40 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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2 hours ago

Your favourite ever summer holiday

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

43 minutes ago

$50 challenge: How to spend a day in Christchurch on an (almost) $50 budget

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

With vibrant urban precincts to explore, excellent museums and galleries, and plenty of good-value eating and drinking opportunities, you don't have to break the bank on a trip to the South Island’s biggest city.

Here’s our itinerary for how you can spend a day in Christchurch on a $50 budget.

What are your tips for free or cheap eats and entertainment in Christchurch?

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1 hour ago

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