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Cashmere News Diary: 1 April 2018 - safety, pests, water, Worsleys lights, Cashmere SGM

A Happy Easter holiday to all news subscribers and friends of Cashmere

* 4 April, Wednesday 6:30pm - a "Predator Free Cashmere" (Kiwibank) addition alongside the Predator-Free Port Hills program; if you still need pest trap equipment please come meet us, by contacting Rachel on 0211259767 or - also see Predator-Free Port Hills notice below.

* 5 April, Thursday 9.30-11.30am at South Library - Residential Advisory Service, EQC and insurance claim support clinic - one of a series, see the notice letter below plus the flyer:
RAS Clinic Flyer Mar-Apr 2018

* 13 April, Friday 5pm - consultation ends on Christchurch City Council (CCC) Draft Long Term Plan: + - amongst many issues of significance, locally it is proposed to set back the Worsleys / Cashmere / Hoon Hay Roads intersection upgrade, from September this year until 2019. Lodge submissions online to #HaveYourSay and please forward copy of all input to CRA, for gauging support.

* May, details to be announced - Cashmere Residents' Association Special General Meeting - some deficiencies at committee level mean we must consult with our membership on a few issues before 19 June. Input will be invited - watch for CRA email announcement notice, etc.

* May, details to be announced - hearings on Environment Canterbury Regional Council Draft Long-Term Plan - CRA has submissions lodged to retain the #145 Westmorland-Eastgate bus route, in a modified form per the attached map. To read the submissions and add further comment, please reply email to CRA.
#145 Westmorland bus route proposal

Notices / updates

* If you have any local news to share by email, please send it in to CRA in reply.

* Valley Road residents have been dealing with a very local safety and security issue. To upgrade preparedness for any emergency, make good use of - CRA is here in constant support and all of Cashmere is behind you. Kia kaha.

* Cashmere Gets Ready Community Lunch, 18 February - the successful local resilience connection event, outside the Presbyterian Centre with Red Cross support, was held with catering help from Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community & Business Association - who we must acknowledge and sincerely thank:

* Council water chlorination from 26 March - - "The two largest zones, northwest and central, will be last to be treated. The northwest zone stretches from Belfast through to Yaldhurst and includes parts of Riccarton and Addington and supplies 80,000 people. The central zone supplies 255,000 people from Spreydon and Cashmere as well as in Papanui and Grassmere and across to Linwood, Aranui and New Brighton. It is expected that chlorination will be set up at all Council supplies in Christchurch city and Banks Peninsula by the end of April 2018."

* Community pure water - Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa private well at 9 Ernlea Terrace in Cashmere has supplied water for community use since the earthquakes in 2010. As responsible citizens, they regularly test their water - latest results here:

* Residential Advisory Service - Dear Community Representative,
I am sending you this email as you have been noted as a community leader within Christchurch. Please see attached a Flyer for some free clinics that we will be hosting throughout Christchurch in the coming weeks. We would really appreciate your support in getting this to as many of your residents, friends or any other interested parties that you think may benefit from our service.
The Residential Advisory Service is a free and independent service that is fully funded by MBIE and has been operating since early 2013. The service has supported over 5,800 home owners with their insurance and EQC settlements and has consistently achieved positive feedback from those that we have helped.
In late 2016 the service underwent a significant evolution from one focussed solely on the legal aspects of the claim to one of a case management service where our Brokers will now help you right through the process until you have settled your claim. We are undertaking these Clinics in an attempt to get to as many house holders as possible who may still be experiencing difficulty.
Should you have any individuals who cannot make any of these clinics please feel free to contact our free phone on 0800 777 299.
Regards, Darren Wright
Ministry Business, Innovation and Employment | Telephone 021 511 325
Level 2, 161 Cashel Street, Christchurch

* Predator-Free Port Hills, Cashmere project - thank you to the Summit Road Society and all residents who have volunteered help with pest trapping. Further inquiries are welcome where pests are encountered, via - To participate in the project, please register and "Request membership" on the Pest Trap NZ, Cashmere GIS page noting what you'd like to do. Then when you have traps, contribute by adding data: trap type, location, bait & catches etc. The traps that have now been distributed need their checking noted occasionally; it is proposed by PFPH-SRS that these traps be either bought at a subsidy or returned, later this year. What do you think about this? Feedback is invited - email in any reply please. Predator-Free Cashmere / NZ project info is held as a Community Notice on home page. Thanks again for all help with this perennial challenge, particularly at harvest season.

* Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team - CREST - Cashmere Community Response Plan, see for digital copy. Many thanks to Red Cross for 2018 project support : CREST enquiries via Cashmere Presbyterian, Cashmere School or Cashmere Residents' Association. Stay safe -

* A very big thank you to all Cashmere Residents and CREST community partners: Cashmere Primary School, Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Christchurch City Council Community Development, Canterbury Neighbourhood Support, Kidsfirst Cashmere Kindergarten, Cashmere Cuisine, Cup Cafe, Emperors New Clothes Cafe, Zeroes Cafe, Cashmere Super Dairy, Kaizuka Giftshop, Una Bakery, Quick Stop Liquor, Swanlake Lotus at Siam Healthcare Spa emergency spring-water source, and to all our local volunteers and supporters - Thank you very much!

* Past CRA email Cashmere News is indexed near page-top here, FYI:

* CRA Subscriptions 2017/18 - Association membership and renewals, at the household rate of $10 per year, can be made via our Kiwibank a/c 38.9005.0688810.02 - Donations help increase service and are very much appreciated. Please notify deposit by email, for confirmation by our Treasurer, and a receipt will be issued if requested: Or post to CRA Treasurer, c/o 112 Hackthorne Road, Christchurch 8022. CRA-Member-Application-Form.pdf

Thanks again for your support of CRA and its work. Stay safe, a very happy autumn to you all.

Kind regards

Rik Tindall
332-1069 / 027-406-0077
Chair pp CRA

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