48 days ago

Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Canterbury authorities have dropped their goal of 20 million annual bus trips by 2020 as public transport use declines in Christchurch.

The service, run by regional council Environment Canterbury (ECan), is to be overhauled in a plan that will contribute to a planned 9.8 per cent rates increase – almost double what was previously forecast.

Read more here and tell us what you think of ECan's plan in the comments below.

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4 days ago

Christchurch recycling temporarily halted during Covid-19 crisis

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Mixed paper, plastic and glass from Christchurch and Banks Peninsula households will go to landfill, instead of being recycled. If people are struggling to fit all their general rubbish in their red wheelie bin during the lockdown, they can put excess in the yellow wheelie bin - temporarily.

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9 hours ago

What have you been doing to alleviate the lockdown boredom

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

A Timaru family is getting creative to keep spirts up during lockdown.

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9 hours ago

How many teddy bears have you spotted?

Doug Sail Reporter from The Timaru Herald

Teddy bears popping up in windows of South Canterbury homes during Covid-19 lockdown.

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