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Community News


Talanoa app:

Launched in June, the Talanoa Ako app provides Pacific parents with ongoing access to education and learning information. The content is in plain English and 10 Pacific languages. Each language is also available in audio with visually impaired functionality. The app provides core information for Pacific parents and families to build their knowledge and confidence about education in their own time and in their first language. Free to download on both Android and iOS devices.

Keep it real online campaign:

The Department of Internal Affairs with Netsafe and the Office of Film and Literature Classification is about to launch a ‘Keep it real online’ campaign. The campaign will support parents and caregivers to reduce the risks of online harm such as cyber-bullying, inappropriate content, pornography and grooming. Parents and caregivers can find information including tips on how to have conversations with their kids at www.keepitrealonline.govt.nz.

Opawa Community Church Free Family Movies

The Opawa Community Church, cnr Opawa Rd and Aynsley Tce, is re starting its free monthly movie nights for families. 7pm, Friday 19th June - The Secret Garden. Set in Yorkshire, Mary returns from India after her parents die. The housekeeper is not going to spoil her. Mary discovers the walled garden when she is eventually allowed outside to play. Nibbles and drinks available for sale.

There will be holiday movies 10.30am Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the school holidays 7-16th July.


1 July – 29 July, 6pm – 11pm daily. CHCH IS LIT celebrates our local light artists and creative minds with a series of light installations, interactive displays and projections around the central city and New Brighton. From 6pm until 11pm each night, mesmerising displays will transform Christchurch’s architecture and open spaces including City Mall, Cathedral Square, Tūranga, Victoria Square, Ōtākaro Avon River, The Arcades, New Brighton Pier and more.