Agenda for 29 April Community Board meeting

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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Anzac Day wreath-laying planned in Papanui

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.

Anzac Day: A time to remember


Further design changes to Harewood Rd cycleway?

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:


High density residential zone planned for Papanui

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:

Plan change signals move towards more intensive housing


Hearings Panel approves Wheels to Wings cycleway

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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More changes recommended to Wheels to Wings design scheme