Crash closes Cranford St (4pm Tuesday)

Update: Cranford Street is now open in both directions.

There’s a closure on Cranford St (as at 4pm Tuesday) due to a crash. Expect delays in the area, and follow Transport for Christchurch for updates.


The crash is now clear. Expect delays until the backlog of traffic clears.^SM

4:00PM – TUES- 31JULY
A crash on Cranford St, between Malvern St and Dee St, has blocked Cranford St between these two roads. Traffic is currently being diverted by police. Expect delays until the site is again clear. ^SM


Northcote Friday afternoon sports programme

The Neighbourhood Links – Northcote/Redwood Friday afternoon sports/activity programme is back this term. Free for the whole community, from 3pm-4pm on Fridays at Northcote School. Follow the Neighborhood Links Pages for details and updates.

Introducing Hapori Takaro our new and improved Free Friday After school program in Northcote School.

Yes Tuts and Sneaky are back for term 3.

If you like to play games, sports and activities all the while having FUN then we want to see you.

The program is FREE and goes from 3pm-4pm, all you need to do is show up at Northcote School by the hall at 3pm. Yup it’s that easy. It’s on rain or shine.

Keep an eye on our facebook page for any updates or possible cancellations 🙂


Last week for community feedback – ECan Representation Review

Reminder: this is the last week to have your say on ECan’s proposed representation arrangements as we return to a fully democratically elected regional council next year. Click through for details:

Representation Review – Community Feedback

Environment Canterbury is returning to a fully democratically elected Council. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the options that have been proposed on the Representation Review.


Outcomes from 13 July Community Board meeting

At the 13 July meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: heard back from three young people who have been supported by the Board’s Positive Youth Development Fund; received a briefing on proposed changes to the Orbiter and 44 bus routes; and approved stopping and parking restrictions for Westminster Street, Cranford Street, and Langdons Road. Click through to read the full minutes. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for 9am on Friday 10 August in the Papanui Boardroom. http://christchurch.infocouncil.biz/Open/2018/07/PICB_20180713_MIN_2437.PDF



Submissions on proposed changes to Cranford Street now published

As previously reported, consultation on proposed changes to Cranford Street and the surrounding area has generated more than 400 submissions. The Council has now published a document summarising feedback received, as well as separate documents with all feedback and attachments. The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board is meeting to hear feedback on Monday 6 August at 9am in the Council Chambers (Hereford Street) – submitters have been notified that they have the opportunity to speak to their feedback at this meeting. Subsequently, a draft Downstream Effects Traffic Mitigation Plan will be developed, and then individual transport projects identified in the Plan will be follow (and likely consulted on?). Click through for the summary and all the detailed feedback received by Council: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/142

Proposed changes to Cranford Street and the surrounding area

We’re proposing changes to Cranford Street and the surrounding roads to coincide with the completion of the Christchurch Northern Corridor. We’d like to hear your thoughts on how to make this work for commuters and local communities.


Consultation on route changes for the Orbiter & 44 Shirley bus services

Proposed changes to the Orbiter and 44 bus routes fall just outside the Papanui ward, but may still affect you, or you may know people who could be impacted by these changes. Click through for details of the proposal. Consultation closes on Friday 10 August 2018. http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/news/Pages/Route-changes-ahead-for-the-Orbiter–44-Shirley-bus-services.aspx

Pages – Route changes ahead for the Orbiter & 44 Shirley bus services

 Route changes ahead for the Orbiter & 44 Shirley bus services Page Image Image Caption Page Content Tell us what you think about the proposed 44 Shirley bus route extension and proposed new bus stops by Friday 10th August 2018. In 2011, following public consultation, NZTA’s Northern Corridor pro…


Council debate on CNC road layout options

Discussion and debate on proposed layout options associated with the Council end of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) project took up an hour of the full Council’s time yesterday. Click through to watch – from around 9 minutes in, Papanui Councillor Mike Davidson discusses design details and raises concerns around compliance with NZTA guidelines. At 55 minutes you can hear him explain why he subsequently votes against aspects of the design. The ultimate outcome was that the proposals were passed by a majority vote. http://councillive.ccc.govt.nz/video/7907

12.07.18 Item 46 – Christchurch Northern Corridor – proposed road layout options | Christchurch City Council Streaming