A History of Addington orders

(Updated August 2018)

Local Lives: A History of Addington, written by John Wilson. Published by Caxton, on behalf of the Addington Neighbourhood Association.

Local Lives has been launched in June, and the current price is $50 per copy.

Hard-bound, 297x245mm, with 320 pages pages of 128gsm matt art paper, containing text and over 200 black and white illustrations and maps.


How to order:

  1. Post the Order Form with a cheque to Addington Neighbourhood Association, 21 Church Square, Addington, Christchurch 8024.
  2. Scan the Order Form and bring it (with cash or cheque) to the ANA meeting at the above address at 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month.
  3. Scan the Order form and email to addingtonhistory@xtra.co.nz you will receive an order number and bank account details for payment
  4. Write your order and contact details in an email to addingtonhistory@xtra.co.nz 

Click on this link to get the order form (an Adobe PDF document which you can print) Book Order form, post publication067


Pre-Christmas Jolly Singing Group with Rachel Bayliss

A jolly christmassy group.
We will learn a variety of Christmas songs and then go and sing with others in the community to beef up their Christmas celebrations.
The classes will start on Thursday 14th November with the last session being on Thursday the 19th of December.

Class Outings (optional but highly recommended):
Monday 9th December – Maples Lifecare Christmas Singing Party 1-2:30 pm

Wednesday 19th December – Diamond Harbour Christmas Music Celebration, Community Church, Diamond Harbour, 6:30 pm onwards

Saturday 21st December – Rachel’s Community Christmas Sing-Along, The Addington Haven, 6:30pm onwards

Class times:
6 Thursdays starting November 14th, 10am – 11:30 am
Class venue: The Addington Haven, cnr of Church Square and Grove Rd in Addington
Cost: $80 incl GST, $75 for friends of the MUSE.
Booking essential: email rachel songbird1nz@yahoo.co.nz
or call 379 8922 and leave a message or text 021 205 8938

Tuesday Night Singing For Fun

Hi everyone, my name is Rachel Bayliss and I’m a singing teacher in your community. I believe everyone can learn to sing and my experience is that singing is a very powerful way we can uplift ourselves and get ourselves feeling great.

It’s been a while since I’ve hosted a lusty sing-a-long and I know that it feels AWESOME to open your body and let your heart sing. So I’d LOVE for you to come and join me for some rough-and-ready singing on the next three Tuesday nights at my venu in Addington, The Addington Haven, 19 Church Square.

WHY: Singing makes you feel awesome
WHAT: Three Tuesday evenings of singing together popular and folk songs, a wide range of music
Dates: Tuesdays 27th August, 3rd of September and 10th September
Time: 7:30-8:45pm
Venue: The Addington Haven, cnr of Grove Rd and Church Square, Addington

HOW:     let me know you’re coming email songbird1nz@yahoo.co.nz
invite some friends to come to
email me any song ideas
tune your guitar or ukelele if you have one and find your capo
rock on up at 7:30 on Tuesday and have a blast

WHAT if:
you can’t come to all the sessions? no worries, just come to what you can
you don’t know if you can sing? perfect this is a safe environment to be brave and have a go
you haven’t got $10? – come anyway
you feel like it’s worth more than $10? – that’s OK you can pay $50 if you want 🙂
you get really hungry just around 8:15pm? – bring a snack to share 🙂

If anyone has a projector I could borrow please let me know – then we can do youtube on the big screen 🙂
Looking forward to meeting you, bring a friend, best wishes, Rachel Bayliss

PreSchool fun in and around South CHCH

Monday musical babies 10-10:30 at Salvation Army on Colombo st. Tea/coffee for mums afterwards and morning tea for kids

Tuesday Playgroup, nice small group of mums and bubs. mums have a cuppa and hang out . Free – Cobham St Hall

Tuesday Playgroup, Manuka Cottage Addington (currently held at St Marys Church) 9.30-11.30

Tuesday Music, St James Church 9.30-10.30 $2, morning tea included

Caterpillars Toddlers Music & PlaygroupWhere classes are held: St Saviours Church, 200 Colombo Street, BeckenhamAge group: ToddlersDay and time (am/pm) held: Tuesday – 10am to 11.30am (school terms)Contact Name: Church OfficeContact Number: 03-3322921

Wednesday Preschool Music and Movement 9.30 and 10.15, large group with extra support when needed. 3 donation per family inc cuppa for mums and morn tea for kids, South West Baptist

Thursday Playgym, slides, tramp, balancing etc $2 per family inc morn tea for kids and mat time, South West Baptist

Toastmasters in Addington

TOASTMASTERS IN ADDINGTON invites you to attend their meetings. Good company is guaranteed. We meet fortnightly on Tuesdays from 5.45pm at the Plunket Rooms in Twigger Street.

Contact Civic Toastmasters
Marc      021 377021 or 322 1132
Penny    332 7182

email:     civic@toastmasters.org.nz
web:        http://civic.toastmastersclubs.org/