News & Events
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Kids Day Out at Food Truck Alley
Sunday 25th February is Kids Day Out again, with pony rides, a treasure hunt, face painting and a bubble machine. Treasures in the hunt include free meals from the trucks in the alley.
The following weekend, Sunday 3rd March, the Nowhere men are playing. Open 4pm to 8pm at McCormacks Bay Community Centre.
Get outside! Drayton Reserve plant sessions
Drayton Reserve. Our next nature sessions will be 9-11am Saturday 24th February, followed by 9-11am Wednesday 28th February. At these sessions we will be clearing, mulching and watering seedlings planted last year. Meet at the water bin above the Main & Avery tracks junction, on the Avery track. Please wear strong shoes, sun hat, gloves and protection glasses, and bring your water bottle, and weed cutting tool. If you are walking in the Reserve, please use our bottles and bins for watering our native seedlings - it has been a very dry month.
For further info contact Dave Bryce here.
Farewell to the Godwits
This year will be the 26th annual ceremony to wish the godwits a safe journey back to their breeding grounds in Alaska. It will be held on Sunday 10th March. Come to South Shore Spit Reserve 5pm to 5.30pm for the BBQ, then a welcome followed by short guided walk by the Park Rangers to view the birds up close. Fun, music, stalls.
Art & Craft Markets
The very popular Mt Pleasant Art and Craft markets are back in 2024 at McCormacks Bay, every second month. These have been very popular in the past and we are pleased to offer these on a regular basis. Saturday 9th March and Saturday 4th May are our first two dates. Mark these in your calendar now. These will be co-ordinated by Barb Hampton. Expressions of interest from stall holders can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0272113884
Local Helping Locals - grants available
Sumner Ferrymead Foundation is seeking applications for their 2024 Scholarships and Awards. Applications close on 7th April. There are a variety of apprenticeship, Outward Bound and scholarship grants and an Environmental and Sustainability Award available. See their website at www.sumnerferrymeadfoundation.co,nz for details.
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 11th May from 10am at Celia Street jetty to deal with the Redcliffs and Beachville estuary edge. Everybody welcome, to help us 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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:
COFFEE MORNING – 10.30AM TUESDAYS – VILLAGE INN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.