Officially opened: Braintree Wellness Centre

The Braintree Wellness Centre in Papanui was officially opened last night. Braintree is a one-stop shop for people living with the likes of dementia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, and includes: a gym for strength, balance and aerobic exercise; classes for brain function; and a café full of healthy treats and advice. The centre is located on Langdons Road next to Papanui Bush.

For more information see the Braintree Wellness Centre Facebook page or this report from 1 News:


Zero emission battery electric trucks get to work in Papanui

A Shopping District Battery Electric Truck Project will see battery electric trucks operating in the Papanui shopping district, with both Northlands and Northlink Shopping Centres involved, and to the Christchurch Airport shopping district.

Click through to read more:


Zero emission battery electric trucks get to work in Christchurch


(Now resolved) Lights out at QEII Dr / Main North Rd / Northcote Rd

[Update 8:45am: lights are working but traffic is heavy]

The traffic signals at QEII Drive / Main North Road / Northcote Road are on the blink this morning. Take care if you’re in the area and maybe avoid if you can.


Due to a fault, the traffic signals at the intersection of Main North Rd/Northcote Rd/QEII Dr are currently in flashing. Motorists are advised to slow down when approaching the intersection and apply the Give Way rule. ^JP



Organic bin collection delay – 22 July

Some organic bins may not be collected in parts of north-west Christchurch. Bins not emptied today will be collected on Saturday 23 July. Please leave your bin out for collection by 6am on Saturday.

We are also experiencing delays in our kerbside collection today. As a result, some organic bins may not be collected in parts of north-west Christchurch.

Bins not emptied today will be collected on Saturday 23 July. Please leave your bin out for collection by 6am on Saturday.

We apologise for this inconvenience and thank you for your co-operation at this time.



Council to decide on Wheels to Wings cycleway on 28 July

The Hearings Panel report on the Wheels to Wings Papanui ki Waiwhetū Major Cycle Route will be presented to the Council on Thursday 28 July 2022. The Hearings Panel is recommending that the Council approve the revised scheme design of the Cycle Route, as detailed in the agenda (see link below) The Hearings Panel has also provided further recommendations and noting provisions to address and acknowledge some of the issues expressed by submitters. There are also a number of individual specific issues raised by submitters, which Council Officers will be actively investigating through the detailed design process.

The project scheme design and budget include the signalisation of the Harewood/Gardiners/Breens intersection.

The Council meeting starts at 12pm, and will be open to the public, as well as being livestreamed on the Council’s webpage and YouTube channel.



15 July Community Board meeting outcomes

On Friday 15 July, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board:

    • approved the removal of trees to allow the Mairehau Drain Timber Lining Renewal works to proceed;
    • recommended that the Council gifts the MacFarlane Park Centre to the Shirley Community Trust;
    • approved parking and u-turn restrictions on Sherborne Street near Canon Street;
    • established a Youth Development Fund and Summer with your Neighbours fund;
    • approved an application to the Board’s youth development fund;
    • determined a schedule for meetings in August and September;
    • and received an area report on initiatives and issues within the Community Board area.

The Board will next meet on Friday 19 August.

Click through to read the full minutes:


Wind warning for Sunday & Monday 17 & 18 July

The Council is warning of strong winds later today for the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula, and across the city tomorrow.

“If you have large outdoor items or garden furniture that might get blown around in high winds, think about how you can secure them or move them inside.
“It’s also a good idea to keep pets inside and check in with those around you who may need assistance in getting prepared.”

Keep an eye on the Council’s Newsline site for updates.

Get ready for a windy evening