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Migrants Group Weekly update - 21/4/17
21/04/2017

Hi folks,

 

I hope you had an enjoyable Easter break and that you are also taking a long weekend this weekend.

 

Here’s some information about what’s happening with our Waimakariri - Migrants Group.

 

Conversational English Classes

  • Woodend:- The Woodend classes have started and are continuing to run  on Friday nights at the Woodend Methodist Church Hall (see attached flier)
  • Rangiora:- The Rangiora classes are starting on Saturday 6th May at the Rangiora Town Hall (see attached flier)

 

Cooking Classes

  • A collaborative effort by a number of local community organisations have come together to create the Cooking Classes in Rangiora. These will start on Friday 5th May at the Community College North Canterbury (see attached flier)

 

Intercultural Seminar – We recently held The Chambers – Intercultural Seminar in Rangiora, it was well delivered and the content was fascinating. Who knew Kiwi’s were:-

  • laid back
  • we use a lot of slang
  • we dress casually (dressing gowns, slippers and bare-feet)
  • DIY - do it yourself is anything but normal
  • Humour, sarcasm and friendship are essential to Kiwi’s in their workplaces
  • Because we’re so polite and indirect with our communication style our requests often get lost in translation

(attached is an article written by Lisa Burdes from The Chambers, which I thought you might be interested in reading. Funding permitting, we plan to run another of Lisa’s Intercultural Seminars later this year.)

 

Have a good week/weekend everyone. It’s School holidays so off until next Wednesday.

 

See you then.

 

Warm regards

Denise

 

Denise Wiggins | Community Development Facilitator
Waimakariri District Council Community Team
[email protected]
Customer Service: 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV)
Phone: 03 311 8902 | Ext: 8791
Mobile: 021 241 8793

New parenting course at Delta
10/04/2017

Kia ora koutou,

Can you please send this flier out to your relevant networks/clients?

It’s a new 4 week course starting in May for parents from refugee and migrant backgrounds.  Thursday mornings from 10am-12pm in Richmond.  Bookings essential. Babies and under 5s are welcome to attend with their parents.

Parents will need to have sufficient English to participate as we won’t have access to interpreters. However, I am an English teacher so anyone who has an elementary level of English and above is welcome to attend.

Enquiries and bookings about the course can be made to this email address or 389-0219. 

Book early as places are limited.

 

Ngā mihi

Shauna

Japanese Culture & Food -"Learn From What We Eat", 23 April 2017
06/04/2017
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Canterbury Migrants Centre presents

 "Learn from What We Eat" Project

We would like to invite you to come and enjoy Japanese food and culture on the 23rd of April, 11am at Hagley Community College!

Please register to secure your seat NOW via email to Kevin, learnfromwhatweeat@gmail.com

When you register for your family and friends, please send us the number of people who want to join the session. The registration fee $5 per person covers lunch cost during the session.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!

The detailed information is on our Facebook page
Please join us.

Migrants Group Weekly Update - 31/3/17
03/04/2017

Hi Folks,

 

I hope this email finds you all fit and well.

 

There are a number of things happening this weekend which includes:-

  • English Languages Classes in Woodend - starting tonight 7-8pm
  • Beach Grove Community Event in Kaiapoi - Sunday 2nd April 1-4pm
  • Filipino Community Event in Rangiora - Sunday 2nd April 4-7pm

 

April sees us working with The Chamber to host the Intercultural Seminar for Businesses on Wednesday 12th April at the Rangiora Town Hall. Here’s a taste of what it will cover:-

-              Understanding Kiwi workplace culture (and how it can be different and challenging for newcomers)

-              Comparing how other cultures interact, communicate and like to be managed, and

-              Tools and resources to assist you with settling migrant employees into the workplace

 

This seminar will be presented by Lisa Burdes, Skilled Migrant Business Advisor at the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.

 

The event is free but please register your interest in attending by reply email or emailing Lisa – [email protected]  Include the name of your organisation, and the number, and names of all attendees.

 

Have a good weekend everyone.

 

Kind regards

Denise

Denise Wiggins | Community Development Facilitator
Waimakariri District Council Community Team
[email protected]
Customer Service: 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV)
Phone: 03 311 8902 | Ext: 8791
Mobile: 021 241 8793

 
Phillipstown Community Hub Open Day
31/03/2017
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Phillipstown Community Hub Open Day

Join us for an informal gathering to learn more about the

Phillipstown Community Hub, its activities and its groups

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

10.30am – 12pm

Room 4

Please, extend this invitation to all staff in your organization who

work with the community.

Please, RSVP to [email protected] by Friday, 31st March 2017

Address: 39 Nursery Road, Phillipstown

Entrance opposite Cross St.

Come through to the big car park at the rear

Tsunami Warning Sirens - Test
30/03/2017
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Tsunami Warning Sirens - Test

 

The tsunami warning sirens will be tested this Sunday at 11am.The sirens are located along the coast from Taylors Mistake to Brooklands. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes, and are designed to be heard within a few blocks of the coast.

 

Our sirens are tested twice a year to coincide with the start and finish of daylight savings.

 

Further information on the tsunami evacuation zone, the tsunami sirens and preparedness information can be foundhere.

 

Nga mihi

Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Governance Team

Regenerate Christchurch community and stakeholder engagement
28/03/2017

Kia ora

Regenerate Christchurch is developing a draft Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan in 2017. We are starting the next stage of public engagement toward this.  We want opportunities for people to help shape the overarching vision and objectives for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

 

To create a meaningful vision, we need to answer the question, ‘what is the greatest contribution this land could make to Christchurch and New Zealand?’ What does Christchurch need, now and in the future, and how could the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor meet those needs?

 

Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Community Day

We are holding the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Community Day on Saturday 25 March from 10am to 3pm at Haeata Community Campus, 240 Breezes Rd, Wainoni, as part of this process.  Everyone is invited and we invite you to distribute the attached invitation, poster and image to your networks.

 

Targeted stakeholder sessions

I am also emailing you to discuss the CLING supporting Regenerate Christchurch by delivering a series of targeted stakeholder workshops between the 27th of March and the 7th of April to ensure we understand the aspirations, views and needs of a wide range of sectors and communities of interest. 

 

We really want to engage with people in the CLING network to understand:

•             what community needs you see as critical to informing the draft Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan

•             what ideas you have for the draft Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan that would help address these needs

•             how these ideas contribute to the vision for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

 

Regenerate Christchurch is hoping to work with you to co-facilitate these workshops using your stakeholder networks with our support. Eloise is assisting me with coordinating the workshops so please copy her in to your response.

 

We hope to fit in with any existing arrangement you have (planned meetings between 27 March – 24 April, preferred venues/dates etc).  We will help organise the logistics as needed and arrange the presentations and materials.  As you appreciate we will need to move reasonably quickly, and we very much appreciate your support with this engagement process.

 

I’m happy to speak with you if you have any questions.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Chris

 

Chris Mene

General Manager | Partnerships and Engagement

M: 021 610 931

 

Regenerate Christchurch | Te Kōwatawata

Level 1, Building 2, 181 High Street, Christchurch, 8011

www.regeneratechristchurch.nz

 

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Events on 25 March
24/03/2017
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Hi Everyone

Please feel  to pass this around your networks

 

Community Of Fun Day

Saturday 25 March

11am to 2.30 pm

@ 878 Avonside Drive (opp old entrance Porritt Pk)

Chch 8061

 

Events Include;

 

Mayor/Deputy Mayor's Mastercheff Scone Bake Off

Contestants Are;

Mayor Waimack David Ayers

Deputy Mayor's CCC, Andrew Turner Selwyn DM Malcolm Lyall, Hurunui DP Marie Black

Judge Award Winning Kidds Cakes Bakery, Martin Meehan

 

Free Activities

Bumper Ball Games

Road Cone Olympics; Cone Putt (shot putt with Rd cones)

Weave the Rd Cones, Jump the Rd Cones, Spin the Rd Cone , Run with Rd Cone.

 

Food Stalls Include  (Gold Coin)

Devonshire Tea with the freshly baked Mayoral/Deputy Mayoral scones. 

Sausage Sizzle, Bacon Butties, Cold Drinks.

Cone along and join us with the FUN

 

Thanks for promoting this Poto

It would be great to see you if time allows.

Have a good weekend.

 

Betty Chapman

Community Co-ordinator

Wainoni/Avonside Community Services Trust

 

 

Kind regards

Poto Williams
MP for Christchurch East

Spokesperson for Community and Voluntary Sector

Spokesperson for Disability Issues

Associate Spokesperson for Justice (Sexual & Domestic Violence)

Electorate Office

133 Brighton Mall

Office hours 9:30am – 3:pm

PO Box 18898, New Brighton, 8641

DDI +64 3 382 0288 | Fax +64 3 382 0275

http://www.labour.org.nz/potowilliams

Regenerate Christchurch media release: More than 1000 kids generate red zone ideas
17/03/2017

More than 1000 kids generate red zone ideas

                                                                             

 

 

Treehouses, skate parks, animal shelters and a theme park are among more than 1000 children’s ideas for the future of the red zone.

Children from five schools, as well as a scout troop and Children’s Day participants have filled out “Wish this was here…” postcards, writing or drawing what they would like to see in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.  

“Children are the future users, leaders and residents of our city and we’re creating a legacy for them,” says Chief Executive Ivan Iafeta.

“Listening to children’s and young people’s voices and understanding their ideas is essential to our planning and decision making. Later this year, when we workshop design options for the area, 50 per cent of participants will be under 25. In April, we will call for leading designers and engineers to help mentor these young design teams.”

“We are in the early stages of planning and are open to all ideas as the largest regeneration opportunity in New Zealand’s history unfolds.”

 

The postcards are the brainchild of the Avon-Ōtākaro Network, and are being supported by Regenerate Christchurch staff. Ideas from over 1000 children so far have generated the following themes: 

 

·         Connecting with nature: Having a ‘green’ space to walk, picnic or camp; with pristine waterways, trees attracting native birds, and orchards and vegetables gardens to harvest. (26%)

·         Caring for myself and others: The need to feel safe and loved, and to ensure vulnerable people and animals have a place to stay and be cared for were important (14%)

·         Fun with water:  The red zone must have a way to enjoy water – be it pools, a water park, wave pools, kayaking or water slides. Bring it on! (13%)

·         Fun on the land:  So much to do!  

-  Skate parks are a big hit as are bike tracks, obstacle courses and dog and horse parks. Places for team sports came up too. (14%) 

-  Treehouses galore please and other areas to play such as flip-outs, zip lines and the trusty swings and slides. (12%)  

-  Don’t forget theme parks like carnivals, chocolate factories, zoos and room for technology like free Wi-Fi and computer stations. (8%)

·         Connecting with others: A place to meet, enjoy good food and shopping,  go to movies, listen to live music and do and see creative things with family and friends. (9%)

·         Learning and earning: Where anything can happen and be realised– exciting job opportunities like sustainable technology, factories, a hospital or an airport; or learning opportunities such as universities, medical school, libraries, schools and art and music facilities. (6%)

 

Kids can also fill out their own postcard and stick it on a river of ideas at the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Community Day on Saturday 25 March from 10am to 3pm at Haeata Community Campus.

 

“At the Community Day, we’re asking people the main question we need to answer as a community. ‘What is the greatest contribution this land could make to the future of Christchurch and New Zealand?

 

Free guided bus tours of the red zone are on offer, as well as fun, family activities including a sausage sizzle, face painting and a bouncy castles. More information is available at engage.regeneratechristchurch.nz.

 

 

-ENDS-

More postcard images are available on request

 

For more information please contact:

Anne-Marie Robinson

027 703 1974

 

 

Anne-Marie Robinson

Communications Manager | Partnerships and Engagement

M: 027 703 1974 |

 

Regenerate Christchurch | Te Kōwatawata

Level 1, Building 2, 181 High Street, Christchurch, 8011

www.regeneratechristchurch.nz

Regenerate Christchurch wants you
15/03/2017
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Regenerate Christchurch is developing a draft Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan in 2017.

We are starting the next stage of public engagement toward this. 

We want opportunities for people to help shape the overarching vision and objectives for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

 

To create a meaningful vision, we need to answer the question,

‘what is the greatest contribution this land could make to Christchurch and New Zealand?’

What does Christchurch need, now and in the future, and

how could the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor meet those needs?

 

Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Community Day

We are holding the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Community Day on Saturday 25 March from 10am to 3pm at Haeata Community Campus, 240 Breezes Rd, Wainoni, as part of this process. 

Everyone is invited and we invite you to distribute the attached invitation, poster and image to your networks.

 

Targeted stakeholder sessions

We are delivering a series of targeted stakeholder workshops between the 27th of March and the 7th of April to ensure we understand the aspirations, views and needs of a wide range of sectors and communities of interest. 

We really want to engage with people in the CLING network to understand:

•             what community needs you see as critical to informing the draft Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan

•             what ideas you have for the draft Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan that would help address these needs

•             how these ideas contribute to the vision for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

 

Regenerate Christchurch is hoping to work with you to co-facilitate these workshops using your stakeholder networks with our support. 

If you are interested and able to help facilitate these engagements with your CLING, please confirm as soon as practicable and by 12noon on Friday 17 March if possible. Eloise is assisting me with coordinating the workshops so please copy her in to your response.

We hope to fit in with any existing arrangement you have (planned meetings between 27 March – 24 April, preferred venues/dates etc).  We will help organise the logistics as needed and arrange the presentations and materials.  As you appreciate we will need to move reasonably quickly, and we very much appreciate your support with this engagement process.

 

I’m happy to speak with you if you have any questions.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Chris

 

Chris Mene

General Manager | Partnerships and Engagement

M: 021 610 931

 

Regenerate Christchurch | Te Kōwatawata

Level 1, Building 2, 181 High Street, Christchurch, 8011

www.regeneratechristchurch.nz

 

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