Hi neighbours, can anyone name the street this tram is travelling on?
Skateboarders will have more room to practise their ollies, board slides and toe flips following a decision to extend a Christchurch skate park.
The small St Albans park will be enlarged following concern among local residents that it does not cater to beginner skateboarders and scooter users.
Over the next nine months, a low pyramid, “wallie” ledge and a rectangular grind rail for tricks will replace the area’s double rollover bumps, while a cork-type surface will protect the skate area from gravel.
A small barrier section at the top of a quarter pipe will also protect pedestrians using the nearby path.
Work will begin in October and is expected to be finished by April.
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.
With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?
Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.
New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.
Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
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59.4% Yes, five days is not enough59.4% Complete
13.6% No, I never use mine up anyway13.6% Complete
27% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis27% Complete