Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


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/

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Snell Sale Peters Out: Singlet Withdrawn From Sale

“We believe the item was offered for sale in good faith, but our inquiries have shown that the singlet is not the one worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.” More>>

ALSO:

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news