A major project to improve Christchurch’s quake-damaged roads will be fast-tracked after city councillors were left fuming by news that repairs might not start for at least 12 months.
The Government handed $40 million to the council just before the coronavirus lockdown in March to revamp scores of the city’s worst streets and overhaul accident blackspots.
But councillors were left scratching their heads on Thursday when transport bosses told them work is unlikely to start for at least a year because more planning and consultation is needed. Continue reading here.
Luxury cat breeders say Covid-19 has pushed demand for high-priced kittens to unprecedented levels.
The Maine Coon –one of the country’s most expensive breeds at $2,500 a cat – soared in demand during the Covid-19 lockdown last March.
Enquiries for the “gentle giant” cats increased from 15 to 20 per week to about 20 per day, as Kiwis increasingly searched for ways to spend their money and time around home, one breeder said.
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