Redcliffs Residents Association

Information for Redcliffs residents

Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand

News & Events

Here is a link to our latest newsletter - The Redcliffs Times.

This page is updated regularly - please contribute! To advertise your local organisation, event or activities on this website, contact Bookmark this page to keep up to date. Also see our Facebook page.


MP Community Clinic

Tracey McLellan MP, your local Member of Parliament, will be holding an open Community Clinic at Mt Pleasant Community Centre Cafe, Monday 17th April from 5.30pm
You can also make an appointment to see her at her office at 642 Ferry Road, contact details are (03) 376 4512 or email

Great Easter Egg Hunt

Ferrymead Heritage Park The Great NZ Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday 9 April 2023, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Bring your children and join in the fun at the annual Easter event. There will be a bunny bouncy castle, face painter, pony rides, petting zoo and, of course, the Great NZ Easter Egg Hunt with chocolate eggs and treats awarded at the end.
There will also be live music, tram rides, steam train rides, food vendors and the whole Park for everyone to enjoy and explore! This is an all-inclusive ticketed event. Adults (16+) $19.50; Children (7 - 15yrs) $13.50; Under 1's Free; Family (2 adults, 3 children) $51. Hapai card welcome, all other concession cards not valid on this day. Tickets available through Eventfinda or at the door on the day.

Pottery Sales at your local pottery

Mt Pleasant Pottery is now well-established at Te Papa Kura Redcliffs Park,  the old Redcliffs School site.
We hold classes and have active pottery club members.
On the the weekend of 8th and 9th April between 11am and 3pm we will open our gallery for pottery sales. All welcome to come and look at the clubrooms.
Next term our spare room will be open / expanded by a couple of wonderful local artists for art classes.
Our little complex is growing and we hope building into a great local art centre.

Mother of All Clean Ups

Once more, time to show some love to the rivers and Estuary on Mother's Day weekend.  Meet on Saturday 13th May from 10am at Celia Street jetty to deal with the Redcliffs and Beachville estuary edge. Everybody welcome, to help pick up litter from the shores and mudflats - the Redcliffs Residents Association will organise our area. 
Health and Safety equipment and rubbish bags are provided and rubbish collected will be removed by City Care Ltd.  

It's AGM time + Visions for Redcliffs - 17th April

It's the time of year for your local Association AGM and once again we will combine it with an interesting programme of talks about what is happening and visions for the future. Speakers include - Councillor Sara Templeton will talk about climate change action,  Fletcher Living hope to be able to present their plans for the supermarket site and the team Regreening Te Awa Kura Barnett Park will come to speak. Bring your own vision too and contribute to the discussions. Come along at 7pm on Monday 17th April, Redcliffs School Hall.  All welcome (but only residents can vote in the business part).
Would you be interested in serving on the Committee for the next year? Meetings are monthly on a Monday evening and there are special interest groups.  New members are very welcome, contact the secretary before 5pm on Sunday 16th April on 0274274772 or email,

Water sports enjoyed

Beautiful warm weather and holidays are a great combination for water sports.  A bit of a but though... Jet skiers and motor boat enthusiasts are reminded that the speed limit in the whole of the estuary is 5 knots.  That is about twice as fast as walking pace and should not kick up a wake. This is to protect the environment as well as other water users, particularly swimmers.  Please report any transgressors to the Harbourmaster (via ECan switchboard or website) with photos if possible.  Even in the sheltered waters of the estuary, lifejackets or buoyancy aids are recommended if you are on the water in or on any craft.  Also dogs are not allowed anywhere on the estuary itself and should be on a leash when walking around the estuary edge as they pose a health hazard and are a big problem for our birds.

Dog control in the estuary - protect the birds

Residents are reminded that the summer time is an important feeding time for migrating birds and nesting time for those that nest locally. At some stages of the tide birds need to feed on the exposed mudflats or roost and preen undisturbed on margins and beaches. After being chased by dogs it can take 45 minutes for birds to settle and resume feeding so they are very vulnerable. The whole estuary area and the beach around South Brighton Spit is a no-go area for dogs to be off the lead. So if you are a dog owner please be mindful of this, and if you see a dog roaming free or chasing birds please note time and place and report to Council using the Snap Send Solve app on your mobile or for immediate action call direct to their phone number, 941 8999.

Regular events

Farmers Market

Every Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm at Mount Pleasant Community Centre, McCormacks Bay.
Your local market needs your support. New cheese stall too.
Delicious fresh food, coffee, plants, stalls, live music. For market enquiries phone: 021 239 8946.
Second Saturday of the month, look for the Predator Free Port Hills stall for advice and subsidised traps for backyard trapping of rats, possums, stoats etc so you can help with the area-wide project.

Predator Free Redcliffs Project

Redcliffs has a local group working as part of the wider Predator Free Port Hills initiative. The Predator Free Redcliffs Group encourages everyone with a garden to get involved with trapping and baiting in the local area as well as helping in the reserves and parks on the Port Hills nearby. We can organise the provision of highly subsidised traps for catching rats, stoats, mice, possums, hedgehogs and mustelids and advise on their use. Contact  See also the Facebook page Sumner Pest Control Group for up to date news about their efforts and successes. This is part of a co-ordinated environmental effort for regeneration and restoration of wildlife, and the area is already seeing a marked increase in sightings of bellbirds, warblers and fantails.

Redcliffs Community Shed

Workshop, tools and craft space, open to the public to use - contact the Shed Supervisor or look at thier notice board for details of current activities, projects and opening hours.
Address: 99C Main Road, Redcliffs.

Sumner/Redcliffs RSA

Good news, our local RSA is now on line! Keep in touch with their events and news via their website here. Remember you're always welcome to join members each week:
Members of the Sumner Redcliffs RSA meet at the Village Inn for comradeship and coffee.

Redcliffs Residents Association

Committee meetings are held regularly, usually on the second Monday of the month at the REDCLIFFS LIBRARY, 91 Main Road, (rear entrance) at 7.30pm. All residents welcome to attend, to catch up on local issues. There is a Directory for Redcliffs in booklet form if you prefer that to the internet variety - contact the Secretary for copies Tel: 03 376 6133 or email

Waihoro Spreydon Cashmere Heathcote Community Board meetings

These local council meetings are held at the Council Service Centre, Christchurch South Library. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The dates, agendas and minutes can be found on the Council website and here.

Planting days

There are regular planting and maintenance days in the area, in Drayton Reserve, Mahoe-nui above Sumner, McCormacks Bay, Charlesworth wetland reserve at Humphreys Drive (every Sunday 3pm - 5pm) and Calder Green reserve in Heathcote.  Volunteers who would like to get their hands dirty in the interests of improving the environment are always welcome. See Projects & Activities page for details.

Drayton Reserve

For up to date information on this exciting ecological project at the back of Redcliffs, and how to get involved see the Drayton Reserve Volunteers website.

Information Centre and Sumner Museum

The Hub, a comprehensive information centre for the Sumner/Redcliffs area, is open at the Sumner community centre and library Matuku Takotako (corner of Wakefield Avenue and Nayland Street) Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Co-ordinator:  email here. The museum has also reopened in the centre.


Volunteers undertake track maintenance In Barnett Park and on the eastern Port Hills. Second and fourth Monday mornings. Contact Paul Tebbutt for details of regular work parties - new members welcome. Car pooling where possible.
Phone: (03) 384 3086.

Oral History Project

Sumner Bays Union Trust is in the early stages of developing an oral history project for Sumner and Redcliffs. We have a generation of people who were both adults during World War 2 and during the earthquakes. As these people are in their 80s and 90s, time is of the essence, so we’re going to work on recording as many of these stories as we can while these wonderful people are still with us. If you know of a suitable candidate for this project, please let Eddie Hayes know. We will ensure that appropriate steps are taken so that the process is as clear and ethical as possible, including obtaining written consent from participants.  Contact

City to Sumner Community Watch Patrol needs volunteers

The City to Sumner Community Watch Patrol is a community group for this area which operates both day and night endeavoring to keep crime and graffiti down. The patrol provides, cars, fuel and instruction. It is under the supervision of the NZ Police and Community Patrols of NZ (CPNZ).  We would like more members to help with the patrols on a rostered four hour patrol each month time to be indicated/requested by you, this may be either day or night at your preference. The areas covered by the patrols are Linwood, Woolston, Heathcote, Sumner, Lyttelton, and the Eastern Port Hills.  Are you  interested? Please contact: Colin Morris. Tel: 0225027077

Rockers of Ages Choir

For Elders and Aspiring Elders (any age welcome) Sing songs from around the world as well as fun and funky songs from the last five decades in harmony, it really doesn't matter what your voice is like or whether you think you can sing or not. Every practise includes time for a cup of tea and a chance to get to know each other. Music is provided, but you don't need to be able to read music. There are NO AUDITIONS. Donation (suggested range $2-$10 per week).
Wednesdays, 10am-12pm, Sumner Bridge Club, 57 Dryden Street, Sumner
Email: or phone 0800 THE MUSE (0800 843 687) for more information.

Coffee and Conversation and Happy Hour, Fridays in Redcliffs

Sumner Bays Union Trust hold these nice events, aimed mainly at seniors, in the Uniting Church Hall, Augusta Street.  Coffee and Conversation is at 10.30 a.m. on Fridays, with guest speakers, games and other activities, but once a month on the first Friday of the month (except it will be the second Friday in November) it will be replaced by Happy Hour from 4pm - 6pm instead.

Ongoing issues

Main Road Master Plan

The Council have proposed landscaping and other improvements for the Main Road through Redcliffs, similar to the work planned for Sumner and Woolston. However this is on hold at the moment due to funding constraints. Anyone with suggestions or complaints about local matters please contact the Redcliffs Residents Association.

Christchurch Coastal Pathway development


Local planning issues

Lots going on - Main Road Master Plan, Estuary Edge Master Plan, coastal hazards. Interested to be involved? Contact the RRA committee at Contact us.