During March there will be large and small Neighbours Day events happening around New Zealand. One local event is this one, happening on Sunday 11 March at Northcity Church, 95a Sawyers Arms Road in Papanui. Click through to the Facebook event for more information. Free fun & food for the whole whānau! Bouncy castle, Zion dancers, clown Adam Allsorts, entertainment, games, ice cream, baking, candy floss, sausage sizzle and more! On wet or fine! (Outdoors if fine, indoors if wet). Great for young, old and everyone in between! Brought to you by Northcity Church & Northgate Trust and Papanui Baptist Church & Freedom Trust.
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Great news for nature lovers! At last week’s meeting, the Papanui-Innes Community Board approved the first stage of planting in the project to restore Papanui Bush at Bridgestone Reserve. Initial funding for this project is available from the Council’s stormwater budget, enabling around 1,520 native trees to be planted at the north and south ends of the reserve. Several schools and the Papanui Rotary Club have also confirmed their intention to contribute. While the photo below shows the portion of the reserve visible from Langdons Road, please note that it continues for several hundred metres beside the railway line behind the former Firestone/Bridgestone industrial site. Full minutes of the Board’s meeting can be found at:
Are you interested in hearing from Duncan Webb Labour MP for Christchurch Central? Dr Webb will be speaking at a Community Comment event this Friday 2 March at St Albans Uniting Church Christchurch at 7:30pm. The topic is ‘making a change – how to change society from within politics and without”.
ECan’s proposal to cut two bus routes in the Papanui area is currently open for feedback. Three options are proposed, all of which include discontinuing the 107 Styx Mill – Northlands and 108 Casebrook – Northlands routes, with no alternative services provided. Four other routes in other parts of the city are also proposed to be discontinued. You have until 26 March 2018 to have your say on this proposal (or any other aspect of Ecan’s Long-Term Plan). Follow this link for more details on the bus routes proposal and information on how to make a submission (can be online, by email, video, or hard copy):
Bus routes, fares & rates proposed to change. Public transport plays a vital part in connecting communities and enabling work and social travel in the region. Public transport in Greater Christchurch and Timaru is managed by Environment Canterbury, under the Metro…
Expect delays: the entry to QEII Drive from Main North Road & Northcote Road will be closed on Sunday night 25 February and Monday night 26 February to enable the installation of steel safety barriers as part of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) project. This work is expected to take place after 7pm each night. On Tuesday night 27 February traffic on both lanes on QEII Drive near the Grimseys Road intersection are expected to be stopped a short time while barriers are placed. (Also a reminder that from Tuesday evening 27 February Grimseys Road will be closed at QEII Drive through to mid May 2018.)
Neighbourhood Links – Northcote/Redwood is running a free Friday afternoon sport program at Paddington Reserve in collaboration with Te Ora Hou Otautahi. The launch party will be today Friday 23 February, with a free sausage sizzle, bumper balls, gladiator areana and games galore. If the park is too wet after all the rain the event will be postponed – keep an eye on the Neighbourhood Links Facebook Page for updates.
Here is some further information on this Friday’s Papanui-Innes Community Board meeting…
Work is continuing on the Langdons Quarter precinct at Northlands Mall. The entrance to the parking building by Langdons Road has moved slightly and pavement is being removed outside Lone Star.
Grimseys Road will be closed at QEII Drive for more than two months from next Tuesday evening 27 February. From next week also watch out for changed traffic patterns on Daniels Road and Main North Road due to the closure. Follow this link to the website for the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) project, where you can find a three-page project update covering this intersection closure and other information:
This project combines the Transport Agency’s Northern Arterial (a new section of SH74 running from just south of the Waimakariri River to QEII Drive near Winters Rd) and two Christchurch City Council projects that link QEII Drive to Cranford St and four-lane Cranford St to Innes Rd.
Waterway workshops: the following invitation is from the latest Papanui-Innes Community Board newsletter:
“You are invited to attend one of our community waterways workshops.
These are part of a wider research project to help identify and develop actions to improve the quality of Christchurch waterways.
The workshops will be held on:
• Monday, 19 February Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board Boardroom (Fendalton Library and Service Centre).
• Wednesday, 21 February Hao Room (Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre).
• Monday, 26 February Papanui-Innes Community Board Boardroom (Papanui Library and Service Centre).
• Thursday, 1 March Beckenham Community Boardroom (South Library).
These enjoyable workshops are fully catered.
Each workshop will run between 6pm and 8pm, with the venue opening for food and non-alcoholic refreshments from 5.30pm.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the workshop you wish to attend, any dietary preferences and accessibility requirements.”