Neighbour Hood Support

 SCAMS

CERT NZ (the national Computer Emergency Response Team) 

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says that international partners have warned them


 of an increase in reports of cyber criminals 


using the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic 


to carry out online scams and malicious cyber activity. 


This includes attempts to use the COVID-19 pandemic to trick people into:


downloading malware from COVID-19 maps, or

entering their details into phishing websites.

 


A small number of reports of a COVID-19 phishing campaign 

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have been reported to CERT NZ. 


The phishing emails claim to include 'an update on COVID-19 cases in your city'. 


These emails are not legitimate, and instead are an attempt to steal personal information. 


If you receive a similar email, 


Report to CERT NZ

 

You can learn more through the links below:


COVID-19 related scams

 

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The Society of St Vincent de Paul, Christchurch

https://www.svdpchch.co.nz/how-can-we-help-you.html

 

The Society asks you to fill in their welfare form for all assistance & someone will get back to them in 24 hours.  

This is found on their website(link above). 

 

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  • Food bank service will continue but we are going to be delivering food out to the people
    who need it rather than having them assemble in large groups at our premises.
  • We will continue our emergency accommodation services
    for men and women to keep them safe, fed, clean and warm.
  • Social workers and addiction counsellors will continue to offer support
    and talk people through their problems and help find answers over the phone
    rather than face-to-face while the restrictions are in place.
  • Phone: (03) 365 0635, Fax: (03) 366 7100, 
  • Email: info@citymission.org.nz 
  • Check us out on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCityMission

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Salvation Army

  -Our food assistance is done through our churches, or we call them Corps.

City Corps- 366 8128

Linwood-  389 3723

Sydenham-  331 7483

Hornby-  349 6268

Christchurch North (Belfast) -  323 8257

Rural – the nearest one.

Ashburton - (03) 308 7610 or Email: ashburton_corps@nzf.salvationarmy.org

Rangiora -  (03) 313 2370  or 

Email: rangiora_corps@nzf.salvationarmy.org

 

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Ministry of Social Development

 Find out more: Even if you don't think you qualify, call us to talk about your situation. 

You can also visit www.workandincome.govt.nz and click on Check what you might get.

For more information Call us on 0800 559 009,

 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm, Saturday

 

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Age Concern Canterbury office is not open however we are still working.

As of March 24, 2020, our visiting service, café groups, social outings, driving seminars 

and Steady as You Go classes have all been suspended, as have our home and office visits. 

However, we are still working from home and we are open for phone calls.

We are available for any calls relating to Elder Abuse 

and will also help direct older people to get access to services 

or to help meet their needs in these changing times.

Our Social Connection team are contacting all those clients who would normally attend the cafes and social outings, 

and we are trying to keep in touch with as many of our clients as we can. 

You can still call us on 03 366 0903 or 0800 80 33 44. 

We ask that you leave a message with your name and telephone number

 and a staff member will respond to your query as soon as possible.

Or email us: Email: team@ageconcerncan.org.nz

Web address: www.ageconcerncan.org.nz


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Christchurch and Banks Peninsula residents in need of assistance 

in accessing essential household goods and services due to the COVID-19 lockdown can get help via a local helpline.  

 The 0800 24 24 11 helpline will be run by Christchurch City Council staff and will operate around-the-clock.

"The helpline is a one-stop shop for the vulnerable people in our communities

 who may be having trouble accessing essentials such as food and medication,'' says Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

"It is there to provide welfare support to those who are struggling and in need extra help during the COVID-19 lockdown.

"The helpline is intended for those facing hardship

and is offered in addition to a range of other support measures 

provided by other agencies, particularly the Ministry of Social Development,'' Mayor Dalziel says.

"When people call in they will get help to access essential supplies 

or 

they will put in contact with other relevant Government agencies 

who are already working to deliver particular services. 

We want to ensure everyone is looked after during this difficult period 

and the helpline is one way we can provide support and reassurance to people,'' the Mayor says.

"I would request that if you are able to provide for yourself at this time,

 please help by keeping the line free for those who need urgent assistance.''


There are more useful numbers available when you open the link.

 https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/help-for-christchurch-and-banks-peninsula-residents


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CIVIL DEFENCE  

has set up a new helpline for anyone in need of help with 

accessing essential household goods and services, such as food and medication, 

due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

If you need urgent assistance, call 0800 24 24 11 to be popped through to your local district to discuss your needs.

Take care everyone.


Click here     CIVIL DEFENCE CANTERBURY

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – TELEPHONE SCAMMERS

PLEASE BE AWARE!


I have already received reports of scammers phoning people

 on behalf of charitable organisations asking for donations.

The caller typically uses the line that if you press "1" (or any suggested number) 

then a nominated sum of money

 will be taken from your telephone account (say $20) for that charity.

If you get a call like this, there is only one response HANG UP!!!


DO NOT ENTER INTO A DISCUSSION!! 

DO NOT GIVE OUT PERSONAL DETAILS!! 

DO NOT GIVE OUT BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS!!

 

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"Hello, if you believe you are a member of 

Canterbury Neighbourhood Support,

 and have not received an email alert from us for some months, 

please check your contact details on our database 

 

https://christchurch.getsready.net 

or 

contact our office at admin@canterburyns.net ."


Take Care    Murray


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Hello from Canterbury Neighbourhood Support,

PLEASE READ – IMPORTANT NOTICE COVID-19 

 Over the next few weeks while New Zealand is under Alert Level Four to combat Covid-19,

we will endeavour to update you as and when we have information that may be of interest or relevance to you.

 The upcoming months are going to be tough. 

To help get through this we can pull together as a street/group/neighbourhood, and have a plan to assist each other when necessary.

 I've included some suggestions and links that give more information about emergency preparedness 

and where you can get updates on the situation.


 1. Start or Join A Neighbourhood Support Group

Contact the people who live immediately around you. 

Groups tend to work well when they are not too large and are made up of nearby households. 

Ideally, a neighbourhood group works best when someone is prepared to be a coordinator of the group

 to help with cohesiveness and communication.

It's a great way to get to know your neighbours. 

Areas with strong neighbourhood support groups are usually more resilient in times of crisis,

because they've done some planning.

 There is almost a certainty you will have neighbours/people in your street 

who need a helping hand for whatever reason, elderly, families with children, 

families with new- born babies, others who suffer illness, and more.

 Some groups use, and others are starting group/street facebook pages so they can communicate amongst themselves, 

keep each other up to date with events, look out for each other and be aware of anyone that needs extra help.

 You can still communicate face to face with people who are in isolation – just keep your distance.


 2. Register Your Group with Neighbourhood Support

To form a group in the Christchurch and Banks Peninsula area

I would encourage you to contact us by email 

neighbourhoodsupport@canterburyns.net or https://www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz 

rather than by phone if that is possible, this will ease the pressure on staff and volunteers who are now working from home.

Currently you can still find your nearest contact here

or call Neighbourhood Support at 0800 4 NEIGHBOURS (0800 463 444).


People can enter their own details onto the Canterbury Neighbourhood Support database directly through

http://www.nscanterbury.nz  or https://christchurch.getsready.net

 

 3. Put Together A Group Plan

This will help you work out the best way for your group to keep in contact and support one another.  

Download a template here to get started.

Want to Volunteer?

Our Neighbourhood Support groups are busy trying to keep up with demand at the moment. 

We'd love to hear from you if you are a member and would like to be a coordinator in your street. 

 Take care and look after yourselves,

Murray

 

Murray McGusty,

Manager

Canterbury Neighbourhood Support Incorporated

 Links

 https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

 https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/

 https://covid19.govt.nz

 

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ALERT LEVELS CHART




MESSAGE FROM MURRAY 

(Our new Manager)

Please be vigilant and if you see anything suspicious happening, report it to the Police on 111.

It's also a good opportunity to have a chat with your neighbours about keeping an eye out for each other. 

It may also be a good time to introduce them to Neighbourhood Support if they don't already belong.

We're finding that the streets with strong, resilient neighbourhood support groups generally are less affected by opportunistic crimes.

If you want more information you can contact me by return email, phone 03 420 9944, or through the website www.nscanterbury.nz .

Regards,

Murray



ADDINGTON AREA

In the last week there has been a high concentration of unlawful motor vehicle takes in the Addington area. 

All have occurred within a 1km radius. 

Four vehicles were targeted in one night in a public car park, and four vehicles were taken on separate occasions while parked on the road
















Edible Gardens Awards Spreydon - Cashmere



About 70 people enjoyed the 2019 Spreydon-Cashmere Edible Garden Awards 

held at the Cashmere Club last month, with nearly 30 awards made to residents and groups.

The awards initiative was piloted in 2018, in partnership with the Canterbury Horticultural Society.

As well as certificates, winners received gift items. Local businesses also donated extra prizes.

Special awards and prizes were given for entries covering sustainability, organics, rainwater use, and outstanding yield.


 

Mother of All Clean Ups

 

 

The annual Mother of All Clean Ups targeting rubbish left on the banks of the Opawaho Heathcote River 

was held on Saturday, 11 May.

More than 12 volunteer groups – supported by the Opawaho Heathcote River Network 

 cleared rubbish between the source springs and the Avon-Heathcote Ihutai Estuary.

West Spreydon School got a head start on the main event with a clean-up of the riverbank on Friday, 10 May. 

It was also an opportunity for pupils to connect with river life by getting close to an eel.

 

 

Winter guide to what's on in Christchurch

 

Watch out for new event-packed winter guide arriving in letterboxes.

 

 

 

A landscape plan for the Selwyn Street Reserve has been approved.

 

 

 

 

 

Kia Kaha 

Stay Strong 

 Special family of our Hero Hussein Hazem Al-age who on the 15th March 2019

faced the gunman - loosing his life - 

but giving time for another victim to escape.

 Hazim Husain and Janna welcomed us into their home. Our hearts are with you all.

 

 

City to Sumner Community Patrol 

 celebrates its 25th anniversary

 

 

 

 

  

The City to Sumner Community Patrol  celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday 19 February with a lunch at the Cashmere Club.

Both patrol cars were parked at the entrance and the room was decorated with blue & white balloons & streamers.

Chairman Allan Bain welcomed over 40 patrollers, invited guests & partners

Allan spoke on the history and successes of the Patrol and thanked the Patroller for their efforts.

Long-time Patroller Gloria Brown talked about how she became involved and the Patrol's early days.

Alan Christie thanked Allan for his commitment as Chairman over many years and two terms.

Certificates were presented by Helen Todd, Police Community Officer, for 20+, 10, 5 & 2 year's service,

Gloria & Alan cut the anniversary cake.

 

 

Neighbourhood BBQ

  

Claxton Place and Riverlaw Terrace

 

MIKE KING


CONGRATULATIONS

 



LINWOOD





Design proposals for Linwood Pool have been revealed.

 

 

SUMNER




A community green will be created around Sumner's planned new skate park 

using red-zoned land made available by the Crown.



Support for Kyle Park


Kyle Park is a step closer to becoming home to Hornby's new community facilities

 following Council approval of the site as the preferred location for a library, 

customer services and a recreation and sport centre.

 

Read more here



Sign of the Takahe/Coronation Hall updates



People are being invited to make a "request for proposal" for one of the city's landmark buildings, 

the Sign of the Takahe, in Cashmere or submit an "expression of interest" in Coronation Hall in Spreydon.


Submissions to the Council will close on Wednesday, 20 February at noon.


   

Parks team goes green with e-power tools


 


The roar of a chainsaw and drone of a leaf blower

could soon be a thing of the past as

Christchurch City Council Park Rangers 

make the switch to battery electric power tools.

Click here to find out more




Spreydon-Cashmere Edible Garden    

    


Entries Close Monday 11th February 2019

Click here for details


New Jellie Park splash pad                         



             

 

CITY SOUNDS

  Live performances scheduled

 11, 18, 25 January /  1, 8, 15 February.

 

 Find out more

  

                        

              

 

Deep South Kite Day

1-4pm, Saturday 26 January at New Brighton Beach.

https://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/whats-on/show/328 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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