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10 October 2013



A big thank you to Paul Bolger – I would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul for spending countless hours getting the Sumner Community Group Website developed.  Both Paul and I have been busy bees to bring this amazing website for the community.  We have finished phase 1 and would like to start phase 2, but we need funding to complete it.  If you can help, please email funding@sumnercommunity.org.nz or call Paul on 326 6776.


What’s coming up – Find out what’s happening around Sumner on the Events page http://sumnercommunity.org.nz/Events

Music Group - Are you interested in joining a Sumner singing group?  There has been interest shown to get a singing group stated of 8 people.  This is your chance to get together and meet to discuss developing into a singing group.  Contact Marnie on 326 4144 or email marniek@xtra.co.nz


Keep on eye on the Homepage for the latest news http://sumnercommunity.org.nz/


Environment Group event – Come and join us at Taylors this weekend.  Here is the carrot…………….. a free BBQ lunch.  That’s got to be worth coming along!  See attached flyer.

Share an idea for Sumner – look http://sumnercommunity.org.nz/About-Sumner/Current-News/Share-an-Idea-for-Sumner .  I need some volunteers to help hand out “Share an Idea for Sumner” forms around the Sumner Village, possibly this weekend and next week.  See attached example flyer.  Reply to this email if you can help with a shift or two.  12pm to 2pm, and 5 to 7pm

Red Stickered information – look at http://sumnercommunity.org.nz/Community-Groups/Community-groups/Red-Stickered

Sumner Entertainment – some of you put your hand up to get involved.  We need you now to get a program up and running.  There are some fantastic opportunities coming up for Sumner that need people to help make it happen.

Greening the rubble information – look at http://sumnercommunity.org.nz/Community-Groups/Community-groups/Greening-the-Rubble-Project

Urban Design information – look at http://sumnercommunity.org.nz/Community-Groups/Community-groups/Urban-Design

Sumner Business Group – Next meeting 28th June (last Tuesday of the Month) held 5:30 – 6:30pm at the The Cornershop Bistro 32 Nayland St.  Enquiries to business@sumnercommunity.org.nz or contact Kath on 326 7944

Sumner Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_47354941861

Civil Defence Training – There are spaces left if you would like to put hand up to do civil Defence training.  Email coordinators@sumnercommunity.org.nz to find out more.

Recording meetings – We now have an audio recording device which we hope to record all the meetings so you can hear on the website.  I need some assistance on loading mps onto youtube – can you help?  Call Marnie on 326 4144.

Fundraising – Does anyone have any ideas how the Sumner Community Group can raise funds?  Do you know someone we can approach?  Donations or sponsorship of any amount are welcome.  We are at the stage we could engage a Sumner Community Coordinator.  The Sumner Urban Design Group are looking for some funding to help them further develop the Sumner Urban Design Plan.  So far it has all been done with the labour of love, we do this because we believe in the future of Sumner.  Can you help us continue in our role in assisting you and the wider community?  Email funding@sumnercommunity.org.nz or contact Stephen Fitzgerald on 326 6174 or Marnie Kent on 326 4144.

Temporary Accommodation Assistance – There are a lot of queries relating to this.  To find out go to http://sumnercommunity.org.nz/Community-Groups/Community-groups/Red-Stickered/Links

Petition to build a sustainable Christchurch - In just over three weeks' time the petition will be delivered to Christchurch City Council, to Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and to NZ Government's Earthquake Recovery Minister.  With this in mind I am writing to ask for your help.  I'm hoping that we can give this petition one final push in the next three weeks, and get it ‘out there' to the rest of Christchurch, the rest of New Zealand and to more of our friends overseas. It's my sense that many, many more people around NZ and beyond share our passion and determination to see a beautiful, sustainable Christchurch rise from the rubble and would sign the petition if they knew about it.  So let's tell them! Please, if you haven't done so yet (or even if you have!) forward the petition on to as many people as you can, and ask them to forward it on to others. Let them know we have three weeks left to gather in one place the voice of all those who wish to see environmental sustainability put firmly at the heart of the rebuild plans for Christchurch.  We've been through so much here in Canterbury. But we have also experienced first hand the strength of our communities. Let's gather that strength and stand together to make our voices heard. Let's not miss this unique opportunity to influence the Christchurch of the future.  Go to http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-new-zealands-government-christchurch-rebuild-must-lead-the-world-in-sustainability-2 to sign the petition.

Recovery Canterbury - This forum is an opportunity to hear advice and discuss earthquake related issues impacting the future of their businesses, specifically insurance, commercial leasing and business continuity.  Come along to the forum and hear from various experts from CERA, Westpac, Duncan Cotterill and Insurance, who will address and answer your specific questions and assist you with any issues you may have. There will also be an opportunity to liaise with a Business Recovery Co-ordinator from Recover Canterbury.  For more information about this event please email heidig@cecc.org.nz .

Date: Tuesday 14th June
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: Bayleys Auction Room, Deans Ave
Cost: FREE
Registration: please RSVP to registrations@cecc.org.nz by Friday 10th June.

Spread the message - Not everyone in Sumner receives my emails, so please pass them onto anyone you think would be interested.  For those who are new and would like to receive emails directly from me, please email register@sumnercommunity.org.nz  with your contact details.