Board meeting outcome:

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.


Take care on the roads this afternoon. Traffic is heavy on Main North Road throu…

Take care on the roads this afternoon. Traffic is heavy on Main North Road through Papanui & Redwood.

Traffic is heavy on Main North Rd south & northbound between Harewood Rd & Danials Rd. Expect some delays.^SM


St Bede’s College Spring Car Boot Sale

Here is another school event happening locally this weekend – St Bede’s College car boot sale, Sunday 24 Sep 9:30am-12pm. BOOK YOUR CAR BOOT SPACE NOW!
With Spring on its way, it’s time to have a good clean out. So why not bring your items to the St Bede’s Car Boot Sale and make some money.
Your Trash can be someone elses treasure!
Contact Rae on or text 021828671

31 people interested


Funding will hit the most vulnerable

Here are some comments from Papanui’s Councillor Mike Davidson on the decrease in community funding faced by the Papanui-Innes Community Board. Click through to read more in the Star article.

Funding will hit the most vulnerable

Part of a recent Council resolution was to look at addressing the funding shortage by increasing the current fund by 10% and then annually by inflation. We need to be supporting communities and community groups that are doing amazing work with the limited funding they have. #strongcommunities


The first freight train between Picton and Christchurch

The first freight train between Picton and Christchurch since last year’s earthquake is scheduled to pass through Papanui this afternoon. Keep an eye out for it and remember to take care around the railway line.

The first freight train destined to travel on the Main North Line since the Kaikoura earthquake has left Auckland and is making its way down the country.

Freight from our customers Bascik, Toll Group, Mainfreight, Owens Transport, Daily Freight and Maersk Group was loaded onto wagons in Auckland last night, and the train began its journey south at around 9.30pm. It’s due to arrive in Wellington this morning and will be carried across the Cook Strait by Interislander.
The train will depart Picton at 1.30am on Friday to begin its journey along the Main North Line, stopping for a celebration in Kaikoura at 8am, and finishing up in the afternoon in Christchurch.

Give our drivers a wave if you see them pass by – and remember to be safe around the rail network!


Waimakariri Bridge update from the Papanui-Innes Community Board

For those following the debate over the proposed third southbound lane over the Waimakariri Bridge, please see this post from the Papanui Innes Community Board for the latest.


Papanui Innes Community Board

The latest on the third lane on the Waimakariri Bridge On 25 August 2017, the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee agreed to recommend that Environment Canterbury approve a variation to the Regional Land Transport Plan to allow a third southbound lane over the Waimakariri Bridge. The recommendation was made on the basis that the third southbound lane will operate as a high occupancy vehicle lane during the morning peak, and that a new cycle lane will also be attached to the bridge.

Environment Canterbury will make its decision on 21 September 2017. If Environment Canterbury approves the proposed variation, then the New Zealand Transport Agency will then decide whether to vary the National Land Transport Programme to include this proposal.

A copy of the report to the Regional Transport Committee is available on our website at the following link: