Latest update 03 Apr 2018

Victoria Square market this weekend

A one-off artisan market will be held this weekend in Victoria Square to celebrate the reopening and recognise its history as a trading place.

Latest update 09 Mar 2018

Victoria Square restoration work complete

Australasia’s first illuminated electric fountain, the Bowker Fountain, is back to its colourful best with the restoration of Victoria Square now complete.

Latest update 28 Nov 2017

One block of Colombo Street temporarily one lane from next Wednesday

Colombo Street will temporarily be one-way, north-bound only, from Armagh Street to Kilmore Street from Wednesday 6 December 2017.

Latest update 19 Oct 2017

Rauora Park

Latest update 03 Aug 2017

Avonside Girls create Whāriki artworks

Avonside Girls' High School recently learnt about Nga whāriki manaaki, the mats of welcome along the Avon River. Students created their own artworks to express their school story.

Latest update 09 Jun 2017

Next section of Avon River Precinct works starting soon

Work on the next stage of Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct will begin on 12 June along the section of Oxford Terrace between Hereford and Worcester Streets.

Latest update 28 Apr 2017

Watch - Victoria Square restoration FAQs

Answers to some common questions about the Victoria Square restoration.

Latest update 06 Mar 2017

Next portion of riverside promenade construction starting mid-March

Work on the next stage of the central city riverside promenade will get underway mid-March between Antigua and Durham Streets as part of Te Papa Otakaro/Avon River Precinct.

Latest update 28 Feb 2017

Watch - Victoria Square restoration underway

More than 150,000 new pavers will be laid in the square and many of the old ones will be reused in The Commons on the corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets.

Latest update 08 Dec 2016

PGC Site Completed

Landscaping work is now complete on the former site of the Pyne Gould Corporation building, creating a new green public space in the North Frame.

Latest update 06 Dec 2016

Request for Proposal for North Frame Pedestrian Bridge underway

Ōtākaro Limited has issued a Request for Proposal to design the North Frame Pedestrian Bridge in Christchurch’s central city.

Latest update 01 Oct 2016

New Barbeque Area and Play Equipment for Margaret Mahy Family Playground

The new community barbeque area at the Margaret Mahy Family Playground will be ready for family use this weekend thanks to the generosity of ANZCO Foods.

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