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Royals to visit Christchurch on Monday

11 April 2014

Royals to visit Christchurch on Monday

Mayor Lianne Dalziel is looking forward to welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Christchurch on Monday. “This is a great opportunity to show the Royal Couple our incredible, ever-changing city”.

“I think it’s clear the Duke feels a real connection to Christchurch. He has paid tribute to the people of Christchurch many times. His visit so soon after the earthquake in March 2011 was a special one for Christchurch communities – he even made it out to Sumner then. We can welcome him back on Monday and show him and the Duchess some of the progress that has been made and talk about our plans for the future.”

The Mayor also noted that this is an excellent opportunity for the large international media contingent travelling with the Duke and Duchess to get an up-to-date picture of the city named by New York Times magazine as its number two city to visit (2014) and was also featured in Lonely Planet.

During the Christchurch leg of the tour the royal couple will be welcomed by Ngāi Tahu at the Civic Offices, walk through Latimer Square, open the new Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and then travel out to Wigram for lunch before flying off back to Wellington. For a full itinerary visit www.ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/SisterCities/RoyalTour2014.aspx

Important Information – Road Closures during the Royal Visit
There are some road closures associated with the Royal Visit. These are being kept to the shortest time possible, mindful of the impact this has on traffic and the public. The roads are closed for safety and security reasons, and because they enable the motorcade to exit the city as quickly as possible which in turn allows things to get back to normal faster.

The following road closures will be in place on Monday 14 April:

From 6am – 1pm
• Cashel Street [Manchester to Barbadoes]
• Hereford Street [Manchester to Barbadoes]
• Worcester Street [Manchester to Barbadoes]
• Gloucester Street [Manchester to Barbadoes]
• Liverpool Street
• Woolsack Lane
• Bedford Row

From 9am – 1pm
• Madras Street including Latimer Square [Lichfield to Gloucester]

From 10am – 11am
• Hereford Street [Montreal to Cambridge Terrace]
• Worcester Boulevard [Montreal to Cambridge Terrace]

For the travel advisory visit www.transportforchristchurch.govt.nz/royal-visit-what-you-need-to-know/

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