34 days ago

What has your experience with Christchurch City Council been like?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

In a bid to overturn a scathing approval rating, Christchurch City Council is making moves to create a new residents’ forum.

The council says it wants people to feel they are being listened to and their views are respected. It also wants more people to trust the council’s decision-making process.

In May, the council released its annual residents’ survey, showing just half of the city’s residents were satisfied with the services it provided – down from 62 per cent last year.

Some 23 per cent of respondents were dissatisfied with council's performance and 27 per cent were neutral. It is the lowest result since 2007, when the question was first asked as part of the survey.

How do you feel about the council's performance? And will a new forum help? Give us your thoughts below.

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2 days ago

Christchurch council takes hard line on recycling rule breakers

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Almost 1500 Christchurch households could soon have their recycling bins confiscated as the city council cracks down on people who refuse to separate their waste.

About 180 yellow wheelie bins have already been removed and the council has sent final warnings to another 1450 residents.

To get the bins back, they will have to pay $97.65 and sign a statement promising to abide by the rules. Their bins will be monitored to make sure they keep that promise.

Christchurch City Council has spent close to $1.5 million sending almost 1500 truckloads of contaminated material from yellow bins to landfill since May. That equates to about 41 per cent of all yellow bins.

Do you agree with council's strict recycling approach? Let us know below.

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3 hours ago

Walnuts for sale

Richard from Hornby

Shredded walnuts selling in kilo lots great for cooking ive got heaps available

3 hours ago

Kitchens for Christmas!

John Harris from Aspiring Kitchens & More

Hello neighbours!
It's nearly Christmas time again and, as usual, many people want a new kitchen (or bathroom) before Christmas.
But, we are fully booked until the middle of December - but, we are filling installation slots for January and February.
So, if you would like a fantastic new kitchen or bathroom for the New Year, you need to speak to us now as the whole industry shuts down mid-December until mid-January, and we need the items made and ready for installation, before Christmas, to be able to fit in January.
Call us now on 0800202171
www.aspiringkitchens.co.nz...