This is the new website of the
Association, set up in 1946 "to
promote the progress of
Southshore and to promote and
protect the community and the
Southshore natural and urban
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
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 email@example.com
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
This site will be updated
regularly - come back again
Southshore Residents Association
18 Dec 2012
CERA have just
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.
We don’t have the answers
but we want the questions.
To help the residents
association to plan more
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
The latest update
from Fulton Hogan
Karen Erickson Canterbury Earthquake and Accommodation Services will be at the
Community House Wednesday 13th August at 7.30pm. If you are interested to learn
about the services they provide for temporary accommodation while your house is
getting rebuilt or repaired, then this is for you. If you have questions that we can send
through in advance then let me know. This will help them tailor the discussions to
relevant issues. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3885-700 by
Sunday the 10th of August.
SOUTHSHORE REBUILD SUPPORT GROUP
There appears to be a need for a networking/support group for people who are going
through the rebuild process. A number of people have indicated they would benefit from
a support group made up of Southshore residents at various stages of the rebuild
process. We will meet on Wednesday the 20th of August to meet each other and work
out how group members will stay in touch and work in a mutually beneficial way. The first
meeting of this group will be held 7:30pm on the 20th of August at the Community
House. email email@example.com or ring 3885-700 to register your interest or just
OTHER NEW EVENTS
You may have heard about recent consultation that is currently being carried out by the
group Eastern Vision to get feedback about a number of Redzone project proposals.
The Southshore Residents Association was not consulted on these proposals, but it is
worthwhile that people are aware of this initiative and have the opportunity to engage
with it as they see fit. The submission process finishes on the 7th of September.
More detail can be found here: http://evospace.co.nz/
TREES FOR CANTERBURY PLANTING DAY
Trees for Canterbury will be holding their annual Southshore Spit Reserve planting on
Saturday August 16th at Southshore Spit Reserve. Meet at the spit end of Rockinghorse
Road at 10:00am. Bring your spade and gardening gloves or otherwise borrow a
planting spade at the event. Lets get some more native plants in the ground to makeup
for what has been lost in recent fires.
RED ZONE ACCESS
If you share a driveway which links through to a red zone property and are concerned
about strangers using that driveway, then we can ask CERA to put a fence/gate at the
end of the drive. They have done this on a few properties already by using a Taranaki
farm-gate. If you want this done then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send
your request onto the CERA property team.
REGULAR EVENTS AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE
CRAFT & KNITTING
MONDAYS 10 am-12pm. Informal lessons for those learning to knit, and other
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.
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.
The Red Cross will now be visiting 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
MONDAYS MahJong Club 12.45-3.30pm. For more details on this activity ring
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.
The next Seaside Toy Library will be on the 23rd of August from 9.00am-11.00am
at their new home, Saint Lukes Church in Pine Avenue.
Come to the Community House on Tuesdays from 4.00-6.30pm to pay for and
collect your fruit and vege packs Phone Lynda on388-6082 or email
email@example.com for more details on how to join and also if you
would like to help as a volunteer.
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 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
Southshore community house, 47 RHR
30 May 2013
the rebuild and
EQC, insurers etc
- A must read!
or on CERA
24 Feb 2014
The Future of the
Meetings 4th &
Read about it