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

Childrens' programme makes a difference

 Wonderful Me tight crop

By Emma Turton, NZ Broadcasting School

After a couple of conversations and perfect timing, Ania Szurpicka and Nicki Aitken had a kids programme up and running.

The 'Wonderful Me' programme was funded by the Waipuna-Riccarton-Halswell-Hornby community board through the University of Canterburys' 'Christchurch 101' course.

The UC course had students locate a community group that needed funding and pitch it to the local community board. Out of the six ideas pitched, 'Wonderful Me' was one of three winning projects. Each project was allocated $500.

Free after-school coding club for children

 Riccarton library

A free after-school coding club is being offered for children years 5-8!

Code Club Aotearoa, Christchurch City Libraries and Verizon Connect are proud to offer a free Code Club for school children years 5-8. The Code Club will run for one hour per week during the school term, and VerizonConnect technologists will support the children to learn to code. Sessions start Thursday 16th August and run from 4.15 – 5.15pm

If you would like to enrol your child, either register via the link below:
or text Kate Allen 0273792995 with your child’s name and UpperRicc as reference.

And click on this link to download more information.

Neighbourhood Week 2018-19 – let’s get together this summer

Neighbourhood Week 2018 banner

Have you ever wanted to organise a Neighbourhood gathering?  Do you want to get to know the people who live close to you? Perhaps you've always wanted to put on a potluck for the whole street...

Neighbourhood Week is about bringing people closer together, and celebrating the unique and diverse mix of each neighbourhood. A neighbourhood could also be a small group of families at a local kindergarten, play centre, kohanga reo, school, church or a community group who share a common desire to build a strong community together.

Fundraiser for young lad battling brain tumour

Connor Duncan Caley

Connor Duncan Caley (the young son of Karen Duncan Caley, a member of the Bunnings Activities Team) is unwell after surgery for a brain tumour. Additionally, the family have suffered financial hardship after losing their home following the Christchurch earthquakes. Equally, they have suffered financial hardship caring for a younger child while also supporting Connor in his rehabilitative care at Starship Hospital, Auckland. Connor has had to endure hundreds of life-saving procedures. The father’s loss of employment has further complicated their dilemmas.

Karen has been actively involved in the Riccarton community and the Riccarton West Community Garden.The Garden would like to show their appreciation by helping them in some small way. If you can give a donation, please contact Loretta 0220966215, or Nick on 0211204841, or Carol at Oak Development Trust.

And a fundraising event to help in Connor's ongoing treatment is to be held at the Halo Bar, 668 Wharenui Road, Riccarton, on Saturday 28 July.

Entertainment will be provided by the Blues Brothers and friends, and ticket numbers will be limited to 350.

Blues Bros fundraiser