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)

EVENTS THIS WEEK

SPECIAL GUEST SERIES #2
Tuesday, 18 November at 7pm will see Southshore resident, Sir Gil Simpson - well known software entrepreneur and key figure in developing New Zealand's information technology industry, as our guest speaker at the community house. He will talk about Overcoming Challenges from his personal experience as well as talk about living in Southshore. No need to book; just TURN UP

LIVING WELL THROUGH STRESS
Wednesday, 19 November between 6 and 8 pm at the Community House. Free workshop. Practical tools to reduce stress. Organised by the Mental Health Education and Resource Centre and Te Waka Aroha. Free and light refreshments provided. House will be open from 5:15pm for those who wish to bring along a plate for a shared light meal at 5:30pm

PUBLIC MEETING The Sinking City
Wednesday, 19 November Note this is a postponement date from 12 November. South New Brighton Community centre, Beatty Street at 7pm.
Public meeting The sinking city: earthquakes, flooding, and visions of the future. Matthew Hughes from the University of Canterbury will present an overview of how the Christchurch earthquakes have altered the city landscape, leading to increased flood hazards, and will discuss this in the context of global climate change and sea level rise.

LANDSCAPING AT STH NEW BRIGHTON COMMUNITY CENTRE
Saturday, 22 November 11am onwards. Assist the South New Brighton Residents Association in the landscaping the grounds around the Community Centre in Beatty Street. Bring your own tools and gloves.

EVENTS COMING UP - place in your diary now.....

Tuesday, 25 November 10:30 - 11:30 at Neighbourhood Trust Lounge, Baptist Church in St Albans is the venue where Age Concern Canterbury has asked Lois Tonkin to talk about The loss and grief for those who have experienced the earthquakes or through the loss of loved ones.
Red Cross has offered to provide free transport to and back from the venue. Please rsvp by 18 November if you would like to use this offer.
Contact Lynda Burdekin on Phone 388 6082

TIM POW from CERA GUEST SPEAKER
Saturday, 29 November at 10 am at the Southshore Community House. Tim will update us on the greening and fencing of the red zone.

SEASIDE TOY LIBRARY notice; The Seaside toy library operates every second Saturday between 9:30 and 11:30. Next session is on November
29 at St Lukes Church, 212 Pine Ave. It caters for ages 0 to 7 years.
If you would like to become a member email; seasidetoylibrary@gmail.com or view their facebook page www.facebook.com/seasidetoylibrary.

SOUTHSHORE COMMUNITY PICNIC
Sunday, 30 November from 11am until 3pm. 18 Tern Street.
Stalls,children entertainment,BBQ sausages and juice provided.Music by Robbie Drew. Bring your own picnic gear,drink and food. Free to all.

SPECIAL GUEST SERIES number 3
Tuesday, 2 December welcomes Lee Osborn to the Community House at 7:30pm to speak on Overcoming challenges in her work and Soutshore environment gardening matters.

XMAS DECORATIONS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Saturday, 6 December between 1 and 3pm. Bring the children to decorate the community house. Bring unwanted Christmas decorations. Christmas story telling for the little ones. Christmas lucky dip and music

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

CHRISTMAS HAMPER
To be raffled at the annual Picnic on 30 November. You can drop off donations during the drop in times 10 till 12 noon Mon - Sat for this hamper at the Southshore Community House.

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.
the Community House is also open from 3pm-8pm on Tuesdays.

DEPRESSION SUPPORT
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. Cell: 027 487 6269 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 and also 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.

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