CNC to be closed Sat 3 & Sun 4 July

The Christchurch Northern Corridor is set to be closed next Saturday and Sunday mornings while being used as a filming location. The road will be closed between QEII Drive and SH1 near with Waimakariri bridge between 5am and 12pm on 3 & 4 July, with contingency dates the following weekend. Signposted detours will be in place, and the shared pedestrian/cycle path will remain open. Click through to read more:


Representation review update: June 2021

The Christchurch City Council has adopted a proposal for Christchurch’s representation arrangements, including the inclusion of Central Ward in an expanded Waipapa/Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board area, and tweaks to the boundaries of Papanui Ward. Redwood Springs is now proposed to remain part of the Ward (along with the rest of Redwood), while there are changes in the vicinity of Veitches Rd and Innes Road. This proposal will be referred to the Local Government Commission for a final determination following a statutory ‘appeals and objections’ period. Click through for more information:


16 June Board meeting outcomes

At the 16 June meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: received public forum presentations from a young person who had received funding from the Board, from Ilam MP Sarah Pallett, and from Shirley Road Central Inc about their recent skip day; approved grants to Papanui Redwood Association Football Club, Belfast Netball Club, and the Styx Living Laboratory Trust, and received an area report on issues and initiatives current within the Board area. The Board’s next meeting will be on Friday 16 July (the planned 2 July meeting has been cancelled as there are no reports for the Board to deal with on that date).

Click through to read the full minutes:


Townhouse development for Harewood Rd site

Mike Greer Homes is advertising a 31-unit townhouse development at 27-33 Harewood Road. The site, which borders St James Park and the railway line and has mostly been vacant for some years, is planned to hold two- and three-story townhouses with either two or three bedrooms each. Subject to receiving consent from the Council, construction is planned to get underway later this year.
More information is available on the Mike Greer Homes website:


New wells and pump station upgrade for Redwood

Work will get underway this month to drill new wells and install secure above ground well heads at Redwood pump station on Prestons Road. This work is part of a wider programme of work to upgrade the city’s water supply network to ensure safe and secure drinking water for residents. Click through to the Newsline story for more details, or see the work notice at


St John op shop opening in Papanui

St John are opening a new opportunity shop in Papanui, at the corner of Langdons and Main North Roads. The store is set to open on Saturday 26 June, selling quality second-hand goods with the proceeds from sales used to support local St John services. St John are also keen on more volunteers for the store – any one interested can apply online at the link below:,50017


Water supply outage in Redwood/Northwood

Update 8:40pm 17 June: comments online suggest many people have water again, but contractors are still at work and there’s traffic management in place on Prestons Rd. Take care if you’re driving in the area.

Do you have low/no water pressure in the Redwood/Northwood area? The Council is aware of a burst pipe and has contractors on their way. No word at this stage of a time to resolve this or whether there is any risk of contamination.

We are aware of a burst water pipe on Prestons Road and water supply issues affecting the Redwood and Northwood area. We have contractors en route to repair the pipe and restore water as soon as possible. ^pmd