St Paul’s Open Day and Cemetery Tours: 12 October

St Paul’s Church and cemetery in Papanui date back to 1853. This Saturday 12 October there’s an open day, with free cemetery tours at 11am and 12:30pm. St Paul’s Church and Papanui Heritage Group members will be available to answer questions about families in Papanui. Click through for more information:

St Paul’s Open Day and Cemetery Tours

Visit St Paul’s Church to find your Papanui ancestors…”


Recap: the week ended 4 October

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

Top post of the week was last weekend’s news that NZTA funding is now confirmed, and construction of the Main North Road bus priority project is due to commence early in 2020.

I shared an action photo from Monday evening’s ‘meet the candidates’ forum hosted by the St Albans Residents’ Association.

I shared news of a cycle skills session for adults, being held today (Friday 4 October) at Northcote School.

I shared updated information about roadworks on St James Avenue.

Closing soon:

Voting papers for our local body elections need to be returned in the post by 5pm this Tuesday 8 October, or can be hand delivered to Council libraries / service centres until noon on Saturday 12 October.

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

Community fun days at Mitre 10

On October 12 & 13 Mitre 10 Mega Papanui are running community fun days to celebrate the expansion of the store. Come along between 10am and 3pm each day for activities including bouncy castles, a free sausage sizzle, lawn games, scavenger hunt, face painting, candy floss, competitions and more! See this Facebook event or the Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui Facebook page for more.