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

 


Council managing overnight rainfall

Council managing overnight rainfall

Christchurch City Council is continuing to manage flood issues across the city and Banks Peninsula following the latest rain-storm.

The rainfall has been heavier than forecasted, with almost 50 millimetres falling in the past 24 hours.

The Heathcote River has breached its banks in places. Please be advised there are road closures around the River.

In instances of surface flooding, drivers are asked to be considerate of properties adjacent to any surface flooding. The Council advises drivers to slow down when driving through flooded areas, as the wake your vehicle creates can send waves into neighbouring homes and businesses.

Geotechnical teams monitoring hillside areas
Geotechnical consultants are monitoring known risk areas. The Council is asking people in hillside areas to be vigilant, and keep an eye out for any telltale signs of land instability, including:

- New cracking to land, buildings, driveways or paths
- Existing cracks that get longer, wider or deeper
- Leaning or bulging of retaining walls
- Rockfalls

If you notice any changes, or have any concerns, please call the Council's Call Centre on 941 8999, or 0800 800 169.
If you believe there is a risk to life, call 111 and self-evacuate.

Road closures covered by temporary traffic management:
* Carrick Street
* Thornton Street
* Archer Street
* Harrison Street
* Whareoa Terrace (slip)
* Fitzgerald Avenue - Northbound left lane closed
* Owles Terrace - Pages Road - Collingwood Street
* Aylesford Street, Hills-Westminster
* Speight Street
* Flockton Street, Warrington Street-Westminister Street
* Fifield Terrace - St Martins Road to Beckford Road
* Richardson Terrace McKenzie-Opawa
* Clarendon Terrace - Sheldon-Opawa
* Aynsley Terrace - Garlands-Centaurus
* Smith Street
* Riverlaw Terrace - Armstrong Avenue - Tennyson Street
* Eastern Terrace - Birdwood Avenue to Waltham Road
* Waimea Terrace - Colombo Street - Birdwood Avenue
* Earnlea Terrace
* Hunter terrace - Colombo to Malcolm Avenue
* Deans Ave - Riccarton Road - Moorehouse Avenue
* Little River Road
* Martindales Road -
* Slater Street,
* Warrington Street, Hills-Barbadoes
* Squire Street
* Harrison Street
* Barbados Street- adjacent to Edward Avenue
* Edward Avenue - Barbados to Geraldine street
* Summit Road, Sign of the Kiwi to Gebbies Pass
* Brittan Terrace - Above the port is open to light vehicles only
* Western Valley Road - Little River to Port Levy
* State Highway 75/Hilltop Road - Cooptown to Barrys Bay

Extra care needs to be taken when driving on Cressy Terrace/Park Terrace, Lyttelton due to slips.

Road closure information is continually changing. For up-to-date traffic information throughout Christchurch city and Banks Peninsula, please visit the Transport for Christchurch website at www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz

Health and safety:
The Council's Land Drainage and Roading teams have traffic management plans in place and are assisting residents.

Flood-waters on roads and parks may be contaminated, so the Council advises residents to avoid the water where possible or make sure you wash your hands and remove and wash any clothing that gets wet.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.”

“Encouragingly, the economy appears to be adjusting to the monetary policy tightening that has taken place since the start of the year,” Wheeler said in a statement in Wellington. “It is prudent that there now be a period of assessment before interest rates adjust further towards a more-neutral level.” More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Non-Apology To Tania Billingsley

The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of excuses... Yesterday though, Key’s choice of words indicated that an apology was the last thing on his mind. More>>

ALSO:

Conventions: Winston Peters On The Nation

Winston Peters opens door to standing in East Coast Bays electorate, says it's an "exciting point" and he's thinking about it. "I’ve had a whole lot of people writing to me and calling up and saying ‘why don’t you have a go in East Coast Bays’." More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Tribunal: Report On The MV Rena

In its interim report, the Waitangi Tribunal has found that the Crown’s conduct in response to the grounding of the MV Rena on Otaiti (Astrolabe) reef breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza: Wellington Protest For Palestine Calls For End To Bombing

Around 300 people gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Wellington on Friday to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Failure To Prosecute The GCSB

So one hand of the state – the Independent Police Conduct Authority – has now washed the hands of its brother agencies, and declared that all hands are clean. Case closed. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news