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from the Editor Kia ora koutou Spring appears to have sprung! Daffodils, blossoms and cute baby animals frolicking about in paddocks across the District certainly help bring a smile to the face in these topsy turvy times. We are most fortunate, in this period of lock-downs, queues and sign-in sheets, to be able to switch off amongst green pastures, mountains, rivers, walking and cycling trails, abundant estuaries and a stunning coastline! For some, the counting of blessings has been a challenge of late. Job losses and anxieties related to an uncertain future can be overwhelming. A week or so ago, the Council’s Community Team hosted a Social Recovery Forum aimed at clarifying key issues for local residents, presenting what’s already happening and planning strategies to fill the gaps. The response was great, with 60 people attending, from schools, sporting codes, social and health service providers, business sector, community groups, central and local government organisations. Our community is in good hands! In terms of supporting the affected, we’ve worked with various partners to ensure that food-banks are well stocked to meet

any increased demand following the removal of wage subsidies. We’ve also worked with Work and Income to plan a series of employment workshops, aimed at educating, empowering and supporting those affected by COVID-related job loss, to know it’s not their fault, realign or adjust their direction, access the financial support they need and take care of themselves. Lately I have been thinking about my grandparents’ generation. What strong characters they were! They survived two World Wars, Spanish flu, the polio epidemic and the Great Depression. At the time their challenges must have seemed insurmountable; but they made it, with their catch cry ‘onward and upward!’ There were probably many tears and supports that we will never know about, but they made it – and this generation will too, with the right support, encouragement and empowerment! Kia kaha. Noho ora mai.



Community Profile

Hello from the new TimeBank Coordinators!

Tena Koutou Katoa,

My name is Martin Pugh, and I am the newly appointed TimeBank Waimakariri coordinator, taking over the fantastic work of the incumbent, Lee Lawerence. I live in Rangiora and was born and raised locally. TimeBanking for me began as an opportunity to get involved in my community, meet people, and learn new skills. This role is an opportunity for me to involve myself in the operational aspects of TimeBanking, which has an incredible way of bringing people together and supporting community involvement, education, and engagement. My awesome colleague Jennifer and I feel we are on a bit of a roll with the TimeBank community at the moment and we are really enjoying running events and connecting with members to learn new skills and interact! Our focus is to grow the TimeBank and in turn, grow our connections in the Waimakariri community. You can contact myself regarding the timebank on the below details: Email: tbwaimakariri@gmail.com or phone: 021 0265 4071


Hello all, I’m Jennifer Penwell, I’ve been a Coordinator of TimeBank Waimakariri since April this year. I’m very excited to be working alongside Coordinator Martin Pugh (and the Committee) to help grow, nurture, and connect even more of the Waimakariri community of generous and talented people. I joined TimeBank about a year ago after hearing about it from my daughter Juanita who is also a member. I think it’s a brilliant concept and wondered why I hadn’t heard about it before! I feel fortunate to have TimeBank Waimakariri as one of my contracts for my business Office Support 4 U based in Ohoka. I help business owners who are ready to let go of their minor but important admin tasks so they can thrive professionally, personally, and financially. I am what is commonly referred to as a Virtual Assistant (VA). I’m enjoying connecting with other like-minded people in our community in order to build a stronger and more resilient community of caring and sharing individuals. TimeBank Waimakariri have some very exciting events and workshops planned with this in mind.


So, come and join our community … check out our website www.waimakariri. timebanks.org/ and Facebook: www. facebook.com/timebankwaimakariri/ I’m passionate about helping others and animals and have had a number of voluntary positions. I’m currently a kaitiaki at Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre and a supporter of the SPCA and our local Cat Care. I love walking, yoga, Latin dancing, mountain biking and various crafts. Kia kaha


Volunteer hours Monday & Wednesday mornings 10am – 12pm summer hours (from 1 September) 11am – 1pm through the winter & the last Saturday of the month 10am – 11.30pm

Grow your own and save money workshop • Wed 23 Sept, 10.30am – 12pm • Sat 26 Sept, 10am – 11.30am During Lockdown did you wish to be more self-sufficient having vegetables growing in your own backyard or garden? This workshop will show you how to get your garden started, from sowing seeds, to pricking out and planting seedlings and what to look out for when starting your own garden or growing in pots. Morning tea will be provided giving you the chance to ask questions and share ideas. There will be goodies to take away i.e packets of seeds and any seeds sown during the workshop. $5.00 per person ($2.00 for Kaiapoi Community Garden members) For more information follow us on facebook: www.facebook.com/ Kaiapoi-Community-Garden or contact Debbie 027 313 1234


Community Information

U3A North Canterbury U3A North Canterbury continues to offer a programme of stimulating monthly lectures for retired people at the Baptist Church in Rangiora. These take place on the morning of the last Tuesday of the month. The club also has six special interest groups which generally meet monthly with some meeting weekly. These cover art appreciation, books, current events, cycling, epicureans, the environment, genealogy, history, poetry and writing. Short courses on a variety of topics also occur. Contact the club via u3anorthcanterbiry@gmail.com or Bob Gumbrell on 03 312 8933.

Kaiapoi Garden Club 98 years young Meets on the second Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm in the Baptist Church Hall, Fuller Street, Kaiapoi. Interesting speakers on various gardening topics. New members welcome. For further information contact Margaret 03 327 6404.

SeniorNet North Canterbury SeniorNet North Canterbury continues to help answer members’ queries about modern technology, particularly computers, laptops and tablets and extending to smart phones. Membership is $20 per year and this gives access to all courses and events. For more information contact Bob Gumbrell at jobo@gumbrell.net, phone 03 312 8933.

7 Rangiora Stroke Club The community support we received during the Big Splash fund-raiser in 2019 has enabled us to hold additional sessions, with additional therapists, so that we now meet on each of the four Tuesdays in the month. Meetings are at the Knox Centre, on the corner of King & High Streets between 11am and 2pm. We have speech & communication sessions on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, and physiotherapy on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays - these are run by professional therapists. While these are designed for stroke folk, we are happy to invite locals who feel they could be of benefit to come along at no cost. On each 4th Tuesday we have an outing. The club started in 1985, and is dedicated to the support of anyone who has survived a stroke, their family and carers, whether or not the survivor attends the club. We provide friendship, a pleasant social atmosphere, rehabilitation and enjoyable outings. We are so grateful for the support we get from our local community - thank you Rangiora!! For further information ring Barbara (03 327 2219), Alanah (03 310 6166) or Jill (03 312 4011)

Waimakariri Access Group Education Raising Awareness On Tuesday 8 September. 11am at the Kaiapoi Working Men’s Club. What it is like to negotiate our spaces and places in a wheelchair or with limited/no vision etc. The Waimakariri Access Group was established in 2001 by a group of people concerned about the needs of those with accessibility issues. Today 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 contact: Chris: 021 781 939, or email: chris.greengrass@wmk.govt.nz

8 Red Cross Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri Like many of you, the New Zealand Red Cross has been increasingly concerned about the wellbeing of visitors to Aotearoa who have been affected by COVID-19. They wanted to do something to help, so were delighted to work alongside the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) to deliver ‘Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri’.

A Free 12-week Exercise and Nutrition Education Programme Starts Thursday 24 September – 10 December 2020 held at Comcare Trust, Kingsford Smith Drive, Rangiora. ActiveLife • Become more active – gym work, aqua-jogging, sit for fit, fundance • Learn about healthy eating

How we care for visitors says a lot about New Zealanders, and in these difficult times we must look after both our own and the people visiting our country. Many of the visitors Red Cross has met so far are in difficult circumstances, with no options to go home and no options to support themselves in New Zealand. We feel for those who have been separated from loved ones and who are deeply worried about what the future holds.

• Make positive choices

Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri is a shortterm intervention. It will not solve many of the problems our visitors are facing but it will provide some relief to ensure basic needs such as rent, electricity, food and clothing can be met.

• Ability to attend every Thursday from 10am – 1pm for 12 weeks, starting 24 September – 10 December 2020.

For more information and to apply, visit www.redcross.org.nz/stories/newzealand/visitor-care-manaaki-manuhiri/ or call the Red Cross on 0800 REDCROSS (0800 733 276).

• Meet new people and have Fun. Who is ActiveLife for? People: • Eligible and under specialist mental health services or who have been discharged to GP care since 2009 • Between 18 and over 65 years of age. What commitment is needed?

Get in touch to sign up & join us! Janice Collins – Activelinks Co-ordinator P: 03 310-6060 ext. 761 M: 021 305 007

9 Woodend Movie Afternoon Wednesday 2 September, 1pm at the Woodend Methodist Church. Afternoon tea to follow. This month’s film is “Singin’ in the Rain”. Box office. $7.2 million. Singin’ in the Rain is a 1952 American musical romantic comedy film directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, and featuring Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell and Cyd Charisse. Gold Coin donation. Please phone Ruth on 312 2094 if you have any queries. All welcome.

10 Age Friendly Update Kia ora Koutou Have you had a blood test recently at the new Rangiora location 77b High Street? Have you had problems parking? Members of the Age-friendly Advisory Group are hearing this from the groups they represent. They asked me to write to the Southern Community Laboratories (SCL) and send a copy to our Mayor Dan Gordon and MP Matt Doocey. Mayor Dan set up a meeting and recently I met with him and other relevant people. The premises are better than the previous ones: they are not shared with other services, there are more treatment rooms, more staff and wait times are shorter. Parking can be difficult for some people, particularly those who cannot walk any distance and the manager of SCL will look into this. Something I didn’t know is that blood tests can be done at home at the request of the referrer, usually the GP. This is good news for our District. I attended the Council Recovery Hui last month with representatives from groups in the District. Some brilliant work happened during the Level 4 Lockdown with people helping each other and shopping for the elderly to name a couple. Some of this is still happening. A video about people in a care home in America brought tears to my eyes. People there were not only well cared for, they were participating in care for each other. We saw them baking for the residents and for other groups. I found this very powerful and I’m wondering how we could make this happen here. We older people value our independence and want to participate. I’ve talked with a friend who, like me, enjoys writing memoir stories.

Everyone has a story, yet not everyone wants to write them down which is a shame. Our family love the stories my husband and I write. Not only do they tell the family about us, they are a social history of our times. One of the headings in the Age-friendly Plan is about Social Connection and I see this fitting in there. If we could find a way to get people telling their stories, maybe for others to write or record, so much more could also happen. Friendships would be made, loneliness could disappear, help could be available when needed etc. I’ve also heard of older people becoming surrogate grandparents for families who do not have any living nearby. I love the thought of all this. It certainly fits with the Waimakariri Age-friendly Plan - He Hoa Ahakoa Tau to “make Waimakariri an even better place for older people to live”. If you are interested in being involved please contact Madeleine Burdon our Age-friendly Facilitator who works Tuesdays to Thursdays with the Council Community Team. Phone 0800 965 468, mobile 021 480 851 email madeleine.burdon@wmk.govt.nz Haere ora Haere pai (Go with wellness, go with care) Joanne Gumbrell Chair, Waimakariri Age-friendly Advisory Group


North Canterbury Events to Celebrate 30 years of Daffodil Day At the current lockdown status, most activities for Daffodil Day in North Canterbury are still scheduled to go ahead. Daffodil Day Counter Boxes have been distributed across North Canterbury, we appreciate everyone’s support for Daffodil Day’s 30 Year Anniversary. Paint the Town Yellow – super excited that we now have three North Canterbury towns involved: Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Hanmer Springs. Look out for the ‘dressed up’ shop windows of the businesses involved. There are trophies for the best window display winner as judged by our celebrity judges in each participating town. Thank you to all the businesses that are participating in ‘Painting Your Town Yellow’. Collection Days on Friday 28 August and Saturday 29 August will proceed at many designated sites throughout North Canterbury. These collections are organised by our fantastic volunteer

groups in Rangiora, Oxford, Kaiapoi, Amberley, Hurunui, Cheviot and Kaikoura. Any contribution you can make is greatly appreciated. $24 Campaign – Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown status the Cancer Society will not be running its annual Daffodil Day street appeal this year in Auckland. This is the first time in 30 years that the much-loved street appeal will not take place in Auckland. Instead there is an online campaign asking for $24 to help pay for a driver to take a cancer patient to and from treatment https://www. daffodilday.org.nz/donate/?amount=24 Fresh Flowers – Local businesses support the Cancer Society by purchasing fresh bunches of daffodils; these will be delivered the week of 24 August throughout North Canterbury. In Rangiora we are extremely fortunate to have the support of a local car fraternity, organised by Tim Palmer from the Vintage Car Club. We will be travelling around in two Fiat Bambinas and two Model T’s so please keep an eye out for us!

12 Groups for Patients and Carers We are now able to offer a range of groups to support patients and carers in North Canterbury. Please phone Gabrielle on 021 904 907 to register your interest. Beau the Bear is Daffodil Day’s 30th year anniversary bear. This will be the last year that the Cancer Society has its bears so don’t miss out on purchasing one of these special super cute bears. The ANZ Bingo Night has unfortunately been postponed until Wednesday 14th October due to the current COVID-19 status. ANZ is the Cancer Society’s principal sponsor. We will keep you informed of this event closer to the time.

Movie Night Fundraiser Sunday 9 August at the Rangiora Town Hall – WHAT A SUCCESS! The event was a huge success with 100 tickets sold and raising just over $2,100. Thank you to North Canterbury Books, New World Rangiora, The Warehouse Rangiora, Hello Violet, The BeeKeepers Honey, Nicki Meikle & Chris Pennell, Town Hall Cinemas Rangiora, Compass FM and all our wonderful supporters and volunteers who attended. If you have any questions about any of the mentioned events or would like information on the Cancer Society support services please contact your local North Canterbury Centre on 0800 226 695 or check us out on Facebook at Cancer Society North Canterbury. www.cancernz.org.nz

Newly Diagnosed Support Group for patients and carers on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 10am to 12pm. Next session is on 2 September. This is also open to people who are new to the area. Held at the Cancer Society, Old Court House, 143 Percival Street, Rangiora. Oxford Coffee & Support Group for patients and carers, meets 10am on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Café 51, Oxford. Rangiora Walking and Coffee group meets weekly on a Tuesday at 9.30am for a walk (be at the Jewellery Counter, The Warehouse) and 10.30am for Coffee at Artisan. Art & Craft Group – for patients and carers. This is now being offered on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10am to 12pm. Next session is on Tuesday 15 September. Held at the Cancer Society, Old Court House, 143 Percival Street, Rangiora.


NDA Community Activator The Neighbours Day Aotearoa (NDA) team are seeking a number of Community Activators to work alongside us from October 2020 to April 2021, with the goal of the communities they activate participating in the NDA 2021 campaign. For more information about NDA, visit the website: www.neighboursday.org.nz/ The role of Community Activator is a new role that the campaign is piloting for the NDA 2021 campaign, 20-30 March, 2021. Their role as Community Activator is to work at a grassroots level with those in the community to support neighbourhoods to join in on the celebration! It’s not just about celebrating of course - NDA has real, tangible and meaningful impact for the community. From sharing contact details, small acts of kindness or a neighbourhood hangi - NDA is about building more resilient communities. The core skills we are looking for in a Community Activator are:

• A belief that all people in a neighbourhood have something to offer, no matter their age, where they come from or their beliefs • Motivated to get out of bed each day by the idea of community building • Interested in working to uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi through everything they do • Able to take/record and share pictures/video on their phone, and attend Zoom meetings The tasks of a NDA Community Activator are: • Promoting NDA through your local networks, community noticeboards, local paper, etc

• A desire to build people up to do things for themselves

• Getting buy-in to the NDA campaign from local community organisations, businesses and more

• An enthusiasm to tell the stories of neighbours connecting, and the good things that happen when they do

• Organising workshops with the NDA team, giving people the skills to host events as part of NDA

14 • Supporting event hosts to get the resources they need to put on their event - a venue, sponsored sausages from a local business, craft supplies for activities, etc • Ensuring all event hosts register their event on the NDA website • Capture stories of people participating in NDA - either a short quote or story, pictures of an event in action, etc for sharing on the NDA social media • Letting the NDA team know what you need to make all this happen in your community! We expect the Community Activator role to take approximately 5 hours per week on average. However this is likely to be less initially and slightly more in March 2021. As a Community Activator, you’ll get a training package covering community-led development and group dynamics with Cissy Rock. Ongoing supervision and mentoring for the six months is provided as well. As a Community Activator, we’ll be asking you to commit to attending this training and participating in the regular supervision and mentoring. Find out more about Cissy here: https://www.communitythink.nz/ You’ll be connected with the NDA team, and other Community Activators from across the country. We think it’s a pretty exciting opportunity to share and learn what is happening in different parts of Aotearoa. We anticipate Community Activators coming from a range of backgrounds: volunteers; from within one of our Strategic Partners; or contracted people (where funding allows). Interested? Get in touch today: cissy@neighboursday.org.nz

Amberley to Parliament 27 July - 6 August With support of the Mayor of Hurunui Marie Black and Labour MP Poto Williams we left the Charles Upham Memorial in Amberley 27 July and made our way via horseback to Parliament. We would also like to thank the Mayor of Waimakariri Dan Gordon and National MP Matt Doocey for being there. After nine days we arrived at Parliament where we were met by several MP’s, Poto and Matt were there and also Jan Logie who holds the Family and Sexual Violence portfolios. We wanted all politicians to sign a pledge to have a cross party strategic plan to make Aotearoa-NZ human predator free by 2050. The response has been great and we just have to wait now and see what happens after the Elections. We won’t be going away, our children are important, we must end child abuse and domestic violence. This will take the whole country.

15 September Update from the team at Tūhaitara Coastal Park A huge thank you from the team at Tūhaitara Coastal Park to all the volunteers who came along to our recent planting days. We had a fantastic morning planting the hill on the edge of Te Kohanga Wetlands in Pegasus Town on 14 August and look forward to the remaining planting days this year. For more information about upcoming planting days and other events, please click the events tab on the “Friends of Tūhaitara Coastal Park” Facebook page or email us on tkot.enquiries@farmside. co.nz. We hope you can join us for some of our upcoming projects! In August we also celebrated Conservation Week which is an annual event that encourages people of all ages to connect with nature around them. This year the event was held from 15 to 23 August and the theme was “See Nature Through New Eyes”. We were pleased to travel to local libraries in the district with a few special guests- a tank containing Kowaro or Canterbury Mudfish!

These native fish are adept at surviving during times of drought, but unfortunately their numbers are declining due to threats including habitat loss and degradation. Showing these fish in real life gives us the opportunity to educate people about these issues and think about possible solutions. Thank you to everyone who attended our Kowaro sessions and got involved with other great Conservation Week activities.

Do you want to learn more about the species that live around you and help to create useful data for scientists? This month Christina Stet, who is the ecology ranger at Tūhaitara Coastal Park, is encouraging everyone to have a go at using a website and app called iNaturalist. This is a great place to identify species, learn more about them, and help scientists to understand when and where organisms occur. Check out iNaturalist.org and learn how you can contribute to science while learning all about what lives around you. https://www.inaturalist.org/ Questions? You can email tkot.enquiries@ farmside.co.nz or check out the “Friends of Tūhaitara Coastal Park” Facebook Page.

16 We’re looking for community researchers to help audit streets for falls risk We’re interested in how the quality of the street environment is related to outdoor falls. We’d like you to help us audit different street environments to identify aspects of the street that might cause a fall or fear of falling. We’d like to invite you to attend a workshop where we’ll work together to audit streets using an online tool – no experience required. There will be around 5 participants and 2-3 researchers in each session. Each session will last around three hours.

Rangiora To participate you’ll need to be able to have walked or wheeled in the past six months and be able to attend one of the following workshops at Rangiora Town Hall: • Wednesday 16 September 9.30am12.30pm OR • Thursday 1 October 9.30am-12.30pm

Kaiapoi To participate you’ll need to be able to have walked or wheeled in the past six months and be able to attend one of the workshops at Kaiapoi. Please register your interest with Alison (see contact details below). New dates and venue for Kaiapoi to be advised shortly. Places in each workshop are limited – please contact us by telephone or email to reserve your place. If you can’t attend these times/dates but are still interested, please let us know and we’ll let you know about other dates. As a thanks, we’ll give you a $50 shopping voucher. Contact Details: Alison Watkins, alison.watkins@otago.ac.nz 03 364 3635. This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee, (Health). Reference: H19/143

17 Waimakariri Bus Services Review Changes A lot has happened since our last email update about the Waimakariri service review changes in December last year. I hope you have been able to settle back into some normality following the challenges of COVID-19. You may recall that in our last update we said we planned to implement the route changes confirmed during last year’s consultation in April-May. However, the COVID-19 situation meant that we needed to keep the current routes that everyone was familiar with in place for longer. Thank you for your patience as we worked through this. From Monday 28 September, the confirmed route changes will be implemented. As a reminder, these changes include: • Blue Line: The Blue Line will travel via Williams Street and Lineside Road. In Rangiora, the route will now use West Belt and Kinsgbury Avenue to access King Street rather than Enverton Drive. The Blue Line will continue to use the existing terminus on Ashley Street in Rangiora. The service will continue to operate at its current frequencies. • 95 Pegasus – City: This service will travel via Silverstream to Pegasus, operating half-hourly at peak times on weekdays and hourly at all other times. The route includes one trip on weekday mornings and afternoons, diverting to Kaiapoi High School so students can continue to access the school. There will be one trip in the morning from Waikuku, and two back in the afternoon/evening.

• 97 Rangiora – Pegasus: This new service will travel hourly between 7.30am-6.30pm on weekdays, 8.30am-6.30pm on Saturdays and 9.30am-6.30pm on Sundays. See more information: www.haveyoursay.ecan.govt.nz/ What next? We are continuing our planning for implementing these changes, finalising the updated timetables and maps. These will be shared with you a couple of weeks prior to the changes coming into effect. What about the new, direct commuter services? Along with Waimakariri District Council, we are continuing planning and preparation for these new services and the opening of the new Park & Ride locations. The start date is dependent on the opening of the Christchurch Northern Corridor, scheduled for late 2020. We will send another update once a start date for the new services has been confirmed. See more information and background on our consultation website. If you have any questions, please email metro@ecan.govt.nz, or call Metroinfo on 03 366 88 55.

18 Connected Govt MSD is coordinating a new service to help New Zealanders connect to the wide range of supports and advice available through government agencies to help workers and businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19 and the threat, or the reality, of job loss. Connected.govt.nz is an all-ofgovernment website that allows employers, job seekers and people seeking information about training to find out more about what’s available and provides links to agency websites for more detailed information. The website links to a vast range of government services for job seekers, employers and people interested in training or retraining, including: • Further education and training options, including apprenticeship support • Job vacancies from a wide range of sectors and targeted campaigns • Careers advice and advice on how to get a job • Advice on starting up a new business • Wage subsidies and other COVID-19 economic and business support measures • Government funded programmes Agencies are working together to make sure the website has up-to-date links and information about the services you might need. The Connected website is supported by a Connected phone line (0800 264 737) and physical Connected locations operating in 35 of MSD’s employment-

focused sites around the country and the three Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Jobs and Skills Hubs. The Connected locations will be available for employers and job seekers to meet to discuss vacancies and upcoming opportunities, and to find out about the supports available for recruitment and job searching. Through Connected, we will be able to better support people to navigate the range of services available in the regions where they live and work, and to increase connection across agencies so that employers, job seekers and people interested in training or retraining know how and where to access the services available and where they can go for support. I would encourage you to use the Connected website as a starting point for finding out about the employment, education and training services available. If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact Rangiora MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre at 4 High Street, Rangiora or email us at myjobsearch_ rangiora@workandincome.govt.nz

19 Making our roads safer, our families mobile and our youth employable; a driving licence makes a difference.

Community Driver Mentor Programme CDMP How to Apply

One of the main reasons many inexperienced drivers are having accidents on our roads is they do not have enough hours supervised driving experience. This means they are more likely to make poor decisions - especially when it comes to risky

situations. One way to help fix this is by increasing their driving hours on the road.

The Community Driver Mentor Programme matches up learner drivers with full licensed volunteer mentors to coach and learn safe driving practices and the skills for the driver to pass the restricted test.


• Safer driving • Road & other-users Awareness • Restricted licence test driving standards • Self Confidence

We provide inclusive community programmes that release an individual’s potential, giving growth and opportunity.



Whiria te tangata.

Do not have access to a full licence driver and registered warranted car Have minimum 30 hours of driving experience Minimum 4 months on Learners licence Available to show commitment to practice driving twice a week for 1 hour sessions, with a mentor coach. Can access assistance or pay for licence test ($134.70)


You can help make our roads safer and support people to do the right thing by becoming a mentor


Complete a Community Driver Mentor Programme application form.


Trained mentor coaches The use of the programme automatic car Support from The Salvation Army Driver Programme Coordinator

Contact Julia Graham m.021953754 The Salvation Army Driver Programmes Coordinator

Making our roads safer, our families mobile and our youth employable; a driving licence makes a difference. Transforming Lives

20 An invitation to Community Support & Wellbeing Organisations and Agencies The Pegasus Community Centre (PCC) Team invites you to see the potential of our facility and how it can help introduce your service to the Woodend, Waikuku and Pegasus Communities.

Talk to us about the growing demand for social services in this area.This networking morning tea is an informal opportunity for you to come and talk to us about collaboration and partnering options.

WHEN:Â 10.30am, Wed, 23rd September 2020 WHERE: Pegasus Community Centre, Pegasus Main St (next to Flat White CafĂŠ) CONTACT: email us at pcc@pegasusresidentsgroup.com or phone Ronel on 021 072 4636


Meet new people, share your time, learn new skills and build a stronger community.

timebank waimakariri

clothing swap & upcycle EXPO Gold coin entry Saturday 5th Sept, 10am – 2pm John Knox Centre, 303 High St, Rangiora

Enquiries to Martin 021 0265 4071 | tbwaimakariri@gmail.com

Contact points: 021 0265 4071 tbwaimakariri@gmail.com TimeBank Waimakariri

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Public transport The Tuam St Superstop is right behind Outpatients, and more than 600 buses go past every day. Details at metroinfo.co.nz or you can find the bus routes on our website.

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Volunteers at Hospital

There are mobility parks outside the front of the hospital for mobility parking permit holders.

Need help? Ask us. Look out for our volunteers in their blue vests. They are here to help you find your way.

Drop off zones There are drop-off zones outside the main entrance to Christchurch Hospital and outside Outpatients on Oxford Tce if you can have someone drop you off and collect you.

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There is no charge for the shuttle to and from the hospital.

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The latest information for hospital patients and visitors, including current parking rates, is available on our website: cdhb.health.nz/parking. You can also get recorded information on 0800 555 300.

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Shuttle route to Christchuch Hospital and Christchurch Outpatients

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The shuttle stops at both the main hospital entrance and the Outpatients building.


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Canterbury DHB’s patient and visitor free hospital shuttle service picks up and drops off from the new Deans Ave Car Park.

Deans Ave

Rolleston Ave

From August 24 2020, the free hospital free hospital shuttle runs from the Canterbury DHB car park on Deans Ave every fifteen minutes or so. Monday – Friday: 7.15am – 8.30pm Weekends: 11am – 8pm No shuttle between 2.30pm – 3.15pm Saturday and Sunday.


Emergency? If it’s life-threatening you should always call 111. If you’re bringing someone to hospital in an emergency, drive up to one of the main entrances and ask a security guard for assistance with parking.

August 2020


23 Readers to get broad selection from Annual Rotary book sale The 35th Rangiora Rotary book fair at the Rangiora Borough School on the first weekend in October is only a month away and the big push for donated books is on. Organiser Bruce Walker says there has been a generous supply of books and collection bins are available at New World Rangiora and the Rangiora Z Service Station. “The Rotary Book Fair is a mammoth undertaking and our community really gets in behind the project to make it a great success,” says Bruce.

Their daughter Lorraine Brydon was a helper from the beginning and is still involved in assisting with sorting books for Rotary. Rangiora Rotary President Craig Sargison says funds raised in the book sale go to supporting community projects. Pictured at work is Lorraine with her helper Ray Pocock preparing for the book sale which will run from Friday 2 October through to Saturday 3 October.

Donations of books are coming in from all over Rangiora and North Canterbury. “There is a wide selection of books including New Zealand titles which are always in demand,” he says. The first book fair was held in the Rangiora Conway Book Shop by Harold and Mary Conway.

3rd Time Lucky? TOON ‘N’ CROON 9 Piece Local Band Present: Night Of 50’s & 60’s Music at the Rangiora R.S.A New date: Saturday 24 October 2020 7.45pm start Door Sales $10



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Services & Programmes War Memorial Hall 1 Albert Street, Rangiora 7400 PO Box 351, Rangiora 7440 Office Phone: 03 313 3505 email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz www.bsnc.org.nz

Covid-19 and Level 2 – Keeping everyone safe Dear Clients and prospective clients,  We ARE open and ready to provide you with budgeting

support and advice.

 We ARE able to meet with you face-to-face. These      

meetings are strictly by appointment only. We will be able to see walk-in clients. It is best to phone as we’re often out of the office. Home visits are not available. Please call or email us to discuss alternative arrangements. PLEASE call us on 03 313 3505 and we’ll contact you as soon as we can. We’ll contact you by phone, mobile, text or email. We’ll continue advocating on your behalf with WINZ, banks, creditors etc. We regularly work with other support agencies and food banks; to provide you with additional assistance.

Phone: 03 313 3505 (please leave a message and we’ll get back to you) Email: servicemanager@bsnc.org.nz Monday to Thursday 09:00 am to 4:00 pm However,  If you cannot wait to talk with us, then please call the MoneyTalks helpline on 0800 345 123

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


26 Working with a Financial Mentor at Budgeting Services North Canterbury… Has your employment situation changed? Is your household income less than it was a couple of months ago? Maybe you’d like some support to help you renegotiate your repayments with some of your creditors? If debt is causing you sleepless nights and you’d like to talk to someone who can actually help you make some headway – then contact Budgeting Services North Canterbury. (BSNC) is a great place to start. BSNC has a team of certificated Financial Mentors who each provide confidential and tailored help for your particular situation. The service is free – there is no cost to you at all. After talking with someone from our team you will be matched to a Financial Mentor who is best able to assist you with your situation. Then together you agree your first appointment which can be at our office in Rangiora, or in your own home (Covid-19 restrictions apply). Financial Mentors appreciate that speaking to someone else about your financial situation can be difficult, although many of our Financial Mentors have also been in similar situations at some stage in their lives – so they understand many of the challenges you might be facing. Our Financial Mentors are calm, kind and knowledgeable. However, for you to get the most out of your time with a Financial Mentor, it is best if you are open about your situation and are willing to consider making some changes to your spending habits which might be suggested.

A Financial Mentor will not take control of your money, all they can offer is to provide you with new tools and knowledge which might improve your situation – what you do is entirely up to you. A Financial Mentor can be an advocate for you, or provide you support and guidance to advocate for yourself. A Financial Mentor is able to empower you to make better household budgeting decisions. There is no obligation, all our services are free and confidential. Take the first step now and contact our Service Manager, Sharon Grant, on 03 313 3505 or www.bsnc.org.nz

Our bureau has an extensive, reliable and accurate database of local and national information at our fingertips, which is updated regularly. We can help you with information as wide ranging as dealing with noisy neighbours, passport applications, art classes in Canterbury, piano tuners, and so much more. Remember all our services are free. 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


House built before 2008? You may need an insulation top-up. Or even new insulation altogether!!! Any house built before 2008 that hasn’t had additional insulation installed since, may need a top-up.

To book in a free insulation checks, if you are in doubt and want to check if you qualify for free insulation, or just for more information:

Unsure whether your house needs more insulation? Don’t worry about climbing into the ceiling space or crawling under the floor. Community Energy Action Charitable Trust (CEA) assessors can help and will do free checks! And if you need a top-up or new insulation this will be free for eligible homeowners.

If you are working with people in the community and would like to receive flyers for your clients, please email marketing@ cea.co.nz with the number of flyers you would like.

Have you ever been outside in winter with a jacket that was just a little bit too thin for the weather? Can you remember that cold slowly seeping into your body? That will be your house when your insulation is at pre-2008 levels. An extra layer of insulation will keep your warmer, will make your house easier to heat, saves on heating costs and generally is likely to keep you healthier. Before 2008 there was one insulation standard for all of New Zealand. Since 2008 higher standards have become the new Building Code standard for colder parts of the country including the whole of the South Island. Homeowner customers with a Community Services Card (CSC) are eligible for FREE top-ups or new insulation, so too are homeowners living at an eligible address. Don’t be cold, don’t pay too much for heating and don’t get sick from a coldrelated illness.

Get in touch with CEA on 0800 GETWARM, info@cea.co.nz or www.cea.co.nz.

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


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

Monday 7

Monday 14th


Monday 21st

Monday 28th

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:30 Day out to Christchurch for tour of the CBD and feeding the eels, bring your own lunch or 10:30 Walk at Ohoka Stream Historic Walk

10:30 Lunch Prep

10:30 Mandala Art or 10:30 Group Games Jenga and Card Games

12:00 Bring your own lunch

12:00 Midday Meal - Quiche Salad and Fruit ($4.50)

12:00 Bring your own lunch

12:00 Bring your own lunch

1:00 Art Etching Pictures / Mandala Art

1:00 Member Staff Liaison Meeting

1:00 Visit to Wigram Airforce Museum

1:00 Photography with Rachel

or 10:30 Walk at Woodend Beach

10:00 Coffee Morning 11:45 Mental Health Awareness Week Walk from Stanmore Road

10:30 Swim at Dudley Pool ($2.50) or 10:30 Housie with mystery prizes or 10:30 Open Craft

11:15 Meals on Wheels

12:00 Lunch out to Kanniga Thai Cuisine (meals from $12.90) followed by a walk

1:30 Guest Speaker - Kylie from Aspire Canterbury

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

Wednesday 2


Wednesday 9th

Wednesday 16th

Wednesday 23rd

Wednesday 30th

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:00 Coffee Morning

10:30 Ted Talk- You choose the topic

10:30 Fun Quiz

10:30 Collating Newsletter & Programmes for mailing

10:30 Day out to Spencer Park for bring your own picnic lunch and a walk

10:30 Art Etching Pictures

11:15 Meals on Wheels

11:15 Meals on Wheels

12:30 Bring your own lunch

12:00 Bring your own lunch

12:00 Bring your own lunch

12:30 Bring your own lunch

1:30 Visit to the Rangiora Museum

12:45 Afternoon out to visit the Toy Collector ($4.00)

1:00 Coffee out for Newsletter Volunteers

1:00 Afternoon out at Waikuku Beach

Enhancing the well being of people who experience mental illness


War Memorial Hall, Cnr Albert St & High St - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone 0800 688 732



The Office for Seniors’ Community Connects fund supports communities to become Age-friendly. The fund targets projects to promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life, and support their community to prepare for an ageing population.

You can apply for funding to either: • start development of an Age-friendly Communities Plan, or • implement an Age-friendly Community project. Grants have a value up to $15,000 (the fund has an annual budget of $100,000). All funded activities funded must be completed within 12 months. Office for Seniors Director, Diane Turner, said the grants are available to help communities prepare for an ageing population. “We know that New Zealand’s population is ageing, and we want to see older people being valued and given opportunities to contribute to and participate in their communities as they age,” she says. Applications for the current funding round close on 9 October 2020.

How to apply Any New Zealand council, community organisation, or registered non-profit organisation can apply for a grant. (All applications must be supported by their local council). How we evaluate applications We evaluate applications based on their objectives, quality, support within their community, and budget. For more information see the application guidelines. For information on application guidelines and to download the application form go to: www.superseniors.msd.govt.nz


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 21 September 2020, for events or activities that take place between 1 November 2020 and 1 November 2021. 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

33 Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa

Applications open for Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Applications are now open for Sport NZ’s new $68 million fund – Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa – for community-based programmes and projects helping tamariki and rangatahi at most risk of missing out or being less active. $1.49 million of the fund will be available in Canterbury West Coast region over the next twelve months, to be managed and distributed on Sport NZ’s behalf by Sport Canterbury. Programmes or projects may be new or already operating, and funding will be provided for up to 12 months. Applications for the fund open today Monday 24 August. If you are affiliated to a regional sports body/ organisation we require a letter supporting your application from the regional sports body/ organisation. Who is it for Funding is available to a wide range of groups and organisations who are planning to or already deliver a programme or project to help children and young people get active. We know from research that there are some groups who are more at risk of missing out or being less active, including those living with a disability, in higher deprivation communities and girls and young women. Programmes or projects that reach these groups will be prioritised for funding. What can be funded Tū Manawa is an activation fund to help cover programme or service delivery costs. This includes costs of: • • • •

Programme or project delivery (e.g. venue or equipment hire, transport to event) Equipment (as part of a programme or project) Officials, where these are required for the delivery Delivery staff wages (e.g. activity leader, coordinator)

Education sessions Sport Canterbury will hold a number of education sessions around our region, the first two will be held at Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub, Wigram, Christchurch on the following dates: Monday 31st August Tuesday 1st September

1.00 - 2.00pm 5.30 - 6.30pm

If you would like to join by zoom, the link will be posted on the Sport Canterbury website and Facebook page or alternately you can email TMAA@sportcanterbury.org.nz to be sent the link. How to apply More information on this fund can be found on our website. To find out more and see if you are eligible to apply, go to www.sportcanterbury.org.nz . Any further questions please contact us at TMAA@sportcanterbury.org.nz sportnz.org.nz


Training / Professional Development / Courses





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

Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Young People 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.

Thursday 10 September 9.30am—12.30pm

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

The Critical Nature of Sleep

Tuesday 22 September 9.30am—11.30am

We avoid sleep with bright lights and coffee. We consider sleep an annoyance, an inconvenience and a disruption to productivity. However, sleep is crucial for us because during sleep our bodies and brains recover from the busy-ness of daily activities. It is during sleep that our bodies grow and repair, this is the time when our immune system is activated and can fight infections or illness, prepare and regenerate our bodies and brains. Sleep is not just important for our bodies, but also our brains and emotions. This is true across the lifespan, but is particularly critical for young people's healthy development.

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? • 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?

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




Keeping North Canterbury Working, Post-COVID A half day workshop for locals affected by COVID-related job loss, covering: • • • • • •

Work and Income, more than benefits Creating your own employment Re-education and career path redirection Finances over the tricky period Getting through: Wellbeing Panel discussion

To register visit waimakariri.govt.nz/workshops

Venues — Oxford Cancelled: Contact 021481796 for transport to the Kaiapoi or Rangiora workshop Kaiapoi Workingmen’s Club: Thursday 3rd September Rangiora RSA: Thursday 17th September All from 9am to 12.30pm MORNING TEA PROVIDED

Find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz



Learn to Weld, beginners welding skills course at the new workshop site on Fernside Road, 1.5hrs, twice weekly.

Youth Development & Opportunities Trust currently have two 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 facility at Flaxton Road 45 minute sessions twice weekly.

Both programmes have operated so successfully, the upcoming Learn to Weld course beginning early in September is almost fully booked already! We are currently taking registrations for both courses, and with further interest we are able to schedule additional courses. Please go directly to the YDOT website (www.ydot.co.nz) to register, or alternatively contact Dave Stevens on 027 229 1126

You are all invited!

Pre Election candidates forum A forum with a Social and Community Sector focus facilitated by Social Services Waimakariri Candidates include: Matt Doocey – National Party Waimakariri Elected Candidate Dan Rosewarne – Labour Party Candidate Waimakariri Gerrie Ligtenberg – Green Party Representative Leighton Baker – New Conservative Party Leader Questions have been prepared from the social and community sector and the forum will start with a short address from representatives from the youth, age friendly, disability and families/whanau with children sectors.   We hope you are able to join us live or at your leisure.

Wednesday SEPT 30TH | 3 - 5pm | YouTube Live Candidates Forum_Click Here https://youtu.be/ahg70WrlGS8



September 2020

Waimakariri Events 09


10th: Friends! The Musical 7.30pm – 10pm, Rangiora Town Hall Theatre, Rangiora. Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the ‘90s and became a cultural institution with millions of fans across the globe. Tickets from $69.00.

19th – 20th: The Ashley Forest Rallysprint 8am – 5pm, Ashley Forest. Having run for over 40 years, The Ashley Forest Rallysprint is an iconic annual event based just outside of Rangiora. The course is a short blast up and down Mt Grey Road with the ultimate spectator access. Tickets from $23.00.

6pm – 8pm, Victoria Park, Rangiora. Experience a light & sound wonderland! Over 4 nights come and see a fairyland of talking trees, disco lights, music, dancing lights, interactive lighting displays, smoke and bubble machines! It all culminates in a special Saturday night grand finale, with a family movie on the Big Screen, light display, music from local bands, with a special appearance by the Rangiora Brass Band, and food, drink, and attractions! $5 per person or $10 per family (up to 3 three children).

To Acknowledge 10 Years from The Earthquakes

20th: Rangiora Festival of Colour

10am – 4pm, Victoria Park, Rangiora. A colourful day out in Waimakariri; throw vibrant colours, play traditional games and enjoy performance, music and food with family and friends. Colours are now available for sale at PAK’nSAVE Rangiora.

26th: Oktoberfest

16th – 19th: Rangiora Light & Sound Festival.


6pm – 9pm, Port & Eagle Brewpub, Kaiapoi. Traditional long tables, German theme with live music and German food. Ticket includes 2 beers, collectable stein (500ml) to keep and a curry wurst roll. Book before the end of August to receive a branded festival glass. Dig out your lederhosen and get your mates together. Seats are limited. Tickets from $39.00.

27th: Muddy Good Run 9am-3pm, Mandeville Sports Centre. Mud pits, slippery slides, cars to crawl under, containers to scale, hay bales to get over and so much more. There is so much messy fun on offer at Muddy Good Run. Tickets start from $25.00.

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.

5pm – 8pm, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi. To acknowledge 10 years from the earthquakes, All Together Kaiapoi would like to invite you to join them for “FUN, FOOD & FIREWORKS”. Enjoy a live band, food & market stalls, entertainers, an outdoor screen slide show (reflecting on 10 years) and finishing off at 8pm with a fabulous fireworks display. Free entry.

30th: Hartley School of Performing Arts – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Rangiora Town Hall Theatre, Rangiora. Performed by the entire student body of Hartley School of Performing Arts, ranging from 4yrs – 18yrs. Featuring dance numbers, singing as well as acting, great costumes and fun special effects. A fantastic musical theatre event for the whole family to enjoy. 30th Sept – 3rd Oct. Check the website for various times. Tickets start from $15.00.

ART EXHIBITIONS Arts in Oxford 26th–27th September: Arts in Oxford Turns 10.

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

Chamber Gallery

16 Aug – 17 Sept: Marion Clark “Painting” and 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


FREE 04 SEP FESTIVAL FRI 5–8pm Raven Quay


To Acknowledge 10 Years from The Earthquakes

Join us for Fun, Food & Fireworks

Food & Market Stalls + Roving Entertainers + Outdoor Screen Slide show reflecting on 10yrs + LIVE BAND


All Together Kaiapoi acknowledge and thank those that have supported this event... For more information visit: AllTogetherKiapoi


Woodend Playcentre Gala 7 November 2020 10am–2pm 6 School Road, Woodend Calling all stall holders, coffee cart owners, face painters, and more … have a stall at the Woodend Playcentre Gala. It’s going to be a great day out! Contact: woodend@playcentre.org.nz for more details.

Book Fair Friday 25 September - 9am to 6pm Saturday 26 September - 9am to 2pm St Bart’s Church Hall, 23 Cass Street, Kaiapoi. Books $2.00 each or 6 books for $10.00. Tea and coffee available. Donations of good quality books, cds, dvds, jigsaws are most welcome. Please no tapes. Donated goods can be left at the Church Hall. Contact Norman Clark 03 327 5552 or Ray Maw 03 327 6404 This is an Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi Fundraiser towards the maintenance of St Bartholomew’s Church and Hall.

The Waimakariri Community Arts Council is proud to present Tres Cordes - Cathy Irons, Anna Maksymova and Tomas Hurnik will delight with Kammel, Brahms,Beethoven, Albrechtsberger, Resphigi, Martinu and Piazolla Thursday 10 September, 7.30pm Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library Tickets available from the library or on the night by cheque or cash only - adults $35, students $15




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





Saturday 10th October Presbyterian Church - cnr King & High Streets From 10a.m. to 2p.m. ENJOY LIGHT LUNCH – including soup, buns etc., sausage sizzle, tea & coffee. STOCK UP on BAKING; PRESERVES; PLANTS for your GARDEN; BOOKS & JIGSAWS. Some OUTSIDE STALLS AND CAR-BOOT SALES and Other FUN Activities. SPRING HAS SPRUNG – COME JOIN THE FUN


JOIN US for a Pub Quiz @ FIVE STAGS 6pm for 7pm sharp start Monday 19 October $60 per Team (max 6 in a team) Buy your tickets now!

LOTS OF PRIZES TO BE WON Call: 021 280 26 53 or Email: derrynw@gmail.com/ rangioratoylibrary@gmail.com


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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


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Friday 6th November & Saturday 7th November 2020 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. DEFINITE numbers attending need to be confirmed to insure your entry to this event by Wednesday 23rd October please. P: 03-313-8989, E: nandpthackwell@slingshot.co.nz


starting Thursday 3 September weekly thereafter 5.30 - 7.00pm meal served 5.45pm gold coin donation to

cover costs location Rangiora Baptist Church 111 East Belt Y

for more information phone 039283066

A project of Hope Community Trust



Council Info

Memorable Musical Moments Concert 3, Sunday 27 September 3pm at St Bartholomew’s Church, 23 Cass Street, Kaiapoi. With an organ recital, Chaperone Trio, six hands at one piano & Sharon Russell, country & western. Adult $10, Family $25 (2 adults, up to 3 children). Includes afternoon tea.

Tickets from Kaiapoi I-Site (cash only) or online from www.trybooking.com until end 24 September. Admission by ticket only. An Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi event. Event supported by Waimakariri District, Creative Communities NZ

Community Service Awards 2020

Nominations are Open These awards are to recognise our community volunteers that go above and beyond. Full criteria, details and nomination forms are available now. You can pick up a nomination form from one of Council’s Service Centres and Libraries at Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Oxford and is also on our website waimakariri.govt.nz

Criteria • Anyone who has carried out significant voluntary services in the Waimakariri District to: the arts, culture, education, health, recreation, sport, welfare or youth. • Must be nominated by two people of the Waimakariri District. This year’s Community Service Awards ceremony will be held in November. Nominations close 5pm, Friday 18 September 2020


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

Saturday 5 September 2020 Start time 10am

into this!

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

Location: Charles Street, Kaiapoi (look for the flags) What to bring: Sturdy footwear, spade, gloves and a drink bottle. COVID-19 guidelines will be adhered to: Please feel free to bring your

own mask, we will also have masks and hand sanitiser available. For more information contact Mike Kwant, Community Projects Officer - Greenspace Phone: 0800 965 468 (0800 WMK GOV)

Hello From

The Community Team! Wendy Howe Sam Redman

Youth Development Co-ordinator

Rachel Thornton

Community Development Faciliator

Community Development Facilitator

Denise Wiggins Nicola Trolove Community Development Safe Community Facilitator


Age – friendly Community Facilitator

Community Team Manager

Natalie Paterson Safe Community Facilitator

Serena Peychers Administration Support


Tessa Sturley

Madeleine Burdon

Profile for Waimakariri District Council

Chatter - September 2020  

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