A signal-controlled pedestrian crossing is about to be constructed here across Main North Road outside Northlands. The impact on traffic of the extra set of lights is expected to be minor – an average delay of 3 to 6 seconds.
The planned 4-laning of Cranford Street features in this week’s NorWest News: “Businesses plead with Council to change Cranford St plans”. Click through & open the Sep 26th edition to read the full article:
Free local newspaper directory – NorWest News – Christchurch, New Zealand
The Breeze Walking Festival starts this Saturday 30 September. There are several events near the Papanui area, including a ‘Bear Hunt’ for younger walkers (2 Oct, Walter Park), and a guided walk at Ōtukaikino Reserve (10 Oct). Click through for more details and a full programme:
Your event guide for what’s on in Christchurch and Canterbury.
The Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 29 September at 9am in the Papanui Boardroom. The agenda includes: 40km/h variable speed limits for Veitches Road (outside Casebrook Intermediate) and for Vagues Road (outside St Joseph’s School); applications to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund and Positive Youth Development Fund; thirty-two applications to the Neighbourhood Week Fund; and three-year funding for 3 community organisations. Click through to see the full agenda:
The Papanui Walk ‘n’ Talk walking group meets at the Papanui Library at 10am on Wednesdays during school terms. An experienced walk leader takes the group on 30-40 minute walk, which is aimed at encouraging local people to get active and find out what is in their local community. Click through for more information:
Bring a friend, meet new people, and discover that walking is a relaxed activity for all ages.
The Papanui-Innes Community Board supports young people through the Positive Youth Development Fund. Here’s a story on Year 10 Student Liam Morrison’s experience on the Spirit of New Zealand:
Burnside High School Year 10 Student Liam Morrison had an amazing experience on the Spirit New Zealand, assisted by a grant from the Papanui Innes Community Board.
More stores, eating and seating options for Northlands? The mall has resource consent to expand and the Council is considering a building consent application. Click through for details…
Christchurch’s Northlands Mall is planning to embark on another extension.
From today’s Press: “Environment Canterbury (ECan) has given the green light to an extra lane and cycleway on the Waimakariri Bridge. … Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey was excited “the voice of the Waimakariri community was heard”, while Papanui-Innes Community Board chairwoman Ali Jones was disappointed by the lack of support for rail.”
Click through for the press release from ECan:
Environment Canterbury’s council today approved a variation to the Regional Land Transport Plan to allow a third southbound lane, and a cycle facility, over the Waimakariri Bridge to address congestion.
At last week’s meeting, the Papanui-Innes Community Board allocated Strengthening Communities Funding to a big list of local community groups, including larger sums to Belfast Community Network, The Neighbourhood Trust, Shirley Community Trust, Te Ora Hou Otautahi, Northgate Community Services Trust, Papanui Baptist Freedom Trust, Papanui Youth Development Trust, and Te Puna Oraka – Early Years Services. Full details can be found in the minutes (link below). The board’s next meeting will be on 29 September at 9am.