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

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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
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.
CAR BOOT SALE Saturday 4th July, 9am until 12pm at the South Brighton Community Centre Beatty Street. In conjunction with South Brighton Community. No charge. Coffee Van and a Sausage Sizzle on site. Great opportunity to sell some of your clutter and unwanted treasures. Set up time from 8.30am. Registrations by email to please.

COMMUNITY BBQ Sunday 26th July 4.30 to 5.30pm another Community Winter Gathering will be held outside 98 Rocking Horse Road. Look out for the fairy lights.
Serving Free Soup & Bread and hot drinks. Wrap up warm, seating and rugs provided, come and meet your neighbours and SSRA Committee members.

CLOTHING AND JEWELLERY SALE Tuesday 28th July is the next Clothing and Jewellery Sale, from 6.30pm until approx 8pm at the South Brighton Community Centre. South Brighton Community will also be participating in this event so there will be plenty of stalls. Please register your interest by email to if you woud like a stall, there is no charge and it will be a lot of fun. Set up is between 6pm to 6.30pm.

WEEDING AND VEGETATION MAINTENANCE WORKING BEE - SOUTH NEW BRIGHTON RESERVE This weekend we will have another volunteer working bee in South New Brighton Reserve. Come along to the Ebbtide Street reserve entrance at 2:00pm on the 5th of July. If you can't find us at the park entrance, walk further along the track until you will find us. We will continue to hand weed an area that was planted in the last couple of years but is now overgrown. I may even be able to get my hands on some coastal native plants for infill planting. Pieter Borcherds from the CCC ranger team will be our supervisor. Bring a drink, your own gardening gloves, hedge shears, other tools will be supplied. For further details ring Scott Butcher 3881-056 or email for more details.

THE NEW BRIGHTON MENZ SHED The Menz Shed is looking for new members and also new community projects. The Menz Shed a social place where you can work on your own projects or join in with others on a community project. Recent community projects have included picnic tables for the South New Brighton Community Centre and benches for the Garden of Tranquility in Manchester Street. If you are interested or have a community project in mind, come along and talk to us any Wednesday morning 0830 to 1230 at St. Faith's Church, Hawke Street, New Brighton or contact: Secretary ? Ray Hall; 03 388 7277, Chair ? Keith Easton; 03 385 8710, Website:

TREAT FOR BOOK LOVERS Wednesday 8th July, 7pm to 8pm at the South Brighton Community Centre, Te Waka Aroha have organised a treat for all readers and book lovers. Would you like to know about the world of writing and getting published? Come along and listen to local published author, Fay Cossar, on getting started in writing and the world of publishing. Refreshments provided. Gold coin donation.

IN THE KNOW HUB The In the Know Hub at Eastgate Shopping Centre, by the foodcourt, is operating until the end of August and open on Monday to Wednesday 9am to 6 pm, and on Thursdays 9 am to 8 pm..
This is the place to go to get up-to-date information to help you progress your home repair or rebuild process.
At the Hub, there are various earthquake recovery agencies and support services under one roof. You can meet with them face-to-face, get information and advice, be connected with an agency or financial and support services, and establish the next steps for you to progress your home repair or rebuild.
Book a time to meet with an EQC representative by calling 0800 326 243. Call 0800 777 482 which is 0800 777 HUB to find out when other agencies will be there.
Staff from the Council Consents team will be at the Hub from 9am to 11am every Monday and Land Drainage staff, for flood related questions, will be there 2pm to 6pm every Wednesday. No need to book, just drop in.
Seminars on residential repair and rebuild related topics will be held at the Hub each Thursday at 1pm to 2pm and repeated at 6pm to 7pm. Book your seat in advance by calling 0800 777 482 or just drop in. Check regularly for the list of seminar topics.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT Saturday July 11th 6.30pm to 8pm at the South Brighton Community Centre
Entry is $5
6.30pm FARMYARD FUN with puppeteer and storyteller, LIZ WEIR
7.10pm Interval. Rowena McGill, of Sunset Silhouettes theatre, demonstrates how to make shadow puppets and animal shadow shapes with your hands.
Cocoa and cookies on sale.
7.25pm. LIGHTS OUT! Kids try out some hand shadows.
7.35pm. KATY COMPASS. A new, original shadow puppet story by NATURAL MAGIC, featuring a brave gang of kids, some wicked pirates and a bunch of endangered parrots!
Entry at the door, but to avoid disappointment, places can be reserved by calling 3889118 (10am-4pm, Mon-Fri) or emailing, with PUPPETS in the subject line. Kindly supported by the Lions Club of New Brighton.


DROP-IN Every Monday from 9am to 12pm and Wednesday, 10 am to 12 noon. Drop the children off at school and pop in on a Monday morning for a tea or coffee and stay and help in the garden at the South New Brighton Community Centre. Your younger children can enjoy this too. Ample parking available.

OTHER COFFEE MORNING OPTIONS Every Thursday morning between 10 to 12 with hostess Marie Kemp at 68 Jellicoe Street. Every Saturday morning between 10 to 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) every 1st and 3rd Wednesday 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;

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 12.45pm to 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 JIGSAW EXCHANGE. Every Saturday morning between 10 to 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 to 12.45pm 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.

On Tuesdays between 3.00 to 6.30pm you can collect your fruit and vege packs from Flat 1 at 14 Heron Street. These packs cost 12 dollars each. Phone Jeanette on 382 1108 or email 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 free welcome packs. These packs are provided by the Southshore Residents Association and contain an Estuary Field guide, an Introduction to Southshore booklet and a list of local helpful organisations. If you are new to the area and would like one of these, or know someone who is contact Kathy on 388 2592 or