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NZ WOMENS’ SUFFRAGE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Bringing Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch women together to celebrate Womens’ Suffrage Anniversary (1893 – 2019) 

Inspiring Iconic Christchurch NZ Key Speakers will be celebrating with us this year at Sign of the Takahe. Welcome along to celebrate ‘women inspiring women fellowship’ with cocktails, bubbles, tea, coffee and sweets and light entertainment.

EVENT: NEW ZEALAND WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE ANNIVERSARY (1893 – 2019)

DAY/DATE/TIME: THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2019 @ 5PM – 9PM 

VENUE:  SIGN OF THE TAKAHE, 200 HACKTHORNE ROAD, CASHMERE/PORT HILLS 

HISTORY TODAY

Women get the right to vote

A Christchurch woman, Kate Shepard, led the suffragettes attributed for gaining New Zealand women the right to vote in September 1893. New Zealand became the first country allowing all women to vote. She and her group are depicted on a memorial on the riverbank close to the Worcester Boulevard Bridge. The memorial shows the rolled up petition to parliament. It was so large a wheelbarrow was needed to carry it. Prime Minister, Richard Seddon, is credited with the vote for women albeit he, personally, opposed the Electoral Reform Bill. It subsequently passed with a slim majority when two liberal backbenchers voted with the opposition to embarrass their own government and particularly the Prime Minister. More than 70 per cent of women exercised their right to vote in November, 1893.

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Business Development Seminar

  • DATE : MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

  • TIME : 10AM – 4PM

  • VENUE: SIGN OF THE TAKAHE

  • COST : FREE (MEMBER)  $70 (NON MEMBER)

A full day seminar for local communities, business operators, investors and corporate professionals @ Sign of the Takahe, Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch.

Discover 52 Ways ~ Business Perspectives our VIP Key Speakers will present an excellent variety of topics from general business, investments, insurance, tax/accounting, commercial law, real estate, mortgage/lending, IT/sales & marketing, health & safety.

Refreshments and Lunch will be provided.  A Record of Attendance – Certificate will be issued to all participants.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity that only happens once in a year in Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch.   More VIP Business Speakers TBA >

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PAUL BURNS

Paul Burns 

Paul Burns joined Craigs Investment Partners as an Investment Adviser in early 2015.   Prior to this Paul spent eight years as a Senior Personal Banker with the ANZ/National Bank and previously with Westpac for nine years in a variety of Advisory roles.   With extensive experience in the financial services industry, Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in his role.  Paul specializes in providing tailored investment advice for clients who are considering retiring and plan to sell their farm, business or properties to generate investment income.  He is a member of / or accredited with the following organisations; NZX Adviser.  Paul holds the following qualifications; Postgraduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning, Massey University and A Certificate of Authorisation AFA (2011)

Paul Burns
Investment Adviser
Authorised Financial Adviser / NZX Adviser
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Level 3, Craigs Investment Partners House, 76 Victoria Street
PO Box 90, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Email: paul.burns@craigsip.com 
Website: www.craigsip.com 

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Elizabeth Woods

Elizabeth Woods  is a Senior Trustee with Public Trust and can help with all aspects of Wills, Estates, Family Trusts and Personal Assist. Coming from a long and comprehensive banking background Elizabeth also has extensive financial and banking knowledge. She is a Cashmere resident, living on Dyers Pass Road in the house next door to the one she grew up in and she has a keen interest in promoting and valuing the local community.

Elizabeth Woods
Senior Trustee of Public Trust
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Email: Elizabeth.woods@publictrust.co.nz
Level 4, BNZ Centre 120 Hereford St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011
Website:  https://www.publictrust.co.nz/

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Chris Solly

I always focus on my clients drive to change their lives for the better giving them confidence and guidance to achieve their goals faster and safer.

I joined the Army at a young age and completed an 11 year stint in the infantry including time serving with the United Nations in Bosnia. During this time I competed in a multitude of sports including Boxing, Athletics, Rugby, Football and completed a Services Assistant Personal Trainer course, this involved helping to train soldiers for the rigours of their job, featuring pre-selection training for the SAS.

After completing my service I went into business, ultimately finding myself in highly stressful and overworked management positions while still training the mind and body and staying fit.
I have been a group instructor at Bodyfix Gym for 6 years, ultimately completing a double diploma in Fitness and Business. I understand the stress that comes with high pressure work and family life – because I have been there!!!

 

Chris Solly
Executive Trainer & Weight Loss Expert
Mobile: 022 432 9434
Email: thebodyfixer1@gmail.com
Website: http://www.bodyfixer.co.nz

Barbara Lee

Barbara-Lee Dickson

Barbara-Lee Dickson is the Director of The Insurance Ladies and is an Authorised Financial Adviser, Insurance Specialist.  She loves helping families and people in business to protect their financial security around any unexpected illness or injury. She specialises in working with women in business.

Her role is to ensure that you are not exposed to any unnecessary risk, while at the same time making sure you don’t pay more than you need to for your protection plans.

Her biggest piece of advice to you is to make sure you know the value of getting personalised advice from an Insurance Specialist.  Products through direct and banking channels are often inferior and expensive and can often result in disappointment at claim time.

Once you become a client, Barbara-Lee is there to review your plan as your life changes and is definitely there for you at claim time.  This is where the rubber hits the road and she is there to support and help you through this time.

Barbara-Lee loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. She enjoys walking and the occasional game of golf.  The charities she supports are the Cancer Society and the Neurological Foundation. Her direct family has been impacted, helped and supported by these Organisations, just as they do for many families in New Zealand every day.

Barbara Lee-Dickson
Authorised Financial Advisor –
Personal and Business Risk Insurance Specialist
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 +64 3 261 9999 P. +64 0508 81 81 81  M. +64 027 431 8895
Level 3, Craigs Investment Partners House, 76 Victoria Street
PO Box 36-803, Merivale, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
Email: barbaralee@theinsuranceladies.co.nz
Website: www.theinsuranceladies.co.nz  

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AND MAKE PAYMENT BY USING OUR SECURED PAYMENT FACILITY 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 

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ART WORKSHOP IN CASHMERE/PORT HILLS

  • EVENT ~ ART/PAINTING WORKSHOP with ARTIST DON MCARA

  • DAY/TIME ~ FRIDAY 10AM – 1230PM 

  • VENUE ~ DON MCARA ARTWORK STUDIO
  • TUITION/FEE ~ $100/PP (FOR 4-5 SESSIONS) 

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

Welcome to Don McAra’s Artwork Studio in Cashmere/Port Hills
Fee: $170/per person (4 lessons including materials)
Don McAra -New Zealand Artist
A well-known visual artist in Canterbury, New Zealand
Don has been creating for many years 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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AND MAKE PAYMENT USING OUR SECURED PAYMENT FACILITY 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 

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & AVAILABILITY OF VENUE.  A FULL PAYMENT OF REFU

SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 2019

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COMMUNITY HEALTH & SAFETY EVENT

WHEN : SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 2019   

TIME : 12 MIDDAY – 4PM

WHERE : SIGN OF THE TAKAHE 

COST : FREE

(Gold Coin Donation towards St Johns Ambulance)   

ALL OUR EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE/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 > for Emergency Preparedness is a must for The Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community.

Plus 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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SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2019

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Cashmere/Port Hills Community & Business Association

HERITAGE CELEBRATION DINNER

CASHMERE/PORT HILLS CHRISTCHURCH COMMUNITY

Bringing Communities Together … Sharing Community Values, Interests & Goals … Reinforcing Community Heritage Values > 

  • DATE : Sunday 20 October 2019

  • TIME : 5PM – 9PM 

  • VENUE: SIGN OF THE TAKAHE

  • COST : $50 PER ADULT   $25/CHILD 

SEATS ARE LIMITED … RESERVE YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS SEATS NOW .. EARLY RESERVATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED .. DO IT TODAY

Know your Cashmere/Port Hills Heritage Landmarks well ?

The purpose for this EVENT is to learn, showcase and to celebrate past communities and our local heritage landmarks in our focused area during the Heritage Week Festival.  Remembering our loved communities and the challenges they faced in the past, celebrating their courage and victories.  Bringing Communities Together … re-connecting Communities and Heritage celebrating and reinforcing Community Values.

The chosen heritage~landmarks~gardens to observe are The Malt House, Ngaio Marsh House, St Augustines Church, Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Four Winds Estate, The Sign of The Takahe ~ Cracroft Reserve Park

Harry Ell’s great grand-daughter Paula Jameson will speak on behalf of Harry Ell’s Family about the Sign of the Takahe & The Summit Road Society, from its formation to present day, with its focus on the struggles to protect the Port Hills from degradation and adverse development (1907 – 2019)

Alan Wills, Trustee for the Malt House representing the interests of  the MaltHouse Theatre will speak on the history and performance of the MaltHouse to the Community to-date. (1857 – 2019)

Bryan Earl/Anne Gordon Ogilvie will speak on behalf of Cashmere St Augustines Anglican Church history and development to-date (1908 – 2019)

Dr David Troughton will speak on behalf of the Cashmere Presbyterian Church history and development of the Church to-date (1948 – 2019)

Margaret Sweet/Bruce Harding to speak on behalf of Ngaio Marsh Heritage House history and development to-date (1895 – 1982) https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/dame-ngaio-marsh-1895-1982/

Jennifer Barrer daughter of Barrister Bryan Amherst & Margaret Butler Barrer, the creators of the The Four Winds Estate in Cashmere/Port Hills to speak on the Four Winds establishment until to-date.

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE BY SUBMIT THIS FORM

 

AND MAKE PAYMENT USING OUR SECURED PAYMENT FACILITY 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 

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & AVAILABILITY OF VENUE.  A FULL PAYMENT OF REFU

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SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 2019

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YOU ARE SPECIALLY INVITED > TO OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION.  TO OUR ANNUAL HARRY ELL AWARDS CELEBRATION.  Join us for a night of glitz, glamour, fashion, fine food and wine sharing good times with colleagues, friends, family and neighbours with a flair of business, history, culture with tradition. Christmas is the best wonderful time of the year to come together and celebrate our end of the year highlights as ONE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION > 

DRESS CODE: CORPORATE BLACK TIE & EVENING DRESS/COCKTAIL ATTIRE 

Harry Ell Awards 2018

CHRISTMAS ~ HARRY ELL AWARDS THANKSGIVING

DATE: SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 2019

TIME: 530 – 1030PM

COST: $100 PER PERSON

THE BEST TIME TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IS RIGHT NOW 

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET/S BY ONLINE BANKING > FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES 

  1. CASHMERE/PORT HILLS COMMUNITY & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 
  2. KIWIBANK ACCOUNT NUMBER : 38 – 9019 – 0246183 – 00  
  3. USE YOUR SURNAME & TELEPHONE NUMBER AS REFERENCE
  4. COMPLETE THIS FORM WITH YOUR CONTACT DETAILS
  5. SUBMIT THIS FORM … THANK YOU FOR YOUR REGISTRATION

SEATS ARE LIMITED … RESERVE YOUR FAMILY/FRIENDS SEATS NOW .. EARLY RESERVATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED .. DO IT TODAY

RSVP : Leta Quartermain (027) 554 7787 EMAIL: office@cashmereporthills.co.nz

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Nominations are Invited for The Harry Ell Community & Business Annual Awards

Nominations and Entries Open Thursday 1 August 2019
Nominations Close Thursday 31 October 2019
Entries Close Friday 8 November 2019
Finalists Announced Saturday 30 November 2019
Christmas + Awards Celebration  Saturday 7 December 2019

Guidelines for Award Nominations

  • Link to  Award Nomination Form
  • State your Full Name, Address, Telephone Number and Profession or Retired.
  • State your Nominee’s Full Name, Address, Telephone Number, Profession
  • What is the nominee current age, role, service has she/he been involved in.
  • How long has the nominee been involved in this activity or service.
  • What benefits does the Community receive from the nominee activity or service?
  • Complete, Sign and Post it to Management, Cashmere/Port Hills Community & Business Association, PO Box 36593, Merivale, Christchurch 8146
  • Or Complete Nomination Form and Email > management@cashmereporthills.co.nz

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 BOOK OF AWARD

The Sign of the Takahe Supreme 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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CASHMERE/PORT HILLS CHRISTCHURCH COMMUNITY & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

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