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City News - Jan 2019

News Update
January 2018

Happy New Year

This is a very quick update with a few things that are happening in the city over the coming weeks. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and getting geared up for what will be another full year of progress here in the central city.

CCBA Survey Winners

Thank you to all those members who took some time to complete the CCBA Satisfaction Survey before Christmas. As you were aware, those that completed the survey went into a prize draw to win either 2 x LUX Hoyts Cinema tickets or 2 x Standard Hoyts Cinema tickets. 

The lucky winners were:

Two Lux Hoyts Tickets Anne Kennet from Kennett Crafted Jewel

Two standard Hoyts Tickets Peter Morrison from The Classic Villas

Well done and I will drop those to you before the end of this week. 

Bread and Circus - World Buskers Festival 
STARTS TODAY - 10 January to 3 February 2019

After 25 successful years, the Christchurch (World) Buskers Festival has become an annual institution in the city - its a favourite milestone of Summer and this time around the series of events has been Pack yourself into a bar with hundreds of strangers, learn a song in 3 part harmony in 90 minutes, perform it twice, and if the publishing Gods are smiling: have it immortalised in video forever.and renamed as Bread and Circus.

This event should bring thousands of people into the city starting today so check out the full programme here

South Island Lantern Festival, 22-24 February 2019 

The South Island Lantern Festival is returning to the heart of the city on the weekend of 22-24 February 2019, from 5:30pm to 10pm daily.

They are excited to bring the festival back into the central city again, following its return in 2018 for the first time since the earthquakes. This year it will run over three evenings and will follow the City Promenade (Ōtākaro Avon River) from the Bridge of Remembrance through to Victoria Square.  

The festival will bring up to fifty thousand people into the central city over the three days and requires some road closures to ensure the safety and enjoyment of such a large crowd. Detours to minimise delays will be installed, sign posted and actively managed to ensure the safety of the community attending the event and road users.   

They are encouraging you to explore ways your business can get involved and make this a fantastic event for our city, residents and visitors. They be encouraging people to come into the city early and take their time to visit the shops, hospitality hotspots and all the new developments underway. 

IMPORTANT - Road Closures
22-24 February 2019 - From 3:00pm until 11:00pm daily

Cashel Street
between #79 Cashel Street and Oxford Terrace
Oxford Terrace
between Cashel Street/Hereford Street and Hereford Street/Armagh Street
Worcester Boulevard
between #78 Worcester Blvd and Cambridge Terrace
Gloucester Street
between Durham Street North and Oxford Terrace
Armagh Street
between Durham Street North and Colombo Street
22-24 February 2019 - From 5:00pm until 11:00pm daily

Colombo Street
between Kilmore Street and Armagh Street
Hereford Street
between #85 Hereford Street and Cambridge Terrace

Further community information will be provided closer to the event, via newspapers and the following websites:
More Progress in the City

So what is opening this year?

The Riverside Farmers Market is set to dominate the intersection of Cashel Mall and Oxford Tce, a bookend of the retail precinct. The $80 million development by the Peebles Group and development partners Mike Percasky and Kris Inglis is set to open some time June / July this year

Property Development company Box 112 have two new projects expecting to get over the line in 2019. 

The Yard is to open this month on Mollett Lane, between Colombo and Durham streets. The new building is a boutique eatery with a fully-leased multi-office space upstairs "in the heart of the south frame".
The Welder on Welles St, is set to open mid-year. The development sits inside six repurposed and renovated industrial buildings and will include a range of hospitality, health and wellbeing and food retail. 

The building will reopen in stages from February, expected to be fully functional in August. The first stage is the Town Hall and the second stage will be the purpose built CSO building. The Town Hall main auditorium is one of the TOP 10 auditoriums in the world for its sound. 

Christchurch's central city Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school will open in April, at the corner of Colombo and St Asaph streets. This will bring many students and parents back into the city on a daily basis.