Monthly Archive:: May 2016


Christchurch City Council not kidding around with goat noise complaint

    A Christchurch woman has had to get rid of her “bleating goat” to avoid a fine for excessive noise. Jody Cartwright’s goat Merrywether – which was just three months old when she bought him in January – is the unusual addition to the list of noise complaints made to the

Christchurch schools attempt to avoid panicking students during lockdown drills

Christchurch schools are grappling with ways to hold emergency lockdown drills that do not traumatise students. The drills are effectively practice runs for armed attacks and involve students going to their classroom or nearest designated “safe room” and hiding silently until further instructions. Of 12 Christchurch schools contacted this month, nine held regular lock down drills, while another school