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 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
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
EVENTS AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE 15 Heron St,
(corner of Heron St and Rockinghorse Road)

VEGE PACKS
Reminder that the weekly collection starts again on Tuesday
3 February. You will need to come to the house on Tuesday 27 January between 4 - 6:30pm to place and prepay your order.

COMMUNITY BBQ
Sunday 15 February 12 noon onwards at the Community House. Music by Carol.

FAREWELL TO THE GODWITS
Thursday, 19 February. Annual celebration of the departure of this unique migrating bird.
Starts at 5pm with music and speakers followed by a guided walk to view these birds up close. Southshore Spit Reserve

SPECIAL GUEST VISITING SOUTHSHORE
Thursday, 19 February between 3 and 5pm Roger Francis also known as the "waterman" is our special guest for afternoon tea at the Community House. Come and say Hi to Roger who delivered water on a daily basis to Southshore post Earthquake.

GARAGE SALE
Saturday, 21 February between 9am and 12 noon. At the Community House. As the Community House will be closing we will be selling items no longer needed including tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, toys. Free sausage sizzle. Everything must go so bargain prices to ensure it will.

Community House CLOSED - From Saturday 21 February

GENERAL NOTICES

BRIDGE STREET BRIDGE CLOSURE
The bridge will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from 6.30 pm Friday 30th January to 6 am Monday 2nd February. During this time the bridge-building team will be lowering the deck onto the rebuilt abutments. Water-users are also warned to stay away as the site will not be safe during the jacking of the bridge. This notice is from SCIRT and Fulton Hogan.

TV/DVD PLAYER FOR SALE
The Residents Association has a 50” LG Plasma HD TV set (with Freeview) and DVD (Blu Ray capable) player, trolley and safety strap, for sale. Purchased new in 2013 this was used lightly at the Community House and is no longer needed. Bids (over $500) can be made before 5 pm, 10th Feb to lyndaburdekin@xtra.co.nz or 0274 388155


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

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

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

DROP-IN
Monday to Saturday 10 am to 12 noon. Drop-in for a tea or coffee and a chat.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT
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; janet@dsn.org.nz

RED CROSS
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.

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

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

VEGE CO-OP.
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 southshore47@xtra.co.nz for more details on how to join or if you would like to help as a volunteer.

BOOK EXCHANGE.
10 am to 12 noon Mon to Sat and 3-6pm Tuesdays at the community house.
Swap a book or leave a $2 donation.


BRIDGE STREET BRIDGE CLOSURE
The bridge will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists from 6.30 pm Friday 30th January to 6 am Monday 2nd February. During this time the bridge-building team will be lowering the deck onto the rebuilt abutments. Water-users are also warned to stay away as the site will not be safe during the jacking of the bridge. This notice is from SCIRT and Fulton Hogan.

TV/DVD player for sale
The Residents Association has a 50” LG Plasma HD TV set (with Freeview) and DVD (Blu Ray capable) player, trolley and safety strap, for sale. Purchased new in 2013 this was used lightly at the Community House and is no longer needed. Bids (over $500) can be made before 5 pm, 10th Feb to lyndaburdekin@xtra.co.nz or 0274 388155


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