The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 22 March at 9am in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes: Innes Road bus stops; approvals to allow intersection improvements at the junction of Hawkins, Lower Styx & Marshland Roads; reclassification of part of MacFarlane Park to accommodate buildings located there; approval of a telecommunications easement over a reserve; an application to the Board’s Positive Youth Development Fund; and an area report covering initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area. The meeting is open for the public to attend. Click through for the full agenda:
Agenda of Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board – 22 00 2019
Last chance to have your say: feedback on ECan’s draft Annual Plan for 2019/20 closes at 5pm on Tuesday 19 March. Click through for more information, including summary information, downloadable documents, and an online feedback form.
“Have you had your say about the proposed increased funding for public transport to match supporting funding from the New Zealand Transport Agency, and increased funding in water management, pest control and biodiversity? You an give your feedback online before 5pm Tuesday 19 March. Click below to…”
Today’s Papanui Neighbourhood Fair has been cancelled. See this post for more details:
“Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with the Muslim community and all those people and communities impacted by the tragedy. The Papanui Neighbourhood Fair 17th March is cancelled due to the tragedy. We apologise to anyone negatively affected by our decision to cancel but hope you understand our…”
The man arrested outside Papanui High School on Friday afternoon has been confirmed by Police Commissioner Mike Bush to be “A member of the public who just wanted to get their kids home”. In a report on Newshub, Police claim he had a firearm with him, but he denies this. The key point is that he was not involved and has been released without charge.
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As of 2:46pm this afternoon, Papanui High and likely all other local schools are in lock down. Police advice is “Police recommend that residents across Christchurch remain off the streets and indoors until further notice. Christchurch schools will be locked down until further notice.” I suggest following Canterbury Police and New Zealand Police on social media, and also the following link. Stay safe out there. ^Simon
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Nominations are open for the Christchurch City Council Community Service Awards, which give recognition to people who make our communities better places to live. Award nominations are considered and decided by Community Boards, and nominations close on Friday 12 April. Click through for more information, including online and downloadable nomination forms:
2019 is an election year for local authorities, with elections for Christchurch City Council and Community Boards, as well as Environment Canterbury and the Canterbury District Health Board. The election day is 12 October 2019, but postal voting will be open for several weeks before this.
Papanui Ward has two Community Board members and one Councillor. Details of current elected members can be found on the City Council website. So, who will be standing for election in 2019? A full list of candidates won’t be known until late August, after nominations close.
To date, it has been confirmed that:
- Councillor Mike Davidson will be standing for re-election (The Press, 28 Jan 2019)
- Community Board Deputy Chair Emma Norrish has advised Think Papanui that she intends to stand again: “There are major things happening in the Papanui-Innes area at the moment which require consistency and knowledge in decision-making … I love being able to make this a better place to live.“
- Board member John Stringer will be a candidate for Councillor (The Star, 28 Feb 2019)
- Think Papanui founder and curator Simon Britten will be a candidate – yet to be confirmed whether this is for Community Board and/or Council (Nor’West News, 12 Mar 2019)
Think Papanui will provide ongoing coverage of the local elections through 2019.
Consultation has opened on the Christchurch City Council plan to manage traffic downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC). Consultation documents are available at Libraries and Council Service Centres, or follow this link for more information (including dates/times for drop-in sessions) and a downloadable copy of the full plan:
Grimseys Road at QEII Drive is open left-in and left-out as of this morning. Take care on the fresh chip seal (and note that there are night closures of QEII Dr eastbound from tonight).
Are you aged 14-24 and passionate about the environment? Do you know someone who is? ECan is looking for young people to meet online and in person, and work together with Environment Canterbury Councillors and staff on issues that matter to young people. Applications close 17 March 2019. Click through for more information. Thanks Youth Engagement and Education at Environment Canterbury for the heads-up.
Environment Canterbury Youth Rōpu
“Join us! Applications for Rōpu representatives are now open We are looking for young people aged 14-24 from across the Canterbury region to be part of the Environment Canterbury Youth Rōpu. The EYR is a new initiative led by young people and the Youth Engagement and Education Team at Environment C…”