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Community Groups News

November 2020

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Cover photo: The Collaboration Forum held in Pines/ Kairaki Beach Hall was a fantastic day full of creative ideas and partnerships built for our community.

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 ‘Ma tini ma mano ka rapa te whai. Many hands make light work. - Unity is strength.’ Community Team staff and Social Services Waimakariri recently hosted a workshop aimed at unpacking effective collaboration, exploring opportunities to add value to existing collaborations and identifying opportunities for new relationships to be formed for the benefit of the people in our District. The Waimakariri District is recognised as a leader in collaboration for positive community outcomes. The Council’s Community Team Annual Report celebrates the result of those collaborations. To view this on the Council website, visit: waimakariri.govt.nz/community/workingwith-the-community After a pretty crazy year, it’s good to think that we’re on the downhill run but, given the incredible appetite that our community has for getting things done, it doesn’t quite feel that way as yet. There’s still heaps happening and heaps to look forward to as we head toward the ‘silly season’. Work toward creating an inclusive, connected, resilient and empowered District continues. This includes looking

at community spaces where people can connect, community gardens, food forests and pantries, resource and skill sharing, addressing the tough issues like suicide, addiction and housing, and the concept of neighbourhood. In the old days, neighbourhood was where the lady across the road taught you to crochet, or the kuia two doors down taught you raranga putiputi, the making of flax flowers. It was where the neighbour across the fence let you help him pick peas and taught you how to plant rows of carrots. Neighbourhood was where everyone knew you. There was a genuine looking out for each other and positive intergenerational and intercultural connection. It would be great to get that back. We’re on the way, but there’s more to be done, I reckon. Kai kaha. Noho ora mai.



Community Information

An important update from Tūhaitara Coastal Park On behalf of the team at Tūhaitara Coastal Park we would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers for a fantastic native tree planting season. Despite a late start, we were able to successfully plant all the trees we had ordered for the season. This would not have been possible without the support from our volunteers who kindly donate their time and energy. As always, we encourage you to check out our “Friends of Tūhaitara Coastal Park” Facebook page for regular updates as well as information about volunteer opportunities.

In regards to our Open Day Event which is normally held in November each year- we have made to decision to postpone this year’s event until early 2021. We apologize for the change, and hope you will still be able to join us for the event. Please see the “Friends of Tūhaitara Coastal Park” FB page for more information and further updates. In the meantime, please continue visiting and enjoying our wonderful park. If you would like a map of all the walking, cycling, and horse tracks that Tūhaitara Coastal Park has to offer, visit www.tuhaitarapark.org.nz

National Road Safety Week 9 - 15 November 2020 This year Road Safety Week takes place 9 -15 November. The theme is 'Step Up for Safe Streets'. Road Safety Week is a community event held annually, promoted by Brake but run by you. It's your opportunity to get great publicity and attention for a road safety campaign run by you in your town, company, club, school or kindy. Whoever you are, wherever you live, help raise awareness of the terrible carnage on NZ roads by getting involved in Road Safety Week. For further information go to the website or contact Kathy Graham, Road Safety Co-ordinator, Waimakariri District Council, 0800 965 468 www.roadsafetyweek.org.nz

5 Dementia Canterbury 2020 Annual Appeal Our Annual Appeal this year is on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November and we are very much in need of volunteer collectors. We realise that Covid-19 has caused anxiety in relation to social distancing and meeting in public but hope that in Level one (as we are at the time of writing this) people are feeling more confident in social settings. To offer reassurance, we will have masks and pocket-sized hand sanitiser packs available for all volunteers. Also, our buckets will have a QR barcode displayed to allow for contactless payment. Call Deb or Karen on 03 379 2590. Please indicate where and when you would like to collect. We are also looking for people who might co-ordinate a collection site for the day, perhaps get a group of friends who could cover one to two hour shifts over a few hours? We rely heavily on the support of our volunteers. As a not-for-profit with nearly two thirds of our income coming from fundraising we really need your help.

creamy mushrooms on toast, smashed avocado and a vegetarian bowl. In addition we have introduced all fruit smoothies: Booster, Detox, Energiser and Reboot and the very popular Fuze peached iced tea. All in time for the warmer days ahead. With a sheltered outdoor area we are set to provide great food, drinks and hospitality for you to enjoy the summer ahead. Speaking of warmer days, Come down and check our Options 2nd hand clothing store for a great selection of shorts, tee shirts and 3/4 pants. Some serious bargains are to be had at Shop 6 77 Williams Street Kaiapoi. This months coming events @ Rivertown Café •

Caring for carers coffee catch up @ 2.30: 5 & 19 November If you are caring for someone and would like a break come down and enjoy a hot drink and a chat with other carers. Call Audrey 022 420 1042.

Kaiapoi Chess Club every Sunday 1.30 - 3.30pm Call Dean on 021 955 797

Monday Morning Mingle every Monday 10am – 11am a chance to mix and make new connections and friends. Call Audrey 022 420 1042. “Eat your food with gladness & drink with a joyful heart”

By the time you read this our new summer menu will be up and running at our Rivertown Cafe 77 Williams Street Kaiapoi. Long standing favourites are joined by tasty classics such as corn fritters,

Ian France - 0210408669 Trust & Social Enterprises Manager The Person to Person Help Trust. 67 Fuller Street, Kaiapoi, 7630.


The Cancer Society’s Recycle Runway is coming to Rangiora, Saturday 21 November, 2020. More than just a fashion show! All guests will not only be treated to a fabulous fashion show featuring pre-loved clothing and accessories but will receive fashion advice and commentary, hear inspirational stories from cancer patients and survivors, see an internationally acclaimed artist perform and of course be the first to check out all the wonderful clothes that have been generously donated for the event and grab yourself a bargain. All proceeds go to the Cancer Society North Canterbury Centre to support kiwi's with cancer. Gather your besties for an exciting evening of fun and fashion! Doors open 6.15pm for pre-show drink and pop-up shop clothing sale. Show Starts 7pm Can you help? If you have any fabulous clean and classy unwanted wardrobe items you would like to donate it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Tiff on 021 139 4909 or tiffany.wafer@cancercwc.org.nz to arrange pickup or delivery of your donated items. Any questions call 0800 226 695. Tickets can be purchased via our facebook page.

Tranz alpine Scooter Safari – Saturday 7 November 2020. 250 scooterists will attempt to conquer the Southern Alps by riding 250 gruelling kilometres, coast-to-coast from Rangiora to Hokitika to raise funds for the Cancer Society of New Zealand, Canterbury-West Coast Division. Come out and support the riders and their crew on the day as they travel east to west! To find out more visit go to www.ScooterSafari.co.nz or follow us on Facebook.

7 Groups & Events - October to December 2020 Newly Diagnosed: Group for Patients and Carers. First Wednesday of each month: 4 November, 2 December. Meet in a safe, warm, friendly environment. North Canterbury Craft Group: Xmas Decorations. Date to be confirmed for end of November - December. Bring along your unfinished piece, get ideas from others or create something new. The above groups and workshops are available for patients and carers meeting at the Cancer Society North Canterbury Centre, 143 Percival Street, Rangiora from 10am–12 noon. Please register by calling Gabrielle on 021 904 907 or 0800 226 695 or email gabrielle. oconnell@cancercwc.org.nz CanBead are offering a workshop on Thursday 5 November 10.30am–12.30pm at the North Canterbury Centre, please register as per above. This is a free workshop. To find out what’s involved go to www.caninspire.org.nz Rangiora Support Group: Meet weekly on a Tuesday for a walk and coffee. 9.30am - Meet at the Jewellery Stand in The Warehouse for a walk around Northbrook Waters. 10.30am Artisan Café, purchase your coffee and meet upstairs. Oxford Support Group –Third Wednesday of the month (18 November and 16 December) 10am at Café 51, High Street, Oxford. Facilitated by Ans Fonteyn. All patients and carers most welcome. Therapeutic Art Class – Weekly on Mondays, 11am–1pm with Sandy Gottemeyer. Held at The Gospel Hall, 22 High Street, Rangiora for Cancer Patients. Cost $5,

Parking in the front, access building through back entrance. Phone 021 904 907 to register. Introduction to Mindfulness – For Patients and Carers. Monday 2, 9, 16 and 23 November 2020, 2.30pm–4.30pm at the Cancer Society North Canterbury Centre, 143 Percival Street, Rangiora. Phone 021 904 907 to register. No cost. Limited to 6 participants. The sessions will cover: how to be more present in your life and the benefits of this; mindfulness of the body and the body scan practice; relating to pain if appropriate; breath meditation; changing relationship with the mind and working with difficult thinking patterns, ruminations, worrying etc; being with emotions, painful ones and noticing pleasant ones; self compassion, learning to be reduce stress by being kinder to yourself. Workshop facilitator: Kate Brandram-Adams Mindfulness Facilitator. Look Good Feel Better – organising for the beginning of December. This free two hour class is for any person facing cancer, at any time in your treatment to help you feel a sense of control and normality. Learn about how to look after your skin during treatment, tips and make up techniques, relaxation skills, advice for those experiencing hair loss. For more info check out www.lgfb.co.nz and facebook. Contact NC Cancer Society to register. Find us on Facebook “Cancer Society North Canterbury”, please like or share our page to widen our support network. Thank you!

8 Rangiora - Brain Injury Peer Support Group If you have a Brain Injury, are a Stroke survivor, or experience Epilepsy you may want to come and check out a peer support group in Rangiora This group is for anyone experiencing challenges due to brain Injury and includes family/ whanau, friends and supporters – All are Welcome No formal enrolment required, come and go as you please.

The purpose of the group is for social interaction, mutual support, friendship and understanding. The first Wednesday of every month 11.30am - 12.30pm at the RSA Rangiora, 82 Victoria Street, Rangiora. Free to attend. Contact Sue Kelly (Liaison for Brain Injury NZ) sue.kelly@emergeaotearoa.org.nz or call 0800 272 461.

9 Growing the Capability and Capacity of the Volunteer Sector International Volunteer Managers Day – 5 November Taking care of the volunteer programme is a vital role within a group or organisation, but not always an easy one. It might be the responsibility of a Manager, a Project leader or dedicated Volunteer coordinator, they might be paid or a volunteer themselves. Whoever does the work in your organisation be sure to acknowledge them with a special thank you on 5 November.

Volunteer Managers/Coordinators Anyone who is responsible for the coordination of volunteers, (whether in a paid or volunteer role) is welcome to join the Waimakariri Volunteer Co-ordinators group. It is an informal group facilitated by WDC Community team. We usually meet 2 or 3 times a year, to share ideas, network and occasional email communication. 2020 has had its unique challenges so we haven’t met recently, but will resume again in 2021. If you would like to be included, contact Wendy, see below.

International Volunteers Day – 5 December Many groups and organisations take this opportunity to recognise the important work contributed by volunteers. Most people like to know their work is being appreciated. There are plenty of ways to show your volunteers how special they are. Here are a few low budget options. Personalised cards or certificates, a morning tea get together, a fun quiz about your organisation and staff with

choc fish prizes. Also, remember that many of the philanthropic funders will give funding to pay for volunteers training and acknowledgement.

Local Training workshops Over the past year we have provided workshops on Health and Safety, Performance Reviews, three part funding series, and a three part governance series. More workshops will be organised for early 2021. If you have any particular topics that would help your group, please get in touch, see below.

Building Governance for Not for profit groups and organisations The Community team may be able to help your organisation improve its governance capability. Does everyone on the board or committee know what their responsibility is? Are you focussed on the forward direction? Have you reviewed policies recently? Is it easy to attract new board members with necessary skills and knowledge? Are your meetings short, focussed and enjoyable? Are you really making a difference? If you are answering mostly yes – congratulations. If you would like to be answering yes but are feeling uncertain where to start, we could help you, see contact below. For more information please contact Wendy Howe, ph: 021 432 028, email: wendy.howe@wmk.govt.nz

10 Pegasus Community Centre The morning of Wednesday 23 September was a busy one at the Pegasus Community Centre as the PCC Team hosted representatives of a variety of social service agencies. Approx. 45 people were present to learn more about the PCC and check it out for their future use. A marvelous morning tea spread was made possible with help from Satisfy Food Rescue and the Centre was looking great thanks to the loan of some greenery from Woodend Nurseries (thanks Stu!).

There was genuine surprise from many present at just how much the PCC has to offer and many expressed an interest in bringing their service to Waimakariri residents by having a regular presence at the centre. The main aim of the event was to raise awareness of the facility in a way that results in local communities having easier access to valuable services. PCC Team member Roger Rule addressed those present pointing out that with a current population of approx. 8,000 in the immediate catchment area of Tuahiwi, Woodend, Waikuku and Pegasus, plus rapid growth occurring in both Woodend and Pegasus, the availability of social services is becoming increasingly essential. The services represented were too many to list here, but included; counselling, disability services, mental health, budget advice, support for the elderly, Citizens Advice Bureau and Pegasus Medical Centre. The PCC is a Waimakariri District Council facility run in association with the Pegasus Community Centre (PCC) Team (a function of the Pegasus Residents’ Group). To book the PCC: visit www.waimakariri.govt.nz/facilities/facility/pegasus-community-centre, email office@wmk.govt.nz or phone 0800 965 468 To contact the PCC Team email pcc@pegasusresidentsgroup.com


Bush street

Friday 6 November and 4 December 9.30am – 11am

Location: 27 Bush Street, Rangiora. Phone: 03 313 5010. Email: bush@kidsfirst.org.nz


Open to all, you don't need to be enrolled. Parents with children of any age welcome. Every Tuesday morning 9am - 10.30am

VICKERY STREET email us vickery@kidsfirst.org.nz drop in at 22 Vickery St or phone 03 327 7783









You are invited to ‌ Hope community Kai Thursday evenings 5.30 – 7.00 pm Meal served at 5.45 Rangiora Baptist Church 111 East Belt Cost gold coin donation For further information ph 039283066

All Welcome A project of Hope Community Trust



Want to share the things you enjoy with a friend? IHC is looking for male and female volunteers to join our one-to-one Friendship programme and our Skills Based programme. Have fun, feel good, and make a difference to an adult with an intellectual disability and yourself. Keen to find out more? Contact Di Shoppee 027 531 3579 diana.shoppee@ihc.org.nz

We would love to have an IHC Volunteer Friend! M/F Area





Football, music.

Flexible around volunteer availability



Playing the guitar, robotics and electronics.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Amberley Coffee, movies, getting active.

Flexible around volunteer availability


Woodend Music, dancing, going to the movies, theatre, musicals, shows, going for a coffee, going to new places.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday



Walking - tramping, day walks.

Tuesday, Thursday



Watching movies, fishing, swimming, cooking, likes to be active.

Monday to Friday afternoons



Music, having a coffee in a quiet location with someone softly spoken.

Flexible around volunteer availability (Tuesday morning would be ideal)



Outdoor activities including fishing, swimming, also likes weaving (has his own loom).

Monday to Friday



Going to the library, going out to a cafe for a drink or lunch, going for a drive.

Flexible around volunteer availability



Socialising, going to the mall, learning a new activity, going to the movies.

Saturday and Sunday



Would love someone to help with her you tube channel, likes going for coffee, lunch, the movies, having fun and filming for her you tube channel.

Available every day - to fit around when volunteer is available


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Services & Programmes

Did you know that Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand has a social policy unit? Our work nationally and here in North Canterbury is driven by a desire to use our knowledge of the types of problems people in our communities are facing to help solve the underlying causes of those problems. Our service provides us with unique information about the issues affecting people in communities nationwide. Every time a person seeks the CAB’s help, we record what they sought help about and what we did in response. We use the insights gained from these enquiries to show when government policies and laws, or the implementation of these, are having a negative impact on people throughout the country, and we argue for positive social change.



Confidentiality is a core principle for the CAB service so we always make sure when telling stories from our clients’ experiences that the individuals involved will not be identified. We do this by removing identifying information and summarising or paraphrasing the client’s situation. Therefore, when you come to us about a matter that affects you, you are not only gaining support for yourself, you are possibly helping to effect change for everyone. Remember all our services are free and we can help you with any enquiry, big or small. You can find us in 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

This number is setup for men who feel they’re going to harm a loved one or whanau member Hey Bro is here to listen and offer support where possible. Our experienced team can direct you to specific information or services that can help. We understand how anger can take control and lead to hurting people we love. Our goal is to keep whanau/families together safely using our experience and ability to find the information you need.

We have a team of men with a wealth of knowledge who have all worked in this mahi. We’re here to support 24/7 to listen and to help. So give us a call next time you’re on the edge! For more information go to: www.hewakatapu.org.nz/services/0800-hey-bro/about-hey-bro


Curtain Bank closed for the summer The Curtain Bank at Community Energy Action provides free recycled curtains for households who cannot afford good curtains. Due to an extremely busy year and the lockdown, the Curtain Bank has now closed for new enquiries until 12 January 2021. Existing customers will still be processed. Register for free curtains Anyone who wants free curtains can still fill in the online Curtain Bank form on www.cea.co.nz Forms will be processed when the Curtain Bank re-opens after 12 January 2021. Donation of curtains Our donation bins have been removed for now. Curtains can still be donated at our office during office hours. Please check our website www. cea.co.nz for location and opening hours. We can accept all curtains over 1.80m long that are not faded and do not have mould.

Free fabric The Curtain Bank is overstocked on single and short curtains. If you need free recycled curtain fabric for art classes, sewing or fashion classes, play for children, please email info@cea.co.nz Please include your name, organisation, how many banana boxes of fabric you would like. We are happy to deliver anywhere in Christchurch during our office hours. Outside of Christchurch we ask whether you can pick up or arrange drop off at a Christchurch address. We are looking into organising a ‘market day’ where we hand out fabric to individuals for a gold coin donation as a fundraiser for our Curtain Bank. Please like and keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more details! www.facebook.com/ CommunityEnergyAction.

23 Rachel’s House Trust – Young Parent Support Who Are We?

Rachel’s House Trust is a Non-Profit organisation, committed to the support of young parents in Waimakariri. We aim to be a visible, approachable agency that is equipped to provide practical help, advice, advocacy, encouragement, counselling, mentoring, workshops, connect groups and material needs. The Trust offers a safe, empowering environment where young vulnerable families can plan for their future with their babies.

Our Vision - To support young parents to have, keep and parent their children. Our Clients - Mums and Dads of young children in Waimakariri. Parents are referred

through many agencies and medical centres, by midwives, whānau, friends or self-referred. We remain alongside our clients for as long as we are needed, which makes us unique. As clients mature and become more resourced and independent, some return to volunteer and support other vulnerable young families.

Our Services - One-on-One Support Work; Food Parcels; Baby & Toddler Clothes and Equipment; Connect Groups; Mums & Minis Group; Workshops; Counselling; Mentors. What our clients say “I regained my self-worth” ● “Usually at groups I am too shy to open up and talk and I would keep to myself. But here, I felt comfortable to speak out and was not judged and I loved coming.” ● “I learned a lot about boundaries and that I should be valued. I learned more about myself and what I need and who I am.” ● “The way I communicate with my child, I have noticed a change in her behaviour and how she responds to my new ‘rules’ and ‘family values’ I have learnt through the course.” ● “I really hope there will be other girls in this world who can rely on and confide in Rachel’s House staff the way I have. We are extremely lucky to have Rachel’s House.” Do Contact Us - 022 0433 298 ● admin@rachelshouse.org.nz ● rachelshouse.org.nz Parenting Workshops 6 free sessions facilitated by a qualified Counsellor. Topics covered: BEING PARENTED ● STRUCTURE ● TOOLS & STRATEGIES ● DISCIPLINE ● What’s provided: A safe environment to actively participate as much you like ● Safe Childcare for all preschool aged children ● Personal Workbook ● Morning Tea ●

Spring Garage Sale Grab a Bargain : Help a Family ● 8-11am ●

Saturday 31 October ● Rangiora Baptist Church ●

Adult & children’s clothes, baby clothes & gear, toys, bedding, household items, books, plants and a sausage sizzle. All proceeds to Rachel’s House Trust.


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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: Place: Rangiora Day: Thursdays Dates: 18 February 2021 - 8 April 2021 Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

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


Online Gambling Blockers Fact Sheet Here are a range of options to help you limit your online gambling. Some tools can also be used to block access to other harmful websites. “Taking a break” from gambling is a great way to consider its impact on your life.

Broad Online Gambling Blockers Betblocker Betblocker is a free tool that can be used across all your devices to block yourself from gambling sites and advertising. It also has a parental control function that allows you to switch the tool on and off using a password. You can block yourself for as little as 24 hours to as long as five years. Once installed it cannot be removed for the chosen period.

Gamban Gamban blocks all gambling apps and websites, including niche ones like cryptocurrencies and e-sports betting. You can register as many devices as you like with no extra fee. There are two ways to use Gamban— either use the ‘cool off’ function or the ‘exclusion’ feature. To use the ‘cool off’ function it costs $5.19 monthly, and the exclusion function costs $4.34 monthly or about $50 annually. Once installed, it cannot be removed until the subscription lapses.

GamBlock GamBlock is a comprehensive blocking option with very tight protection that cannot be bypassed by VPNs or proxies. Once installed, it cannot be removed for the chosen period. There are a number of subscription options and it is available on most devices, though it is best suited for Windows and Android. An annual subscription starts at around $142 for each device.

Betfilter Betfilter is another tool that can be used to block gambling sites, apps and servers on all your devices. A yearly subscription costs about $117 per device.

NZ-Based Blockers Lotto There are a number of blocking options available via your MyLotto account. You can block yourself from games, lower your spending limits and exclude yourself from email advertising. Read more by visiting Lotto’s ‘Responsible Gaming’ page.

TAB TAB also has several options for limiting your play available via their website. You can set/decrease spending limits, ‘take a break’, and remove yourself from promotional emails at any time via your online account dashboard. Visit the TAB website or call the TAB helpdesk on 0800 102 106 for more information.

Other Blocking Options You can also use online content control services like Net Nanny, Netsafe, Norton Family and others to limit your access to both gambling and any other websites that might be causing you problems.


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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


STEP AHEAD – RANGIORA MONDAY – NOVEMBER 2020 Pick up (by arrangement) from Kaiapoi and Amberley



10:00 Coffee Morning

Monday 9th 10:00 Coffee Morning

11:00 Behind the scenes 10:30 Day at the Groynes Tour of High Country Peonies with Puriri members - bring and lunch in Darfield your own lunch, hat, sunscreen and water bottle

Monday 16th

Monday 23rd

Monday 30th

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning (Quirky Hat Dress Up Day)

10:00 Coffee Morning

11:15 Photography with Rachel - learn to use your phone camera & techniques or 11:15 Meals on Wheels

10:30 Walk & Draw - A short walk then set up chairs to sketch the scenery or 10:30 Open craft

10:30 Doco Group - choose a Documentary to watch together or 10:30 Outdoor Games Quoits and Connect Four

11:00 Open House - Invite family and friends to come and see what we do in Rangiora

12:30 Afternoon out at 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Next Steps Forum Ouruhia Reserve for a walk come and have your say and game of Pentanque - bring refreshments provided 1:00 Sensory Quiz - Guess the your own picnic lunch theme songs, flavours & mystery objects

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

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

Wednesday 4​th   10:00 Coffee Morning   10:30 Ted Talks          11:15 Meals on Wheels         

Wednesday 11​th   9:30 Day out to the Shearers  Quarters in Temuka ($5.00) - bring  your own lunch or buy from the  Cafe     

Wednesday 18​th  

Wednesday 25​th

10:00 Coffee Morning  

10:00 Coffee Morning  

10:30 Newsletter and Programmes   for mailing        

11:00 Horse Riding - Waimak River Horse Treks ($30 1hr or $15 1/2 hr)  Deposit of $10 by the 18​th​ Nov -  bring your own lunch and wear  suitable footwear 

12:30 Bring your own lunch  

12:00 Bring your own lunch  

1:00 Afternoon out at Cust Domain

1:00 Coffee out for Volunteers

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





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

Summer Activity Providers Workshop Saturday 28th November, 2020 12.30pm-4.30pm

Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Christchurch

The key focus of this workshop will be on respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD, and how to deliver safe, appropriate exercise. Other sessions include: • Incorporating bands into your class or group • Square dancing: An opportunity to think out of the box and sample a different movement modality • Hikitia Te Hā: A series of simple te ao Māori breathing exercises that anyone can learn


By visiting the Active Canterbury website www.activecanterbury.org.nz/training/summer-activity-providers-workshop 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


32 Upcoming Workshops The Mental Health Intervention Web: Responding to Complex Issues Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm Facilitator: Dr Chris Taua|Cost: $99 per person ($79 subsidised)

The Intervention Web presents an engaging exploration into the world of one individual who is experiencing complex impacts on their mental health and wellbeing. You will have the opportunity to take on the role as a staff member supporting an individual to plan an effective response.

Borderline Personality Disorder: Enhancing, Understanding and Providing Support Date: Thursday 19 November 2020, 9:00am - 2:00pm Facilitator: Dr Chris Taua|Cost: $169 per person ($149 subsidised)

The diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is often misinterpreted and misunderstood. Gain a broad understanding of what is considered a BPD, recognise the impact, and discover why those diagnosed present differently. Learn strategies to support each individual effectively and safely.

Co-Existing Mental Health and Addiction Problems Date: Thursday 3 December 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm Facilitator: Di Sargent|Cost: $99 per person ($79 subsidised)

This workshop provides an overview and update of current approaches to working clinically with Co-existing Problems (CEP). It is highly clinically focused and participants will leave with some useful clinical tools, access to further CEP resources and the ability to plan their own professional development in the area of CEP.

Semester One 2021 Programme Out Now View January - June 2021 Workshops at mherc.org.nz 0800 424 399



Register at mherc.org.nz



Trade Training and Fitness Courses Learn to Weld Basics of welding technique Boot Camp styled Circuit training Learn Gym techniques, body movement, health and safety, and workout skills in our fully equipped gym. Includes rowing, cycling, boxing, circuit training. Small group sessions run by a Champion Body Builder and Personal Trainer Courses are run in our custom-designed Gym and Workshop SMALL GROUPS Course costs are very competitive and run over 6 weeks Part-time – short sessions – twice per week We also have a multi-purpose modern space available for meetings, workshops and recreation which includes a small kitchen and outdoor courtyard. Speak to us about a custom-designed course or programme for your group! Apply online www.ydot.co.nz or text Dave 027 2291 126. Youthline is here to support you through the tough times and the good! Free phone 0800 376 633 Free txt 234 talk@youthline.co.nz www.youthline.co.nz




November 2020

Waimakariri Events 11


sale. Enjoy live music, food demonstrations and kids’ activities. Gold coin appreciated.


1st: USA Day 10am – 3pm, Gladstone Park, Woodend Rugby Grounds. All American vehicles display featuring live music, raffles and food & trade stalls. Display cars $5 pp or $10 per carload. Children under 12 FREE. No dogs allowed.

1st: North Canterbury Holistic Fair 10am – 4pm, Ashgrove School, Rangiora. A fantastic day full of amazing energy and wonderful likeminded people bringing their gifts and passion together.

1st: Futures Festival of Golf 9am – 11am, Rangiora Golf Club. Free “give golf a go” event designed for young people and families.

1st: Oxford Garden Tour 10am – 4pm, Oxford Gardens, Oxford. Wander the gardens and visit the Oxford Farmers’ Market, local cafes and craft shops. Tickets from Oxford Area School, on the day from Oxford Farmers’ Market (cash only).

6th: Ashgrove School Summer Gala 3.30pm – 7.30pm, Ashgrove School, Rangiora. Enjoy games, entertainment, food trucks and white elephant! Bring chairs and picnic blankets, enjoy the entertainment.

7th: Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari 8am – 5pm, Rangiora A & P Showgrounds, Rangiora. Support 250 scooterists to conquer the Southern Alps from Rangiora to Hokitika to raise funds for the Cancer Society.

8th: Kaiapoi Community Garden Open Day 10am – 1pm, Kaiapoi Community Garden, Kaiapoi. Enjoy morning tea and check out the preserves and veggie seedlings for

5.30pm – 9.30pm, High Street, Rangiora. ‘Shop until you drop’ at Rangiora’s High Street retailers and eateries – peruse quality market stalls, live music, a kids’ entertainment pitch, grab a Santa photo and stay until the end for an impressive fireworks display.

8th: Ashley Forest Colour Fun Run and Walk 9am – 11am, Ashley Forest, Rangiora. The 2 km loop will feature 8 different colour stations, so put on your white T-Shirt and let’s get coloured. Suitable for all ages including under 5 years old (free with an adult ticket holder). Coffee and food stalls on site. Tickets start from $12.00.

13th: Oxford’s Big Family Day Out 9am – 3pm, Oxford A & P Showgrounds, Oxford. Enjoy display and food stalls, animal farmyard, line & highland dancing, horse cart rides, bouncy castles and so much more! $10 pp, $20 per family car.

show with recycled clothing and accessories, fashion advice and commentary. Come along and grab yourself a bargain. Tickets $25 from the Cancer Society.

21st: The KFC Summer Festival

1pm – 4pm, Victoria Park, Rangiora. Join us with a picnic on Canterbury Day. 5 bouncy castles for kids aged 2-6 years. $5 entry.

11am – 5pm, Pegasus Lake, Pegasus Town. Family fun for everyone! Support our local businesses and schools, bring the family out for a fun-filled day of activities. Stalls, food trucks, live music, kids’ entertainment and beer tent.

13th: Ohoka Farmers Market - Canterbury Day

22nd: Gardens of Fernside

13th: Fun HQ at Victoria Park

9-00am – 12.30pm, Ohoka Domain, Mill Road, Ohoka. Undoubtedly the biggest market of the year. Come prepared to enjoy great food, produce, crafts and music.

18th: Rangiora Harness Racing Club

10am – 4pm, Fernside. An inspirational tour for all gardeners. Enjoy the free family market held at Fernside School; stalls, entertainment and great food. Tickets $25 for the tour, $45 for a gourmet lunch.


3pm – 6.30pm, Rangiora Racecourse. An afternoon/ evening out with all the family at the Twilight Racing Night. Bars and cafes open. Bring your own BBQ or picnic.

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21st: Recycle Runway

Art on the Quay

6.15pm – 10pm, Rangiora Town Hall, Rangiora. The Cancer Society NC is hosting a fashion

23rd Oct –2nd Dec: A Celebration of Ceramics Exhibition 2020

Ends 8th Nov: Philip Trusttum, What Have We Got Here.

WOODFORD GLEN SPEEDWAY 14th: Canterbury SuperStock, Saloon & Production Saloon Champs. 6.30pm, SuperStocks, Modifieds, Stockcars, Saloons, Production Saloons & Youth Ministocks 28th: Mainland Stockcar Teams Champs + Canterbury Super Saloon Champs. 6.30pm, Super Saloons, Streetstocks, Stockcar Teams, Saloons & Ministocks Tickets start from $5.

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

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Gardens of Fernside 2020

Sunday 22nd November Market Day: 9am -2pm Gardens open: 10am -4pm

Eight beautiful summer gardens to inspire and delight...Plus FREE ‘Family Market Day’ at Fernside School. Enjoy Gourmet Lunch Boxes, Live Music, PIMMS Tent, Silent Auction, Boutique Market and Kids Market, Country Style Cake Stall, Helicopter Simulator Rides and much more!

Garden Tour Tickets Don’t miss this spectacular event! Tickets on Sale from 1st October via www.eventbrite.co.nz and from the following retail outlets: Cash Only Outlets - Craze Fashion, Feather & Oak, Styx Landscaping and Property Care, Lime Real Estate, Fi’s Flowers ‘n’ Art Cash & Eftpos Outlets - Terra Viva, North Canterbury Books, Rangiora Landscape & Garden Supplies

We look forward to seeing you there! $25 - Ticket Pre Purchase $45 - Tour & Gourmet Lunch Ticket Order by 17th November $30 - Ticket on the day at Fernside School from 9.00AM

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For enquiries please email gardensoffernside@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all our latest event updates.



Christmas Tree FESTIVAL 2020

THE RANGIORA TOWN HALL FOYER 4TH TO 18TH DECEMBER 10am 10 am - 6pm Entry by gold coin donation and vote for your favourite tree Raffles to be won Decorate or sponsor a tree for $200 Proceeds go to St Johns Ambulance and Rural Support Contact Dael on 022 354 0914





Jun Bouterey–Ishido (Piano), Matilde Loureiro (Violin) and Yuuki Bouterey–Ishido (Cello) Monday, 30 November, 7.30 pm The Gallery Rangiora Library. Admission: Adults $35.00 / Students $15.00

The Waimakariri Community Arts Council is proud to be hosting a concert by Jun Bouterey-Ishido, his partner Matilde Loureiro, and brother Yuuki BoutereyIshido. Jun and Yuuki, originally from Christchurch, are now resident in Europe. They are well known to North Canterbury audiences, and will be joined by Matilde, a violinist from Portugal. We are fortunate they will be in NZ over the Christmas period and have agreed to come to the Rangiora Gallery for this special concert. They will play a programme which includes the "Ghost" Trio by Beethoven and duos by Schumann, Bartok and Prokofieff. Bookings can be made at the Rangiora library, or by phoning (03) 312 0577.



COMPUTER COURSE FOR SENIORS DIGITAL INTRODUCTORY PATHWAY Free four week course. Classes are for two hours once a week. Small groups designed for beginners. Covers using computers for fun, finding the right device for you, communicating with family and friends and becoming more independent online. Kaiapoi Library Starting Monday 9 November at 10am

Rangiora Library and Oxford Libraries Starting Friday 20 November at 10am

Book at the library, or phone us on 03 311 8901

libraries.waimakariri.g ovt.n z


Explore the Netherlands! Want to find out more about the Netherlands? Enjoy a Dutch food market and ride a bike with Pedalmania. Try some traditional Dutch games and meet ‘Sinterklaas’. Fabulous face painting by Lolytwist. Let pupils from Woodend School amaze you with their knowledge about the Netherlands! This free event is on Sunday 29 November from 11am to 3pm at Woodend School. ALL WELCOME!

mers & Newco Migrants Group


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, 17 October - 5 December 2020 (except 24 October and 28 November) 10am-12pm


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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Madeleine Burdon

Age – friendly Community Facilitator

Natalie Paterson Safe Community Facilitator

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