MESSAGE FROM MUSEUM
Hi Folks, just to let you know that we are carrying on with our garage sale on Sunday Oct 17th ( Page attached below).

You will need to be masked, and we will put as much as we can outside so we can space you all out.

We have had so much donated with people spring cleaning over lockdown, the back room is full, as is my spare bedroom. HELP.

We have a reputation for a really good garage sale, and as it i
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THE ELDERNET GROUP’ RELOCATES OFFICES TO NEW BRIGHTON CENTRAL
In yet more encouraging news for Coastal and New Brighton central, ‘The Eldernet Group’ is moving its offices into the former Ara Institute of Canterbury building on the corner of Shaw Ave and Hawke St. The nationwide organisation has deep roots in the area, having called Brighton its home since it was founded almost 25 years a
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BRIGHTEN UP BRIGHT0N MAKES BRIGHTON BRIGHTER
It was looking very bright even before the volunteer workers arrived with a steady Sunday stream of sightseers enjoying sun and blue sky. The start of the summer migration to our coastal attractions.

The New Brighton Residents Assn organised event turned out to be a well patronised with close to 100 washing windows, painting, planting, cleaning, repairing and
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IS THIS THE TEMPLATE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE NEW BRIGHTON MALL ?
Exciting, even sensational was the first reaction on seeing the new concept planned for the Marine Parade foreshore at the top end of New Brighton Mall.

New Brighton Residents Association Chair Celeste Donovan says granting of resource consent for this new complex, debunks the idea nothing is happening with the regeneration o
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WHEN YOUR PLAYGROUND IS A COASTAL PARADISE
Almost at the centre of our coastal ward is the New Brighton Catholic School with one of the best learning and recreational backyards of any school in Christchurch or Aotearoa.

Over the fence unfolds the wondrous Rawhiti Domain woodland, and within a short walk is the Alice in Wonderland-like Sensory Garden, and unique covered all-weather stadium where tennis and
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SCRAM YOU SCAMMERS
With people being stuck at home and not able to pay for services other than on-line, there are a number of email scams around at the moment and impossible to detail them all.

New Brighton Residents Assn Chairperson Celeste Donovan says some of these are quite sophisticated and identifying them can be difficult for the best of us.

“Popular targets are government /council sites we trust, for instance a coasta
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SUPPORT LOCAL
We often hear what is wrong with the mall area, or what needs to happen to move things forward.

What we don't hear much of is all the success stories and people who are getting on and making things happen...

New Brighton Residents Chair Celeste Donovan says there are many great retailers throughout Coastal, and we will feature as many as we can over the next few months to SUPPORT LOCAL.

If there was a café institu
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MURDER BY MOTOR
One of the interesting aspects of our coastal area is its history and some of that is fascinating.

Of the many personalities visiting New Brighton in its European history, this man would be one of the most remarkable and celebrated, yet he killed a boy on the beach just south of the old pier (opened 1894).

The event outlined below is another colourful chapter in the long history of our coastline and the full brie
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IF DOGS COULD POST ON FACEBOOK
If dogs could post on Facebook, they would be urging the government to extend the lockdowns, and doggies will be so lean and fit, they will be expecting long daily walks every day and night of the week until one or the other falls over from exhaustion.

Anytime you want to get an idea of how many dogs live in Christchurch, take a seat at the beaches lining our long coastline. One trait c
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ALERT LEVEL 3 ANSWERS
Due to happen for New Zealand (outside of Auckland and Northland) from Wednesday Sept 1. According to the ‘United Against COVID-19’ website these are the current rules, but cabinet is to meet on Monday and there may be some variations.

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CAN I GO BACK TO WORK ?

At alert level 3, work from home unless that is not possible.

People returning to work must follow public health
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QUEENSPARK SCHOOL.. PRIMARY JEWEL IN THE PARKLANDS COMMUNITY
Despite the Covid Lockdown, many of the local schools are encouraging kindness at home and everybody stay safe. With the Delta variant changing the rules and extending its threat to younger people, it has put more pressure on schools to proceed with care.

 We talk about how great it is living in the Coastal area, and highlight th
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BERESFORD HOUSING UPDATE
Due to Covid lockdown Level Four, the deadline for registering expressions of interest for developers of the Beresford St carparks due to close on the 26th, has now been pushed out till Friday September 3rd.

New Brighton Residents Association has been following this project and chairperson Celeste Donovan says for these carparks to be converted into housing will fill one more gap in the grand plan,
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HOT POOLS – MEMBERSHIPS ON HOLD SO DON’T LOSE ANY DAYS
HOT NEWS

MEMBERSHIPS ON HOLD SO DON’T LOSE ANY DAYS

For those hot pools addicts like me and many others, as you will know the He Puna Taimoana is closed under Alert Level 4. 

Here is the latest message…

Kia ora 

Hope you are staying healthy and happy in your bubble. The health and wellbeing of our community and staff is our hi
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PLASTIC STRAWS SUCK
Especially for sea creatures and that is the message coming from South New Brighton School. The school has been active assuming ownership of the natural ecology and become a voice for the area.

Two of its students have entered a ‘Young Reporters For the Environment’ competition and their reports are included here.

While Isabel MacDonald and Reuben Reynolds have written the stories included in this post  (
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ARE YOU OVER 55 ?
It looks like everyone 55 and over or, are in Groups 1, 2, or 3, (see below), you can book your vaccinations (not vacations), now.

As the global Covid pandemic approaches 200 million globally with at least 4 million deaths, and rages on in Fiji and Australia, it seems almost surreal we operate here in New Zealand within an uninterrupted normal lifestyle.

the other good news is being told is our vaccine roll-out
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CELESTE DONOVAN OPINION PIECE
As chair of the New Brighton Residents Association  and co-chair of the New Brighton Project, I make an effort to get out around, not just central New Brighton, but the wider Coastal area as well.

What is noticeable is the vibrancy and resurgence over the whole area. For some years I lived at 411 Estuary Rd (that house was taken by the quake), and for all the trips past over the years, ha
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PEGASUS BAY
One of the great pleasures of living in New Brighton, is getting out in the weekends and after work, with so many options to relax and unwind.

As the chair of the New Brighton Residents Association, we do our bit to promote our beach/pier/pools and talk a lot about the central area, but after cycle rides along the stretch of beach between Waimairi and Southshore, realise Pegasus Bay is the beach, and to bike along it’s leng
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NEW BRIGHTON RESIDENTS MEETING OUTCOME
Chaired by Celeste Donovan, the monthly meeting of the New Brighton Residents Association was held ta few days ago with a welcome to new members.

Fresh ideas for moving forward were suggested and these will be illustrated at the August training-type meeting.

Some of the conversation was around the feeling the next twelve months will be important for the greater coasta
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WHAT GOES UP EVENTUALLY COMES DOWN (or never gets off the ground)
Sometimes it is good to go back to go forward (bit like daylight saving).

This post is a brief snapshot of the recent HOUSING journey for New Brighton.

In November 2005, an address at 208 Marine Pde (opposite the playground), sold to a developer for an incredible price at that time of $600k (purchased for just over $
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Nominations opening for candidates to fill Christchurch city councillor vacancy
Nominations for people wanting to replace James Daniels on the Christchurch City Council will open on Thursday.

Daniels resigned from the council on Thursday last week. The 66-year-old announced in May he was leaving the role half-way through the three-year term to join Simon Barnett as co-
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