As construction on the Christchurch Northern Corridor project continues, watch out for changes in January 2019 at the Philpotts Rd and Grimseys Rd intersections with QEII Drive, a partial closure of Prestons Rd, and a route change for the Orbiter bus. Think Papanui will post more about these in the coming weeks. In meantime you can click through to the project website for details:
Christchurch Northern Corridor | NZ Transport Agency
Christchurch wheelie bins are being emptied one day later than normal this Christmas / New Year (except Monday collections). Most of Papanui/Redwood seems to be on a Friday collection normally, so this week & next week bins can instead to out on Friday night for Saturday collection. Click through for details:
Christmas heralds change to wheelie bin collection days
The alliance building the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) has published drone footage showing the current construction status of the project. Click through to watch:
Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) aerial flyover – December 2018
Click through for details of changes to hours and days of operation for Council services and facilities over the Christmas / New Year period. Highlights: most wheelie bins will be emptied a day later than usual next week & the week after; and the Council's phone contact centre remains open 24/7 throughout the holiday period.
Opening hours and services over Christmas
There are a range of activities planned at Papanui and Redwood Libraries over the coming weeks, including some that run year-round and others arranged especially for the school holidays. Click through to see the list (and note you can change the filters to see what’s happening at other Libraries or on other dates):
Events | Christchurch City Libraries
In this week’s Nor’West News, NZ Post confirms the Papanui PostShop will close on 1 February 2019. The intention is to open a new branch in the premises of a local business, but it is not yet known where or when.
A limited number of potted vege plants are being given away at the Papanui Library today (Tuesday 18 December). See the Community Board’s post for details:
“It’s never too late to start your vege garden!
To support people growing their own fruit and veggies, the Papanui Innes Community Board are giving away 20 free potted vegetables at the Papanui Library and Service Centre. Feel free to stop by on Tuesday to get one for yourself, but get in quick before they are gone. You can also enter the Papanui Innes Edible Garden awards, putting you in the draw to win Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui Vouchers.
#ediblegardens #gardening #papanuiinnes“
Priorities for the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board in 2019 include water issues, traffic management, and community spaces. Read more in this week’s issue of the Nor’West News – available online at https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/62281827/norwest-news-december-18-2018
People who have been following Think Papanui might like to also check out Think Papanui’s new Instagram profile – another way to keep in touch with what’s happening in the Papanui area in Christchurch (in addition to the Facebook page, website, weekly email newsletter and occasional YouTube video):
Think Papanui (@thinkpapanui) • Instagram photos and videos
The Christchurch City Council is running a series of summer pool parties, including at Jellie Park tomorrow Saturday 14 December from 12pm-3pm, with a bomb competition, inflatables in the pool, a free sausage sizzle, and more (https://www.facebook.com/events/2283535355267008/). Follow this link for a complete listing: