New Year Honour for Yvonne Palmer

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


Views wanted on proposed alcohol ban for league grounds

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-alc…

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.”


13 December Board meeting outcomes

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:…/PICB_20191213_MIN_42…


Bridge beams in place at QEII / CNC overpass

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:…/cnc-prestons-road-bridge-project…


Recap: the week ended 13 December

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

A new Catholic church for Papanui has been announced by the Bishop, amalgamating the Bryndwr, Burnside, and Papanui Parishes.

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Asphalt work on Cranford Street is progressing. On Monday there was night work outside Kidd’s Cakes and Bakery.

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A community weeding day took place at Papanui Bush on Tuesday the 10th of December.

Feedback on a proposed revamp of the Bishopdale Skate Park closed on Tuesday.

QEII Drive was closed for a time on Tuesday afternoon due to a crash.

The Redwood Business and Residents’ Group met on Tuesday evening.

I posted a summary of the agenda for today’s meeting of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board. I’ll summarise outcomes once minutes are published.

Coming up:

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With warm regards
Simon Britten