News & Events
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Sea 2 Sky Challenge 31st May at Sumner
This year’s Sea 2 Sky Challenge is on Sunday 31 May at Scarborough Beach, Sumner. The spectacular scenic triathlon challenge comprises an ocean swim, a bike climb to the Summit Road, finishing with the Godley Head track run and newly opened, Whitewash Head section of the Scarborough trail. The race is both challenging and doable and caters to individuals, teams and beginners. Best of all – the Sea 2 Sky Challenge is awesome fun! As well as the main event, there is a junior triathlon/duathlon for 10-14 years olds and for younger children aged 5-9 years there is a swim/wade - run event. For more details and to register visit www.sea2skychallenge.com
Road opens from Sumner to Lyttelton 29th March
Friday 29 March at 6pm will see the Sumner Road to Lyttelton reopen at last after the major earthquake repairs. To celebrate this momentous occasion there will be events on either side of the hill. Watch this space for what's on and when. Cyclists will be ecstatic to be able to do the Bays rides again and the coffee shops in Lyttelton will no doubt benefit. Unfortunately the roading team are not going to permit cyclists and walkers to have access before it opens to motor traffic. They are afraid it would attract too many people!!
Climate change challenge
After last week's meeting "Let's Act on Climate Change" we are promoting the idea of taking individual and household responsibility for taking action, and challenging everyone to get on board. Here is the discussion paper.
This Challenge is to measure household emissions monthly and try to reduce them by 1% per month over the next 11 years to 2030. That is the year the International Panel on Climate Change urges we should have reduced emissions by 50%. This can be done by using the free on-line Household Calculator, the tips for reducing emissions and the emissions off-set provisions on the Enviro-Mark Solutions website: www.enviro-mark.com.
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.
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.
A lot is happening regarding the proposed rebuilding of the school in Redcliffs Park. For up to date information or providing feedback, contact the RRA at s........@redcliffs.org.nz. For background information see the Ministry's Shaping Education website.
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.
Social housing Beachville Road
Given the great need for social housing in Christchurch, the RRA is requesting that Council progress the replacement of the earthquake-damaged housing at 86 Beachville Road, originally designed as pensioner housing. This has been partially demolished.
Christchurch Coastal Pathway development
Local planning issues
Lots going on - Main Road Master Plan, Estuary Edge Master Plan, coastal hazards, Sumner/Lyttelton corridor works. Interested to be involved? Contact the RRA committee at Contact us.