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Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

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.

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Election 2020: Christchurch a sea of red as voters back Labour

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Greater Christchurch has overwhelmingly voted red – giving Labour all but two of its electorate seats and the majority of the party vote.

Labour supporters at the party's election event in Christchurch on Saturday night were barely able to keep a lid on their excitement and glee at National’s astonishingly poor performance in the city – and their knives came out for their parliamentary colleagues in Blue.

“At last, Christchurch has woken up,” said Duncan Webb, Christchurch Central’s incumbent.

“It’s been a long campaign, exhausting, but the reward you get for that, it’s amazing.

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More buses for Christchurch's Airport to Sumner route

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Buses on Christchurch's Airport to Sumner route (the Purple Line) will run every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on weekends from November 29.

The change comes as Environment Canterbury (ECan) works to provide more buses more often as part of the Regional Public Transport Plan.

Buses will run every 10 minutes on the Purple Line from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday.

The current 15-minute frequency will continue on Saturdays, and the Sunday timetable will be changed to match. These timings will operate for most of the day except for early mornings and late evenings.