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
NEW EVENTS AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE Corner of Heron Street and Rockinghorse Road

This is a guided walk on Sunday 28th September. It will be led by city council specialists Andrew Crossland and Trevor Partridge.
Meet at the South Brighton jetty via Beatty Street at and be prepared for walking. Andrew and Trevor are passionate about their topics. This is a rare opportunity.

Our new coordinator Tanya Jenkins starts work on Monday. She has a background in civil defence and Red Cross. She has also been very active as an environmental educator with schools and community groups associated with the estuary.


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 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

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.

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.

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