Term 2 courses at Papanui High School Adult and Community Education are now open. Classes are scheduled to begin from Monday 9 May and most run for 7 weeks. See the Facebook page for more information, or https://www.papanui.school.nz/adult-education
A reminder that the kerbside collection will be a day later all this week due to the Anzac Day public holiday tomorrow. If your bins are normally emptied on a Monday, they’ll be collected on Tuesday instead, and so on through to the coming Saturday.
Next Saturday 30 April from 12pm there’ll be a Skate Jam to celebrate the completion of the St Albans Skate Park redevelopment. Cheapskates Skate Skool will be hosting the Skate Jam with free skate hire, instruction and competitions.
For more information see the Facebook event or https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/whats-on/event/st-albans-skate-park-opening-and-jam.
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet at 9:30am on Friday 29 April. The agenda includes: public participation; proposed safety improvements for the intersection of Marshland and Turners Roads; names for two roads in the Oakbridge development off Prestons Road; and an area report on issues and initiatives in the Community Board area. Members of the public can attend the meeting via audio/visual link, and the meeting will also be livestreamed on the Board’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
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Most Anzac Day events have been cancelled this year, however the Papanui RSA will hold a wreath-laying ceremony for veterans and families (see Facebook page for details) and the public is encouraged to pay respects including by leaving floral tributes at local memorials. An Anzac Day Citizens Service in the Transitional Cathedral will be live-streamed for the public at 10am on Monday.
Today’s Nor’West News reports that further design changes may be made to the Wheels to Wings Papanui ki Waiwhetū Major Cycle Route, including around the Mitre 10 driveway and also routing the cycleway on the park side of the trees on the northern side of Nunweek Park – a move that would allow an increase in car parking in the area. The Hearings Panel’s recommendations will be considered by the Council next month and a final decision is expected at that time.
The online edition of the paper can be found at: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/66733329/norwest-news-april-21-2022
Each month Community Boards report to the Council on decisions made and other local highlights and issues of importance. Here Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Deputy Chair (and Think Papanui curator) Simon Britten gives an update to the Council’s April meeting.
Apartment buildings and multi-storey flats of up to 20 metres (six stories) will be enabled in Papanui’s High Density Residential Zone under proposed changes to the City’s District Plan. Changes are being made to bring the District Plan in line with Government directives, including the National Policy Statement-Urban Development (NPS-UD). Pre-notification consultation on the extent of some of the Plan changes is open until 13 May. Click through for more information, or look for a consultation document at your local Council library or service centre:
The Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū cycleway was approved by a Council Hearings Panel today.
“The Hearings Panel was particularly impressed by the time and effort that a group of submitters put into developing their own alternate design scheme. We did seriously consider this alternate option but an independent review has raised significant safety concerns with it.
“After considering all the submissions and seeking additional information from staff, the Hearings Panel is recommending the Council approve the revised design scheme, with some changes.” says Mayor Dalziel.
The Hearings Panel’s full recommendations will be published online next week and a final decision is expected from the Council in May.
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