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Community Groups News

October 2020

Update from TĹŤhaitara Coastal Park

Community Board Funding Available

Waimakariri Events Calendar inside !

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this Chatter edition Community Profile


Community Information


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Training Professional Development/Courses


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Honda Forest Planting Day 25 July 2020

Waimakariri District Council Community Team

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from the Editor Kia ora koutou How lovely to be getting close to daylight saving again. It is such a pleasure to wake early enough to enjoy the garden before work! At this time of year, along with the daffodils, lots of entertaining activities sprout up across the District. All Together Kaiapoi are hosting events centred on celebrating Kaiapoi’s incredible community and what it has acheived in the face of adversity, following the 2010 earthquakes. We’ve had the Rangiora Light Festival, Colour Festival, and in Oxford, the 10 year anniversary celebrations at the Art in Oxford Gallery. Ours is a wonderful District in which to live...but not always for everyone. Recently I’ve been doing some reading about loneliness. - How disaffected modern society has become. Sadly, in an increasingly on-line world, many people are suffering the loss of meaningful, face-to-face engagement. The postie only comes a few days a week and the over-thefence chat, in many neighbourhoods, has become a thing of the past. Those living alone aren’t making the microconnections that they would have 20 or 30 years ago. Also, sadly, popular culture and the on-line world too often dictates what,

or who, is cool and what, or who, is not! By its very nature that feeds exclusion. All very dour reflections for a lovely spring day, I admit, but just as spring is about hope, we can all do our bit to reduce loneliness. We can lift our heads above all the rushing. We can listen to the stories of others. - Appreciate and enjoy people just for being them! We can knock on the elderly neighbour’s door with a quick hello. We can smile more at the person in the street, strike up a conversation in the supermarket queue, notice someone’s great shoes, or admire their garden... We can bring that welcoming, inclusive, caring hope into the streets, neighbourhoods and communities in our District. That’s what I call the romance of spring! Noho ora mai.



Community Profile

Hi I am Ian the Trust and Social Enterprise Manager for the Person2Person Help Trust based at Kaiapoi Baptist office building. Having run my own business, as well as a background in finance, adult education and leadership development it is a privilege to be a part of an organisation focused on the people in our community. My first full day in the role was taken up with closing everything down for the first lockdown……What a start! With the Rivertown Cafe, OPtions clothing store under our umbrella it has been, to say the least, an interesting first six months in the role. What has struck me is the support and encouragement our loyal customers have offered in a tough post lockdown time. It is really appreciated.

All profits are distributed back to the community through the works of our community coordinator Audrey Dragovich. It has been one of my highlights so far seeing our groups such as Fuller Kai, Monday mid-morning mingle and Tuesday playgroup enjoying each other’s company. With a new summer menu on its way and all food made on the premises I am especially proud of what the team at Rivertown cafe deliver. Pop down and enjoy a warm welcome, delicious food and coffee knowing that every purchase helps the local community. Latest Person2Person Help Trust initiative: Caring for Carers Coffee catch up - every Thursday 2.30pm @ Rivertown Cafe. (In association with Waitaha Primary Health) If you are caring for someone and would like a break come down and enjoy a hot drink and a chat with other carers.

To view their website go to: www.lifeline.org.nz


Community Information


Update from Tūhaitara Coastal Park

October 2020

Thank you to all those who joined us at our recent volunteer days and other events at Tūhaitara Coastal Park. We were thrilled to be part of a translocation project in September that moved a population of Kowaro (Canterbury Mudfish) into the park. This is an exciting step for a rare (Nationally critical) species of freshwater fish which was once common in the Canterbury area. October is shaping up to be another busy month at Tūhaitara Coastal Park. Now that we are well into Spring, we’ll be planting the last of the native trees for the season with help from our wonderful volunteers. As always, you can find details about upcoming planting days and other events on the Friends of Tūhaitara Coastal Park Facebook page. Warm weather also means native plants and weeds will be growing at a faster rate so we appreciate your patience as we tick away at scheduled mowing and maintenance jobs. To make our job easier and more pleasant - please pick up any and all rubbish (including dog poo!) Keep an eye out for new signage in the park regarding dogs and protecting birdlife. Mark your calendars for our annual Open Day Event! Did you know we host an Open Day each year at Tūhaitara Coastal Park? This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event and we invite you to come spend a special day celebrating conservation and community.

We’ll have activities the whole family can enjoy including guided walks, interactive displays and more. The event will be held at Woodend Beach Domain from 10am2pm on Sunday 8 November. We’ll have a few special guests joining us this year plus prizes to be won! Check Friends of Tūhaitara Coastal Park Facebook page for more info about this event. We are also looking for community groups or vendors who would like to set up an info table or run an activity on the day. Please email tkot.enquiries@farmside.co.nz or (03) 313 1768 if this sounds like you!

Elections 2020 For 2020, if you are unable to go to a voting place, you can apply for postal voting or ask someone to bring you your voting papers. Contact 0800 36 76 56 if you would like to talk over your options: You need to be enrolled before you call us. Go to: www.vote.nz Ask someone to collect your voting papers You can authorise someone to pick up your voting papers from a voting place for you. They will then bring back your voting papers to complete. Your voting papers must be returned to a voting place before 7pm, Saturday 17 October. Go to: www. vote.nz/voting/get-help-to-vote/cant-getto-a-voting-place/


Cancer Society North Canterbury Centre – Update for September 2020 We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone in North Canterbury for their support of this year’s Daffodil Day 30th Anniversary. It has been fantastic seeing the colour ‘yellow’ in force throughout the towns. The collection days & boxes, Paint the Town Yellow, Fresh Flower orders, You Can, Brave the Shave’s and Bowling Tournaments have all contributed to an impressive fundraising result with our street appeal up around 10% on last year’s efforts for the North Canterbury region. This was made possible by having more volunteer collectors, more collections sites and the generous support of the community. To our wonderful Volunteer Support Co-ordinators, volunteers and collectors throughout the district, you are amazing. The time and effort you put into helping the Cancer Society enables us to provide essential support services to our patients and carers. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH

Support Services: Newly Diagnosed: Group for Patients and Carers.

Centre, 143 Percival Street, Rangiora from 10am-12noon.

First Wednesday of each month: 7 October, 4 November, 2 December. Meet in a safe, warm, friendly environment.

Please register by calling Gabrielle on 021 904 907 or 0800 226 695 or email gabrielle.oconnell@cancercwc.org.nz

North Canterbury Craft Group:

More Support Services:

20 October. Participants will learn how to frame jewellery (or similar) items with our tutor, Barbara. Bring along your keepsake and a suitable frame. This group is for any cancer patients and their carers.

CanBead are offering a workshop on Wednesday 28 October 10.30am12.30pm at the North Canterbury Centre, please register as per above. This is a free workshop.

Card Making with Rhonda and Colleen

Rangiora Support Group:

Wednesday 30 September. Limited to 6 places.

Meet weekly on a Tuesday for a walk and coffee. 9.30am - Meet at the Jewellery Stand in The Warehouse Rangiora for a walk around Northbrook Waters. 10.30am – Meet at Artisan Café, purchase your coffee and meet upstairs.

All the above groups and workshops are available for patients and carers, meeting at the Cancer Society North Canterbury

7 Oxford Support Group:

Up and coming fundraising events:

Third Wednesday of the month, 10am at Café 51, High Street, Oxford.

Tranz alpine Scooter Safari Saturday 7 November 2020.

Therapeutic Art Class

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.

Weekly on Mondays, 11am-1pm at The Gospel Hall, 55 High Street, Rangiora for Cancer Patients. Cost $5. Parking in the front, access building through back entrance. Please call Gabrielle on 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, limited to 6 participants.

To find out more visit go to www.ScooterSafari.co.nz or follow us on Facebook. Recycle Runway Saturday 21 November 2020, Rangiora Town Hall. A fabulous evening of fashion, entertainment, inspiration and bargains galore.

WANTED: Clean and Classy Clothing for the recycled sale and modelling; clothing can be recycled, preloved or brand new. All clothing sold will raise much needed funds to support those living with cancer. Please contact Tiff Wafer on tiffany.wafer@cancercwc.org.nz 0800 226 695 or 021 139 4909 to arrange pick up/drop off of clothing or to register your interest. Find us on Facebook “Cancer Society North Canterbury”, please like or share our page to widen our support network. Thank you!

Healthy Day at the Pa at Tuahiwi Marae Last Friday of the month (except December) Begins at 10am ending with shared Kai at 12.30pm. Everyone to bring enough Kai for two not 22.

8 KiwiAble The objective of KiwiAble is to promote an inclusive, welcoming service model of community recreation. KiwiAble is committed to getting more people with a disability involved in sport, recreation and leisure by breaking down barriers to participation. The KiwiAble leisure card aims to reduce some of the barriers when it comes to participating in recreation. If you require support to do activities, a number of places offer a discount for the support person, or in some cases the support person is free. KiwiAble Adult Card You are eligible for the KiwiAble leisure adult card if you get: •

Supported Living Payment from Work and Income, or

Long-term ACC (52 weeks or more), or

Job Seekers Support from Work and Income and have a letter of support from a disability agency, or

NZ Superannuation and Disability Allowance.

KiwiAble Youth Card The KiwiAble leisure youth card is for children under 16 years old who: •

Have a parent or guardian who receives a Child Disability Allowance from Work and Income, or

Have a letter of support from a recognised disability agency, doctor or school

Once you turn 16 years old you will need to apply for an adult card. A letter will be sent to you to help you do this.

There are currently over 30 places that support the KiwiAble leisure card by offering cardholder discounts. For a summary go to: www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/ inclusive-christchurch/kiwiable To apply for KiwiAble leisure card or for information on eligibility and terms and conditions go to: www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/inclusive-christchurch/kiwiable If you have any questions email kiwiable@ccc.govt.nz

9 The Waimakariri Community Arts Council are excited to bring Trio Jackson to the beautiful Chamber Gallery in the R angiora Library. Not our usual concert day, this is going to be held on 11 October at 5pm. We were expecting to have a shortened concert season with all that has been going on, then the opportunity to host Trio Jackson came up so we grabbed it. It should be a cracker of a concert. Trio Jackson is a family group that has been playing together for over 20 years. This has created a magical musical synthesis born of their intuitive, creative and empathetic ensemble expression. Their flair for improvisation allows them to play Jazz in an exciting and very original style. From Gypsy to Jazz to Bach and Shostakovich and anything in between, this classically trained ensemble has branched out into an exotic array of genres to create something uniquely their own. The essence of great music is often found in the traditional Folk melodies and musical forms from around the World. Trio Jacksons’ awareness of this along with their eclectic tastes and craftsmanship allows them to offer their listeners a wonderfully diverse palette of musical colours and emotions, expressed with virtuosity, passion, and beauty.

Fleur Jackson - Violin Margarita Jackson - Violin

Miles Jackson - Guitar

Trio Jackson Sunday 11 October at the Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library. Adults $35 Students $15 Cash or cheque please (if you are still able to use your cheque book these days)!

Kaiapoi Community Garden Volunteer hours • Monday & Wednesday mornings 10am-12pm Summer hours (from 1 September) •

11am-1pm through the winter & the last Saturday of the month 10am-11.30am.

Open Day Sunday 8 November 2020 10am-1pm Join us for our Open Day. Come and visit us at the Kaiapoi Community Garden on the grounds of Kaiapoi Borough School. Preserves and seedlings will be for sale as well as a stall by the kids from the Garden to Table programe run at the school. Live music will be playing throughout the morning, whilst you walk around the garden, or just sit and enjoy your morning tea. There will also be a food demonstration and wraps for sale for a bite to eat. All the family are welcome as we have a play area for the kids too. Gold coin donation.

10 Canterbury Community Pharmacy Group offers a range of services, to help patients better understand their medication and have greater access to pharmaceutical services. Ask your pharmacist about the services available to you.

THE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SERVICE The Medication Management Service includes the provision of a mobile pharmacist service to compliment and support the development of community pharmacy MMS across the Canterbury region. There are two streams to MMS: •

Medicines Use Review (MUR) – Pharmacists help people to better understand and self-manage their medicines

Medicines Therapy Assessment (MTA) – Pharmacist and general practitioner collaborate, to optimise the patient's medications in line with their goals of care.

The service is free to patients who are eligible for New Zealand public health care and who live in the Canterbury Region.

HEALTH PROMOTION Pharmacists support people to manage their health and wellbeing. Because pharmacists are accessible to many New Zealanders and have relevant professional

knowledge, they play an important role keeping people healthy and well. Services pharmacists provide vary from pharmacy to pharmacy, but can smoking cessation advice, flu vaccinations, and medicine management.

INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATING Funded interpreters can also be booked through Interpreting New Zealand, to help better serve patients. Phone Interpreting NZ: Free phone 0508 468 377 or book online: www.interpret. org.nz/book-an-interpreter

LONG TERM CONDITIONS The LTC service supports patients with identified medication adherence issues to become self-managing with their medications. The community pharmacy service is available to those patients with a long term health condition, such as diabetes, heart or respiratory problems, depression or arthritis.


You are warmly invited to the Waimakariri Access Group’s Annual General Meeting. 11am Tuesday 13 October 2020 Downstairs meeting room at the Kaiapoi Club on Raven Quay. Our guest speaker is Pat Mock from the Timebank Waimakariri. The meeting will be followed by morning tea. The Access Group’s primary aim is to promote access to public spaces and facilities; and have a barrier-free, inclusive environment for all people in the communities that make up our District. For more information please contact the Chair, Chris Greengrass on 021 781 939 or email Chris.greengrass@wmk.govt.nz

F: facebook.com/WaimakaririAccess/


IHC NORTH CANTERBURY ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF 33RD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING To be held at Community College North Canterbury, 140 East Belt, Rangiora Sunday 18 October 2020 at 2pm AGENDA Chair’s Report and Financial Statement Area Manager’s Report Volunteer Coordinator’s Report Appointment of Chair & Committee* Appointment of Patroness General Guest Speak—Fiona McKenzie *Should a member be interested in coming onto the Committee, email kay.chris.cam@xtra.co.nz for a nomination paper, to be completed and returned prior to 8 October 2020 All welcome to attend—Members only have voting rights Afternoon tea will be provided at the conclusion of the Meeting

IHC Mission Statement IHC will advocate for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with an intellectual disability and will support them to lead satisfying lives in the community


Annual General Meeting ALL WELCOME D AT E :

Wednesday, 28th October 2020


Rangiora War Memorial Hall Cnr High Street & Albert Street Rangiora


4:30pm – 5pm

R S V P B Y:

Friday, 23rd October 2020


admin.assist@wellbeingnc.org.nz P | 03 310 6375


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


NORTH CANTERBURY COLLABORATION FORUM Building strong effective collaborations in the post COVID-19 environment is going to be a critical element of our communities recovery. This forum is designed to equip our community with the tools we need: • • • •

What does partnering or collaborating really mean? What are the benefits and the risks of partnering? Common barriers to partnering? Building shared goals and agreements.

Our facilitator: Trish Hall is the Director of Thought Partners and is an experienced facilitator of collaborations, planning, engagement, and change. She designs fresh ways for diverse groups, large or small, to work effectively on their complex challenges and opportunities.

Registrations from 8.45am 9am-3.30pm Pines Kairaki Beach Association Hall Dunns Ave, Pines Beach Morning tea and lunch provided – Please RSVP to facilitator@sswaimak.nz

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz



We are putting together an informal support group that will look to equip, encourage and resource parents. If you are interested please leave your name and number at the back or call/email Natalie Paterson.

027 243 0142 | NATALIE.PATERSON@WMK.GOVT.NZ Brought to you by the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Harm Waimakariri Steering group.

17 Philip Trusttum: What Have We Got Here 8 September – 8 November 2020

Arts in Oxford Gallery celebrates the dynamic practice of artist Philip Trusttum nationally recognised for his figurative and expressionist practice. ‘Son of Oxford’ Philip Trusttum has been patron of Arts in Oxford Gallery since establishment of the gallery 2010. Philip Trusttum (born in Raetihi on 9 June 1940) is a leading New Zealand figurative, expressionist artist. His works are usually large-scale and energetic, on unstretched canvas. The Trusttum family lived in Oxford from 1949 until 1954, before moving to Hawarden, Rangiora and then to Ashley. Trusttum’s work has largely been inspired by everyday life experiences often worked into a semi-abstract form.

ABOUT Arts in Oxford Gallery Arts in Oxford established 2010 is located at 72 Main Street, Oxford is a community Arts Centre run as a non-profit charitable trust and staffed 100% by volunteers. The Gallery hosts exhibitions by local, national and overseas artists. The gift shop offers a wide range of quality New Zealand artworks including ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, paintings, prints and greeting cards. Arts In Oxford Gallery phone 03 312 1639 or artsinoxfordgallery@gmail.com Open 10am-4pm Friday-Sunday. Closed Monday-Thursday and Public Holidays. www.artsinoxford.com CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT THAT GIVES OPPORTUNITIES TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO CREATE, LEARN, EXPLORE, DEMONSTRATE AND DISPLAY VISUAL ARTS SEEKING Gallery Volunteers Can you spare three hours a week, or a fortnight, or a month? You will learn about projects, sales and help artists from Canterbury and New Zealand. Our art gallery needs more helpers and we would love to hear from you. Arts contribute to the cultural wellbeing of our community. Arts in Oxford Gallery is a non-profit Charitable Trust (CC10601) operated by a team of volunteers.




Services & Programmes

Our organisation has launched a campaign to address digital exclusion and put it on the election agenda. We want people’s needs to be put at the centre of public services and are asking election candidates to pledge to ensure this is the case. This builds on the work in our report ‘Face to face with digital exclusion’. CAB wants to ensure that:

We would appreciate your support before the campaign closes on 17 October 2020. Our free fortnightly legal clinic is now operating by appointment only. We have JPs available from time to time so phone to check when we have one in the office. Also by appointment, we have a digital navigation team available to help you with online procedures and we can also help you prepare a CV.

we leave no-one behind because they can’t or don’t wish to engage online

Remember all our services are free and we can help you with any enquiry, big or small.

public services are available to all by including offline channels as part of government service delivery

CAB is compensated for the costshifting that has resulted from government services going online.

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

The petition is available online on ActionStation and a paper copy is available in our office in the Rangiora Library.

Please note that from Monday 28 September CAB North Canterbury will revert to our pre-Covid hours and be open from 9am-4.30pm.

The Oasis Centre for Gambling Harm is a branch of the Salvation Army. We offer FREE education, counselling and support for anyone affected by gambling harm, whether it is their own gambling or someone else’s. We can talk to you in person, by phone or over Zoom or Skype, and we have a regular clinic in Rangiora as well as our office in Christchurch. Give us a call if you’d like more information: 03 365 9659 www.salvationarmy.org.nz Facebook: The Salvation Army Oasis - Reducing Gambling Harm NZ


December insulation deadline for private rentals From December this year all new or renewed rental contracts will need to include a statement that says whether insulation complies with the Healthy Homes standard. At Community Energy Action Charitable Trust (CEA) we can do free insulation assessments and can provide landlords with written insulation statements so they comply with their legal obligations. Written statements are free when installed insulation is purchased.

CEA Charitable Trust’s assessors can check the insulation in rental properties and provide written statements ahead of the RTA December deadline.

Some insulation is now compulsory in all rentals with higher levels of insulation required from mid-2021. If, as a tenant or a landlord, you are unsure what your rental needs, to be compliant with the law, contact CEA. Tenants, we are happy to liaise with your landlord on your behalf. Landlords, we have insulated hundreds of rentals already. With 25 years of experience and all our assessors qualified Home

Performance Assessors, landlords can be confident that an insulation statement from Community Energy Action will satisfy their legal obligations. Contact CEA as soon as possible as we expect to get very busy in the weeks leading up to the 1 December 2020 deadline. Call 0800 GETWARM or visit www.cea.co.nz

We’re here. Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. Our service is completely free. Are you feeling anxious or just need someone to talk to? Call or text 1737. Are you feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? Call or text 1737 Whatever it is, we’re here. Free call or text 1737 anytime.

22 Budgeting Services North Canterbury

- How a Financial Mentor Helped Me… My name is Carole* and I am working with a Financial Mentor from Budgeting Services North Canterbury (BSNC). A couple of months ago my partner was laid off and my own hours were cut back. So almost overnight we went from being a two income household to needing to get help from Work and Income. Someone suggested talking to a budget service, so I found BSNC on the internet and made the call. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the team at BSNC have been great, I didn’t feel talked down to – it was like they understood the challenges I was facing. My first appointment wasn’t as difficult as I was expecting; the Financial Mentor asked me a lot of questions. She came to my home, so I was able to get the paperwork from my files when she asked me details about my debts. It was pretty intense at times, but I felt I had someone who understood me and who could actually help. Since our first meeting we’ve met several times; she prepared a budget which we changed each time our situation changed. We talked about debt consolidation options, renegotiated some debt repayments, and she made sure my partner and I were getting all our entitlements from Work and Income. I didn’t realise how much could be renegotiated – that was a real eye-opener for me. Now I have a notebook to keep track of where our money is going. There is some good news too – my partner has been reinstated as his work has picked up again. So while we’re not out of the woods yet, I know that we’re going to be OK. I am still meeting with my Financial Mentor, although only monthly now to check-in to make sure that things are on track. I certainly recommend BSNC services – give them a call, you won’t be disappointed! *Name has been changed to protect identity. All budgeting services are free and confidential. Contact the BSNC Service Manager, Sharon Grant, on 03 313 3505 or www.bsnc.org.nz


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

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


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

Monday 5th

Monday 12th

10:00 Coffee Morning 10:30 Information about the referendums with Julie or 10:30 Ted Talk - you choose the topic

9:30 Day out to Hanmer Springs for Swim ($10.00) or a walk at Dog Stream Reserve. Bring your own lunch

Monday 19th 10:00 Coffee Morning 10:30 Member Staff Liaison Meeting

Monday 26th

Step Ahead Closed Labour Day

11:00 Meals on Wheels or 11:00 Documentary Group

12:00 Bring your own lunch

12:00 Bring your own lunch

1:00 Swim at Dudley Pool ($2.50) or 1:30 Walk at Kaiapoi Lakes

1:30 Afternoon out to Janet Stewart Reserve

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 – OCTOBER 2020 Pick up (by arrangement) from Kaiapoi and Amberley

Wednesday 7th

Wednesday 14th

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:30 News and Views - Letters to the Editor

10:30 Collating Newsletter and Programmes for mailing

Wednesday 21st 10:00 Day out to visit Warwickz Farm ($5.00) Bring your own lunch

Wednesday 28th 10:00 Coffee Morning 10:30 Day out to Chertsey Book Barn with lunch in Darfield Domain - bring your own lunch

11:15 Meals on Wheels

12:00 Bring your own lunch

12:00 Bring your own lunch

1:00 Housie with mystery prizes

1:00 Coffee out for Newsletter Voluntee

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


Enhancing the well being of people who experience mental illness


PROGRAMMES, GROUPS and 1-to-1 SERVICES We are meeting with people face-to-face at our offices. We recognise however that some people still may feel vulnerable about coming in and so we can begin our relationship with you by phone or email.

CONTACT US: - ‘FIRST STEP’ This is how we always begin with people who want to use our services. Just come in our door, no appointment needed, but ideally sometime between 10:00am and 1:30pm. We will talk with you about whatever you want to tell us or, if you prefer, we can start by explaining what we do. The MHAPS’ worker you meet with will then suggest you onto whichever of our services seems most appropriate. We will then make follow-up contact with you in a few days.

. Connection Group

MHAPS CONNECTION GROUP This is an effective place for small numbers of people to be and connect whilst waiting for another MHAPS’ service to start. With most next groups and programmes not starting until October you may find this group valuable in the interim. Access to the group comes after your First Step meeting.

1:1 PEER SUPPORT and PEER ADVOCACY These relationships always start with establishing a good connection between two people. Peer Support workers provide valuable perspective and can assist you to reduce any feelings of isolation and disconnection you may be feeling. From there they develop a mutual understanding and agreement with you on how to work together and what to focus on. Advocates can help you with issues that may arise in relationships with GPs and organisations like Work and Income, Tenants’ Protection Association, and many other services in Canterbury. Working with you an Advocate can help ensure you are heard and improve your service experiences. As well as our general mental health focus our advocacy team includes two people who specialise in working with people who are struggling with alcohol or other drug issues.

PROGRAMMES AND GROUPS MHAPS provides several programmes that have been developed to meet specific needs. Most of these programmes are provided once every 3 months. Details of each are available when you meet with us a First Step or from your current MHAPS worker.

Peer Support * Peer Advocacy * Consumer Participation *Latnam Social Centre * Programmes and Groups Unit 4, 357 Madras Street Christchurch 8013 * P.O. Box 21020 Edgeware Christchurch 8143 Phone (03) 365 9479 * Cell: 022 370 8055 * www.mhaps.org.nz * Charities Commission No. CC20499

27 RecoveryWorks: - A multi-workshop and individual coaching programme for those who experience moderate to high anxiety and are strongly motivated for change. Next programme is early October. Thrive: - A 6-week programme (12 hour) that assists people who have successfully used other programmes and services to transition the change and gains back into their everyday lives. The next programme’s start date to be advised. Next programme begins at the end of October. PeerZone: - is a series of 90-minute workshops clusters, each of which is very practical, helping you to learn, or perhaps relearn, useful life skills. An example of topics includes: - Healthy Diet; Physical Exercise; Managing Conflict and Getting a Good Sleep. Enquire at reception for next start dates. Peer Discovery Groups: - These are peer-facilitated topic-based 10-week groups that give people an opportunity to share experiences with one another, including any gains and losses. These groups are purposeful, starting with making connection and steadily moving forwards with anything that needs to change. The next programme starts in October 2020.

LATNAM COMMUNITY CENTRE Latnam meets on Fridays and over the weekend. The group has also started a closed Facebook group called ‘Latnam Meets’ for all members. This means that Messenger can also be used to keep in contact. If you are, or have been a member of Latnam, and you want to have access to the is Facebook group or simply connect with people you know contact Wendy on (03) 365 9479 or wendy@mhaps.org.nz

YOUTH GROUP We have age appropriate people working with youth and young adults, broadly defined as those aged between 17 and 25+. We have just resumed a face-to-face group for youth, and this is very popular. As well as working together 1 to 1 we have a Facebook Youth Drop In page. For more details of how access a youth worker, the next group, or the Youth Facebook page please contact Nina on nina@mhaps.org.nz or phone (03) 365 9479.

AWARENESS CONSUMER NETWORK The Canterbury consumer network is back to meeting regularly and has a few initiatives underway. There are plans in the making for a virtual poetry evening. Keep a look out for notices on the MHAPS page as well as the Awareness page for an invitation to Zoom into poetry. For more information contact Claire on (03) 365 9479 or awareness@mhaps.org.nz For everyone’s safety during the Covid-19 alert MHAPS has infection control, contract tracing and physical distancing protocols in place. These start from our reception area and continue into all individual contacts, groups, and workshop- based programmes. Please respect these requirements as a necessary condition of MHAPS providing you with service.

Peer Support * Peer Advocacy * Consumer Participation *Latnam Social Centre * Programmes and Groups Unit 4, 357 Madras Street Christchurch 8013 * P.O. Box 21020 Edgeware Christchurch 8143 Phone (03) 365 9479 * Cell: 022 370 8055 * www.mhaps.org.nz * Charities Commission No. CC20499


SENIOR CHEF Cooking classes for older adults

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

Enrolling now!

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

How do I join? Call us on 0800 333 405

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

Rangiora Borough School

• Cook a meal in pairs using your free recipe book

24 October - 12 December

Where and when 157 King Street

Saturdays, 10am - 1pm

• Share a meal with new friends

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



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


Training/Professional Development/Courses

Upcoming Workshops Trauma Informed Care: Providing Safe and Effective Support to Adults Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm Facilitator: Jackie Moore|Cost: $99 per person

Discover current research on trauma, including vicarious trauma, and how this affects people’s everyday life. Learn about trauma and its relationship to wellbeing. Gain practical skills and resources for trauma work and how support workers can best provide support.

Identifying and Responding to Excess Stress and Burnout at Work Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm Facilitator: Dr Chris Taua|Cost: $129 per person

We all experience stress at various levels throughout our lives. However, if an individual experiences regular stress that leaves them feeling exhausted and/or disillusioned, they may be on the path to burnout. This workshop identifies different stress levels and looks at strategies to mitigate and respond to levels that are excessive in order to maintain personal wellbeing for self and others in the workplace.

Understanding Diversity: Working Together in a Multicultural Environment Date: Thursday 29 October 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm Facilitator: Dr Chris Taua|Cost: $129 per person ($99 subsidised)

The world we live in has become much more diverse, with people from all walks of life working together. Some of us may struggle to navigate multicultural workplaces and understand why others think and act in ways different to us. This workshop explores the notions and challenges around workplace cultural diversity and focuses on working well together.

0800 424 399



Register at mherc.org.nz






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

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

Training the people who work with young people;

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

Informing and influencing policy and practice.

Trauma Informed Care

Wednesday 21 October 9.00am—12.00pm Many people talk about trauma informed care, but what does it actually mean? This workshop will also cover: • What creates trauma in people’s lives? • What is the ACE study? • How do people behave when they have been harmed? • Does it make a difference what kind of harm they have been through or how old they were? • What difference to care does it make if you know there has been trauma in the past? • How can you help? Presented by Dr Sue Bagshaw, and supported by a Collaborative Trust Youth Tutor, this training is a must for councellors, teachers, youth/social workers, nurses, and ANYONE working with Youth.

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







New Zealand Certificates in Foundation Skills Level 1 & 2 NCEA Level 1


New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality Entry Skills (Café) Level 2 NCEA Level 1 & 2


New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills Level 2 & 3 NCEA Level 1 & 2

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SPORT & RECREATION New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills in Sport, Recreation & Coaching Level 2 NCEA Level 1 & 2

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What are your plans for next year? Check out these FREE programmes


34 Youth Development & Opportunities Trust currently have a selection of programmes operating across both sites in North Canterbury for young people, and small groups. Boot Camp styled Fitness circuit twice weekly at the Youth Hub GYM facility at Flaxton Road 45 minute sessions Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (6 weeks, 12 sessions $60) Learn to Weld, beginners welding skills course at the new workshop on Fernside Road 1.5hrs twice weekly Tuesday and Thursdays 5-6.30pm (6 weeks, 12 sessions $60) Pre-registrations open now for both Courses. Please go directly to the YDOT website (www.ydot.co.nz) to register, or alternatively contact Dave Stevens on 027 229 1126



October 2020

Waimakariri Events 10


1st - 3rd: Hartley School of Performing Arts – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Varied times from 2pm – 9.45pm, Rangiora Town Hall Theatre, Rangiora. Performed by the entire student body of Hartley School of Performing Arts, ranging from 4 – 18yrs. Tickets start from $15.

2nd & 3rd: Rotary Club of Rangiora Book Fair 8.30am – 7pm, Rangiora Borough School Hall. Don’t miss our October 2020 book fair! 20,000 books on sale as well as CD’s, DVD’s, jigsaws and much more. All proceeds go to supporting the community.

4th: Great Oxford Garage Sale Trail 9am – 2pm, Oxford. An extravaganza of recycled, second hand, vintage treasures and odds and ends you can find all over the township of Oxford. A Map with all garage sale locations can be picked up for a gold coin donation at the Pearson Park Oval, off Dohrmans Rd.

10th: Annual Spring Fair 10am – 2pm, Presbyterian Church, corner of King & High Streets, Rangiora. Enjoy a light lunch, stock up on baking, preserves, plants for your garden, books and jigsaws, plus more fun activities. SPRING HAS SPRUNG – come join the fun!

11th: Trio Jackson in Concert 5pm – 6.30pm, Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library. Trio Jackson is a family group that has been playing together for over twenty years. A magical musical synthesis born of their intuitive, creative and empathetic ensemble expression. Students $15, adults $25.

9th – 11th: Retrospective – A Decade of Favourites 7pm – 9.30pm, Rangiora Town Hall . Three outstanding concert performances showcasing a selection of your favourite songs from the last decade. Designed for all ages, get your glad rags on and bring the whole family for a night of memories and magic. Tickets $25.

10th – 11th: Love Tennis 1pm – 4pm, Cust, Fernside, Oxford & Rangiora Tennis Club. Want to play, learn or pick up where you left off? FREE for all participants and a day full of fun activities, free BBQ, giveaways and much more!

30th: WAI 2020 Art Show: Opening Night 7.30pm – 10.30pm ID Gallery, Main North Road. Hosted by ID Gallery at the iconic Brick Mill. This is the 16th annual exhibition of Waikuku Artists Incorporated. Meet the artists as this year we take a look at the theme “Stories”. Opening night advance tickets $25, door sales $30.

All events are subject to Government rules under the current Covid-19 Alert Level. Please regularly check our website and Facebook page for updates on Alert Levels and subsequent event changes or cancellations.


31st: Waimakariri Light Party

Wylie Park, Kaiapoi. A community event offering a positive fun alternative to trick or treating on 31st October. Rides, activities, clowns and music. Lots to see and do! $2.00 entry donation.

31st – 1st Nov: WAI 2020 Art Show 10am – 4pm, ID Gallery, Main North Road. Hosted by ID Gallery at the iconic Brick Mill. This is the 16th annual exhibition of Waikuku Artists Incorporated. This year will look at the theme “Stories” with guest artist, Elisha Clarke Jordan and 16 members of Waikuku Artists Inc. who will be exhibiting this year. Open for general admission, gold coin donation.

ART EXHIBITIONS Arts in Oxford 18th Sept – 8th Nov: Philip Trusttum, What Have We Got Here.

Art on the Quay 17th Sept – 21st Oct: “Bloom” a solo exhibition by Christine Watson.

Chamber Gallery

20 Sept – 22 Oct: Sandra Duncan, “It’s no spring fling”.

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


Sunday 4 October 2020 9.00am to 2.00pm in and around the Oxford Township

An extravaganza of new, recycled, second hand, vintage, treasures, odds & ends PLUS local business sales tables

Venue Maps will be available on the day from 9am to 11am at Pearson Park Oval, off Dohrmans Road, off Bay Road, or you can sign up to receive one by email at 9am on the day greatoxfordgaragesale@gmail.com Facebook: Great Oxford Garage Sale Trail Coin donation appreciated for map



RETROSPECTIVE A Decade of Favourites

Rangiora Town Hall Fri 9 Oct & Sat 10 Oct - 7pm Sun 11 Oct - 2pm Appropriate for all ages. Tickets on sale at iTICKET and Stan’s Pharmacy from 1st Sept

Join us for an evening of some of your favourite songs and performers from the past decade of NCMS shows, including

The Sound of Music, Aida, Chicago and many more!



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

p ro u d l y s p o n s o re d b y. . .

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

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Rachel Thornton

Community Development Faciliator

Community Development Facilitator

Denise Wiggins Nicola Trolove Community Development Safe Community Facilitator


Madeleine Burdon

Age – friendly Community Facilitator

Natalie Paterson Safe Community Facilitator

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