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Redcliffs Residents Association

Information for Redcliffs residents

Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand

News & Events

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News

Drayton Reserve Ramble and Quiz

Come to explore your backyard! There will be a ramble and quiz event on Saturday 30th November, 9.15am to 10.15am at Drayton Reserve at the back of McCormacks Bay. Start at the Waterfall Lookout (in the middle of the Reserve) at 9.15am, and finish back there by 10.00am. Pick up a copy of the Quiz at the start and return it there at the finish. Walk as far as the track goes up the valley, answering the questions as you go (don’t go up the track to Drayton Drive, nor the zig-zag to Craigieburn Lane). Your answers will be checked at the finish by well-known local ecologist Dr Colin Meurk who will elaborate on answers and declare a winner. The winner will receive a voucher donated by Trees for Canterbury! Please walk or bike to the start (to avoid emissions), but if you need to drive, there is parking available in Basil Place, Avery Place and Drayton Drive. For any clarification contact Dave Bryce 021363498 or e...........@xtra.co.nz.

Sumner Bays Union Trust AGM

Sumner Bays Union Trust's AGM will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 27 November at the big table in the Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre's upstairs foyer.

 

Learning Exchange Coordinator wanted

Sumner Bays Union Trust is looking for a facilitator to be a Learning Exchange Coordinator, working with the Timebank and local volunteers in the field of community development. This is a part time paid position for 6 months. Applications close on 22nd November. For more information contact Eddie on a....@sumnerbays.org.nz

Art and Craft markets at Mt Pleasant - get your Christmas presents here

The Art & Craft Market will run inside the Mt Pleasant Community Centre on Saturday morning November 9th as usual and we will have two special Christmas markets on December 14th and 21st so you can get something for everyone on your list while you support the local makers. If you are interested in having a stall, get in touch with Di m.....@mpcc.org.nz or 020 4195 4639

Learn to play bowls this summer

Free Have a Go sessions for beginners at Redcliffs Bowling Club, 9 James Street. Come along on 5:00pm - 6:30pm Fridays, or 9:30am - 10:30am Sundays.  Bring flat soled shoes, and we'll provide the equipment and coaching needed to learn how to play Lawn Bowls. Just show up to join in.

Christmas Carols

Mark the date, ring the bells, for the Community Carols. This will be held on Thursday 12 December at 6.30pm in the Sumner Supervalue car park

 

Coffee and Conversation

Starting 1st November 2019, Sumner Bays Union Trust will 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.

Sumner Bays Union Trust - get involved

It's Annual General Meeting Time. Sumner Bays Union Trust's 2019 AGM will be held on Wednesday 27 November. If you are interested in joining the board, please make contact. Time and place to be confirmed although it is likely to be early evening. 

Twilight Craft Market 29th November

Woolston Development Project is calling for expressions of interest from local crafts people who would be interested in having a stall at the Twilight Craft Market, Friday, 29 November, 5.30-7.30pm. To book a spot call Bev, 3894448 or email w...@xtra.co.nz.

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.

Coffee and Conversation and Happy Hour, Fridays in Redcliffs

Starting 1st November 2019, Sumner Bays Union Trust will 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.

Community Potluck

First Friday of the month at Mt Pleasant Community Centre.  Bring your whanau and come and meet others in your neighbourhood at our Community Potluck get togethers on the first Friday of each month, 5pm – 8pm. All welcome to these free events. BYO whatever you'd like to drink and a dish to share: everything is welcome, from some takeaways you picked up on the way, to an elaborate lasagne or whatever suits you! A kids movie will go on around 6pm.

Calling crafty people

One Stitch at a Time, group members practice a creative and diverse range of craft which include quilting, cross-stitch, hexagon patchwork, knitting, crocheting, and plant dyed blanket art, plus more. Every Thursday, 10am – 12 midday and Wednesday, 7pm – 9pm in the Front Room Café in Mount Pleasant Community Centre.

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:
COFFEE MORNING – 10.30AM TUESDAYS – VILLAGE INN
Members of the Sumner Redcliffs RSA meet at the Village Inn for comradeship and coffee.

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.
Email: r.....................@gmail.com

Redcliffs Residents Association

Committee meetings are held regularly, usually on the first Monday of the month (the second Monday if the first is a public holiday) 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 s........@redcliffs.org.nz.

Linwood/Central/Heathcote Community Board meetings

These local council meetings are held fortnightly at the Board Room, 180 Smith Street, Linwood. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The dates, agendas and minutes can be found here.

Planting days

There are regular planting and maintenance days in the area, in Barnett Park, 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.

Eastenders

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 a....@sumnerbays.org.nz.

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

Predator-free Port Hills Project

We have a local co-ordinator for this important environmental initiative, and encourage everyone with a garden to get involved with trapping and baiting in the suburbs as well as helping in the reserves on the Port Hills nearby. We can organise highly subsidised rat and possum traps and advice. Contact p....................@gmail.com.  See also the Facebook page Sumner Pest Control Group for up to date news about their efforts and successes. The birds and skinks will be so grateful.

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: a....@themuse.org.nz or phone 0800 THE MUSE (0800 843 687) for more information.

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. The Project Manager is Joshua Neville  and the RRA is liaising with Council.

Christchurch Coastal Pathway development

Website: www.christchurchcoastalpathway.org.nz

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.