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

STATE OF THE ESTUARY - Guest Speaker
Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, 24 March at 7pm at the South New Brighton Community Centre (Beatty Street). Guest Speaker Chrissie Williams was until recently a long time South New Brighton Resident. In her capacity as a Board member of the Estuary Trust Chrissie will speak on estuary issues. Highly recommended! Doors will be open from 6:30pm for light refreshments.

BRIDGE STREET BRIDGE; CEREMONIAL OPENING
Friday 27 March. Opening by Councillor Glenn Livingstone at 10am. Between 10am and 12 noon you are able to view a photo exhibition of the bridge building process, the past, present and future. Park on the South Brighton end off Bridge Street and make your way to the site office.

SOUTHSHORE HOUSEHOLD AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE PROJECT
Saturday, 28 March between 10am and 12 noon you are invited to pop in to ask questions about this project which will run between April and July in the Southshore community. The two facilitators who will be visiting households will be at the South New Brighton Community Centre to explain the project in more detail over a cuppa.

UPCOMING EVENTS

AFTERNOON TEA AT THE STH N.B. COMMUNITY CENTRE
Saturday, 11 April between 2:30 and 4:30pm Come and join other Southshore residents for an afternoon tea. Opportunity to have a look around at the Community Centre (Beatty Street) and mingle with other Southshore residents. Bring a small plate. THEME; wear a hat.

CLOTHING AND JEWELLERY SALE
Tuesday, 21 April between 6:30 and 8:30pm. Do you have clothing or jewellery sitting in your cupboards and draws? Too good to throw away but don’t know what to do with it? Bring them along to the South New Brighton Community Centre. An excellent re-using concept. If you wish to sell items you can set up your sales table between 6 and 6:30pm. No fees or costs for a sales table.

REGULAR EVENTS

DROP-IN
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.

OTHER COFFEE MORNING OPTIONS
Every Thursday morning between 10-12 with hostess Marie Kemp at 68 Jellicoe Street.
Every Saturday morning between 10-12 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) 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; 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 12.30-3pm 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 JIG SAW EXCHANGE.
Every Saturday morning between 10 -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 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 4.00-6.30pm you can collect your fruit and vege packs from Flat 1 at 14 Heron Street. 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 this service.

WELCOME PACK
If you have new neighbours who have moved to Southshore recently you may wish to give them one of our welcome packs. These packs are free and contain an Estuary Field guide, an Introduction to Southshore booklet and a list of local helpful organisations. If you would like one of these contact Kathy on 388 2592 or email; southshore47@xtra.co.nz

MESSAGE FROM SHANE THOMPSON, COMMUNITY CONSTABLE
There have been a number of vehicle break-ins in the area. People are still leaving items of value in plain view. Please take items of value out of your vehicle overnight, especially if parking on the street, or at least cover or move them to where they cannot be seen. Vehicles on private property, ie driveways are not immune. Report any suspicious activity to Police on 111, no matter what the time of day. Don't assume someone else may have rung.

RAT CONTROL AT SOUTHSHORE SPIT
There was some concern re placing of ratbait at this reserve. The Chistchurch City Council has assured us that they have placed 6 ratbait traps only which are placed off the ground on the fences of the houses adjacent to the reserve. This has been happening since the Earthquakes and are part of an ongoing rat control project. There is no ratbait in the reserve itself.

TEMPORARY HOUSING VILLAGES
All five temporary housing villages including Linwood and Rawhiti will remain available for those residents in CHCH still going through the repair/rebuild process. There is no closing date set by the Council at this stage. Financial assistance for use of this temporary housing is also still available despite rumours that this has been closed.

STORM WATER OUTFALLS
Reconstructure of the outfalls begin mid February and will be completed in December. It includes replacing the outfalls, the water mains between Pukeko Place and Plover Street, and repairs to the road and footpath in that area. For more information visit website; www.strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/work/activity/6320





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