Newsletter 20 July 2020

Kia ora everyone, 

It’s the first day of term 3! I don’t know about you, but term 2 seemed to drag on for me. This may have been because of the strange start to term 2, and the fact that we didn’t have our Loopy Tunes programme going. 

TOMORROW!!! Loopy Tunes Preschool Music resumes 
This is great news for our preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Siu and Leah’s programme is fantastic, and very high quality, all for the low cost of $2 per child. 
Sumner: Puoro-raki, upstairs in the Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, 9.30am. 
Redcliffs: Port Hills Uniting Parish Church hall at 4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs, 10.30am. 

I’m still keen to have some volunteers to assist with the Sumner session. If you are interested, please let me know ASAP.  

Bays & Beyond Learning Exchange
Eve has been hard at work doing the background work for this platform for hosting and attending learning events across the Bays area. You can check out the yet-to-be-finished website at  It does not have all its content yet so don’t be alarmed at the missing sections. It’s a work in progress.

Happy Hour resumes on Friday 7 August, from 4-6 pm.
Port Hills Uniting Parish Church hall, 4 Augusta Street, Redcliffs
Local expert in heritage variety apricot trees Kevin Hay will be giving a short talk about his work tracking down the old varieties, many of which are no longer grown commercially.
This Happy Hour will have a midwinter Christmas theme with mulled wine and other tasty treats. 

That’s all for now, 
Eddie Hayes
Community Development Team Leader