Cashmere News Diary: 28 November 2013 - Cashmere Fare, land matters
A warm welcome to our new subscribers.
* 30 November, Saturday 9 till 12 noon - Calico Christmas Fare at Cashmere Presbyterian Centre, 2 Macmillan Avenue - Festive gifts; clever cups; cakes for Christmas & special occasions; jams, chutneys & pickles; scrumptious home made pies; fudge & more; sausage sizzle; raffles.
* 29 January 2014, Wednesday 1.30pm, CREST - Cashmere Residents' Emergency Support Team - our local preparedness group next meets at Cashmere School, courtesy of Principal Jacqui Duncan, where we will continue the learnings from the remarkable response and rapid recovery of the school after 12.50pm, 22-Feb-2011. Our condolences to the children, family and friends of the parent lost in the city that day. CREST is developing the Cashmere community response plan, to open a community hub at the Cashmere Presbyterian Centre and to work with the school, in the event of emergency. CREST meets on the last Wednesday of each month except December, with participants so far being: Cashmere Residents' Association, Cashmere Presbyterian Parish, St Augustine's Anglican Church, Cashmere School, Christchurch West Rotary, and Christchurch City Council Civil Defence and Emergency Management. CREST committee is coordinating a team of volunteers to become our ready-responders, with a local hall cup of tea, contact point and reassurance, communication routes and a door-knocking roster when needed. Details of our draft Cashmere emergency plan are here: http://www.cashmere.org.nz/news/Cashmere-Emergency-News-20Jun2013 which needs developing more fully. Contact CRA or the Church if willing to help please. Thank you to those who have come forward already at the 3 Nov BBQ. A local time bank, useful for wider resource coordination, is here: http://addington.timebanks.org ; 29 Jan is also next CRA committee meeting night, 7.30pm.
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* Kaizuka Cafe - www.kaizuka.co.nz - Manager Aaron Scott has made contact with CRA and updated us on the community hub role Kaizuka has been able to play, through rough earthquake circumstances, for many residents in the Bowenvale area. Watch this space for cooperative work CRA can undertake with Kaizuka, at this important communications gateway between Huntsbury and Cashmere suburbs. Thank you Aaron and Kaizuka staff, for all you have done.
* 12 November, Cashmere Residents' Association Annual General Meeting - thank you to all who attended, especially our speakers: Professor Bryan Jenkins, for Lower Avon Heritage Trail Project, and Margaret Sweet, for Friends of Ngaio Marsh House; also EQC for their presence and Cracroft Chase Vineyard and the Italian cheese-makers for their tasting table displays too. Very enjoyable! CRA committee gained two new members: welcome Anne and Joan; we meet monthly on the third Wednesday at 7.30pm, though the next will be 29 January.
* Cellphone towers - research has revealed the new Barrington St / Cashmere Rd intersection tower to have been non-notified, on council road reserve land, and built by Vodaphone. One went up at Sloan Tce / Centaurus Rd at the same time. Another Cashmere Rd tower has since appeared at the foot of Hackthorne Rd, on the Princess Margaret Hospital side. - Feedback anyone?
* Land questions - Christchurch City Council are contacting all Port Hills home-owners on Class II and Class III land directly, and are running information meetings in the weeks ahead - contact CCC on 941-8999 or a CRA committee member if you need to know more.
* CRA Subscriptions 2013/14 - Association membership and renewals for 2013/14, at the household rate of $5 per year, can be made via our Kiwibank a/c 389005.0688810.02 - Please notify deposit by email, for confirmation by our Treasurer, and a receipt will be issued if requested: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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