22 November agenda of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday at 9:15am in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes: detailed traffic resolutions relating to Christchurch Northern Corridor changes to Cranford Street north of Innes Road; removal of trees, and approval of a landscaping concept, associated with the renewal of the drain on the west side of Marshlands Road; an additional funding allocation for the Board's Positive Youth Development Fund; an application to the Positive Youth Development Fund; and an area report covering initiatives and issues within the Board area. The meeting is open for the public to attend. Click through to read the full agenda:


Bishopdale Skate Jam: 24 November

The Bishopdale Skate Jam will run next Sunday 24 November (at the same time as Celebrate Bishopdale – see previous post). The Skate Jam includes demonstrations, competitions, skate lessons and free skateboard hire, and a free sausage sizzle. You'll also be able to talk to Council staff about the proposed revamp of the skate park.


Sunday 24 November: Celebrate Bishopdale!

Next Sunday 24 November the Celebrate Bishopdale event is on from 11am to 2pm at Bishopdale Park – a family fun day with performances, stalls, activities, and food. The Bishopdale Skate Jam is happening at the same time (see Think Papanui's next post for more info on that one).


Book Club at Papanui Library


The Papanui Library runs a book club on the third Tuesday of each month, where members get together to discuss what they’ve been reading. The next meeting is this coming Tuesday the 19th of November – click through for more information:


Papanui Book Club

Love sharing your favourite reads? Come and join other book lovers in our friendly, relaxed library environment. No bookings required.Held on the third Tuesday of the month at 10am.Browse all book clubs and reading groups at your libraries…”


Recap: the week ended 15 November

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

Papanui Bush nov for email

There was a community weeding day at Papanui Bush on Tuesday – look out for this on the morning of the second Tuesday of each month.

On Tuesday evening I attended the Redwood Business & Residents’ Group meeting. If you live or work in the area, check out the Facebook page, or come along to the next meeting on 10 December.

I shared a summary of the minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board.

By this time this recap is published, Friday’s kerbside wheelie bin collection will likely be complete. There was no change to the schedule despite the public holiday.

Free cycle skills sessions for adults are once again being run in our community.

Consultation is open on a proposed revamp of the Bishopdale skate park.

A proposal for Park & Ride and direct commuter busses from Waimakariri District to Christchurch is open for feedback.

The Christchurch App (which delivers Papanui news in partnership with Think Papanui) is the official app of the Agricultural Show.

Coming up:

Next Friday 22 November the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will hold its first ordinary meeting of this term, at 9:15am in the Papanui boardroom. I’ll post a summary of the agenda once it’s published.

Feedback is always welcome on Think Papanui’s content, either on Facebook or Instagram, or directly to me.
With warm regards
Simon Britten

Commuter busses from Waimakariri District?

Environment Canterbury and the Waimakariri District Council are seeking feedback on direct commuter busses between Rangiora/Kaiapoi and Christchurch, along with Park & Ride facilities for bus users. Depending on the level of support, these services could be available close to the time the Christchurch Northern Corridor opens. Follow the link for more information and a feedback form. (It looks like feedback is being sought from potential users of the service more than from Christchurch residents, so if you know people who live in the Waimakariri District, please pass this on). Consultation is open until 8 December.

A better way to commute for Waimakariri residents

What’s being considered? Direct commuter buses from Rangiora and Kaiapoi to central Christchurch are being considered for when the Northern Motorway extension opens mid-2020. The new carpool lanes, at the Tram Road on-ramp and on the Christchurch Northern Corridor, will allow direct buses to skip co…”