* 26 February, Monday - consultation starts on Environment Canterbury Regional Council Draft Long-Term Plan, ecan.govt.nz/your-region/plans-strategies-and-bylaws/long-term-plans/ - closing 26 March.
* 1 March, Thursday 1pm-2pm - "Volunteers - Who's Liable when Something Goes Wrong" at Community Law, 198 Montreal Street (entry off Walker Street, the room is booked from 12.30 if you want to come early and eat your lunch there. Parking can be a challenge; South City Mall is a short walk away if you were thinking of combining some retail time with this meeting) - Tautoko Network, free event, RSVP to Glenda firstname.lastname@example.org
* 2 March, Friday 9.30am-11am - Simply Yoga with Dakota Blue, at Cashmere Presbyterian Church hall, Macmillan Ave - relaxation will be held at 10.50am, see notice below.
* 2 March, Friday 6pm - Italian Music at the Arts Centre Great Hall, 2 Worcester Boulevard - supported by local vintners, Wilma and Alex Laryn. See notice:
Cashmere News Diary: 24 February 2018 - council consultations, volunteers etc.
* 3 March, Saturday 7.30pm - Mainland Big Band, at Cashmere Club with Live Music and Dancing until late to music and songs from the Jazz and Pop era to Ballads and Rock & Roll from the 1950's to 1990's, 55 Colombo St. Entry
charge $10 pp. for the evening. Music starts at 7.30pm - mainlandbigband.co.nz
* 8 March, Thursday 1.30pm-3pm - Malthouse Theatre history tour, $5 per person on the day - if you'd like to join in, please reply by telephone or email, see CRA notice:
* 9 March, Friday - consultation starts on Christchurch City Council (CCC) Draft Long Term Plan, ccc.govt.nz/the-council/plans-strategies-policies-and-bylaws/plans/long-term-plan-and-annual-plans/draft-long-term-plan-2018-28 - closing 4 weeks later.
* 21 March, Wednesday 7.30pm - next Cashmere Residents' Association committee meeting, resident input invited - contact CRA by reply email.
* 29 March, Thursday 5pm - CCC consultation closes on Heritage buildings future use and funding options, including Sign of the Takahe and Cracroft Caverns in Cashmere - ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultations-and-submissions/haveyoursay/show/120
Notices / updates
* If you have any local news to share by email, please send it in to CRA
* Cashmere Gets Ready Community Lunch, 18 February - a successful local connection and resilience event was held, ahead of a momentous Cyclone Gita emergency / 22-2-2011 memorial week, outside the Presbyterian Centre with Red Cross and Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community & Business Association support, as pictured below and by photo-essay here:
facebook.com/events/183405702246003/permalink/192092061377367 - CREST** has shown it is on the ball with preparedness messages, making steady progress. We hope to be able to expand this event and utilise Cashmere Green as advertised, in the near future, and we thank all participants for taking part in this very live test of the Cashmere Community Response Plan. Kia ora taatou.
* Cashmere buses - a return of more service is essential for the less mobile in our area, in Bowenvale and on Dyers Pass Rd especially. CRA invites your input via council submissions to be made very soon. If you wish to sign our petition, please call Jan Webster on 3322893 or 0211896723 or reply by email to show support. Thank you very much!
* List of exercise classes available locally - is being compiled as a "Fitness" Community Notice prominent here: cashmere.org.nz - one update:
* Hello. Firstly, I'd like to thank those that attended our first Simply Yoga and Stretch class. I really enjoyed meeting you and working with you.
I think we have a formula that will be successful. Following feedback from the first session I have made a slight change. I have combined the classes and formed a Simply Yoga and Stretch class and made the payment amount $15.00 per session for the hour and a half. The
classes will run from 9.30am and a relaxation will be held at 10.50am and we will finish at 11am. I do need to commit to booking and paying for the hall in advance so I need to ascertain this Friday how many regulars are willing to pay up to the end of the term. The term end is 13 April. There will be no class on Good Friday 30 March. So that makes 8 Friday classes until the end of term @$15.00 each which will be $120.00. Payment can be made via internet banking 38-9019-0178598-00. Account name is Dakota Blue and reference will be your initial and surname please, cheque or cash is also fine. I will receipt these payments. Space may become an issue so when we have the right amount for the room size which is likely to be 12 the class will be closed. This means that we will all progress at a
similar rate and form a cohesive group. I hope to see all who are able to return on Friday morning.
Kind regards, Dakota, 022 0125005
* Hackthorne / Dyers Pass Road intersection, considered dangerous for pedestrians and motorists - Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board await a staff report, to help decide future action. Please send us your experience of this junction. The Cashmere School view is that children have poor role models, in the way adults are having to walk around this unmanaged point, regarding road safety.
* 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 email@example.com - To participate in the project, please register and "Request membership" on the Pest Trap NZ, Cashmere GIS page trap.nz/project/251462/info noting what you'd like to do. Then contribute by adding data: trap type, location, bait & catches etc. Most of our traps have now been distributed but we hope to get more. Predator-Free Cashmere / NZ project info is held as a Community Notice on cashmere.org.nz home page. Thanks again for all help with this perennial challenge, particularly at fruit season.
* Hot-water cylinder / gas unit problems - see chchwater.wordpress.com - feedback is welcome for new reports and ways of resolving hot-water supply faults.
** Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team - CREST - Cashmere Community Response Plan, see cashmere.org.nz/CREST for digital copy. Many thanks to Red Cross for 2018 project support redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/recovery-2010-2017/promoting-resilience : CREST enquiries via Cashmere Presbyterian, Cashmere School or Cashmere Residents' Association. Stay safe - getthru.govt.nz.
* 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, 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: cashmere.org.nz
* 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 happy end-of-summer to you all.
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