The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap is underway this week, including at Redwood (pictured) and Papanui libraries. Bring along some seeds or seedlings you’d like to swap, or you’re welcome to just take something away to grow.
St James Park and Murchison Park are among 33 parks across the city that have been identified as preferred sites to receive wildflowers this spring, following feedback from the community in response to last summer’s trial in Hagley Park.
On Thursday 14 September, the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board: granted a ground lease to the Marist Harewood Cricket Club in relation to the club’s pavilion at Redwood Park; approved $4,500 in Summer with your Neighbours funding for local community gatherings; approved a $2,000 grant to the City Park Community Patrol; and received a report on issues and initiatives within the Board area. The Board will next meet on Thursday 12 October 2023.
Repair and widening works are expected soon on the Northern Line Cycleway between Langdons Road and Sawyers Arms Road. The work is planned to commence on Monday 25 September and run through to late October 2023, weather permitting. The shared path will be closed during the work, with a detour in place via Sisson Drive. See the start work notice (above and below) for more information.
The Great Library Plant and Seed Swap will take place next week at a number of Christchurch City Libraries, including Papanui and Redwood. Come along to your local library and bring any seeds or seedlings you’d like to swap. Don’t have anything to swap but would like something to take away and grow? That’s okay too. Click through for more information: my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/seed-and-plant-swap
Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui has a birthday celebration this weekend! Check out their Facebook post or page for details.
We’d love you and the family to come down and help us celebrate our 7th birthday this weekend. From 10am-2pm both tomorrow and Sunday we’ll have ‘fishing’ for ducks (and prizes) Free sausage sizzle In store treasure hunt Balloon twister Bouncy castle Hororata Highland Games with their tugging rig And a colouring in competition Oh and did we mention there is also coffee inside?
The Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board will meet this Thursday at 4pm in the Papanui Boardroom.
The agenda includes: a new lease for the Marist Harewood Cricket Club at Redwood Park for the club’s pavilion; forty Summer with your Neighbours grants totalling $4,500; an application to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund by the City Park Community Patrol; and an area report on initiatives and issues within the Board area.
The Nor’West Arc cycleway will (eventually) link Papanui through to Canterbury University and beyond. Work will start next week on the section from the University to Aorangi Road – see the Council’s Newsline story for information on traffic impacts including detour routes. Progress on the section of Aorangi Road between Ilam Road and Brookside Terrace will be delayed following a Council decision yesterday to consider a design change. The Papanui end of the project requires additional funding to be found through the Long Term Plan process and will not be built this financial year.
Papanui Pet Service: St Paul’s Anglican Church, Papanui will hold a Pet’s Service this Sunday 10 September – people are invited to bring their live animals as well as pictures of past pets, animal toys etc to participate and receive a blessing. For more information see the Facebook Page or stpaulspapanui.org.nz/events/pet-service
Signs of progress: construction has begun on the missing sections of the Northern Line cycleway. This photo looks north from Barnes Road and shows the future path to Main North Road at the Belfast bridge. Work between Tuckers and Sturrocks Roads is also getting underway. These sections are planned to be completed by mid 2024.