Community Notices


Halswell Hornby Riccarton Community Updates on 20 September, 2018

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This week’s information:

Apply for Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Funding

Community Post 2018 applications are open

Ethnic Communities Development Fund

Community Notices and Events

–          The Sharing Shed (New)

–          WOW My Town (New)

–          World Peace Bell Association bell ringing ceremony (New)

–          Eskinita-Filipino Market (New)

–          Halswell Quarry Park Community Planting Day

–          Picnic under the Cherry Blossom Trees (New)

–          Halswell Community Market (New)

–          Te Ora Hub

–          Loud Shirt Day

–          I Love Korea 2018

–          The Breeze Walking Festival

–          Age Concern Canterbury Positive Aging Expo (New)

–          Free classes to celebrate International Day of Older Persons (New)

–          Biketober

–          Knights Stream Skate Jam (New)

–          Low Cost Broadband for Families (New)

–          SHARP Holiday Programmes

–          Give Gear Get Great

Community Education and Wellbeing

–          University of Otago – Christchurch Showcase

–          Activator Speaker Series: Creative Resourcing

–          Strengthening the Youth Sector Hui 2018

–          Day One Social Enterprise Summit

–          Free Tinnitus Workshop

–          Volunteering Canterbury Workshop

–          UC Connect Public Lecture

–          Radio Evolution Conference

–          Refugee & Migrant Health & Wellbeing invites you to a FREE event (New)

–          Woman Wise Course (New)

–          Migrant Volunteering Workshops (New)

Useful Links & Updates

Council Consultations currently open

Government Consultations currently open (New)


Apply for Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Funding

Youth Development Fund – Each year an amount of money is set aside to fund young people aged between 10 and 25 in the local community. Applications can be for a variety of activities including educational and cultural studies, representation at events, recreational development, capacity building and social enterprise. Applications can take up to six weeks to process, so please allow time for this.

Discretionary Response Fund – Applications are invited from eligible not-for-profit groups whose activities provide opportunities in the areas of community, social, recreation, sports, arts, environment or heritage to the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton community. Applications can take up to six weeks to process, so please allow time for this.  Applications are made on line for the Discretionary Response Fund and to view criteria and other details, go to the apply page on the Council website Community Development Advisers Karla Gunby and Marie Byrne, and Community Recreation Adviser Emily Toase are available to provide advice on making applications, including assisting with filling in the forms. (See our contact details below).

Off the Ground Fund  – If you have a small idea that can make a big impact, the Off the Ground Fund is designed for quick turnaround applications of up to $400. Decision making is within two weeks and applications can be made by groups or individuals.


Community Post 2018 applications are open

NZ Post supports community organisations and the valuable work they do through Community Post. This year, they’re looking forward to donating half a million postage-included envelopes and other NZ Post services to not-for-profit groups across New Zealand to help with their community projects. To find out more and apply online, go to


Ethnic Communities Development Fund

The fund is currently open for requests on and will close midnight Wednesday 26 September. There is one funding round per year. The fund distributes $520,000 each year to community groups for projects to be implemented in 2019. There are three funding priorities: leadership development, social cohesion, and cultural events.  Detailed information about this fund and how to apply is available online.


Community Notices and Events


The Sharing Shed

Just arrived at the Halswell Community Hub – 381 Halswell Road.  Our first Sharing Shed – Drop off what you can spare, and take what you need. Food items please. Plant cuttings and seeds also welcome. Help reduce food wastage and help those in need at the same time.  Any questions please


WOW My Town

Friday 21 September, 11:30am to 12:30pm, Cathedral Square. To celebrate World of Wearable Art’s 30th anniversary the first-ever WOW My Town roadshow is heading across New Zealand with three models wearing award-winning garments; Firebird, Princess Niwareka and The Stitch Witch. Come along and share in the magic of WOW.


World Peace Bell Association bell ringing ceremony

3.15pm on Friday 21st September. A ceremony will be held at the Peace Bell in the Botanical Gardens with speeches from civic leaders and prayers of peace from different religions. After being entertained by different cultural groups, the Peace Bell will be rung. This year is the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For information visit Facebook.


Eskinita-Filipino Market

10.30am to 4pm, Saturday 22 September, The Commons, 70 Kilmore Street. This Filipino market introduces to the greater community heritage  through foods and products. Visit us the friendly stallholders at the new location, the Commons, opposite Christchurch Casino.


Halswell Quarry Park Community Planting Day

10am to 12pm, Saturday 22 September, Halswell Quarry Park, Kennedy’s Bush Road. Halswell Quarry Park planting days are restoring native wetland swales into the park. Volunteer and have fun with friends and family while doing something good for the environment. Please register your interest by contacting Nigel Morritt at For more information click here.


Picnic under the Cherry Blossom Trees

Sunday 23 September, 11am to 3pm, Kurashiki Sister City Garden, Halswell Quarry Park, Kennedy’s Bush Road. The Japanese Society of Canterbury and the Christchurch Kurashiki Sister City Committee invite you to share in a picnic under the Cherry Blossom Trees to cerebrate “HANAMI”. BYO food and drinks. Entertainment will include the Canterbury Japanese  Choir at 11.30am and a Japanese drum performance from TAKUMI at 1pm. If there is a cancelation due to bad weather it will be announced on Facebook on 23 September after 9am


Halswell Community Market

Sunday 23 September, 12noon to 3pm, 26 Nash Road, Halswell. Set in the stunning grounds of St John of God.  This is an idyllic way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  Fully booked with 50 stalls, kids corner with plenty of bargains. Delicious food trucks and live music from the Remnants.  Bring a blanket and cash and see you there!


Te Ora Hub

Fortnightly Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12noon – La Vida Conference Centre, 34a Hansons Lane

Te Ora Hub is a relaxed, safe and welcoming connection point within the community. All are welcome to come along to enjoy FREE hot drinks, nibbles, baking and great conversation! For more information, email or phone 343 4935. The next session is on Wednesday 26 September.


Loud Shirt Day – 28 September

Wear your LOUDEST shirt, fundraise or donate and help deaf children listen and speak. This year’s theme is Superheroes. Register at:


I Love Korea 2018

10am – 4pm, Saturday 29 September, Kirkwood Intermediate School, 260 Riccarton Road. Entry fee $20 with a free canvas bag included. Come along and enjoy this amazing event. There will be traditional greetings, food, dance and more!


The Breeze Walking Festival – 29 September – 14 October

Now in its seventh year, the festival offers 50 free walks with a range of easy, medium and challenging routes.  Many of the walks combine the chance to learn more about nature, culture, history and new developments around our city and region.   So get your family and friends together, head outdoors and put some spring into your step with The Breeze Walking Festival. Pick up a copy of the booklet from your local Library, Service Centre or Recreation and Sport Centre, or check out the programme online here.


Pukeko Stomp – 10am, Tuesday 9 October, Halswell Quarry, Kennedys Bush Road. Shake your tail feather as you skip, walk, hop and stomp your way around to find Perky the Pukeko and friends. Enjoy a morning of storytelling scavenger hunting, arts and crafts. A perfect outing for families.


Age Concern Canterbury Positive Aging Expo

Monday 1 October, 9am to 2.30pm, Papanui High School, Langdons Road.  Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons the Positive Ageing Expo is a fun day combining information about services for older adults with free entertainment. Exhibitors will cover areas such as Health and Wellbeing; Recreation; Staying safe; Nutrition; Social Opportunities; and Transport Options. Onsite gold coin parking available. For queries call Age Concern Canterbury on 366 0903.


Free classes to celebrate International Day of Older Persons

To celebrate the International Day of Older Persons (1st October) local exercise professionals will provide nine FREE fitness classes for older adults in various locations in Greater Christchurch and North Canterbury on Monday 1st October. Each class will be followed by a social morning or afternoon tea. An additional free pilates class will be offered on Thursday 4th October. These classes are suitable for beginners, but participants need to be medically fit to exercise. Check with your GP if you are uncertain. For more information and how to register click here.



Christchurch’s festival of cycling is back for 2018! – Biketober Christchurch brings together everything cycling; a whole month of rides, community events, maintenance workshops, a bike expoweekend and more. Last year more than 60 events crammed the calendar and 2018 promises to be just as tantalising. It’s for everyone interesting cycling, for all bikes and all riders. Click here to find out more.


Knights Stream Skate Jam

Friday 12 October, 12noon – 3pm, Knights Stream Park, Richmond Avenue. Come along and celebrate the official opening of Knights Stream Skate Park! Join Scotty and his team from Skate Skool and learn how to skateboard at the Bishopdale skate jam. Aimed at eight to 15-year-olds, but also suitable for younger or older audiences and for the family to attend. Great opportunity if you have not skated before, are just starting out or want to learn some nifty new tricks. There will be  skate demonstrations, best trick comps, free skateboard hire and a free Hellers sausage sizzle. Check Newstalk ZB website for cancellations.


SHARP Holiday Programmes

We run fun and exciting holiday programmes for 5-13 year olds in Spreydon (244 Lyttelton Street). Split into age based programmes and with a leader to child ratio of 1:5 your child will meet new friends and have a lot of fun. These holidays we are visiting places like Mega Air, Clip’n’Climb, Steam Scene Miniature Trains and much more! For more information and to enrol your children go to


Give Gear Get Great

The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board are proudly supporting the Give Gear Get Great initiative which recycles outgrown, used or unused sports equipment back to those who need it. The cost of equipment can often be a barrier to participating in sport and recreation and the Give Gear Get Great initiative aims to reduce this by donating unwanted sports equipment to individuals, schools, and organisations who provide recreational opportunities. Our Give Gear Get Great wheelie bins are currently stationed at the locations below for people to drop of their unwanted sports goods:


  • Christchurch City Council 53 Hereford Street
  • Fendalton Library & Service Centre 4 Jeffreys Road
  • Westburn School 257 Waimairi Rd, Ilam
  • Rebel Sports 406 Rotherham St, Riccarton
  • Howzat Indoor Sports 4 Matipo St
  • Rebel Sports Cnr Colombo St & Moorhouse Ave
  • Action Indoor Sports 81 Buchanans Rd, Sockburn
  • Rebel Sports 3/19 Chalmers St, Hornby
  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre Halswell Rd
  • Halswell Community Hub 381 Halswell Rd
  • Pioneer Recreation & Sports Centre 75 Lyttelton St, Somerfield
  • South Christchurch Library 66 Colombo St, Cashmere


If you would like to host a Give Gear Get Great bin for collection of goods, please get in touch  Once the bin is full, we collect it, inventory the items and return to you ready to go again. Or, if you know of a need for equipment within your community, please let us know and we will find out what equipment we have in stock.


Community Education and Wellbeing

University of Otago – Christchurch Showcase

Sunday 23rd September 2018, 12noon to 5pm, UOO Christchurch Campus, 2 Riccarton Ave (Christchurch Hospital site). You are invited to this FREE Health Education and Research Showcase at the University of Otago Christchurch. Everyone welcome. You will have the chance to tour the University of Otago Christchurch’s labs and simulation centre, discover new medical technology, hear a debate on ‘You are what you eat’, and learn about post-graduate study opportunities.  For more information clickhere.


Activator Speaker Series: Creative Resourcing

Monday 24 September, 6-8pm, Grace Vineyard Church, Beach Campus, 111 Seaview Road. Activator is back in September. Come along to this free event focusing on the breadth of ways we can view resourcing. Speakers have experience in a range of funding streams including sponsorship, philanthropic, and social enterprise. Let’s be creative about how we fund projects and initiatives across the city. For more information and to register visit Eventbrite.


Strengthening the Youth Sector Hui 2018

Friday 28 September, 9.30am – 2.30pm, Tait Technology Centre, 245 Wooldridge Road, Harewood. For all those working with youth, this year’s hui will build on forums held. An opportunity for the wider sector to come together to connect, learn, and be inspired. Free. To register: Strengthening Youth Sector Hui 2018 registration


Day One Social Enterprise Summit – University of Canterbury

Saturday 29 September, 10am – 7pm, Engineering Core, University of Canterbury, Cost: $25-$35.

Day One is the flagship and final event of the UCE Impact Summit, taking you through a journey of interactive workshops, world-class speakers, networking and activities that will fill you with the inspiration and energy you need to take your next steps. Delicious food, coffee and drinks will be provided all day, spot prizes will be awarded throughout and you will take home an epic bag of goodies to remember the day. For more information and to register visit


Free Tinnitus Workshop

Thursday 4 October, 7-9pm, Hearing Support Christchurch, 275 Riccarton Road. Hearing Support Christchurch are running a free Tinnitus Workshop with keynote speaker, Dr Grant Searchfield from Auckland University.  His research focus is cognitive processes involved in tinnitus perception and innovative technology for management of hearing loss and tinnitus. Please call 341 6705 or by 26 September to book your place as spaces are limited.


Volunteering Canterbury Workshop

Volunteering Canterbury presents the following workshop:

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace A free workshop for Community Organisations. In this workshop you will learn what conflicts are and how to effectively manage these if they arise. Thursday 4 October 2018, 10am to 12 noon, Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street.  You can register here


UC Connect Public Lecture (free)

The UC Connect free public lecture series offers the community the opportunity to attend topical, interesting, educational lectures on a range of topics given by experts in their fields. Links to videos of previous lectures are also available on the website.  Should you wish to revisit any of the previous UC public lectures you can view them via the UC YouTube channel Upcoming lectures:

The future of x-rays, Thursday 4 October, 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Presented by: Professor Anthony Butler. Register here.


Radio Evolution Conference

12 – 14 October 2018, Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street. In these days of fake news, digital disruption and constant social challenges, Community Access Radio is a powerful community resource; a community-led voice of the people. The Association of Community Access Broadcasters Inc. is presenting an opportunity to learn from others and co-create our potential future at their annual hui/conference. Register here. Registrations close on Friday 14th September 2018. Got a question? Contact Nicki on or tel (03) 365-7997.


Refugee & Migrant Health & Wellbeing invites you to a FREE event          

Wednesday 17 October, 9.30am-2.30pm, Aranui and Wainoni Community Centre, 61 Hampshire Street. A forum for former refugees and new migrant peoples’ health and well-being professionals, educators, social workers, community workers, health promoters and others from rural and urban centres in the South Island.


Woman Wise Course

Woman Wise is a free 6 week course that helps women to look ahead positively and develop the self-confidence to be all they can be for themselves and their children. It covers self-worth, self-talk, feelings, self-confidence, relationships and future direction. The next Woman Wise course starts on Wednesday 24th October at the Chapel Street Centre, Corner of Chapel Street & Harewood Road in Papanui. For more information you can read the Woman Wise brochure or visit


Migrant Volunteering Workshops

Tuesday 6 November, 1.30pm to 3pm or 5.30pm to 7pm, Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street.  Volunteering New Zealand is partnering with Volunteering Canterbury to deliver interactive migrant and volunteering workshops for recent migrants – the first of their kind in the South island. The workshops are designed to inform recent migrants about the opportunities and benefits of volunteering in New Zealand. In a relaxed and informal environment, participants will explore the unique needs of recent migrants and the opportunities to connect with local community organisations through volunteering. Please RSVP to (spaces are limited).


Useful Links & Updates


Council Consultations currently open

The following consultations are open for comment and submission:


  • Selwyn Street Reserve (closes 4/10/2018)
  • Proposal to grow social housing through a $30 million loan closes 1/10/2018)
  • Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy Review 2018 (closes 5/10/2018)


To find out more details go to the Have Your Say pages on the Council website.  There you will find information about the project, how to have your say and timelines.


Government Consultations currently open

The following are some of the consultations that are currently being undertaken by various government ministries:


  • Identifying and selecting public archives (Archives New Zealand) closes 28/9/2018
  • Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand – Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa (Statistics New Zealand) closes 30/9/2018
  • Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Tenancy Services) closes 21/10/2018
  • Healthy Homes Guarantee Act 2017 Regulations – Healthy Homes Standards (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Tenancy Services) closes 22/10/2018
  • Rewriting the 2014 Family Justice System Reforms (Ministry of Justice) closes 9/11/2018


To find out more about these, go to NZ Government Consultations listing page.  This lists all consultations being run by central government and local government authorities.



Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Governance Team

Community Support, Governance and Partnerships Unit


Gary Watson (Manager – HHR Community Governance Team) 941 8258

Peter Dow (Community Board Adviser) 941

Cindy Sheppard (Governance Support Officer) 941 6547

Karla Gunby (Community Development Adviser) 941 6705

Marie Byrne (Community Development Adviser) 941 6502

Emily Toase (Community Recreation Adviser) 941 5216

Noela Letufuga (Support Officer) 941 5008




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