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Alice Peacock

Barbara Strang: "a hidden gem"

Poet and gardener Barbara Strang is a rock in the Mt Pleasant community, committed to supporting its people and restoring the environment. Alice Peacock reports on her website: Barbara Strang is weathering the corrosion zone.  

Factory given two years to combat smell

A smelly Christchurch factory has been given two years to stop producing its offensive odours. Environment Canterbury (ECan) commissioners have approved an exemption for Gelita’s Woolston factory. The factory turns bovine hides into gelatin-producing products ranging from confectionary to pill capsules. The commissioners granted Gelita a two-year exemption from a… Read More »Factory given two years to combat smell