The government has just advised that printed periodicals and non-daily publications are not considered essential services under the news and media designation. That means that we won’t be able to print and deliver our community newspapers for the next four weeks of the lockdown. You can still see local news on press.co.nz and on our Facebook and Neighbourly pages.
Kia ora Canterbury, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.
Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.
Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇
Waimakariri ratepayers face having their wheelie bins confiscated if they continue to abuse the system.
The warning comes after three truckloads of recycling had to be dumped in landfill last week because of contamination.
Bags full of rubbish, soft plastics, dirty recycling and broken vacuum cleaners were among the assorted items thrown into household recycling bins across the district, despite calls for residents to get on board with changes to recycling.
A music lover who has brought live music to audiences across Canterbury for more than 30 years has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Christopher Marshall, of Kaiapoi, has received the Queen's Service Medal for services to music.