This is the new 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 in the extraordinary times we are living in.

Currently the focus is very much on earthquake-related issues, but, in time, the site will expand and develop to include more general resources.

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 mail@ssra.org.nz

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!


Welcome
Southshore Residents Association
18 Dec 2012
CERA have just updated their booklet "TC3 Residential rebuild...Info for Homeowners"
Some very useful info, read it HERE
We are also compiling 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.
Questions wanted
We don’t have the answers but we want the questions.

To help the residents association to plan more earthquake-recovery workshops and meetings, questions are needed.

email us with the main questions you have about your land and property
16 Sept 2013
Bridge to reopen 2way from 27th Sept
The latest update from Fulton Hogan HERE
NEW EVENTS

SOUTHSHORE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AGM
Guest Speaker, Mayor of Christchurch, Hon. Lianne Dalziel Thursday 8th May 2014 South Brighton Community Centre, Beatty Street 7.00pm.
Bring your ideas for the future, comment on the association’s work, elect your committee. Supper provided. Organised by the Secretary of the Southshore Residents Association, Lynda Burdekin ph 388 6082

SHARE AN ART OR CRAFT
Learn about the arts and crafts that our residents do. These talks highlight the great array of talented people that live in Southshore (or close by). The artists will demonstrate and discuss their particular art or craft. In some cases they will show us how they do there art or craft. Thursday April 10 @ 10.00am-12:00 midday Marta Passchier will talk about her experiences with pottery, she will then be followed by Robyn Johanssen who will discuss drawing.

EASTER EGG DECORATING
Saturday 12th April, 10 am to 12 noon. This event will include decoration of
hard boiled eggs by children. We can take up to 20 children. RSVP to
Barraclough@yahoo.co.nz or 382-8313 by the 10th of April or to our email
address mail@ssra.org.nz Children need to bring hard boiled eggs to decorate
and a small paint brush if they have it.

EASTER EGG HUNT AND CHILDREN'S BOOK READINGS Easter Saturday 19th April. 10
am to 12 noon. For this session children are encouraged to dress up in their
best Bunny costumes. RSVP by 17th of April to Barraclough@yahoo.co.nz or
382-8313.

COMMUNITY ENERGY ACTION
Monday 28th April 7.30 pm. If you want to reduce your power bill then this
session is for you. This agency has provided insulation in 17,000 homes. It
can give you advice about reducing heating costs. There are big subsidies
available at the moment which means if you have a Community Services Card
and are either over 65, have someone in the household under 17 or have a
health condition CEA can usually insulate your home completely free.

TRIVIA NIGHT
Come and join in on a joint South Brighton Residents Association and
Southshore Residents Association Trivia Night. To be held at the South
Brighton Community Centre on Saturday 3rd of May. More details to come in
the next week. email southshore47@xtra.co.nz or ring 3885700 if you are
interested to participate or help organise the event.

REGULAR EVENTS AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE

SOUTHSHORE COMMUNITY GROUP
Community morning teas will now be held at the Community House on the first Thursday of every month, from 10am-12pm.Everyone is welcome. A small plate of food to share would be appreciated. Phone Maureen for more info, on 388 4834.

CRAFT & KNITTING
MONDAYS 10 am-12pm. Informal lessons for those learning to knit, and other crafts welcome.

DROP-IN
Monday to Saturday 10 am to 12 noon. Drop-in for a tea or coffee and a chat.
the Community House is also open from 3pm-8pm on Tuesdays.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT
Janet Robson from depression support is back at the Community House
on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 12.00pm. If you are finding life tough
at the moment and need someone to speak to then come and speak with Janet.
depressionsupportnetwork.org.net

RED CROSS
The Red Cross will now be visiting us on the 4th Wednesday of every month.
Come along and chat to the friendly Red Cross staff from 10am on Wednesday
23rdth of April at the Community House. They can provide support for those
that need it and also provide advice on other organisations or agencies that
can provide further support.


MAHJONG CLUB.
MONDAYS MahJong Club 12.45-3.30pm. For more details on this activity ring
Lorraine 3885-122.

MUMS AND BUBS COFFEE CLUB.
MONDAYS 11 am. Informal chat and playtime. Be pampered, our volunteers will
make you coffee or tea and hand out the biscuits.

TOY LIBRARY
The next Seaside Toy Library will be on the 8th of February from 9.00am-11.00am at the Community House.

VEGE CO-OP.
The Vege Co-Op is up and running again. Come down to the Community House on Tuesdays from 3.00-7.00pm to pay for and collect your fruit and vege packs Phone Lynda on388-6082 or email southshore47@xtra.co.nz for more details on how you can join the group and also if you would like to volunteer to help out.

BOOK EXCHANGE.
10 am to 12 noon Mon to Sat and 3-8pm Tuesdays. Books are in a bookcase in
the garage at the community house. Swap a book or leave a $2 donation.

EXPLORING AN ESTUARY.
A Field Guide to the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai Christchurch $15.00
($7.50 from each book sold comes back to the community house).
Designed to be taken with you as you explore one of the great treasures of
Christchurch , this field guide will introduce you to the abundant wildlife,
sites of historical interest, and favoured recreation spots of Te Ihutai

19 Dec 2012
CERA has today launched a new website to help summarise information for Technical Category 3 property owners
Essential reading HERE
Southshore community house, 47 RHR
30 May 2013 Community Questions about the rebuild and recovery and answers from EQC, insurers etc - A must read!
Document HERE
or on CERA website (updated regularly) HERE
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24 Feb 2014
The Future of the Community House
Meetings 4th & 6th March
Read about it HERE