Hyper-local news sites Think Papanui and The Christchurch App are collaborating to increase the availability of local democracy reporting and community news in Christchurch. Think Papanui’s news can be found on a dedicated Papanui button on the Christchurch App, as well as through Think Papanui’s own website and social media channels.
Simon Britten founded Think Papanui in 2016. The initiative focuses on the Papanui Ward (Redwood, Northcote, Papanui, and some surrounding areas), and shares information on City Council consultations, Community Board agenda items and decisions, local projects in action, and generally what’s happening in the community.
Metropol Magazine Publisher Murray Dempsey launched The Christchurch App in 2018. “With so much attention being focused on what’s happening at a national and international level” said Murray, “we believe there is a need for a news site focused on delivering relevant local news and events”.
For more information or to download the Christchurch App, head to https://thechristchurchapp.co.nz/