Our Papanui office is no longer  open on Wednesday – the office opening hours remain the same for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 9.30am to 12pm.

Newcomers event – on Friday August 20, from 6pm, we will be holding a pot-luck shared meal at our Papanui site, for anyone who has made their way into The Village since September 2018, when we last had one of these events.  We will endeavour to make contact with the people in this category but if by some awful chance we miss anyone, please do make yourself known and feel welcome to join in.  It’s a great way to meet a few more people in a relaxed and fun environment.  Please contact Anne Stewart if you need any further information.

Games evening – The Village invites you and your family/friends to an ‘Olympic themed’ games evening on Friday August 27 at the Bryndwr site.  We can even have spectators and no social distancing (hope that’s not speaking too soon!).  So keep this date free and more detail will emerge over the next few weeks.

Upcoming fundraiser for Tata School Rebuild: An advance notice as we work toward achieving our fundraising goal there will be another opportunity for you to help – we will be selling Ecostore soap bars, a quality product which will be sold at a good price.  Details soon!

First Thursday social hour:  Our ‘First Thursday’ for August (5th) will be a mid-winter pot-luck Christmas celebration meal.  We’ll gather in the old hall at Bryndwr at 5pm.  If you are planning to attend, please let Mitch and Barbara know what you will bring.  Everyone is welcome!

Help with internet banking:  An initiative to help folk with using internet banking is offered in Christchurch from July 26– to August 20.  You are invited to register for a ‘Digital Banking class’ by contacting Christchurch City Libraries ph 941 7923.

(or email Tracey at the Papanui Village office and she can send you a link to click on to register)  tracey@villagechurch.nz

Here is a list of some of the locations, dates and times available:-

27 July, Parklands library 1pm-3pm

28 July, Hornby library 1pm-3pm

30 July, New Brighton library

10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

5 August, Fendalton library, 10am-12pm

10 August, Redwood library,

10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

12 August, Spreydon library, 10am-12pm

17 August, Papanui library, 1pm-3pm

19 August, Parklands library, 1pm-3pm

20 August, Bishopdale library, 1pm-3pm.

Community energy action – cost-effective heating solutions and expert service, with a charitable purpose:  Insulation is the first step to a warmer, healthier and more comfortable home.  All homes built (or insulated) before 2008 are recommended to be checked for insulation and topped up.  Even with insulation, nearly all New Zealand homes will need heating to achieve recommended warmth levels.  At CEA we can help you with this – we are the service provider for the government’s Kiwi Warmer Homes subsidy programme.  For low-income owner occupiers we can provide subsidised (or free if qualified) insulation.  Contact us to find out if you qualify for assistance.  Also available are subsidies for heat pump installation (or woodburner or pellet fires), and insulation for private rental properties.  Our energy advisors provide free, independent, no obligation advice over the phone or by email, specific to your situation. As a charitable trust, we can guarantee our advice will always be fair, objective and independent.

To find out more please contact us, ph 374 7222 or 0800 438 9276 (0800 GETWARM) or email info@cea.co.nz

Sun 189.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
6.00pmTable TalkPapanui
Mon 197.00pmTe Reo classBryndwr
7.15pmIndoor BowlsBryndwr
Tue 20   
Wed 219.45amBadmintonPapanui
Thur 2211.30amWorship (followed by provided lunch)Papanui
Fri 2310.00amCraft GroupBryndwr
1.15pmIndoor BowlsPapanui
Sat 249.30amClothing ShopBryndwr
Sun 259.30am 10.00amLight Breakfast, followed by Worship ServiceBryndwr
10.00amSt Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Worship ServiceRangiRuru
5.30pmEvening Circle (phone for venue)Ph office

Helpers at Bryndwr 10am (25 July 2021)   

Setup:                          Andrew Souness, Ken Newton.

Welcoming team:           Kath and Ken Newton, Sandra Wright-Taylor.

Readers:                       Trevor and Jenny Agnew.

Technician:                    Liam Boardman.

Counting:                      Jane Agnew, Gordon Shields.

Morning Tea:                 Judith and Andrew Souness, Bryan Wright.

Grounds at Bryndwr:      Liam Boardman.