336 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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4 hours ago

Woolston Sports Bar.

John from Woolston

Hi, Just wondering if anyone has had a bad experience at this bar. I was in there yesterday. I scanned in and was told as i walked in that i would need a mask. No problem i had forgotten again. I went back to my car got my mask and went inside. Only to notice the guy at the bar and another patron were not wearing one. I will not be going back.

1 hour ago

Local Likes: Canterbury's favourite local businesses celebrated

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Happy Friday neighbours,

Do you have a favourite local business that you'd like to share with us?

As part of Neighbourly and Stuff’s ‘Local Likes’ campaign, Cantabrians are asked to nominate their favourite local businesses, and share what makes them so great.

Receiving multiple nominations, Bohemian Bakery in St Martin’s has proved an early frontrunner for Christchurch’s top local entity.

The bakery has been lauded for having “the best sourdough in the city” and “the most divine vegan pain au chocolat.” Their salty pretzels are also a crowd favourite, and the staff are always good for a laugh.

Do you have a place you'd like to add? Please let us know below.

Full story can also be read by clicking 'Read more' below.

Have a good weekend folks. Jake

3 hours ago


John from Woolston

I was saddened to read today that another GREAT All Black has died.
I well remember watching the great Waka Nathan playing - he was dynamic and was part of that great era of All Blacks who were real men not just pumped up gym products.
Wakas loss will be felt by the older rugby community who will recall with fondness and pride those GREAT All Blacks who toured for months overseas with little compensation and no huge team of support specialists plus they played the whole 80 minutes of the game.