Whakaoho – Papanui Community Fun Day

For your diary: there is a Papanui Community Fun Day coming up in the Papanui Domain on Sunday 11 February from 1pm to 3pm. Click through to the event for more information… Whakaoho: “Wake Up” Papanui

Papanui Community Fun Day

There’s nothing better than a Community that is truly united, one which looks out for its own and seeks to see each other thrive.

On Sunday, February 11th, Papanui Youth Development Trust (PYDT) along with many other incredible local community groups are hosting Whakaoho, a fun, family-focused event.

Come down for the afternoon to grab lunch at some fantastic food stalls, be entertained with Live Music & Dance performed by people from our community, have a go at Stone Carving, getting a Spray Tattoo and have a great time playing on the free Bouncy Castle, Horizontal Bungee, Sumo Suits while getting some great shots in the free Photo Booth.

This is truly an event not to be missed! Bring the family and support some great local community groups.

Free Sausages for the kids!


11th February

Papanui Domain
61 Sawyers Arms Rd, Northcote

Many thanks to the groups and performers involved in the event:
Te Ora Hou
Northgate Trust
Freedom Trust
Red Cross
North City Youth
Y@P: Youth @ Papanui
Zion Dance Crew
Shiloh Music

Thanks to our sponsors:

Find out more about PYDT:

Ph: 03 354 9381
Email: office@pydt.org

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Closing Friday: Papanui-Innes Edible Garden Awards

If you haven’t yet entered or nominated someone for the Papanui-Innes Edible Garden Awards, there’s still time – entries close tomorrow Friday 2 February. Entries can be dropped in the box at the Papanui Library (pictured) or scanned & emailed to the address on the entry/nomination form (available at https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/community-awards/ediblegardens).



Under construction: the ‘Langdons Quarter’ at Northlands Mall

Under construction: following the announcement in November last year, work is starting on the ‘Langdons Quarter’ precinct at Northlands Mall. Temporary fencing has gone up, which means it’s no longer possible to drive between the Langdons Road entrance/exit and the car park on the Main North Road side. For more info on the development see this announcement from Kiwi Property: https://www.kiwiproperty.com/northlands/news/story/announced-langdons-quarter/



As at 8:50am Thursday: Cranford St lights flashing yellow (now resolved)


As at 8:50am Thursday Transport for Christchurch are reporting that the Cranford Street / Main North Road lights are flashing yellow. Please take care & keep an eye on the Transport for Christchurch Page for updates.[fb_vid id=”2068510656713826″]CRANFORD ST / MAIN NORTH ROAD – TRAFFIC SIGNALS – 8:35AM – THURS 25 JAN

The traffic signals at the intersection of Cranford St and Main North Rd are currently in flashing yellow.

Road users should apply the give way rule and watch for pedestrians crossing the road. ^JP


Urgent moves to chlorinate Christchurch’s water supply

Urgent moves to chlorinate Christchurch’s water supply are in the news and will be discussed tomorrow (Thursday 25 Jan) by our Council. The Papanui ward has water pump stations with below-ground well heads at the Grampian, Redwood (Prestons Road) and Grassmere sites – see this map, which is included along with many more details in a council agenda paper available at http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/01/CNCL_20180125_AGN_2256_AT_SUP_WEB.htm.



Papanui-Innes Edible Garden Awards reminder

Edible Garden Awards reminder: nominations for the Papanui-Innes Edible Garden Awards 2018 close on 2 February. Click through for more information and a nomination/entry form:

Papanui-Innes Edible Garden Awards 2018 : Christchurch City Council

Edible gardens are acknowledged in the Papanui-Innes ward with the Edible Gardens Award.


Free hot drinks & sushi with the Neighbourhood Links team

Northcote residents, here’s an opportunity to meet the team from Neighbourhood Links – Northcote/Redwood, and others who live locally. 11am to 1pm next Friday 26 January at the Redwood Library. See the Neighborhood Links post for details and maybe also give their page a ‘like’.

Hey Northcote, come see myself and Angie next week outside the Redwood Library, we have free hot drinks & sushi for the first 50 people that come down and have a chat. I want to hear your ideas for the community for 2018 🙂


Crash closes QEII Drive


Edit 4:45pm: QEII Drive is reported to now be open in both directions. ^SB

There’s a closure on QEII Drive due to a crash. Take care & watch for traffic impacts on nearby roads. Follow Transport for Christchurch for updates.[fb_vid id=”2060653464166212″]SH74 – QEII DR / INNES RD – CRASH – ROAD OPEN – 4:25PM – 11 JAN – UPDATE

QEII Dr has been reopened to traffic westbound and eastbound.^SM



QEII Dr (SH 74) is currently closed due to a crash. Road users should use Phillpotts Rd & Innes Rd until the crash site is clear. Take care and be patient until the road is clear.^SM