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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?
We saw some friendly ghosts and even some costumed pooches this year! We'd love for you to spread the joy further than your backyard by sharing a snap from your Halloween festivities below 🎃
I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.