“What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.”
― Jane Austen

Dear members

If you’re bored of the tired and obvious weather commentaries, “It’s hot,” and are a Facebook buggariser, check out the page, You know you’re from Christchurch when …This clever person puts a wonderful spin on the Metservice Forecasts – funny, accurate and makes for a much better weather conversation.

There’s lots of things on offer for active contribution and participation in the community. Notices below advertise a few community events on this weekend, there are links to new petitions if they interest you or you can run/walk for children who lost a parent in the earthquake or put your hand up to help host a river site for the 22 Feb commemorations. If the greatest gift you have to offer fellow Cantabrians is your smile, you can donate it on this site – https://www.facebook.com/SmileChristchurch.

Habitat for Humanity is looking for 12 high-vis vests for American volunteers who are out here to help relocate a red zone home for a family. If you would like to donate vests, please contact Brian at brian@cancern.org.nz.

Waimakariri readers (and probably a good idea for all of us to think about), please consider getting even more inelegant and try to conserve water. Waimakariri District Council is asking residents to significantly reduce their water usage immediately and while the warmer weather continues. “We’re asking residents to be aware of the possible increased need for water in case of fire outbreak. While the weather continues to be warm and dry, the water situation needs to monitored very closely”. At this stage there are no water restrictions in place although, if usage is not curtailed and the hot, dry conditions continue, District wide water restrictions may become necessary.

Have a stunning and well hydrated and sunblocked weekend everyone


Brian and Leanne