Riccarton Community Hub

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


Canterbury Fiji Social Services Trust

40 Hillary Crescent, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

Contact: Ms Una Raleqe, Manager
Phone: 942-9498 / 021-440-812

Central Riccarton Residents' Association

Secretary: Dr G.J. Wilson



Common Ground Cafe

People of all ages and backgrounds welcome to enjoy great coffee, baking and company.
1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 1-3pm

80 Rattray St, Riccarton

Community Development Network Trust

Community Development Network Trust (CDN) works with young people aged 11-17 years and their families. CDN is based mainly in Riccarton, Sockburn and Hornby but also has city-wide activities. We provide a mix of camps and personal support for about 1200 young people and families each year. Many people we work with come from disadvantaged or difficult situations.

Contact: Riccarton Community Church
44 Elizabeth St, Riccarton.
Phone: 942-3434



Community Patrol, Riccarton

Contact: Mrs Trish Gillett
Phone: 335 0114


Deans Avenue Precinct Society

Contact: Ms Claire Mulcock


Dress for Success

A charity supporting women who are on the journey to employment by providing them with : Appropriate clothing for job search or interview , styling advice, interview preparation, tips and advice; and a Career Information Centre offering career guidance and job search skills: Professional Women's Group a monthly network meeting for women newly into employment. Free of charge.

Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm 
Dressing Times: Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm

149 Peverel Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

Contact: Ms Ginny Rhodes, Executive Manager
Phone: 343-241 / 021343241


E.B. Millton Charitable Trust

The provision of funds to assist with the care of children and institutions.

109 Blenheim Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

Contact: Mr Michael Woodward, Secretary
Phone: 341-0930

Food Together Riccarton

A city-wide network providing fruit and vegetables. Available Wednesday mornings (9am-12pm).

Contact: Helen
Phone: 021 255 5200

Fruit & Vegetable Co-operative

48 Elizabeth St
Christchurch 8041

Every Wednesday, 9am-12pm

Ph. Helen at 021 255 5200

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

Contact: Peter Dow, Christchurch City Council



Ilam & Upper Riccarton Residents' Assn

Chairperson: John Reddiford


K-Welfare Support

Support for Korean migrants, assisting with meetings with Government agencies, including health and welfare professionals.

Contact: Chang Hun Yu
Phone: 021 1 8062

Korean Playgroup

Meets Fridays, 10am, at
Riccarton Community Church
44 Elizabeth St, Riccarton

Contact: Young Munnings
Phone 027 294


Middleton-Matipo Community Assn

Contact: Justine Mouat

Phone: 942-2220

New Zealand-China Friendship Society

President: Mr Chris Goodwin

Phone: 027-422-3142


Oak Development Trust

The Oak Development Trust has been set up with the purpose of improving the quality of life for those in the Riccarton area and further afield through providing leadership and resources to help meet their social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

Contact: Carol Renouf
Phone: 960 6878


Older Person's Gatherings

Free afternoon social events for older people in the Riccarton area, organised by Oak Development Trust. Five events are held across the year, at Riccarton Baptist Church.

Contact: Velda, ph. 348 4350, or
Carol Renouf
Oak Development Trust
Phone 027 282 0693
or phone the Riccarton Baptist Church office (03) 960 6878