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An Accessible City

The Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) has launched "An Accessible City" - the draft transport chapter of the Central City Recovery Plan. This document focuses on how people travel into and around the city, and how the streets will look as the central city redevelops.
You can access this online at: www.ccdu.govt.nz

Babies Canplay - Leeston, Lincoln & Rolleston

Dedicated play for under 2's hosted by local Playcentres. Meet others with infants of the same age with whom you can share your journey into parenthood! Weekly sessions led by facilitators focusing on learning through sensory play, stories and music in a safe friendly setting. Opportunities to share and learn from each other while gaining confidence in your parenting and building up a strong social network in a supportive environment. The first three visits are FREE and then only a low termly donation. Come along and try it out, no obligation. Phone BCP coordinator for more information and to book your place on 377-2540 or email: babies@canplay.org.nz
Current sessions: Leeston Playcentre Tuesday 12.30pm - 3.00pm; Lincoln Playcentre Tuesday 12.30pm - 3.00pm; Rolleston Playcentre Thursday 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Baby Massage

Baby massage can help strengthen baby-parent communication, boost self-esteem, enhance your understanding of your baby's development, relax parent and baby, encourage deeper sleep for baby, relieve wind, colic and constipation, and develop muscle tone and co-ordination.
If you want to learn how to massage your baby in a relaxed and friendly environment please call Leanne on 03 347 9336 or 021 475 567 or email: hunterbabymassage@yahoo.co.nz. Five week course starts on Saturday 18th May at 10am. Limited spaces available so be in quick to avoid disappointment. Gift vouchers are also available.

Canterbury HealthInfo

HealthInfo contains information recommended by health professionals, and is specific to Canterbury, New Zealand. This website is provided to help you manage your own health but does not take the place of a medical consultation.
For more information visit: www.healthinfo.org.nz

Christchurch Budget Service Inc

The Christchurch Budget Service educates and assists clients to establish workable household budgets and, where necessary, to reduce their debts. Advice is available about Kiwisaver hardship withdrawals, Work and Income, Inland Revenue, Insolvency issues. The service is free, and confidential. Appointments can be made at the office, 191 Blenheim Rd, Christchurch, or advisors can visit clients in their homes including evenings and weekends. Advisors are available in the Selwyn area in Rolleston, Prebbleton, Darfield and near Burnham.
Contact details: www.christchurchbudgetservice.co.nz, phone 03 366 3422 or Text 021 082 71472

Citizens Advice

Have a problem? Free Advice. Ask us we know Citizens Advice Ph 0800 367 222 or visit: ww.cab.org.nz

Family Planning Lincoln Clinic
Wednesday 2.30pm - 5.00pm - Located at the Lincoln Maternity Hospital, 35 James Street, Lincoln. For an appointment phone 03 379 0514. Charges: Under 22 years no charge*, CSC Holders $5.00*, 22 years & over $23.00* (*NZ Residents). For more information visit: www.familyplanning.org.nz / www.facebook.com/familyplanningnz

Family ROI

Is your family as strong and successful as it can be?
Are you living the life you've dreamed of?
Family ROI is devoted to helping all families discover their own power to realise their dreams, and identify tools and strategies to revitalise, focus, strengthen and achieve their own unique vision of success.
By taking part in the Family ROI Experience together, you and your family will:
Spend time together; Celebrate the uniqueness of your family; Create a shared vision of your life; Make exciting plans for the future; Discover ways to improve your day to day lives; Have fun together!
Stand Children's Services Tu Maia Whanau will be offering the Family ROI experience over a weekend or a series of afternoons for families in the Selwyn District starting February 2013. This exciting opportunity will be offered for free to a limited number of families who are willing to commit their time and energy to the experience and help build a strong, successful family future.
To register interest or find out more information please contact Jamie via email: Jamie.Kibblewhite@standforchildren.org.nz or phone during office hours: 0275532326


Touch typing for kids of all ages. Registrations currently being taken for 2014 classes, Limited spaces, Small classes, 1/2 and 1 hour lessons, a fun interactive way to learn to touch type. Costs $200 a term based on ten sessions. Contact Delwyn on 03 347 4760 (evenings) or email: kids4keys@snap.net.nz for more information and a registration form.

Kid's Life Academy - Drama Classes with a Difference!!

Coming to Rolleston in 2014. Do you have a primary/preschool aged child? Do you value confident communication and self-expression? Would you like your child to learn the necessary skills to enable them to manage their emotions, their social interactions and their talents. Then contact Amanda Staniford ph 022-1259-654 or email: BRAINWAVES@xtra.co.nz Amanda is a trained teacher with 20+ years teaching experience. She has a degree in speech and drama and is a certified life coach. She will pack all her experience and talents into this programme and would love to share it with your child. She lives locally in Rolleston and looks forward to discussing classes with you.

Menz Shed - Rolleston

If you are interested in finding out more about Menz Shed contact Neil Bennett ph 03 347 3173. Open to men of all ages.

Partnership Health Canterbury

Are you having difficulty accessing the health care you need? Do you know about all the services and resources you may be entitled to? Would you benefit from having the support of a Partnership Community Health Worker to assist you to identify what is preventing you from accessing the health care you need? A Partnership Health Community Worker can work with local medical practices, practice nurses and other agencies that may be able to support you. If you would like more information please phone Gabi Pile, Partnership Health Community Worker Lincoln and Districts Community Care, Ph 03 325 2007 or 021 903 913 or email: PCW@lincolncomcare.co.nz

Pregnancy Help Inc. Canterbury

Their mission is to provide free and client focused practical assistance, information and advice during pregnancy and early childhood. They are currently located at Hammersley Park School, Amos Street, Shirley. Open from 10am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday. Phone: 03 385-0556. They currently provide free: newborn baby/toddler & maternity clothing; emergency nappies; free pregnancy tests; baby equipment such as bassinets, highchairs & prams; listening ear, guidance, advocacy; referral onto other relevant organisations; drop in centre for information, advice, advocacy, a place to bring the baby, have a refreshment, rest & discuss concerns. You are welcome to pop in, feed and change baby, have a refreshing cup of tea, coffee or hot choc, have a rest or just have a chat. They are also located at Heartland Services - Hornby on fortnight Wednesdays. Please phone the Heartlands coordinator 03 961-9248 for more information. You can like them on Facebook or visit their website: www.pregnancyhelp.org.nz

Rolleston Community Network (formerly Rolleston Newcomers)

Based in Rolleston this is an informal social group which meets on the second and fourth Friday every month. For more information visit www.newcomers.co.nz or contact: Joyce Davey phone 03 347 8217 or email: jdavey@slingshot.co.nz

Selwyn Athletics Club

Based in Rolleston, held Monday evenings from 6-7pm at the Brookside Park, Rolleston
For more information contact: Rachel Simons ph 03 377 4822 or 027 545 5889 or email selwyn.athletics@gmail.com

Selwyn Swim School

The Selwyn Swim School is open for more information visit: http://www.selwyn.govt.nz/services/community-activities/selwyn-aquatic-centre/swim-school for details


Do you feel trapped, guilty, betrayed, helpless or frightened? Are you struggling to retain control of your life and your family? Are you troubled by the unacceptable adolescent behaviour of your teenager?
TOUGHLOVE is a loving solution for families that are being torn apart by this unacceptable behaviour. Families are lost and lives ruined by the lack of intervention and a false sense that there are no other families with similar experiences. TOUGHLOVE is a non-profit, self-help organisation that provides ongoing education and active support to families, empowering parents and young people to accept responsibility for their actions and stop destructive behaviours. If you are concerned, feeling scared, frustrated or confused, don’t give up. Take the first step and take action by attending a TOUGHLOVE parent support group. You will get 24/7 support from then on, if you want it. TOUGHLOVE can give you no immediate answers to your problems, what we can do is show you that you are not alone, that you have rights and worth and you deserve respect. For more information visit: www.toughlove.org.nz

Volunteering Canterbury

For more information visit www.volcan.org.nz or phone 03 366 2442 or 0800 865 268

Wish For A Smile Trust

For more information visit: www.orthodontists.org.nz/wishforasmile

Youth Website - Address the Stress

New Zealand Red Cross has identified a gap with regard to young people affected by the Canterbury earthquakes and their access to trauma recovery resources. In response they have joined forces with Youthline and some of New Zealand's top musicians, athletes and TV personalities to create an online community with advice and support for youth experiencing hard times.
Check it out - http://www.addressthestress.co.nz/