Anyone who is feeling distressed or overwhelmed by the aftershocks and needs extra help to cope with the situation can call the Canterbury Support Line on 0800 777 846 between 8am – 11pm seven days a week.
People who have already been issued with chemical toilets in the east of the city, and who are having problems with their wastewater should use their chemical toilets while the sewers are being cleared. If you need more chemicals phone the call centre (941 8999 / 0800 800 169 ) and we will get them delivered to your property.
If you don’t have a chemical toilet but you are having problems with flushing the toilet and waste water phone the call centre and a portable toilet will be delivered to you.
The majority of water main breaks that occurred on Friday, 23 December and Saturday, 24 December, have now been repaired. Water quality continues to be monitored. Repair crews are now responding to new water main breaks and leaks as they are reported. If you are having problems with your water, please phone the Call Centre: 941 8999 / 0800 800 1869 .
Many roads in the eastern suburbs are still affected by liquefaction material and temporary repairs.
Closed roads – Bower Avenue (Beach Road to Broadhaven Avenue), Atlantis Street, Waygreen Avenue, Wattle Drive (Travis Road to Sandy Avenue), St Davids Street, Gloucester Street (Montreal to Durham streets) and Fitzgerald Avenue restrictions close to Chester Street (east).
Council buildings and facilities
The following is an update on facilities:
Akaroa Museum - opened Monday, 26 December.
Central Art Gallery - all closed including Gallery Shop due to increased threat from Gallery Apartments.
Civic Offices (53 Hereford Street)
Civic Offices closed until assessments completed.
Redwood - open 10am Wednesday, 28 December.
Halswell - open 10am Wednesday, 28 December.
Mini Linwood (Smith Street) - open 9am Wednesday, 28 December.
Central Library (Peterborough St) - open 9am Thursday, 29 December.
Central South City - open 9am Wednesday, 28 December.
South Library - open 9am Wednesday, 28 December.
Papanui Library - open 9am Wednesday, 28 December.
Hornby Library - open 9am Wednesday, 28 December.
Shirley Library - open 1pm Wednesday, 28 December.
Lyttelton - open 9am Wednesday, 28 December.
Spreydon - open 9am Wednesday, 28 December.
Akaroa - open 9am Wednesday, 28 December.
New Brighton, Diamond Harbour and Parklands Libraries – on target to open Thursday, 29 December.
Spencer Park Camping Ground - opened Saturday, 24 December.
South Brighton Camping Ground – opened Saturday, 24 December.
Pools/Leisure Facilities returning to standard holiday hours - 7am to 8pm –
from the days indicated
Pioneer Centre - open Tuesday, 27 December.
Parklands Gym - open Tuesday, 27 December.
Jellie Park – pools open Tuesday, 27 December. Fitness Centre and studio open Wednesday, 28 December.
Graham Condon Recreation Centre – open Tuesday, 27 December.
Halswell open Wednesday, 28 December.
Templeton open Wednesday, 28 December.
Governor’s Bay open Wednesday, 28 December.
Belfast pool and park paddling pools on-target to open on Wednesday, 28 or Thursday, 29 December.
Housing complexes with previous earthquake issues have been visited and engineers are assessing specific units which are considered 'indicator' buildings.
Hei Hei Community Centre, Waimairi Community Centre, Abberley Park Hall, Harvard Lounge open.
All facilities at the Groynes and Bottle Lake Park are open.
Rapaki Track is closed.
Brighton Pier is open.
Wastewater Treatment Plant open.
Eastern, Styx and Parkhouse Transfer Stations open.
HSBC House in Worcester Street is able to be used.
The Council would like to remind residents that Level 3 water restrictions are still in place for Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour communities. Level 3 means:
- Unattended hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems are not permitted at any time. - No outdoor water use on Mondays.
- Even numbered properties (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8) - hand-held (e.g. hand-held hoses, watering cans) watering only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
- Odd numbered properties (e.g. 3, 5, 7, 9) - hand-held (e.g. hand-held hoses, watering cans) watering only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
- Car washing is permitted on your allocated day.
Wastewater and solid waste
The Christchurch Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bromley is functional.
Wastewater discharges to the lower reaches of the Avon River are now significantly reduced. There are some intermittent discharges in the location of Pages Road at peak flows or as a result of repair work on the network being undertaken.
Any customers without power can contact Orion on 0800 363 9898 . The power supply network in New Brighton and Bexley area remains fragile. Some power supply in the Bexley area is currently being provided by an emergency diesel generator.
The Christchurch City Council’s kerbside collection will go ahead as usual with collection days next week, i.e. if your normal collection is Monday or Tuesday then we will be collecting Monday and Tuesday (even though they are holidays).
Owners of commercial buildings are urged to engage a Chartered Professional (structural) Engineer to check their buildings before allowing people to occupy them.
Rock fall and cliff collapse were successfully contained by temporary protection measures installed prior to the events of Friday, 23 December. People are reminded to stay away from the Port Hills unless they live there, or need to be there.
To volunteer, or to ask for help with physical labour, go to http://www.facebook.com/StudentVolunteerArmy
Emergency Operation Centre status
The EOC is now closed, however, it will be reinstated in the event of another significant earthquake. The Christchurch City Council Call Centre (941 8999 / 0800 800 169 ) is operational over the public holidays.