To all the people who protested up and down the country yesterday. THANKS FOR NOTHING. While I appreciate your sentiments about a man,s death at the hands of American Police you completely forgot about the safety of others. This country has just gone through one of the most stringent of times. Many people like myself have spent 2 months in self isolation and many business the same so that you people can thumb your nose at these restrictions. I hope there is no health consequences to this action. True a horrendous thing to happen to ANYONE at hands of the law, but what you people did could be a lot worse for many in this country if an outbreak is the result of your actions.
This week we're looking at how the pandemic will affect our children and their resilience. The Sunday Star-Times wants to hear from children about how they've been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdown. Perhaps they've learned more about hand washing and germs, or maybe they want to talk about having mum or dad home more often, or learning from home. Kids can write a sentence or two to be included in print by emailing email@example.com, by Friday, July 10, at 5pm. Their first names and ages may be used in print. Parents, if you're happy for your children to be photographed please let us know.
Christchurch has not managed to get its recycling correct for a single day in the past nine weeks, leaving hundreds of tonnes needlessly being sent to landfill.
Council rubbish collectors have had to dump contaminated residential yellow bin waste every day since May 4, when recycling facility EcoCentral reopened after the coronavirus lockdown.
In that time 635 truckloads of recycling have had to be thrown away – almost half of what has been collected, or about 3175 tonnes. The problem, caused by people throwing non-recyclable waste into their yellow bins, has cost ratepayers about $635,000. Read more here.
Countdown supermarket's decision to open its new Christchurch store on New Year's Eve 1990 caused traffic to back up over the Sydenham overbridge as far as Brougham St.
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