Public holiday kerbside collection change: if you usually put your wheelie bins out for Friday collection, please be aware that this week collections will be on Saturday 11 April instead. Easter Monday collections will be picked up as normal. Click through for information:
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board has published another COVID-19 update. Click through to read about: the helpline for welfare assistance; rates relief; being responsible with dog walking and neighbourhood noise; and more. Click through to read:
The Christchurch City Council will meet this Thursday 9 April at 10am, with live streaming available via the Council’s website. The agenda includes: an update by the COVID-19 incident management team; an economic recovery update; an item relating to noise effects of the Christchurch Multi Use Arena (stadium); and the approval of further borrowing and onlending to Christchurch City Holdings Ltd (CCHL) in the next financial year. It will be interesting to see what discussion there is at the meeting on the possibility of a 0% rates rise, noting that the lockdown itself is set to cost the city $6m. Click through to read the full agenda:
From this week the Council is temporarily sending the contents of yellow wheelie bins to landfill, due to the suspension of operations at EcoCentral's Materials Recovery Facility. Collection days are unchanged. Click through for more information:
Plant closure forces temporary end to recycling
The contents of yellow wheelie bins put out for kerbside collection in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula will start going to landfill from next week to protect the safety of staff at the processing plant.
Do you have questions for your local MP? Duncan Webb Labour MP for Christchurch Central is hosting a Facebook live this Tuesday 7 April from 11am. Questions can be sent in advance – click through for details:
Kmart Papanui’s 2 April opening date has come and gone, but the retailer has joined others including The Warehouse, Briscoes, Noel Leeming, Mitre 10, and Warehouse Stationery in offering a limited range of essential items to online shoppers.
Think Papanui’s page tracking what shops and services are open has been updated – two more banks have been confirmed to be opening one day a week (BNZ at Northlands and also Kiwibank Papanui).
What’s open in the Papanui area?
“Note: the purpose of this page is to assist our community in accessing essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown commenced in March 2020. It is not intended to encourage people to go out more…”
The Christchurch City Council will hold an online meeting this Thursday 2 April. The Council has revoked delegations previously granted to Community Boards, so any matters specific to the Papanui area that need addressing in the short term will be dealt with by Council or the Council's Emergency Committee – there are no such items on this week's agenda, which is focused on COVID-19. The meeting will be streamed online and a recording will be made available after the fact. Click through to read the agenda for the meeting:
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board has published a COVID-19 update. Click through for information including things to do from home, help with budgeting, and contacts for the Papanui-Innes governance team.
Garden City Produce is a wholesale supplier owned by a Papanui local, with approval to operate as an essential service including 'zero interaction' home deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables while we are in Level 4 lockdown. The best way to arrange an order is to send an email to the address in the post below. Click through to the Garden City Produce Facebook page for more info.