A Christchurch community board has sided with 834 residents who are calling for traffic lights to be installed at the Harewood, Breens and Gardiners roads intersection.
The Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board unanimously decided on Saturday to recommend lights be installed, despite council staff opposing the idea.
Council staff asked the board not to favour traffic lights because an independent safety review said lights were likely to increase the chance of a serious or fatal crash. Staff recommended changes to the configuration of the intersection, but this was not favoured by the board.
A final decision will be made by the council, following a recommendation from the infrastructure, transport and environment committee.
Four fire crews are battling a "well involved" fire at Russley School.
The cause of the fire was unknown at this stage and a fire command unit had been sent to the scene shortly after 7.30am.
Students have been asked to stay away until further notice. Make sure you keep up to date here.
Around 45 tonnes of soft plastics end up at Christchurch's EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled.
Please put your soft plastics in the red bin. Soft plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched or bend in your hand like plastic bags, cling film, courier bags, bubble wrap and cellophane.
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