Locky Docks keep bikes safe in Papanui

Northlands in Papanui is one of the Christchurch locations you’ll find Locky Docks – a free secure parking option for cycles. You can use your Metrocard or the Bikeep app to open & close the lock – this video shows how they work, or click through for more info: https://www.lockydock.co.nz/

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#WATCH – Have you seen the Locky Docks around town? They’re super easy to use and free with your Metrocard! Head to our website to see where they are located. 🚲 🔐 https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/cycling/cycling-maps


Marshland Rd traffic to detour through Belfast & Redwood

Main North Road, Prestons Road, and also Belfast Road, will be impacted by detoured traffic due to a southbound closure on Marshland Road from midday on Thursday 29 July until 6am on Monday 2 August. The closure is for a concrete pour at the Marshland Road bridge over the Pūharakekenui / Styx River. See the post from Transport for Christchurch for more information:

HEADS UP: Marshland Rd – one-way system – from midday Thursday 29 July

From midday on Thursday 29 July, until 6 am Monday 2 August Marshland Rd will be closed to southbound traffic from Belfast Rd. Manual traffic control may also be required at times to assist with turn movements into Belfast Rd.

This is to enable the concrete pour for the new bridge deck and allow sufficient curing time to connect the old and new bridge structures together.

Contractors will be working with day and night shifts during this period to complete critical pavement works for the upcoming traffic diversion on the new section of the bridge, later this year. By doing these works during the lane closure will minimise further disruptions. Posted detours will be in place. ^JP


Connecting generations at Papanui Library

GenConnect is a volunteer inter-generational programme where high school students assist older adults by providing free technology help. In this video three Papanui High School students discuss the programme with Duncan Webb, Labour MP for Christchurch Central. There’s also more information at the following link:

At Papanui Library with Jack Haldane, Anish Kadariya and Lyss Cowie from Papanui High School who deliver GenConnect. Its an awesome initiative where they hang out at the library on Tuesday lunchtimes and people who need a hand with technology can stop by and get advice and assistance.

So if you need to work out your settings on facebook, want to set up an account on trademe, or desperately want to post a clip on TikTok, com on down. They will even help you make sure that you are on the best plan for your phone and the like.

Given the move away from storefront assistance by banks, insurers, power companies, and even phone providers this kind of assistance is really helpful – thanks guys!

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Term 3 Adult and Community Education classes at Papanui High School

Term 3 classes with Papanui High School Adult and Community Education are scheduled to begin from Monday 2 August, and most run for 7 weeks. Classes range from cheese making (see post below) to arts, craft, exercise, and more. See the Facebook page or follow this link for details:

Would you like to learn how to make Ricotta, Feta, Camembert, Neuf Chatel and Mascapone? Then come along to Papanui High School and enrol in our interative Cheese Making class. All recipes are provided along with an easy explanation on how students can go away and make their own cheeses. For further information and enrolment please visit our website https://www.papanui.school.nz/com-edu/category/food-cooking or email Barbara Roper rpb@papanui.school.nz or telephone our office on 033520701


Cranford Basin tree planting: 31 July

The next public planting day at the Cranford Basin Kahikatea Forest is coming up on Saturday 31 July 2021, from 10am to 1pm. Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is working in conjunction with the Christchurch City Council to plant a forest of 40,000 kahikatea trees in the Cranford Basin wetland area to provide stormwater retention services as well as enhancing urban biodiversity. See the Facebook event for more details:

Image Credit: Conservation Volunteers NZ


Wheels to Wings submissions online

Consultation update: the Council received 1348 submissions on the Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū Major Cycleway. Themes from the feedback include: improved safety for cyclists; a safe route for children to get to school; climate change; loss of parking; traffic congestion; and cost. All submissions are now available on the project’s ‘have your say’ page. The Council is now finalising details for community information days, a Community Board workshop, and hearings.

Click through for more information:


16 July Community Board meeting outcomes

At the 16 July meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: received information on the naming of Gulati Lane, and resolved to retain the existing name; received a report from staff covering initiatives and issues within the Board area; and requested staff advice regarding the placement of a plaque on the former St Albans Public Library site on Dover Street. The Board will next meet on Friday 6 August. Click through to read the full minutes:


Council survey: Life in Christchurch

The Christchurch City Council’s latest Life in Christchurch survey is open for feedback. Surveys are commissioned by the Council to gauge residents’ views on what it’s like to live in Christchurch. The focus of this survey is arts, culture, and city identity, with some additional specific questions on wellbeing and also kerbside collection. The survey should take between 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and is open until Sunday 25 July. Click through for the survey:

Image credit: Christchurch City Council