31 Jan Community Board meeting agenda

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday at 9:15am in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes: a briefing on 10 Shirley Road / Shirley Community Reserve, including the modular pump track to be installed there; applications to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund and Youth Development Fund; and an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area. The meeting is open for the public to attend. Click through to read the full agenda:


Coronavirus – Update from the Ministry of Education to Schools.

Papanui High School has shared this update from the Ministry of Education regarding the coronavirus. Anyone who has been to China or has been in contact with someone known to have the virus is asked to stay away from school for 14 days. Other New Zealand schools will likely be issuing similar information. Click through for details:


Papanui and Burnside High School zones for 2020 and beyond

Children and young people will be back to school soon If you’re wondering what’s happening with zones for our local high schools, Think Papanui’s curator Simon Britten has written this handy explainer:


Papanui and Burnside High School zones for 2020 and beyond

Update: in March 2019 I wrote an article covering the Christchurch Secondary Schools enrolment scheme consultation, which was underway at that time. The boundary between the Papanui and Burnside Hi…”


Recap: the week ended 17 January

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

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Work is getting underway on the Main North Road bus priority project. This week I shared:

The Graham Condon Centre has closed for maintenance. The pools will reopen in April.

The Vinnies shop in Papanui reopened on Monday.

I shared the January newsletter from the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board.

The CNC Alliance has published a new fly-over video of the motorway project.

This afternoon, Go Cycle Christchurch held a cycle skills session for adults. See their Facebook page for future events.

The Council is consulting on options for managing home-share accommodation. There’ll be an information session in Papanui on the 12th of February.

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Drilling equipment is on site at the Grassmere Pump Station, to drill a new deeper well as part of the Council’s work on the city water supply.

Plans for a revamp of the St Albans skate park are open for feedback from today through to 17 February.

Closing soon:

Feedback is always welcome on Think Papanui’s content, either on Facebook or Instagram, or directly to me.

With warm regards
Simon Britten

St Albans skate park revamp

Plans for a revamp of the St Albans skate park are open for feedback from today through to 17 February. Beginner-friendly features are proposed to be added, with the total size nearly doubling. Click through for more information and an online feedback form. You can also meet staff to find out more and discuss the plans at tomorrow’s skate jam (12pm to 3pm Saturday 18 Jan).

St Albans skate park revamp

It’s time to revitalise St Albans skate park and we want to know what you think works, what features are important to you and any suggestions you may have on the proposed design…”


Home-share accommodation District Plan review

The Christchurch City Council is considering changes to the District Plan in relation to home-share accommodation (eg Airbnb etc). There appears to be widespread non-compliance with the current Plan, which requires a resource consent for whole unit listings (“only a handful” of hosts have applied for consent, despite an estimated 1600-plus listings requiring them). Click through to lean more, download a 32-page discussion paper, and see times for drop-in information sessions (there’s one in Papanui on 12 February). Feedback is due by the 2nd of March.

Home-share accommodation District Plan review

We’re seeking feedback on potential changes to the Christchurch District Plan around managing home-share accommodation…”