183 days ago

Kumara races moved to Greymouth after bad weather and wild pig damage

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Wet weather after damage by hordes of wild pigs means a long-running West Coast horse racing meet can not go ahead.

The Kumara Racing Club meet scheduled for Saturday will now be held at Greymouth's Omoto race course.

Kumara Racing Club president Patrick Meates said stewards inspected the track at the Kumara Race Course on Monday and raised health and safety concerns.

"It was coming along fine but we had some very bad weather and the very hard decision was made to offer our day to Greymouth. It was a hard decision to make but it was the best thing for the club and racing on the West Coast," he said.

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13 hours ago

Christchurch recycling in a mess as hundreds of tonnes sent needlessly to landfill

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Christchurch has not managed to get its recycling correct for a single day in the past nine weeks, leaving hundreds of tonnes needlessly being sent to landfill.

Council rubbish collectors have had to dump contaminated residential yellow bin waste every day since May 4, when recycling facility EcoCentral reopened after the coronavirus lockdown.

In that time 635 truckloads of recycling have had to be thrown away – almost half of what has been collected, or about 3175 tonnes. The problem, caused by people throwing non-recyclable waste into their yellow bins, has cost ratepayers about $635,000. Read more here.

9 hours ago

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7 days ago

South Island petrol prices plummet

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch is leading the country in petrol price falls – but the AA is asking why it didn't happen sooner.