Wastewater issues in Aranui/Shirley

There are currently some issues with the waste water system in St Heliers Crescent in Aranui, and on the following streets in Shirley: Warden Street; Cargill Place; North Parade; Hope Street; Hercules Street.
The Council currently has sucker trucks out in Shirley to help with the situation, but for the next 24 hours residents in the area are asked to avoid doing washing, and to flush toilets only when absolutely necessary.
Latest information from the Council is available at:

Local state of emergency declared in Canterbury


Leave bins until Monday morning – Council

If your normal kerbside collection day is Monday, the Christchurch City Council is asking that you delay putting your bins out until first thing in the morning due to potential high winds overnight.

Important update about Monday’s kerbside collection.

We’re advising people who have a kerbside collection scheduled for Monday, to put their bins out tomorrow morning before 6am, rather than overnight, if possible.

This is due to weather conditions and to avoid bins blowing over with potential high winds overnight.

If your street is closed due to flooding and you have a kerbside collection scheduled for Monday, please do not put your bins out until your street has re-opened. Our Resource Recovery (Kerbside Collection) staff will organise for your bins to be collected.

For all the latest info on the heavy rain and high tides head to Newsline: https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/flooding-affecting-parts-of-christchurch-banks-peninsula



Weather updates: Sunday 30 May at 9am

– Heavy rain is continuing to fall this morning, and is expected to continue into Monday. The Press has reported a power outage in Bishopdale/Casebrook, and also overnight flooding on Main North Road in Belfast – it’s unclear if these issues are now resolved.
– Metservice reports that 26mm of rain fell in Christchurch yesterday, and close to another 30mm so far today (since midnight), with a total of over 50mm expected today.
– At the time of writing, some Christchurch roads have been closed due to flooding – link below. If you need to be on the roads this weekend, please drive slowly, particularly through any surface flooding, so that you don’t push water onto people’s properties. Also, try and avoid walking or biking through surface flooding as there is a chance it could be contaminated with wastewater.
– In the wider Canterbury region, Environment Canterbury has issued a flood advisory for the Ashburton & Hinds catchments, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency – South Island advises that SH 73 between Springfield & Castle Hill is closed due to slips & flooding.
– If you know of flooding or other issues in the Papanui area, feel free to comment here or message Think Papanui.


Flooding affecting parts of Christchurch, Banks Peninsula


May 2021 Community Board newsletter

The latest newsletter from the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board includes: highlights from the latest Board meeting; news from the community; information on funding granted to local community groups; an update on transport work around St Albans; and more. Click through to read the newsletter and to sign up to receive future editions:

The latest news for your community – May 2021


Sat 29 May: Cranford Basin tree planting

This Saturday 29 May from 10am there’ll be a community planting day at the Cranford Basin Kahikatea Forest. Conservation Volunteers New Zealand are working with the Christchurch City Council to plant a total of 40,000 kahikatea trees in the wetland area that will provide stormwater retention services as well as enhancing urban biodiversity. Planting is from 10am-12pm, followed by soup (please bring your own mug). For more information and a link to register, see the Facebook event:


Play/activity programmes in Northcote & Papanui

An initiative aimed at getting young people active in ways that are fun and specifically designed for them has started in north west Christchurch. Kia Kori Waitaha is a collaboration between 4 sport entities (Canterbury Cricket, Touch Canterbury, Canterbury Hockey and Squash Canterbury) along with local community organisations. See the Kia Kori Waitaha – Play in Canterbury Facebook page for more information, including details of after-school play events in Northcote (Paddington Reserve on Wednesdays) and Papanui (St James Park on Tuesdays).


21 May Community Board meeting outcomes

At the 21 May meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: heard a report back from a young person supported by the Board’s Positive Youth Development Fund; received an update on progress with the Papanui Bush project; approved new road names for a development in Belfast; received an area report covering initiatives and issues within the Board area, and exchanged information on a range of matters of interest. The Board will next meet on Friday 4 June. Click through to read the full minutes:



[Now reunited with owner] Dog found in Blighs Rd area

Update 3pm: Think Papanui has been advised that this dog has been reunited with her owner.

Q: Anyone missing a dog in the Blighs Rd area?

Found a little brown dog running across blighs rd around waimairi school about half an hour ago, poor thing was going to get itself killed . Have taken it to the vets on papanui rd by St. Andrews school if anyone is looking for it .

Had a pink collar