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Community Groups News

July 2020

Kidsfest! Check out what’s on

Cuppa Connections New friendships and connections are waiting.

What’s in

this Chatter edition Community Profile


Community Information




Services - Programmes




Training / Professional Development / Courses




Council Information


Cover photo:

Waikuku estuary

Chatter is compiled by 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 For some strange reason I just love North Canterbury winters: • Sparkly white frosts followed by clear blue skies • Misty mornings • Books by the fire • Cooking up soup and making jam with the last of the garden produce While I am one of the odd folk who actually enjoy this time of year, I am mindful of those whose winter is long and hard. • The socially isolated for whom contact with the outside world is even more limited • Those in cold, poorly insulated homes, not able to afford adequate heating • Those without transport, forced to walk long distances in the rain • Those whose already poor health is affected with sore joints, asthma and winter ills …and right now, there are those whose lives have been turned upside down with a dramatic change in financial circumstances. At this time of year in particular, it’s important that we remember to give the friendly smile in the street, have the chat in

the queue, or pop in on that neighbour or friend who we know might be struggling. There’s been an awful lot going on in recent months and, as we step out of lockdown into the winter sun, it’s important that we look after our mental wellbeing. • Get out into the fresh air • Look for the beautiful things • Learn something new • Do something for someone else • Connect with others ….and when you’ve done all of that, make yourself a coffee, put your feet up, grab this month’s edition of Chatter and find out about the great supports, information and opportunities available in our District this month.



Community Profile


Welcoming a new team member My name is Rachel Thornton and I’m the new Community Development Facilitator at the Community Team. This role is almost a “return home” for me because my journey over the last nine years in community development began here in Rangiora in the early days of the Hope Community Trust. That journey has entailed a number of roles that have enhanced my understanding and passion for community development, I am very excited to now be able to invest those skills and experience in our own community here in the Waimakariri. In that time I have gained a graduate diploma in not-for-profit management, worked internationally in the area of antihuman trafficking, and most recently had a role working with families and children affected by incarceration, as National Manager for Angel Tree Aotearoa. I live locally with my husband and our three sons, two of which are teenagers,

so as you can imagine sport is the order of the day outside of work hours. In my ‘other’ spare time (which there isn’t much of) I am an artist and I love nothing more than a catch up with friends. We live in an awesome community and I am looking forward to being a part of its future. I feel very fortunate to be in this role and look forward to getting my feet on the ground and hearing about all the fantastic work that is happening in our community and finding out how I can perhaps help in any small way. Feel free to contact me between Monday to Thursday 8.30am–4pm and Fridays 8.30am–12.30pm on rachel.thornton@wmk.govt.nz or 0800 965 468. See you soon!

Rachel Thornton Community Development Faciliator

5 Ken Clearwater ONZM

National Advocate, Male Survivors Aotearoa

Research: 1 in 6 boys will suffer sexual abuse before their 16th birthday. 65% of prisoners have a history of sexual abuse.

Ken has been working with and supporting male victim/survivors of childhood sexual abuse since 1996. In that time he has been working out of Christchurch Community House, Te Whakaruruhau ki Otautahi 301 Tuam Street.

62% of males who have been through the mental health system have suffered sexual abuse in childhood.

Ken has lived in North Canterbury for over 21 years, first in Waikuku where he supported Nick Watson to set up the Waikuku Boxing Club, and has lived in Kaiapoi since 2009.

In 2019 recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours with the ONZM (Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit).

It is now time to facilitate an accessible service for male victim/survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the North Canterbury area. This is a peer support model offering oneon-one support, phone, text, messenger, emails and for those interested a peer support group.

In 2018 Ken was recognised for his services to male survivors of sexual abuse with the Christchurch Civic Award.

In 2020 Finalist in the New Zealander of the Year Awards in the Local Hero Section. Anybody interested can contact Ken on 027 3533854 or at ken@malesurvivor.nz Or go to malesurvivor.nz for more information.


Community Information

Oozing talent, two exceptional Canterbury musicians are coming to play in Rangiora! Jonathan Tanner, violinist extraordinaire, Burnside High School graduate, concert master for the National Youth Orchestra and a member of the World Youth Orchestra in Italy, will be accompanied by Anna Maksymova, a Rangiora favourite. Anna is an outstanding pianist who performs locally and internationally as well as teaching from her base at The Piano, the new music center in Christchurch.

Mainly Music Kaiapoi Resumes in the St Bartholomew Church hall on 22 July at 10am. We will be welcoming back all our families plus any new families wanting to come along. Mainly Music caters for parents and children (from birth to five years) in fun/educational music and movement sessions followed by morning tea and a play session for the children. $3 per family. For further information contact Margaret 327 6404.

Thursday 9 July, 7.30pm at the Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library, Percival Street, Rangiora. Tickets available from the library - Adults $35, students $15 Proudly brought to you by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council

Elder Care Canterbury - Older Person’s Health Forum Wednesday 22 July 1.30-3.30pm Wyllie Room, John Knox Presbyterian, 150 High Street, Rangiora New Members Invited. Or feel free to join network online information. Topic will be confirmed soon!

Books wanted Rangiora Rotary annual book sale needs donated books/magazines/puzzles. Please contact Bruce Walker 027 472 4439 for collection.

For more information please contact Kirstin Dingwall-Okoye at kirstind@psusi.org.nz or 03 363 8225 or 027 557 7372 Elder Care Canterbury is a service of Enliven (Presbyterian Support Upper South Island) run for CDHB.

7 is now providing Professional Supervision and Weight Loss Therapy at 21 Reasons Counselling in Silverstream, Kaiapoi.

CCS Disability Action in North Canterbury After 5 years as the sole Service Coordinator for CCS Disability Action in North Canterbury, Glenda Miller is now job sharing the role with Sandra Black. Sandra brings a wealth of experience to the role, as she previously supported people with Autism at Aut Link and currently supports people with disabilities as a Community Support Worker with CCS Disability Action. In becoming part-time at CCS Disability Action, Glenda Services available which offer support, information and help • Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 Talk with a trained counsellor, anytime • Lifeline 0800 543 354 or free text 4357 (HELP) - for counselling and support. • Samaritans 0800 726 666 - for confidential support for anyone who is lonely or in emotional distress. • Depression Helpline 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 - to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions. • Youthline 0800 376 633, free text 234, email: talk@youthline.co.nz or webchat at www.youthline.co.nz (webchat available 7pm–11pm) - for young people and their parents, whānau and friends. • What’s Up 0800 942 8787 (12pm–11pm Monday to Friday, and 3pm–11pm weekends) or webchat at www.whatsup.co.nz (1pm–10pm

At CCS Disability Action Glenda and Sandra work with disabled people and their families to ensure everyone gets the individualised support and information they want and need. CCS Disability Action has a special emphasis on supporting rural communities to ensure no-one misses out, so we don’t ask you to come to us. Instead our highly trained and friendly staff can bring their expertise to you. To learn more about how we can support you or your family/whanau visit www. CCSDisabilityAction.org.nz or phone Glenda on 027 277 9857

Monday to Friday, and 3pm-10pm weekends) for 5-18 year olds. • Kidsline 0800 543 754 - for young people up to 18 years of age. • The Lowdown www.thelowdown.co.nz or free text 5626 - for support for young people experiencing depression or anxiety. • 0508 Tautoko Suicide Crisis Helpline 0508 828 865 - for support if you’re in distress, or worried that someone may be at risk of suicide or for those who are grieving a loss. • Anxiety Helpline 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY) • Aunty Dee www.auntydee.co.nz - a free online tool for anyone who needs help working through problems. • Sparx www.sparx.org.nz - an online self-help tool that teaches young people the key skills needed to help combat depression and anxiety.

8 The Age-friendly Waimakariri Advisory Group are meeting monthly now rather than every two months and our priorities have changed following the pandemic. The four themes we are now prioritising are:

Age-friendly Waimakariri Newsletter June 2020 Kia ora Koutou This month I went to a memorial service in the city for a friend of fifty years. Her husband died in a dementia home during Lockdown and as she was living in another place, she was unable to be with him. There were a group of about a dozen of us in the 1970’s, all stay at home mothers; an era long gone. Over the years some have drifted away and some have died. When I lived overseas for almost two decades we kept in touch and they organised lunches for me when I was home to visit family. We’ve been home ten years now. Four of us remained friends and now the youngest has died. Three of us went to the service. We all have health issues, the other two, serious ones, so I was the driver. The female version of Last of the Summer Wine we’ve decided to call ourselves and to meet more often. It has occurred to me that we may be a statistic: we are all still married to the men we married over half a century ago and they are all still alive. Staying connected is a mantra for COVID-19 and for Age-friendly Waimakariri. Not all older people are as fortunate as we three old friends.

1. Community support and health services 2. Respect and social inclusion 3. Communication and information 4. Social participation Communication underlies everything. How do we make sure people know where to go for help? There is such a myriad of information and so much of it is online these days which many older people do not have access to, or know how to use. At our May meeting we came up with the idea that one phone number would be helpful. We chose the Citizens’ Advice Bureau. You may have seen my article in the North Canterbury News about this. The number is 0800 367 222. Many older people do not want to learn about computers and worry about paying their bills and accessing services in this digital age. This is becoming more important with digital banking and as cheques disappear. Who is going to help them? I hope that the banks and other agencies will ask their customers how best to do this and come to their help. During Level 2 when we had social distancing a friend told me she had seen older people queuing outside the Rangiora branch of Southern Clinical Laboratories (SCL) blood testing clinic which has moved to 77b High St. It was a cold day. This does not seem very user-friendly to me. The Council have also had a query about parking near the blood clinic. Where do elderly and disabled people park for easy access?

9 There is a sign on the SCL window stating that car parks are not available and that they could be towed away. Blood tests are not done by appointment, the waiting room is often full and seating limited. Madeleine, our Age-friendly Facilitator, would like to hear your comments or experience: madeleine.burdon@wmk. govt.nz phone 0800 965 468. The Council have launched its consultation to shape the recovery plan being developed for the District post COVID-19. We are invited to share thoughts and ideas: details are in the Northern Outlook and on the District Council website. I awoke to the news this morning that Vera Lynn has died aged 103. What an inspiration she was during WWII with her singing. NZ is also in the world news as today is the first ever Royal Albatross Day. Have you seen them on the Otago Peninsular? Wonderful.

Community Driver Mentor Programme is coming to Rangiora/Waimakariri. We offer two FREE programmes • CDMP -learners to restricted • Fast track forward FTF -restricted to Full CDMP addresses the disadvantages that young adult drivers face in attaining their licences. The programme helps drivers with learner and restricted licences become better and safer drivers by providing opportunities for supervised experience with trained volunteer driver mentors.

Want To Be A Mentor Driver • Mentor drivers help a learner driver prepare for the restricted test • Supervise the learner and help them become safer on our roads

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• Act as a coach

Joanne Gumbrell

• Help foster positive safe habits

Chair Age-friendly Waimakariri Advisory Group

SeniorNet is still here. Hassles with computers, smart phones, internet banking or other technology - SeniorNet is here to help you at your pace. Just contact the Chairperson of the group, Bob Gumbrell, on 03 312 8933 email jobo@gumbrell.net

• Transform lives • Training, support and tools given to assist in teaching the learner driver • Complete a ‘fit and proper person’ check • Have held your full licence for 2 years or more and can offer two one-hour drives weekly. • All lessons are carried out in a sponsored programme car For more information, please contact: Julia Graham - Waimakariri CDMP Coordinator julia.graham@ salvationarmy.govt.nz or 021953754

10 • Reduce the risk of some types of cancer • Reduce the risk of falling

What is a Green Prescription? Sometimes the best medicine is a dose of physical activity. A Green Prescription is written advice from your doctor or practice nurse to be ACTIVE. It’s a support service that helps you to improve your health and feel better at the same time. If you need help to get more active, speak to your doctor or practice nurse. Your doctor may refer you because you are overweight, or have a medical condition which is stable, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or depression, and you would benefit from being more active.

How a Green Prescription can help: Being physically active has many benefits. Not only does it make you feel good, it can also help you to:

Make time to be more active Make being active a part of your day. The best way to get active and stay motivated is to find something you enjoy! Why not try: • Walking – it’s convenient and cheap. Walk on your own or in a group • Swimming or aqua fitness – there’s lots you can do in the water • Dancing – try something new and enjoyable • Gardening – fresh air and fresh vegetables • Family fun – join your kids for games in the park or backyard Ask your doctor if you are unsure about how active to be or if you experience any unexplained pain, dizziness or shortage of breath during activity.

• Feel more confident, happy and relaxed • Have more energy • Improve cholesterol levels • Improve blood sugar levels • Maintain a healthy weight • Reduce stress, feelings of anxiety and depression • Lower blood pressure • Improve sleeping habits • Keep your bones strong • Cope better with asthma and breathing problems • Increase flexibility, mobility and reduce the pain of arthritis

How can I get a Green Prescription? Ask your doctor or practice nurse about a Green Prescription or phone 0800 ACTIVE (22 84 83). Once you receive your Green Prescription, a trained support person will get in touch and help you get started with a physical activity programme that‘s right for you. You’ll get help with planning regular physical activity to help you stay active. There’s also the chance to meet and join other people in your community who are choosing to be more active just like you.


Kaiapoi 12noon-1pm

Oxford 12noon-1pm

Rangiora 12noon-1pm



Venue: Kaiapoi Baptist Church Hall, 67 Fuller Street, Kaiapoi

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

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

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

Rachel Thornton, Community Development Facilitator, Waimakariri District Council tele: 0800 965 468 fax: 03 313 4432 cell: 0272140465 email: rachel.thornton@wmk.govt.nz



Thursday 17 September

Thursday 16 July Thursday 19 November

Dates: Thursday 20 August Thursday 15 October

NB: Forums are 3rd 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 Rachel. Please note: there have been changes to location and dates since March Chatter



HOW CAN YOU DRUG PROOF YOUR CHILDREN? Pat Buckley from Amped4life presents a community forum that realistically and graphically communicates the risks of Drug and Alcohol use and abuse in our community.




26TH AUGUST 2020 7PM Pat will be speaking to the senior students at Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Oxford and Rangiora New Life schools throughout the week. Refreshments and light supper will follow Pat’s presentation. This is a free event. For more information about Pat see www.amped4life.net.nz Brought to you by the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Harm Waimakariri Steering Group. FOR ENQUIRES PHONE 0800 965 468

Meeting 1st Thursday of the Month (6pm-9pm) @ Rangiora War Memorial Rooms.

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Falling over is not a natural part of ageing Falls are often preventable! Steady As You Go (SAYGo) Falls Prevention Exercise classes improve your: Balance



General Fitness


New Zealand studies show that over 65s have a 1-in-3 chance of a serious fall each year, while over 80s have a 1-in-2 chance. Reduce your likelihood of falling by coming along to a Steady As You Go (SAYGo) class.

Come to a weekly community based Falls Prevention Class RSA Hall, Victoria Street, Rangiora Tuesdays at 10.00am

$2.00 donation per class please. No need to book - just come along. Classes are weekly, 1 hour long, fun, easy and at your pace. Exercises are seated and standing with a little walking.

There are other SAYGO classes running around Canterbury. For more information see www.ageconcerncan.org.nz or call Age Concern Canterbury on 366 0903.


Cuppa Connections

Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and great conversation to brighten your day. New friendships and connections are waiting for you. All welcome!

Where: Oxford Library When: 2-3pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

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Rangiora Toy library is now back open to normal hours Wednesdays 9.30am – 11.30am Fridays 9.30am – 11.30am Saturdays 9.30am – 12.30pm Please remember to thoroughly clean and dry your toys before returning them, and remember if you or your children are sick please stay home.

Visit us at 1 Blackett Street, Rangiora across from The Station Café and Restaurant Please check our website for more information rangiora.mibase.com.au, call 027 264 6924 Or Email rangioratoylibrary@gmail.com

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Stress anixiety and young people

conversation that’s best to start younger) and we’d appreciate your help in sharing this within your network!

As you probably experience on a daily basis, stress and anxiety are having an increasing impact on our young people. We’re increasingly finding that many parents don’t have the knowledge or skills to help their young people navigate these areas so on Wednesday July 22nd we’re putting on a parents evening in partnership with Rangiora High School, Attitude and the Waimakariri Youth Council.

Due to a significant drop in funding as a result of COVID-19 we’ve had to add a $5 cover charge to make running this event possible. However our first priority is supporting our community so if people aren’t able to attend because of this cost please email info@ryct.net.nz.

This is an awesome chance for parents to hear from a talented and relevant Attitude presenter alongside a Child and Family Psychologist. This presentation will not just give parents the knowledge, but more importantly the skills to have great conversations and support their young person to manage stress and anxiety in healthy way.

Ticketing: https://www.eventbrite. co.nz/e/stress-anxiety-young-peopletickets-109055943262

This workshop will be really worthwhile for anyone with children of all ages (it’s a

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Corner of Pegasus Main & Tahuna Street (near Flat White Cafe)

In the heart of Pegasus!



• ‘Information Station” • • • • • • • • • •

Community ‘Book Cave’ – free books Community wellbeing assistance Fully air conditioned Big room with kitchenette holds 50 (Please supply own tea, coffee etc) Variety of smaller rooms available Well-equipped for functions Parking right outside Data projector available Tables, chairs, whiteboards Bluetooth speaker system

Meetings Social Groups Private Functions Exercise Groups Corporate Training Community Groups Kids Parties Workshops

Become a Volunteer! Hire charges in line with other Council facilities

CONTACT WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR BOOKINGS AND INFORMATION Phone: 0800 965 468 Email: office@wmk.govt.nz Website: Waimakariri.govt.nz

Calendar of events available online at prgi@pegasusresidentsgroup.com




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Citizens Advice Bureau North Canterbury is now open for all our services and would like to remind you of what we can do to help. Remember all our services are free. Our opening hours over winter are 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday only. You can visit us in our office for face-to-face assistance or phone us or contact us by email. We offer a fortnightly free legal clinic (by appointment) with the support of seven local law firms. Two of our volunteers are Justices of the Peace and when they are on CAB duty they can also offer a JP service. Please phone to check availability and if we don’t have a JP in the office we will find one for you. If you can’t afford it, or aren’t confident in drawing one up, we can help you put together a CV and covering letter (by appointment). We have listened to those of you who are feeling excluded because you aren’t confident online and have developed a team to help you to navigate the digital world. This includes helping clients to set up a RealMe login, use myIR, use MyMSD, fill in government forms online, and upload documents for online applications. The service is by appointment. Over the last three months (21 March to 19 June 2020) we received 454 enquiries and the top categories of enquiry were legal and government, employment and

As you can see, we deal with anything and everything, so please get in touch with us if you don’t know where else to turn. We’re here to help you. You can find us in the Rangiora Library, 141 Percival Street, Rangiora, phone us on 03 313 8822 or 0800 367 222 or send us an email northcanterbury@cab.org.nz

Keep it real online Being a parent or caregiver in the digital age can be challenging. Here you will find tools and advice to help you ‘keep it real online’ with your children and young people. For information about: • keeping your family safe online • parental controls and privacy • Advice and support for dealing with online bullying and much more go to: keepitrealonline.govt.nz/

24 War Memorial Hall 1 Albert Street, Rangiora 7400 PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440 Office Phone: 03 313 3505 email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz 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. These      

meetings are strictly by appointment only. We will be able to see walk-in clients. It is best to phone as we’re often out of the office. Home visits are by arrangement only. Please call or email us to arrange a suitable day and time. PLEASE call us on 03 313 3505 and we’ll contact you as soon as we can. We’ll contact you by phone, mobile, text or email. We’ll 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

Budgeting Services North Canterbury Inc., gratefully acknowledges the support of: Ministry of Social Development, Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children and the Rātā Foundation. Affiliated member of: The National Building Financial Capability Charitable Trust Registered Charity Number: CC10710


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10:00 Coffee Morning   10:30 Walk at Silverstream Walkway  10:30 Swim at Dudley Pool ($2.50) 

12:00 Lunch  

1:00 Open Craft - bring your own project if you have one  1:00 Op Shopping in Rangiora 

Monday 13th   9:30 Day Trip to Hanmer Springs ($10.00 optional swim)


Monday 20th

10:00 Coffee Morning   10:30 Fun Quiz    10:30 Painting by numbers    11:15 Meals on Wheels 

12:30 Next Steps Forum   Lunch provided    Have your say! 

Monday 27th  

10:00 Coffee Morning   10:30 Housie with mystery prizes  10:30 Lunch Prep  

12:00 Lunch - Soup and Rolls ($2.50) 

1:00 Pool at the RSA 1:00 Walk at Ashley Gorge 

Mid Winter Lunch at the Richmond Club (pre-payment $10.00 by Mon 13th July) Zoom Activities at 10am every:

Monday Coffee Morning

Wednesday Coffee Morning/Quiz

Friday Coffee Morning 

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


STEP AHEAD – RANGIORA WEDNESDAY – JULY 2020 Pick up (by arrangement) from Kaiapoi and Amberley 

Wednesday 1st   10:00 Coffee Morning   10:30 News Discussion  

11:15 Meals on Wheels 12:30 Lunch  

1:30 Visit Oxford Shops and Museum

Wednesday 8th 10:00 Day Trip to Darfield and Walk at McHugh's Forest Park 

Wednesday 15th 10:00 Coffee Morning   10:30 Newsletter   

12:30 Lunch  

1:30 Coffee/Tea out for volunteers

Wednesday 22nd 10:00 Coffee Morning   10:30 Op Shopping - Visit Hope Church Shop 

12:30 Lunch  

1:30 Word Finds  

Wednesday 29th  

10:00 Coffee Morning   10:30 Board Games  

11:15 Meals on Wheels   1:30 Walk at Woodend Beach  12:30 Lunch 

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




Lottery Community funding opened on Wednesday 3 June and closes on Wednesday 17 July 2020. For further information about this fund please refer to www.communitymatters. govt.nz/lottery-community/ When making a request to this fund please check that the outcomes and benefits of the activities, service or project you are wanting to request funding for align with the Lottery Canterbury/Kaikoura community committee’s regional priorities www.communitymatters.govt.nz/askus/view/1663?t=171106_219830

Waimakariri Libraries Funding Databases As a first port of call we recommend you check out the database available free from our District libraries. Through our library website, you can access databases to help you find funding for your community group or for your personal study.

GivUs lists potential funders for community groups and organisations.

GivMe lists providers of grants for personal study.

Lottery Environment and Heritage funding opens on Wednesday 10 June 2020 and closes on Wednesday 12 August 2020 For further information about this fund refer to www.communitymatters. govt.nz/lottery-environmentand-heritage/ Lottery Community Facilities funding round opens on 1 July and closes on 26 August 2020 For further information about this fund refer to www.communitymatters.govt. nz/lottery-community-facilities/ For further information please call 0800 824 824 or local Advisor Trish Hughes on 027 557 1046.

Step 1: go to the library website libraries. waimakariri.govt.nz Step 2: Under eLibrary choose Community eResources Step 3: Choose GivUs or GivMe as required Step 4: You’ll be asked for your library card number and PIN Step 5: Fill out your information according to the on-screen instructions – the better your details, the closer your results will match your needs. You will get a list of possible funding providers with information on how to apply.


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 ONLINE WORKSHOPS: Great news - our workshops will now be online for the rest of 2020!


Tuesday 21 July 9.30am—12.30pm 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;

One of the most difficult parts of working with young people is when they become angry or upset. Many professionals often encounter this behaviour but they don’t know what to do about it. If you want to know what causes young people to “lose their temper” become angry or violent, what the stages are that lead up to an angry outburst, and how to deescalate the situation as quickly as possible, you need to attend this workshop.

Informing and influencing policy and practice.

Supporting Young People’s Positive Development and Wellbeing : A resource-building workshop Tuesday 28 July 9.30am—12.30pm

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, three presenters will share what they know about supporting the positive development of young people, and will facilitate a sharing of resources about "what works" for young people they are working with.

Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Young People Thursday 10 September 9.30am—12.30pm

New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the Western World. Suicide is not inevitable and it can be prevented. This evidence based best practice workshop will take you through the latest research about suicide and provide practical tools to help to identify people who might be suicidal.

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







Community Features



The Waimakariri Youth Council want to make the Dudley Skatepark area a more welcoming and enjoyable space for everyone to use. We’re looking at adding features to the area around the skatepark like an entertainment space, seating and a charging bench. We want to know what you think about the concepts or what else you would like to see.

Visit waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk to look at some of our ideas and have your say before 20 July 2020.

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz



July 2020

Waimakariri Events 07


Jonathan Tanner and Anna Maksymova in Concert

9th, 7.30pm, Chamber Gallery, Rangiora. Oozing talent, two exceptional Canterbury musicians will be playing. Jonathan Tanner on violin and Anna Maksymova on piano. Tickets $25-$35.

25th, 7pm-11pm, Rangiora RSA Club and Spitfire Restaurant. Seated by 7pm, Tickets $50 per person and available for purchase from the bar.

2nd-5th, 4pm, Rangiora Showgrounds. Jump back to the late 1950s! Park up and relax in the comfort of your own car whilst watching your choice of film on a crisp 54sqm screen. $45 per car (max 4 adults p/car).

3rd, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Port & Eagle Brewpub, 184 Williams Street. Eagle Brewing and Discovering Drams have matched 5 delicious Eagle craft beers each with a different single malt whisky for the ultimate tasting experience. This event is R18. $65.

15th-17th, 10am-3pm, Rangiora New Life Sports Centre. Indoor INFLATAFEST with inflatable obstacle courses, bouncy castles, mini golf, carnival games, slides, wipeout, human whack a mole and much more. Tickets $10 per child.

Rangiora RSA Club Mid Winter Dinner and Live Music

Drive in Movies

Beer and Chaser A Matched Eagle Beer and Whisky Tasting

Indoor Inflatafest


ART EXHIBITIONS HSPA Performing Arts Winter Camp

13th-16th, 10.30am-4pm, 62 Ashley Street, Rangiora. Students will get the chance to work on a range of topics like improvised theatre, musical theatre, dance and pop singing. No previous experience needed, just come and have fun!! $36 - $114.

Chamber Gallery Rangiora Library

5th July – 12th August. “I do” an exhibition by Anjie Connon.

Arts in Oxford

10th July – 13th September. Open House - Artist in Residence Project.


There is so much to explore around Waimakariri during KidsFest 2020 as many of your favourite events are back! Please be sure to check the Visit Waimakariri website for full details, age brackets, pricing and how to purchase tickets.

• Every day of KidsFest Pirate Mystery Trail, 9am-5pm, The Great Fairy Hunt, 9am-5pm • 7th GKR Karate Safety Awareness Workshop, 10am-11am • 8th & 10th, 10am12pm Write On Young Writers Workshop, • 9th Nature Craft 5.30pm-7pm, • 9th Waimakariri Aquatics Luau Pool Party, 1pm-3pm • 15th Wild Adventures, 9am-3pm • 16th Family Quiz Night 7pm-8.30pm • 16th Friends in the Wild 9.30am-12pm

Art on the Quay

9th July – 12th August. Sacred Light by students of Nemesh.

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

OXFORD • Every day of KidsFest Pirate Mystery Trail, 9am-5pm • 7th Nature Craft, 5.30pm-7pm • 15th Family Quiz Night 7pm-8.30pm • 17th Sport Suzie’s Super Silly Circus Show, 10am-10.45am

WOODEND • 7th Roller Disco, 10am-11.30am and 12pm-1.30pm • 16th Teddy Stays Safe, 10.30am-1pm • 14th Roller Disco, 10am-11.30am and 12pm-1.30pm

RANGIORA • Every day of KidsFest Pirate Mystery Trail, 9am-5pm • 10th Nature Craft 5.30pm-7pm,

• 10th The Great Rangiora Kids Market, 10.30am-1.30pm • 16th Waimakariri Aquatics Luau Pool Party, 1pm-3pm

• 17th Family Quiz Night 7pm-8.30pm • 17th Sport Suzie’s Super Silly Circus Show, 10am-10.45am

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

34 Thursday 16 July 2020 10.30am – 1pm

Woodend Community Centre, School Road, Woodend.

Join me for a morning of fun and learn how to stay safe. Contact Nicola Trolove, Safe Community Facilitator 021 672 105 - nicola.trolove@wmk.govt.nz Babs Sutherland, Community Support Coordinator 021 506 718 - babs.sutherland@plunket.org.nz


T h e G re a t

2020 Saturday 4th - Sunday 19th July At the Kaiapoi Domain and Pearson Park, Oxford

Fa ce Pa i nti ng with the Faeries!

$5. 00

Kaiapoi Tuesday 7th, Thursday 9th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th July Oxford Wednesday 8th, Friday 17th July 11am - 2pm Download your entry form here: kidsfest.co.nz/event/the-great-fairy-hunt *Facepainting subject to Alert Level 1 and weather. Check Beyond The Faerie Tree Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/beyondthefaerietree.

Bring your gumboots!


Council Info

Honda Forest Community Planting Days Come one, come all! Let’s restore native forest to Kaiapoi’s Regeneration area.

Saturday 27 June, 11 July and 25 July 2020 Start time 10am

Help transform this area...

into this!

Rain or shine. All ages are welcome! Regeneration Kaiapoi has partnered with Honda to bring the mighty Kahikatea back to Kaiapoi. The Honda Forest will surround wetlands and consist of 2 hectares of trees.

Location: Charles Street, Kaiapoi (look for the flags) What to bring: Sturdy footwear, spade, gloves and a drink bottle. For more information contact Mike Kwant, Community Projects Officer - Greenspace Phone: 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV)




Waimakariri look forward to we Waimakariri Libraries look forward to welcoming Libraries you at Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford Libraries. and Oxford Libraries.

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Hello From

The Community Team! Wendy Howe Sam Redman

Youth Development Co-ordinator

Rachel Thornton

Community Development Facilitator

Community Development Facilitator

Denise Wiggins Nicola Trolove Community Development Safe Community Facilitator


Age – friendly Community Facilitator

Community Team Manager

Natalie Paterson Safe Community Facilitator

Serena Peychers Administration Support


Tessa Sturley

Madeleine Burdon

Profile for Waimakariri District Council

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