What's On

  • Attending training courses, workshops or network meetings, can be a useful means of learning and development.

    There are many opportunities across our regions. Check-in here regularly to find out what’s on.

  • Free Post-Stress Counselling Service

    Canterbury Charity Hospital

    This service is provided free of charge at the Canterbury Charity Hospital to provide “psychological first aid” for people who are needing extra support to help with their grief and with regaining their “life balance” following the major traumatic event.

    All counselors hold recognised national qualifications.

    Those seeking help can self-refer or be referred by you by contacting the Charity Hospital as follows:

    Phone: 03 360 2266 (8am until 5pm) or 020 4098 0750 (after hours)

    Fax: 03 360 2616

    Email: reception@charityhospital.org.nz

  • Flowers not Guns Gathering

    Friday March 22, 11am-1pm

    40 Lichfield St

    After the horrific events of Friday the 15th, now is the time, more than ever to show the government that changes must be made to the gun laws in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

    In support of the Police position on gun control, we will gather in Lichfield Street just east of the Central Police Station. We will stand there, with our placards, from 11am to 1pm. The police are aware that this gathering will be happening.

    Please join us and please bring a flower of hope, one to hold and one or more to offer a passer by. 

  • Peak Meat Discussion

    Thursday March 28, 7:30pm

    Lecture Theatre One, Stewart Building, Lincoln University

    Join Kim Hill and panelists in a discussion about meat and milk production. Food production is a vital part of New Zealand's economy - how will changes in demand, technology, and awareness of ethical and environmental impacts affect our agricultural production?

    Doors open at 6:30pm with refreshments and nibbles provided. There is a cash bar and traditional beer tasting, and there is a $5 koha.

  • Te Ora Auaha Launch

    Wednesday April 3, 11am-12:30pm

    XCHC, 376 Wilsons Rd

    Te Ora Auaha’s mission is to contribute to a healthy flourishing New Zealand through the arts. By connecting and strengthening this diverse, dynamic and interdisciplinary field it will enable a thriving national community of practice -supported by research and evidence, policy recognition and investment. It will provide a national focus for advocacy and research, and a digital hub to connect people working in isolation across the country.

    Register online here.

  • Children and Family Violence, a Professional Development Training Day

    Tuesday April 2, 9am-4pm

    Rossburn Receptions, Rangiora

    Guest speakers will be covering safer Professional Practise, Brainwave Trust material and Mental Health Trauma. Cost is $20 with lunch. morning and afternoon tea provided.

    To register, email natalie.paterson@wmk.govt.nz.

  • Keeping organisation records workshop

    Thursday April 11, lunchtime, online via Skype

    This workshop is a short-lunchtime session designed for managers of local non-profits. The aim of the session is to help you sort your paperwork by giving you some guidance on what paperwork your organisation needs to keep, for how long it must be kept and in what format.

    To book, email susan@canlaw.org.nz.

  • Charities Act review meeting

    Tuesday April 16, 10am-12:30pm

    Addington Raceway & Events Centre, 75 Jack Hinton Drive

    The Charities Act 2005 is being reviewed and your feedback is important. We invite you to attend a community meeting to discuss how the Act can be improved.

    The meeting will include presentations from DIA and sector representatives about issues within the scope of the review and we will seek your feedback through questions and answers, and small group discussions.

    The meeting venue has wheelchair access; however, if you have any other accessibility requirements, such as a NZ Sign Language Interpreter, please contact us by email at charitiesactreview@dia.govt.nz.

    Refreshments will be available 20 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting. Register your interest here.

  • Volunteer Workers in a Health and Safety Context

    Wednesday April 17, 1-2pm

    Cheryl Moffat, Coastguard’s Southern Region Manager, will share her experience and resources, having ten years experience managing 14 volunteer Coastguard units with over 290 volunteers.

    Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street.


  • New Board Members workshop

    Tuesday May 7

    Joining a Committee or Board can be daunting if you're not too sure what the role requires. If you're new to the role (or if you're an old hand wanting an update), this workshop will be of interest.

    To book, email susan@canlaw.org.nz.

    This workshop will cover:

    • the main things the law requires you to do if you are a Board or Committee member
    • the rules about spending your group's money & the steps we recommend you follow before making important spending decisions
    • best practice guidelines on making decisions and dealing with conflicts of interest
  • Membership registers workshop

    Tuesday June 11, lunchtime, online via Skype

    This workshop is a short-lunchtime online session designed for managers or administrators of local incorporated societies.

    The law requires that all incorporated societies have a membership register which records information about your members. This workshop will cover what information needs to be kept, who can have access to it and what rules will apply when adding or updating that register. We'll also look at the proposed new laws that will apply and how best to prepare for those.

  • Moving Beyond #MeToo – Practice and Theory for a Changing World

    From February 11, 7pm-9pm

    59 Gloucester St

    This eight-week course aims to provide a safe space to assist people to learn the skills needed to create an inclusive culture that ensures that all the people of Aotearoa inherit a society that is both safe and treats them equally, regardless of gender, race or class.

    The course runs every Monday and the cost is $68.

    To register your interest, contact:

  • Fill Your Pantry

    Monday to Friday, 2pm-3pm

    Amberley Westpac car park

    Inspire Church Amberley's Fill Your Pantry is open and ready to serve the community with food parcels. To request a parcel, contact Lisa on 027 422 5625, Lola on 027 210 2917, or Frances on 03 314 8123.

  • Christchurch Social Enterprise Programme

    From February 19, Christchurch

    Join Lindsay Jeffs, New Zealand’s leading social enterprise trainer, as he helps you gain the required skills to make social enterprise work for your organisation. Lindsay has had over 30 years experience in running successful social enterprises. This course will help you gain the required skills to make social enterprise work for your organisation.

    To enroll online, visit www.sei.org.nz or email Carolynn Hull admin@oneonone.co.nz.

  • Young Adults Programme

    Every Friday at 6pm

    Delta Community Support Trust, 105 North Avon Rd

    Delta Community Support Trust have an exciting Young Adults Programme for 18-36 year olds with physical and intellectual disabilities. Young adults will be engaging in fun activities out and about in the Christchurch community.

    Contact Natalie Hughes on 027 894 2062 for more information and to register your interest.

  • Canterbury Japan Day 2019

    Sunday March 3, 10am-4:30pm

    Riccarton Park, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

    The Japanese Society of Canterbury is hosting Canterbury Japan Day 2019, which will see the return of the 'Japanese Autumn’ and give people the chance to take part in some cultural activities such as a Wanko Soba noodle speed eating contest, Sumo competitions and more.

  • Payday Filing Presentation

    Wednesday February 13, 9:30am-12:30pm

    422 Tuam St, Christchurch

    Payday filing is the new process for employers that is compulsory from April 1. From that date, employers will send Inland Revenue information in line with your normal pay cycle, provide employee details for new and departing employees and amend employment information online. The presentation will give details regarding how payday filing works and what you should do now to be ready.

    Register online here.

  • Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Youth Workshop

    Thursday January 31, 9:30am-12:30pm

    The Bridge Club, 21 Nova Pl, Christchurch

    New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the Western World. Suicide is not inevitable and it can be prevented. This evidence based best practice workshop will take you through the latest research about suicide and provide you with practical tools to help to identify people who might be suicidal.

    Register online here.