There’s just over a week left to enter the Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards. Entries close at 5pm on Monday 20 January, with categories for: residential house; residential unit; school or early learning centre; and community or business. Click through for more information and a link to an online entry form:
Christchurch gardeners with bumper crop can reap rewards
“If you have a garden packed with plentiful potatoes, lavish lettuces or beautiful berries then you could be a contender for the upcoming Edible and Sustainable Garden Awards…”
A reminder that the Graham Condon Recreation & Sport Centre will be closed for refurbishment from this coming Monday 13 January. The pools will be closed until April 2020, but the main hall and gym will reopen in February. Click through for more information:
Graham Condon Recreation & Sport Centre
Work on the Main North Road bus priority project gets underway tonight Wed 8 January, with three nights of potholing to locate underground services. The major works will then start from Monday 13 Jan. Click through for more info, including details of the public drop-in session next Tuesday 14 Jan from 3:30pm:
Papanui resident and long time Shirley-Papanui Community Board member and chair Yvonne Palmer has been announced as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year’s Honours, adding to the QSM she received in 1998. Congratulations Yvonne! Click through for details of her service to seniors and the community:
New Year Honours 2020 – Citations for Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit
If your Christchurch City Council wheelie bins are normally collected on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, put them out one day later this week and next week.
The Christchurch City Council is proposing a new permanent alcohol ban for rugby league fields and adjoining areas, following a temporary ban during the 2019 season. The proposal is open for feedback until the 20th of January 2020. For details of the proposal and a link to an online feedback form, click through to:
Views wanted on proposed alcohol ban for league grounds
“Christchurch City Council is seeking public feedback on its proposal to introduce a new permanent alcohol ban for rugby league fields and adjoining areas.”
At the 13 December meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: was briefed on the Council's external capital works map; approved the relocation of one Harewood Rd bus stop and removal of another; approved one grant from the Board's Discretionary Response Fund and two from the Positive Youth Development Fund; resolved that the Chairperson will have a casting vote; appointed a recess committee; approved governance arrangements, including a meeting schedule for 2020 and a submissions committee; appointed Board representatives on outside organisations; and received an Area Report on initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area. The board will next meet on 31 January 2020. Click through to read the full minutes:
Construction work underway along the railway line at Tuckers Road is for a Kiwirail accessway – see this post from Emma Norrish – Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board Member for more details.
The CNC motorway overpass at QEII Drive is taking shape, with bridge beams in place now. The 400 tonne crane used to lift the beams will be moved up to Prestons Road this week to place the beams for the bridge there – that work will have no impact on traffic driving on Prestons Road. Click through for more information on the work at Prestons Road:
Take care at the Main North Rd / Prestons Rd intersection while this crash is cleared.