21 Jan 2020

Mysterious stink plagues eastern Christchurch suburbs

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 21 January 2020

A mysterious smell - likened to rotting fish or dead animals - is continuing to plague Christchurch's eastern suburbs.

Residents in Bromley, Linwood and Woolston have been complaining about the stench for years, but so far the cause of the smell in remains elusive - with authorities saying it could be a range of things such as industrial sites or the Avon Heathcote Estuary.

But pinpointing the source could be a step closer, with the Canterbury Regional Council trialling apps for residents to report the smell as soon as they catch a whiff. Anan Zaki reports from Christchurch.