Cashmere Vision and Values

Cashmere News Diary: 31 May 2017 - fire & pest responses

* 3 June, Saturday - Queen's Birthday Market Day at the intersection of Dyers Pass Road and Hackthorne Road - enjoy!
Cashmere Hill Market Day 030617

* 12 June, Monday - submissions deadline for the review of the operational response to the Port Hills fire, led by senior Australian firefighter Alan Goodwin. To provide information use the submission form on New Zealand Fire Service website. If you would like to receive your form by post, please call the NZFS and NRFA Headquarters on 04-496-3600. See site + submission form:

* 18 June, Sunday - Inform The Plan survey closes - Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board is keen to hear from local residents, businesses and groups to inform the development of its Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board Plan which makes priorities for its governance decisions affecting this part of the city. Survey is here: To find out more about the role of the Community Board, go to: and to view the previous Spreydon-Heathcote plan, go to: or

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

* 22 June, Thursday 9am-2pm, Safer Christchurch Show Case Event at Te Hapua, Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd, Mohoao Room. Free registration and lunch. Hear about diverse work in the city to improve safety and wellbeing, including Family Violence, graffiti removal, Neighbourhood Creation Stations. Spaces available for static displays - deadline to secure display space 12 June. RSVP to attend including dietary requirements by 15 June. Display enquiries and rsvp to: Ana Macadie 941-8128 or

Notices / updates

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

* Cashmere Predator-Free Port Hills - thank you to all residents who have volunteered help with pest trapping. We now have a rent-or-buy trap supply and are working our way through the email replies to you. Further enquiries welcome where pests are encountered. As the trapping starts, please register and "Request membership" on the Pest Trap NZ, Cashmere GIS page to add data - trap type, location, bait & catches etc - graphic below. By listing input and results, better resource support will become available. More Predator-Free NZ project info is indexed as a Community Notice for Predator-Free Cashmere on home page, FYI.
Cashmere Predator-Free GIS

* Christchurch Parents Centre - are looking for people keen to help support new parents in Christchurch South by assisting with the smooth running of an Antenatal course, held at Cashmere Presbyterian Church lounge. The role is ideal for second-pregnancies as a free 'refresher', or for Mums who would like to support new Parents on the start of their journey! Antenatal courses run for one weeknight 7-9pm over 7 consecutive weeks.
We call it an LP (Liaison Person) It's a very simple, social role: helping the Childbirth Educator (CBE) set up and close each evening, plus the LP sorts out the supper things, assists with any groupwork if needed, and can contribute to their comfort level (e.g. when discussing waters breaking/Epidurals etc the CBE might ask the L.P. "did your waters break? Can you tell us what happened?" etc. After the course they post congratulations cards to the couples when they birth (all provided) and organise the first coffee catchup. We offer a $70 voucher as a token of thanks for their time (petrol or The Warehouse).
Please contact Yvette at for more information.
Thank you!
Warm regards
Yvette Cundy
Office Coordinator
Christchurch Parents Centre
PO Box 20439, Bishopdale, Christchurch 8453
Phone: 03-360-3381

* Cashmere Tennis Club sports lighting - CRA welcomes feedback on how the newly-lit club grounds are performing.

* Hot-water cylinder problems - holds all CRA's information on this - feedback from residents anywhere in Christchurch, or from more engineers, is welcome for writing further blog posts.

* Cashmere Estates sub-division in the Cashmere Valley - visit the CCL construction site office to view the site plans. Ref. +

* Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team - CREST - Cashmere Community Response Plan - see for digital copy. 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 & Civil Defence Emergency Management, Canterbury Neighbourhood Support, Kidsfirst Cashmere Kindergarten, Cashmere Cuisine, Cup Cafe, Emperors New Clothes 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 2016/17 - 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 this winter.

Kind regards

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

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