St Vincent De Paul store reopens

There were long queues waiting in the rain for the reopening of the St Vincent De Paul store in Papanui on Saturday. Mayor Lianne Dalziel and Councillor for Papanui Ward Mike Davidson were on hand for the opening, in a new building constructed on the old Vinnies site at 19 Langdons Road.
The store had been located at Bishopdale Mall during construction. Shop manager Polly Fisher said that support had been wonderful, and that regulars as well as new customers had supported the store while at its temporary site.
The primary objective of the store is to provide clothing and other items at very reasonable prices, and income from sales goes into supporting needs in the community. All stock is donated, and there is always a need for more – goods can be left at the Society’s clothing bins, dropped off at the Papanui store, or free pickup can be arranged.
Store hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, and 10am-3pm on Saturdays.