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.

This site will be updated regularly - come back again soon!

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.
The Community House, Cnr Rockinghorse Road and HeronStreet is now closed. However, most of the regular events continue but these are at different locations.

Recently In the Know Hub hosted a seminar on Cash Settlements, understanding your cash settlement offer. The seminar was well presented by Renee Walker from IAG and Duncan Webb from Lane Neave. The standout message from the seminar was that Cash Settlements are all about Negotiation. The offer you receive from the insurer is a first step and the basis for discussion until you both agree. Click here to see a video of the presentation.

The In the Know Hub at Eastgate Shopping Centre, by the foodcourt, is operating until 26 June 2015 and open on Monday to Wednesday 9am to 6 pm, and on Thursdays 9 am to 8 pm..
This is the place to go to get up-to-date information to help you progress your home repair or rebuild process.
At the Hub, there are various earthquake recovery agencies and support services under one roof. You can meet with them face-to-face, get information and advice, be connected with an agency or financial and support services, and establish the next steps for you to progress your home repair or rebuild.
Book a time to meet with an EQC representative by calling 0800 326 243. Call 0800 777 482 which is 0800 777 HUB to find out when other agencies will be there.
Staff from the Council Consents team will be at the Hub from 9am to 11am every Monday and Land Drainage staff, for flood related questions, will be there 2pm to 6pm every Wednesday. No need to book, just drop in.
Seminars on residential repair and rebuild related topics will be held at the Hub each Thursday at 1pm to 2pm and repeated at 6pm to 7pm. Book your seat in advance by calling 0800 777 482 or just drop in. Check regularly for the list of seminar topics.

Some of you may remember a 2012/13 University of Canterbury study that interviewed Southshore red-zone home-owners as they relocated. The researcher, Simon Dickinson, is trying to track down these red-zone households for a quick 5 minute phone online follow-up. If you were a part of this study, OR owned a Southshore home that was red-zoned, Simon would be grateful if you could contact him at


Saturday 23rd May, 9am until 12pm at the South Brighton Community Centre Beatty Street. No charge. Coffee Van will be there. Great opportunity to sell some of your clutter and unwanted treasures. Set up time from 8.30am.

Tuesday 26 May, 7pm at the South Brighton Community Cente, Beatty Street. Ecan Passenger Services Manager, David Stenhouse will discuss changes to the Metro Bus routes.

Wednesday 27 May, 10.00 am until 12 noon
You are invited to a Pink Ribbon Morning Tea, to be held at the South Brighton Community Centre, Beatty Street.
Wear something pink. Donations to breast cancer research. A pink morning tea will be provided.

After the recent success of the Clothing and Jewellery Sale we have set a date for another. Tuesday 16th June, 6.30pm until approx 8pm at the South Brighton Community Centre.
South Brighton Community will also be participating in this event to make it even bigger this time.
Please register your interest by email to if you woud like a stall, there is no charge and it will be a lot of fun. Set up is between 6pm to 6.30pm.


Every Monday and Wednesday, 10 am to 12 noon. Drop-in for a tea or coffee and a chat at the South New Brighton Community Centre, Beatty Street. Ample parking available.

Every Thursday morning between 10 to12 with hostess Marie Kemp at 68 Jellicoe Street.
Every Saturday morning between 10 to 12 with Hostess Jewells Wise at 91B Rocking Horse Road

Janet Robson from the Depression Support Network is at the South New Brighton Community Centre(Beatty Street) Wednesdays between 10am to 12.00pm. 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. They still have Pack and Move, Storage and Independent Advice Grants available.

Every Monday 12.30 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.

Every Saturday morning between 10 to 12 with Jewells Wise at 91B Rocking Horse Road or on prior arrangement with Jewells Phone; 388 0627. Swap a book or leave a $2 donation.

Every Monday from 11am at the South New Brighton Community Centre in Beatty Street for informal chat and playtime. Be pampered, our volunteers will make you coffee or tea and hand out the biscuits.

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 Kathy on 388 2592 or email;