53 days ago

WASPS!!

Emma Dangerfield Reporter from Northern Outlook

Anyone seen any wasps yet this year? Any horror stories out there? We are on a mission to wipe out as many wasps in Canterbury as we can and we need your help! Let us know if you have a story to share in the comments below.

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Councillor childcare costs will be covered by the Waimakariri District Council

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The Waimakariri District Council will pay for childcare costs incurred by elected members up to $6000 per child, per year – uncapped.

In the proposal document, it stated there were concerns a lack of financial support for childcare created a "barrier for people, in particular women, to enter elected positions in local government".

The allowance was introduced by the Remuneration Authority last year, but the decision to adopt it was left up to individual councils to decide.

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Toxic algae found in North Canterbury river prompts health warning

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The Canterbury District Health Board's community and public health unit issued a health warning for the Ashley/Rakahuri River at State Highway 1 (SH1) on Monday.

Testing showed high levels of blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) upstream of the SH1 Bridge.

The same toxic algae was found in the river earlier this month, further west at the Cones Rd bridge between Rangiora and Loburn.

People should avoid the area of the Ashley/Rakahuri River and animals, particularly dogs should not be allowed near the water until the health warning has been lifted, a statement said.

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