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March 2021

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Chatter is compiled by Waimakariri District Council Community Team

Phone: 0800 965 468 Email: chatter@wmk.govt.nz

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from the Editor Kia ora koutou - Hello all For many of us February/March is a time of anniversaries. Waitangi Day - a celebration of the, admittedly imperfect, start of an intentional partnership between tangata whenua and the Crown. February 22nd - 10 years since the quake that reframed life as we know it in Canterbury. Sorrow and trauma; but with that the opportunity for increased collaboration and recognition of the idea that people and community are easily as important as infrastructure. Our towns and city have blossomed over that period, rising like a phoenix from the ashes, with the creative design and vibrancy that result from bringing every day people into the discussion early. Locally, this month we join Citizens’ Advice Bureau in celebrating 50 years of being a place where people can pop in and get useful information and practical assistance with anything from where the nearest playgroup is, to legal advice. I wonder how many people over those 50 years have had a burden lifted and their day made just a little brighter, thanks to those willing volunteers. For the Community Team, February/ March is about getting people together. We’ve

carried on with a suite of Neighbourhood BBQs. These are proving to be a great means to get people thinking about making better use of local parks and noticing the people who could do with someone to chat to. With Neighbours’ Day coming up on March 20th, we’re wanting to raise awareness of the value of knowing the person over the fence or two doors down. Alongside this, we’re continuing work toward a more food secure District. We are engaging with people, businesses and organisations on what ‘food security’ looks like beyond food banks and the odd community garden - considering the part that each might play and who else could help create a District where everyone can source and prepare good food. These are exciting times. Whakawhetai mo o mahi katoa i roto i to Thanks for all that you do in our community


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.




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

Venues: Jaycee Rooms, Main Street, Oxford





Upstairs meeting room 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,





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5 Accessibility Strategy We would like to know if you think the Waimakariri Accessibility Strategy (2017-2021) is working well for our residents. Over the next 2 months the Council is checking whether we have made the things we do easy for you. We are doing this before we make any changes to the Action Plan that is part of the Strategy. If you, a family member or your group want to have input from your lived experience in our District, I would like to hear from you. I can be contacted Tuesday-Thursdays by Email: madeleine.burdon@wmk.govt.nz Or Freephone 0800 965 468 or my mobile 021 480 851 Thank you Madeleine Burdon Age-friendly Community Facilitator

Does your home have an escape plan? Do you know what to do if a fire starts in your home and you need to get out quickly? Every house should have an escape plan. An escape plan tells you how to get out of the house if there's a fire. Fire is extremely hot and fast. In a fire, there will be lots of smoke. This will make your house very dark. You might be asleep when the fire starts, and get woken up by your smoke alarm. If you have an escape plan, you will know how to escape the house as quickly as possible. You can make an escape plan at www.escapemyhouse.co.nz/

03 313 8822

6 Gail Cunningham resigning from Hope Community Trust I have loved being a part of the Hope Community Trust Team for almost 5 years, but the time has now come that I resign from my position as Community Support Worker. I have really enjoyed my time with the Trust and all the amazing, talented and resourceful people that I have met over the years. I'm now starting some Post Graduate studies but will still be around the Rangiora area. Thank you is easy to say, but doesn't really convey the gratitude that I feel for the work and people that I have been privileged to meet during this time.

Kaiapoi Community Garden Open Day Market! Sunday 7 March 10am-1pm at Hilton Street, Kaiapoi. Bring your family and come join us for some fun! Stalls, hot food, kids activities and 50c clothing items! 13 MARCH 10am–12.30pm, St. Bartholomew’s Hall, 23 Cass Street, Kaiapoi Bargains to be found, Bouncy Castle, Devonshire Tea in the hall. Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi event.

Flax weaving and a floral arrangement workshops (free!) Our opening hours are: Monday 10am-12pm Wednesday 10am-12pm

Call us on (03) 378 3847 or 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669) - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for people in Canterbury. To see everything AVIVA provide go to: www.avivafamilies.org.nz

7 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

Contact: Bob 03 313 0980

Est. 1922 Meets monthly, 2nd Wednesday each month at Baptist Church Hall, Fuller St, Kaiapoi. March 10th at 7.30pm, AGM plus speakers Margaret & Ray Maw will speak on- 'Flora & Fauna of Chatham Islands' New members & visitors welcome


The North Canterbury Rural Support Trust is proud to bring

NIGEL LATTA to Rural North Canterbury

Nigel will be doing what he does best - talking about neuroscience and why our brains do what they do, adapting to change and mitigating the lasting effects of stress. Book a babysitter and come along to this fun, free and educational talk that is not to be missed! Secondary school students are welcome to the evening sessions.

DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS: Wednesday 10 March Memorial Hall, 32 Esplanade, Kaikoura Arrive 11:45am for midday start, light snacks after session To book for the free Kaikoura event: nigel-latta-kaikoura Wednesday 10 March Omihi Community Hall, 9 Reeces Road, Omihi Arrive from 6.30pm for light snacks prior to session commencing at 7.00pm To book for the free Omihi event: nigel-latta-omihi Thursday 11 March Rangiora RSA, 82/82 Victoria Street, Rangiora Arrive 12:45pm for 1:00pm start, light snacks after session To book for the free Rangiora event: nigel-latta-rangiora Thursday 11 March Dunsandel Community Centre, 1456 Tramway Road, Dunsandel Arrive 6:30pm for light snacks prior to session commencing at 7:00pm To book for the free Dunsandel event: nigel-latta-dunsandel Please BOOK ON-LINE and email any enquiries to ncrst.coordinator@gmail.com


Tuesday—2 March—7pm

Riverside Community Church, 45 Charles Street, Kaiapoi

Register by emailing office@riversidechurch.org.nz Or go to www.time2talk.nz A koha will be taken up to support this ministry


Kidney Health Month – March 2021 Kidney Health New Zealand Kidney disease can affect anyone and most people who have it don’t know it. A kidney can lose up to 90% of its function before symptoms show. Next time you are at the doctor ask for a kidney health check. For more information on kidney health month activities, World Kidney Day or to learn more about kidney disease check out: www.kidney.heatlh.nz

While I still can – My Journey My name is Eugene Sanders. I recently received a health prognosis that has changed my future forever and is the reason why I am on this journey and raising funds for Kidney Health NZ. In 2009, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease After a recent check-up, my diagnosis was that my kidney health is deteriorating and that I will be needing a kidney transplant in the near future. In September this year, my 15 year old son, Joshua, was also diagnosed with this hereditary disease. This has prompted me to complete a fundraiser and awareness journey in 2021, before it will be too difficult health wise. Follow my hourney onmy facebook page and donate to support kidney health New Zealand through my givealittle page: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/while-i-still-can-my-journey https://www.facebook.com/Eugene.Sanders.2021


Flatting Forum Enabling Good Lives invites Canterbury Law for a discussion around flatting and the laws surrounding the subject. Where: Rangiora High School Room B Block Classrooms When: March 30th, 2021 from 6pm-8pm Lite refreshments provided, come with questions for the Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Meet and Network with others in the community interested in flatting Please notify us of any accessibility requirements For more information, contact: Sue van der Byl 021 571 770(sue@eglives.co.nz) or Greg Johnston 021 393 145(greg@eglives.co.nz) RSVP


Name: Please fill in the form on the following page.

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To order please return this form to Rangiora Toy Library, or email to rangioratoylibrary@gmail.com with your payment no later than: Saturday 6th March 2021 Delivery will start late-March Please make payment to 12-3616-0034018-02 with your name as reference & BULBS in particulars. Or cash/eftops to Rangiora Toy Library

We have some great choices here, why not try them all! Bulbs are supplied by GardenPost which source bulbs from New Zealand's & Holland’s best growers. Prices offered here are less than normal retail and your organisation will make a least 30% profit on all sales. A planting guide will be enclosed with each order.

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Services and Programmes


Celebrating 50 years serving the community. The Citizens Advice Bureau is celebrating 50 years of service in Aotearoa. This means countless hours of advice to the public, providing information on everything from housing and consumer rights to immigration and employment. This is a time to recognise the thousands of skilled CAB volunteers and staff who dedicate their time to providing free confidential advice and access to the rights and services people need. The Citizens Advice Bureau has been working for positive social change for 50 years in an ever-changing world and is ready to serve the public for the next five decades and beyond. A people-centred service is more valued now than ever and is a service that the CAB is proud to deliver. In this age of uncertainty, we remain optimistic about the future – a future filled with change for good. We are proud of the legacy the CAB has created and for the future it will forge. Our service remains free, trustworthy and confidential – where people can pop in and visit, call us on the phone, or contact us via our website by using live chat or sending a message.

We want to acknowledge our hardworking volunteers and staff, especially here in North Canterbury. Our volunteers are diverse, skilled, experienced and empathetic to any story or situation that comes our way. CAB volunteers are dedicated to giving back to their community and undertake an intensive training process that ensures they are ready for queries and issues, and to provide options based on research. We take the time to listen and aim to ensure that you get the information you need. Whether it’s about your rights in a particular situation or to find a specific service, we will find a way forward. 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


Relay for Life Waimakariri – Saturday 10 April 2021 Relay is an incredible event that brings whole communities together, it gives everyone a chance to celebrate/whakanui cancer survivors and carers; remember/ maumaharatia loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back/tū atu by raising awareness and funds to support the work of the Cancer Society. Everyone and anyone can be involved. Whether you have a connection to

someone who has been or is going through cancer or you want to make a difference, join us to create a future with less cancer. The money raised through Relay For Life helps people in North Canterbury t hrough the Cancer Society’s support services, health promotion programmes and cancer research.

Please register your team today at www.relayforlife.org.nz, then like, tag and share our Cancer Society North Canterbury Facebook page and on Instagram at rflcanterbury. Come and support the event on the day even if you are not in a team; there is going to be fantastic entertainment, activities & fun and powerful heartrending moments of remembrance, celebration and inspiration to fight back against cancer.

21 Cancer Society North Canterbury Groups and Events – March 2021 Rangiora Newly Diagnosed Patients Group for Patients First Wednesday (3 March) of each month from 10-11.30am. Meet in a safe, warm, friendly environment. We will be learning about support available to maintain exercise and fitness this month. Rangiora Support Group Meet weekly on a Tuesday for a walk and coffee at 9.30am. Meet at the Jewellery Stand in The Warehouse for a walk around Northbrook Waters. Note: the walking part of this is on hold until 9 March so it’s straight to Artisan Café at 10.30am to purchase your coffee and meet upstairs.

Men’s Group in the Hurunui We are looking at what we can offer to support men in their community. Please contact us to more information as we begin to plan for this group.

Kaiapoi Therapeutic Art (acrylics) Class – Mondays 10am-12pm. Facilitated by Lynette. Held at the Kaiapoi Baptist Church, 67 Fuller Street. Kaiapoi. Parking on site. Catering from absolute beginners to advance painting skill. Oxford Oxford Support Group – Third Wednesday of the month. 10am at Café 51, High Street, Oxford. Facilitated by Ans Fonteyn. All patients and carers most welcome.

Carers Group Starting Tuesday 23rd of March 2-3.30pm. This group is specifically for those providing practical help and support to those caring for patients with cancer.

Please call Gabrielle on 021 904 907 or 0800 226 695 or email gabrielle.oconnell@cancercwc.org.nz to register for any of our groups.

The above groups and workshops are available for patients and carers and are held at the Cancer Society North Canterbury Centre, 143 Percival Street.

Find us on Facebook “Cancer Society North Canterbury”, please like or share our page to widen our support network. Thank you!

NEW Writers and Orators Group Commencing on Mondays 10.30am-12pm. Facilitated by Jason Clements from the Waimakariri library. The group will run for six weeks each term and will be held at the Rangiora Library.

22 Registrations open for Next Steps cancer group exercise classes Term 2 2021 Next Steps is a specialized group exercise program run by Active Health’s Certified Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist, Susan Larson. The classes combine pilates, yoga and cardiovascular exercises for a workout that is specifically designed to help women and men rebuild their strength, flexibility and stamina after cancer treatments. Classes are suitable after any type of cancer surgery or treatments and accommodate all ages, fitness levels and mobility. Next Steps benefits participants whether they attend one week or 10 years after their cancer treatment. The goal is to help people affected by cancer take the Next Step on their road to recovery, with the goal that following these classes they will be ready and confident to attend mainstream fitness classes, gym based training or independent fitness. Registration is now open for Term 2 2021 which will run on Fridays from 12.30-1.30pm during the school term May 7- July 9. Classes are held at the Rangiora Fitness Centre at 345 Flaxton Road, Rangiora. Funding for this term of classes is kindly provided by Dry July. To read more about the exercise classes and to register please visit the Pinc and Steel website: https://www.pincandsteel.com/programs/next-steps/ For any questions about these local classes please contact Susan at Active Health Rangiora: susan@activehealth.co.nz or phone 03 383 6290.

St Vincent De Paul Rangiora (SVDP) SVDP- an organisation committed to helping people in need: families under stress; visiting the elderly; personal visitations at home; provision of food, clothing, furniture and friendship; helping people get back on their feet and advocacy. Phone: 021 0832 5454


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

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• Cook a meal in pairs using your free recipe book

Starting May 8th

Where and when confirmed

Saturdays, 10am to 1pm

• Share a meal with new friends

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


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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


Monday 15th

12:00 Bring your own lunch

1:00 Team Quiz

12:30 Bring your own lunch

1:30 Walk at Styx Mill Reserve

10:00 Day out to Halswell Quarry for the Step Ahead 250km challenge, bring your own lunch, hat, sunscreen and water bottle

Monday 22nd

Monday 29th

1:00 Guest Speaker - Kerri from Fire and Emergency NZ - Fire Safety in your home or 1:00 Origami Making or Book Circle

12:00 Bring your own lunch

10:30 Walk 'n' Draw and Games in Victoria Park

10:00 Coffee Morning

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

11:15 Walk at Northbrook Wetlands or 11:15 Meals on Wheels

10:00 Day Trip to Lyttelton - 10:00 Coffee Morning bring your own lunch to have at Corsair Bay. Group gam 10:30 Member Staff Liaison Meeting or swimming

Monday 8th

10:30 Documentary Group you choose the topic or 10:30 Pom Pom making handmake pompoms to use in decorations or keyrings ($2.00)

10:00 Coffee Morning

Monday 1st

Pick up (by arrangement) from Kaiapoi and Amberley



10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning

1:00 Board Games / Mandala Art

1:30 Op Shopping in Kaiapoi

1:00 Cuppa out for Newsletter Volunteers

12:00 Bring your own lunch

10:30 Prepare Newsletter and Programmes for mailing

10:00 Coffee Morning

Wednesday 17th

10:30 Day out to Cust Domain with Puriri members for games, bring your own lunch

10:00 Coffee Morning

Wednesday 24th

Enhancing the wellbeing of people who experience mental illness War Memorial Hall, Cnr Albert St & High St BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone 0800 688 732 or txt 022 173 1673

12:00 Bring your own lunch

12:30 Bring your own lunch

11:15 Meals on Wheels

10:30 Discussion Group - Curr 10:30 Walk at Woodend Events Beach

Wednesday 10th

Wednesday 3rd

Pick up (by arrangement) from Kaiapoi and Amberley


1:30 Visit Northbrook Colonial Museum, cuppa and nibbles provided ($5.00)

12:30 Bring your own lunch

11:15 Meals on Wheels

10:30 Housie with mystery prizes

10:00 Coffee Morning

Wednesday 31st




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

2021 ONLINE GOVERNANCE TRAINING Two series of online workshops to help your organisation go from good to great

During these 1.5 hour online workshops delivered once a month on Tuesday evenings you will learn from LEAD's non-profit experts as well as your peers in organisations and charities around Aotearoa.

Board Builders Series: Designed for those new to governance or who would like a refresher: Topics include: Why we have Boards (Mar 9) Governance vs management (Apr 6) Your legal obligations (May 11) Getting the right people on your Board (Jun 8) Understanding financial reports (Jul 13) How to have effective meetings (Aug 10)

Governance Bytes Series: For those who have been on a Board for sometime and are looking to extend their leadership skills. Topics include: Cultivating the right team culture (Mar 23) Dealing with difficult personalities (Apr27) Being a good employer (May 25) Setting strategic plans (Jun 22) Importance of policies (Jul 27) Tips and tactics for being a great Chair (Aug 24)

Starting in March Registrations Open Now Just $59 +GST per workshop or $295 +GST for each series of six Complete five of the six workshops in a series and receive a Certificate.

For more info and to register visit bit.ly/LEADEvents






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.

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?

Managing Big Emotions Thursday 25 March 9.30am—11.30am

With a focus on the significant adults in the lives of young people, this workshop aims to provide a basic understanding of the role of ‘big feelings’ in development. Anxiety will be the main emotion that will be explored and those attending will gain knowledge, skills and confidence in managing anxious behaviours in a way that promotes a young person’s bravery and wellbeing.

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.

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






Saturday 20th March, 2021 10.00am-12.00pm Neighbourhood Trust, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch Come along and take part in a range of fun practical sessions, led by local activity providers and exercise professionals. You’ll leave with new connections, greater confidence and practical ideas. The emphasis is on shared knowledge and learning together. TO REGISTER GO TO:

www.activecanterbury.org.nz/training/share-and-show-session Attendance is FREE but registration is essential. For more information, contact: Kris Tynan, Workshop & Training Coordinator Ph/Txt: 021 262 8886 or Email: kris.tynan@xtra.co.nz These sessions are 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!



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7th: Kaiapoi Children’s Day 12pm – 3pm, Trousselot Park, Kaiapoi. Come along to Trousselot park for this FREE family fun day celebrating our children. Entertainment includes Fun HQ inflatables, go-karts and paddle boats, Move X trampoline mat and Sport Suzy show starting at 12.45pm. Our local community groups will be attending with activities and so much more!

and chat with other houseplant enthusiasts, get educated and inspired with our workshops and talks, have lunch with a wine or beer, relax and be entertained. Tickets $10.00pp through Eventfinda.


7th: Rakahuri Rage

10am – 4pm, Rakahuri Trail. Teams of 2-4 riders compete to see who can do the most laps of a 6km track in 6 hours. The course is suitable for riders of all abilities from 12 years and older, and there are many categories to suit everyone. From $55.00 to enter.

14th: Kaiapoi Fun Run 9am, Kaiapoi Borough School, Kaiapoi. 5km or 10km run/walk through Silverstream and back to Kaiapoi Borough School. Tickets available at Kaiapoi i-SITE. $5 under 16 and $10 over 16 (cash only). Fabulous spot prizes up for grabs!


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

10am – 3pm, Swannanoa Domain, Tram Road With a huge range of quality craft and trade stalls, school plant stall, a massive white elephant sale, plenty of games and rides for the children, delicious food, and refreshments as well as all-day entertainment - the Swannanoa Country Fair is a great day out with your family and friends. Adults $5.00, children under 15 FREE!

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 21st: North Canterbury Pride Picnic 11am – 3pm, Victoria Park, Rangiora. A North Canterbury pride picnic for members of the LGBTQI+ communities, families, friends and allies. Enjoy food and beverage stalls, live music, games, face painting and laughter!

21st: Planty Affair 10am – 2pm, Rangiora Showgrounds, Rangiora. At Planty Affair you’ll find everything from full-sized indoor plants to cuttings, planters, pots, botanical art, jewellery and more! Grab your green-fingered friends and come along for some ‘YOU time’ ... shop

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


Kaiapoi Library, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi. Point of Convergence by Waimakariri Photographers, March 6th - April 22nd.

Arts in Oxford

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

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

4pm – 9.30pm, Victoria Park, Rangiora The Happy Hire Eats and Beats is a festival of food and music combined with the ambience of festoon and lantern lighting. Gather your friends, family and colleagues and come along to taste an enormous variety of food from across the world at Rangiora’s only evening Food and Music Festival. Featuring live jazz and classic music, popular children’s entertainers from Beyond the Faerie Tree, professional fire performers, gourmet food markets, craft beer and wine, as well as delectable food vendors for all your dinner needs. Best of all there is free parking and FREE ENTRY!

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

Games features on Facebook “Leon Chambers Twitter “Seftonian Battle-Sports”

Contact Leon Chambers Ph. 021 059 8052

@ Rangiora War Memorial Rooms.

Meeting 1st Thursday of the Month (6pm-9pm)


Woodend Movies Fundraiser


Sunday 14 Movies March Fundraiser at 2pm at Woodend Methodist Chu Woodend We will be showing the movie High Society. Woodend Movies Fundraiser Sunday 14 March at 2pm at Woodend Methodist Church We will be showing the movie High Society.

Sunday 14 March at 2pm at Woodend Methodist Church High Society is a 1956 American romantic musical We will film be showing the by movie High Society. comedy directed Charles Walters and High Society is a 1956 American romantic musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frankmusical Sinatra. High Society is a 1956 American romantic comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Frank Sinatra. Admission $10. Bring yourKelly ownand snacks. Admission $10. Bring your own snacks.

Admission $10. Bring your own snacks.

Saturday 17 April 2021 at the Rangiora Baptist Church

Saturday 17 April 2021 at the Rangiora Baptist Church

Saturday 17 April 2021


SUNDAY 7 MARCH 2021 12.00pm to 3.00pm Trousselot Park, Charles Street, Kaiapoi *FREE ENTRY* Fun HQ Inflatables, Pedal Go Karts, and Paddleboats MoveX Trampoline Mat, Big Big Bubble Christchurch

Sport Suzy Show starts 12.45pm *Fundraising activities provided by Community Groups*

Seftonian Battle Sports and Relay Rail Dog will also be joining us Basketball games on the court with Local KHS Students Bring a helmet, scooter/skateboard and check out the skate park area SPOT PRIZES TO BE WON!! Food and drinks available to purchase, or bring a picnic lunch organised by:




JUN BOUTEREY-ISHIDO Playing music by Haydn, Chopin, Bartok and Debussy

Wednesday 10 March, 7.30pm CHAMBER GALLERY, RANGIORA LIBRARY Tickets at Rangiora Library: $35 Adults l $15 Students e: wcac.concert@gmail.com





10km & 5KM DISTANCES 9am start kaiapoi borough school, raven quay, kaiapoi $5.00 per person (under 16 years) $10.00 per person (16 years and older) purchase your tickets from kaiapoi i-site (Cash only)

FABULOUS SPOT PRIZES UP FOR GRABS! for more information: www.alltogetherkaiapoi.com or www.facebook.com/alltogetherkaiapoi.com



Sunday 21st March 11am to 3pm Victoria Park Percival St, Rangiora CANCELLED IF WET

B Y g O Picnic n i t n i e pa ing


Games Network

Food & Beverages available

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This is an alcohol free location

Free Admission

LGBTIQ+ Family, Friends & Allies PRINCIPAL SPONSOR




“Our students were ‘WOWED’ from the beginning through the close connections performers made with students. They were encompassing, empowering and made the students feel their contributions were valued and important to the show.”

Audience numbers are limited to 25, so book early

March 31, April 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14 10am & 11.30 Ron Ball Studio, CSO Centre. Entrance from Colombo Street (signage Colombo St Loading Dock) Cost | $6 per person Duration | 45 minutes Bookings| lyncotton@hotmail.com or phone 0211528600

An interactive, multi-sensory performance for diverse audiences featuring live music in collaboration with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra





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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



Council Information


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Neighbourhood Barbeques Arlington Park, Rangiora

Thursday 11 March

Baker Park, Kaiapoi

Thursday 18 March

Bring a picnic or grab a sausage from the BBQ. Fun activities to entertain the kids. All ages welcome, for this free night of fun. If the weather is wet, a decision to cancel will be made by 2pm on the day. Check the events website link below for any cancellation details.

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

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz


Eamon Wood



Thursday 4 March 5.00pm -6.30pm KAIAPOI LIBRARY

Books will be available for purchase

Come and meet Eamon, the Wayward Wheeler and hear about his epic journey through the UK, USA and along the fjords and lakes of Europe. He wheeled his way through cities and small towns, searching........ and found himself.

To book email library@wmk.govt.nz or phone 03 311 8901

46 Free Digital Help at Waimakariri Libraries

Term 1 - 2021 Free tech help drop-in sessions 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. Kaiapoi Library - Tuesdays 11am–12pm

Oxford Library - Friday 11am–12pm

Rangiora Library - Thursday 11am–12pm

Stepping Up Classes Learn in a relaxed small group environment. Bookings essential – phone (03) 311 8901, drop in to any Waimakariri Library or visit www.steppingup.nz Google Drive Find out how to use cloud computing to store and share files Kaiapoi Library Tuesday 9 March 1.30pm-3.30pm Rangiora Library Wednesday 10 March 10am-12pm RealMe and MyMSD Setting up a RealMe identity and MyMSD account. Learn the basics of using these

platforms to better engage with government online services. Rangiora Library Monday 15 March 10am-12pm Pinterest Find out about this popular image sharing website Rangiora Library Monday 22 March 10am-12pm

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

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Waimakariri Stash Swap Saturday 20 March 11am - 1pm Kaiapoi Library Bring along your unwanted fabric, haberdashery, buttons, wool, lace, sewing patterns, craft books, paints, brushes, zips, needles, card, stamps from your craft stash, to trade with other crafters! Spend some time browsing what others have brought and then head home with some new treasures! No cash involved.

Materials Dr Drop op Off: Mon 15 March - Friday 19 March Kaiapoi Library

For more information phone 03 311 8901 or email library@wmk.govt.nz

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 - March 2021  

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