Papanui Anzac Day service

The Papanui Anzac Day service will be held at the Papanui RSA at 10am tomorrow, 25 April. Prior to the service there’ll be a parade from St James Ave, assembling at 9:15am and marching off at 9:30am. There’ll be road closures in the area during the morning, including parts of Harewood Road, Papanui Road, and Main North Road (for full road closure details see

Kerbside collection changes due to Anzac Day

Image credit: Christchurch City Council

This week, if your bins are usually collected on a Thursday they’ll be picked up on Friday 26 April instead. And if your bins are usually collected on a Friday, pop them out to be picked up on Saturday 27 April instead.

Note also that EcoDrop transfer stations will be closed on Anzac Day 25 April.

11 April Community Board meeting outcomes

On Thursday 11 April, the Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board:

  • heard concerns about speeding and anti-social behaviour on Philpotts Road;
  • received deputations from St Bede’s and Marian College students in relation to Northcote Road;
  • approved a grant of $100,000 from its Better-Off Fund to the towards investigations of Northcote Road Corridor Safety Improvements;
  • approved two other grants from the Better-Off Fund, totalling $48,310;
  • approved no stopping restrictions for the Gambia Street / Grants Road / Rayburn Avenue intersection;
  • approved parking changes at Papanui Primary School;
  • approved parking changes for Chester Street East;
  • approved no stopping restrictions for Innes Road at Malvern Park;
  • approved grants to the Edgeware Tennis Club and Morrison Avenue Bowling Club;
  • and received a report on issues and initiatives within the Board area.

The Board will next meet on Thursday 9 May. Click through to read the full minutes:

What does the Long Term Plan mean for the Papanui area?

The Christchurch City Council has published a draft Long Term Plan, which outlines how much planned services and projects will cost, how they will be funded, and what rates will need to be. Here are some highlights:
🛣️The Greers, Northcote & Sawyers Arms intersection safety improvement project ($7m) is deleted.
🛣️The Northcote Road Corridor Improvement project ($15m) is deleted.
🚦Funding for traffic lights at the Greers/Langdons intersection ($1.8m) remains. This leaves a shortfall (the cost estimate is $2.58m), but Council staff anticipate that this shortfall can be covered from within existing budgets.
🚴‍♀️Nor’West Arc section 3 funding increases $10m to $21m, in line with cost estimates to complete this project, which will link Harewood Road through to the University of Canterbury.
🚴‍♀️No change is proposed to funding for the Wheels to Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū cycleway.
🛣️$2m is added for Breens/Gardiners/Harewood intersection safety.
🎠Play space renewals at Regency Reserve, Norrie Park, and Momorangi Reserve remain funded ($0.25m), but the budget is pushed back from 2024/25 to around 2026.
🛣️Budget for intersection safety improvements at Prestons & Main North Road and also at Prestons & Grimseys ($1.8m total) is deleted. Council staff advise these projects are not necessary due to changed traffic patterns following the opening of the Northern Corridor motorway.
🚴‍♀️Cycle Connections funding associated with the Northern Line MCR is delayed but increased from $0.5m to $2.7m.

⌨️Have your say: the draft Long Term Plan is open for feedback until 21 April 2024.

11 April Community Board meeting agenda

The Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board will meet at 4pm on Thursday 11 April in the Papanui boardroom.

The agenda includes:

  • no stopping restrictions for the Gambia Street / Grants Road / Rayburn Avenue intersection (pic);
  • parking changes outside Papanui Primary School; Chester Street East parking changes;
  • no stopping restrictions on Innes Road at Malvern Park;
  • $148,310 in proposed grants from the Board’s Better-Off Fund, including $100,000 to investigate safety improvements along Northcote Road;
  • $25,000 in proposed grants from the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund;
  • and an area report on initiatives and issues within the Board area.

The meeting is open for the public to attend and will be streamed on the Board’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Click through for the full agenda:

Rail crossing closures at Sturrocks & Tuckers Roads

From 8 April to 26 April, expect the railway crossing at Sturrocks Road to be closed for continuing works in that area. This should be the last closure associated with the construction of the path between Sturrocks Road and Tuckers Road.

Note also that from 15 April to 2 May, an unrelated project to upgrade a wastewater main will be at the Tuckers Road railway crossing. This will involve a road closure, which will mean between 15 to 26 April, there will be closures at both Tuckers Road and Sturrocks Road railway crossings.

Take care if you’re in the area and watch for changed traffic conditions and detours. For more information see the following link: