Strowan, Christchurch

23 days ago

Long post: Community Newsletter

Shirish Paranjape from Shirish Paranjape, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Matthew 5:16 Art Exhibition
Friday 27 September, Starting at 7pm - free admission, The Arts Centre, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
This exhibition includes art from local Bryndwr youth. There will be a silent auction so you could take those pieces you like home with you.
Contact … View more
Matthew 5:16 Art Exhibition
Friday 27 September, Starting at 7pm - free admission, The Arts Centre, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
This exhibition includes art from local Bryndwr youth. There will be a silent auction so you could take those pieces you like home with you.
Contact sandra.turner@aotawhiti.school.nz

Food Fair and Open Day
Saturday 28 September, 11:00am to 2:00pm, at Christchurch Chinese Church 286 Greers Road Bryndwr
Come down and celebrate the Christchurch Chinese Church’s 30th Anniversary. Asian foods and crafts, free bouncy castle, face painting, ‘pre-loved’ toys sale. All welcome. Click here to find out more, including other 30th anniversary celebrations.

Tsunami Siren Test,Sunday 29 September, 11am
The sirens, which are located along the coastline between Brooklands and Taylors Mistake, will sound for up to three minutes as part of a bi-annual exercise that checks they are operating correctly. People should not be alarmed to hear the sirens going off and don’t need to evacuate. This is a routine test of the siren warning system and good reminder to people in coastal and riverside areas that they should have an evacuation plan in place, so that everyone in the family knows what to do and where to go if there is a tsunami evacuation.

School holiday fun at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora
Monday 30 September to Sunday 13 October, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard
Spring into action with school holiday fun at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora! There are loads of exciting activities to choose from, including dance, crafts, theatre, music, writing, films and more. Many of the activities are free, koha or low-cost. Find a list of activities here.

Also check out the Holiday fun zone from 10am to 5pm at the North Quad. Chase bubbles, play lawn games, have a go on the community piano, and lounge on bean bags in between school holiday events.

Age Concern Canterbury Positive Ageing Expo
Monday 30 September, 9am to 2.30pm, Papanui High School, Langdons Road
Free event celebrating the International Day of the Older Person. There will be exhibits, displays and entertainment. Don’t forget to use your Goldcard on the buses. Onsite gold coin parking. For more information contact Age Concern Canterbury Ph 366 0903 or keep updated on Facebook.

Working with Addiction with CALD Clients
This is a new online course launching on 30 September. The aim is to provide strategies for managing cross-cultural issues during the engagement, assessment, and treatment processes in an addiction context when working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients and their families from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds. The online study can be self-paced and learners have 60 days to complete the course. To read more and to register: www.ecald.com...

JOLT Biennial 2019 Show
1 October (7pm), and 2 October (10.30am and 7pm), Aurora Centre Burnside High
120 dancers of all ages and abilities celebrating diversity and difference. With guest musicians from CSO, no pre show bookings, plenty of seating, cost is cash donation to support the work. To read more: www.joltdance.co.nz...

This newsletter in brief is bought to you by the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Governance Team, part of the Community Support, Governance and Partnerships Unit.

23 days ago

Daylight saving starts this Sunday! ⏰

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Now is a great time to check fire alarm batteries and make sure emergency supplies are well stocked and up to date.

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27 days ago

Come race with me - A St John Charity Fundaiser

The Team from St John New Zealand

Looking for a great night out with friends full of excitement, raffles and silent auctions? One of our amazing Charity Fundraisers is holding an event raising money for St John this Friday at Addington Raceway!

Click the link below to find out all the details of the event and how to purchase … View more
Looking for a great night out with friends full of excitement, raffles and silent auctions? One of our amazing Charity Fundraisers is holding an event raising money for St John this Friday at Addington Raceway!

Click the link below to find out all the details of the event and how to purchase tickets.

24 days ago

Charity Fundraiser - Supporting St John

The Team from St John New Zealand

Ged, who is one of our amazing Charity Ambassadors is holding a fantastic event in October to help raise money for us. It’s a night of rugby, comedy and a whole lot of good times.

Check out the event listing below for all the details and where to purchase tickets. Thanks to Ged for all your … View more
Ged, who is one of our amazing Charity Ambassadors is holding a fantastic event in October to help raise money for us. It’s a night of rugby, comedy and a whole lot of good times.

Check out the event listing below for all the details and where to purchase tickets. Thanks to Ged for all your amazing work.

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26 days ago

Vote for Christchurch Elections

Jane Lila from St Albans

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE THIS YEAR.

Apparently generally only 30% of Christchurch residents do, lets make a difference this year and raise that number. 😁🎊🎶🥳

Blessings all

25 days ago

Are you a good driver?

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Hi neighbours, how do you rate your your driving? And what do you think are the biggest risks on our region's roads?

Canterbury drivers overestimate their ability and think other road users are the problem, new research shows.

A total of 1460 people from Kaikōura to Waitaki, including 497 … View more
Hi neighbours, how do you rate your your driving? And what do you think are the biggest risks on our region's roads?

Canterbury drivers overestimate their ability and think other road users are the problem, new research shows.

A total of 1460 people from Kaikōura to Waitaki, including 497 from Christchurch, completed an online survey about their driving habits.

Findings showed 42 per cent rated their own driving ability as above average. The same group considered 73 per cent of other drivers to be only average drivers.

Read the full story by clicking the link below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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38 days ago

It's in the Bag? - a St John Charity Fundraiser

The Team from St John New Zealand

events.stuff.co.nz...

Expect to have a fun-filled night based around the 70's TV show 'It's in the bag', but with a twist.

Throughout the night you could have the chance to win one of twelve bags. All it will take is your number to be called (you will get one when you arrive … View more
events.stuff.co.nz...

Expect to have a fun-filled night based around the 70's TV show 'It's in the bag', but with a twist.

Throughout the night you could have the chance to win one of twelve bags. All it will take is your number to be called (you will get one when you arrive at the door) and correctly answering three simple questions.

The event is an R18 evening as a cash bar will be available. Food will also be available from some great food vendors.

A great raffle and some awesome auction items will be up for grabs also.

This will be a St John charity ambassador led evening with all proceeds going directly to St John to help with the great work they do as first responders and within the community.

25 days ago

Recycle your unwanted mobile phones

NZ Telecommunications Forum

Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit … View more
Spring is here so it’s time for your annual spring clean. If you’re anything like 69 percent of New Zealand households, you’ll have at least one unconnected mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer or cupboard.

Recycle these unwanted phones with RE:MOBILE.

RE:MOBILE is a not-for-profit mobile phone recycling scheme which raises money for Sustainable Coastlines.

Recycling your mobile phone is free, easy and good for the environment. Not only does it keep harmful items out of landfill, it also stops the precious materials in your phone from going to waste.

Visit RE:MOBILE to find out how to recycle your mobile phone.
Learn more

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25 days ago

House Tours are back for 2020!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are hitting the regions for 2020!

Book your next summer weekend away now for a chance to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines!

Join us for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin.

For more information and to secure your tickets for an inspiring day out exploring New Zealand's region, please visit our website.
Book now

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25 days ago

Monster Garage Sale this Saturday

Kaye from Bryndwr

St Aidans Church cnr Brookside Tce and Aorangi Road
9am Saturday 28th September
Come and grab a bargain - books, household items, sports equipment, electrical and more.

25 days ago

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce Candidate's survey

Shirish Paranjape from Shirish Paranjape, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce sent a questionnaire to candidates running in the local election. Some of them responded. My responses are in the attachment.
[It says Mayoral Candidate Survey Response for everyone, even those like me not running to be the Mayor!]

Shirish_Paranjape_CECC survey.pdf Download View

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25 days ago

HOUSIE TONIGHT

Derek and Maureen from Redwood

7.15 Papanui League rooms

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25 days ago

Russey School up and running again

Aaron Campbell from Aaron Campbell - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Board

"Russley School is expected to reopen on Wednesday after four classrooms were destroyed in a fire last week and asbestos was later discovered.
The Cutts Rd blaze broke out at around 7.10am on September 17 and spread to teaching rooms that catered for about 120 year 7-8 pupils.
Once the fire … View more
"Russley School is expected to reopen on Wednesday after four classrooms were destroyed in a fire last week and asbestos was later discovered.
The Cutts Rd blaze broke out at around 7.10am on September 17 and spread to teaching rooms that catered for about 120 year 7-8 pupils.
Once the fire was extinguished, safety officials found evidence of asbestos and the site remained closed."
(from Stuff)

25 days ago

Lantern Making Activity

Community Development Worker from Bishopdale Community Trust

Create your own parol, a traditional Filipino lantern. This activity is designed for 9-12 year olds although adults can take part too. Orauwhata: Bishopdale Library, Thursday 3rd October at 2pm-3.30pm. Booking required.

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