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 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
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.
UPCOMING EVENTS
COASTAL HAZARDS ZONING SUBMISSIONS REPLACEMENT DISTRICT PLAN WORKSHOP
On Tuesday 25th August from 5pm to 7.30pm the SSRA will be at The South Brighton Community Centre, Beatty Street to help residents complete their submissions. We will have pre-filled submission forms to assist you, and we can deliver them on your behalf.
Drop in if you need assistance. Please note: those from outside the area are also able to make submissions to support Southshore or use our information for their own locality.

COASTAL HAZARD ZONING SUBMISSIONS REPLACEMENT DISTRICT PLAN LOCAL DOOR KNOCK
This Saturday, 22 August, the SSRA will be door knocking in Southshore to help residents with their Coastal Hazard Zoning submissions. We will have a pre-filled form ready that will assist in making the process very simple. This is a very important issue and affects all of Southshore, so it is really important that you have your say. Every individual submission helps.
We would love some volunteers to help door knock please. Volunteers will meet at 98 Rocking Horse Road at 10am to collect the forms and be given a small area to door knock. If you are able to volunteer, even just a couple of hours or so, please contact Lynda on 3886 082 or 0274 388155 or email: lyndaburdekin@xtra.co.nz

SUBMISSIONS AND SOUP
Sunday 23 August, at 98 Rocking Horse Road, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm drop in for a hot cup of soup and a chat and fill out your submission form for the Replacement District Plan Coastal Hazard Zoning while you are at it! People from outside the area are welcome, and can sign a submission to support Southshore.

SPRING SOCIAL GATHERING FOR SOUTHSHORE
Keep the date free! On Saturday 26th September from 7pm to 11pm the SSRA will host a Spring Gathering at the South Brighton Community Centre. All welcome, come along and bring a plate, something to drink and your dancing shoes! We will have some great music.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

THE NEW BRIGHTON MENZ SHED
The Menz Shed is looking for new members and also new community projects.
The Menz Shed a social place where you can work on your own projects or join in with others on a community project. Recent community projects have included picnic tables for the South New Brighton Community Centre and benches for the Garden of Tranquility in Manchester Street.
If you are interested or have a community project in mind, come along and talk to us any Wednesday morning 8.30am to 12.30pm at St. Faith's Church, Hawke Street, New Brighton or contact: Secretary: Ray Hall; 03 388 7277, secretary.nbmenzshed@gmail.com Chair: Keith Easton; 03 385 8710, wke8@xtra.co.nz Website:https://sites.google.com/site/newbrightonmenzshed/

IN THE KNOW HUB
The In the Know Hub at Eastgate Shopping Centre, by the foodcourt, is operating until the end of August 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 www.intheknow.org.nz regularly for the list of seminar topics.

REGULAR EVENTS

DROP-IN
Every Monday from 9am to 12pm and Wednesday, 10 am to 12 noon. Drop the children off at school and pop in on a Monday morning for a tea or coffee and stay and help in the garden at the South New Brighton Community Centre. Your younger children can enjoy this too. Ample parking available.

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

DEPRESSION SUPPORT
Janet Robson from the Depression Support Network is at the South New Brighton Community Centre(Beatty Street) every 1st and 3rd Wednesday 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; janet@dsn.org.nz

RED CROSS
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.

MAHJONG CLUB.
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.

BOOK AND JIGSAW EXCHANGE.
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.

MUMS AND BUBS COFFEE CLUB.
Every Monday from 11am to 12.45pm 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.

VEGE CO-OP.
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 southshore47@xtra.co.nz for more details on how to join this service.

WELCOME PACK
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 emailsouthshore47@xtra.co.nz
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