NEWS & EVENTS

SPRING NETWORK MEETING

NOTICE TO MEETING 29 OCTOBER 2019

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SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2019

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HERITAGE CELEBRATION DINNER

CASHMERE/PORT HILLS CHRISTCHURCH COMMUNITY

  • DATE : Sunday 27 October 2019

  • TIME : 5PM – 10PM 

  • VENUE: SIGN OF THE TAKAHE

  • COST : $69 PER ADULT   $25/CHILD 

Know your Cashmere/Port Hills Heritage Landmarks well ?

Bringing Communities Together .. Strengthening Communities .. Reinforcing Community Heritage Values … Dinning & Sharing Community Heritage Visions & Aspirations .. Victorian/Edwardian Fashion Dress Code .. Complimentary Glass of Champagne/Dinner with Light Entertainment.

The chosen heritage~landmarks/gardens to observe are;

  • The Malthouse
  • Ngaio Marsh House
  • Cashmere Presbyterian Church
  • Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust
  • St Augustines Church
  • Kate Sheppard Christchurch
  • McLeans Mansion
  • Sign of the Takahe/Kiwi/Bellbird/Packhorse
  • Historic Landmarks in Cashmere/Port Hills

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THE BEST TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKET IS NOW

RSVP : Phone Leta Quartermain (027) 554 7787

OR EMAIL: office@cashmereporthills.co.nz

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET BY ONLINE BANKING GUIDELINES

  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 RECEIPT
  5. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER/RECEIPT BY POST 
  6. THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESERVATION 
  7. SEE YOU ON SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2019 AT SIGN OF THE TAKAHE
ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE & AVAILABILITY OF VENUE AND SERVICES. 

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MONDAY 16 DECEMBER 2019

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CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

COMMUNITY & BUSINESS HARRY ELL AWARDS

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

DATE: MONDAY 16 DECEMBER 2019

TIME: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

COST: $140 PER PERSON

YOU ARE SPECIALLY INVITED

> COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS THANKSGIVING
> CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY DAY CELEBRATION
> COMMUNITY & BUSINESS HARRY ELL AWARDS 2019

Tena Koe … Haere mai .. Welcome Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community. Join us for a night of glitz, glamour, fine food and wine, sharing good times with colleagues, friends, family and neighbours with a flair of business, history, culture and tradition. Christmas the most wonderful time of the year to come together and celebrate the festive season highlights ~ Cashmere/Port Hills Community Christmas Celebration

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There will be lots to celebrate on this day; the 16 December. On this day 16 December 2019 will also mark 169 years since the Four Ships arrived in Lyttelton Harbour in 1850. Would love to see all Special Guests to come to this Event dressed up in the 1850s
https://cashmereporthills.co.nz/history/

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The Community & Business Harry Ell Awards is a must celebration for all communities and businesses in Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch. Thanks to Harry Ell’s Legacy that brought us here today, that unites us all as One Community with compassion and understanding of each other. Dress Code will be Corporate Black Tie / Evening Dress.
Nominations for the 5 Community & Business Harry Ell Awards are invited and must be in before the 31 October 2019. https://cashmereporthills.co.nz/project-management-2/

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Early Birds Bookings before 31 October will receive a special discount. Free Transport will be provided. Inclusive: Champagne + 5 Course Meal. Gifts & Christmas Hampers Giveaway. A small donation towards our Nominated Charity will be much Appreciated !

We look forward to be of service to you ongoing and to seeing you all at our Annual Special Community Christmas Celebration at Sign of the Takahe.

For more details and updates …
Visit our Website: https://cashmereporthills.co.nz/
CASHMERE/PORT HILLS CHRISTCHURCH COMMUNITY & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION.

THE BEST TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKET IS NOW 

A Special Discount will apply for Early Birds Reservation before 31 October 2019.

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET BY ONLINE BANKING GUIDELINES

  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 RECEIPT
  5. YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION LETTER/RECEIPT BY POST 
  6. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REGISTRATION
  7. SEE YOU ON MONDAY 16 DECEMBER FROM 6PM AT SIGN OF THE TAKAHE

RSVP : Phone/Text Leta Quartermain (027) 554 7787

OR EMAIL: office@cashmereporthills.co.nz

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Harry Ell Awards 2018

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
Community Christmas + Harry Ell Awards Celebration  Monday 16 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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Established 54 years ago, this well respected North Canterbury business has delivered all styles of functions; private dining experiences, birthday celebrations, weddings big and small, corporate events, multi day conferences, gala dinners, cultural and sporting festivals, festive concerts and much much more.  Recognised as one of the leading trusted caterers across the entire South Island of New Zealand, we have a long standing history of being able to offer a one-stop-shop style service across your catering needs, plus in depth knowledge on marquees and event hire.

Take a look what makes Continental Catering A Genuine Success    http://www.continental.co.nz/event-catering-southisland/

 

 

 

 

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 

  • 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.

 

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SUNDAY 26 JANUARY 2020

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Cashmere/Port Hills Christchurch Community & Business Association

COMMUNITY HEALTH, SECURITY & SAFETY

WHEN : SUNDAY 26 JANUARY 2020 

TIME : 12 MIDDAY – 4PM

WHERE : SIGN OF THE TAKAHE 

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.

Besides 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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Business Development Seminar

  • DATE : THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2020

  • TIME : 10AM – 4PM

  • VENUE: SIGN OF THE TAKAHE

  • COST : FREE (MEMBER)  $95 (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 ~ 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 and wellbeing.

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 > 

THE BEST TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKET IS NOW

A Special Discount will apply for Early Birds Reservation before 31 January 2020.

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET BY ONLINE BANKING GUIDELINES

  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 SIGN OF THE TAKAHE ON THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2020 

RSVP : By Phone Leta Quartermain (027) 554 7787

OR EMAIL: office@cashmereporthills.co.nz

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

THE ASSOCIATION PAST – EVENTS

WOMEN SUFFRAGE CELEBRATION 2019

 

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Jo Bailery – Author

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

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 and 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.

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Alexandra Davids

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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, I am perusing a Ph.D. in the field of Immigrant entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury.  I am also working as a senior business lecturer and a pastoral care officer at Aspire2 International, Christchurch.  I am also a qualified early childhood teacher and enjoy working with young children.

My passion is to work with people and I am engaged in the local and wider community as an independent marriage celebrant, a volunteer mentor for local business at Business Mentors New Zealand Limited, Justice of the peace (ceremony awaited) and a volunteer member of Sahayata (community group) for ethnic communities.

Ngā mihi nui

Sunita Gautam

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

What is the most important thing in this world? It is people, it is people, it is people. 

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Adele Geradts – Community Board for Halswell

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 – Chair of Ngaio Marsh House Trust 

 

  • Jane have lived in Christchurch since 1978
  • Studied at Canterbury University part time while raising 2 daughters.
  • Part time primary school teacher.
  • Graduated Bachelor of Arts with History major 1990.
  • Full time teacher 1991 – 1996
  • 1994 – 2010: Voluntary work for NZ Historic Places Trust as member and office bearer on Canterbury Branch Committee (now Heritage NZ)
  • 1996 onwards: Member of Rose Historic Chapel Trust Board, as Secretary and now Bookings Coordinator.
  • 1996 – 2011 Onsite buildings manager at Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings.  This role ended with the February earthquake and I chose to leave Christchurch and spent time closer to family, all of whom lived in the North Island.  2011 – 2014: Titirangi, Auckland
  • Moved back to Christchurch from 2015 to current 2019
  • 2012 – 2014: volunteer guide at Alberton and Colin McCahon cottage
  • 2015 onwards: member of Friends of Ngaio Marsh Committee and Chairperson since 2016.
  • When I came back to Christchurch I decided that I would like to become involved as a volunteer at Ngaio Marsh House. Partly because I lived nearby and I was interested in the property from an architectural and historical perspective. I also was experienced  in guiding as a paid employee and as a volunteer

 

Councilor Sarah Templeton – Christchurch City Council (Heathcote Ward)

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Nancy McShane – Kate Sheppard Advocacy 

 

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