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Running an Event

Get the right help on what you need to know when running an Event.

This information is updated by the Sumner Community Residents Association

For support of community recreational programmes and events, contact Diana Saxton (Community Recreational Advisor) at Christchurch City Council on 941 6628


Local newspapers

Bay Harbour News - diary@bayharbour.co.nz  or 384 0600

Mainland Press   - 384 0600

The Star   - star.reporters@starcanterbury.co.nz or 364 7422 or 379 7100

Christchurch Mail   - anna.price@themail.co.nz or 943 2582

Local Radio stations

Preparing a community announcement on radio tip

NZ Radio guide - list of radio stations nation wide.


Be there

Event finder

Active Canterbury


Planning your event  
Courses for event organisers


Volunteer Canterbury

The Concert


Lumley Events Organisers Liability Insurance

Community Connect

JLT Insruance




Rent - Party - Club


CCC - event application form for events held on council land

Be there - Run/Submit an event



Event extras

SBS Bank Ferrymead Branch - Community BBQ   Contact 376 6298

Mega Mitre 10 Ferrymead - Bouncy Castle Contact 366 6305

Hiring equipment 

Mobile Stage Trailer - Desiree Latham, CCC, 941 8255, Cell: 0272 660 730 desiree.latham@ccc.govt.nz

"Spread the Word"

A guide on organising community recreational programmes and events:

  • what really makes people turn up
  • getting the right message to the right people at the right time
  • creating key messages
  • viral marketing
  • developing flyers and posters
  • working with the media.

spread-word-guide.pdf 5.20 MB spread-word-sheet.pdf 590.81 kB

Enroll to do this 3 hr course

"Get Set Go"

A guide on how to run an event or programme

  • people want to come to
  • is affordable to run
  • will energise you and your organisation
  • will be fun.

getsetgo-guide-1.pdf 966.75 kB getsetgo-planning-sheets.pdf 251.91 kB

Enroll to do this 3 hr course

Food at community events

Christchurch City Council - Fundraising and special occasions (sausage sizzle and BBQ)

Christchurch City Council - Trading and Events in Public Places Policy 2010