Redcliffs Residents Association

Information for Redcliffs residents

Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand

News & Events

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Seaweek 2020 is coming up with lots of events, from 29th February to 8th March. For full details look at their website here. Too much to post. Watch for the Ephemeral Art competition - take a photo of your beach creation or come to Sumner Beach on 1st March. Competitions, walks, talks, bike rides and workshops.

Ride the Coastal Pathway

Where: Meet Tidal View carpark area, Ferrymead
When: Sunday 8 March 10.30-1230
Details: Check out the bird life along our estuarine coast and get some inside tips on their life from our guide. Bring your own bike, water, & helmet. Free but bring $$ for icecream/coffee at end. Contact Colleen Philip: p.................@gmail.com

Wetland Detective Walk

What: Wetland Detective Walk
Where: Charlesworth Wetland Reserve carpark, Charlesworth Street, Brookhaven
When: Sunday 15 March 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Details: Wetland Detective activity for the whole family! Walk the 40-minute Detective trail in the restored wetland and receive a prize for completing the walk. Follow a map to discover interesting facts about the wetland. No need to register, free event, just be there. Contact Tanya Jenkins for more details: i...@estuary.org.nz

Coffee and Conversation

Redcliffs Coffee & Conversation: Upcoming Speakers Friday 28 February - Guest Speaker Averil Stevenson from Ecocentral talking about the Ecosort Recycling Plan. Each session begins at 10.30am and is held in the Uniting Church hall, 4 Augusta Street.  These events are learning events through the Bays (& Beyond) Learning Exchange. Entry: Koha or TimeBank credits.

Volunteers needed - Citizens Advice Bureau

It's that time of year when the Citizens Advice Bureau is looking to recruit volunteers to give some time helping others with problem solving. Phone 0800 367 222 or email m..............@gmail.com

Water restrictions - this means you too

Council are introducing Level 1 water restrictions. This is not due to an actual lack of water but to pressure on the supply network.  This means no outdoor water use is permitted between 3pm and 9pm, and the use of hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems is permitted only on alternate days.  If you live at an odd-numbered address, you can water your garden on odd dates (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc). If you live at an even-numbered address, you can water on even dates.
Get tips on how to conserve water here.

Breakfast for International Women's Day

Port Hills International Women’s Day Breakfast Sunday 8th March, 9.30-11am  at Mt Pleasant Community Centre, Organised by Port Hills Labour and Greens to celebrate the women leaders in Port Hills, with special guests Ruth Dyson, Eugenie Sage and Mia Sutherland.  $28pp. Details and tickets here.  

Have your say on local priorities

Here is your chance to have your say on local priorities for the next three years. The Community Board is asking for feedback on their proposals. This closes on 6th March so get in soon.  Click here for the link for you to see their ideas and submit. 

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Redcliffs Residents Association is coming up on Tuesday 24th March at 7.30pm. All local residents, property owners and Redcliffs business owners are members of the RRA as of right - so come along and catch up with local issues. There will be a talk on the local ecology by Dave Bryce. Have you thought of being on the Committee? Contact the secretary on 376 6133 or s........@redcliffs.org.nz for info, by 5pm on Monday 23rd March. AGM is at Redcliffs Function Centre, 9 James Street.

Ride the Coastal Pathway

Ride the Coastal Pathway.  Sunday 8th March 10.30am - 12.30am Meet at Tidal View, Ferrymead. Check out the bird life along our estuaries last and learn more with a guided tour. 

Mainly Music

Come along with your pre-schooler and have fun at Mainly Music. New term starts 14th February. Fridays at 10.15am at St Andrews Church, 148 Main Road. For more info contact Hazel on 0210 770 2645.

Farewell to the godwits

Annual Farewell to the Godwits – Sunday, 8 March starting 4:30pm at Southshore Spit Reserve (end of Rockinghorse Road). Free family event. Meet the rangers, watch the birds, food and fun.

Public fruit and nut trees.

Did you know that the Council have a number of food resources growing on public land? A new online food map reveals where people can find free fruit and nuts growing in public spaces in Christchurch. Visit Smartview.ccc.govt.nz for maps (of all sorts) and find more information about gathering food here.

E-bikes at the market

Ever wondered about power assisted cycling? Daryl from Christchurch Electric Bike Shop will be coming to Mt Pleasant Farmers Market on Saturday 7th March. He will bring along several cargo and commuter bikes, and even a bike that can take surf-boards.

Bin focus

Bin checks will focus on helping people recycle correctly​.  A team of four will begin spot-checking the contents of yellow wheelie bins from the last week in January in a bid to improve people’s understanding of what stuff can be put out for recycling. A "contaminated" recycling bin may not be collected.  Not sure what goes where? Look here.

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:
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.


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.