NEWS & EVENTS

KIA ORA .. WELCOME TO YEAR 2020

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Hope you all had a fantastic Festive Seasons Holiday

Here we are in January ~ Planning & Setting Goals.  What are you aiming to achieve in 2020 ?  Where do you want to be in the next 5 or 10 years ?

The Cashmere/Port Hills Community & Business Association Mission continues; connecting communities and to provide community and business support to enable our Community & Business Members achieve their Goals.  As per Association Mission ~ Bringing Communities Together; Supporting Local Communities and Local Business Members/Associates by celebrating and sharing our values, interests and goals as One Community.  https://cashmereporthills.co.nz/

The Association Management plans for this year is to continue providing the support for our Business Members and Communities through marketing and promotions, education workshops, social network meetings/events plus more with our Community & Business Members and The Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community.

“Education is perhaps one of the most important role of The Cashmere/Port Hills Community & Business Association VISION since establishment in 2017.  An essential ingredient to a content, happy, successful and a meaningful, wealthy community.  In fact, having had access to a good education during childhood and adulthood can make a real difference in life – Leta Quartermain ”

Quote : Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it – Marian Wright Edelman

We shall all look forward to another productive, successful year be filled with exciting  opportunities and lifetime experiences .. Wishing you A Wonderful 2020

Kind Regards,

Leta Quartermain (Projects Management Team Leader)

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THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2020

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Business Development Seminar

  • DATE : THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2020

  • TIME : 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • VENUE: HACKTHORNE GARDENS  https://hackthornegardens.nz/

  • COST : FREE (MEMBER)  $125 (NON MEMBER)

Begin your Business/Professional Year 2020 by ‘Adding Value’ to your Personal or Professional Portfolio.  Discover 52 Ways ~ Business Perspectives ~ Business Success 2020 during this one-day seminar for local communities/business operators/investors and corporate professionals to be held right here @ Hackthorne Gardens, Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity that happens twice yearly in Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch.

Refreshments and Light Lunch will be provided.  A Record of Attendance – Certificate will be issued to all participants.  OUR VIP CORPORATE BUSINESS GUEST SPEAKERS PROFILE WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE IN JANUARY 2020 > 

THE BEST TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKET IS NOW

A 20% Special Discount will apply for Early Bird Reservation before 31 January 2020.

YOU CAN RSVP & PURCHASE YOUR TICKET BY ONLINE BANKING

  1. PAY CASHMERE/PORT HILLS COMMUNITY & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 
  2. KIWIBANK ACCOUNT NUMBER : 38 – 9019 – 0246183 – 00  
  3. USE YOUR SURNAME & TELEPHONE NUMBER AS REFERENCE
  4. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH YOUR RECEIPT
  5. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER/RECEIPT BY POST
  6. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REGISTRATION
  7. SEE YOU ON THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2020 @ HACKTHORNE GARDENS 

RSVP : PROJECTS MANAGEMENT TEAM LEADER

PHONE: Leta Quartermain (027) 554 7787

OR EMAIL: office@cashmereporthills.co.nz

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE AND VENUE.

SUNDAY 1 MARCH 2020

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COMMUNITY HEALTH, SECURITY & SAFETY

WHEN : SUNDAY 1 MARCH 2020 

TIME : 12 MIDDAY – 4PM

COST : FREE COMMUNITY EVENT 

(Gold Coin Donation towards St Johns Ambulance)   

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE AND VENUE 

Community Health, Security and Safety is important as an individual, family and as a Community therefore a priority for all of us to be prepared. Bringing Communities together sharing awareness to stay safe and be secured within our homes and environment > Emergency Preparedness is a must for The Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community.

Join Our Neighborhood Community Buffet Lunch + BBQ for all ages, tea coffee and ice cream for the kids +  entertainment by the school kids .. Visitors & Tourists are all welcome.

For all enquiries, Contact Cashmere/Port Hills Community & Business Association by email office@cashmereporthills.co.nz /or Phone/Text Leta Quartermain (027) 554 7787

The safety of the community and its people shall be the highest law – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2020

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VINTAGE CLASSIC CARS SHOW

DATE:  SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2020

TIME: 10AM – 5PM 

LOCATION:  CASHMERE/PORT HILLS CHRISTCHURCH

GET READY TO VIEW SHOWCASE OF OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES VINTAGE CLASSIC CARS FROM ANCIENT TO MODERN STYLE VINTAGE CARS OF THIS 21st CENTURY. 

MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2020

ENQUIRIES: TO PROJECTS MANAGEMENT TEAM

TELEPHONE: Leta Quartermain (027) 554 7787

EMAIL: management@cashmereporthills.co.nz 

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SATURDAY 16 MAY 2020

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CASHMERE COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY

DATE: SATURDAY 16 MAY 2019

TIME: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

LOCATION: VICTORIA PARK/PORT HILLS 

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MONDAY 1 JUNE 2020

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Business Seminar ~ New Trends

A full day seminar for local communities, business operators and corporate professionals @ Protocol, Cashmere, Christchurch.

The Association Community & Business Advisors/Mentors will present some fascinating new business trends (facts) that will boost your business revenue to the next level.  Knowledge is an opportunity to make a Difference.

Refreshments and Light Lunch will be provided.  A record of attendance – certificate will be issued to all participants.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity that happens twice yearly in Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch.  OUR SPECIALISED BUSINESS MENTORS/PROFESSIONALS PROFILE WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE IN EARLY 2020

THE BEST TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKET IS NOW

A 20% Special Discount will apply for Early Bird Reservation before 31 March 2020.

YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR TICKET BY ONLINE BANKING

  1. PAY CASHMERE/PORT HILLS COMMUNITY & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 
  2. KIWIBANK ACCOUNT NUMBER : 38 – 9019 – 0246183 – 00  
  3. USE YOUR SURNAME & TELEPHONE NUMBER AS REFERENCE
  4. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH YOUR RECEIPT
  5. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER/RECEIPT BY POST 
  6. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REGISTRATION
  7. SEE YOU AT PROTOCOL ON MONDAY 1 JUNE 2020 

RSVP : PROJECTS MANAGEMENT TEAM

PHONE: Leta Quartermain (027) 554 7787

EMAIL: management@cashmereporthills.co.nz 

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SATURDAY 18 JULY 2020

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WELCOME TO THE OTAHUNA LODGE  https://www.otahuna.co.nz/

COMMUNITY MID-WINTER CELEBRATION

DATE : SATURDAY 18 JULY 2020

TIME : 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM 

VENUE: OTAHUNA LODGE 

COST : $240 PER PERSON 

PRICE INCLUSION  

  • Complimentary Glass of Champagne/Beverages
  • Formal 5-Course Meal/Dinner
  • Charity Event 2020
  • Live Music Entertainment/Ballroom Dancing
  • Dress Code: Corporate Black Tie / Evening Dress

    RSVP: With payment before 30 JUNE 2020

    YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE BY ONLINE BANKING 

  1. PAY CASHMERE/PORT HILLS COMMUNITY & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
  2. KIWIBANK ACCOUNT NUMBER : 38 – 9019 – 0246183 – 00  
  3. USE YOUR SURNAME & TELEPHONE NUMBER AS REFERENCE
  4. A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT
  5. THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESERVATION AND PURCHASE

SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2020

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WOMENS SUFFRAGE CELEBRATION 2020

  • VENUE: THE OLD STONE HOUSE (HERITAGE)

  • DATE: SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2020

  • TIME: 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM

  • WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN CELEBRATION 

  • COST: $50/PER PERSON

  • DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2020

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THE ASSOCIATION PAST – EVENTS

WOMEN SUFFRAGE CELEBRATION 2019

 

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Jo Bailey 

Jo Bailey is a Christchurch writer, editor, and author. She has worked in print media for over 30 years and for the last 20 years has juggled running her own business as a full-time freelancer with being a single mum to her two, now grown up, children. These days her work is focused primarily on content creation for commercial and corporate clients. Jo’s passion is storytelling and writing books, which is something she does in her ‘spare time’. She recently published her fourth non-fiction book called Never Forget, a collection of six moving true stories from World War II.

Jennifer Barrer – Four Winds Estate, Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch

Born and bred in Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch from a very special family.  She won the Winston Churchill Award.  A School Teacher/Headmaster, Poet/Actress/Director & Writer and South Pacific Peace Activist.  Patron of Cashmere Garden Club that her mother Margaret had founded.  Patron of the Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community Business Association in which Jennifer has been actively involved with since its establishment in 2017.  Jennifer Barrer, Award Winner of the Cashmere/Port Hills Community & Business HARRY ELL SUPREME AWARD 2017.  Award Finalist/Winner for the SIGN OF THE TAKAHE AWARD 2018.  Today Jenny enjoys community gatherings, gardening, reading and writing poems besides spending quality time with her children and grandchildren, family and friends in Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch.

Alexandra Davids – Keeping New Zealand Beautiful 

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Sunita Gautam

My name is Sunita Gautam and Christchurch is my home for me, my husband and two children for the past 17 years. Currently perusing a Ph.D. in the field of Immigrant entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury.  working as a senior business lecturer and a pastoral care officer at Aspire2 International, Christchurch.  A qualified early childhood teacher and enjoy working with young children.  An independent marriage celebrant, a volunteer mentor for local business at Business Mentors New Zealand Limited, Justice of the Peace and a volunteer member of Sahayata (community group) for ethnic communities.

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Adele Geradts – Community Board for Halswell & Business Operator 

I live and work in halswell; I have four adult children and one granddaughter. I have a BA in Education, I have been self-employed for 24 years running Armageddon Expo (a public entertainment expo). My husband and I began our company from a hobby and interest in Dr who I have 26 years of active volunteering experience in governance roles from Playcentre for five years, Plunket for 17 years and Board of Trustees for nine years

My work, degree and volunteering roles have taught me about inclusion and treating everyone equally. My children have dyslexia; I have learned that every child is different and has different learning styles. With the right support and advocacy, anything is possible. I’m open and supportive and think about things from diverse perspectives.

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Jane Ryder – Chairperson for Ngaio Marsh House Trust 

Councilor Sarah Templeton – Christchurch City Council (Heathcote Ward)

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Nancy McShane – Kate Sheppard Advocate / Women’s Union in Christchurch 

Annie Ogilvie – Artist, Community Advocate, Cashmere High School Nurse 

ART WORKSHOP WITH DON MCARA

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ART WORKSHOP IN CASHMERE/PORT HILLS

  • ART/PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH DON MCARA

  • DAY/TIME ~ FRIDAY 10AM – 1230PM/MONDAY 7PM – 9PM  

  • VENUE ~ DON MCARA ARTWORK STUDIO
  • TUITION/FEE ~ $100 (FOR 5 SESSIONS) 

PROCEEDS WILL GO TO DON MCARA'S CHARITY ~ HERITAGE TRAMS FERRYMEAD

Don McAra – New Zealand Artist
A well-known visual artist in Cashmere/Port Hills, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. Don has been creating marvellous art in different media such as;
– Oil Paintings
– Watercolour Paintings
– Mixed Media and other forms of art work

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“I will be teaching how to apply washes, how tone plus colour gives “value”;, colour mixing, how to work for colour harmony, etc. Good drawing is the underpinning of representational and romantic- realist painting, so I shall teach linear and atmospheric perspective, drawing both with pencil and with brush. I will introduce the class to wet on dry overlaying, but also to wet in wet style, to suit the subject matter. We will start with simple subject matter and move towards more complex. Working from still life subjects is invaluable as all the above can come together Iin such work. I also hope that when we are ready we can try portrait painting in water colour. I intend to gear the rate of our lessons to the needs of the participants. Later I shall encourage you to bring individually chosen photos, but to begin with we can all work from the same photo to ensure we can master the basics together. I hope the class will feel free to ask questions at all times. ”

I’ve decided to do this because I was well taught the basics when I was much younger, and think it is time for me to pass what I have learned on. Also it is a good opportunity to raise funds for a charity I am involved with. This involves working on a heritage tram project at Ferrymead to which I have been contributing for some time. I look forward to share my painting experience with you all, Regards Don.

To view or purchase Don’s beautiful artworks you can visit Don McAra’s Website: https://www.donmcara.net/  Website: https://www.donmcara.net/

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REGISTER ~ BY COMPLETE THE PRE-ENROLMENT FORM

AND MAKE PAYMENT BY ONLINE BANKING INTO CASHMERE/PORT HILLS CHRISTCHURCH COMMUNITY & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION KIWIBANK ACCOUNT NUMBER  38 – 9019 – 0246183 – 00.   USE YOUR SURNAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER AS REFERENCE .. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REGISTRATION

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE AND VENUE.

SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 2020

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Community & Business Harry Ell Awards 

Harry Ell Awards 2018

Supported by The Cashmere/Port Hills International Catering Group

Experience the Difference ~ The Cashmere/Port Hills International Catering Group specializes in catering from small to a large crowd, for private dining experiences, birthday and anniversary celebrations, weddings, corporate events, conferences, gala dinners, cultural and festive concerts to a maximum of 500 people (indoor and outdoor).  The Cashmere/Port Hills International Catering Group will bring to you some unique and authentic experience you will treasure.  For bookings via The Cashmere/Port Hills Community & Business Association Projects Management Team Leader – Leta Quartermain 24/7

Email: management@cashmereporthills.co.nz  Phone/Text Leta (027) 554 7787

Haere mai to Our Community Christmas Celebration 2020 >

Welcome to Celebrate Community & Business Harry Ell Awards 2020 >

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CHARITY COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

DATE : SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 2020

TIME : 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

VENUE: CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL 

COST : $200 PER PERSON 

PRICE INCLUSION  

  • Complimentary Glass of Champagne/Beverages
  • Formal 4-Course Meal/Dinner
  • VIP MC & International Guest Speakers
  • Live Music Entertainment/Ballroom Dancing
  • Dress Code: Corporate Black Tie / Evening Dress/Attire
  • Free Transport & Discounted Accommodation
  • CHARITY EVENT

    RSVP: With payment before 1 June 2020

    YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE BY ONLINE BANKING 

  1. PAY CASHMERE/PORT HILLS COMMUNITY & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
  2. KIWIBANK ACCOUNT NUMBER : 38 – 9019 – 0246183 – 00  
  3. USE YOUR SURNAME & TELEPHONE NUMBER AS REFERENCE
  4. A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON RECEIPT OF PAYMENT
  5. THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESERVATION AND PURCHASE

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Henry George Ell  [ 1918 – 1948 ]

Harry Ell Awards 2018

Nominations for The Harry Ell Community & Business Awards 2020

Nominations and Entries Open Saturday 1 August 2020
Nominations Close Friday 20 November 2020
Entries Close Monday 30 November 2020
Finalists Announced Saturday 19 December 2020
Community & Business Harry Ell Awards Celebration 2020 Saturday 19 December 2020

Award Categories

THE SIGN OF THE PACKHORSE AWARD

The Sign of the Packhorse Award recognizes a professional individual, a business entity, sole trader, company or organization who serves the Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community on the outdoor fields.  Like the hard-working Packhorse, driven by consistent, effective and proactive commitment in improving the environment by maintaining a good balance between community and business.  If you know of someone who deserves recognition for their community service, nominate them for this Community & Professional Service Award.

THE SIGN OF THE KIWI AWARD

The Sign of the Kiwi Award recognizes community individuals and non-profit organization who strives to make a difference in his/her/their community involvement as volunteers, without fuss or tangible reward.  Whether he/she is youth, older adult, cultural, church, recreation, sport or community service fields, these individuals or associates deserve recognition for their good deeds in the Community.  If you know of someone who deserves recognition for their community service, nominate them for this Community Service Award.

THE SIGN OF THE BELLBIRD AWARD

The Sign of the Bellbird Award recognizes professional individuals or business entities who are leading the Community by good example, serving their community well with either paid or voluntarily during and outside their normal business trading hours.  These professionals are self-employed sole traders, limited companies, organizations, health employment or education institutions that benefit the Cashmere/Port Hills Community.  If you know of someone or business who deserves recognition for their community service, nominate them for this Community & Business Service Award.

THE SIGN OF THE TAKAHE AWARD

The Sign of the Takahe Award recognizes a unique leadership role in our Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community, someone with a life of self-sacrifice for the good of others.  Leading others to protect heritage and assets for the future generation of Christchurch. An individual who has striven to serve many people in his or her time of service. If you know of someone or entity with a management or executive role, a local icon who deserves recognition for their community service, nominate them for this Supreme Community & Business Service Award.

THE HARRY ELL PREMIER AWARD

The Harry Ell Premier Award is one of its kind.  Irreplaceable Harry Ell 1862 – 1934 was a Christchurch City Councilor and MP.  Always a keen environmentalist, his full life scored many conservation highlights. Despite his political diversity, he is best remembered for his Summit Road on the Port Hills and its regular road houses, all but one named after native birds.  When he died in 1934 he was still dreaming of creating park to protect the upper slopes of the Port hills for all time.  In 1948 his grandson, John Jameson founded the Summit Road Society to further Harry Ell’s work and vision.  If you know of someone or business entity or organization who deserves recognition for their community service, nominate them for this Supreme Premier Community Award.

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Supported by The Cashmere/Port Hills International Catering Group

Experience the Difference with The Cashmere/Port Hills International Catering Group.  Specializes in catering from small to a large crowd, for private dining experiences, birthday and anniversary celebrations, weddings, corporate events, conferences, gala dinners, cultural and festive concerts to a maximum of 500 people (indoor and outdoor).  The Cashmere/Port Hills International Catering Group will bring to you the unique and authentic experience you will treasure.  For bookings via the Cashmere/Port Hills Community & Business Association Projects Management Team Leader – Leta Quartermain

Email: management@cashmereporthills.co.nz   Phone/Text Leta (027) 554 7787

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT