Cranford roadworks rescheduled

The work to repair and resurface Cranford St between Innes Rd and the CNC roundabout has been rescheduled. From next Wednesday 30 October traffic will again be moved to the east side of the road so that the west side can be milled, repaired, and asphalted. In mid November the work will move to the other side of the road and then finally the centre of the road will be repaired and work on the central median will start. During this work there will be closures and turning restrictions on side streets, at least one bus stop will be shifted, and there will be a 30km/h speed limit in place. Click through for more information:…/cnc-cranford-project-update-2019…


Recap: the week ended 25 October

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

We had two Spring Markets in the neighbourhood last weekend – at Aratupu Preschool and Nursery on Saturday and at St Joseph’s School on Sunday.

Last Saturday there were delays on both bridges over the Waimakariri river due to crashes and road works.

Top post of the week was news that the Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre will close for maintenance and refurbishment work this summer, from mid-January.

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The Rotary Club of Papanui has a fundraising trailer raffle underway – see their stand in Northlands Shopping Centre for tickets.

The intersection of Glandovey Rd and Idris Rd was closed on the morning of Tuesday 22 October due to the serious crash there.

The Council’s latest Life in Christchurch survey is asking us for views on our neighbourhood.

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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

Ray White Papanui & Papanui Rotary Kids Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Update: although free, this event is ticketed. The organisers have announced in the Facebook event that they are at capacity with 400 tickets claimed.

On Thursday 31 October there’ll be a kids Halloween scavenger hunt in St James Park in Papanui, organised by Ray White Papanui and Rotary Club of Papanui. The event is suitable for children 12 years and under (accompanied by an adult). Click through for details:


Council survey: share about your neighbourhood

In the latest in the Christchurch City Council‘s ongoing Life in Christchurch survey programme, residents are being asked to share their views on their neighbourhood, including what they like and dislike about living there. Read more and find a link to the survey on the Council’s website:…/tell-us-about-your-neighbour…

Tell us about your neighbourhood

Christchurch and Banks Peninsula residents are being asked to share their views on their neighbourhood, including what they like and dislike about living there.”