In this video Think Papanui’s founder and curator Simon Britten gives a run down of the agenda for this week’s meeting of the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board, and discusses the 2022 local body elections.
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 2 September at 9am in the Papanui Boardroom. The agenda includes:
- a recommendation to grant a ground lease to Shirley Community Trust in relation to the MacFarlane Park Neighbourhood Centre (former Plunket building);
- proposed no stopping restrictions in the Langdons Road area;
- public transport improvements along route 17;
- the proposed signalised pedestrian crossing to support the new Marian College site (pic);
- $3,232 in proposed ‘Summer with your Neighbours’ grants;
- transitional arrangements for the Board’s Youth Development Fund;
- and two applications to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund.
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On Friday 19 August, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board:
- approved parking restrictions on Averill Street by Pareawa Banks Avenue School;
- approved the stopping and sale of a portion of legal road in Cornwall St;
- approved a change of landscaping concept for the renewal of Canal Reserve Drain alongside Marshland Road;
- granted approximately $160,000 from the Board’s Strengthening Communities Fund;
- approved a grant of $5,000 to Delta Community Support Trust towards the cost of the trust’s foodbank programme;
- approved grants from the Board’s Youth Development Fund;
- and received an area report on issues and initiatives within the Board area.
The Board will next meet on Friday 2 September.
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Conservation Volunteers New Zealand are holding a planting day at the Cranford Basin Kahikatea Forest this Saturday 27 August from 10am to 1pm. See the Facebook Event for more information and a link to register.
We are working in conjunction with Christchurch City Council to plant a forest of 40,000 kahikatea trees in a wetland area that will provide stormwater retention services as well as enhancing urban biodiversity.
Meeting point: 103 Philpotts Rd, Mairehau. For more accurate directions, put #63 Philpotts Rd into your GPS.
Please bring your own gardening gloves, a water bottle, and wear sturdy footwear – gumboots can be helpful.
We’d love to see you there, so please register on our website (https://bookings.conservationvolunteers.org/project/cranford-basin). Contact Donna (firstname.lastname@example.org) 021 457 568 for more information.
We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.
Nominations for the 2022 local body elections have now closed and candidates have been confirmed.
Christchurch City Council: candidates for Papanui Ward Councillor are: Mike Davidson (Independent); and Victoria Henstock (Your Local Independent Community Voice).
Community Board: two candidates have put their names forward for two Papanui Ward positions so they will be elected unopposed: Simon Britten (Think Papanui); and Emma Norrish (Independent).
Canterbury Regional Council: almost all of Papanui Ward falls within ECan’s North East/Ōrei Regional Constituency. Candidates for the two vacancies are: Tane Apanui (Rail and Simplified Transport); Ashley Campbell (Independent); Joe Davies (The People’s Choice – Labour); David East (Independent); and John Knox (Independent).
Voting papers for the city and regional council elections will start arriving in enrolled voters’ letterboxes from 16 September. People will have until midday Saturday, 8 October to return their completed voting papers. All enrolled voters can cast a vote for their preferred Mayoral candidate.
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 19 August at 9am in the Papanui Boardroom.
The agenda includes:
- proposed parking restrictions on Averill Street by Pareawa Banks Avenue School;
- the proposed stopping and sale of a portion of legal road in Cornwall St;
- a change of landscaping concept for the renewal of Canal Reserve Drain alongside Marshland Road;
- $143,382 in recommended grants from the Board’s Strengthening Communities Fund;
- an application to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund;
- two applications to the Board’s Youth Development Fund;
- and an area report covering issues and initiatives within the Community Board area.
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Redwood Library will be closed all day this Saturday 13 August.
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