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 AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE 15 Heron St,
(corner of Heron St and Rockinghorse Road)

RAT ISSUES IN SOUTHSHORE
Wednesday morning, 29 October (tomorrow) at 10:30am, Bruce Chisholm from Christchurch City Council is coming to the house to explain how he can help us dealing with the current increased rat issues.


ST FAITHS CHURCH FAIR
Saturday, 1 November between 10am and 2pm at St Faiths Church Hall,48 Hawke Street, New Brighton. Book stalls, plant stall, Bric a Brac, white elephant, sausage sizzle and much more.

BIG SUNDAY BREAKFAST
Sunday, 2 November at St Lukes Church at 212 Pine Avenue. Starts at 10am. Gold coin donation. Suitable for all ages and no need to book first.
Organised by New Brighton Anglican Parish.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEK - BBQ
Sunday, 2 November - BBQ event from 12 noon onwards to celebrate Neighbourhood week at the Southshore Community House cnr Rockinghorse Road and Heron Street. Robbie Drew will provide music between 12 and 2 pm. Sausages, bread, tea, coffee and juice provided. Bring a salad to go with your sausage but this not compulsory. Bring the family. This event is supported by the Burwood/Pegasus Community Board.

EVENTS COMING UP - place in your diary now......

PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, 12 November,South New Brighton Community centre, Beatty Street at 7pm. Public meeting The sinking city: earthquakes, flooding, and visions of the future. Matthew Hughes from the University of Canterbury will present an overview of how the Christchurch earthquakes have altered the city landscape, leading to increased flood hazards, and will discuss this in the context of global climate change and sea level rise.

SPECIAL GUEST SERIES
Tuesday, 18 November at 7pm will see Southshore resident, Sir Gil Simpson - well known software entrepreneur and key figure in developing New Zealand's information technology industry as our guest speaker at the community house. He will talk about Overcoming challenges from his personal experience as well as talk about living in Southshore. No need to book; just TURN UP

Tuesday, 25 November 10:30 - 11:30 at Neighbourhood Trust Lounge,Baptist Church in StAlbans is the venue where Age Concern Canterbury has asked Lois Tonkin to talk about "loss and grief for those who have experienced the earthquakes; or the loss of loved ones. Red Cross has offered to provide free transport to and back from the venue. Please rsvp by 18 November if you would like to use this offer. Contact Lynda Burdekin on Phone 388 6082

REGULAR EVENTS AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE 15 HERON STREET

CHRISTMAS HAMPER
To be raffled at the annual Picnic on 30 November. You can drop off donations during the drop in times 10 till 12 noon Mon - Sat for this hamper at the Southshore Community House.

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. Cell: 027 ? 487 6269 Email:janet@dsn.org.nz

RED CROSS
The Red Cross visit us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Come along and chat to the friendly Red Cross staff from 10am at the Community House. They can provide support for those that need it and also advice on other organisations or agencies that can provide further support.
They still have Pack and Move, Storage and Independent Advice Grants available.

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.


VEGE CO-OP.
Come to the Community House on Tuesdays from 4.00-6.30pm to pay for and collect your fruit and vege packs. These packs cost 12 dollars each. Phone Lynda on Phone 388-6082 or email southshore47@xtra.co.nz for more details on how to join and also if you would like to help as a volunteer.

BOOK EXCHANGE.
10 am to 12 noon Mon to Sat and 3-6pm Tuesdays. Books are in the "Quiet Room" at the community house. Swap a book or leave a $2 donatio

19 Dec 2012
CERA has today launched a new website to help summarise information for Technical Category 3 property owners
Essential reading HERE
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