[Since resolved] Stuck truck: turning lane under Main North Rd bridge blocked

Update 12:40PM: the truck is gone and the road is fully open.

The right turn / U-turn for northbound traffic under the Main North Road bridges between Redwood & Belfast is currently blocked. The truck involved has a full load of concrete and it is unclear how long it will take to extricate it. Thanks to the alert member of the public who notified Think Papanui of this incident.


Agenda of Waipapa Papanui-Innes Community Board – 4 June 2021

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 4 June at 9am in the Papanui boardroom. The agenda includes applications to the Board’s Discretionary Response Fund from: Papanui Toy Library; Papanui Leagues Club; St Albans Residents Association; and Northcote School. The meeting is open for the public to attend. Click through for the full agenda:

Agenda of Waipapa Papanui-Innes Community Board – 4 June 2021


Papanui Bush clean-up day postponed

There was a clean-up day planned for Papanui Bush this Friday 4 June 2021, but this has been postposed. The bush plantings are around the margins of a stormwater retention area, and as you can see it is currently holding a large amount of water. Photo credit: Parks Team, Christchurch City Council.


Wastewater issues in Aranui/Shirley

There are currently some issues with the waste water system in St Heliers Crescent in Aranui, and on the following streets in Shirley: Warden Street; Cargill Place; North Parade; Hope Street; Hercules Street.
The Council currently has sucker trucks out in Shirley to help with the situation, but for the next 24 hours residents in the area are asked to avoid doing washing, and to flush toilets only when absolutely necessary.
Latest information from the Council is available at:

Local state of emergency declared in Canterbury


Leave bins until Monday morning – Council

If your normal kerbside collection day is Monday, the Christchurch City Council is asking that you delay putting your bins out until first thing in the morning due to potential high winds overnight.

Important update about Monday’s kerbside collection.

We’re advising people who have a kerbside collection scheduled for Monday, to put their bins out tomorrow morning before 6am, rather than overnight, if possible.

This is due to weather conditions and to avoid bins blowing over with potential high winds overnight.

If your street is closed due to flooding and you have a kerbside collection scheduled for Monday, please do not put your bins out until your street has re-opened. Our Resource Recovery (Kerbside Collection) staff will organise for your bins to be collected.

For all the latest info on the heavy rain and high tides head to Newsline: https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/flooding-affecting-parts-of-christchurch-banks-peninsula



Weather updates: Sunday 30 May at 9am

– Heavy rain is continuing to fall this morning, and is expected to continue into Monday. The Press has reported a power outage in Bishopdale/Casebrook, and also overnight flooding on Main North Road in Belfast – it’s unclear if these issues are now resolved.
– Metservice reports that 26mm of rain fell in Christchurch yesterday, and close to another 30mm so far today (since midnight), with a total of over 50mm expected today.
– At the time of writing, some Christchurch roads have been closed due to flooding – link below. If you need to be on the roads this weekend, please drive slowly, particularly through any surface flooding, so that you don’t push water onto people’s properties. Also, try and avoid walking or biking through surface flooding as there is a chance it could be contaminated with wastewater.
– In the wider Canterbury region, Environment Canterbury has issued a flood advisory for the Ashburton & Hinds catchments, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency – South Island advises that SH 73 between Springfield & Castle Hill is closed due to slips & flooding.
– If you know of flooding or other issues in the Papanui area, feel free to comment here or message Think Papanui.


Flooding affecting parts of Christchurch, Banks Peninsula


May 2021 Community Board newsletter

The latest newsletter from the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board includes: highlights from the latest Board meeting; news from the community; information on funding granted to local community groups; an update on transport work around St Albans; and more. Click through to read the newsletter and to sign up to receive future editions:

The latest news for your community – May 2021