Sumner Community

Sumner is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, which was badly affected by the magnitude 6.3 (ML) earthquake which destroyed a large part of the Christchurch central business district and which killed 181 people on 22 February 2011. 


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Current News

Coastal Hazard Zones - Sumner Public Meeting

Coastal Hazard Zones - Sumner Public Meeting

Hosted by  Christchurch Coastal Residents United , CCRU

Sunday, 30 August 2015 from 5:00pm, Sumner School Hall

If you are coming along to this meeting please register, it will help if we have an indication of numbers, click on the link below For more information see

Christchurch City Council

 Our City. Our Future.

The Christchurch City Council is encouraging residents to have their say about the Long Term Plan that will shape the city over the next 10 years.

The Plan covers everything we do and how we pay for it. This includes:

 fixing roads, footpaths and storm water systems
 repairing or rebuilding damaged community facilities
 our share of the costs for Central City Anchor projects such as the New Central Library and Metro Sports Facility.

Sumner Community Newsletters

July 2014 Update - The Winter newsletter is being delivered to all the homes in Sumner during the first week of July. If you didn't get one, or would like another one, please collect from bin outside The Hub or click on this link for an online version - .


26 May - Main Road Scott Park to McCormacks Bay, St Andrews Hill retaining wall, Seamount Terrace retaining wall and Ferry Road and Humphreys Drive temporary shoulder sealing



26 May - Port Hills Update


Let's Find & Fix is an initiative led by the community and aimed at finding
and providing temporary fixes to earthquake damaged houses that are not
weather tight, safe or sanitary before winter. The campaign is being led by
CanCERN along with Red Cross and Community Energy Action in partnership with
insurers, claims management companies, EQC, Christchurch Earthquake Appeal
Trust, CERA and CCC.

Sumner Photographic Exhibition - Aoturoa Photo Art Gallery

Exhibition from the 17th March to 21st April 2014


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Residential Advisory Service

8 March - The Residential Advisory Service provides independent assistance to residential property owners. It helps them to understand and progress the repair and rebuild process.

Road Closures

1255 5 March: According to Police Communications Main Road is now open from Sumner Village. There are still reported problems on Wakefield Avenue. Evans Pass is still closed.

The AA  have  details on road conditions.

Village Green

Come along to our Petanque social gathering on Saturday 1st February from 4pm. Go to the calendar page for more information.

New Sculpture Unveiled - naming competition

18 December - Sumner sculpture unveiled by Council

Government News

Gerry Brownlee happy with Red Zone Judgment.

Captain Thomas Track works

Christchurch City Council will be operating a helicopter over the new (lower) part of the Captain Thomas Track on 3 December. They will be flying loads of gravel from the top of Richmond Hill to fill wet areas of the track.

Thank You

Thank you from Annette and Wayne McQueen


10 October Update - Containers on Heberden Av & Edwin Mouldey Track