Recap: the week ended 26 July

Think Papanui’s curator Simon Britten rounds up stories from the past week. Be sure to read through, as two proposals that significantly impact the Papanui area have been opened for consultation:

Photo credit: Chris Buchanan

Thanks to all those who participated in the ‘Papanui in pictures’ photo promotion. Chris Buchanan was the lucky person who was drawn to receive the gift voucher kindly donated by Mitre 10 Mega Papanui, having submitted the photo above.

Consultation closed on Monday on the Council’s proposed 30km/h ‘slow zone’ for some Papanui streets. Feedback will now be collated and reported through to the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board, which in turn will make a recommendation to the City Council.

Main North Road southbound at Prestons Road is fully open again, following a lane drop over the school holidays associated with waste water works.

The proposed PAK’nSAVE as it would look from Main North Road

A consent application from Foodstuffs for a new PAK’nSAVE supermarket on Main North Road has been published for public feedback. This news was Think Papanui’s top post of the week – thanks to all who commented on Facebook. Later in the week Think Papanui shared an analytical piece that I wrote in response to some of the feedback.

Big news for Think Papanui this week was the announcement of a collaboration with The Christchurch App, bringing local Papanui content to a wider audience. You can find The Christchurch App in the App Store and Google Play, or via

There was a Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board meeting today. Earlier this week I published some information from the agenda, and I’ll write up some notes on outcomes once minutes are available.

Term 3 night classes at Papanui High School start next week.

The Papanui Redwood AFC is looking for volunteers to help run a youth programme over the next football season.

From Monday 29 July for about for about four weeks there’ll be no exit eastbound from Knowles Street to Cranford Street.

The Council has published information on proposed projects in the Cranford Street area, downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC). This is the first stage of the CNC Downstream Effects Management Plan (DEMP), and you have until 19 August to submit feedback.

Coming up:

Feedback is always welcome on ink Papanui’s content, either on Facebook or Instagram, or directly to me.
With warm regards
Simon Britten

CNC downstream projects open for feedback

The Christchurch City Council is consulting on proposed transport projects in the Cranford Street area, downstream of the Christchurch Northern Corridor. This follows two previous rounds of consultation on the development of the Downstream Effects Management Plan (DEMP). Click through for details, including information on road & intersection upgrades, cycle connections, parking changes, 40km/h speed zones, traffic calming, and more.

There is a lot of detail in this proposal, so you might like to download a PDF copy of the consultation booklet, or pick up a printed copy (should be available at Council service centres and libraries). There are also two drop-in information sessions at St Albans School Hall, 5pm-7pm on August 6th and 8th. Think Papanui will review the detail of the proposed projects and post some more info during the consultation period. The package of proposals is open for public feedback until 19 August 2019.…/consultations-an…/haveyoursay/show/257


No exit from Knowles St eastbound onto Cranford St

From Monday 29 July through until 23 August, there will be no exit from Knowles Street eastbound onto Cranford Street. This is due to curb and channel work associated with the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) project. It will still be possible to turn into Knowles St from Cranford St. See the works notice from the CNC Alliance for details, also available at…/cnc-cranford-street-project-upda….


Analysis: A new PAK’nSAVE for Main North Road?

Following on from this week’s public notification of Foodstuffs’ resource consent application for a new PAK’nSAVE supermarket in the Papanui area, Think Papanui’s Simon Britten has unpacked some of the issues raised by the community:

A new PAK’nSAVE for Main North Road?

Analysis: This week the Christchurch City Council publicly notified a resource consent application from Foodstuffs for a new supermarket and self-service fuel station at 171 Main North Road. What’s…”


Agenda of Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board – 26 July 2019

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 26 July at 9am in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes: the new Council-Community Board Governance Partnership Agreement and delegations; five applications to the Board’s Youth Development Fund; and an Area Report on initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area. The meeting is open for the public to attend. Click through for the full agenda:…/PICB_20190726_AGN_32…

Agenda of Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board – 26 00 2019


Think Papanui & The Christchurch App

Announcing an exciting new collaboration between Think Papanui and the Christchurch App ? Think Papanui’s news can now be found on a dedicated Papanui button on The Christchurch App. Click through for details, or for more information contact the following:
Think Papanui:
Simon Britten, curator, or 027 787 5241

The Christchurch App:
Advertising enquiries: Murray Dempsey, Managing Director, Metros Publishing Group or 021 639 994

Tracey Edwardes, journalist, or 021 332 737

Think Papanui & The Christchurch App

Hyper-local news sites Think Papanui and The Christchurch App are collaborating to increase the availability of local democracy reporting and community news in Christchurch. Think Papanui’s news ca…”


Proposed new PAK’nSAVE for Main North Road

Foodstuffs' resource consent application for a new PAK'nSAVE supermarket and fuel station on their Main North Road site has been publicly notified and is open for submissions until 16 August. The proposed development includes the addition of a signalised intersection on Main North Road between Cranford Road and Northcote Road/ QEII Drive. See these images for an overview. For more details and an online feedback form, see:…/consultation…/haveyoursay/show/256.
Thanks Mike Davidson – Councillor for Papanui for the heads-up.