37 days ago

Inside the South Island's biggest dump

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Nestled away among green hills and native bush in quiet North Canterbury lies a massive, busy, but slick operation. You wouldn't know it was there unless you went looking for it, and you can't hear it or smell it, even upon arrival at the front gate.

But it is where 4.3 million tonnes of waste has been buried away from sight over the past 14 years. Some is as deep as 50 metres, but the end result looks like rolling pasture.

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1 day 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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1 hour ago

What's On: The Rangiora Sunday Market

Christine from Rangiora

9am to 2pm. Lots of great bargains from plants, clothing, household items, garden tools, health products, bikes etc. Also for the young children, Thomas and Friends model railway to operate.
The Rangiora Sunday Market
  • Blake Street Carpark
1 hour ago

What's On: The Rangiora Sunday Market

Christine from Rangiora

9am to 2pm. Lots of great bargains from plants, clothing, household items, garden tools, health products, bikes, etc. Also for the young children, Thomas and Friends model railway to operate.
The Rangiora Sunday Market
  • Blake Street Carpark