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Free entry! Live entertainment and hangi ($10.00 pre-order tickets from Kaiapoi i-SITE, cash only). Market & food stalls, bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting, airbrush tattoos, photo booth and flip out air track. All entertainment and activities/attractions are free! Come along and enjoy a fabulous, family friendly day out in Kaiapoi.



Art on the Quay

Kaiapoi Farmers Market

Arts in Oxford Council

38 North Canterbury

Kaiapoi Library, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi. 72 Main Street, Oxford. Life of Ron, 28th January – 14th March.

Chamber Gallery Rangiora Cover photo:

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

Sunday Market

Rangiora Racecourse. Every Sunday 9am–2pm.

Chatter is compiled by Waimakariri District Council Community Team

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

waimakariri.govt.nz   Waimakariri Community Contributions to this Newsletter are welcome, and can be faxed, emailed or posted for the next edition to the above address.

The closing date for contributions is the 20th of the month prior Ohoka Farmers Market BBQ Ohoka Domain, Mill Road, Ohoka. to publication. Every Friday 9am–12.30pm. Good Street Reserve, Rangiora If you wish to receive an electronic copy of Chatter via email or no Oxford Farmers Market KAIAPOI i-SITE Main St, Oxford. longer want to receive a hard copy, please contact us. Book your next adventure Every Sunday 9am–12pm.

Rangiora Library, 141 Percival Street,Neighbourhood Rangiora.

with the team at Kaiapoi i-SITE, and Do Something New, New Zealand! 143 Williams Street, Kaiapoi. Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 3pm

Oxford Craft Market

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

Rangiora Sunday Market

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



from the Editor Tau Hou hari - Happy New Year By now you will have shaken off the back to work blues, ditched unattainable New Year’s resolutions and be getting your teeth into your 2021 work year. I’ve just reviewed what’s lined up for the Community Team over the coming two to three months. It’s quite a long list; and that’s reflective of the passionate and engaged community that we live in. - No issue or opportunity goes unconsidered! Pretty incredible really! In a vibrant District like ours, summer provides a raft of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Our bike trails, rivers, beaches and walking tracks are wonderful, notwithstanding the beautiful parks that are dotted around our towns and neighborhoods. With the hot days and long evenings, there’s little excuse to not get in amongst all of that; and it ticks off four of the Mental Health Foundation’s ‘Five Winning Ways to Wellbeing’: - ‘Be Active’,’Take Notice’ and ‘Learn’ from being inquisitive about what you see around you, and ‘Connect’ to enjoy the company of others. Of course it’s not that easy for everyone. Even summer has its highs and lows!

The mental health foundation website is a good source of information if you, or someone around you, isn’t coping too well. Ask the question: “Are you okay?”. It’s so important to keep an eye out for people when things aren’t going well. Looking out for others is what builds great communities. The Team are kicking off the year with a series of Neighbourhood BBQs, in local parks. These include old fashioned picnic games and it is also an opportunity to meet someone new. Alongside these, we encourage people to arrange their own neighbourhood catch-up. The Community Events/BBQ Trailer is free to hire, through the Community Team. It’s a great resource to centre a small event around. Of course there are heaps of larger events on over the coming months too, and the gardens are flourishing. Enjoy! Kia pai te raumati! Have a great summer!



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Youth Update Sam Redman There are plenty of things happening in the world of youth at the start of 2021. Our youth action groups have been hard at work planning and preparing for the next year, and the WaiYouth events team have decided they want to start this new year off with a bang. With this in mind, their Summer Festival event, taking place on 13 February, will be an afternoon of fun and entertainment for all. Kicking off with a Skate Competition at 12pm, followed by a Talent Show for young people to showcase their skills in front of a live audience, and finishing up with a family-friendly outdoor movie. The team are looking forward to a super fun event and a year to match. You can check out their upcoming events at their new website www.waiyouth.nz The Waimakariri Youth Council have just had their first meeting of the year at the end of January, and are keen to get stuck into recruitment for some new members in February. At the same time, the CDEM Civil Defence Cadet group are looking forward to their first training of the year at the start of this month. With summer holidays finishing up for many young people in the near future, youth across the District will be looking forward to school starting back - or perhaps dreading it? Either way, there’s a lot to think about, a lot to prepare for, and often a lot to worry about. So today could be a good day to smile at a young person, give them some encouraging words, or just be there to support them. Ngā mihi,


Changing the Reins at Green Prescription for North Canterbury After 11 years of working for Green Prescription in the North Canterbury and wider Canterbury regions, Amanda Grigg recently handed over the role in North Canterbury to Rangimarie Teautama. “I wanted to thank those I have worked with, for their support and energy, in helping to make more people more active more often. NC is full of amazing and wonderful people, and I have been privileged to work with so many of them. Bestest Wishes to you.” Rangimarie Teautama joined Sport Canterbury in October 2020. Rangimarie (Rangi) is originally from Newtown Wellington and is proud of both her Maori (Ngati Mahanga, Tainui and Tuhoe tribe) and Cook Island (Aitutaki and Mauke) ancestry. She has a passion for fitness derived from her own personal journey and has been personal training and a group fitness instructor for the past five years. Rangi is a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Coaching from the University of Canterbury. She is looking forward to meeting and working with you.

Community Information


Community Networking Forum 2021 The first Community Networking Forum for the year is on Thursday 18 February 12pm-1pm at Dudley Park Pavilion, 45 Church Street, Rangiora. Contact Rachel Thornton: rachel.thornton@wmk.govt.nz or phone 0800 965 468. A full schedule will follow, in the March edition of Chatter.

An Invitation to Carers A carer often carries the burden of looking after someone without the opportunity or support to look after their own health and well being. It can be a lonely and a difficult role as we put all of our energy into the people we care for.

In conjunction with Waitaha Primary Health, the Person 2 Person Help Trust would like to lessen the load, inviting all carers to a regular cuppa and chat at Rivertown Café, Thursday fortnightly starting 28 January from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Mainly Music Mainly Music Kaiapoi will resume on Wednesday 10 February at 10am in the St Bartholomew Church Hall 23 Cass Street Kaiapoi. Mainly music is a music and movement group for children between the ages of 0-5 years. Morning tea, chatter and play follow the music session. Cost per session is $3.00 per family. For more details contact Margaret 03 327 6404.

For more information contact Audrey Dragovich Ph 022 308 1618 or Sarah Saunders Ph 021 849 950 sarah.saunders@waitaha.primary.health.nz We’re here. Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. Our service is completely free. Are you feeling anxious or just need someone to talk to? Call or text 1737. Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? Call or text 1737. Whatever it is, we’re here. Free call or text 1737 anytime.

6 New fast and direct bus services from the Park & Ride sites in Rangiora and Kaiapoi If you’re thinking about giving the bus a go this year, it’s a great time to hop onboard! The new services The 91 Rangiora – City direct and 92 Kaiapoi – City direct will run Monday to Friday and will each have four morning trips to the central city, and five afternoon trips back to each town. Timetables are available now at www.metro.co.nz They will pick up and drop off at Park & Ride locations in each town (three in Rangiora and two in Kaiapoi), and at key hubs within the central city, with no stopping along the way. The buses will use the new T2 lanes on the Christchurch Northern Motorway, and the dedicated bus lanes on Cranford Street, but can use other routes depending on traffic. T2 lanes can be used by vehicles with two or more people in them, as well as buses and motorcycles. Learn more at www.nzta. govt.nz/letsride Jump the traffic queues, gain some ‘me time’, reduce emissions, save on petrol and parking, and make the most of the free WiFi onboard the new services.

North Canterbury Academy of Music Inc 32 years of Music Education in North Canterbury Instrumental & singing tuition for all ages. Strings, Woodwind, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Saxophone Professional musicians as tutors Orchestra * Choir * Celtic Theory * Ensembles * Concerts



Come and try an instrument at our open day, Friday 5 February, 4-6pm at the Rangiora Town Hall Studios. Entry from carpark. Enrol online or at the open day. Closing date for applications 8 February. Lessons start week beginning 22 February www.ncam.ac.nz enquiry@ncam.ac.nz

7 Age Friendly Update Kia ora Koutou Nga mihi o te Tau Hou. Happy New Year. It’s back to work for many. Some of my best childhood memories are of the summer holidays we had. My father was a builder/joiner and built us one of the first caravans with a curved front. Mum baked for days before we left and preparations took weeks. We toured all over the South Island until we children got sick of that and demanded we stay in one place so we could meet people and do things together. Social connection is one of the aspects of our Waimakariri Age-friendly Plan. Madeleine, our Facilitator, sent a link to a Radio NZ programme about living well into our 90s in which social connection is seen as a huge factor: https://www.rnz.co.nz/ national/programmes/sunday/ audio/2018774880/the-secret-to-livingto-well-into-your-90s-or-older On the Community page in our local papers is a list of dates for Neighbourhood Barbeques. These sound like fun and a way to meet people living near us. What a super initiative by our Council Community Team. A family near us invited us to visit them while on holiday on Banks Peninsular and we had a wonderful day with them and another family who were also visiting. We took our daughter and her 13 year old son with us. Our daughter is a widow so it was great for her to meet other parents of teenagers and her son to get some good role modelling of being with a functional nuclear family. It was also good for us “older folk” to be part of that.

Two of our three children with adult families live in NZ. We are the fortunate ones. There must be many who live abroad and have no idea when they will meet again, if ever. Waimakariri has a high proportion of older people. It is a great, friendly place to live. The Office for Seniors defines an Agefriendly community as a place where you can stay connected, healthy, active and respected, whatever your age. Let’s spend the summer out and about meeting people, making new friends. Haere ora Haere pai Go with wellness, go with care Joanne Gumbrell Chair, Waimakariri Age-friendly Advisory Group


Car Boot Sale! Where?

St Bartholomew’s Grounds, 23 Cass Street, Kaiapoi


13 March 2021

What time? 10am–12.30pm Interested in bringing your boot? To get a registration form email: elaine.m.clark@icloud.com before 27 February 2021 or phone 03 327 5552.

Book Fair Friday 12 & Saturday 13 February 2021 at St Bart’s Church Hall, 23 Cass Street, Kaiapoi. 9am-6pm Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday. Books $2 each or 6 books for $10

Tea and coffee available.

Donations of good quality books, cds, dvds, jig saws are most welcome. Donated goods can be left at the Church Hall. Contact Norman Clark 03 327 5552 or Ray Maw 03 327 6404

Please no tapes.

This is an Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi Fundraiser towards the maintenance of St Bartholomew’s Church and Hall.

Waka iti Playgroup in Kaiapoi

is a community group held every Tuesday morning from 9.30am-11.30am during school terms.

$1 entry for children 1yr and over. Under 1 is FREE. BYO children's morning tea. Adults morning tea provided. Every week activities are set up so you can enjoy spending time with your little one(s) painting, building, drawing, creating, reading or having some good conversation with other parents, carers. 67 Fuller Street (Kaiapoi Baptist Church), Kaiapoi. Everyone Welcome! Lots of space, loads of toys & dedicated baby space. See Facebook page: Waka iti Playgroup Kaiapoi.


Board games, cards and puzzles out each week for use


Preloved Clothing, Shoes and Bags Including school uniforms when available. A Person 2 Person Help Trust venture where all profits are put back into the community in the various run projects Donations of good clean clothing accepted 77 Williams St Kaiapoi Mondays-Fridays 10am to 3.30pm Saturdays 10am-2.30pm

10 Arts Integrated Arts Integrated exists to create opportunities and experiences in the performing arts for young adults with disabilities focussing on developing skills and confidence via courses taught by fantastic tutors in a supportive and welcoming environment. For 2021 we have three courses on offer all taught across four 8 week terms:

Kaiapoi Community Garden Will be having a stall at the All Together Waitangi Day Celebration Saturday 6 February Our opening day is 7 March (we will send more information next month regarding activities etc). Our hours are Wednesdays 10am-12noon, every week. We have updated our contact information and no longer have a contact number, we're only contactable via email now at kaiapoicg@xtra.co.nz We are also looking for more volunteers regarding our open days & stalls. A friendly reminder that we have some delicious preserves available to purchase as well.

Performing Arts Wednesday Class starts Wednesday 10 February 9.30am–12.30pm

Music Class starts Wednesday 10 February 2021 1pm–3pm

Performing Arts Thursday Class starts Thursday 11 February 9.30am-12.30pm

All classes are at North City Church, 95a Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui. The Performing Arts Wednesday course will focus on voice and movement expression to develop an ensemble work over the course of the year The Wednesday Music course will encourage you to share your passion for music and a chance to develop some musical skills by participating in a range of activities designed to stimulate your love of music. The Performing Arts Thursday course will explore your love of the performing arts and give you the chance tell your own stories and build on your passion for drama, storytelling, painting, music or anything else to do with the performing arts. Adam Hayward - Manager Arts Integrated Artsintegrated1@gmail.com or phone 022 531 9447


10.00-11.00 am a chance to mix and mingle, make new connections, & friends Venue: Rivertown CafĂŠ 77 Williams street Kaiapoi Phone 3270304

beverage & food purchases are the responsibility of attendees


Zoom to Noon is a series of online alcohol and other drug lunchtime and afternoon discussion groups, held every weekday. Relapse Prevention 101 - Click to join meeting Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm Identify triggers, early warning signs and high-risk situations that lead to relapsing. Talk with clinicians and those with a lived experience of problematic alcohol and drug use to construct a relapse prevention plan. Facilitated by Emerge Aotearoa and PACT.

Family/Whānau Support - Click to join meeting Thursdays, 12pm-1pm This group is open to family/whānau members who are impacted by the alcohol and other drug use of people they care about. It focuses on building resilience and coping strategies through information sharing, learning about services available and understanding the journey that family/whānau experience. Facilitated by Family Drug Support Aotearoa New Zealand.

Friday Group - Click to join meeting Fridays, 12pm-1pm A peer-led discussion group where people support each other in developing strategies and sharing experiences on staying safe around alcohol and other drugs. Facilitated by Friday Group.


Zoom to Noon is a series of online alcohol and other drug lunchtime and afternoon discussion groups, held every weekday. Recovery 24/7 - Click to join meeting Mondays, 2pm-3pm For people wanting to reduce harm associated with alcohol and drug use. The aim of the group is to educate on behaviours, attitudes and beliefs related to addiction and develop strategies for improved health and wellbeing. Supported by Nova Trust and Care NZ.

Freedom from Gambling Harm - Click to join meeting Tuesdays, 12pm-1pm This group is open to those affected by their own or someone else’s gambling. We will provide information, education and support for those wanting to reduce harm from gambling. Facilitated by PGF Services.

On the Couch with Meth Help - Click to join meeting Tuesdays, 1.30pm-2.30pm This group is for education and discussion on methamphetamine, its effects on the brain, triggers, cravings and relapse prevention. Facilitated by the Meth Help Team.


Scottish Country Dancing Beginners' Class No partner required Soft shoes are easier Monday nights for six weeks 6 lessons for only $30 Starting: 1 March 2021 7.30–8.30pm.

Methodist Church Hall, King St., Rangiora

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Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time Youthline 0800 376 633, free text 234 For urgent mental health support, call Crisis Resolution: 0800 920 092



English Language Classes For speakers of English as a second language. Improve your speaking and listening skills. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and interesting topics as well as social activities with classmates.


Saturdays, 6 February – 3 April 2021 10am-1pm


Rangiora Town Hall Function Room 303 High Street, Rangiora


Classes are free

For more information or to register

For more information about the Migrants and Newcomers group visit waimakariri.govt.nz/migrants-and-newcomers


Julie Cloughley, tutor Email - cloughju@hotmail.com - Phone - 027 403 8245






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Services& &Programmes Programmes Services

We hope you had a restful and restorative break over the Christmas/New Year period. We look forward to helping you in 2021 with free, confidential, independent information and advice about your rights and the services available in your community. Our service is not-forprofit and delivered by trained volunteers. When you contact us, you can expect to:

not be judged

be treated with respect

get correct information

be listened to

be offered options

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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 www.cab.org.nz

CEA Charitable Trust and its Curtain Bank are on the move! CEA including its Curtain Bank have moved premises. CEA is now based at 16 Leslie Hills Dr in Riccarton (open now) while the Curtain Bank is housed separately at 55 Ferry Rd in the CBD, re-opening there later in January. What hasn’t changed are the services the charitable trust is providing. Free insulation for homeowners with a CSC and those living at an eligible address is still available, as are recycled curtains and free energy advice. Winter may seem a long time off and keep warm measures may not seem so urgent. However, CEA can get long waitlists in winter. Already they are making insulation appointments for March now! Homeowners without a CSC as well as landlords can also get insulation from CEA but at a cost. Surpluses from unsubsidised insulation assist the charitable side of the trust. So anyone buying unsubsidised insulation is not just keeping their own house warm but is supporting projects that keep those less fortunate warmer. Landlords need to be aware that new insulation standards apply for new and renewed rental contracts from 1 July this year. Where previously old (lower) insulation standards were acceptable, all rentals will soon need to be upgraded to the new standard. For more information contact CEA at info@cea.co.nz or phone 0800 GETWARM or visit www.cea.co.nz


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Contact: Sharon Grant | Service Manager E-mail: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz Office: War Memorial Hall, 1 Albert Street, Rangiora Ph: 03 313 3505

www.bsnc.org.nz Supported by: MSD and the Rātā Foundation Affiliated member of the National Building Financial Capability Charitable Trust. Registered Charity Number: CC10710


Bereaved by Suicide? WAVES

A Bereaved by Suicide Group This grief education programme is for adults (18+) who have been affected by the suicide of someone they know. The group allows members to: • • •

share their thoughts and feelings around what’s happened discuss the nature of suicide gain information and ideas about how to care for themselves and others, including children, after a suicide

The group is facilitated by professional social workers and/or trained facilitators and runs over 8 weeks. Next programme: Rangiora Place: Thursdays Day: 25 February 2021- 15 April 2021 Dates: 7.00pm - 9.00pm Time:

To register your interest in attending please contact Supporting Families in Mental Illness at Phone: (03) 366 9284 or 0800 87 66 82 Text: 022 639 3582 or email waves.canterbury@sfnz.org.nz


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

Barnardos Rural Community Social Work Service

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust

Barnardos rural Community Social Work Service works with children and families who are under stress and

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust offers a large range of community services including community youth work, youth drug and alcohol support, family counselling, in home social work, Mana Ake, school attendance services, Karanga Mai Early learning Centre and community Information.

03 378 2734

family issues.

CAF North Community and Outreach team 03 339 1126 or 0800 218 219 Child, Adolescent and Family Community Services (CAF) North Community and Outreach team is an outpatient service providing comprehensive psychiatric assessment and therapeutic intervention for children and adolescents 0-17 years (or older if still at school) in their family context.

North Canterbury Victim Support 0800 842 846 or 03 363 8182

For practical support to the victims of crime and trauma and help with court support. Referrals can be made by the Police, community of self.

Work and Income New Zealand 0800 551 001

Immediate appointments available at Rangiora and Kaiapoi for emergencies with family violence. WINZ can provide assistance for relocation expenses and may qualify for.

Oxford Community Trust

03 310 6375

Afraid to go home? We are here to help.

Family violence referral and support agencies/groups in North Canterbury

03 327 8945 Kaiapoi Community Support KCS is a service of Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust. They offer a range of services including a food bank. 03 310 6375 Restorative Justice Restorative Justice is a service of Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust and works with victims and offenders who have been sent through process is completely voluntary and is also highly

Presbyterian Support (also called Family Works) 03 313 8588

Offers a range of professional services (including and in homes. Can help families and elders facing unsafe situations through social work support and counselling for families and younger persons.

Hope Community Trust 03 928 3066

Hope provides a Counselling Centre, budgeting, Op Shop, foodbank, community garden, fruit & vege co-op, clothing co-op and advocacy.

03 312 3006


including referrals for counselling, free legal advice, budgeting, workshops, youth work, holiday programs and a mini bus service.

For emergencies phone 111 North Canterbury Police phone 105

www.waimakariri.govt.nz supported by the Violence Free North Canterbury Network

The role for Police in dealing with family harm is both to attend episodes and to provide information.


Support Agencies:

Women’s Refuge

Family Violence Agencies

Aged Concern Canterbury

Women’s refuge provides a range of services to families experiencing family violence in North Canterbury.

Aviva Family Violence and Sexual Assault Supports.

The Elder Abuse Service aims to improve the quality of life of older people in abusive situations. The service provides information, advocacy and support.

24/7 Free phone 0800 733 843

Battered Women’s Trust 03 364 8900

BWT offers a full range of support services across the in crisis response via crisis line, which allows for immediate contact. They are the only refuge in Christchurch with two safe houses, one for emergency and one for transitional clients.

Te Whare Hauora (Otautahi Maori Women’s Refuge)

0800 117 474 (24/7 Crisis Line) 03 379 6910

environment that is culturally appropriate for women and their tamariki including community outreach, domestic violence education and training, integrated safety response services and Whanau Ora navigator assistance.

Shakti Ethnic Women’s Refuge 0800 742 584 or 03 389 2028

migrant and refugee women of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin. Shakti; meaning strength; works to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women of color. It supports women to overcome the barriers that come with migration and inter-generational bonds of cultural oppression.

West Christchurch Women’s Refuge 0800 733 843 or 03 379 0575

West Christchurch WR are a general refuge, which means they support and provide services for all ethnic groups.

Family Violence 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669) Services for women, children and men 03 378 3847 Sexual Assault Support 03 377 5402

Aviva specialises in sexual and family violence servicesthat support men, women and children to overcome the effects of violence and create safer, more fulfilling futures. Aviva supports whanau throughout the North Canterbury, Hurunui and Waimakariri. Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury (SASSC) supports adult victims - female and male - of recent or historic rapes and/or sexual assaults.

Oranga Tamariki 0508 326 459

Oranga Tamariki is a statutory social work agency working with families, children and young people under 17 years. Their primary task is to ensure that children and young people are provided with adequate care and protection.

Stopping Violence Services (SVS)

03 366 0903

Sexual Abuse Services These agencies provide counselling and support to sexually abused children, youth, adults and their families, and consultation and education for the community.

Start Inc

03 355 4414

START is an organisation that provides early intervention, counselling and support for children, youth and adults and their families who have experienced sexual violence or other trauma. START also provides education about sexual violence and other trauma to the wider community.


03 353 0257

Stopping Violence Services (SVS) offers a range of services to men, women and youth who use violent and controlling behaviours. SVS offers specialist

Provides community-based assessment and intervention services for adolescents and adults who have engaged in harmful sexual behavior and for children who have engaged in concerning sexual behavior. STOP also provides training and consultation to government and community professionals.

issues related to family violence. Contact services are also provided to partners and family/whanau.

Male Survivors Canterbury

0800 478 778 or 03 365 6266

He Waka Tapu

0800 HE WAKA (43 9252)

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Te Puna Oranga 03 381 8472

Te Puna Oranga is a Kaupapa Maori provider who work with whanau affected by Sexual Harm. Our services include Counselling, Social Work Advocacy, Youth Mentoring, Integrated Safety Response, Education (including a parenting and women’s empowerment programme), and a 24/7 Sexual Harm Whanau Crisis Response Line. We embrace Kaupapa Maori values and tikanga to heal


HEY BRO is a number set up for men who feel they’re going to harm a loved one or whanau member.

03 377 6747

Provides support to men recovering from the effects of sexual abuse. They have extensive resources to help you back to recovery.


STEP AHEAD – RANGIORA MONDAY – FEBRUARY 2021 Pick up (by arrangement) from Kaiapoi and Amberley

Monday 1st

Monday 8th

10:00 Coffee Morning 10:30 Swim at Dudley Pool ($2.50) or 10:30 Walk at Ōtukaikino

Waitangi Day Holiday Step Ahead Closed

Monday 15th 10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:30 Craft - Glass Jar Terrarium Making ($2.00) or 10:30 Word Finds/Mandala Art

10:30 Member Staff Liaison Meeting

11:15 Meals on Wheels

12:30 Bring your own lunch

1:30 Book Circle - bring a recent book or poem you have read to share or 1:30 Pool & Darts at the RSA

Monday 22nd

12:30 Afternoon at Waikuku Beach bring your own picnic lunch, games and a walk

11:00 Craft Friendship bracelets ($2.00) or 11:00 Board Games

12:00 Bring your own lunch

1:00 Afternoon at Lake Roto Kohatu for walking and games

86 Victoria Street, Rangiora BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone 0800 688 732 or txt 022 173 1673

STEP AHEAD – RANGIORA WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 2021 Pick up (by arrangement) from Kaiapoi and Amberley

Wednesday 3rd 10:00 Coffee Morning

Wednesday 10th 10:00 Coffee Morning

10:30 Op Shopping at the Hope Church 10:30 Day out to Pegasus for Shop BBQ lunch ($2.50) and a walk around the lake

Wednesday 17th 10:00 Coffee Morning 10:30 Newsletter and programmes for mailing

Wednesday 24th 10:00 Horse Riding - Waimak Horse Trek $30 1 hour, $15 1/2 hour Bring your own lunch and suitable clothes for riding. Please pay a $10.00 deposit by Friday 19th February.

11:15 Meals on Wheels

12:30 Bring your own lunch

12:00 Bring your own lunch

1:30 Walk at Ashley Gorge

1:00 Coffee out for Volunteers


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



NEED FUNDING FOR A LOCAL ARTS PROJECT? Assistance is available for groups and individuals who are keen to provide arts and cultural activities in the Waimakariri District from the Creative Communities New Zealand Scheme. The next Creative Communities round will close Monday 29 March 2021, for events or activities that take place between 1 May 2021 and 1 May 2022. The Application Form and Guide for Applicants is available from Council Service Centres and Libraries or from the Council Website at waimakariri.govt.nz

If you have any questions please contact the administrator, Karen Livingstone Phone 03 311 8901 or 0800 965 468 Email karen.livingstone@wmk.govt.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


Training/Professional Development/Courses





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

Training the people who work with young

Undertaking and disseminating research and

people; evaluation so that training and services can be based on evidence; •

Informing and influencing policy and practice.

Supporting Young People’s Positive Development and Wellbeing : A Resource Building Workshop Tuesday 16 February 9.30am—11.30am

Wellbeing is often portrayed in media and policy as equating with Health, Wealth and Happiness. Yet, anyone who works with young people knows there is much more to being well, and it doesn't look the same from one young person to the next. In this workshop, we will share useful tools for supporting positive youth development in times of change and uncertainty, and what the psychology, economics, health sciences and education literature says about what it really means for young people to 'be well' today.

De escalation Thursday 25 February 9.30am —12.30pm

One of the most difficult parts of working with young people is when they become angry or aggressive. Many professionals encounter this behaviour on a regular basis but they are not sure about the underlying causes of this behaviour and how to effectively address it without making the situation worse.

Sowing and Growing the Seeds of Compassion and Kindness Tuesday 9 March 9.30am—11.30am

Research has found that compassion is a response that has ensured our survival. Putting compassion and kindness into action repeatedly with awareness, continues to ensure not only our basic biological survival, but it also optimises our physical and psychological wellbeing. How do compassion and kindness benefit us?

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




Autumn Activity Providers Workshop Saturday 27th February, 2021 12.30pm-4.30pm

Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Christchurch The key focus of this workshop will be on helping people with 'bad backs' - a common issue. Physiotherapist Chris Roberts will explain the key things you need to know to help your class participants manage. Practical sessions include: • The Feldenkrais Method® - an innovative method of movement. • Steve Seth from Auckland will introduce us to the joys of drumming. • Short, simple meditation practices to incorporate into your sessions.


By visiting the Active Canterbury website


This workshop is designed for local activity providers in Canterbury who support others to be active, those who instruct group fitness or work in community exercise. Tertiary students and trainee instructors are also welcome!

Attendance is FREE but registration essential. For more information, contact: Kris Tynan, Workshop & Training Coordinator Ph/Txt: 021 262 8886 or Email: kris.tynan@xtra.co.nz



February 2021

Waimakariri Events 02


7th: Inflatafest 11am – 3pm, Victoria Park, Rangiora. Enjoy a day out with the kids with InflataRun obstacles, paddle boats, water rollers, bouncy castles, carnival inflatables and vendor refreshments. $15.00 wristbands for sale on the day at the park.

8th: Waitangi Weekend Golf Tournament 11am – 12pm, Rangiora Golf Club. Men & Women’s Open Stableford Tournament Tee. Entry fee $25.00. Email rangiora@golf.co.nz to enter.

13th: HedgeFest 10am – 6pm, 224 Rangiora Woodend Road. An adrenaline filled BMX/MTB action sports event! Tickets start at $25.00

27th: Wellbeing Festival - Te Whakaora Ra 10am – 3pm, Kaiapoi Food Forest, 30 Cass Street. A day of fun for everyone! Immerse yourself in live entertainment, demos, great food, and lots of stalls. This is a zero-waste event so please bring your own cup, cutlery and plate. Free entry - Koha would be greatly appreciated.

11am- 4pm, Pines Beach and Kairaki Beach Town Hall. Support the Waimakariri Country Music Festival! Enjoy the great atmosphere with a selection of country music singers performing. Local musicians in the band. $3.00pp and $2.00 per singer.

10am – 2pm, 38 Rangiora Woodend Road. Public pet entries taken at 11am and $5.00 per animal. Our fancy dress theme is “use your imagination”. Come along and join us, as well as animals for sale. Gold coin entry.

10am – 2pm, Trousselot Park, Charles Street Free entry! Live entertainment and hangi ($10.00 pre-order tickets from Kaiapoi i-SITE, cash only). Market & food stalls, bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting, airbrush tattoos, photo booth and flip out air track. All entertainment and activities/attractions are free! Come along and enjoy a fabulous, family friendly day out in Kaiapoi.

14th: Waimakariri Country Music Festival Fundraiser

21st: North Canterbury Guinea Pigs Summer Show


ART EXHIBITIONS 28th: Ashley River Ramble 9am – 12pm, Waikuku Beach Oval. Enjoy a beautiful scenic run, walk or cycle 12km along the Ashley-Rakahuri River from Waikuku Beach to Rangiora. Spot prizes, snack food and coffee available at the Ashley River Picnic Ground at the Rangiora end. Buses for walkers are just $2.00 to take you back to Waikuku, bring a coin.

Art on the Quay

Kaiapoi Library, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi.

Arts in Oxford

72 Main Street, Oxford. Life of Ron, 28th January – 14th March.

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


Woodford Glen 39 Doubledays Road, Kaiapoi. 13th: Mag & Turbo Super Cup + Canterbury Stockcar & Streetstock Champs 19th & 20th: Garage 16 New Zealand Modified Champs. Further details available online.

Book your next adventure with the team at Kaiapoi i-SITE, and Do Something New, New Zealand! 143 Williams Street, Kaiapoi. Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 3pm

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

Oxford Craft Market

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



Jun Bouterey-Ishido Piano Wednesday 17 February 7.30pm Chamber Gallery Rangiora Library Admission: Adults $35

Students $15

The Waimakariri Community Arts Council is proud to be hosting a solo concert by Jun Bouterey-Ishido, who has recently returned home to Christchurch from Europe. If you missed Jun’s concert in November, with his partner Matilde Loureiro, this is your opportunity to join Jun for his solo concert in the Chamber Gallery. Jun will be playing music by Haydn, Chopin, Bartok and Debussy Bookings can be made at the Rangiora Library, or by phoning (03) 312 0577.


SUNDAY 28 FEBRUARY 9AM Registration from 8am

WALK, RUN OR CYCLE WITH FRIENDS WAIKUKU TO RANGIORA Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Ashley-Rakahuri River All proceeds go to the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP)

For tickets and more information go to

ashleyriverramble.nz or phone 021 312 230


Life of Ron

Ron Hazlehurst. Self Portait. 1971

Photographs from the 60’s & 70’s by Ron Hazlehurst

Personal encounters with Christchurch townscape, environs and it’s denizens.

28 January – 14 March 2021 Opening 3pm Sat 30 January Artist Talk 2pm Sun 31 January ARTS IN OXFORD GALLERY Open: Thurs - Sun 10am - 4pm Closed Mon - Wed & public holidays www.artsinoxford.com


Sat u r d 9th & y a d i Come Dancing... Fr

ay 10t h A p ri l 2 0 21

An evening for people with

Disabilities & Carers & Friends Entertainment by guest DJ Hitman & Marion Outlaws as entertainers.

Tunes of Today & Yesteryear Easy Listening or come ‘Dancing’ WHEN: community


rangiora church baptist

Friday 9th + Saturday 10th April 2021


7pm - 9:45pm


Rangiora Baptist Church, 111 East Belt, Rangiora


$5 at the door. Bottles of soft drink 50cents each, supper provided, plus spot prizes.


Numbers attending need to be confirmed to insure your entry to this event by Wednesday 25th March please. If coming from out of town we can offer free accomodation for people with a disability at the Woodend Christian Camp. To RSVP/Book Accommodation: P: 03-313-8989, E: nandpthackwell@slingshot.co.nz



Neighbourhood Barbeques Come and join your neighbours for a BBQ.

Good Street Reserve, Rangiora

21 January 5-7pm

Baker Park, Kaiapoi

28 January 5-7pm

Karen Eastwood Park, Pegasus

11 February 5-7pm

Pink Elephant Park, Rangiora

18 February 5-7pm

Gladstone Park, Woodend

25 February 5-7pm

Arlington Park, Rangiora

4 March 5-7pm

All ages welcome, for this free night of fun. Check the events website link below for any cancellation details.

Find out more information here: waimakariri.govt.nz/community/community-initiatives/ neighbourhood-events

39 Free Digital Help at Waimakariri Libraries

Term 1 - 2021

Introduction to Smart Phones

Free tech help drop-in sessions

Kaiapoi Library Monday 1 February 10am–12pm

Drop in and see our library staff for free help with your digital apps and devices, or use a library computer to solve your burning tech questions.

Oxford Library Tuesday 2 February 10am–12pm

Kaiapoi Library - Tuesdays 11am–12pm

Rangiora Library Wednesday 3 February 10am–12pm

Rangiora Library - Thursday 11am–12pm

Introduction to Digital banking

Oxford Library - Friday 11am–12pm

Introduction to Tablets

Kaiapoi Library Tuesday 9 February 1.30–3.30pm

Kaiapoi Library Monday 15 February 10am–12pm

Rangiora Library Wednesday 10 February 10am–12pm

Rangiora Library Monday 15 February 10am–12pm

Oxford Library Thursday 11 February 10am–12pm

For more information or to book, phone 03 311 8901 or ask at any Waimakariri Library

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Hello From

The Community Team! Wendy Howe Rachel Thornton

Community Development Faciliator

Community Development Facilitator

Age – friendly Community Facilitator

Safe Community Facilitator

Serena Peychers

Tessa Sturley

Madeleine Burdon

Nicola Trolove

Administration Support

Community Team Manager

Natalie Paterson Safe Community Facilitator


Sam Redman

Youth Development Co-ordinator

Profile for Waimakariri District Council

Chatter - February 2021  

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