56 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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3 hours ago

Look at these great Local Likes...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hey Lolly Shop and Placemakers Christchurch! Your neighbours really LIKE you! Check out these awesome shoutouts from your local community. Thanks for being such a special part of your community. Make a Local Like

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21 hours ago

Zero rates plan scrapped as Christchurch council struggles to contain coronavirus fallout

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Residents in Christchurch face a rates increase of between 3.5 and 5.5 per cent next year to plug a $90 million hole in the city council’s purse left largely by the coronavirus pandemic.

Hopes for a much-vaunted lowering of the increase to zero have been dashed, with staff warning the policy would cause “unprecedented” redundancies, jeopardise projects and flout direct advice from the Government.

The authority also faces borrowing more than $100m over the next two years to pay for its coronavirus response and make up for an expected $61.8m in lost dividends from the trading companies it owns.

Read more here.

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7 hours ago

Kittens?

Sammi from North New Brighton

Any one know of a kitten needing a home?
Thank you.