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

SOUTHERN RESPONSE, TOWER and STATE (IAG)INSURANCE - REBUILD Q AND A On the 15th of July Insurance company representatives from Southern Response and Tower and the 23rd of July representatives from State (IAG)will come to the Community House. Both meetings start at 7:00pm. These meetings will answer any questions you may have about the rebuild process as it relates to settling your insurance claim. Please send the questions you have to by the 11th of July for the Southern Response/Tower meeting and by 18th of July for the State (IAG)meeting. Ensure you include which company the question is directed too.

Following on from our recent talk about Community Gardens at the Community House we are planning a trip to the New Brighton Community on Saturday the 19th of July. We plan to depart the Community House at 11:30am. Bring your lunch as we will have lunch at the Community Gardens. Register your interest by emailing or by phone (3885 700). We will car pool to/from the Community Gardens.



Sunday the 10th of August at 2:00-4:00pm at the South Brighton Community Centre on Beattie Street we will hold a Community Q and A meeting with political candidates from a number of parties participating in the forthcoming general election. The event will be facilitated by Chris Lynch of Newstalk ZB. There will also be light refreshments at the end of the event so people can meet candidates at the end of the event.

We are now asking for residents of both South Brighton and Southshore to submit questions that you want answered by the candidates. Please send all questions to by the 3rd of August. Questions will then shortlisted by a panel from both the Southshore and South Brighton Residents Associations.


MONDAYS 10 am-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 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 available Pack and Move, Storage and Independent Advice Grants.

MONDAYS MahJong Club 12.45-3.30pm. For more details on this activity ring Lorraine 3885-122.

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 12th of July 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 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.

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 summarise information for Technical Category 3 property owners
Essential reading HERE
Southshore community house, 47 RHR
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