33 days ago

Christchurch Wheelie Bin App updated - will it help?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey neighbours,

Christchurch City Council has released a new version of its free wheelie bin app as residents continue to struggle to recycle correctly.

The updated app sends reminders about which bins need to be put out for kerbside collection each week and provides information about which items belong in the red, yellow and green bins.

It also includes a searchable database that allows you to search a rubbish item and see which bin it should go in.

The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

If you already have the app downloaded it should update automatically over the next few days.

Do you think this will make it easier to recycle correctly?

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3 days ago

Bread & Circus buskers festival set to return

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Cantabrians,

Christchurch’s annual world buskers festival has transformed into an event fit for a pandemic and will return in early 2021.

Are you a fan of the annual buskers festival? Will you be going?

Who's your favourite busker?

15 days ago

Favourite foodie finds

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
We'd be keen to hear about your favourite foodie finds on your travels through NZ. Have you come across a particularly amazing cafe, bakery restaurant or food truck? Had an especially delicious pie, burger, sandwich, smoothie bowl or cronut? Been to what must be one of the country's best fish and chip joints? Or been pleasantly surprised by a town's food scene? Please share the details below and include 'NFP' (not for publication) in your comment if you don't want it included in an article. Cheers.

6 days ago

Christchurch barista of the year surprised by nomination

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

If you’re after a good brew, Fumi Takai is the man for you.

The Japanese native and long-term Cantabrian recently won outstanding barista of the year at the Canterbury Hospitality Awards, and said he didn’t know he was nominated until one of his customers told him.

Stationed at Riverside Market in the central city since October 2019, Takai’s Espresso Studio by Fushoken has become a staple caffeine hotspot for many who work in the CBD.

Takai found out about his nomination two weeks prior to the ceremony when a customer began to congratulate him. Confused, he searched Facebook and found his name with a list of nominees and decided he would go to the ceremony, but never expected to win.

“I was so happy. To be nominated in the top four was great, but to win the award was special.”

Takai has developed a strong regular customer base in just under a year – estimating that about 70 per cent of his customers had been there before.

Have you been to Takai's coffee shop?