Christchurch police are urging the public to keep their homes locked up as the number of burglary attempts is likely to rise over summer.
Area prevention manager acting Inspector Paul Reeves said summer was a more common time for burglaries, as people left windows open more and spent time in their gardens.
"It makes it easier for career criminals," he said.
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Christchurch authorities have come up with a plan to stop boy racers revving engines and racing off the line: Don't let them hit red lights.
Council will trial phasing the traffic lights on Bealey Ave so traffic gets a clear run down the length of the street, to reduce noise from things like stopping and accelerating, revving and burn-outs.
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