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Beggars reportedly stop Christchurch tram, abuse driver Welcome Aboard has called a meeting with council because of beggars on the tracks. The Press
Christchurch’s Sign of the Takahe stays closed as lease surrendered After a $2.8m repair, the historic venue remains closed. The Press
Hydro Grand Hotel demolition, in Timaru, will happen on Saturday Timaru’s 105-year-old Hydro Grand Hotel, classed as a danger to the public, will be demolished on Saturday. Timaru Herald
Nearly 2000 responses for Christchurch red zone plans, but ‘most important stage’ to come Ecological restoration, water facilities and eco-sanctuaries are proving the most popular ideas for Christchurch’s residential red zone. The Press
Memorial Avenue Gateway Bridge opening in Christchurch next week Traffic will be flowing over the Russley Rd bridge beneath Christchurch’s gateway arches next week, but the public will have a chance to see them up close before tyres hit the tarmac. The Press
Huge cost for fog technology at Timaru’s airport Timaru’s airport could potentially benefit from technology that allows planes to land in heavy fog, but that would require “significant investment” officials say. Timaru Herald
South Canterbury tourism leaders cautiously await tourism policies South Canterbury tourism leaders are cautiously optimistic about increased tourism funding with a new Government at the helm. Timaru Herald
Time to have your say on red zone From amphitheatres to zorbing, more than 5000 ideas have shaped the possible combinations of uses. The Press
Popular ‘green spine’ vision for Christchurch’s red zone ‘missing’ from options A popular vision of significantly restoring the ecology of the Christchurch red-zone alongside visitor attractions and recreation is “inexplicably missing” from the options put to the public, a community group says. The Press
Hotel told to repay staff by Christmas for underpaid leave The owners of a Christchurch hotel who underpaid staff for holidays and sick leave have been given a deadline to pay what it owes them. Stuff
April 2017
Lyttelton awaits cruise ship report, lodges reclamation consent Funding options for a Lyttelton cruise ship berth might soon be revealed. Stuff
Christchurch Airport considers multimillion-dollar runway extension Christchurch International Airport (CIAL) is considering a $12 million extension to one of its runways. The Press
March 2017
Singapore Airlines announces additional flights to and from Christchurch Singapore Airlines has announced it will increase its flights to and from Christchurch next summer. Stuff
TranzAlpine reopens after ‘tough year’ for KiwiRail Some of the best scenery in the South Island is back on display as passenger rail services between Christchurch and Greymouth resume. Stuff
Tourism peaks and troughs a challenge for disaster planning On tourism’s busiest day visitor in 2016 visitor numbers almost equalled the population of Christchurch. Stuff
First look at Christchurch Adventure Park damage after devastating fires Last month’s Port Hills fires have left significant damage at Christchurch Adventure Park, a walk-through of the multi-million dollar facility has revealed. 1 News Now
Midland Railway Line to reopen between Greymouth and Christchurch The Midland Railway Line between Christchurch and Greymouth will reopen earlier than expected. The Press
Christchurch cycleway blamed for businesses near closure A Christchurch dairy owner says his livelihood is under threat by a new cycleway. The Press[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]