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CCBA News Update - 2 October 2020

We recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the charitable trust Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS)

Some of you may have worked with LiVS since they established in 2012; they support the activation of vacant spaces through arts exhibitions, events, pop-up shops and more.

We felt this a valuable connection, offering a tool for our members who may want to fill vacant sites or buildings in a post-covid environment. If you have spare space and would like support to fill them, their terms are flexible and they have access to several incentives that can be offered to our members.

Some of the Vacant Sites they have filled below...
Above: Fiksate Gallery - Unimed Building              I Heart Thrifting - BNZ Centre  
Kowhai Collective - Guthrey Centre

We will invite them along to speak at one of our future meetings to share more about how they work, but if you'd like to get in touch beforehand then email or check out their website
Reminder  CCBA AGM & Calling for Nominations
Date: Tuesday October 27th 
Time: 5.30 - 7pm
Venue: Turanga

Want to joint the board? Then get yourself nominated. 
Nominations need to be lodged with the Association no less than 10 days prior to the AGM.

You can view our proposed changes to the constitution HERE 
You can download nomination forms HERE 

Hereford Street Upgrade

Work on the Hereford Street upgrade is progressing well and if you would like to check on where they are at, we have their latest newsletters available... check out what they have done and what they are about to do next week by Clicking on the links below: 

Hereford Street West - Click HERE
Hereford Street East - Click HERE 

October Events happening in the City

Biketober Rainbow Rave

Kick-off Biketober with this light-hearted cruise around the city, starting at the Vaka A' Hina sculpture in the East Frame and travelling along the Avon-Ōtākaro Promenade. Uplifting beats, easy-going vibe, bright lights, big smiles – could this be the most fun you’ve had on your bike? 

Where:  Vaka A' Hina sculpture - 145 Worcester Street, Christchurch Central
When: 3 Oct 2020, 8pm to 9.30pm

SCAPE Season 2020

SCAPE will present a strong Ōtautahi Christchurch and Aotearoa New Zealand focused artists’ programme, with eight new temporary artworks for presentation over an extended season.

The SCAPE Public Art Walkway will offer a compact, inner-city, safe, walkable route for exploring and experiencing fourteen legacy, and eight new public artworks. We invite locals and visitors from all over New Zealand to art explore the city.

Where: Various locations in Christchurch Central
When: 3 Oct to 14 Nov 2020

WORD Christchurch Festival 

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is a colourful explosion of stories, ideas, poetry and song. This season they are celebrating the wealth of talent in Aotearoa, with 65 events and 100 of our finest writers, thinkers and entertainers. Check out some of Christchurch’s most interesting venues HERE

Where: Various locations in Christchurch Central
When: 28 Oct to 1 Nov 2020


Colombo Street Cycle Route Connection

Council are trialling a new type of cycleway on Colombo Street and lowering the speed to 30km/h. They believe slower roads mean safer ways for everyone.
Project status: Open for feedback
Open for feedback: 28th September 2020 - 27th October 2020

Want to know more? CLICK HERE

Proposed Plan Change 4: Short-term accommodation submission

Council would like your feedback on a proposed change to the Christchurch District Plan relating to short-term accommodation (Air BNB) in residential, papakāinga and rural zones.

Want to know more? CLICK HERE