Plant closure forces temporary end to recycling

From this week the Council is temporarily sending the contents of yellow wheelie bins to landfill, due to the suspension of operations at EcoCentral's Materials Recovery Facility. Collection days are unchanged. Click through for more information:…/plant-closure-forces-tempora…

Plant closure forces temporary end to recycling

The contents of yellow wheelie bins put out for kerbside collection in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula will start going to landfill from next week to protect the safety of staff at the processing plant.


We’re back online | Kmart NZ

Kmart Papanui’s 2 April opening date has come and gone, but the retailer has joined others including The Warehouse, Briscoes, Noel Leeming, Mitre 10, and Warehouse Stationery in offering a limited range of essential items to online shoppers.


What’s open in the Papanui area?


Think Papanui’s page tracking what shops and services are open has been updated – two more banks have been confirmed to be opening one day a week (BNZ at Northlands and also Kiwibank Papanui).


What’s open in the Papanui area?

Note: the purpose of this page is to assist our community in accessing essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown commenced in March 2020. It is not intended to encourage people to go out more…”


Agenda for 2 April City Council meeting

The Christchurch City Council will hold an online meeting this Thursday 2 April. The Council has revoked delegations previously granted to Community Boards, so any matters specific to the Papanui area that need addressing in the short term will be dealt with by Council or the Council's Emergency Committee – there are no such items on this week's agenda, which is focused on COVID-19. The meeting will be streamed online and a recording will be made available after the fact. Click through to read the agenda for the meeting:…/CNCL_20200402_AGN_47…


Recap: the week ended 27 March 2020

Think Papanui’s curator Simon Britten rounds up stories from the past week (which has understandingly been dominated by COVID-19):

Top post of the week was the news last Saturday that all Council community facilities were closing until further notice.

The only non-COVID-19 story of the week concerned last Sunday’s night closure of QEII Drive.

I linked to a Newshub story on last week’s Community Board meeting.

The Council assured us that essential services would continue to be provided while the city is in a Level 4 lockdown.

I shared news from Northlands Shopping Centre as we approached Level 4.

The Council met on Tuesday to determine governance arrangements during the COVID-19 emergency period.

I shared outcomes, minutes, and the live video from last week’s Community Board meeting.

Email promotion Columbus

Think Papanui’s ‘subscribe for a chance to win’ mailing list promotion is continuing, although winners may have to wait to utilise their cafe-voucher prizes.

Think Papanui’s Facebook followers gave useful feedback on the proposed local “what’s open” page, and shortly thereafter the page was launched.


Northlands Shopping Centre has posted details of opening hours and access arrangements for essential services still operating under the Level 4 alert.

The ‘teddy bear hunt‘ underway around New Zealand has arrived in the Papanui area also.

Feedback is always welcome on Think Papanui’s content, either on Facebook or Instagram, or directly to me.
With warm regards
Simon Britten

Coronavirus: New Zealanders start teddy bear hunt for kids

Has your household been on a bear hunt? Teddy bears have been spotted in windows around Papanui, providing a point of interest for children. (Remember, it’s okay to go out for fresh air, but keep to your bubble and keep close to home.)…/coronavirus-new-zealanders-start-…

Coronavirus: New Zealanders start teddy bear hunt for kids during Covid-19 lockdown