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

Karen Erickson Canterbury Earthquake and Accommodation Services will be at the Community House Wednesday
13th August at 7.30pm. If you are interested to learn about the services they provide for temporary accommodation while your house is getting rebuilt or repaired, then this is for you. If you have questions that we can send through in advance then let me know. This will help them tailor the discussions to relevant issues. Email questions to or phone 3885-700 by Sunday the 10th of August.

There appears to be a need for a networking/support group for people who are going through the rebuild process. A number of people have indicated they would benefit from a support group made up of Southshore residents at various stages of the rebuild process. We will meet on Wednesday the 20th of August to meet each other and work out how group members will stay in touch and work in a mutually beneficial way. The first meeting of this group will be held
7:30pm on the 20th of August at the Community House. email or ring 3885-700 to register your interest or just
turn up.


You may have heard about recent consultation that is currently being carried out by the group Eastern Vision to get feedback about a number of Redzone project proposals. The Southshore Residents Association was not consulted on these proposals, but it is worthwhile that people are aware of this initiative and have the opportunity to engage with it as they see fit. The submission process finishes on the 7th of September.
More detail can be found here:

Trees for Canterbury will be holding their annual Southshore Spit Reserve planting on
Saturday August 16th at Southshore Spit Reserve. Meet at the spit end of Rockinghorse Road at 10:00am. Bring your spade and gardening gloves or otherwise borrow a planting spade at the event. Lets get some more native plants in the ground to makeup for what has been lost in recent fires.

If you share a driveway which links through to a red zone property and are concerned about strangers using that driveway, then we can ask CERA to put a fence/gate at the end of the drive. They have done this on a few properties already by using a Taranaki farm-gate. If you want this done then e-mail and we can send your request onto the CERA property team.


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 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 23rd of August 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