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Community Groups News

April 2021

Tūhaitara Coastal Park update

Accessibility Strategy Review

Budgeting Services North Canterbury

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this Chatter edition Community Profile


Community Information




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Baker Park Neighbourhood Barbeque

Waimakariri District Council Community Team

Private Bag 1005 Rangiora 7440 Phone: 0800 965 468 Email: chatter@wmk.govt.nz

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from the Editor Kia ora Koutou I write this on a beautifully clear morning on which I attended two workshops; both very engaging. Each for different reasons . The first was a Tradie breakfast - 6am start in a very chilly carpark at Waghorn Builders in Kaiapoi. Over 100 Tradies from a range of local companies joined over a good kiwi breakfast BBQ to hear a talk on suicide and wellbeing. Looking around the lines of flouro vests and sweaters, the level of engagement was incredible. So many acknowledging that they were struggling. Almost unanimous nods at the stories of negative self talk and self doubt. In conversations afterward, I heard more than one account from people who had suffered multiple loss through suicides of much loved men. Congratulations to Waghorns for taking up the mantle to encourage men to get talking and seek support. The second workshop was COGS (Community Operations Grant Scheme). Discussion around the room centred on the importance of people being safe, included, empowered and supported in communities that are welcoming, vibrant and accessible. It was heartening that our current priorities continue to align with those for the groups that support local residents. It was also good to see such broad representation

from community groups, clubs and agencies, and a willingness to work together for our communities. As the season changes and the autumn leaves start to fall, our team is in planning mode, collectively, individually and with our networks. Time to reflect on the previous year’s achievements and challenges. Personally, I enjoy the slightly shorter evenings and cooler mornings as an opportunity to slow things down a bit. Less watering, earlier nights, with a good book to help me switch off. Stunning skies, a bounty of produce in the garden and the butterflies returning to the trees in Victoria Park. Certainly a time to reflect and count our blessings. Ka hari Aranga Happy Easter.



Community Profile

Anna Paterson

Community Connections Coordinator I live in Rangiora with my husband and three children, after moving from Southland in 2016. We love living in North Canterbury and find the community exceptionally welcoming. I have worked with Waimakariri Libraries since 2017, and have recently taken on the role of Community Connections Coordinator. This role is funded by the New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme which was set up as part of the COVID-19 recovery.

community events is an exciting part of the role. Outreach to non-library users is one of the initiatives I will be working on. Community needs are forever changing, and the library strives to ensure everyone’s needs are met. My personal time is taken up with my family and managing our two dogs, and exploring our beautiful Waimakariri.

I love libraries and in my new role I am able to spread the word of libraries and what they can offer the community. I bring to the role experience working in customer facing roles, within several community sectors.

I would be more than happy to talk to you or your community group, about how the library could assist you. Email: anna.paterson@wmk.govt.nz or 03 311 8901 Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm, and work one day a week at Kaiapoi Library.

Working with community groups, sharing ideas and facilitating library space for

Anna Paterson

Sarah Stenhouse

Digital Inclusion Coordinator I live in Waikuku Beach with my husband and daughter and have lived in our district for the past 16 years. I am originally from Australia and I enjoy getting out and about in our beautiful environment, which is a big contrast to my previous life in inner city Melbourne. We have a few small paddocks which has allowed us to have an assortment of animals, and I love living within easy access to the beach, river and mountains. I have worked in libraries for all of my working life and with Waimakariri Libraries since 2014. In my new role I will be working to increase awareness of the digital services our libraries offer and support our community to use digital tools to enhance

their lives. This term we have had classes in digital banking, smart phones and email which have been well attended, as well as offering Book-a-librarian and Tech Help drop in sessions in our libraries. If you would like to find out more about my role or have any ideas on assistance your community group would like in the area of digital skills, please feel free to contact me on 03 311 8901 or via email sarah.stenhouse@wmk.govt.nz Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm, and work one day a week at Kaiapoi Library.

Sarah Stenhouse

Community Information


Parent to Parent Support Group North Canterbury

Book Fair!

Does your child/teenager/young adult have a disability, special need or health impairment?

Books $2 each or 6 books for $10. Tea and coffee available. Donations of good quality books, cds, dvds, jigsaws are most welcome. Please no tapes. Donated goods can be left at the Church Hall.

Would you like to meet other parents? Share experiences? Access information? Get support and meet new friends? Then come and have a free coffee with us at The Old School Collective in Waikuku. We meet once a month during term time.

Friday 28 and Saturday 29 May 2021 at St Bart’s Church Hall, 23 Cass Street, Kaiapoi. 9am to 6pm Friday and 9am to 2pm Saturday.

Contact Norman Clark 327 5552 or Ray Maw 327 6404 This is an Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi Fundraiser towards the maintenance of St Bartholomew’s Church and Hall.

Upcoming dates: • 23 March • 25 May • 22 June

Book Fair

We are there from 9.30-11.30am Contact joannah@parent2parent.org.nz for more information.

Wednesday 7 April at 1pm Woodend Movie Afternoon at the Woodend Methodist Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war film directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan, based on the 2004 documentary The Conscientious Objector. Afternoon tea to follow. Gold coin donation. Please phone Ruth on 312 2094 if you have any queries. All welcome.

6 Tūhaitara Coastal Park Kia ora, my name is Adele Jackson, I am the new Ranger for Education and Visitor Services for Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust. I feel extremely fortunate to be working in such a wonderful location helping to restore and protect the coastal and wetland ecosystems of this culturally significant site. In the last couple of weeks, we have enjoyed school group visits from Kaiapoi, Woodend, Rangiora, Riccarton and Pegasus. To celebrate NZ Seaweek we just had to go to the beach! We discussed the connections between Antarctic ice and sea levels around Aotearoa New Zealand in a warming climate. Then we looked at coastal protection and importance of re-establishing Spinifex and Pīngao on the dunes. In other news, we have fixed the dates for the Autumn/Winter Tūhaitara Coastal Park tree planting sessions. Tree planting is a fantastic way to contribute to ensuring the coastal park is restored and protected for

future generations to enjoy. To begin to rehabilitate the area affected by the bush fire earlier in the year, two of the sessions will be in the Pines Beach area. All sessions run from 10am-1pm. Come for as little or long as you can. The team and I look forward to meeting you there. Saturday 17 April Meeting point: Tiritiri Moana Drive, Pegasus Wednesday 12 May Meeting point: Tiritiri Moana Drive, Pegasus Saturday 22 May Meeting point: Batten Grove, Pines Beach Saturday 12 June Meeting point: Entry into the park at the end of Tiritiri Moana Drive, Pegasus. Staff will be at the gate entrance to direct you. Saturday 4 September Meeting point: Batten Grove, Pines Beach

Tamariki from St Joseph’s School, Rangiora identified the various sand dune plant species at Woodend Beach and made careful observations of the plants and their seeds.

Tree planting season starts in April. Come along with friends or family to make history by planting the future.

7 Cancer Society North Canterbury Groups and Events – April 2021 Rangiora Newly Diagnosed Patients Group for Patients First Wednesday of each month from 10-11.30am. Meet in a safe, warm, friendly environment. Rangiora Support Group Meet every Tuesday for a walk and coffee at 9.30am. Meet at the Jewellery Stand in The Warehouse for a walk around Northbrook Waters and to Artisan Café at 10.30am to purchase your coffee and meet upstairs. North Canterbury Craft Group Preparing lavender bags for sale at Relay for Life. Date to be confirmed. LTD spaces. Please phone 021 904 907 to secure a place. NEW Carers Group Starting Tuesday 23 March, 2pm-3.30pm. This group is specifically for those providing practical help and support to those caring for patients with cancer. The above groups and workshops are available for patients and carers and are held at the Cancer Society North Canterbury Centre, 143 Percival Street. Writers and Orators Group This group is facilitated by Jason Clements from the Waimakariri Library. If you would like to enrol for next term please contact us.

Hurunui Men’s Get Together Support for men with cancer in North Canterbury. Next meeting 1pm Wednesday 21 April 2021 at Hawarden Bowling Club. Held monthly at different locations across North Canterbury.

Kaiapoi Therapeutic Art (acrylics) Class. Mondays 10am-12pm. Facilitated by Lynette. Held at Kaiapoi Baptist Church, 67 Fuller Street. Kaiapoi. Parking on-site. All patients and their carers welcome. Catering from absolute beginners to advance painting skill. Oxford Oxford Support Group – Third Wednesday (21 April) of the month. 10am at Café 51, High Street, Oxford. Facilitated by Ans Fonteyn. All patients and carers most welcome. Speaker Series Vitamin C Therapy for Cancer Patients presented by Margreet Visser, research scientist University of Otago, Christchurch campus. Held at our centre 1.30pm Tuesday 18 May. Bookings essential. Please call or text Gabrielle on 021 904 907 or 0800 226 695 to register for any of our groups. Find us on Facebook “Cancer Society North Canterbury”, please like or share our page to widen our support network. Thank you!

8 A session on Introducing Computers will be held on Friday 14 May in the Learning Centre at 2pm. This will give participants a very basic introduction to computers, smart phones etc.

SeniorNet North Canterbury continues to provide ongoing support to older people in the community to help them develop computer and technology skills appropriate to their needs, including communicating with family members and internet banking. It also provides members with opportunities to develop their skills to assist with other tasks such as memoir writing, photo editing, writing travel journals, financial management and presentations. SeniorNet North Canterbury is holding an Open Day in its Learning Centre on Friday 30 April from 10am-3pm. This is located at 178 King Street, Rangiora in the grounds of the Methodist Church

Monthly sessions on How do I do that?/Q&A are held in the afternoon of the second Tuesday of each month in the Learning Centre. Here members answer questions posed by other members and links are made between members for help with specific tasks. Flight Simulation sessions take place in the afternoon of the third Tuesday of the month, again in the Learning Centre. Member’s meetings are held in the afternoon of the fourth Tuesday of the month. Topics and venues vary and are frequently technology based. Further information is available from: Bob Gumbrell: jobo@gumbrell.net

03 312 8933

Wendy Burrows: wendyburrows@xtra.co.nz

03 310 7606.

Kaiapoi Garden Club Meets Wednesday 14 April, 2021, 7.30pm, Baptist Church, Kaiapoi Speaker: Juliet Nicholas, Garden & Plant Photography Visitors and new members welcome

9 Age Friendly Update Kia ora Koutou What a year we are having and it is only March. Two COVID Lockdowns, earthquakes and tsunami warnings in the north. Ten years on and word of earthquakes anywhere brings a multitude of reactions from us Cantabrians. Here in Waimakariri we have had fires at Pine’s Beach and protests over the proposed quarry at the Rangiora Racecourse. At the last Age-friendly Advisory Group meeting we heard that our housing sub-group are focused on the shortage of suitable housing in the district as our population continues to rise, particularly in the older age group. According to Statistics NZ nearly a quarter of NZers will be over the age of 65 by 2034; 30% of people in Waimakariri will be over 65 by 2028. We just need to look in our local papers to see what is going on in the community. The Council has a whole page towards the back of The Northern Outlook and the North Canterbury News. The Draft Long Term Plan is now open for comment; closing date 12 April. Specifically, they want feedback on three things: New community facilities for Pegasus and Ravenswood, upgrades to the Rangiora Library and civic area, parking in Rangiora. As residents we have the right to make submissions on anything and we are seeing this currently with the protests about the proposed quarry at the Racecourse. Commissioners have been appointed and the hearing is set to take place in May.

Our Mayor Dan Gordon assures us that people are at the centre of all the Council do. We are listened to. For more information go to waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk or phone 0800 965 468. You might like to meet with friends and neighbours and put in submissions on the Long Term Plan at the same time as having a social get-together. This all fits with the Waimakariri Age-friendly Plan defined by the Office for Seniors as “An age-friendly community is a place where you can stay connected, healthy, active and respected whatever your age”.

Haere ora Haere pai (Go with wellness, go with care) Joanne Gumbrell Chair, Waimakariri Age-friendly Advisory Group

10 The Accessibility Strategy – We Would Like to Know What You Think “Towards an Inclusive Environment” is the name of the Waimakariri Accessibility Strategy 2017-2021. Currently a survey is being undertaken to find out whether the Accessibility Strategy is working for people. The focus is on people with lived experience, who are residents or visitors to our District. We have printed copies of the survey available at Council Service Centres and libraries, plus an online form which can be emailed back.

Whilst this survey is underway, Council is undertaking its own reporting regards progress implementing this Strategy, across the whole of Council. After the information is gathered, we can report findings to Council and the wider community. The reviews will also contribute to the Accessibility Strategy update to be undertaken in the 2021-22 business year by the Policy Team. For further information, please contact Madeleine Burdon

The closing date is 5pm Friday 30 April 2021.

Age-friendly Community Facilitator

We realise that some people will need assistance to fill in the survey, in which case responses could be written in by a carer/ family member.

madeleine.burdon@wmk.govt.nz or

We are really looking forward to receiving feedback – when it is collated we will have a clear picture of how Council is doing, and where we can improve.

Rangiora Social Outings Group Age Concern is starting a regular social outing group in Rangiora for people over 65 who live in their own home and would enjoy more company. You will need to be able to transfer independently on and off our minibus. Donation: Gold coin. You will need to pay for your own morning or afternoon tea at the café. Contact Katie on 03 331 7801 or Debbie on 03 331 7814 if keen to find out more.

Phone 0800 965 468 or Mobile 021 480 851

11 Suggestions on How to Stay Warm and Keep Power Bills Low Economical and productive settings for your heat pump: 1. Set the controls to HEAT only in winter. If you choose to cool in summer, use COOL only. 2. Set the fan speed to AUTO. 3. Set the temperature to heat to heat between 19 & 22 degrees, depending on your comfort level. 4. When you go out for long periods, switch the heat pump right down or off. 5. Keep the filters on the indoor and outdoor fixtures clear and free of blockages. Economical settings and use of an heater (preferably NOT a free standing gas heater!): 1. Set the controls to 21 to 22 degrees Centigrade: overheating results in energy waste. 2. Close off the room you are heating to retain heat. 3. Switch off the heater if you plan to be out for more than half an hour (don’t ‘heat the street’). 4. Ensure that there is air flow around the heater. To reduce condensation in your home: 1. Open the doors at least once a day for around 15 minutes to give your home a good airing and reduce humidity levels. 2. Use a lid on pots whilst cooking and use the extractor fan whilst cooking. 3. Dry clothing outdoors or in a tumble drier vented to the outside. 4. After showering, leave the extractor fan in the bathroom on for at least 15 minutes. To reduce power use without affecting your comfort levels: 1. Switch off little red lights! Each one uses at least 1 watt/hour or 4 kWh of energy a year. This is a tiny amount of energy – but you may be surprised at how many little red lights there are! 2. Switch off transformers: these you will find on cell phone plugs, laptops, Play Stations, computer speakers. Many of them will continue to operate even though the battery is fully charged. You can feel if they are wasting energy by checking for heat. 3. Use only one refrigerator. If you have a spare refrigerator it uses at least 1 kWh a day – or at least $100 a year in power that could rather heat your home. 4. Close the curtains at sundown to reduce heat loss through windows. 5. Get rid of draughts by blocking off gaps, using a door stop, shutting windows tightly. There are lots more hints and tips on these websites: eeca.govt.nz or beaconpathway.co.nz

Compiled by Yvonne Gilmore of Venture Energy (CEP.co.nz, NZGBC, Beacon Pathway)

Serena Peychers, Community Team Admin Support, Waimakariri District Council tele: 0800 965 468 email: serena.peychers@wmk.govt.nz

Venue: Rangiora War Memorial Community Centre, corner of Albert & High Streets, Rangiora

Dates: Thursday 13 May Thursday 12 August Thursday 11 November

Thursday 11 March Thursday 10 June Thursday 9 September

NB: Forums are 2nd Thursday of a month, 12noon-1pm as above. Light refreshments provided -bring your lunch if you wish. Presentations (prior to networking meetings) will be notified in advance in Chatter – please get in touch if there is a significant community issue which would be valuable to have a presentation on. We can also assist with carpooling from the Rangiora Service Centre (215 High Street) to Kaiapoi/Oxford. Any apologies and requests for meeting notes to Louise, Jo or Serena.




Venues: Jaycee Rooms, Main Street, Oxford



Jo Ealam, Manager, Oxford Community Rooms, 37 Main Street. tele: 03 312 3006 fax: 03 312 3007 email: jo@oxfordtrust.co.nz



Upstairs meeting room, 176 Williams Street Thursday 8 April Thursday 8 July Thursday 14 October

Louise Griffiths, Coordinator, Kaiapoi Community Support c/- Wellbeing North Canterbury tele: 03 327 8945 fax: 03 327 7928 email: kcs.coord@wellbeingnc.org.nz


Venue: Kaiapoi Ruataniwha Centre,









With so many community and social sector workers currently running at capacity, this is an opportunity to switch off, connect and just enjoy each others company over a few good stories and lots of laughter. Be brave and duck in. You'll be warmly welcomed!




Interested in Volunteering?

Help others Make a difference Gain confidence Develop new skills Connect with your community So where do I look? • For local options look in the Waimakariri Volunteer Directory. Printed copies are available at Council libraries and Service Centres or go to waimakariri.govt.nz/community/community-information • Volunteer Canterbury have a database of volunteer roles volcan.org.nz • You can also check out Seek seekvolunteer.co.nz • Collaborate is a web app letscollaborate.co.nz • Other options are the community notices in the local newspapers or ask friends and family, they may be connected with groups who need more helpers.



one hour. once a week. one life

mentoring. so simple. it works

Become a Mentor - The Process: www.bbbs.nz

Complete Application Form

Meet 'Face to Face'

incl a Police Check


Let's have a chat Give us a call or chat to us via Facebook

Referee Checks We'll talk to 3x people who know you

Interview & Get to Know You

Mentoring A to Z

This helps us find your ideal Little, to match your interests & personality


1x evening session

Have fun!

BBBS find a Little We talk to the caregiver, school & child to find out all about them

Organise a Match Meet

Enjoy getting to know each other & building a friendship

BBBS will organise a meeting where the Mentor & Little meet

BBBS will then be in touch every month to see how things are going, to support you & your match

Our supervisors are also available at any time for any support or assistance you may need





Services and Programmes

Aviva Tamariki RISE Programme One morning per week in North Canterbury*. Offering 10-week in-person group programmes for children (aged 5-12) who have been impacted by family violence, and/or who have a protection order. Trained facilitators will support tamariki to stay safe, understand emotions, build self-confidence and overcome the harms of family violence. Now accepting referrals for term 2. Call 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669), email enquiries@aviva.org.nz or visit www.aviva.org.nz *Time and location dependent on numbers



Not sure? Ask us. We are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive new website aimed at supporting tenant advocacy – Aratohu Tenant Advocacy. The Aratohu provides an in-depth look at the rights and responsibilities of tenants. The development of this website has been led by Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ), as part of the Tenant Advocates Network (TAN), a national group of organisations involved in tenant advocacy. This resource is intended to provide a guided pathway to navigate through renting issues so that tenants know their rights, can feel more empowered to act on them, and can take positive steps toward positive housing outcomes. The website is aimed primarily at people in advocacy roles but can also be used by tenants for self-advocacy. We encourage you to have a look at the site: tenant.aratohu.nz Remember, CAB can help you with tenancy matters and anything else you would like information about or support with. Our opening hours are 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. We invite you to come and see us at the Trevor Inch Memorial Library, 141 Percival Street, Rangiora, or you can phone us on 03 313 8822 or 0800 367 222, or send us an email northcanterbury@cab.org.nz or check out our website cab.org.nz

19 War Memorial Hall 1 Albert Street, Rangiora 7400 PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440 www.bsnc.org.nz

Covid-19 and Level 1 – Keeping everyone safe Dear Clients and prospective clients, • We ARE open and ready to provide you with budgeting support and advice. • We ARE able to meet with you face-to-face. Strictly by appointment only. • We will be able to see walk-in clients. Please phone first • Home visits are by arrangement only. • We will try to continue advocating on your behalf with WINZ, banks, creditors etc. • We regularly work with other support agencies and food banks; to provide you with additional assistance. Phone: 03 313 3505 (please leave a message and we’ll get back to you) Email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz Monday to Thursday 09:00 am to 4:00 pm • However, If you cannot wait to talk with us, then please call the MoneyTalks helpline on 0800 345 123

10:00 Project Connect - Phone, Tablet, Chromebook - by appointment from 10:30 onwards or 10:30 Member Staff Liaison Meeting

8:45 Akaroa Black Cat Harbour Cruise ($35.00) $20 deposit by Monday 5th - bring your own lunch

1:00 Craft Embroidery - Upcycle clothes, hats or blankets. Bring your own fabric if possible or 1:00 Swim at Dudley Pool

12:00 Lunch - Filled Rolls and Fruit or bring your own

11:15 Cooking Prep - making food for the shared lunch or 11:15 Meals on Wheels

10:00 Coffee Morning

Monday 19th

8:15 Kaiapoi Pick Up for Black Cat

Monday 12th

Step Ahead Closed

ANZAC Day Holiday

Monday 26th

Enhancing the well being of people who experience mental illness 86 Victoria Street, Rangiora, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone 0800 688 732 or txt 022 173 1673

Step Ahead Closed

Easter Monday

Monday 5th

Pick up (by arrangement) from Kaiapoi and Amberley



10:00 Coffee Morning

Wednesday 28th

War Memorial Hall, Cnr Albert St & High St BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone 0800 688 732 or txt 022 173 1673

Enhancing the well being of people who experience mental illness

1:00 Cuppa out for Newsletter Volunteers

1:30 Visit Rangiora Museum

10:30 Prepare Newsletter and Programmes for maili 10:30 Day out to Christchurch for a guided tour of Riccarton House – bring your own lunch

10:00 Coffee Morning

Wednesday 21st

12:00 Bring your own lunch

10:00 Day out to Cheviot and Gore Bay - beach walk and visit attractions - bring your own lunch

Wednesday 14th

12:30 Bring your own lunch

11:15 Meals on Wheels

10:30 YouTube Talk - "Will to Live" A North Canterbury Farmers Story (an episode from Country Calendar)

10:00 Coffee Morning

Wednesday 7th

Pick up (by arrangement) from Kaiapoi and Amberley




SENIOR CHEF Cooking classes for older adults

FREE 8-week cooking course for people 60+ (55+ Maori and Pasifika)

Enrolling now!

Rangiora • Gain skills, confidence and motivation around cooking for one or two

How do I join? Call us on 0800 333 405

• Learn about nutrition for older adults, menu planning, shopping tips and more

Rangiora New Life School

• Cook a meal in pairs using your free recipe book

8 May to 26 June 2021

Where and when Denchs Road, Rangiora

Saturdays, 10am - 1pm

• Share a meal with new friends

Visit us at www.seniorchef.co.nz for more information


Our Mission:

To Restore Hope Within Individuals And Families By Providing Emotional, Physical And Spiritual Solutions To Their Needs. • Counselling Centre • Hope Op Shop • Community Garden • Community Support Team • Fruit and Vegetable Co-op • Food Bank • Craft Group 115 East Belt Rangiora 7400, PO Box 417 Ph: 03 928 3066 E: support@hopecommunity.co.nz



Community Board Funding Available Calling all community groups, non-profit organisations, registered charities and incorporated societies with strong links and benefits to your communities. Do you need funding for projects, equipment, advertising? Your Community Board could help with grants up to $500. Application forms and grant criteria are available online or from any Council Service Centre or Library. For more information about funding contact com.board@wmk.govt.nz or phone 0800 965 468. Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz



Capacity Building Workshop series for Community Groups and NGO’s Capacity Building Workshop series for Community Groups and NGO’s

Coming soon six part series of workshop-style half day training sessions, held each month May to October 2021. This program will cover organisational culture, governance, people management, communications and marketing, funding strategies, legal and financial requirements. This series is designed for Board/committee members and managers of not for profit community groups and NGO’s in North Canterbury. This will be pitched for both new leaders and those looking to refresh/extend their knowledge. Priority bookings will be for organisations who commit to participating in the whole series. The workshops will be held on Friday mornings at Woodend Community Centre. Further details will be available soon on Waimakariri Community facebook page and Council website, or contact wendy.howe@wmk.govt.nz if you would like to receive further information and registration details.




The Collaborative Trust is committed to assisting the healthy development of young people, through: •

Training the people who work with young people;

Undertaking and disseminating research and evaluation so that training and services can be based on evidence;

Informing and influencing policy and practice.



Friday 9 April 12.30pm—1.30pm

Free to attend, but registration is essential Our ever popular Research Seminar Series is returning in 2021. This series will present you with research findings on relevant youth focussed topics, which can be used in both policy and practice. We welcome anyone with an interest in young people to attend these free lunchtime sessions!

Youth and Porn : Hearing from NZ Rangatahi Presented by : Henry Talbot, Classification Office, Ria Schroder and Sarah Wylie, The Collaborative Trust In 2018, the Classification Office began a three part research programme with Colmar Brunton and The Collaborative Trust to truly understand pornography from a youth perspective, and to find out what might make a real difference to our rangatahi. Of upmost importance in this research programme are the voices of young people. This work has resulted in three key reports and a number of instructive and interactive resources to create further conversation about youth and porn in Aotearoa. This presentation provides an overview of this programme of research, highlighting key findings from all three studies and discusses how these findings can be used to ensure we are all better informed and better placed to support rangatahi.

For more information or to register visit: www.collaborative.org.nz/whatson








UPCOMING ONLINE WORKSHOPS: The Collaborative Trust is committed to assisting the healthy development of young people, through: •

Training the people who work with young people;

Undertaking and disseminating research and evaluation so that training and services can be based on evidence;

Informing and influencing policy and practice.

Understanding and Responding to Self Harm and Suicide in Young People Tuesday 13 April 9.30am —12.30pm

Self-harm and suicide are major issues amongst New Zealand young people. Recent studies suggest up to one third of teenagers have tried self-harm. It is an issue that needs to be taken extremely seriously. There are a lot of myths about both topics that prevent a lot of people from getting the help they need. This evidence based, best practice workshop will empower you to help a young person who is self-harming.

Understanding Gender Diversity Thursday 15 April 9.30am—12.30pm

There has been a shift in the gender landscape, how gender is expressed and experienced has changed significantly in the last five years. How we are able to respond to these changes has a direct impact on our ability to support our students or clients. Currently our gender diverse communities are facing barriers in the areas of education, income, health and well-being.

The Importance of Sleep Tuesday 18 May 9.30am—11.30am

Sleep is an often understated and underappreciated piece of the wellbeing puzzle. This workshop aims to empower participants with knowledge and understanding on a broad range of topics related to sleep such as: • Sleep basics and hygiene • Sleep challenges and supports

For more information or to register visit: www.collaborative.org.nz/whatson





April 2021

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4th: Silverstream Easter Egg Hunt 11am Start, Outside Indian Lotus, Silverstream. The great Silverstream Easter Egg Hunt is on! Register your child/children by emailing silverstreamsocialclub@gmail.com (mandatory prior to the event). There are two age groups - 0-5 years and 6-12 years. Sign up now!

10th: Relay for Life North Canterbury 10am – 10pm, Dudley Park, Rangiora. An inspiring community experience that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society. Register your team today!

10th: Silverstream Outdoor Movie Night 7.30pm – 10.30pm, corner of Footbridge Terrace and Barnard Street, Silverstream Subdivision. The Silverstream Social Club and the Silverstream Sales Office presents The Greatest Showman. BYO snacks, drinks, seats, cushions, beanbags, and blankets - it gets chilly when the sun goes down so be prepared. $2pp or a donation.

11th: Kaiapoi North School Fair 10am – 2pm, Kaiapoi North School 278 Williams Street, Kaiapoi. A day filled with stalls, great food, white elephant, school performances, fun rides, games and more. A great FREE family day out!

11th: Matilde Loureiro and Jun Bouterey-Ishido 1.30pm - 2.30pm, Chamber Gallery, Rangiora. Matilde and Jun will be playing a very special concert for our community. Enjoy the intimate setting of the gallery and experience the music of Bach, Mozart and Ravel being performed. FREE event, don’t miss out!


18th: Rangiora Harness Racing Club – Classic Day 12pm - 5pm, Rangiora Racecourse, 312 Lehmans Road, Rangiora. An action-packed day of harness racing including the $50,000 Rangiora Classic. Plenty of room to set up a picnic and entertain the whole family.

18th: SPC Parish Festival 12pm – 4pm, Rossburn Reception, Sparks Lane, Rangiora. Head along to the SPC Parish Festival to enjoy live music, egg & spoon races, sack races, Pedalmania and Freddy the Firetruck. BYO picnic. Sausages and Devonshire Teas will be available.

7am – 5pm, Oxford Showgrounds, 26 Bay Road Oxford The 116th Annual Show will be held on Easter Saturday bringing town and country together to enjoy great hospitality. Featuring the Paddock to Plate Marquee, MotoX 2021 stunt riders, shearing, woodchopping, Highland Dancing and more. Adults $15, Children 15yrs and under free.


21st: Breeze Walking Festival – From the Barren Planet to the Green World of Endor 10am Start, 1 Woodend Beach Road at the Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust office. Join one of the Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust team on an easy 5km guided walk through a section of Tūhaitara Coastal Park. Come along to enjoy the beauty of the park, see the transformation from cleared back dune to mixed native and exotic forest, and hear about the Trust’s 200 year plan to rehabilitate the lands to an indigenous coastal ecosystem.

Kaiapoi Farmers Market

Morgan Williams Reserve, Charles St, Kaiapoi. Every Saturday 10am–12pm.

North Canterbury Sunday Market

Rangiora Racecourse. Every Sunday 9am–2pm.

Ohoka Farmers Market

Ohoka Domain, Mill Road, Ohoka. Every Friday 9am– 12.30pm.

Oxford Farmers Market


Chamber Gallery Rangiora Rangiora Library, 141 Percival Street, Rangiora.

Art on the Quay

Kaiapoi Library, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi. Point of Convergence by Waimakariri Photographers, until April 22nd.

Arts in Oxford 72 Main Street, Oxford. Henry Turner Heaven Drawings, until May 2nd.

Main St, Oxford. Every Sunday 9am–12pm.

Oxford Craft Market

ANZAC Day Services 2021 Please continue to check all local RSA Facebook pages, websites and Waimakariri District Council for up-to-date information on this year’s ANZAC Day services.

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford. First Sunday of each month, 10am-2pm.

Rangiora Sunday Market

Blake St Carpark, Rangiora. Every 2nd Sunday, 10am-2pm.

MORE INFO AT: visitwaimakariri.co.nz/events or Kaiapoi i-Site Visitor Information Centre Ph: 03 327 3134 | E: info@kaiapoivisitorcentre.co.nz




Sunday 11 April 1.30pm - 2.30pm CHAMBER GALLERY

Rangiora Library

Internationally acclaimed violinist Matilde, and pianist Jun will delight you with: Bach: Chaconne (solo violin) Mozart: Sonata G major (duo) Ravel: Sonata G major (duo)

Waimakariri Community Arts Council 2021 Music Programme





14 MAY 2021




Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30 pm start Book your table: 4—6 people per table Door sales only until 7:15 pm


$10 per person


Beer or wine only (no spirits)


Oh, Yes!!


Of course


Parish Office—open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00am—12:00 noon Kaiapoi I-Site Cash Only

A Fundraising event for the Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi, Clarkville, Ohoka and Eyreton

Council Info

Free Computer Classes at Waimakariri Libraries

Term 1 2021 Smart Phones Introduction Kaiapoi - Monday 12 April 10am-12pm Rangiora - Thursday 15 April 10am-12pm

Bookings essential on 03 311 8901 or ask at any Waimakariri Library

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If pain or fever are still present after 48 hours, check with your doctor or chemist.

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The Community Team! Wendy Howe Rachel Thornton

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