Agenda of Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board – 23 Aug 2019

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 23 August at 9am in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes: the proposed 30km/h speed zone for Sisson Dr / part of Langdons Rd / Restell St / Winston Ave (more to come in a separate post); funding allocations for board projects (garden awards, youth events etc); seven applications to the Board’s Youth Development Fund; and an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area. The meeting is open for the public to attend. Click through for the full agenda:…/PICB_20190823_AGN_32…

Agenda of Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board – 23 00 2019


Papanui Ward nominations for the 2019 local body elections

The final nominations for Papanui Ward in the 2019 local body elections are as follows:

For Councillor (1 Vacancy):

  • Davidson, Mike (Independent)
  • McCluskey, Nathan (The People’s Choice – Labour)
  • McDougall, Peter (Independent Citizens)
  • Stringer, John (Independent)

For Community Board (2 Vacancies):

  • Benaia, Merav (The People’s Choice – Labour)
  • Britten, Simon (Think Papanui)
  • McCluskey, Nathan (The People’s Choice – Labour)
  • McDougall, Peter (Independent Citizens)
  • Norrish, Emma (Independent)

A list of confirmed candidates for all Christchurch City Council positions can be found at the following link. More details will be shared on the Council’s website in the coming weeks. Voting papers will be delivered from Friday 20 September 2019, and voting closes at noon on Saturday 12 October.…/ELT60CH19_candidates.htm


Main North Road bus priority project delayed

Earlier this year the Council announced that construction of the Main North Road bus priority project was planned from July. There has been no sign of action yet, and Think Papanui has been advised by Council that NZ Transport Agency funding for the project is not confirmed. An update is expected to be sent to businesses and affected property owners this week.

Edit: 20 August update – the Council has confirmed that work on the Main North Road bus priority project will not commence until 2020 at the earliest. There is no confirmation if or when funding from NZTA will be made available for the project and no confirmed construction timeline.


St Vincent De Paul store reopens

There were long queues waiting in the rain for the reopening of the St Vincent De Paul store in Papanui on Saturday. Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Councillor for Papanui Ward Mike Davidson were on hand for the opening, in a new building constructed on the old Vinnies site at 19 Langdons Road.
The store had been located at Bishopdale Mall during construction. Shop manager Polly Fisher said that support had been wonderful, and that regulars as well as new customers had supported the store while at its temporary site.
The primary objective of the store is to provide clothing and other items at very reasonable prices, and income from sales goes into supporting needs in the community. All stock is donated, and there is always a need for more – goods can be left at the Society’s clothing bins, dropped off at the Papanui store, or free pickup can be arranged.
Store hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, and 10am-3pm on Saturdays.


Consultation closing on Cranford Street transport projects

Reminder: consultation on the Council’s proposed transport projects in the Cranford Street area closes on Monday 19 August. A range of projects are being proposed to assist in managing traffic flows resulting from the opening of the Christchurch Northern Corridor in mid 2020, including main road and intersection upgrades, traffic calming and turning restrictions, work on cycle routes, and more. A significant portion of the road network in the area is proposed to be restricted to 40km/h. For more information and an online feedback form, see:…/consultations-an…/haveyoursay/show/257

Transport projects in the Cranford Street area

These projects are planned to mitigate the effects of the Christchurch Northern Corridor opening.”


Recap: the week ended 16 August

Think Papanui’s curator Simon Britten rounds up stories from the past week:

The lane drop on Main North Road, the associated sinkhole repair, and also the left-out closure on Prestons Road were all resolved late last Friday evening.

On Tuesday this week there was another community weeding day at Papanui Bush. This generally occurs monthly on the second Tuesday of the month.

Also on Tuesday we had a Redwood Business and Residents’ meeting. Keep an eye out for events being planned by the group.

A Council staff report, with an attached independent safety assessment, was published following the recent consultation on proposed improvements to the Harewood/Gardiners/Breens intersection. The Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board will hear deputations and consider the report this Saturday 17 August.

I posted a panorama photo showing progress of the expansion of Mitre 10 Mega Papanui.

Nominations are open for the Christchurch Civic Awards for 2019, recognising members of the community who have made a significant contribution to the life of the city and its people.

‘Summer with your neighbours’ funding applications are due in to Council by 5pm today, Friday 16 August 2019.

Consultation on the proposed new PAK’nSAVE supermarket and fuel station for Papanui also closes today, 16 August.

At the time of writing, the Harewood/Gardiners/Breens news is neck and neck with the proposed PAK’nSAVE news in the contest for top post of the week – thanks to all who comment and share on Think Papanui’s stories on Facebook.

Closing soon:

  • By the time this recap is published, nominations for candidates in the 2019 local body elections will have closed. Keep an eye out for an update from Think Papanui on Papanui Ward candidates.
  • Consultation on proposed transport projects in the Cranford Street area downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) DEMP closes on Monday 19 August.

Coming up:

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

Closing soon: consultation on proposed new Papanui PAK’nSAVE

The Foodstuffs application for resource consent to establish a PAK’nSAVE supermarket and self-service fuel station at 171 Main North Road is open for submissions until Friday 16 August 2019. The proposed site is between Main North Road’s intersections with Cranford Street and Northcote Road / QEII Drive. Click through for details:…/consultations-an…/haveyoursay/show/256


Closing soon: Summer with your neighbours

Reminder: the closing date for applications for ‘Summer with your neighbours’ funding is 5pm on Friday 16 August 2019. Summer with your neighbours was formerly known as Neighbourhood Week, and is intended to bring people together in their local community. A modest amount of funding is available via our Community Board – click through for details:

Summer with your neighbours

Summer with your neighbours (formerly known as Neighbourhood Week) is set up to bring people together and now runs for the entire summer. From 8 July 2019 you can apply for funding for your local gathering.”