C'mon Kumara - get out and support Kris!

Kris 'Bus' McLeish is doing a charity run from Kumara to Christchurch in honour of his brother who died suddenly of a heart attack (soon after the birth of his twins). He's running to raise funds to help the Heart Foundation with their fight against heart disease, NZ's biggest killer. 

Kris and his crew will be staying in the Memorial Hall Wednesday night and he plans to have a meal at the Theatre Royal. It would be awesome if the community could drop-in to the hall or have a beer at the hotel to welcome him to the Coast and wish him luck. 

Kris and his crew will be starting the run at 0600hrs from Kumara Beach Thursday morning so should be passing through town around 0630hrs. It'd be amazing to have some locals lining Seddon St to cheer him and his crew on!

Better yet, donate! Here is the link to his 'Heart Racer' fundraising page:

Thanks Kumara. 

Kumara Residents' Trust AGM - all welcome!

Kumara Residents' Trust
Annual General Meeting
29 October 2015
7.30pm @ Kumara Memorial Hall


Previous AGM Minutes
Chairpersons Report
Financial Report
Election of Trustees
Election of Chair, Secretary & Treasurer
General Business
- membership update

List of Nominations received:

Fiona Pollard
Phyllis Stuart
Terry Duthie
Karen Wafer
Ursula Acker
Don Bills
Julie Rowe
Raymond Lee
Hannah Wilson

Community-Led Development Workshop

Please contact Mike Keenan at ASAP if you're keen. Cost and travel may be arranged from Kumara if enough people are interested.




Franz Josef Health Centre

Saturday 14 November 2015 : 10am to 3:30pm

Community-led Development (CLD) is working together to create and achieve locally owned visions and goals.

At this workshop you will:

  • Build understanding about CLD – what works and why

  • Share practical tools and tips and tips for engaging communities and building momentum

  • Share inspiration from other New Zealand communities

  • Help connect those working in community led ways across the diverse communities of South Westland, Ross and Kumara

  • Bring and discuss your ideas and visions for your communities.

  • How the South Westland and Kumara-Ross Community Development Projects can help CLD in your area.

Workshop Leader – Megan Courtney, of Inspiring Communities

Kumara Community Meet 'n' Greet Evening

8.30pm on Thursday, 29th October, 2015

(following the Kumara Residents' Trust AGM at 7.30pm at the Kumara Memorial Hall)

A great opportunity to welcome new residents to the town and have a nice chin-wag before the busy holiday season arrives.

Bring a supper plate and BYO drinks (if you'd like).

Tea and coffee provided - see you there!