Final update 9:35am: Northlands Shopping Centre has been thoroughly inspected by…


Final update 9:35am:
Northlands Shopping Centre has been thoroughly inspected by a safety engineer and will be open at 10am today (Facebook)

Updates 8:14am:
Papanui Primary confirmed open (Facebook)
Cotswold School open (email, Tiqbiz)

Information known by Think Papanui:
Papanui High School: open (Facebook)
Casebrook Intermediate: open (website)
Cotswold School open (email, Tiqbiz)
Paparoa Street School: open (website)
TKW alternative education: closed today (Facebook)
Papanui Primary School: open (Facebook)
Other local schools: unknown – check your school’s website/Facebook/Twitter
The Ministry of Education has advised schools and early childhood centres from North Canterbury to Wellington to remain closed until buildings have been checked (website)
NZQA advises that NCEA exams will proceed in most of NZ, where schools cannot open there is a process for an emergency derived grade (website)
Northlands Mall: to open at 10am (Facebook)
Christchurch Airport advises they are operating as normal (source: Twitter)
Metroinfo advises some impacts to Christchurch bus services due to the Tsunami warning (website)

Hopefully everyone is doing OK this morning. Radio NZ is reporting that the Ministry of Education is “advising schools from North Canterbury to Wellington to remain closed today”. Keep an eye on the usual information channels for news about specific schools (website, Facebook, Twitter…). Think Papanui will share information about local closures when/if it comes to hand.


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Celebrate Bishopdale!


In your community: come down to Bishopdale Park next Sunday 20 Nov between 11am-2pm for Celebrate Bishopdale. Free entry, stage performers, activities for children, local community groups, market stalls. See the Facebook event for more details: Come along and Celebrate Bishopdale!

This is the 4th year of our local festival where we have stage performers, lots of activities for children; local community groups will be present and market stalls to browse and shop for your Christmas presents!

Free entry!

Celebrate Bishopdale is organised by the Christchurch City Council’s Fendalton/Waimairi Community Governance staff in partnership with the Bishopdale Community Trust. The event is funded by the Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board.

We aren’t accepting any more commercial food vendors as this event is a local event and for fundraising.

857 people interested


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New safety measures trialled in cycleway build


As consultation on the Northern Line cycleway comes to a close, work is already underway on the Papanui Parallel. “The start of works on the Papanui route was a significant milestone for the Cycleways programme”: http://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1155

New safety measures trialled in cycleway build

Work has kicked off on the new $14 million Papanui Parallel cycleway and the contractor is trialling a new 360 degree way of looking at things.


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Northern Line Consultation : Christchurch City Council


One more week to have your say! Do you feel strongly about proposed cycleway changes along the railway line? Are you just mildly supportive (or opposed), or do you want to find out more? Feedback and comments are being sought before 5pm Thursday 17 November 2016. For more information and to submit feedback click through to https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/cycling/major-cycle-routes/major-cycle-routes-consultation/northern-line-consultation/

Northern Line Consultation : Christchurch City Council

You can give feedback on the plans for the Northern Line Cycleway until Thursday, 17 November 2016. Information sessions will be held throughout November.


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Agenda of Papanui-Innes Community Board – 15 November 2016


The first ordinary meeting of the Papanui-Innes Community Board is scheduled for 4pm next Tuesday 15 November. This meeting is open for the public to attend. The agenda (link below) includes a status report to the Board from Council staff (significant projects, community issues, business priorities…), the board will also consider liaison/representation arrangements with local groups & committees, and there’s more: http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2016/11/PICB_20161115_AGN_1195_AT_WEB.htm

Agenda of Papanui-Innes Community Board – 15 November 2016



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Another milestone for the Christchurch Northern Corridor


Another milestone for the Christchurch Northern Corridor. Remember to keep an eye out for progress photos from Think Papanui. Locals are also welcome to message Think Papanui when you see construction getting underway in your area.


A sod turning this morning marks the start of works on the Christchurch Northern Corridor Motorway which is designed to ease traffic congestion for North Canterbury commuters! Read more at NEWSLINE: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1137.


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Projects in action: Construction of the Papanui Parallel cycleway has started!


Projects in action: Construction of the Papanui Parallel cycleway has started! Have you seen the work underway in Sawyers Arms Road and Grassmere Street? Here are some photos snapped by Think Papanui’s Simon Britten this week. Information on the cycleway can be found on the Council’s website: https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/cycling/major-cycle-routes/cycle-routes/papanui-parallel/


Progress photos of cycleways in the Papanui Ward


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