A new PAK’nSAVE for Main North Road?

Analysis: This week the Christchurch City Council publicly notified a resource consent application from Foodstuffs for a new supermarket and self-service fuel station at 171 Main North Road. What’s being proposed, and what does the community think about it?

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Foodstuffs’ resource consent application is open for public feedback until 16 August 2019. I was alerted to this through a Facebook post from Papanui Councillor Mike Davidson, and I put up a post on Think Papanui with some images and a brief description.

A number of questions and issues were raised in comments on Think Papanui’s post, including: Continue reading “A new PAK’nSAVE for Main North Road?”

Think Papanui and The Christchurch App announce local news collaboration

Press release: 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 now 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”.

Papanui Ward Councillor Mike Davidson was pleased to hear of the collaboration. “Think Papanui has been a valuable asset for Papanui Ward residents over the last three years” said Councillor Davidson, “and now to be teamed up with the Christchurch App is a massive win for our community. As a user myself of the Christchurch App to be able to quickly retrieve local news from Think Papanui is fantastic.

For more information:

Think Papanui:
Simon Britten, curator, info@thinkpapanui.nz or 027 787 5241
https://thinkpapanui.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/ThinkPapanui/

The Christchurch App:
Advertising enquiries: Murray Dempsey, Managing Director, Metros Publishing Group
murray@metros.co.nz or 021 639 994

Tracey Edwardes, journalist, tracey@thechchapp.co.nz or 021 332 737
https://www.thechristchurchapp.co.nz/
https://www.facebook.com/chchapp/