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Official Opening Ceremony

Sunday 18 February 2018
1:30pm followed by picnic






Halswell Community


thank these organisations for grants that have made our activities possible.


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All this assists with our costs in making things happen in the community.




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The heart of any community is the people who live, work and play there.  By getting involved it can help build a strong, resilient and connected community that we can be proud to call home.

It is as simple as giving some of your time to your neighbourhood, street or wider community. We understand that your time is valuable and want to make sure that the hours you give are rewarding, both for you and for the community.

You may have a particular skill, trade or business which may be of use to the community and we have a number of areas that your community would value your assistance.

You can also sign up for the TimeBank and keep track of the hours you donate whilst gaining time credits for your efforts. Click the logo for more details.

Let’s see how far a little volunteering can go

- Please complete the Volunteer Form below for more information -

Halswell Community Market

Why a Halswell Market?

Our Markets, held on the 4th Sunday of the month (except December) from 12 noon - 3.00pm, provide a venue for local clubs, schools and businesses to highlight their activities and to fundraise.

This is a real community event with a variety of stalls offering handmade crafts, local produce and amazing food.  Families come along and enjoy time listening to the many talented musicians who busk at the market, and enjoy some food, an icecream, and a coffee in the lovely gardens at St John of God Hospital in Nash Road.

As a non-commercial market, stall rental goes towards advertising, running costs, a donations to the School and the Hospital who host the market. Any surplus will be used by the Halswell Community Project to develop the market and in the future we hope to support other community events and activities.

Market Contact:

Phone: 027 370 0344 (Keri)



Prospective Stallholders Information

We have a limit of 50 stalls and operate a waiting list. If you are interested in cost and having a stall:

Terms and Conditions:    Please read.

Register as a Stallholder:      Once registered, you will receive an email confirming your details and you can then:

Request a Booking:

NB: The Market team will check your request and contact you to confirm your booking.


Where are We?

St John of God, Nash Road, Halswell

Map Market Location

Getting There


There are lovely walking routes across Aidanfield and through from Canterbury Park via the Heritage Walk.  It takes 10 surprisingly easy minutes to walk from the carpark at the end of Augustine Drive through to the Market through lovely parkland and trees.   Likewise from most places in Aidanfield it is less than 10 minutes walk to the market and much of it can be done through parks and very quiet streets.



The Number 60 bus goes past the entrance to the Market along Aidanfield Drive and the Orange line passes the end of Aidanfield Drive and it is a 5-7 minute walk from there into the market.



We also highly recommend cycling.  You can bike from anywhere in Halswell to the Market in about 15 minutes and likewise you can bike from Wigram, Spreydon, Hoon Hay, Rowley and Hillmorton in the same time.  Check out a map and stay on quiet streets for much or all of your trip.



Parking is available in the grounds of Aidanfield School for a gold coin donation, and free on Aidanfield Drive and nearby streets.  There is limited disability parking only in the grounds of St John of God.



Market Dates:              

 See the Calendar




We recommend a gazebo or some form of shade that can be anchored due to the strong winds that occasionaly blow.



You will need to provide your own power requirements eg: gas or silent generator.



A huge thanks to the generosity of the Rata Foundation and the Christchurch City Council.

Due to their funding we have been successful in gaining consent to run our markets in the coming years.


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Written prior to the Market starting, these Blogs show the process of starting the market and our future plans.

Where are we with the Market? 2013

What's involved setting up the market? 2014



Activities: AdultsCorrect Info


Halswell Community Craft Group

Meeting Wednesday  9:30am - 12 noon. 
            (during school term)
Term 1 starts: 31 January 2018

Bring your craft or come along and learn something new.

Cost $3.00 (includes morning tea)
Venue: Halswell Community Hub - 381 Halswell Rd
Phone: 322 8178 (Trudy)  |  322 8996 (Marion)


Halswell Pottery Grouphalswell pottery

9 Candys Road, Halswell


A supportive venue for potters of all skill levels
      New Members Welcome

Club Day: Monday 11:00am - 3:00pm.
Evening classes during term time.

Gallery Open Weekends (except stautory holidays):
      10:00am - 4:00pm

 Contact Email:


Oaklands Toastmasters

A supportive and positive learning environment
to develop communication and leadership skills.

  • Prepare and present speeches/presentations
  • Give useful and effective feedback
  • Speak off the cuff

Venue: Halswell Bowling Club
Time: Every Monday 7:30pm
         (except public holidays)

More information -
Phone: 021 293 4535 (Shen Mansell)


Halswell/Prebbleton Assn Anglican Women

Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, 329 Halswell Road

Day Group:
  11:00am 4th Wednesday each month
  Phone: 420 0923

Evening Group:
  7:45pm 2nd Thursday each month
  A range of fun activities from dinners to speakers

  Phone: 322 9962


Halswell Friendship Club

1st Thursday of the month 9:45 am

First meeting 2018: 1 February

Mohoao Room, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre


Speakers, Coffee Mornings, Outings


Secretary: 322 8288 (Robyn)
Email: Robyn


Halswell Drama Group

Venue: Halswell Community Hall



Paua Cantata (Halswell Choir)

Venue: South West Baptist Church

           6 Balcairn Street.


All ages welcome - No audition required


Phone: 322 4124




Halswell Community Choir

A community choir in the Halswell area of Christchurch. Open to everyone who wants to sing. We're all about having fun and meeting new people.

Phone: 021 185 0447




Halswell Men's Shed

Venue: St John of God grounds, Nash Road, Aidanfield, Halswell

Phone: 027 229 1928 (Roger)

Website: Mens Shed


New Horizon Rotary

A young Rotary club with a difference. Blending business networking with community service & working together to make a difference in our community.

Venue: Trevino's Function Room, 22 Riccarton Road
Every Wednesday 6:00pm to 7:30pm

More information:
Email: Contact



A Canterbury-based group who get together
monthly to spend the day felting.southern felters

Felting is a wool craft and we make a wide variety of things from garments to vessels and artwork.

We welcome new members and while we don’t run formal classes we can help you learn.

Venue: Halswell Community Hall
           450 Halswell Road.

Saturdays 9:00am - 3:00pm.

2018 meetings:

3 February    3 March     7 April

5 May           9 June       7 July

4 August       8 September   6 October

3 November

$10 door charge



Halswell Community Garden

Location: 329 Halswell Road (St Mary's Church)
                (behind the Old Vicarage)

Come and Garden! Just turn up.
Saturdays at 10.30am - 12 noon.

Enquiries -
Phone: 741 9992 (Ellen)

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Halswell Garden Club

Meet on second Tuesday of each month in Te Hapua: Halswell Centre from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Further information -
Phone: 322 7214 (Elizabeth Berrett, Secretary)

All visitors welcome


Canterbury Minature Trains/Models

The model engineers run model trains, traction engines and boats in the Halswell Domain every Sunday from 1:00pm - 4:00pm (weather permitting). All Rides $2.00.


John Crampton Ph 021 0242 9993 (evenings)


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Oaklands Womens' Institute

Monthly 1st Tuesday of the month.
Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, 329 Halswell Road

Phone: 322 9962 (Rosemary)


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The aim of the U3A movement in New Zealand is to providing life-long learning opportunities for members in their ‘third age’ using the skills of their members gained during their ’second age’.


Monthly 2nd Tuesday 10:00 am - 12 noon
Venue: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Phone: 322 9484 (Ros)



U3A Port Hills was established in 2006 and designed to appeal to those over 55 years of age.



Friday Afternoon Euchre

May to September 2017.
Starts 12 May 1:15pm - 3:30pm
          (followed by a cuppa)

Venue: Halswell Bowling Club

Phone: 322 8636 (Noel)


Lions Club - Halswell District

The Lions Club is a group of 30 plus men & women from all walks of life with a desire to assist and serve our community.

Monthly Meetings:

  1830 1st Wednesday (Little Sister Cafe, Islington)

  1900 3rd Wednesday (Halswell Bowling Club, Halswell Road)

Email: Email
Website: Halswell Lions


Get Creative Craft Group

Bring along a craft you are doing, meet new friends, share a cuppa, learn cardmaking, knit tiny teddies for the Emergency Department at Christchurch Hospital!

Just take some time out for yourself!

Meet Thursday during the school terms.

Venue: Southwest Baptist Church
           6 Balcairn Street.

           9:30am - 11:30am

Cost: Gold coin for morning tea.
         Making cards around $2.50 per card.

More information: Janet 021 147 7656



An international friendship group meeting for food, fun, friendship and study (using Bible Based English lessons.)

Includes dinner, games, activities for children 5 and up and all aged adults with different English levels.

Cost: Donation
Venue: South West Baptist Church,
           6 Balcairn Street, Halswell.

Friday 6:00pm - 8:30pm (during school term)

Email: (Walter)



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