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

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!

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
(corner of Heron St and Rockinghorse Road)


Tuesday, 16 December at 7:30pm. Ken Pope, project manager from The new Residents Advisory Service will be at the Community House.
RAS provides free independent and impartial assistance to help home owners navigate through their rebuild, repair and resettlement issues.
The service is focused on progressing issues between home owners, insurance companies and EQC. From this visit you may be able to make an appointment for a FREE one on one meeting with expert advisors to talk through any issues you may still be experiencing.

REGULAR EVENTS AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE Cnr Rockinghorse Road and Heron Street

Mondays 10 am till 12pm. Informal lessons for those learning to knit, and other crafts welcome.

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 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 or contact here direct on cell: 027 487 6269 or Email

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.

Mondays MahJong Club 12.45-3.30pm. For more details on this activity ring Lorraine 3885-122. NOTE: No Mahjong on Monday 22 December

Mondays 11 am. Informal chat and playtime. Be pampered, our volunteers will make you coffee or tea and hand out the biscuits.

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 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 at the community house.
Swap a book or leave a $2 donation.

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

24 Feb 2014
The Future of the Community House
Meetings 4th & 6th March
Read about it HERE