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Cashmere News Diary: 28 January 2018 - Big Band, Community Lunch, Fitness

(* Cashmere News update: 2 Feb 2018 [separate email]

This week's storm reminds us of the vagaries and immense power of nature, and to always be prepared - for anything. We invite you to a meal together as a community, to see what is being done to develop our own response hub here.

* 2 February, Friday 1pm - Cashmere Newsletter - available today through the usual distribution system, deliverers please collect for your streets. If unable to this time, or a new volunteer, please contact CRA by reply email. We also need volunteers to come forward for our upcoming event:

* 18 February, Sunday 12pm-3pm - Cashmere Gets Ready Community Lunch - local connection, preparedness planning and resilience sponsored meal, at Cashmere Green on MacMillan Ave Reserve with Presbyterian Centre and other support: emergency services - Fire and Civil Defence, Cashmere School kapahaka at 1pm, Neighbourhood Support, Christchurch Information Hubs Network, etc. Some food and cold drinks provided, bring family and picnic gear to enjoy the informative, Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team (CREST) day out -

We look forward to seeing you soon. Stay safe through all weathers.)

* 2 February, Friday 10am - Quiet Space, a half-hour prayer service with reflections and new music from Taize. First Friday of each month. Quiet space in the church from 9.30am and after 10.30am, at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, MacMillan Ave -

* 3 February, Saturday 7.30pm - Mainland Big Band, coming to 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 1950s to 1990s. 2018 programme starts at Cashmere Club, February 3rd. Entry charge $10 pp. for the evening. Music starts at 7.30pm -

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* 18 February, Sunday 12pm - Cashmere Gets Ready Community Lunch - local connection, preparedness planning and resilience sponsored lunch, at Cashmere Green with Red Cross, Presbyterian Centre and emergency services support. Some food and cold drinks provided, coffee cart etc, bring family and picnic gear to enjoy the informative CRA-CREST day out -

* 21 February, Wednesday 1-2pm - Volunteers: Who's liable when something goes wrong. Community Law Canterbury, 198 Montreal St. Free event. - RSVP

* 21 February, Wednesday 7.30pm - next Cashmere Residents' Association committee meeting, resident input invited - contact CRA by reply email.

Notices / updates

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

* Cashmere buses - a return of more service is essential for the less mobile in our area. CRA invites your input via council submissions to be made early this year. 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: - adding new:

* Hello - My name is Dakota and I would like to introduce you to attend a local Yoga and stretching exercises.
'Simply Yoga & Stretching' are a series of movements and postures that provide you with strength, posture and balance... the three essentials for retaining and regaining movement and achieving your active self.
I come from Iyengar based Yoga training and have spent many years helping people learn to be functional; simply to do what they need and like to do with ease and comfort. I am approachable in my teaching style and love to see folk achieve their goals. I have a number of year's experience, I have worked intensively with 3rd age citizens, and Yoga people from beginners and intermediate level. I love a class that feels free to give feedback and interact during class if they need to check something.
Safety is important so all class members will fill out a general health history to ensure we protect any old or new strains/injuries. Time for a relaxation technique is included in each class. I have a current comprehensive First Aid Certificate and am a Registered Exercise Professional with qualifications. I welcome you to join our journey in the new year.
Dakota Blue exercise info

Dakota Blue
Dakota Blue
022 0125 005

* Cracroft Community Centre - Old Stone House, 30 Shalamar Drive has finally been repaired after quite severe earthquake damage. The City Council have with their contractors done an excellent repair of the building. Replacing all the roofing tiles as one small example of the workmanship carried out.
Due to public interest Old Stone House will be open for a 'walk thru' on Saturday 17 February 2018 from 1.30p.m. to 4.30p.m. After that date we will be taking bookings again running the building as previously Monday to Thursday for Community groups and Friday, Saturday and Sunday for commercial hire.
The Committee will be welcoming back again Rotary every Wednesday night and the Lions every second and fourth Thursday. Regrettably the Bridge Club will not be returning. Also, the volunteer gardeners who for many years have maintained the gardens have retired and the gardens will now be under the care of the Christchurch Botanical Gardens.
The Committee would like to acknowledge publically the work of Peter Rogers (member) who has worked so tirelessly to make this building up and running again suitable for hire to the public.
The annual meeting of the Cracroft Community Centre will be held on Monday 5 March 2018 at 7.30p.m. All are welcome.
If you have any questions or queries re the building or hire of same please contact Olwyn Rudd Ph.942.8678 or email

* Malthouse Theatre history tour - We are still the gathering numbers to do this, one Saturday or Sunday afternoon as soon if possible - let us know if you'd like to join in, by reply email or telephone please.

* 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.

* Spreydon-Cashmere Edible Garden Awards - Nominations open now, can now be made from now until 12 February (ask first if you want to nominate someone else or a group, as an assessment visit in March is involved). All types and stages of edible garden welcome - anyone who is having a go. To find out more and get a nomination form online:

* 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 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 home page. Thanks again for all help with this perennial challenge.

* Hot-water cylinder / gas unit problems - see - 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 for digital copy. Thanks to Red Cross for 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 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 safe, happy summer holidays to you all!

Kind regards

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

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