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36 days ago

lockdown

Mary from Woolston

I am so proud to be a Kiwi, we have done a great job keeping us all safe during covid19 .
We have such a great government they have done us proud.

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Need a break? Live more with less energy. Explore our NZ paradise, and enjoy a low-carbon holiday. Find out more

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17 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.

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1 day ago

Christchurch eyesore: Is this the worst block in the central city?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The stretch of city bounded by Worcester St, Manchester St, Hereford St and Tramway Lane, along with a cluster of three buildings next door on Hereford St, features an empty architectural classic, a partially restored church, two empty sites, a transplanted heritage villa, six derelict buildings, lots of graffiti, and a Mexican restaurant.

Is this the worst block in Christchurch? In a city known for wintry landscapes of Soviet grey concrete, dereliction and windswept gravel, that would be some achievement, Charlie Gates writes. Read the full story here.