Redcliffs Residents Association

Information for Redcliffs residents

Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand

Local Directory

For the most up to date information see our News & Events Page. Contact details for all our businesses are below.

Advertise here

To advertise your local group or business here contact local-directory@redcliffs.org.nz 

Accommodation

Adverts

See The Press property section on Saturdays.

Internet

Try Trade Me Property: www.trademe.co.nz/property

Local ads

Facebook group page for properties in Redcliffs and neighbouring areas is here.
Look at the Noticeboard on the Sumner Community website:  sumnercommunity.co.nz/Noticeboard.  
Look in the window of the dairy on the corner of Beachville Road and Main Road Look on Community Noticeboard in Four Square, Redcliffs.

Nearest estate agents with local presence:  

Ray White at 21 Humphreys Drive, Ferrymead
Harcourts at 1020 Ferry Road, Ferrymead.
Bayleys at Ferrymead, website: bayleyscanterbury.co.nz or tel 03 375 4700.

Architects

Senior designer Andy McLeod at Young Architects lives locally and they specialise in architectural hill homes. Please contact us via our website or phone Greg or Andy if you would like assistance with your architectural projects.
Phone: (03) 384 7879 Website: www.young.co.nz   

Arts and Crafts

Bubble Blue Light. Glass bead making with Martine Dhondt - workshops to turn piece of glass into a unique glass bead or piece of jewellery.  She offers residents of Redcliffs $20 reduction on a introduction workshop (1.5hrs tuition including material). Normal price $65.  For details see website at www.bubblebluelight.com. Tel: 022 620 8942.

Do it yourself - at the Redcliffs Community Shed - see their listing under Community Groups.

Arts and Craft Market monthly during the summer at the Mt Pleasant Farmers' Market, Saturday mornings.

Mt Pleasant Pottery Group
The group is opening new premises in Te Papa Kura, Main Road (back of the old Redcliffs School site). Club and classes, kilns and everything you need to pot.
For information contact co-chair Renate here.

Bicycle Repair

Mark is hard at work in The Sumner Bikery upcycling (no pun intended) bikes and offering repairs and maintenance. You can pop in and see him Saturday and Sunday mornings at the garage behind the Sumner hub. It is best to check he is onsite and not enjoying cycling the tracks on these summer weekends so if you would like to book in for bike tune up or more you can contact him on 027 518 4789. Sumner Hub, 57 Nayland Street, Sumner Village

Businesses

The Redcliffs Business Group

The group can be contacted through their co-ordinator Daryl Sayer at Redcliffs Pharmacy.
Phone: (03) 384 1037
Email: office@redcliffspharmacy.co.nz

Beauty 

Beauty@3a
Susie Spearing
Phone: (03) 384 6960 or 021 211 7988
Email: beautyat3a@xtra.co.nz

Beauty and massage salon

Body Care
89b Main Road
Phone: (03) 384 4729.

Belly dancing classes

TribalDiva Belly Dance Company is running classes in Redcliffs in Belly Dance Performance and Instruction, at 40a Taupata Street. Contact Tracey or look on the website for details.
Phone: 027 756 4460
Website: www.tribaldiva.co.nz

Butcher 

Butterfly & Scotch - butchers and delicatessan.
Stu Donnell (also at Mt Pleasant market Saturday mornings)
85a Main Road
Open: Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 3pm, Sunday until 1pm.

Children's Bookshop

The Children's Bookshop has books and toys from babies to young adult fiction and all of the stock is lovingly handpicked to appeal to kids of all ages. At 2 Beachville Road, just off Main Road. Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm. See the website: here
Tel: 03-366 5274

Dairy

Redcliffs Convenience Store
85 Main Road (corner of Beachville Road)
Open: daily, early to late.

Dog Walking

Do you live in Redcliffs?
Do you have a small dog that would love to be walked and played with on demand?
Call Noa at 022 370 6909 for inquiries and appointments!

Dry Cleaning 

Agents: Redcliffs Pharmacy

Fitness Classes

Heidi's fitness classes at Mt Pleasant Community Centre - improve your energy levels, gymstick, yoga, circuits. For all ages and stages of fitness, to improve strength, balance, fitness and well-being. Phone Heidi: 027 942667. Website: www.heidi2health.co.nz

Furniture maker

99b Main Road
Phone: Glen, 027 296 4136

Hairdresser
Snip'n'Hair. 
99 Main Road
Phone: (03) 384 1664

Hardware

Mitre 10 Mega in Ferrymead is the nearest supplier and also supports the local community.  Open every day, Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm.

Jeweller

Marc Bendall
95 Main Road
Open: Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm and by appointment.
Phone/fax: (03) 384 5156
Website: www.marcbendall.co.nz

Museum

Sumner Museum
Matuku Takotako Sumner Centre
Tues and Thurs 9.45am - 12. Saturdays 9.45am to 1pm.

Pharmacy

See Health section.  Open Monday to Friday.

Photographer

Forget Me Not Photography - Zoe Fidler.
Phone: 021 031 8700
Email: info@forgetmenotphoto.co.nz
Website: forgetmenotphoto.co.nz

Potagers Red House

Gift emporium with French style
186 Main Road
Tel: 021 247 2674

Staples Station

Groceries trailer and refill depot will be selling local whole-foods, dried goods in bulk, Eco Store cleaning products, eggs etc and all with minimal packaging and low waste. Tuesdays 11.45am to 1.30pm in the Village.

Supermarket

Four Square
Main Road
Open every day 8am to 8pm.

Tutoring

Private individual tutoring in language skills, reading, spelling (all ages) and maths (up to year 8).
Ex-teacher with over 20 years’ classroom, remedial and extension experience (including SPELD).
References available.  
Contact Judy Sutherland. Phone:  027 4692599 or (03) 384 0676 or email jim.judy@xtra.co.nz 

Vets

VetEnt
2 Waterman Place, Ferrymead
Phone: (03) 384 3070

Estuary Veterinary Clinic
1091 Ferry Road
Website; www.estuaryvet.co.nz
Phone: (03) 384 3075

Wine shop

Redcliffs Fine Wine and Spirits
87 Main Road
Open until 9pm
Tel: (03) 260 0433

Yoga & Pilates teacher

See www.tones.kiwi.nz

Cafes, Restaurants, Takeaways

The Spur on Redcliffs

87A Main Rd, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 3100

Money Bags Thai Takeaway

85 Main Rd, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 4768
Facebook: moneybagsthai
Email: gu_rut@hotmail.com

Redcliffs Chinese Restaurant

87a Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 6378

Redcliffs Fish and Chips, Burgers

99a Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 2240

Children and youth

Redcliffs School - primary

Beachville Road / Main Road
Principal Rose McInerney. Phone: (03) 384 3853.  Email: admin@redcliffs.school.nz

Linwood Te Aratai College - secondary  

Principal Dick Edmundson. Phone (03) 982 0100, 027 622 1090
Email: office@linwoodcollege.school.nz

Playgrounds 

At Barnett Park and Te Raekura Redcliffs Park, nearby also at McCormacks Bay and Sumner.

Moa Kids Pre-school

Not-for-profit care and education. Open 8am to 5pm. Barnett Park, Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 1910
Email: info@moakids.org.nz
Website: www.moakids.nz

The James Street Preschool & Nursery

5 James Street, for ages 0-6. Open: 7.30am to 5.30pm.
Phone: (03) 381 9008, after hours (03) 384 9553

Fuse Youth Centre

Run by the Shoreline Youth Trust at 25 Wakefield Street, Sumner.
Website: www.fuse.org.nz
Email: shoreline_youth_trust@hotmail.com

Mainly Music

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your baby or pre-schooler? Do you want to get to know other families in the Sumner-Redcliffs-Mount Pleasant area? Mainly Music is a fun, educational half hour music and movement session followed by morning tea and a social/play time. Fridays 10.15 am during school terms St Andrews Church, 148 Main Road, Redcliffs. Come along and try it out- the first session is free! $4 per family casual rate. $30 for a 10-session card. For more info, phone Hazel 021 077 02645.

Loopy Tunes Music and Movement

Music and Movement group for pre-schoolers and their parents/caregivers.
At Port Hills Uniting Parish Church Hall, 4 Augusta Street.
Tuesdays 9.30 and 10.30am. $2 per session. Bookings essential.
Contact loopytunespreschoolmusic@hotmail.com
or Sumner Bays Union Trust.
Phone: (03) 376 4020, 027 781 1348

Toy Library

Join the Sumner Toy Library, unlimited borrowing for two weeks at a time for $84 per year. Every second Wednesday in term time, 7.30pm - 8.30pm at the Old School Hall, Wiggins Street. www.facebook.com/Sumnertoys or email sumnertoys@gmail.com

Book Library

Remember Redcliffs Public Library also has a big lending section for children and young adults. See under Libraries below.

The Children's Bookshop

Books and toys from babies to young adult fiction and all of the stock is lovingly handpicked to appeal to kids of all ages. At 2 Beachville Road, just off Main Road. Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 3pm. See the website: here
Tel: 03-366 5274

Churches

Port Hills Uniting Parish, Redcliffs Church

4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs
Local contacts: Jim and Margaret Park. Phone: (03) 384 1535. Email jim.park@xtra.co.nz.

Sumner/Redcliffs Anglican Church of St Andrew

148 Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 326 6251
Email: office@sumred.org.nz
Website: www.sumred.org.nz

Cinema

Masters Hollywood 3 Cinema

"Where Movie Lovers Belong". Three screens.
28 Marriner Street, Sumner
Phone: (03) 326 6106
Email: info@hollywoodcinema.co.nz
Website: www.hollywoodcinema.co.nz

Council & Councillors

Christchurch City Council

Civic Offices main building is at 53 Hereford Street.

Contact Council to report problems via telephone (make sure to ask them to log the call), via their website or getting the Snap Send Solve app on your phone.
Phone: (03) 941 8999 /0800 800169
Email: info@ccc.govt.nz
Website: www.ccc.govt.nz

Nearest Service Centre is at Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall.
Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.

Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board

New Board being elected.  Interested members of the public are welcome. The dates, agendas and minutes can be found here .
Community Board Advisor/Secretary:   PO Box 73 052, Christchurch 8154. Phone: (03) 941 6601. 
Local Community Board members: Dr Tim Lindley, Dr Darrell Latham.
Meetings of the local Board are now being live-streamed.  See your Board in action or look at past meetings on YouTube here. Remember that members of the public are entitled to address the Board on matters of local concern. Contact the Community Board Advisor here or phone 03 941 6601, 027 434 7541 for information about how to make a presentation.

City Councillors

Councillor Sara Templeton.  

Earthquake Support

Community in Mind

Aims to help people and communities in greater Christchurch to rebuild their health and wellbeing.
Website: www.cera.govt.nz/communityinmind

Residential Advisory Service

Website: www.advisory.org.nz

Canterbury Support Line    

0800 777 846

Environment

Co-ordination for new projects contact the Redcliffs Residents Association, Environment Sub-Committee.
Email: environment@redcliffs.org.nz

Council Ranger Andrew Crossland. Phone: (03) 941 8999. Email: andrew.crossland@ccc.govt.nz

Eastenders work party Volunteers undertake track maintenance on the eastern Port Hills, contact Paul Tebbutt (03) 384 3086.

Estuary matters Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust. Website: www.estuary.org.nz.  
Email: info@estuary.org.nz

Advocacy & action Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society. Website: www.forestandbird.org.nz
Summit Road Society. Email: secretary@summitroadsociety.org.nz
Website: www.summitroadsociety.org.nz

Planting days run by volunteers at Barnett Park, and nearby at McCormacks Bay (Mt Pleasant), Calder Green (Heathcote River) , Mahoe-nui (above Sumner), Charlesworth Reserve (Humphreys Drive) - see Projects & Activities page. 
Our plantings  make a long term contribution to reducing runoff, erosion and flooding, improving water quality, providing habitat for native fauna and providing forest to enjoy.

Facilities

Function Centre

At Redcliffs & Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 9 James Street.  Large room with kitchen, bar and projection facilities available for hire for meetings and social events.  
Phone: (03) 384 3733. Facebook site: here.
Email: redcliffsbowls@xtra.co.nz

Workshop

The Shed, 99c Main Road.  A community shed for practical people, sharing facilities and skills for individual and collective projects - woodwork, metalwork, arts and craft facilities for all.  Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am - 2pm.
Email: redcliffscommunityshed@gmail.com

Church halls

Port Hills Uniting Parish, church hall available for meetings and functions.
4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs. 
Local contact: Margaret and Jim Park . Phone: (03) 384 1535. Email: jim.park@xtra.co.nz

St Andrew's Anglican Church
148 Main Road, Redcliffs.
Phone: (03) 326 6251

Fundraising

Christchurch City Council Funding

The Discretionary Response Fund is run by the local Community Board and provides funding and sponsorship for local people and projects. For more information, contact the RRA or visit this web page.
Discretionary Response Fund - To assist community groups where their project funding request falls outside other Council funding criteria and/or closing dates. This fund is also for emergency or unforeseen situations. Applications are open until the funding pool is exhausted. 
Light Bulb Moments Fund - Apply for a grant of up to $500, get your community project off the ground and bring some light to your community! Applications are open until the funding pool is exhausted.
Youth Development Fund - Each year the Council's community boards set aside an amount of money to fund young people in their local community. Applications are open until the funding pool is exhausted. For assistance with the above Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Funding Opportunities please contact Rochelle Faimalo (Community Development Advisor), Solomon Smith (Community Development Advisor), or Emily Toase (Community Recreation Advisor).

Lottery Ministers Discretionary Fund

Includes provision for training for financial planning and/or good governance.  Community organisations need to demonstrate the community benefit of the organisation or any members receiving training.  To find out more and to apply, visit this web page.

CERA Funding

Rotary has been asked by CERA to help strengthen communities and they have a web site at www.rotaryneighbourhood.org.nzThey have been established to support locally initiated projects that contribute towards improving wellbeing and building resilient communities and neighbourhoods. Applicants to the fund can apply for up to $500 for small neighbourhood events and up to $4,000 for larger community events.

The Tindall Foundation

The foundation provides funding for providers of services to young children, families, youth development, Maori and minority ethnic groups, adult literacy, budgeting or community services and development. There is no closing date.
Website: www.tindall.org.nz
Phone: (09) 488 0170
Email: admin.ttf@tindall.org.nz

Need Help Now Fund - Canterbury Community Trust

Canterbury Community Trust have established this fund to support the post-earthquake community and social infrastructure of Canterbury by dispersing $2 million within 12 months. One Need Help Now fund is up to $50,000 for stretched organisations experiencing greater demands and new delivery challenges, and a second Building Communities fund is up to $5,000 for wellbeing activities and events. Application forms available on: www.commtrust.org.nz

Sumner Ferrymead Foundation

Garage & Service Station

BP 2 go Redcliffs

170 Main Road, Redcliffs
Fuel open 24 hours.
Full workshop facilities open: Mon - Fri 6.30am - 5pm, Sat 6.30am - 10am
Shop open winter: Mon - Fri 6am - 9pm, Sat 6.30am - 9pm, Sun 7am - 9pm.
Shop open summer: Mon - Fri 6am - 9.30pm, Sat - Sun 6.30am - 9.30pm
Phone: shop (03) 384 7954; workshop (03) 384 7964
Email: bp2goredcliffs@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.bp2goredcliffs.co.nz

Graffiti reporting

Redcliffs has its own tag-spotters and graffiti busting team. Interesting in helping? Contact secretary @redcliffs.org.nz.  Also the Council contractors can remove offensive graffiti on the same day - report it, the quicker the better.

Graffiti Programme Team

Phone: 941 8999
Email: graffitiprogramme@ccc.govt.nz or offthewall@ccc.govt.nz

Download the mobile app Snap Send Solve to send photos of graffiti and information direct to the Council. Link is on Council website at www.ccc.govt.nz/report.

Groups

See our webpage for community groups.

Hairdressers

Black Suede House of Hair

99 Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 1664

Also nearby:

Sirocco Hair Studio

Soleares Avenue, Mt Pleasant

Ali Barbers Hair Stylists

34 Nayland Street, Sumner 

Health & Well-being

Community defibrillators

In the event of a collapse from heart attack, community automatic defibrillators are available at:
New World Redcliffs
Mt Pleasant Community Centre, McCormacks Bay
Bowling Club, 9 James Street
Mt Pleasant School, 82 Major Hornbrook Road

Redcliffs Medical Centre

Doctors: Dr Graham Macdonald, Dr Felix Rueppell, Dr Lauren Cumberpatch
184 Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 1151
Website: www.redcliffsmc.co.nz

Other nearby GP practices

There are also GP practices nearby in Ferrymead, Sumner and Mt Pleasant. Ferrymead Medical Centre  (03) 384 5484. Website here.
Sumner Health Centre (03) 326 6288. Website here.
Mt Pleasant Medical Centre (03) 373 6077. Website here

After hours GP care & medicines

24 Hour Surgery & Urgent Pharmacy
401 Madras Street, Central Christchurch
Phone: (03) 365 7777

Pharmacy - Redcliffs Pharmacy

87 Main Road, Redcliffs
Open:  Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm
Phone/fax:  (03) 384 1037
Email: retail@redcliffspharmacy.co.nz
Website: www.redcliffspharmacy.co.nz

Psychologist - Simi Desor

Specialising in family psychology; focussing on resilience and practical solutions.
Website: simidesor.co.nz

Physiotherapy - The Physio Joint

Angela Davis
I use a combination of manual therapy techniques, including trigger point dry needling, myofascial release, massage, mobilisation and exercise prescription and Pilates. Open Monday to Friday - see Facebook page for details.
2 Augusta Street, Redcliffs.
Phone:  022 616 0844

Physiotherapy - AcuPhysio
Michelle Hall, for physiotherapy, rehabilitation, acupuncture and dry needling.
9 Augusta Street, Redcliffs.
Phone: (03) 377 8867, 021884440. 
Website: www.acuphysio.co.nz or on Facebook.

Optometrist 

Truscott Hamilton Thompson
2 Augusta Street, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 9880
Opening hours: Tues 9am - 3pm, Weds 9am - 5pm, Thurs 9am - 3pm.

Dentist - Redcliffs Dental Centre

178 Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 5038
Website: www.redcliffsdental.co.nz

Podiatrist - Feet First Podiatry

Wednesdays and Thursdays
2 Augusta Street, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 5018
Email: info@feetfirst.co.nz

Plunket Clinic

At Redcliffs Physiotherapy, 2 Augusta Street, Redcliffs.
Tuesday - Thursday, by appointment only.
Phone: 027 675 3399

Acupuncture, massage and complementary therapies

At Equilibrium Health and Wellness in 65 Main Road, Jane Grofski offers ACC funded acupuncture, reflexology, intuitive medicine, therapeutic and sports massage and more. Tel: 021 795 855. Email: jane@equilibrium.net.nz

Pilates

Amazing Pilates holds classes at Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Contact Iben Enevold on 0229604664 or email ibenenevold@gmail.com
Also, see Physio Evolved at Ferrymead and The Physio Joint, 2 Augusta Street.

Fitness classes

Heidi's fitness classes for all levels, at Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Tel: 027 494 2667. Website: www.heidi2health.co.nz

Falls prevention exercise classes

Local Steady As You Go classes for any older person interested in a sociable exercise class with a special focus on balance and strength. Great fun. Classes are held on Mondays at 10am at Port Hills Uniting Church, Augusta Street. Ring Age Concern on (03) 366 0903 to get details and register your interest. 

Aged Care

Edith Cavell Lifecare & Village
Services Provided: Rest Home, Hospital, Respite, Day Care & Village.
Address: 40 Head Street, Sumner
Tel: (03) 326 6608
Email: admin.edithcavell@hll.org.nz

Therapeutic Massage

Mind the Muscle  - clinic for therapeutic and sports massage with Clara.
2 Augusta Street. Tel: 020 496 1692
Facebook link here.

Legal Services

Community Law

Nearest free legal advice clinic is at Citizens Advice Bureau City Branch, Thursdays 1pm - 2pm. Also JP clinic on Weds 12 - 3pm. At Ara, Corner of Ferry Road and Williams Street. Phone: 366 6490 or 0800 367222. Email: christchurchcity@cab.org.nz. Website: www.cab.org.nz

Justice of the Peace

Justices of the Peace are available at set times at a number of our libraries around Christchurch. JPs can witness signatures, verify copies of documents, hear oaths, declarations and more. There is no charge for JP services. To find out more about Justice of the Peace services go here.

Libraries

Christchurch Library 

Nearest public library - Matuku Takotako at 37 Nayland Street, Sumner. Mon - Fri 10.00am to 6.00pm. Sat 10am - 1 pm. From Saturday 18 August 2018, the library will be open from 10am–4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Also Linwood Library at 1st Floor, Eastgate Mall, Linwood Avenue. Open daily. Phone: (03) 941 7923. 
Website: my.christchurchcitylibraries.com

Mobile Library

At 2 Beachville Road, Wednesdays 3pm - 4pm.
Also goes to Sumner on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and Mt Pleasant Tuesday afternoons - see library website for places, days and times.
Website: my.christchurchcitylibraries.com

Redcliffs Public Library

91 Main Road. Community volunteer-run library. New books every month, big children's section, DVDs.  Also meeting room to hire.
Open: Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm,  Sat 10am - 12.30pm, Sun 2pm-4pm.
Website: www.facebook.com/RedcliffsLibrary
Email: redcliffspubliclibraryinc@gmail.com

Markets

Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market

McCormacks Bay Community Centre
Saturdays 9.30 - 12.30
With Arts and Craft Market monthly, Predator Free Port Hills stall monthly third Saturday.

Sumner Sunday Market

Summer - every Sunday October to April, 11am to 3pm
Cnr Marriner Street and The Esplanade
For vendors: info@sumnermarket.co.nz

Market traders online

Support our Farmers Market Traders:
Support our regular traders by purchasing directly from them over lockdowns and maybe other times too. Contactless delivery is available if you get in touch directly with them:
Grown
https://store.buckybox.com/grown. Or go to their Facebook page, Grown
Staples Station
Order through their Facebook or Instagram.
https://www.facebook.com/staplesstation
Herbs and Vegetable available from Claire at Kallisto
clairelevy@xtra.co.nz
0274 158 913
FB and Messenger
Bangers and bacon 
You can now buy this product from Durham Street New World
Kirwee Bees
Honey available through their website
https://www.kirweebees.co.nz
Or by phoning 0220375269
Thulani free range eggs 
Order through their Facebook page or text 027 759 9771
Le Rato's granola
Order from her website
https://www.lerato.nz
Emilio's Cheese 
Order through their website 
https://www.emilioscheese.com

Members of Parliament

Hon Tracey McLellan
See contact details at www.parliament.nz

Music

Post Office

Post Shop at Redcliffs Dairy, corner of Beachville Road and Main Road.
Open daily.

Recycling

Recycle your aluminium -  wine bottle tops, can pulls, cans - find buckets at the Redcliffs Shed 99c Main Road. Profits go to the charity Kantabs via the Lions Club.

General recycling and drop off for usable goods is at the EcoDrop Metro, 40 Metro Place, Bromley. Open every day except public holidays 7am to 4.30pm.

Resilience

See our webpage for full details - here

CANcern

Christchurch Communities Earthquake Recovery Network, helps with rebuild problems.
Website: www.cancern.org.nz

Earthquake preparedness

Protect yourself and your house.
Advice at www.eqc.govt.nz/be-prepared

Christchurch Gets Ready

Online database of street groups and individuals to link for neighbourhood mutual support in event of an emergency.  Join up.
Website:  www.christchurch.getsready.net

Red Cross

For welfare and support. Also runs first aid classes.
Website: www.redcross.org.nz
Email: christchurch@redcross.org.nz

Tsunami warning sirens

These are present around the coastline and would be activated in the event of a distant tsunami warning being issued. There would not be time to activate them for a locally generated tsunami so if a severe earthquake is experienced you are advised to make your way immediately to higher ground. Tested twice a year at 11am on the Sunday after the clocks change.

See also Earthquake Support

Resources

The Hub, Sumner

57 Nayland Street. Community centre for information for the Sumner/Redcliffs area. Open Monday Wednesday, Thursday 1.30pm - 4.30pm and Sunday 2pm-4pm. Also housing the Sumner Museum and the Sumner Bays Union Trust.  Co-ordinator Cassie Lee. Tel: 027 914 9079

Redcliffs Community Shed

99c Main Road (down lane). Part of the Mens Shed group but open to all - workshop, tools and craft facilities for all the community.  Contact the supervisor Steve Marsh for details of opening hours and activities.
Phone: 027 373 5088
Email: redcliffscommunityshed@gmail.com
Website: redcliffscommunityshed.org.nz

Function Centre 

At Redcliffs & Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 9 James Street.  Large room with kitchen, bar and projection facilities available for hire for meetings and social events.  
Phone: (03) 384 3733. 
Email: redcliffsbowls@xtra.co.nz

Maps

Maps of local resources are available from the Council Service Centre in Linwood Library and a good online resource - Smartview 

Restaurants

See Cafes, Restaurants, Takeaways section above.

Schools and teaching

Redcliffs School

Address: Main Road, Redcliffs
Temporary Physical Address: Van Asch, Truro Street, Sumner
Phone: (03) 384 3853
Email: admin@redcliffs.school.nz
Website: redcliffs.school.nz

Moa Kids Pre-school

Community Early Learning Centre for children from 3 months to 6 years.
Open 8am - 5pm.
Barnett Park, Main Road, Redcliffs
Phone: (03) 384 1910
Email: info@moakids.org.nz
Website: www.moakids.nz

The James Street Preschool & Nursery

5 James Street, for ages 0-6. Open: 7.30am to 5.30pm.
Phone: (03) 381 9008, after hours (03) 384 9553

Private tutoring

Private individual tutoring in language skills, reading, spelling (all ages) and maths (up to year 8).
Ex-teacher with over 20 years’ classroom, remedial and extension experience (including SPELD).
References available.  
Contact Judy Sutherland. Phone:  027 4692599 or (03) 384 0676 or email jim.judy@xtra.co.nz

Parenting courses

Early Years Toolbox Parenting Courses in Redcliffs. Website: www.theparentingplace.com.  Email: canterbury@theparentingplace.com

Linwood College - nearest secondary school

85 Aldwins Road, Linwood.  
Principal Dick Edmundson. Phone (03) 982 0100. Email: office@linwoodcollege.school.nz

Sports & Pastimes

Bowling    

Redcliffs Mt Pleasant Bowling Club, 9 James Street. Phone: (03) 384 3733. Facebook for details of events: here.  

Bridge 

Sumner Bridge Club  Rooms at 57 Dryden Street. Contact Julie on 03 384 5401 or 027 434 6678.

Cricket

Heathcote Cricket Club

Cycling

Eco Riders Mt Pleasant  Local rides, small group. Contact Dave Bryce. Phone: (03) 384 9967

Dance

Dance to be Free.  At Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Adriaan Beddie- dance instruction for beginners, groups, individuals or couples.  Website: dancetobefree.co.nz.  Tel: 027 528 3105  Email: adriaan@dancetobefree.co.nz.

 - Open Waves Dance.  Creative movement and improvisation classes for all ages.  Tel:   (03) 384 0076 / 021 072 3676.  Email: openwaves@ihug.co.nz.

Golf  

Richmond Hill Golf Club.   At the Ferrymead Golf complex. 50 Ferrymead Park Drive. Phone (03) 376 5350 or for membership information David Doak on (03) 326 9656, 027 623 3293 or email dabnsuedoak@xtra.co.nz.

Martial Arts 

Proactive Martial Arts.  Holds classes for children and adults at Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Tel: (03) 366 5154 / 027 255 8761.  Website - www.selfdefence.co.nz.

Traditional karate.  At Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Website: christchurch-south-karate-club.co.nz.  Email: jkschristchurchsouth@gmail.com. Tel: 027 6416564

Netball

Sumner Redcliffs Netball Club

Riding

Sumner Valley Riding School.  Heathcote Riding School

Rugby 

Sumner Rugby Football Club

Sailing

Courses at the Christchurch Yacht Club in McCormacks Bay. Email: cycsail@hotmail.com or at Mt Pleasant Yacht Club, Ferrymead Bridge.

Soccer

Ferrymead Bays Football Club.  www.ferrymeadbaysfootball.co.nz.

Squash

Mount Pleasant Squash Club, McCormacks Bay

Surf Clubs

Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club,  Taylors Mistake Surf Lifesaving Club

Swimming

Sumner Community Pool, register for key via website, www.sumnerpool.co.nz.  Heathcote Valley School Community Pool - for info email heathcotevillageproject@gmail.com.

Table-tennis

Redcliffs Table Tennis Club. Contact Ian Nouwens. Phone: (03) 980 2259

Tennis 

Redcliffs Tennis Club, 75 Main Road.
Website: redcliffstennis.co.nz  

Yacht Clubs

Christchurch Yacht Club, Mount Pleasant Yacht Club

Tides at Redcliffs

Tides at Sumner and Redcliffs are later than Lyttelton.
For current tide tables click here.
Tides at Ferrymead Bridge are around one hour after Lyttelton.

Walking tracks

There are numerous walking tracks in the area, on the Port Hills and along the estuary edge and seafront. Good starting points are Barnett Park in Redcliffs, Sumnervale in Sumner,  John Britten Reserve in Mt Pleasant and Taylors Mistake. Maps are available from the City Council.

The Christchurch 360 walking trail passes through Redcliffs, following the estuary edge along the route of the Christchurch Coastal Pathway.

Weather

Redcliffs weather tends to be more temperate than central Christchurch due to the proximity of the sea. It is cooler in the heat, and warmer when cold; ground frosts are unusual and snow at sea level is not seen in every winter.  On sunny days a north-easterly sea breeze tends to develop in the afternoon, but will often drop at sunset leaving a calm evening.
Local forecasts are available from the Metservice here and from Yr here.
Local weather station actual readings are available here.