Redcliffs Residents Association

Information for Redcliffs residents

Redcliffs, Christchurch, New Zealand

Projects & Activities

Get involved - comments, feedback welcomed

See the Contact us page for ways to get in touch.  This page includes sections on planning matters, local advocacy, environment, volunteering and community activities, neighbourhood groups and contacts, and social events.


Main Road Master Plan, Estuary Edge Master Plan

Contact the Residents Association for current status.

Christchurch Coastal Pathway

Website: ccp.org.nz

Emergency planning

Contact the Redcliffs Response and Resilience Team on r................@gmail.com or see our web page.

Local advocacy

Your representatives are the Redcliffs Residents Association Inc. Committee meetings are held monthly on the first Monday of the month (unless a public holiday in which case second Monday) at 7.30pm at the meeting room at the rear of Redcliffs Library. Local residents are welcome to attend as observers, and to contact the committee with any concerns about local matters that they would like to see discussed. See Residents Association page and Contact us.

Some current matters of concern - coastal hazards planning issues, , environmental improvements to the Village, providing steps to the water at Beachville Reserve, Redcliffs Park school rebuild..

Future involvement planned - Neighbourhood Week activities, estuary clean-up, red zone issues, planning issues in the high flood risk zone.


Redcliffs Residents Association environment sub-committee

For details of current projects and to suggest new ones contact Dave Bryce.
Phone: (03) 384 9967
Email: e..........@redcliffs.org.nz

Planting and plant maintenance days 

Volunteers always welcome for planting and maintenance sessions. Local volunteers work in Barnett Park and Drayton Gully and McCormack's Bay. Our plantings make a long term contribution to reducing runoff, erosion and flooding, improving water quality, providing habitat for native fauna and providing forest to enjoy. All welcome.
Contact Dave Bryce for details.
Phone: (03) 384 9967
Email: e...........@xtra.co.nz

Predator Free Port Hills - cheap traps and support groups

We have local co-ordinators for this important environmental initiative, and encourage everyone with a garden to get involved with trapping and baiting in the suburbs.  Also people can work on the Port Hills nearby where traps have been set up in the small bush reserves.  If we can get traps into at least one in 5 suburban gardens we will see a real difference in the wild life around Redcliffs. The local group is co-ordinated through p....................@gmail.com.  See also the Facebook page @pfsumner for up to date news about all the Sumner Bays efforts and successes, trap building days and other activities. The birds and skinks will be so grateful.

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.

Mahoe-nui Bush

Restoration project on the Port Hills above Sumner. For dates see the Forest & Bird website.
Website: www.forestandbird.org.nz

Calder Green Reserve

Restoration project by the Heathcote River. For dates see the Forest & Bird website.
Website: www.forestandbird.org.nz

McCormacks Bay

Monthly, Sundays 2pm-4pm.
Website: www.estuary.org.nz
Contact Tanya Jenkins on i...@estuary.org.nz

Charlesworth wetland reserve

Weekly Sundays 2pm - 4pm.
Website: www.estuary.org.nz
Contact Tanya Jenkins on i...@estuary.org.nz

Estuary matters

Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust, set up to protect, study and enhance the estuary environment. The Trust also runs the McCormacks Bay Enhancement Project and the Charlesworth Wetland Restoration Project.  Volunteer work parties Sundays 2pm-4pm.
Website: www.estuary.org.nz
Email: i...@estuary.org.nz

Predator Free Redcliffs

This is a group of people who are engaging in trapping for unwanted predators such as possums, rats, mice, hedgehogs, weasels and stoats, in their backyard gardens or on the adjacent Port Hills.  There is a small trap library of rat traps which can be borrowed via the Community Shed and subsidised access to a whole range of traps. We are part of Predator Free Sumner Bays Te Manu Waiata project, under the umbrella of Predator Free Port Hills. For more information or to join the group email: p....................@gmail.com.


Volunteers undertake track maintenance In Barnett Park and on the eastern Port Hills, through the auspices of the Summit Road Society. Second and fourth Monday mornings. New members welcome.
Contact Graham Partridge for details of regular work parties.
Phone: (03) 384 3592.

Volunteering and community activities

Time Bank

Offer your time and skills, build credit, get help when you need, build community links.
Local branch: Bridge2Rocks  Co-ordinator Robin Arnold.
Website: bridge2rocks.timebanks.org

Community Shed

Part of the Mens Shed group but open to all - workshop, tools and craft facilities for all the community. Start  your own project or join in. Contact the secretary Cameron Holdaway for details of current opening hours and activities.
99c Main Road, Redcliffs (down lane)
Email: r.....................@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RedcliffsCommunityShed

See also Lions Club, Rotary and the Community Groups page

Local neighbourhood groups and contacts

Beachville Road

Fiona Miller
51 Beachville Road
Phone: (03) 384 9662
Email: f......@xtra.co.nz

Jan Simpson
Phone: (03) 384 9000

Augusta Street

John Cook
45 Augusta Street
Phone: (03) 384 1710
Email: j......@xtra.co.nz

Dunkeld Lane

Olwyn Palmer
Phone: (03) 384 5420

Main Road (numbers 125-141)

Peter Broughton
Phone: (03) 384 7491

Balmoral Lane

Dianne France
52 Balmoral Lane.
Phone: (03) 384 3074, 027 3843074
Email: r.......@xtra.co.nz

Start your own neighbourhood network at Christchurch Gets Ready. 
Website:  www.christchurch.getsready.net

Start your own street group and have a party!
Contact the RRA for ideas for support.

Social events

Redcliffs Function Centre

Redcliffs Mt Pleasant Bowling Club at 9 James Street has a wide range of fixtures and social activities on offer.
For the latest Club information visit their website.

Mainly Music

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your baby or pre-schooler? Do you want to get to know other families in the Sumner-Redcliffs-Mount Pleasant area? Mainly Music is a fun, educational half hour music and movement session followed by morning tea and a social/play time. Fridays 9:45 – 11:15 am during school terms St Andrews Church, 148 Main Road, Redcliffs. Come along and try it out- the first session is free! $4 per family casual rate. $30 for a 10-session card. For more info, phone Hazel 384 1965/ 021 077 1264.