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Cashmere News Diary: 5 February 2016 - PHITfest

A Happy New Year to all friends of Cashmere! Welcome back to community life.

* 10 February, Wednesday 2-3pm approx, District Plan Review submission time for CRA at hearings venue 348 Manchester St, for additions to the CCC Heritage Register to include and reflect neighbouring Spreydon heritage - Barrington Park memorial gates and Coronation Hall at Spreydon Domain - chchplan.ihp.govt.nz

* 14 February, Sunday 11.30am-2.30pm, Barrington Big Fun at Barrington Park - family play activities, food and community stalls etc - bethere.co.nz/event/21565

* 16 February, Tuesday 7.30-9pm, Red Cross Recovery Matters workshop at Cashmere Presbyterian Centre hall, 2 Macmillan Ave - facilitated by a trained psychosocial facilitator on impacts experienced by communities after disaster, the effects of long-term stress and then on the positive side some tools and strategies for support and well-being that we can all use to help ourselves, our family, friends, colleagues and communities - all welcome, with CREST **

* 17 February, Wednesday 7.30pm - Cashmere Residents' Association committee meeting, resident input invited - contact CRA Chair.

* 19 February, Friday 8am - next Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board meeting, in the Boardroom, CCC South Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street - ccc.govt.nz/the-council/meetings-agendas-and-minutes

* 24-26 February, Wednesday-Friday from 10am daily, District Plan Review hearing at 348 Manchester St venue, on Chapter 5 Natural Hazards (and relevant definitions and associated planning maps) - CRA submission is for planning consideration of a tidal barrier at Christchurch Estuary, without which Southshore residents have zero safeguard for their land - theguardian.com/environment/2016/jan/26/sea-level-rise-from-ocean-warming-underestimated-scientists-say + radionz.co.nz/news/regional/280271/flood-protection-to-cost-christchurch-millions - Council has been struggling with this growing concern. chchplan.ihp.govt.nz

* 11 March, Friday 8.30am-5pm approx, Local Government Commission Hearing on Christchurch City Council Representation Review, in council chamber 53 Hereford Street, CRA appeal that proposed councillor inflation (from 13 to 16 in number), over-representation for Banks Peninsula, and new Central city ward that would break up older, less advantaged suburbs of Addington, Sydenham, Waltham, Philipstown, Richmond and St Albans, to damage communities and community boards, are all unwarranted, unreasonable and retrograde governance.

* 28 March, Monday 9am-6pm, PHITfest at Centennial Park / Pioneer Stadium, promoting children's sport - outgrown equipment donations sought - see flier: PHITfest flier 28 March 2016

Updates

* Cashmere Road congestion - a joint meeting of Westmorland, Cracroft and Cashmere residents' associations has requested a joint Riccarton-Wigram and Spreydon-Heathcote community board seminar, for representatives to hear all council plans for Cashmere Road improvement, that should take place soon. We will then be able to report back to residents on the works timetable ahead. The Westmorland, Cracroft and Cashmere Accord prioritises: Worsley's Road traffic lights with cycle and turning lanes etc; a Hackthorne Road roundabout; a Penruddock Rise roundabout; and Dyers Pass Road traffic lights, in that order. Please let CRA know your thoughts on this proposed sequence of improvements. Strong unanimity has been discovered for hillside and valley residents on this priority concern, through their associations, supporting the new local road accord.

* Hot-water cylinder problems - Thanks everyone for all the responses to our question, which have now been collated into a new website where all available information, including that from council, can be read: chchwater.wordpress.com - On the face of it there seems to be earthing difficulty on our well-drained slopes, where old metal pipes have been removed from roads and new reservoir concrete may be leaching trace conductive chemicals into our water, causing some domestic cylinder elements to blow quite frequently. More feedback from residents anywhere in Christchurch, or from more engineers, is very welcome.

* Cashmere swans - our highest-profile residents, the two white swans Samantha and Samuel, were happily returned to Swan Lake Gardens on Ernle Terrace this week - stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/76533210/critically-shot-swans-sam-and-samantha-come-home - Much concern was expressed after the night-time attack upon them: stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/75675070/armed-intruder-shoots-two-swans-in-christchurch - Owner Duncan Laing and locals are very pleased by the swans' full recovery. A reward is being gathered to try to catch the offender, so if you want to contribute please contact the Christchurch Police or Duncan: info@swanlake.co.nz - Thank you.

Notices

** Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team - CREST - Cashmere Community Response Plan - see cashmere.org.nz/CREST for digital copy. This has been delivered to all Cashmere School zone homes except Cracroft and feedback is invited. Enquiries via any of the three partner organisations listed. Stay safe, ref. 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 Strengthening Communities & Civil Defence Emergency Management, Canterbury Neighbourhood Support, Kidsfirst Cashmere Kindergarten, Cashmere Cuisine, Kaizuka Eatery and Garden Bar, Cup Cafe, Emperors New Clothes Cafe, Cashmere Super Dairy, Cracroft-Chase Vineyard, Quick Stop Liquor, Swanlake Lotus at Siam Healthcare Spa emergency spring-water source, Out in the Wild cordials of Hanmer, Computer Help NZ and to all our local volunteers and supporters - Thank you very much!

* Past CRA email news is indexed near page-top here, FYI: cashmere.org.nz

* CRA Subscriptions 2015/16 - Association membership and renewals, at the household rate of $10 per year, can be made via our Kiwibank a/c 389005.0688810.02 - 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: info@cashmere.org.nz. Or post to CRA Treasurer, c/o 112 Hackthorne Road, Christchurch 8022. CRA-Member-Application-Form.pdf

Enjoy the long Waitangi weekend. Thanks again for your support of CRA.


Update - 15 Feb

Hello neighbours, Cashmere News reminder

We hope that you're getting through after yesterday's local earthquake hazard reminder ok. As we build resilient preparedness into our "shakey isles" daily life, communities have improving response capacity - like online communication and networking e.g. Neighbourly.co.nz - and getting together often can be the best solution for accumulated stress, social isolation and risk.

* 16 February, Tuesday 7.30-9pm, Red Cross Recovery Matters workshop at Cashmere Presbyterian Centre hall, 2 Macmillan Ave - a trained psychosocial facilitator on impacts experienced by communities after disaster, the effects of long-term stress and then on the positive side some tools and strategies for support and well-being that we can all use to help ourselves, our family, friends, colleagues and communities - all welcome, hot drinks and snacks served, with Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team - flier:
Cashmere Community Response 16Feb16
cashmere.org.nz/CREST
redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/helping-in-canterbury/community-workshop
facebook.com/events/1670858823202878
getthru.govt.nz

Take care. We look forward to seeing you there.


Kind Regards

Rik Tindall

CRA Chair
332-1069 or 027-406-0077
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