Christchurch cycleway stalls as KiwiRail charges ‘exorbitant’ rent to use rail corridor


It looks like the Northern Line cycleway won’t be proceeding as soon as expected. This article reports that work to extend both ends of the existing cycleway along the railway line will be delayed due to access issues between Christchurch City Council and KiwiRail.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/95253365/christchurch-cycleway-stalls-as-kiwirail-charges-exorbitant-rent-to-use-rail-corridor

Christchurch cycleway stalls as KiwiRail charges ‘exorbitant’ rent to use rail corridor

KiwiRail accused of charging “exorbitant” rent to allow rail corridor to be used as a cycleway.


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Rep Your Hood: Youth Community Boards


Young people in Papanui (and beyond): are you interested in learning more about Youth Community Boards? Could you be part of a group connecting with your local community board? This Monday 31 July there’s a two hour workshop with the Christchurch Youth Council happening at the Christchurch City Council office. Maybe Papanui Youth Development Trust, Te Ora Hou Otautahi and Papanui High School could support some young people to attend? Click through for more details. Are you between the ages of 12 -24?
Do you live the Christchurch?

Register Here:
https://goo.gl/forms/5hVWZGKkS4BHmYn52

On Monday 31st July attend a 2 hour workshop on the development of Christchurch Youth Community Boards.
– Find out what a Community Board is, how they work and what they do.
– Hear about the current Youth Community Board in Christchurch.
– Work with other young people to determine what you love about your community and could be improved.
– Hear about different trainings and programmes that could assist you.
– Start the conversation about a youth community board in your own community.

The purpose of this workshop is to create a working group of young people who would be interested in being involved in setting the foundations of a Youth Community Board in their ward.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please get in touch.
Email: chchyouthcouncil@gmail.com

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Oceania Healthcare exceeds IPO forecasts | Voxy.co.nz


Update 31/7: Oceania Healthcare has advised Think Papanui that the final decision is “currently sitting with the Judge”. ^SB

Has Oceania Healthcare been successful in mediation for a resource consent at its Windermere Village? According to this article, yes they have. It was reported in February 2017 that the proposed rebuild and expansion failed to gain planning approval, but that the decision would be appealed. (Photo credit: Fairfax)
http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/288950

Oceania Healthcare exceeds IPO forecasts | Voxy.co.nz

Oceania Healthcare Limited (NZX: OCA), which listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange in May 2017, has exceeded reported net profit after tax and pro forma underlying earnings in its IPO forecasts, while using the proceeds of the capital raising to reduce debt and forge ahead with its development


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Council approves first regeneration plan


Cranford Regeneration Plan progress: this afternoon 27 July the Council spent around fifty minutes discussing the draft Cranford Regeneration Plan. A significant part of the discussion was a potential affordable housing amendment, however staff advice was that this change could result in housing development in the Cranford Basin being “impossible to get off the ground”. Ultimately the Council voted to submit the draft plan to Regenerate Christchurch unchanged.
https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline/show/1870

Council approves first regeneration plan

A draft Regeneration Plan which provides for a pocket of undeveloped land in Papanui/St Albans to be re-zoned for housing will be submitted by Christchurch City Council to Regenerate Christchurch.


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Amplify Youth Voices 2017


Young people in Papanui (and beyond): Environment Canterbury is partnering with Youth Voice Canterbury to hear from young people about what matters when it comes to the environment. Come along on Saturday afternoon and be part of the shaping the future of Canterbury. Click through for details… Environment Canterbury is partnering with Youth Voice Canterbury to hear from young people about what matters when it comes to the environment. Come and be part of the shaping the future of Canterbury. This event is for young people aged 12 – 24.

If you are outisde of greater Christchurch and want to come but transport is an issue please contact hannah.dunlop@ecan.govt.nz or tel 027 405 4895.

Register online at http://attending.io/events/amplify-youth-voices-in-canterbury

79 people interested


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Agenda of Council – 27 July 2017


Consultation outcome: The Finalised Draft Cranford Regeneration Plan is on the agenda for this Thursday’s full Council meeting. The staff recommendation is that Council approves the Draft Cranford Regeneration Plan for submission to Regenerate Christchurch. The report states in part that “On balance, officers consider that the investigations undertaken as part of preparing the draft Plan, and through engagement, demonstrate that residential development is not only feasible, but will deliver regeneration outcomes that benefit the City and greater Christchurch.” If the Council approves the draft Plan it will then be submitted to Regenerate Christchurch, who will review it and then submit it to their Minister, with a recommendation on whether or not the Minister should approve it. Click through to see the full Council agenda for Thursday. (You can also find the Councils webpage on the project by searching on “Cranford Regeneration Plan”.)
http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/RedirectToDoc.aspx?URL=Open/2017/07/CNCL_20170727_AGN_1293_AT_WEB.htm

Agenda of Council – 27 July 2017



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Neighbourhood Week : Christchurch City Council


Neighbourhood Week is an opportunity to organise a local gathering, bringing together people in your community. This summer the “week” runs from 27 October 2017 to 31 March 2018, and from today applications can be made for a small subsidy from Christchurch City Council Community Boards. Click through for more details, and for online and downloadable funding application forms.
https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/events/annual-events/neighbourhoodweek/

Neighbourhood Week : Christchurch City Council

Neighbourhood Week is back again, this time for the entire summer from 27 October 2017 to 31 March 2018! It’s about bringing people together, so why not organise a local gathering to get to know your neighbours, community, family group, or sports team!


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Civil Defence Emergency Management Canterbury


For Christchurch flood / weather emergency updates, follow the Canterbury Civil Defence page as well as keeping an eye on the Christchurch City Council facebook page and website (https://www.ccc.govt.nz/). Please also note that Canterbury Police are urging members of the public to stay home where possible and not to venture out in the hazardous weather conditions.

Civil Defence Emergency Management Canterbury

This is the Facebook page of the Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group. It has been set up to communicate information about preparing for, responding to and recovering from an emergency.


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Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre opening


The new Bishopdale library & community centre Ōrauwhata will be officially opened this Saturday 22 July – the opening ceremony starts at 9.30am with the library open to the public from 10am. The new Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre opens at 13 Bishopdale Court (next to the old library site) on Saturday 22 July 2017. You are welcome to come along for a fun-filled morning to celebrate its opening.

(Find out more about the closure of temporary Bishopdale Library and the new Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/news/temporary-bishopdale-library-closing-for-good-on-saturday-8-july-at-1pm/)

10 people interested


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