8 Nov 2019

Neighbours frustrated at rubbish in Christchurch red zone

From Checkpoint, 5:44 pm on 8 November 2019

TVs, shopping trolleys, beds, mattresses, even a gun. That is just some of the rubbish found by residents surrounding Christchurch's residential red zone.

The area used to be filled with houses, but damage after the Canterbury earthquakes forced thousands of homes to be demolished.

While many of the old suburban roads remain, the area now resembles a park.

But it is now attracting those wanting to dump their rubbish for free - and Land Information NZ, which controls the land, has removed 25 tonnes of trash since January.

Residents have had enough as well - with some taking matters into their own hands.

Checkpoint reporter Logan Church has the story.