News & Events
Here is a link to our latest newsletter - The Redcliffs Times.
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Edible & Sustainable Gardens Award
Edible and Sustainable Gardens Award 2021 - your chance for glory!
The Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board is partnering with the Canterbury Horticultural Society to recognise those who are growing their own food. Entry is free, and the awards are open to individuals, groups, schools, ELCs, organisations, and businesses in the Community Board area. Previous entrants and award winners are eligible to enter, and all entrants receive a certificate. Go here for details or contact Council for an entry form.
Celebrate the end of the school holidays and enjoy the vibrancy of our city at Bread & Circus World Backyard Buskers Festival. The festival runs from 15 - 31 January and showcases the very best, hand-picked circus, comedy, music and acrobatic talent in Aotearoa. Escape the ordinary with edge-of-your-seat performances in iconic indoor and outdoor venues that will radiate across the city celebrating the rich, dynamic and diverse creative culture that thrives in our own backyard. For full festival information and to book click here.
Earthquake anniversary - exhibition
On the weekend of 20-21 February 2021, an exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Earthquake will be held at the Mt Pleasant Community Centre. Stories from locals for memories and archives.
Cave Rock unstable at the moment
For safety reasons, Council has closed the smaller, northern entrance of Cave Rock - Tuawera due to recent rockfall being noticed in this area. The fencing will remain in place throughout summer, while they investigate long-term options. The main entrance to Cave Rock-Tuawera will remain open. If you are entering the cave please move through quickly and don’t linger.
It’s important to note that the rock formation is a natural feature that continues to weather, so it will always be susceptible to rock fall. This means it is impossible to entirely remove the risks from rock fall.
NB The nearby Rapanui/Shag Rock is also subject to rock movement with natural weathering and shouldn’t be climbed on.
The Sumner Market is on every Sunday, 11am – 3pm from October - April. We are located on the corner of Esplanade and Marriner Streets, right by the beach! We have a great selection of stalls including fresh organic fruit and veges, craft, amazing food carts, fresh bread, baking, awesome gifts and heaps more. If you would like to get in touch or have a stall please e-mail us at: i...@sumnermarket.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.