Recap: the week ended 6 September

Think Papanui’s curator Simon Britten rounds up stories from the past week:

Parenting Week starts this coming Monday 9 September. Tickets are available for a range of events, all with the objective of supporting families.

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board’s September newsletter is available now.

Candidate profile statements for Papanui Ward local election candidates are available on the Council’s website (and also the Celect app).

Zion Studios is holding a fundraising concert this Saturday 7 September.

Top post of the week was news that a staff member has retired from Mitre 10 in Papanui after 37 years working across a number of Mitre 10 stores.

Coming up:

  • This Monday 9 September there’ll be a joint Community Board meeting to consider feedback and a staff recommendation on the Council’s proposed transport projects in the Cranford St area.
  • A ‘peaceful protest’ is planned for Monday morning, coinciding with the joint Board meeting.
  • On Thursday 12 September the Council will consider the recommendation for traffic lights at the Harewood/Gardiners/Breens intersection. This will be an interesting one to watch given that the Community Board’s recommendation for lights was made after receiving a staff report recommending against them for safety reasons.
  • On Tuesday 17 September there’ll be a ‘meet the Papanui Ward candidates’ evening hosted by the Redwood Business and Residents’ Group.

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