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Give Gear Get Great

Give Gear Get Great bin

The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board is proudly supporting the Give Gear Get Great initiative, which recycles outgrown, used or unused sports equipment back to those who need it. 

The cost of equipment can often be a barrier to participating in sport and recreation, and the Give Gear Get Great initiative aims to reduce this by donating unwanted sports equipment to individuals, schools, and organisations who provide recreational opportunities.

A Give Gear Get Great wheelie bin for donations is currently stationed at La Vida Life Church (34a Hansons Lane).

If you would like to host a Give Gear Get Great bin for collection of goods, please get in touch at . Once the bin is full, it is collected, items listed and returned to ready to go again. Or, if you know of a need for equipment within your community, please let Emily know and the Give Gear Get Great people will find out what equipment they have in stock.

Blokes get busy in the kitchen with Men to Cook programme

Gas Cooker

For six weeks, every Thursday, a few good men gather in the Riccarton Baptist Church to learn to cook.

The Men to Cook course, was set up by a local chef Paul Meek at the request of the Oak Development Trust, to meet the need for a community-funded cooking class run just for men. It's already making an impact in their lives. 

An article on the course has been run by MetroNews, produced by New Zealand Broadcasting School students at Ara Institute (formerly CPIT). 

Anzac Services in Riccarton-Sockburn

Anzac 2

The Riccarton-Sockburn area offers five services for people to mark Anzac Day, April 25, this year.

Services will be at:

6.30am – Upper Riccarton War Memorial Library – Rannerdale Veterans Hospital, Hansons Lane

9am - 20th Battallion Association, Cnr Jane Deans Close & Harakeke St

10am - University of Canterbury, Matariki Quad

10am – St Barnabas Church, Fendalton Road

12 noon – Wigram Airforce Museum, Harvard Ave 

And of course there is the Dawn Service at 6.30am in Cramner Square, and the Christchurch Citizens Service at the Transitional Cathedral at 10am.