Community Notices


Halswell Hornby Riccarton Community Updates on 04 October, 2018

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This week’s information:

Apply for Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Funding

Community Post 2018 applications are open

Community Notices and Events

–          Red Bin for Tera Packs and Supermarket Bags (New)

–          Pop-up garden ideas wanted for Cathedral Square (New)

–          Biketober

–          Meet in the Middle 2018

–          The Breeze Walking Festival

–          Mental Health Awareness Week (New)

–          Te Ora Hub

–          Springfree School Holiday Jumpfest (New)

–          Animates Tower Junction – School Holiday Activities (New)

–          Free Equine Assisted Learning Demonstration

–          Knights Stream Skate Jam

–          Heritage walk at Halswell Quarry

–          ShakeOut! (New)

–          Beca Heritage Week

–          FESTA 2018 (New)

–          Riccarton Community Day (New)

–          The Super Heart Hoop Off

–          Available Term 3 – Office space at the Halswell Hub

–          The Sharing Shed

–          SHARP Holiday Programmes

–          Give Gear Get Great

Community Education and Wellbeing

–          Free Tinnitus Workshop

–          UC Connect Public Lecture (New info)

–          Lunchtime Seminar: Housing submissions (New)

–          Talk on the perils of oceanic plastic pollution (New)

–          Volunteering Canterbury Workshops (New info)

–          Be Active Programme from Sport Canterbury (New)

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

–          Woman Wise Course

–          Youth Mental Health, Self-harm and Suicide Seminar

–          Migrant Volunteering Workshops

Useful Links & Updates (New)

Council Consultations currently open (New)

Government Consultations currently open


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

Community Notices and Events


Red Bin for Tera Packs and Supermarket Bags

Christchurch City Council is urging people to get into the habit of using re-usable shopping bags because it can no longer divert plastic bags from the landfill by recycling them and need to go in the Red Bin. To wrap organic waste, use newspaper or cardboard which both assist the composting process. Find out more about what you can put in your green, yellow and red CCC wheelie bins.  To know which bins to put out: Download the Christchurch Wheelie Bin app.


Pop-up garden ideas wanted for Cathedral Square

The hunt is on for imaginative design ideas for three small pop-up gardens to enliven Cathedral Square over the summer months. Ideas but the gardens must feature a seating area, greenery and colour within the space. People have until 29 October 2018 to submit their design ideas. All entries will be evaluated by an independent panel who will select eight designs for the public to vote on. You can find out more information on Newsline.



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 expo weekend 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.


Meet in the Middle 2018

Celebrate Te Ara Ōtākaro (the Avon River Trail) Sunday 7 October from noon to 3:30pm at Kerr’s Reach, Avonside Drive. At this free event there will be music, food and activities for all ages. For more information visit www.middle.nzor visit Facebook.


The Breeze Walking Festival – On now until 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.


Mental Health Awareness Week  8–14 October 2018

The theme this year is Let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing – Mā te taiao kia whakapakari tōu oranga! From learning about native birds and picking herbs from the garden to seeing the sunset from the kitchen window, we saw how you embraced nature last year. So, this year we wanted to remind you how it can grow, support and nurture your wellbeing! REGISTER now for updates and you’ll be the first to hear when our new resources are ready to order or download and suggested activities. You can also find more information at


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, or phone 343 4935. The next session is on Wednesday 10 October.


Springfree School Holiday Jumpfest

Thursday 11 October, 10am – 2pm, Springfree Trampoline, 347 Blenheim Rd. Come along to this free event of  jumping, laughter and music. For more information or to book in a time slot, please call 0800 586 772. Get outside and active these school holidays!


Animates Tower Junction – School Holiday Activities

Thursday 11 October, 11am and  2pm, Animates – Tower Junction,  Blenheim Road. Come along to two free activity sessions. Animates have proudly partnered with Kids Safe with Dogs Charitable Trust to educate children how to safely interact with dogs. No bookings are required. Just make sure you get in early as parking is limited.


Free Equine Assisted Learning Demonstration

Friday 12 October, 10.30am – 12noon, Salta Horses, 76 Eyredale Road, Rangiora. For Mental Health Awareness week, Salta Horses are offering a free morning with their horses especially for health and social service professionals. This years theme is – Let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing – Mā te taiao kia whakapakari tōu oranga! Meet the team (both two and four legged) and treat yourself to the unique horse /human connection, in a beautiful natural setting. To register email or phone 021 2233925. Registration is essential as numbers are limited. For more information


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.


Heritage walk at Halswell Quarry

10am, Tuesday 16th October, Halswell Quarry (meet at the Singleman’s quarters). Learn about all about the newly restored heritage buildings at Halswell Quarry Park.  Join us for a pleasant wander around the sites, with a brief talk at each building and a chance to look round. Plenty of parking available in front of the Singleman’s Quarters. There will be a free sausage sizzle afterwards.



ShakeOut is happening on Thursday 18th of October at 9.30am. It’s a great way to practice the right action to take during an earthquake – Drop, Cover, and Hold. If you’re in a coastal area, you can also practice your tsunami hīkoi (tsunami walkout). Sign up now and ShakeOut with the rest of the country! See their website for more information.  


Beca Heritage Week

12 to 22 October – This year’s theme, Strength from Struggle – remembering our courageous communities, reflecting significant anniversaries that were hard-won or hard-fought struggles in world and New Zealand history. Click here to find out more.


FESTA 2018

Labour Weekend, 19 – 22 October. A public festival of architecture, design and food. FESTA, is the bi-annual weekend celebration of urban creativity. Cantabrians and visitors imagine and experience how the city could be different through a headline event that is live for one night only, and through projects and live events presented as part of the associate programme over the course of Labour Weekend. To find out more and how to get involved:

Riccarton Community Day

1pm to 4pm, Saturday 20th October, Harrington Park. Come along to this fun event which is a wonderful opportunity for people new to the district and long-time residents to meet and make friends. There’ll be lots of activities, games for all ages, entertainment and food.


The Super Heart Hoop Off

28 October, 1pm to 4pm, North Hagley Park. The Super Heart Hoop-Off is being organised as a charity event to raise funding for The Heart Foundation, and to help support and raise awareness of heart health. This family fun day will attempt to break the current New Zealand record for the most people hula hooping together in one place for at least two minutes consistently. This event is for all ages from preschool children connected with the Hoop with Heart programme through to grey-power hoopers. For more information and to register visit


Available Term 3 – Office space at the Halswell Hub

Join other local groups and organisations in a collaborative, co-sharing workspace designed to foster community and keep your overheads to a minimum. Don’t work in isolation, become part of Halswell Community Hub. Increase your profile and enjoy the collaborative environment making a positive difference in our community. Use the space exclusively or co-share with another group. We have a number of options available to meet your needs or we can customise an option specifically for you. Contact us or 0204 127 6083. You can also drop in for a chat, 9am – 1pm, Monday to Thursday during term time.


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


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 at  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

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 email to book your place as spaces are limited.

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.

Black Flu: Why we should remember the 1918 influenza pandemic in NZ? Thursday 18 October, 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Presented by: Dr Geoffrey Rice. Register here.

Lunchtime Seminar: Housing submissions

Wednesday 10 October, 12noon – 1.30pm, Aoraki Room at Community and Public Health, 310 Manchester Street. Make the most of an opportunity to influence health and wellbeing for years to come by having a say in two housing-related consultations.  It’s a big area, and an important one – we want it to be easy for you to have a say. Bring your device so you can work on your submission during the seminar. Pen and paper will also be available. 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.

Talk on the perils of oceanic plastic pollution

Tuesday 16th October 2018, from 7.30pm, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street. Come along to this FREE talk by Raquelle De Vine – Founder and Education and Research Director of Algalita South Pacific. She will be sharing her experiences of seeing the perils of plastic pollution first hand, and what this means for Aotearoa-New Zealand. Contact Christchurch branch of the NZ Association for Environmental Education for more information on this free  or 027 222 0395.

Volunteering Canterbury Workshops

Volunteering Canterbury presents the following workshops:

Tautoko Network Meeting – What We Do and How We Do It. A free event presented by the CCC Off The Wall Graffiti Programme and City Harvest. Two not-for-profit organisations share their story – why they started, how they have grown and the “secrets” to success they have learnt along the way. Tuesday 16 October, 1pm – 2pm, Tuesday, Ōrauwhata Bishopdale Community Centre, Farrington Avenue. RSVP

Not For Profit Solutions – Sales Mindset for Scaling Impact Seminar. This workshop will cover off the limiting beliefs that are holding you back from scaling your impact, as well as helping you to create a positive frame around selling. Wednesday 17 October, 9:30am – 12:30pm, 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch. Cost: Free event for not-for-profit organisations. RSVP: Booking Form

Be Active Programme from Sport Canterbury

Be Active Wigram,  Harvard Community Lounge – Thursday 1pm to 2.30pm, starting 18th October 2018. Sport Canterbury’s Green Prescription BE ACTIVE programmes are for people wanting to increase their level of activity and have fun along the way. Programmes are suitable for anyone 16 years and above looking to increase their activity, health and wellbeing. In each eight-week programme, participants can try out a range of activities, discuss topics that support a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the support of the other participants and Green Prescription staff. For more information and other programmes, visit the Sport Canterbury website or contact Anna Wilson at 03 373 5045

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 brochureor visit

Youth Mental Health, Self-harm and Suicide Seminar

Tuesday 30 October, 7pm-9pm, Sydenham Salvation Army, 250 Colombo StreetThe Salvation Army Sydenham is pleased to host this free event in partnership with the Parenting Place. This seminar is designed to empower parents, grandparents, friends, youth workers or any other youth supporter to have significant conversations with young people about their wellbeing and mental health. Presented by James Beck, this event will set you up to have those important conversations. Click here to register.   

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

·         The  October edition of the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Newsletter

·         The latest issue of the Multicultural Times

·         Find out the latest news on Newsline

·         Work in your area – Work notices regarding road closures and impacts of construction

·         Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub information and latest updates. Check out the latest video.

·         Information on how and when to object to an alcohol licence application

·         The word on water: Latest on chlorination

·         Christchurch Events – Events in Christchurch via the events pages on the Council’s website.


Council Consultations currently open

The following consultations are open for comment and submission:

·         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)

·         Deciding the future of baches at Taylors Mistake and bays (closes 21/10/2018)***

 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.  Projects marked with a *** have an upcoming Drop In Session planned.

Government Consultations currently open

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

·         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.

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