Air Cadets: open evening for Year 9 & 10 students

Papanui High Schools are usually visited by the Air Cadets at the start of the year to invite Year 9 & 10 students to an open evening. Due to the public health situation that didn’t happen, but recruitment is underway now and there’ll be an open evening next Thursday 2 June from 6:30pm. See the No. 17 (City of Christchurch) Squadron, Air Training Corps Facebook page or https://17squadronatc.com/ for more information.

18 May Community Board meeting outcomes

At the 18 May meeting, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board: heard from Cultivate Christchurch regarding their red zone project; requested staff investigate speed changes for the Kāinga & Stewarts Gully areas; approved Community Service Awards; and received a report on issues and initiatives within the Board area. The Board will next meet on Friday 17 June.

Click through to read the full minutes:


Restoring nature: Man’s mission to return a Christchurch reserve back to bush

There’s coverage on Stuff today of Papanui Bush, and in particular the work of Denis McMurtrie. A community planting day is coming up on Friday 27 May if you’d like to help out. Click through to read more:

Restoring nature: Man’s mission to return a Christchurch reserve back to bush


Wed 18 May: traffic signal outage

FINAL UPDATE Wed PM: NZTA advise “The signals are now working & traffic management is being withdrawn. Further repairs will be required and this will occur over this coming weekend”

FURTHER UPDATE 1:30PM: NZTA advise “To enable a full repair of the traffic signals the intersection of SH74M Main North Rd/Queen Elizabeth II Dr/Northcote Rd will be reduced to a single approach in all directions with a temporary roundabout and a 30km/h speed restriction in place. Motorists are advised to expect delays when travelling in this area and should consider an alternative route until the work has been completed.”
UPDATE: NZTA report that these signals are now operational.
Watch out for a traffic signal fault at the QEII / Main North / Northcote intersection this morning

Watch out for a traffic signal fault at the QEII / Main North / Northcote intersection this morning.

Community Board agenda: Wed 18 May

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet next Wednesday 18 May at 9:30am. The agenda includes: public participation; consideration of Community Service Award recipients; and an area report on initiatives and issues within the Board area. Meeting attendance is only possible via an Audio/Visual link or by viewing a live stream on the Board’s YouTube channel or Facebook page. Click through to read the full agenda:


Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui: hardware retail store of the year

Congratulations to Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui!

📣Breaking news 📣
Mitre 10 MEGA Papanui has just WON for the second year in a row NZ Hardware Journal’s retail store of the year!! That’s not only beating every other Mitre 10 in the country but our competitors as well! We’re so thrilled to be recognised as a standout in our industry. Fair to say GM Josh Tasker (and our whole team) is feeling pretty stoked… 🥳🥳