Work has restarted on the Main North Road Bus Priority project. The contractors advise that because of physical distancing requirements, construction work will go more slowly than usual. Ongoing physical distancing requirements will affect the project end date, but they are currently exploring ways they can speed things up, like split shifts, extra work teams and extending our hours of work.
Month: April 2020
Agenda of Council – 30 April 2020
The Christchurch City Council will meet online on Thursday 30 April at 10am. The agenda includes: an update by the COVID-19 Incident Management Team Lead; changes to delegations in relation to the Resource Management Act; Biodiversity Fund project applications; a review of the Council’s Waste Minimisation and Management Plan; and public excluded items, one relating to Red Bus Ltd. The agenda for the meeting can be found at the link below (several items are on a supplementary agenda that can be found via the Council’s website), and the meeting will be streamed online.
Agenda of Council – 30 April 2020
Think Papanui’s ‘shop local’ directory
Fancy a flat white? Do you want to check if your local takeaway is open or what other Papanui businesses are operating under the current alert level? Think Papanui has launched a directory of crowd-sourced listings focused on our local area. Browse the categories, search for your favourite, or hit ‘create a listing’ to add details of any businesses you know about.
‘Shop local’ to launch at 4pm today
A ‘shop local’ directory of businesses in the Papanui area will be launched this afternoon by Think Papanui’s curator Simon Britten. Local business owners and members of the public will be able to contribute listings. Tune in to the live stream at 4pm to learn more.
No change to kerbside collections this week
Christchurch wheelie bins will be collected as normal this coming week despite it being a Mondayised ANZAC Day public holiday on Monday 27 April.
Papanui businesses prepare to reopen
Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui is one of a number of local Papanui businesses that will reopen or expand their offerings when we shift to Alert Level 3. (Think Papanui’s website also has a listing of current bank and supermarket hours in Papanui – see https://
Work on Christchurch Northern Corridor to resume
Work on the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) will restart next week, following the shift to Alert Level 3. The latest information on completion dates from the alliance working on the motorway project is “…at this stage we still feel we can make our December completion dates and we are working towards this.” Weather conditions over the coming few weeks may impact this, as road sealing cannot be done during the winter months. Click through for more details:
Email newsletter monthly gift card draw
Email newsletter reminder – all subscribers to Think Papanui’s weekly round-up of local news are eligible for the monthly draw for a gift card from a local cafe (redeemable once cafes are able to reopen, of course). Click through to sign up:
Live: Baking and Chat with Duncan
Duncan Webb Labour MP for Christchurch Central is hosting another online ‘baking and chat’ meeting this afternoon 24 April at 3pm. You can send Duncan questions ahead of time or asking them during the livestream. Click through for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/876219499560052/
Community Board newsletter: 23 April
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board is continuing to share regular newsletters with a round-up of Council news regarding COVID-19. Click through to read about: the resumption of building and infrastructure projects; 3D printing face shields; changes to rubbish and recycling services; marking ANZAC Day; and more: