Community Notices


Riccarton Community Notices weekweek ending 2 June 2017

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the latest Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton community notices.

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This week’s information:

Apply for Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Funding

Hornby Library and Customer Services, South West Leisure – Consultation

Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route: proposed 30km/hr speed limit – Consultation

Rātā Foundation Funding

Methodist Mission/Red Cross Funding

Lottery Grants

Seniors Eating Well – Snippets Training

Ara Open Day

Fire response submissions open

Healthy Christchurch Lunchtime Seminar – AEIOU of Suicide Prevention

Dementia Canterbury

Youth broadcasting opportunity

Home & Family collaboration with Krama & Co

Centre for Senior Wellbeing

Election information

Legal Aid Providers Aotearoa: Legal Aid Co-operative

Community Law Canterbury legal training

Accounting for Grants Christchurch Community Accounting Workshop

Allright! Habitstick

Council Consultations currently open

Government Consultations currently open


Apply for Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Funding

Strengthening Communities Funding

The 2017/18 Strengthening Communities Fund is open for applications.

  • The 2017 Strengthening Communities Fund will be open for all applications, there is no minimum request limit on this fund.
  • As a consequence there will be no Small Grants Fund in 2017.
  • Organisations may only make one application to the Strengthening Communities Fund at metropolitan level and/or one application per community board area.
  • A single application can be for both operating and/or project costs. Operating costs may include salaries and general overheads such as power, rent and administration costs. Project costs may include the costs of community programmes, events, activities and equipment.
  • Groups now have the ability to apply for multi-year funding (see website for more).


You are able to make online applications at


Organisations will need to fill in the organisation registration form to ensure that your contact details are up to date.  This can be done through the above website or by clicking here.


Our ward Community Development Advisers, Karla and Marie, are available to provide advice and assistance on funding to anyone who needs it.  We also have a guideline for filling in applications.  Contact us for a copy to be sent to you.


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.

Youth Development Fund – Each year an amount of money is set aside to fund young people aged between 13 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.

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.


Applications are made on line for the Discretionary Response Fund and using a downloadable application form for the Youth Development and Off the Ground Funds.  To access the forms, view criteria and other details click on the fund name above or 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).


Hornby Library and Customer Services, South West Leisure – Consultation

Seeking feedback on site location, facility use and travel options for the proposed Hornby Library and Customer Services, South West Leisure Centre.

For more information including making online submissions go to the project website.


Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route: proposed 30km/hr speed limit – Consultation

The Uni-Cycle Major Cycle Route: proposed 30km/hr speed limit is now open for submissions. As part of the installation of Major Cycle Routes, some sections of these routes are proposed to be constructed as neighbourhood greenways. To allow for a safe shared space bikes and vehicles, a reduced speed is proposed.

For more information or to make a submission please visit the project webpage


Rātā Foundation Funding

Rātā Foundation wants to support its communities now and into the future – by providing a funding programme which provides options and flexibility.

They focus on funding projects and organisations in the four key areas of Learn, Support, Connect and Participate. Even if you have applied to them before please check out their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section – this comprehensive guide covers all areas of funding and the application process. For further information go to: or call one of the team on 0508 266 878.

Small Grants / Nga Putea Iti and Large Grants / Nga Putea Nui are now open any time.  Only one application per year may be made.


Methodist Mission/Red Cross Funding

Methodist Mission with support from Red Cross has small grant moneys available (max $300, $500 and $1000) for community based events promoting social connectedness.  Funding covers Selwyn, Christchurch, Waimakariri, Hurunui & Kaikoura districts.  See for updates.

To apply, email with details of:

  1. What you are proposing to do
  2. Who you intend to invite
  3. What you hope will be the outcome of this initiative / event
  4. Preferred date (if you could give two options, as that would help them putting the calendar together)
  5. Who you will collaborate with in your local neighbourhood
  6. How your event will build social connectedness
  7. Your budget

Email proposals in by the following dates:

Events Oct 2017 – Jan 2018:  Proposal due 1 Sept 2017

Events Feb – May 2018:          Proposal due 1 Jan 2018


Lottery Grants

Community (national and regional) Opened 24 May 2017 Closes 5 July 2017.

Community Facilities Opens 5 July 2017 Closes 30 August 2017.

Community Sector Research Opens 1 Nov 2017, closes 13 Dec 2017.

Environment and Heritage Opens 14 June 2017, closes 9 Aug 2017.

Health Research Opens 21 June 2017, closes 2 Aug 2017.

Outdoor Safety Opened 31 May 2017, closes 12 July 2017.

More info from—Lottery-grants


Seniors Eating Well – Snippets Training

Grow your nutrition knowledge by coming along to a FREE 90-minute session with a trained dietitian on Seniors Eating Well – Snippets.

This customised teaching resource is easy to use and will help you deliver key nutrition messages to older adults.
The modules cover bone health, fibre and fluid, protein and healthy snacks.

When: Monday 12 June, 1pm – 3pm
Where: Boardroom South Christchurch Library, 66 Colombo Street, Christchurch

Registrations are essential! Book your FREE place by emailing or phone Nadine on 0274 621 262 or Diana on 941 6628
More details available at:


Ara Open Day

Thursday 15 June from 2pm-5pm – City campus (Madras Street) and Woolston campus (Ensors Road)

If you know of students, friends or family wanting to up-skill, change career or enter the workforce, please encourage them to come along.


Here’s what you can do at Open Day:

  • Check out more than 150 programme options
  • Find out start dates for mid-year intakes
  • Attend subject-specific information sessions
  • Talk to tutors about programme content and career opportunities
  • Find out about our extensive student services
  • Enrol on the day for programmes starting mid-year


Pre-register and check out the schedule of information sessions at or phone 0800 24 24 76 for more details.


Fire response submissions open

Public submissions have opened as part of a review into the operational response to the Port Hills fire, led by senior Australian firefighter Alan Goodwin.

The New Zealand Fire Service and National Rural Fire Authority have initiated the review, which will focus on the response to the fire and key lessons for how fire authorities carry out their duties and serve their communities in the future. Mr Goodwin is now seeking information from people who were affected by the fires.

In order to provide information, please use the submission form on the New Zealand Fire Service website. If you would like to receive your form by post, please call the NZFS and NRFA Headquarters on 04 496 3600. Please make your submissions by Monday 12 June 2017.


Healthy Christchurch Lunchtime Seminar – AEIOU of Suicide Prevention

You are invited to a FREE Healthy Christchurch Lunchtime Seminar from staff at He Waka Tapu. Come along to listen to simple ideas for frontline solutions related to suicide. Please bring your own lunch/ kai. Come a little early if you would like tea or coffee. Bookings are essential so register online to secure your place. A confirmation email and calendar appointment will be sent to you on receipt of your registration.


Date: Thursday 15th June 2017

Time: 12.15 to 1.15pm

Location: Aoraki Room at Community and Public Health (310 Manchester Street).


Featured speakers are:

  • Hauora Manager Lovey Ratima (Te Arawa, Ngaiterangi) on the difference they make to whānau by reaching beyond the traditional methods of service delivery and offering integrated care specific to individual whānau.
  • Hauora Kaimahi Kylie-Jane Phillips (Ngāi Tahu, Kahahungungu) on how working frontline gives them the opportunity to make an impact and a difference in how they approach whānau.


He Waka Tapu have provided health and social services to whānau and the community for over 21 years – making positive differences in the lives of whānau.


Dementia Canterbury – Annual Appeal October 6th & 7th 2017

Dementia Canterbury’s aim is to enable Cantabrians, Coasters and their families/whanau to ‘live well’ with dementia. Dementia is one of New Zealand’s most significant healthcare challenges, and as such the demand for services increases every year, as New Zealand’s population grows and ages.

If you or your members are available to man a site for the Annual Appeal days or offer other support, Dementia Canterbury would love to hear from you. Please contact either Julie or Karon on 03 379 2590 as soon as possible or email: or


Youth broadcasting opportunity

Get behind the mic! Learn some cool skills, express yourself and have some fun with media.

Plains FM currently have a pool of funding available for youth and children’s broadcasting.

Contact Community Development Co-ordinator Laura Gartner to discuss your ideas ( or 365 7997 extension 4).

Plains FM96.9 is Canterbury’s community access radio station. We support individuals and groups to learn to create radio and online content by, for and about their own communities in their own style.  Find out more at


Home & Family collaboration with Krama & Co

Home & Family is excited about its new collaboration with Krama & Co.  ‘Krama’ means scarf in Cambodian and is the national symbol of Cambodia.

Founded by Rebecca Parnham, Krama & Co. is a social enterprise run from Christchurch and Cambodia, which places women at its heart.  Every Krama sold donates one dollar to the village that made it.

Kramas are versatile, come in a variety of colours and at $30 make fantastic gifts.  Available for purchase at H & F’s offices at 76 Thackeray Street, Waltham, Christchurch or at Krama & Co’s Facebook page.


Centre for Senior Wellbeing

The Centre for Senior Wellbeing is a not for profit organization that offers a one-stop shop for the elderly. The Centre has brought together a group of dedicated allied health professionals who provide services to the Visit the Centre for Senior Wellbeing at 300 Colombo Street in Sydenham, or contact them on  377 2577 or


Election information

Available in 27 Languages:  Information on enrolling and voting in this year’s General Election is available in 27 languages to help everyone have their say this September. Languages include simplified Chinese, Sa-moan, Tongan, Filipino, and New Zealand Sign Language.

The unpublished roll: Not everyone feels safe enough to have their details publicly available on the electoral roll, but that doesn’t mean they need to lose the right to vote in this year’s General Election.

If you believe that having details – including your address – recorded on the printed electoral roll could threaten your personal safety, or that of your family, you can apply to go on the unpublished confidential electoral roll that can only be viewed by the local Registrar of Electors.

Application forms for the unpublished roll (also in multiple languages) or for more info on different language forms go to: or request by ph 0800 36 76 56.


Legal Aid Providers Aotearoa: Legal Aid Co-operative

A national cooperative of law firms has been launched to assist people to access legal aid lawyers and sup-port the law firms who provide legal aid.

Legal Aid Providers Aotearoa (LAPA) has approached 136 law firms around New Zealand who provide legal aid to join the cooperative. LAPA is holding a summit in July for the law firms invited to join the new cooperative. Law firms who join LAPA will sign a charter and be listed on the LAPA website.

See the LAPA website for more information:


Community Law Canterbury legal training

June 20New Board members – a guide to the law for those new to being on a Board/Committee (or those who would like a bit of a refresher)

July 11Health and Safety – a guide for Managers and Board/Committee members covering the six key health & safety obligations.

Further information about these workshops is available by contacting Susan –


Accounting for Grants Christchurch Community Accounting Workshop

22 June: 10am – 12pm – It covers grant tracking, issues for registered Charities from the new reporting rules, accounting for grants for capital purposes (such as buildings or other large as-sets), and how to keep track of grants in the most popular software packages (including CCA Accounting 4.1).More info: see


Allright! Habitstick

The team at Allright! who want to make sure that we keep all right have come up with a new campaign – Habitstick – which is aimed to make it easier to make good habits stick.  To find out more including how to win a Fujifilm instant camera head over to the Allright! website


Council Consultations currently open

In addition to the South West Leisure Centre above, the current consultations are currently open for comment and submission.

  • Additional Information: Horseshoe Lake Reserve Earthquake rebuild – path relocation, car park and bridge removal (closes 9/06/17)
  • Redcliffs Park and Redcliffs School Proposed Land Swap (closes 26/06/17)***
  • Knights Drain – proposed wetland and landscape plan (closes 7/06/17)
  • Proposed Digital Billboard at 80 Fitzgerald Ave (closes 12/06/17)
  • Rapanui – Shag Rock MCR: proposed 30km speed limit (closes 16/06/17)

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.  Projects marked with a *** have upcoming Drop In Sessions planned.


Government Consultations currently open

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

  • A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation (Ministry of Health) closes 12/06/17
  • Land Transport Rule: Setting of Speed Limits 2017 – (New Zealand Transport Agency) closes 16/6/17
  • PUB00261: Income tax – taxation of trusts – (Inland Revenue) closes 27/6/17
  • Draft Standard Practice Statement ED0196 : Income equalisation deposits and refunds (Inland Revenue Department) closes 14/7/17
  • Draft Threatened Species Strategy consultation – (Department of Conservation) closes 31/7/17
  • Financial Reporting for Heritage in the Public Sector consultation paper – (External Reporting Board) closes 18/8/17

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 6501

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 (Community Support Officer) 941 5008