second-largest city. We must dispel that myth, reporter Charlie Mitchell says.
Do you think Christchurch should officially be named as New Zealand's second city or should Wellington retain its title?

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