The Hub

The Hub addresses issues facing Sumner residents during the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes. Please notify us with omissions, additions or errors using the contact form .


Avonside Blogspot

Kaiapoi Residents

Redcliffs - News sheet              

Mt Pleasant - Learn about Mt Pleasant, the history, the people, and pick up a couple fun facts.          

Mt Pleasant - News blog

Lyttelton - Project Lyttelton

Lyttelton - Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre

Heathcote -

Taylors Mistate - Association

Earthquake research


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

Masters Hollywood Cinema Sumner

7th September - The Hollywood masters cinema is not closed!

Sumner Library

18 September - Council library van will also come to Sumner on a Sunday from the 6th October. 

Christchurch Retaining Walls Group

If you are having legal or insurance problems with earthquake affected retaining walls the  Christchurch Retaining Walls Group may be able to help.

Port Hills Representatives

Are you Green zoned and with a section 124 notice?

Sumner Environment Group

Coastcare project update.  8 June community planting day.

Sumner Local Food Group

21 Aug - Winter Newsletter

Sumner Graffit Cleanup Group

24 Jul - Wakefield Ave will closed on Friday the 26th July 2013 to allow contractors to clean Graffiti from the containers.

Main Rd

24 Jul

  • Night-works on Ferrymead Bridge and Main Road Sumner set to improve journeys for residents
  • Temporary closure of Main Rd between Shag Rock and Clifton Hill Rd from 28/07 till 2/08 10:30pm-5:30am.

Christchurch Coastal Pathway

24 July - Coastal Pathway project gets a boost from Fulton Hogan


19 Jul - Newsletter #92 Community empowerment, Leadership, Community priorities.

Funding News

20 May - Internet NZ

Hagley/Ferrymead Community Board

3 Jul - Sumner Community Residents Association, Main Rd (near Shag Rock), Taylors Mistake Surf Lifesaving Club award.

Walking and MTB Tracks

26 Feb Update - Captain Thomas track is open

Red Cross

25 Jun - Winter Warmer packs are available now until 30 June 2013.

Sumner Youth

22 Jun - Sumner youth band Aftershock competed at the Rockquest last weekend and made it through to the regional finals.

Scarborough Paddling Pool demolition

CCC are demolishing the earthquake damaged Scarborough Paddling Pool. 

Lyttelton Festival of Lights Street Party Postponed

Press release from Lucette Hindin, Project Lyttelton 

EQR Hubs

19 Apr - Update contact details for Earthquake Recovery (EQR) Hubs at Woolston and Ferrymead.

Suburban Centres Rebuild

22 May - Sumner Village Centre Draft Master Plan to proceed to the next stage.

Garden City 2.0

20 May - Feedback, Extras, Stock, Recipes, Reminders

Have your say

16 May

  • Draft Three Year Plan 2013-16 Hearing Panel
  • Main Rd Master Plan (Phase 2) Community workshop

Sumner Community Residents Association

14 May - SCRA gave a 10 minute presentation at the CCC regarding our application on the three year plan.  Here is what we had to say.


10 May - EQC land settlements getting underway


8 May - Offering planned earthquake advocacy and advisory services

Healthy Christchurch

3 May - Healthy Christchurch News Post

Men's wellbeing

2 May - Calling for a male advocate to help promote an All Right campaign for men.

Sumner Bays Union Trust

2 May - Mini Music, Coffee & Conversation, Rockers of Ages Choir, Sumner Silver Band, Mother Hubbard's Craft Co-op, Redcliffs Craft Group, Create'n'Connect Craft Group, Redcliffs Community Shed.

Red Cross

19 April - Stop and slow down says psychologist.


5 Apr - Holiday Programme Enrollments Open 29 April - 3 May 2013

Community Awards

25 Mar - Hagley Ferrymead Community Board are seeking nominations for this year's Community Service Awards.

Join Advisory Group (JAG)

22 March - Hearings held in May for Sumner Village Centre Master Plan.

Sumner Community Hub

13 Mar - Red Cross at the hub to help residents every Thursday 10-12pm.

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