News & Events
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Public meeting - Estuary Trust, 30th Sept
The Ihutai Estuary Trust is holding a public meeting, along with its AGM, at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre, on Monday 30th September at 7.30pm. Come and hear our own local expert Prof Philippa Mein Smith talk about "A history of Ihutai/Avon-Heathcote Estuary and why its recovery is important". All welcome.
Adventure on Te Ara Ihutai, our coastal pathway
Ending the Breeze Walking Festival this year is a feature walk on our own coastal pathway, Te Ara Ihutai. Starting from 10am at Scott Park and finishing any time to 2pm, on Sunday 13th October, this is a free self-guided walk from Scott Park at Ferrymead Bridge to Scarborough Clock Tower. Activities and information along the way, even a treasure hunt. For further information see here.
Meet the candidates - local elections coming up
Time to get some real democracy and discover the issues before voting day. Mt Pleasant Community Centre will be hosting two Monday evening meetings in September to meet the candidates for the local elections and offer the opportunity to ask them pointed questions:
Meetings will be on 16th September for City Council and Ecan (Regional Council) candidates and on 23rd September for Mayoralty and Community Board candidates, and will run from 7.30pm sharp until around 9pm. The format will be each candidate gets to speak for 3 minutes, then a short break for refreshments and then our MC will pose a few questions from the crowd that we will collect at the break.
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.
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.
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.
Soup and a Show
At the Mt Pleasant Community Centre, this social group meets over the cooler months for a communal lunch and a movie. First and third Thursday of each month June – August. Soup is served at 11.30am and is $5 and the movie starts at midday, entry by koha.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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. Becomes Becomes
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.