Children’s Halloween Scavenger Hunt: 29 October

For parents with younger children there’ll be a Level 2 version Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Friday 29 October from 4:30pm-5:30pm in St James Park in Papanui. This contactless event has a scavenger hunt sheet that can be downloaded from, or else see the post below for other options. For more information contact organisers Ray White Papanui or Rotary Club of Papanui.

Ray White Papanui and Rotary Papanui are delighted to put on this free Papanui community activity for children 12 years and under (accompanied by an adult). Come in your costume and join in the Halloween fun at St James Park!

We have made changes to our normal format to comply with current Covid 2 levels so this year there will be a contactless Halloween character scavenger hunt for the children to participate in.

The characters will be available for the children to find from 4.30pm – 5.30pm on Friday 29 October 2021 at St James Park, Papanui.

Due to this being under alert level 2 rules, and contactless you will need to download (and print if your preference) the scavenger hunt sheet and bring it with you. You can find the scavenger hunt sheet by either:

– You can come collect the scavenger hunt sheet from the Ray White Papanui office prior to the day | 7 Winston Avenue, level 1, Papanui
– Or email and we will send you a copy

Rotary Papanui has been serving the local community for over 60 years and is proud to partner with Ray White Papanui to bring some Halloween fun for our Papanui families to enjoy .

COVID-19 protocol will be followed in accordance with current level 2 status



Wheels to Wings cycleway: hearings panel briefing agenda

On Thursday 21 October at 2pm Council staff will brief the hearings panel for the Wheels to Wings cycleway. The briefing agenda (link below) includes the background to the project, a summary of the consultation feedback, and design concepts considered. The briefing will be livestreamed and will be followed by public information days and a further period of engagement with the community to gather feedback on the design concepts and the design changes made following the previous consultation.


8 October Board meeting outcomes

At the 8 October meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board:

    • received a public forum item from a member of the public, discussing the final safety audit for the Cranford St upgrade, and requested an urgent briefing from staff on the issues raised;
    • approved a parking upgrade for Winston Ave;
    • approved proposed road names for a development off Prestons Rd;
    • approved $2,801 in Summer with your Neighbours funding;
    • cancelled the scheduled 22 October meeting of the Board;
    • approved renewals for three streets in Richmond;
    • received an area report on issues and initiatives within the Board area;
    • and approved two grants from the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund.

The Board will next meet on Wednesday 3 November. Click through to read the full minutes:


Christchurch Community Strategy: drop in

There’s a drop-in session this afternoon Wed 13 October from 4pm to 6pm at the St Albans Community Centre. Council staff will be there to discuss the draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Community Strategy, which is the Council’s continued commitment to work with others to build a healthy, happy, and resilient Christchurch. For more information on the strategy and an online feedback form, click through to:

Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Community Strategy


Super Saturday: COVID vaccination in the Papanui area

This Saturday October 16 is Super Saturday and New Zealand needs a really big turnout to get our vaccination rates up. Papanui residents can get a jab with no appointment on Saturday at: Bargain Chemist Northwood and Papanui; Remedy Pharmacy, Springfield Road; Unichem Crisps Pharmacy Wairakei Road; Unichem Elmwood; Orchard Road vaccination centre at Christchurch Airport.

There are also bookable and walk-in vaccinations available at various local locations prior to Saturday.

The big drive-through vaccination event at Christchurch Arena will get under way at 9am Saturday and there will be entertainment to keep the kids occupied.

Vaccination is the key to ending lockdowns and keeping our community safe from the Delta variant, so please get along to one of the many drop in sites for your shot or encourage friends and family who need a nudge. For more information head to the Super Saturday link at


Board to consider submissions on Community Strategy, Cycleway

Following this Friday’s Board meeting, with Submissions Committee of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet at 11am on 8 October to consider making submissions on the Council’s Draft Ōtautahi Christchurch Community Strategy and on Te Ara O-Rakipaoa Nor’west Arc Cycleway – Section 3. Follow the link below for the full agenda for the committee meeting, or for more details and to make your own submission on either project, head to
Link to agenda:

Agenda of Waipapa Papanui-Innes Community Board Submissions Committee – Friday, 8 October 2021