Grimseys Rd subway closed tonight


The Grimseys Road cycle/pedestrian subway will be closed tonight from 10pm through to 4am. Contractors will be asphalting the floor of the subway, and there will be ‘absolutely no access’. The asphalt crew will undertake similar work on the Winters Road subway in two weeks’ time.



Community Board to consider Cranford St lane

The Council’s latest update on transport projects downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) reminds us that there hasn’t yet been a decision on the use of the extra lane being established on Cranford Street south of Innes Rd. The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will consider this issue in late August/early September. (To subscribe to email updates on the project, head to…/…/stalbans-edgeware-mairehau-projects/)


Nor’West News: changes to Council roading projects

Today’s Nor’West News reports on proposed changes to roading and transport projects in the area, as the Council revises the Annual Plan in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Where funding has been taken out of the coming year’s budget, Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Board chair Emma Norrish says that projects “will still happen, they have only been deferred.” Next door in Harewood Ward, Councillor Keown is advocating for deeper cuts to achieve a zero rates rise, but also for funding to be brought forward to implement lights at the Harewood/Gardiners/Breens intersection. You can read the full digital edition of the Nor’West News at:…/…/63617582/norwest-news-july-09-2020


July Community Board newsletter

The July newsletter from the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board includes:

    • highlights from the latest Board meeting;
    • information on the extension to St Albans skate park;
    • news on transport projects downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC);
    • school holiday activities;
    • contact details for Board members and the governance team; and more.

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Wairakei/Grahams safety improvements approved

Safety improvements at the Wairakei/Grahams Road intersection have been approved by the Waimāero/Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, following consultation earlier this year. Feedback on the proposed design was ‘generally supportive’ with a number of suggestions and concerns also fed back to Council, and some changes made to the design as a result. The board has requested that staff review the operation of the intersection in six months’ time “as to whether right turn arrows or any other safety enhancements would further improve the safety and efficiency” of the intersection. The cycle lanes that are included in the design require the approval of the full Council, and are on the agenda of tomorrow’s Council meeting.


3 July Board meeting outcomes

At last Friday’s meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board:

    • was gifted a time capsule container for the rebuild of the St Albans Community Centre;
    • approved safety improvements for the Aorangi/Condell intersection;
    • approved the landscape plan for the St Albans skate park extension; and
    • received an area report on initiatives and issues within the Board area.

The Board will next meet on Friday 7 August. Click through to read the full minutes:…/PICB_20200703_MIN_45…


Term 3 night classes at Papanui High School

Term 3 night classes at Papanui High School Adult and Community Education are now open for enrolment. Classes will begin the week of 27 July and most will run for 7 weeks.

A full list of courses is available online: For further information please email Barbara Roper or telephone the office on 03 350 2701.

Online enrolment is now available on the website or you can email or phone the office.