This is the website of the Southshore Residents Association, set up in 1946 "to promote the progress of Southshore and to promote and protect the community and the Southshore natural and urban environments".

Here you will find, in one place, a reliable source of information on events, news and links with a focus on Southshore to help the residents of our beautiful and unique suburb.

If you have information you want to share, if there is information you need, if there are other topics you think should be included, if you perhaps have historic photos of Southshore, or if you simply want to comment, please contact us at

We also have a Facebook page which can be found here - please 'like' us!

If you live in Southshore, you will continue to receive regular copies of the Association newsletter, the Beacon. If you are a local business and are interested in advertising in the newsletter, please email for details.

Southshore Residents Association
We are have an email list of residents of people who want to receive e-mailed notices of meetings, up-to-date information etc. This will ONLY be used by the SSRA. Please email us if you would like to be added to this list.
A big thank you to all those who helped in the Mother of All Clean Ups on the weekend. There were 40 volunteers from Southshore. Over the city more than 20 tonnes of litter was collected.

7 - 9 pm on Mondays 13th June and 20th June
St Lukes Church Hall, 212 Pine Avenue
These are two, two hour sessions in basic emergency first aid (non-accredited courses) specially designed for Southshore. The cost for attending both courses is $35 (total for the 4hrs). Content includes: Primary assessment, Safe side positioning, Scene management of emergency situations, CPR – adult, child and infant, Airway obstruction (choking) – adult, child, infant, Control of severe bleeding, Bleeding and shock, Fractures.
It is important that you register for these sessions. You can register by sending a reply e-mail (to with your name and contact details. Payment will be expected at the first session.

Te Waka Aroha South Brighton (a community service) has been offered the former Baptist Church at Bridge Street/Estuary Road roundabout. They have a vision for it hosting a café, gallery, learning centre, community hall and a venue for community events. But they need to repair the building. A company has offered to repair the foundations for no charge if the project gets enough votes on its facebook site. You can help by clicking VOTE NOW for the Te Waka Aroha South Brighton option on

7.00 pm Thursday 26th May
St Lukes, 212 Pine Avenue
The guest speaker is Andre Lovatt, Chair of Regenerate Christchurch.
You can nominate people for the new committee either before the meeting (call Kathy Morris, SSRA Secretary, 388 2592) or at the meeting

Every Wednesday, 10 am to 12 noon at the South New Brighton Community Centre. Meet other locals and enjoy a free morning tea.

Every Thursday morning between 10 to 12 with hostess Marie Kemp at 68 Jellicoe Street.

Janet Robson from the Depression Support Network is at the South New Brighton Community Centre, Beatty Street, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday between 10 am to 12.00 pm. If you are finding life tough at the moment and need someone to speak to then come and speak with Janet or contact her direct on
Cell: 027 487 6269 or Email

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Come along and chat to the friendly Red Cross staff between 10am and 12 noon at the South New Brighton Community Centre in Beatty Street. They can provide support for those that need it and also advise on other organisations or agencies that can provide further support.

Every Monday 12.45pm to 3pm followed with a cuppa at the South New Brighton Community Centre in Beatty Street. For more details on this activity ring Lorraine 388 5122.

On Tuesdays between 3.00 to 6.30pm you can collect your fruit and vege packs from Flat 1 at 14 Heron Street. These packs cost 12 dollars each. Phone Jeanette on 382 1108 or email for more details on how to join this service.

If you have new neighbours who have moved to Southshore recently you may wish to give them one of our free welcome packs. These packs are provided by the Southshore Residents Association and contain an Estuary Field guide, an Introduction to Southshore booklet and a list of local helpful organisations. If you are new to the area and would like one of these, or know someone who is contact Sue on 388 6938 or email