Riccarton Community Hub

What's happening in Riccarton, and where to find it

Harrington Park play equipment renewal

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Some of the play equipment at Harrington Park is up for renewal. In order to put together an initial landscape plan for the park, the City Council would like to find out how the park is currently being used, and what type of activities people in the community would like to do there.

'Our Riccarton, Our Community, Let’s Have Fun' day

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The 'Our Riccarton, Our Community, Let’s Have Fun' community day is one of the highlights of the year in our neighbourhood. The day-long event is a wonderful opportunity for people new to the district and long-time residents to meet and make friends, and enjoy an afternoon of free activities.

Migrant volunteering workshops

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Migrants frequently find it hard to get a job in New Zealand, sometimes because of language skills, sometimes because employers want "New Zealand experience", and so on... One way in is to do volunteer work, which provides valuable work experience in a New Zealand context.

Korean Fun Day

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Korean culture was to the fore when the Korean School held a fun day at Kirkwood Intermediate School, Riccarton Rd, on Saturday 29 September. The school holds its weekly classes at Kirkwood on a Saturday.

Seven years of building community celebrated

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Seven years of building community in the Riccarton area were celebrated at the end of September by the Oak Development Trust. Starting with just one paid employee – Manager Carol Renouf – the trust now has six staff, and is active through around 12 programmes.

Let’s have a Global Christmas

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Global Christmas is an informative and an educative community project that is being initiated by the Philippine Culture and Migrants Services (PCMS) team. It aims to promote and encourage the diverse Christchurch migrant communities to showcase their traditional cultural Christmas practices in terms of songs, dances, costumes, food, decors, artefacts and festival activities.