Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Public Information Update: 12/3/11 - Time Capsules Opened


Click for big version

Mayor Bob Parker and Anthony Wright, Canterbury Museum Director, open the sealed tin box time capsule. [More below. More images at Twitpic / the4avenues]

Public Information Update: 1700hrs Tuesday 12 April 2011

Water Chlorination

Water chlorination continues across the city, including Lyttelton to safeguard drinking water. Chlorine has been introduced on pump stations feeding the east side of the city to provide extra protection to the public water supply given the extensive damage that occurred to both the water supply and wastewater pipe networks after the February 22 earthquake.

Chlorine is a highly effective disinfectant and helps kill harmful bacteria that could potentially exist in the water or in the water supply pipes given the damage to the underground pipe network.

To reduce the smell and taste of chlorine in drinking water, boil chlorinated water or store it an open vessel in the refrigerator.

Water chlorination will continue until further notice. Extensive work is underway in designing and starting construction of new water mains and sewer pressure mains to reduce the risks to the public water supply. Once this work is completed, chlorine will be removed from the water supply.

Community briefings start this weekend

Round three Community Briefings will be held Saturday 16, Sunday 17 and Monday 18 April 2011.

Briefings will provide an update essential services and other important information about personal and community welfare as well as a general city-wide update and information about the areas surrounding each meeting location.

Briefings will be held at South New Brighton, Parklands, Shirley, Bromley, Sumner, Lyttelton, Woolston and Sydenham.

More details.

Time Capsule revealed

The two sealed time capsules were opened today by Mayor Bob Parker at the Canterbury Museum and the contents of both were revealed.

Contents inside the copper tube found under the Godley Statue include

• a series of newspapers dated 1933

• documents relating to the move of the Godley Statue

• a small metal disk promoting a local plumber of the day.

• Contents inside the tin box found in the old Civic Building include:

• various newspapers of the time, including The Sun, The Star, The Press and The Lyttelton Times.

• a book about Christchurch 1922 -1923

• a letter which gives details of the Council at the time (1922)

• photos, including panoramic shots of city

Council documents including annual plan, balance sheets and statements.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river.

“Despite an explicit assurance from Minister Smith that the new water standards would provide for human and ecosystem health, he has failed to deliver on either of these things,” says Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Immigration: Clampdown On Rogue Employers Good First Step

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More>>

ALSO:

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington (Over A Decade)

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:


Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news