Vaccine certificates needed Council facilities from Friday

When the city moves to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework this Friday 3 December, only people who have been double vaccinated and have the official My Vaccine Pass will be allowed to use many of the Council’s public facilities. This includes libraries, recreation centres & indoor pools, the art gallery, the civic offices, and customer service centres. Click through for more details:

Vaccine certificates needed at libraries and pools


Community Board cycleway briefing this Thursday

The Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood and Papanui-Innes Community Boards will hold a joint briefing this Thursday 2 December at 6pm on the Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū Major Cycleway. This workshop was requested by Councillors in a February 2021 Notice of Motion, which directed staff to produce a range of design options for the Community Boards to consider in public workshops prior to the commencement of the hearings process. The purpose of the workshop is to provide information to the Community Boards, to inform their submissions to the Wheels to Wings hearings panel.
At the workshop design changes made following initial consultation, and a summary of the feedback received in the second round of community engagement will be presented, and the Community Board members will have the opportunity to ask the project team questions. Due to COVID restrictions public cannot attend in person but the meeting will be livestreamed on the Council’s web page and YouTube channel. Click through to read the full agenda:


Conservation Volunteers at Papanui Bush: Friday 3 December

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand will be at Papanui Bush this coming Friday 3 December from 9:30am to 12:30pm, working alongside members of the Rotary Club of Papanui to release plantings and remove weeds within the reserve. Community members are welcome to join in – BYO gardening gloves, boots etc, and please register via the website. Meet at Bridgestone Reserve on Langdons Road. Click through for more information and to register:

Conservation Volunteers – Bridgestone Reserve (Papanui Bush)


Bus Route Review: changes proposed for routes 17, 28, and 125

Changes to local bus routes are being proposed by Environment Canterbury. The review could see two new routes being made out of a combination of the current Route 17 (Bryndwr to Huntsbury) and Route 28 (Casebrook to Lyttelton). As part of the proposal, the route 125 (Redwood to Westlake) that presently stops at the airport terminal would instead use the bus stop outside the Antarctic Centre on Orchard Rd and not go into the terminal. Feedback is also sought on purchasing electric buses rather than the budgeted low-emission diesel ones. Click through for more information, including proposed route maps and an online feedback form:

Bus Route Review 17 and 28


Nor’West Arc Cycleway: Hearings Panel outcome

The Hearings Panel for the Papanui to University section of Te Ara O-Rakipaoa Nor’West Arc Cycleway has finished considering submissions and has made recommendations for the cycleway design. Recommendations were made following the consideration of written submissions, hearing from submitters, a site visit, and Q&A with staff, and include: the one-way cycleway option on Ilam Road; the two-way cycleway option on Aorangi Road; and a number of detailed recommendations relating to specific aspects of the design. Final decisions will be made by the Council’s Urban Development and Transport Committee, early in the New Year. Click through to read the full Hearings Panel minutes:


19 November Community Board meeting outcomes

At the 19 November meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: received a public forum presentation from Te Ora Hou Otautahi, and a deputation in relation to the road naming agenda item; approved a new road name for a development at 1090 Main North Road; and received an area report on issues and initiatives within the Board area. The Board will next meet on Friday 3 December. Click through for the full minutes:


Now online: Parenting Adventures

Parenting Adventures is now happening as an online event from November 27. Registered participants will have access to all workshops, covering topics including: Blended Families; Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing; Parenting Pre-schoolers; Parenting in a Digital Age; and more. There’s still time to register and due to the format change there is no limit on numbers. Click through for details of all the workshops and to register:

Now happening ONLINE! What an Adventure we have been on. We had hoped to run Parenting Adventures in person this weekend but feedback was that the new date wasn’t suitable for many people. Therefore, this affected our registration numbers which are now too low to be able to run this as planned. However we will run this event ONLINE so you can listen to all our amazing speakers – in your own time.

There will be a link sent out to you this Friday 26th Nov to access the event – but you MUST be registered. There’s still time to register and we have no limit on numbers so please share this far and wide! You will also have access to all speakers, not just the ones you may have previously signed up for.

We hope you will enjoy our quality speakers from the comfort of your own home.

Ngā mihi nui
Neighbourhood Trust Team


White Ribbon BBQ at Mitre 10 this Thursday

There’ll be a free BBQ at Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui this Thursday 25 November from 10am-2pm to create awareness and support for White Ribbon Day – Shine a Light on Family Violence Prevention. The BBQ will be hosted by a number of Government and NGO organizations who all work directly in the family violence sector. For more information on White Ribbon New Zealand see their Facebook page or