Dust-up over quarries
Tension between residents and the quarrying industry is coming to a head in the Yaldhurst suburb of Christchurch.
There’s been protests, threats of legal action over the quarries and hundreds of people have turned up to community meetings.
The disquiet stems from concerns over the dust coming from the quarries, and what it means for residents’ health.
A highly anticipated scientific report on the amount of dust, and whether it is indeed harmful to public health, has been released.