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May 2017 Chatter from the Waimakariri District Council

Wednesday, May 03, 2017   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, community engagement, services

Kia ora koutou and welcome to the May edition of Chatter.

This month our team has welcomed new member Nicola Trolove as a Safe Community Facilitator working in the injury prevention arena. Her profile is inside along with a new social worker Marie Simpson. We also have an update on staff at Presbyterian Support locally, Hutika Crofts and Corinna Anderson. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou – a very warm welcome is extended to you all.

We had sad news that a long serving AVIVA (formerly Women’s Refuge) worker, Celine Donovan is moving onto different work. Along with the many AVIVA clients supported by Celine, our family violence network and the wider community have benefitted from her presentations and training. We wish you well Celine in the next steps in your working life and are very glad you are staying on in North Canterbury.

NZ Sign Language (NZSL) is promoted by the Deaf Society during Sign Language Week (8th to 14th May). This year Deaf Aotearoa is providing FREE 45-minute NZSL taster classes around the country throughout May or Term 2. Email Deaf Aotearoa to find out more about free NZ Sign Language taster classes including how to register (tasterclass[at]deaf.org.nz).

With winter approaching we are reminded about insulation, firewood, keeping our homes warm and dry. Last month we included some updates from Community Energy Action and this month there is information from ECAN (Environment Canterbury) about subsidies for log burners. In addition, the free Curtain Bank service is now also mobile – we are very fortunate. A reminder that our next community networking forum will be on Tuesday 9th May at the War Memorial Hall in Rangiora from noon to 1pm. If you have new volunteers staff or a service, it’s a great way of introducing yourself to the other community agencies working across the District and often the Hurunui as well. All are welcome.

A warm invitation is extended to the wider community to attend the AGM of the Waimakariri Community Arts Council. It is being held on Tuesday 16th May, at 7.30pm in the lovely Chamber Gallery of the Rangiora Library.

May is also a good time to be thinking about nominating people for Volunteer Awards with National Volunteer Week from 18th to 24th June. Your organisation can nominate an individual or a group to receive an Award.

Download a Volunteer Award nomination form today!

Lastly if you’re out driving, do be extra mindful of sunstrike.

Ka kite
Madeleine

Read the May 2017 edition of Chatter online [PDF].


Chatter is a free monthly newsletter produced by the Council's Community Team. Chatter is written for the community and not-for-profit sector in the Waimakariri District. Its purpose is to support information sharing across the District and with other partners in government agencies.

Chatter is available either electronically or in hard copy.
Contact Madeleine Burdon if you would like to be on the email list to let you know when the latest Chatter is on the website (madeleine.burdon[at]wmk.govt.nz).

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