Bulletin – July 5, 2017

NZ Red Cross extended SafeGrowth Training Program

This will run from 29 July to 16 November.

I’m looking for teams of up to six people
from up to eight neighbourhoods. The hope is that the extended training will give teams more skills and knowledge to give them the best chance of making SafeGrowth work in their neighbourhoods. It will also provide a network across the city for mutual support and sharing learning.

Sue Ramsay
+64 (0)274 731 372

Bulletin – June 26, 2017

Break in at DH Bowling Club

There was a break in of the Diamond Harbour Bowling Club. The security bolts of the gate and the equipment shed were cut and a number of items were stolen.
Anyone who observed any suspicious activity in the area or knows who the offenders were are asked to contact the Police directly.

Bulletin – June 13, 2017

Severe Weather Forecast

Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills of Christchurch forecast
Severe southwest gales with guts of 120 km/h are expected from the early hours of Wednesday through to mid-afternoon Wednesday.

Bulletin – March 31, 2017

Daylight saving ends at 3am this coming Sunday morning

Either put your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed or if you are keen get up at 3am and put then back 1 hour then. I know which one I will choose.
Other things to think about: Check that your smoke alarms are in good working order ie batteries installed and working. NZ Fire are still attending too many incidents where smoke alarms have had batteries taken out because the alarm has been chirping – an indication that the battery needs changing.
If you are unable to change batteries because of a mobility issue ie can’t climb ladders etc to reach your smoke alarm, contact your nearest Fire Station for assistance.
Time to make sure that your contact details are correct. If your cellphone number or email address is incorrect we can’t help you if we need to send TXT messages in the event of a major situation in your area.

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.

Computer Scam

Just to let residents know we have been getting daily scam phone calls re our Microsoft computer for all of this week and half of last as well, they have been different people each time.
Please let some of our less computer savvy residents know not to give them your credit card details and to hang up.

Bulletin – March 30, 2017

Your Priorities – Are We On Track?
The Banks Peninsula Community Board would like to hear from you if the
issues we’re advocating for align with your immediate and future priorities.
We’d also like to let you know what local projects the Council is proposing
in its Annual Plan, which will be open for consultation from 20 March – 28
April. We’d like to invite you to come along to one of the community forums

27 March – Lyttelton – 6pm-7.30pm, Lyttelton Community Boardroom, 25
Canterbury Street
29 March – Akaroa – 5pm-6.30pm, Akaroa Sports Complex, Akaroa Recreation
Ground, 28 Rue Jolie
3 April – Little River – 6pm-7.30pm, Little River Rugby Clubrooms, Awa-iti
Domain, Christchurch-Akaroa Road
5 April – Diamond Harbour – 7pm-8.30pm, St Andrew’s Community Church, 85
Marine Drive

Please visit the Council’s Annual Plan website or a Council Service Centre
from 20 March to view the Draft Annual Plan and get details on how to make a
submission: www.ccc.govt.nz/annualplan..

Neighbours Day Aotearoa March 25-26
Neighbours Day Aotearoa is a collaborative campaign organised and supported
by Lifewise, Inspiring Communities, The Mental Health Foundation,
Neighbourhood Support NZ, Christchurch Methodist Mission and Public
Libraries of NZ.
Whether you live in a suburb, on a city block, in an apartment or on a rural
property, you have neighbours – and knowing your neighbours matters. By
encouraging better connected neighbourhoods and more everyday
‘neighbourliness’, neighbours can be stronger and more resilient,
significantly enhancing the wellbeing of individuals, family/whanau and the
wider community. Stronger neighbourhoods can be part of the successful
antidote for many social issues within Aotearoa.

For more information go to www.neighboursday.org.nz For resources such as
posters, event invitations and contact card contact you can email Tim at

The Okuki River Project
Bring along your gumboots and come and join the scientists to see what’s
living in our streams – see the electric fishing display, feed the eels and
learn about the diversity of the insects. Afternoon tea and chocolate fish
will be provided. This is a collaboration between Ecan, Christchurch City
Council, and the Little River Wairewa Community Trust.

Okuti Hall
Sunday 9th April 2-5pm

Living Economies Expo – open for registrations
The Living Economies Expo is an event recognising the interconnection of
major global issues and looking at alternative ways of living.
For more information and to register, click here


CCS Disability Action & Environment Canterbury public survey
CCS Disability Action Canterbury West Coast have partnered with Environment
Canterbury (aka Metro) to instigate a survey with the aim of identify how
many people with an impairment or disability use public transport. The
survey is for all people with a disability – those who use public transport
and those who do not. The feedback from the survey will assist Environment
Canterbury and CCS Disability Action through the Greater Christchurch Public
Transport Disability Reference Group to identify issues and barriers
surrounding the accessibility of public transport and to look at solutions
to address these.

The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and can be found

Paint New Zealand Beautiful Month
Keep New Zealand Beautiful, are celebrating Paint New Zealand Beautiful
Month 2017 by giving local communities the opportunity to win the resources
needed to develop a unique and quirky mural feature for their town or city.
There will be two entries selected and each will receive $1,000 in Resene
Vouchers and a $1,000 payment for the artist.

To enter all you have to do is find a wall which has a nature feature (such
as a plant or a tree) located in front of it, behind it or beside it that
can be incorporated in to a design. Then get permission from the owner of
the wall to paint the wall, find an artist who can help you do execute your
idea and submit your plan to Keep New Zealand.

For more information please see the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Website

Volunteer needed for ‘Lyttel Tumblers”
Plunket “Lyttel Tumblers” are looking for a volunteer to help set up the
Lyttelton gym on a Thursday morning during school term time. The time would
be from 8.30am – 9.30am and would involve helping to get all the equipment
in place before the class starts at 9.30am.

For more information please get in touch with Lynda Delaney on 021-061-5096

Funding available for creative projects
Got an idea that will bring your little slice of Christchurch to life? Need
some funding to get it off the ground? Applications are open for funding
that will enliven the central city or suburban centres. Read more here:

Diamond Harbour Neighbourhood Support

Please pass relevant information on to neighbours who do not receive these
emails and advise them they can join us at any time by emailing
dhnshq@gmail.com or phoning 021 0873 7502.
If you have moved from the area or no longer wish to receive these emails,
please notify us at dhnshq@gmail.com.

Bulletin – February 18, 2017

Port Hills fire investigation

In conjunction with New Zealand Fire Service investigators, Police are investigating the cause of the two fires in the Port Hills.

While there has been speculation about the cause of the two fires, no definitive cause for either fire has been established at this time.

Police will not speculate on the cause of the fires until the investigation is completed. Initial enquiries indicate that the Summit Road fire was reported approximately 90 minutes after the Early Valley Road fire was reported.

A thorough investigation of the cause of both fires is expected to take some weeks.

Anyone with any information about, or photographs of, the fires is asked to contact Police on 03 363 7400 or via dcc.canterbury@police.govt.nz

Detective Inspector Greg Murton
Police Media Centre

Bulletin – January 18, 2017

Notice of a Restricted Fire Season has been imposed by the Christchurch City Council over rural areas including Banks Peninsula from Wednesday 11 January 2017 until further notice. View the CCC notice.

Bulletin – January 6, 2017

Below is a link to keep up to date with Fire Status as it affects Banks Peninsula:


Bulletin – December 19, 2016

Some visitors to Diamond Harbour reported their car and another car parked at the domain were broken into in the last hour or two. If any one has information could they please ring the police at 03 363 7400.

Contacting Neighbourhood Support

Contact me at dhnshq@gmail.com or 021 0873 7502 for details of Diamond Harbour Neighbourhood Support.

JJ Smith