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Community Notices


Outward Bound:

Outward Bound New Zealand is a not for profit organization offering personal development courses in the outdoors for New Zealanders young and old. Their courses are run from our school in Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds.

Outward Bound are excited to offer two new fully funded courses for youth with a physical disability.

The fully funded Youth Activate is an 8 day course for physically disabled youth aged 16-17 years. Our next course date is 10–17 May 2022.
Find more information about Youth Activate here.

The fully funded Leaps & Bounds Activate 8 day course is for physically disabled youth (13 to 16yrs) and their parent or caregiver. Our next course date is 10-17 October 2022.
Find more information about Leaps & Bounds Activate here.

Women-only Swimming Sessions:

Women-only sessions take place at Te Poe Toetoe Linwood Pool on Wednesdays 3pm – 9:30pm every week. Women and girls are welcome and boys up to and including the age of 5. For more information please visit the website.

Shirley Tool Shed:

The Shirley Tool Shed is a community based not for profit social enterprise that provides affordable access to tools for home maintenance, gardening, building, workshop, car repairs, and DIY projects.

For more information visit https://shirleytoolshed.myturn.com/library/ or email: shirleytoolshed@gmail.com


Did you know that translated COVID-19 health information and advice is available in 27 languages and 4 alternate formats?
Find translations here and alternate formats here

Boosters give us more protection against COVID-19 and can help reduce the chance of a more serious infection or ending up in hospital.
If you’re 18 or over, you can get your booster 3 months after your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Ages 16 and 17 are now eligible for boosters, provided it has been at least six-months since your second dose. This means around 36,000 rangatahi are now eligible to receive a booster dose.
Boosters are available at any walk-in vaccination clinic around the country.

Find a Canterbury or West Coast vaccination clinic or event near you

Operation Find My Job:

Are you 16-24 years old and looking for first steps into employment? If yes, Youth Employment Success is excited to be hosting two free Virtual Job Fairs for rangatahi, whānau, high schools and youth providers on Wednesday, 22nd June (11am-3.15pm). To find more and register for the event, please click on this link.

Conversations with Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi:

Join Christchurch City Libraries on the first Friday of each month at 9.00am on PlainsFM and discover more about our libraries. Each show features stories form people who work in Libraries, and the members of our community we engage with every day. We also bring you a peek between the pages of interesting pukapuka. Listen to Episode 1 here

Immigrant Journeys:

Discover the rich diversity that our most recent immigrants bring to Aotearoa New Zealand. Through their skills, cultural backgrounds and experiences, they strengthen and add immense value to this country and help shape its future. To know more about the event, please click here and if you are interested to know more about Immigrant Journey project, please click here.