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Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.
Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.
In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.
To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.
Hey Christchurch East,
Residents on the east of the city have noticed more chlorine in their drinking water of late, saying the taste and smell has been much worse than usual.
Prestons subdivision resident Paula Ward said she noticed strong smells and taste of chlorine in her water about two weeks ago. It was "stifling", she said.
Parklands resident Roger Smith said he and his wife both noticed a stronger taste and particular smell of chlorine in their domestic water over the past week.
Christchurch City Council was doing maintenance work at the pump station in Marshland, acting head of three waters and waste Adam Twose said.
This meant the water people received would come from pump stations that were being chlorinated, he said.
"If you live in or around Marshland, you may be able to taste or smell chlorine in your water – this is normal and safe."
The work is expected to be done by the end of October 2020.
In this week’s issue we say avocados are the fruit we all long to grow. It’s time to plant salad greens in containers, inspire junior gardeners, turn lawns into new garden beds and repot and feed hippeastrums.
We list 10 trees to plant to attract birds to your garden for shelter and a year-round food supply. Plus go in the draw for fertiliser and soil enhancer from Fodda and there’s another chance to win Mr Fothergill’s ultimate garden pack.
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