14 March 2014

Hi everyone,

People seem to be battening down the hatches, as it were, in preparation for Cyclone Lusi. I can only hope that Metservice is making it sound worse than it actually will be.  Last week was a challenge for many people locally and in wider Christchurch.

Redcliffs Community Garden

With a shift of people out of the area post-quake, the numbers involved in the Redcliffs Community Garden are not as high as they could be. Warren and family have been doing a sterling job over the last couple of years of looking after the garden; I’d love to see more people involved. It is located behind the Uniting Church on Augusta Street and you can walk around the building (via the right hand side) to get to the back where the garden is located. I’m wondering if there would be interest in having a get together down there one Saturday in the next few weeks?

Bridge2Rocks Timebank

I made a mistake in my last newsletter – the Wednesday afternoon orientation sessions are not every week.  Upcoming orientation sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday 19th March 1-2pm
  • Monday 24th March 7-8pm
  • Wednesday 2nd April 1-2pm
  • Monday 7th April 7-8pm
  • Wednesday 16th April 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 30th April 1-2pm
  • Monday 12th May 7-8pm
  • Wednesday 21st May 1-2pm


Coffee & Conversation

I was wondering if anyone might be interested in regularly volunteering (on a rostered basis) to run this group. I’m looking at ways to ensure that every project is sustainable in the long term in terms of volunteers as well as funding. Let me know if you are interested. Coffee & Conversation runs every Thursday from 10.30 am – 12 pm at the Redcliffs Uniting Church on Augusta Street.


Emergency Preparedness – Cyclone Lusi

This email has come out of the Neighbourhood Support System via council. Thanks to Deirdre Johns for passing it on:


Reporting flooding, slips, rock falls, welfare issues etc

For this weekend’s forecast weather event an email address has been set up in the Emergency Operations Centre so that you can report any of the above.

Please include in your message:

  • The street name
  • Your name and contact phone numbers (landline and mobile)
  • The issues of concern, ie,
  • If Welfare- (how many people are affected)
  • If Flooding- (approximate depth of water, whether street or private property is involved)
  • If Slips- (whether the roads are partially or fully blocked, homes threatened, nearest intersection or where between intersections)
  • If Rock Falls- (danger to lives and property????)

Send emails to the address below:



Please don’t assume that someone else has sent a message. More information is better than less. If you have family/friends who are affected but cannot send the information please send it on their behalf.                               

If the situation involves serious or immediate threat to life you will need to ring 111 as you would do normally.


Finally, Neville Martin has passed this information on to me from the Sumner-Redcliffs Anglican Parish.

Garage sale at St Andrews Church, 148 Main Road, Redcliffs, this Saturday 15 March. Items on sale include a lot of crockery, some other kitchen items, a few heaters, books, and a variety of other goods. Starts at 10am.


Keep dry and keep safe,

Eddie Hayes