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Are You Okay?

Are You Okay?

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 1:44 p.m. by mtpleasentnews

Fresh water is available in plentiful supply at the Mt Pleasant School between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm daily and there are eight portiloos on site also.

Christchurch Earthquake 22 February 2011

Christchurch Earthquake 22 February 2011

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 12:50 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Christchurch was struck by a very powerful 6.3 earthquake on Tuesday 22 February, 2011 at 12.51pm. As the epicentre of the quake was only 5km below the surface of Lyttelton it resulted in the devastation of numerous Mt Pleasant homes and severe damage to many others. Some homes on Soleares Ave have been evacuated and closed to through traffic due to the danger of rock fall. Due to quake damage the local school, Mt Pleasant Primary, will be out of action for a least two more weeks.

Sewage Spill at Estuary

Sewage Spill at Estuary

Sunday, 20 February 2011 3:54 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Another ecoMarket @ Sandcastle weekend?

Another ecoMarket @ Sandcastle weekend?

Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:58 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello New Brighton Folk!

You know how, traditionally, people always save the best 'til last? Well, there's just so much great stuff going on this month in Brighton that I could hardly figure out the order. And then I thought, I can't possibly keep it a secret any longer:

You might have heard that there will be an It’s going to be a great weekend with heaps of stuff happening and we want to use this time to fundraise for the Eco Market lease costs. We really, really h ...

Ferrymead Bridge Update

Ferrymead Bridge Update

Friday, 11 February 2011 10:34 a.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular


Being a part of a Better Brighton

Being a part of a Better Brighton

Thursday, 3 February 2011 10:37 a.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk,

Isn't it great to be a part of such a great community? Living in Brighton is more than just living at the beach (although that's one great part of it!), it's also about being part of an incredibly diverse community. acts as an umbrella, fostering many smaller groups until they're big enough to become entities in themselves. There are many things that have been started by the New Brighton Project- the Community Gardens, the Museum, Coastal Crafts and the Ar ...

summer time

summer time

Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:06 a.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk,

If you missed the last newsletter because you were still on holiday- welcome back and Happy New Year! Hasn't it been a great January already? And what a great year it's looking like being already. And obviously, the place to be is New Brighton!

Last week I mentioned that on top of my list of things to do this year was to create a Volunteers database for the New Brighton Project. Before I even started thinking about the things I might ask I was al ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thursday, 6 January 2011 9:12 a.m. by newbrightonproject

Kia ora, Hello New Brighton Folk,

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you're as excited about this new year as I am- it's looking to be spectacular. I've made me a list of goals I'd like to achieve by year's end and I'm hoping to call on you occasionally to help me out. Personally, I'm going to try and move our home towards creating zero waste by the end of the year- I've found great inspiration in , and, as usual, have thought if they can do it, why can't I? Maybe you'd like to jo ...

Wed like to hear Your Voice!!

We'd like to hear Your Voice!!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 12:49 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk,

People who know me well (or even vaguely) will often comment that I have something to say about almost everything. I love letting people know what I think! But equally, I am really interested in listening to other people's opinions, views, beliefs and convictions- it's what helps shape the world, and certainly, if voiced correctly, helps shape the future...

You can help shape the direction of New Brighton Project and tell us what you think! Love the C ...

A Time to Share

A Time to Share

Wednesday, 8 December 2010 4:12 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello New Brighton Folk,

I've been told that when the cabbage trees flower well it's going to be a good summer; have you noticed their heady scent? It's surely going to be an excellent summer!

The Christmas parade was fantastic- well done all you community groups who got involved! Special thanks must go to Santa for coming all this way to Brighton (although, it's probably much nicer than the North Pole at this time of year!) The secret child in me was thrilled by his beac ...

can you hear the bells?

can you hear the bells?

Monday, 29 November 2010 4:37 p.m. by newbrightonproject

It's parade week!
Oh, how exciting- a Grotto with Santa, all sorts of activities, the Market and of course: the New Brighton Christmas parade.

Saturday 4th December:


Programme of events.
9am-2pm. Market in the mall. Gifts, goodies and activities!
9.45am. Races on the beach. Win a double movie pass!
Under 5’s, 8’s, 11’s and Piggy Back categories.
10.10am. Santa arrives by Surfboat. 10.30am Parade starts. 11.15am (approx) Concert in the Basket ball court. Combined ...

The 4 December deadline for lodging EQC claims is nearly here – are you and your neighbours covered?

The 4 December deadline for lodging EQC claims is nearly here – are you and your neighbours covered?

Sunday, 28 November 2010 2:27 p.m. by newbrightonproject

If you have not yet lodged an EQC claim for damage from the Canterbury earthquake, the last day for doing this is 4 December 2010.
Even if you think you have only minor damage, you should lodge a claim – especially if your home is close to a river or your neighbours have been affected. No damage is too small to justify a claim because there could be more serious damage that is not easily seen.
Take a moment in the next few days to check with your neighbours and encourage them to lodge a cl ...

quick, go get a cuppa- weve got lots to talk about!

quick, go get a cuppa- we've got lots to talk about!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 12:48 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk,

Have you seen the signs up around town? Oh yes, it's time for our very own annual Christmas Parade! This is one of my favourite New Brighton community events- a day that never fails to serve me a smile and make me feel good. It really encompasses what it means to be a part of a great community like ours. It gives us a chance to celebrate our year, past and future. This year will be extra special for the New Brighton Project as it's our last Parade with Ma ...

A round of Applause!

A round of Applause!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010 5:13 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello New Brighton Folk,

Wasn't that a great few weeks? A fabulous series of events hosted by many various community groups, all of which were tremendously successful- Fairs and fetes, BBQs and Bicycle tours, Te Radar and the ecoMarket; with opportunities to dance, sing and learn a thing or two there was nearly not even enough time to get to the beach!

While I'd personally like to say "Thank you Very Much", can I also add -"!"?

The ecoMarket was an enormous success ...

Whats next for the ecoMarket?

What's next for the ecoMarket?

Thursday, 4 November 2010 9:16 a.m. by newbrightonproject

Kia ora folks,
this is a 'between letter' posting, so you won't find it in your in-box.

What a great weekend that was!

The Community Gardens folk tell me their Open Day was well received, scones and Devonshire teas with plenty of sunshine- what more do you need?! The Neighbourhood BBQ at the Union St Church was well attended too, again, thanks to a nice bunch of people (you) and super weather.
And the market- what a day! Many vendors sold out by midday and all the visitors ...

ecoWeekend: a great start to Neighbourhood Week!

ecoWeekend: a great start to Neighbourhood Week!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010 3:08 p.m. by newbrightonproject Popular

Kia ora, Hello Brighton Folk!

Who made it to last weekend's Band Together concert in Hagley Park? What a great way to celebrate being part of such a great, wide community of people! It certainly did loads to cheer me up. Did you notice the placard attached to the tree by the bridge? We're carrying on the feel-good vibe by inviting all to come out to Brighton for a giggle. That's right, Te Radar is going to be performing here in Brighton as part of the ecoWeekend! (If you haven't got ...

Te Radar: “Eating the Dog”

Te Radar: “Eating the Dog”

Monday, 25 October 2010 1:20 p.m. by newbrightonproject

ecoWeekend

ecoWeekend

Monday, 18 October 2010 1:21 p.m. by newbrightonproject

Kia ora folks,
Next weekend (that's not this one, 'tis the one after) New Brighton Project are putting together an
Saturday, the are holding their
and on Sunday there's the very first happening here in New Brighton Mall. Come along and see what it's about!
There'll also be the - swapping your excess produce (fruit, veges, seedlings, baking, eggs jam etc) for someone else's and then there'll be
What better time of year to tour your neighbours' gardens than in the Spring?! Wh ...

Pleasant Day Out a Success!

Pleasant Day Out a Success!

Monday, 27 September 2010 10:48 p.m. by mtpleasentnews Popular

Good weather and good friends made our Pleasant Day Out, a truly enjoyable afternoon.  Resident, Laurie Stringer enchanted us on the harp, while local denizens mingled on the hill. Some of the local businesses attended as well.  We look forward to seeing many more of you at our next Pleasant Day Out.  You can expect photos on the site very soon.

A Face Lift for Mt Pleasant

A Face Lift for Mt Pleasant

Saturday, 11 September 2010 7:36 p.m. by mtpleasentnews

At long last, the face-lift planned for the Mt Pleasant Community Centre website is taking shape.  We intend on rolling out the entire site very soon.  The new MPCC website is far more socially aware, and suits us fine as a community.  One of the newest tools at our disposal is this great new weblog, where we intend on publishing Mt Pleasant News stories as they break.  We also have a new Agenda area, where you can instantly see what is up for discussion.