News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Big Party Set To Launch Neighbourhood Week

Big Party Set To Launch Neighbourhood Week

Christchurch City Councillor Sue Wells promises a bumper party full of music, inspiration and fun at the Town Hall next Tuesday.

For then she will hold a get-together of representatives of neighbourhood support groups throughout the city to prepare for Neighbourhood Week at the end of October.

A "neighbourhood orchestra and massed choir" will launch a new song, Cr. Wells said today. "The choir might have to be a couple of Councillors but they will be making plenty of noise," she said.

The song, Fifty Ways to Lose Your Lover, has been adapted to Fifty Ways to Meet Your Neighbour. The whole event will be designed as a big party. "The emphasis will be on fun with hand-clapping and foot-stomping. I hope to have the town hall packed and involve plenty of kids as well as all the neighbourhood groups," she said. Cr. Wells said the event had a dual purpose: to launch the concept of Neighbourhood Week and to introduce Jacqui Goodwin from Wanganui, who speak about getting people to know their neighbours.

Ms Goodwin had experience working with communities in Britain and this country, Cr. Wells said. Afternoon tea will be provided at the function that will start at 4pm on Tuesday 25 July. All Neighbourhood Support Group co-ordinators are invited to the meeting and they can bring others who are interested. Cr. Wells said the event will last about an hour with the "mix and mingle of people" and coffee and cake.

Further information: Cr. Sue Wells: 025 229 0505 or 332 1611 or email: sue.wells@ccc.govt.nz

Sam Fisher Corporate Communication Co-ordinator Christchurch City Council 03 371-1762 025 229 3552

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Five Hidden Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

The immense cultural diversity of LA provides an extraordinary variety of lifestyles and architecture. Here are five 'hidden' destinations where the discerning traveller can appreciate and enjoy this unique and constantly evolving metropolis. More>>


City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand with an $8 million budget, this musical comedy has been created with both locals and tourists in mind. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Immortal Love

The series has a wild-west tone with a steampunk vibe, so if you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Firefly or Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea, then chances are you’ll enjoy this book. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Trappings of Success - McQueen

This troubling documentary about the extraordinary life and untimely death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is a cautionary tale of an extremely gifted, but self-destructive soul caught up in a business that chews up and spits out its creative talent. More>>

Indycars: Dixon Wins Fifth US Championship

The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won the US Indycar championship for the fifth time, finishing second in the final race of the season in Sonoma, California. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland