News & Events
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Sumner Library Technology Drop-In
If you are reading this you may not need it - but do you know of anyone who cannot use the tech stuff for emails, surfing, banking etc? The Sumner Library runs Technology Drop-In sessions for help with email, searching the internet, using the library catalogue, eBooks, and general computer queries. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone, or use one of our computers for help with anything digital. No bookings required. FREE.
Mondays 2-3pm @Matuku Takotako-Sumner Centre.
Drayton Reserve working bees
Drayton Reserve working bees coming up:
Sunday 5th July 2pm … Meet at junction of Main and Avery tracks. Sunday 12th July 2pm… Meet at Virginia Lane Bridge. Saturday 25th July 2pm … Meet at junction of Main and Avery tracks. We will be planting, mulching and watering seedlings at all Bees. Working Bees for August will be Sunday 9th Aug and Saturday 29th Aug both at 2pm.
New Redcliffs School opening info
Celebrating the opening of Te Raekura Redcliffs School! The official opening will be held on Thursday 25th June at 11.30am. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dave Dobbyn have accepted our invitation, and Dave Dobbyn has asked to sing with our children. The event will be held in Matanui, our wonderful new hall. Our school has a long and impressive history, and we know how important it is to everyone. While we would absolutely love to be able to invite everyone, at the moment we are planning in Level 2 (COVID restrictions) which means we can only have our current children, staff, and invited guests of 100 which include representatives from local and central government, and those who helped us keep and build our new school.
If we find out that next week that we will move into Level 1, we hope to be able to invite at least one member of each current family to come along. Because Matanui isn’t big enough for all in our community who would love to join us, we are planning to livestream the event out on Facebook and to one of our classrooms (if we are in Level 1) so you can still be close by to the action. Details about how to register your interest for this will be posted on our Facebook page next week.
Also, if we are in Level 1 we would like to invite you to join us on Monday 22 June as we welcome our tamariki with a mihi whakatau at 9am.
We would like to thank our neighbouring communities for your support during the campaign to return the school to Redcliffs. We warmly invite you to come and take a look at the new school at one of our four open days at 2pm : Thurs 2nd July, Sun 19th July, Friday 31st July, Sun 2nd August. Open day bookings are required by calling or emailing the school office with subject title ‘Open Day’ and the date you wish to attend. They will be subject to limited numbers. Please contact: o.....@redcliffs.school.nz; phone 384 3853.
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.