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Cashmere News Diary: 21 September 2017 - Youth Wellbeing, vote

* 22 September, Friday - last day to enrol for

* 22 September, Friday 7.30pm - Youth Wellbeing Community Seminar, Cashmere Presbyterian Church, 2 Macmillan Ave. A forum on youth mental health and suicide prevention, esp for parents and grandparents of teenagers. No charge (koha) - notice attached to share:
CPC Youth Seminar 220917

* 23 September, Saturday 9am to 7pm - general election voting places open - map:

* 25 September, Monday 5pm - consultation closes on new Christchurch City Council "Traffic and Parking Bylaw" that merges three current bylaws including those for green belt rural areas - - make submissions online:

* 30 September, Saturday-Sunday 1 October, 10am-4pm - 'Art at Hohepa', 23 Barrington St - Art & Sculpture Exhibition, Free Admission, With Guest Artists Michael Eaton & Philip Trusttum - Hohepa Canterbury.

* 6 October, Friday 9.30-10.30am - Quiet Space, Cashmere Presbyterian Church. Time to reflect and be recharged. Light a candle for a person or issue that you are concerned for.

* 17 October, Tuesday 7.30pm - Cashmere Residents' Association Annual General Meeting, at Cashmere Presbyterian Centre, 2 Macmillan Ave. Doors open 7pm for drinks and nibbles, AGM 7.30pm, then speaker: Alan Wills from The Malthouse Theatre - we also hope to have Gordon Ogilvie with his new book, Place Names of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills.

* 15 November, Wednesday 7.30pm - next Cashmere Residents' Association committee meeting, resident input invited. Come meet us at the October AGM. There are places available on the CRA committee, open especially for particular interests or concerns residents wish to pursue with Association support. Or contact CRA by reply email.

Notices / updates

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

* Cashmere buses - the Blue line and green Orbiter services are appreciated though could run earlier and later up the hill, for more effect. We are seeking support for a small bus on a new, local circuit connecting Dyers Pass Rd and Landsdowne Tce / Bowenvale Ave with Beckenham and Somerfield, to Barrington public transport hub and west to Hoon Hay, Rowley, Westmorland and Cracroft. A working party begins on this after AGM and invites your participation.

* Cashmere Road traffic survey - another round of counting is due, on a weekday early morning. Intersection change at Hoon Hay / Worsleys Roads is likely to affect this matter next year, so we are maintaining watch. To be advised.

* Cracroft Community Centre - operates from Old Stone House, 30 Shalamar Drive. The building is owned by the Christchurch City Council. The Community Centre is managed by a committee of volunteers. At present, the building is being restored after earthquake damage with the reopening expected to be November 2017.
The Committee is looking for new members who would be interested in joining the Committee to run the building and its operations. The gardens which until this year were maintained by volunteers, are now under the care of the Christchurch Botanical Gardens which looks after grounds surrounding historic buildings.
Before the earthquakes, the building was run and hired out by the Committee from Monday to Thursday for community groups and from Friday to Sunday commercially for weddings, birthdays etc.
The involvement with the Committee is both challenging and fulfilling all leading to making our area very desirable place to live.
Should you be interested in joining the Committee, attending AGM, or for further information please contact Olwyn Rudd Ph.942.8678 , Peter Rogers Ph.338.9303 or Terry Mundy Ph.338.4223

* Preschool Music Group - Thursday mornings at Cashmere Presbyterian Church is a fun and learning space for all babies and preschoolers. 10am for a half-hour music and movement session, followed by morning tea. Gold coin donation. Come along to check it out! For more information phone 332 7129. Volunteers needed to help with holding babies and making coffee.

* Volunteers needed for Foot Clinic - If you like making people's day, come join the team at Foot Clinic. This is a special and much appreciated service provided by Cashmere Presbyterian Church every 6 weeks. No experience necessary, but nurses are particularly needed. For more information phone or pop in to the church office: 332 7129.

* 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 welcome where pests are encountered, via - To participate in the project, please register and "Request membership" on the Pest Trap NZ, Cashmere GIS page adding data: trap type, location, bait & catches etc. This is going well, and will be stepped up for summer. From listing effort and results, increased support will become available. More Predator-Free NZ project info is indexed as a Community Notice for Predator-Free Cashmere on home page, FYI.

* Hot-water cylinder / gas unit problems - a flood of reports are being logged this winter, invitation to share experience - holds all CRA's information on this widespread fault; feedback from residents anywhere in Christchurch, or from more engineers, is welcome for writing further blog posts that note every known way of resolving hot-water supply faults.

(CCC notices)
* Safer Christchurch Forum - Family Violence: Monday 25 September, 2pm-3pm, Function Room, Te Hohonga, CCC, 53 Hereford St. For those working to reduce harm and increase safety and to network and identify collaborative opportunities. Presentation by Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration. Rsvp to by Thursday 21 September.

* Suicide Prevention Training - (i) 26 September for New Zealand citizens and residents who are likely to interact with people at risk of suicide (not registered professionals). Full day workshop, no charge. (ii) 27 September, full day course for Maori people likely to interact with those at risk of suicide and not already accessing funded suicide prevention training. Further details upon registration at:

* Arthritis New Zealand - Water based exercise: 26 September - 30 November, Tuesdays & Thursdays, PHYSICAL MEDICIEN Building, Gate 3, Burwood Hospital, Mairehau Rd. 20 sessions over 10 weeks. Classes are free with GP clearance. To register call Rochelle 366 8383 or email

* Takatapui - LGBTIQT Hui, Saturday 30 September, venue advised on registration. A meeting for people in/around Christchurch/Otautahi who are of different gender or sexual orientation to discuss setting up a network. No charge. All people whose identity aligns this way are welcome to register by email for catering purposes: and more information is at

* Central Library - Teen Leisure Survey: Young people aged 13-18 years are invited to provide opinions about future Central Library events and activities for teens via a survey, with a prize draw of $100 of Westfield vouchers. Open for feedback 1 September - 30 October: fill in our survey (external link) - To find out more about the project, see

* Positive Aging Expo - Monday, 2 October, 9am-2.30pm, Papanui High School, Langdons Rd. Age Concern with Papanui High School marking International Day of Older Persons - exhibits and displays. Onsite "gold coin" parking. Questions to Age Concern Canterbury, 366 0903.

* Treaty of Waitangi in our National Life - Thursday 12 October, after Network Waitangi Otautahi AGM at 7.30 pm, WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St. A talk by writer Morgan Godfrey about the relevance of the TOW today, and potential for use as a constitution. For more information: email or phone 03 365 5266 or go to

* Middle Years Tool Box Course - Six-week course starts 25 October, 7.30-9.30pm, St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans. For parents / care givers of 6 - 12 year olds. $75 pp or $110 couple thanks to Neighbourhood Trust. To learn more & register:

* Free cigarette butt bins - On offer from Keep New Zealand Beautiful, including courier delivery. For organisations with public spaces or events where this could prevent butts entering our waterways. For more information or to order, contact: Teresa Lloyd or phone 09 264 1434. Website:

* Piko Wholefoods: The Sugar Conundrum Clarified - Wednesday 27 September, 6pm - 8pm, at Piko, 229 Kilmore St. A nutrition-based workshop on the whole sugar conundrum. Learning and new foods to try. Attendees to bring personal experiences of sweetness, questions and a note book. Tickets $25. Purchase at the till in-store or call 366 8116 to reserve a seat -

* Circus - Have a Go - Plus a Show Fundraiser: Friday 6 October, 10.30am - 1pm, Roy Stokes Hall, 152 Seaview Rd, New Brighton. Entry by donation, $5 - $10 recommended. Open to all. Try out trapeze, globe, juggling, tightwire and more. Plus a circus team performance. Christchurch Circus Trust.

* Disabled Persons Assembly AGM - Saturday 7 October, 2pm-4pm, Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam St. Guest speaker Gary Williams, DPA NZ CEO. Interpreters and afternoon tea provided. RSVP for catering purposes by Wednesday 4 October. Phone 379 8525 or email:

* Free Equine Assisted Learning Demonstration - Friday 13 October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm, wet or fine, Eyredale Road, 40 minutes' drive north of Christchurch. Event in support of Mental Health Awareness Week: for people working in health, education, social services or community sectors. Unique equine assisted experiential learning - no riding involved. $10 facility fee, registration essential for limited places: or phone 021 223 3925.

* The Women's Centre - seeks board members One board meeting per month 5.30pm - 7pm. Suited to those with interest in women's wellbeing and social change, who are willing to contribute ideas and enjoy working with a variety of women. The NGO services include information, advice, advocacy, free counselling, legal advice, and courses. To apply contact Ariane or phone the Centre on 03 371 7414 (9am - 2.30pm). For more information on the Women's Centre:

* Camp Twitch 2017 - The Tourettes Association is seeking the following items to be donated for its annual camp: empty fizzy drink cans, children's stickers, colouring-in pencils, yarn/string for bracelet making, coloured paper or card, large cardboard box - large enough to crawl through, two-litre ice cream containers, swimming googles, swimming flippers, blow-up kids' paddling pools, waterslide or large sheet of polyurethane. Contact Robyn Twemlow on 940 9320 or 021 940 855. To find out more:

* Hei Whakapiki Mauri newsletter - new quarterly for Maori with disabilities and their whanau. To find out more and how to get involved, see or email or call/text 027 440 8573 or Facebook message: @heiwhakapikimauri

* Hazard App - a free life-saving app for smartphones and tablets. The app helps individuals and communities identify, prepare and respond to hazards in New Zealand. The app is pre-loaded with information about hazards including floods, earthquakes, tsunami, fire, weather, epidemics and biosecurity risks. Users receive official emergency warnings and alerts according to their locations and those of family and friends. To learn more and download:
(end of CCC notices)

* Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team - CREST - Cashmere Community Response Plan - for digital copy. There will be an event at the response hub, to progress our plan, in the warmer season ahead. Enquiries via Cashmere Presbyterian, Cashmere School or Cashmere Residents' Association. Stay safe, ref.

* A very big thank you to all Cashmere Residents and CREST community partners: Cashmere Primary School, Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Christchurch City Council Strengthening Communities, 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, Computer Help NZ, 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 warm and safe, welcoming spring!

Kind regards

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

Cashmere Residents' Association (CRA)

Cashmere Residents' Association

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