Anzac Day Parade

The Sumner/Redccliffs RSA will be holding an ANZAC Day Parade at 10.30am on Thursday 25th April. Assemble for the parade at 10.30am on the corner of the Esplanade and Stoke St and march to the Sons of Sumner War Memorial for the laying of wreaths. The service will begin at 11.30am at Hollywood Theatre, Marriner St.

After the service there will be refreshments and entertainment at “On the Rocks” (corner of Marriner St and Wakefield Avenue).

Come down and remember.


Cheers Annabelle for the image.

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Support the Coastal Pathway at Urban Surf Fashion Show!


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Sumner Art Window Opening!

The Sumner Art Window presents ‘What comes up comes out” a small body of paintings by Christchurch based artist JacobYikes from the 5th-28th April. For more information see the flyer below…

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Jacob (yikes) Ryan is a Christchurch based artist who works in a range of artistic fields, including design and illustration, acrylic and mixed media paintings and larger aerosol based works. Jacob has been involved in the Christchurch graffiti scene since 2005 and has collaborated with many of the local artists around the city. Many of his works were destroyed in the recent earthquakes and since then Jacob has been involved with bringing public art back to the city.
Since graduating with a diploma in fine arts from the Design and Arts college NZ in 2010, Jacob has been working on a number of commissioned murals and canvas works for local businesses. Jacob’s work consists of strange characters and organic letter forms combined with a number of abstract techniques. He predominantly works with a freestyle approach, beginning with a basic plan and developing it as his work flows.For more information see Jacob’s website.

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Introducing Liv Jefferis as the new content manager.

I would like to introduce you guys to Sumner local Liv Jefferis!
Liv is taking over my role as a content manager, as I am off to new adventures for a while and thought it will be too hard for me keeping up with all the happenings here in Sumner if I am not actually here… I have chosen Liv because she has that special something, the MAGIC! I know you will all love her!

Liv, tell us why you live in Sumner?
Living in Sumner is like constantly being on holiday! I love being able to jump on my long-board and check out the surf, or walk into the village for a bite to eat and a drink. I’m all about lifestyle and there is no better place for that than Sumner! Since the earthquakes I have really noticed how the Sumner community has pulled together, it is becoming such a positive place to be and one which I love being a part of and hope to become more integrated in through this role.

Surfing to me is…
An absolute obsession. I try and get out every day, even if it’s just for some paddle fitness. I fall asleep reliving every wave I have caught that day and constantly find myself daydreaming about it.

I know you are really into art and photography as well. Tell us about that…
I really enjoy photography, capturing awesome moments so that the memories of them never fade. I try and find a different angle for each shot and build in a creative aspect, as well as documenting the life around me. As well as that I love to be creative through cooking. I experiment with different ideas and recipes and even write a blog about what I have been up to in the kitchen.

What is it that inspires you in life?
So many things inspire me! The people around me who are all so passionate about different aspects of life really inspire me to pursue and develop my interests. I love that some people are so happy and yet have such a simple life. I try to take notice of the simple things and minimize stress and materialism by not focusing on money but more on eating well, surfing and being around the people I love.

You will be the new content manager for both the Sumner Village website & Facebook page! What can we expect? I hope to continue the awesome work Sabrina has done establishing and building both the website and Facebook page. I have some new ideas too so keep an eye out for new developments. I am hoping to start an open mic night as I have three very talented flatmates and I bet there are many more muso’s in Sumner who would love a chance to get together and play for a few people or just jam!

What do you love about Sumner?
Everything! The chilled out vibe, the lovely but temperamental NE swell, the community and friendly atmosphere. When you walk down the street everyone says “Hi”… where else does that happen?! Please feel free to stop me on the street and say hello and let me know of anything that the community or those coming into Sumner should know about! Thanks Sabrina for the amazing job you have done for Sumner Village!

Awww thank you so much Liv! I am very excited knowing I have found the perfect match in you… :) I am sure our readers and followers will enjoy having you involved. Sumner has got a very exciting future and I can’t wait to read about all the adventures you will be up to!!

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”The Great Big Sumner Art Competition” entry form

This is the Entry Form you need to fill out in order to enter our great art competition!

Don’t forget to also upload your entry piece on our Facebook Art Comp app! For your friends to vote ;)
Please fill out the form completely before you send it in with your art work! Also make sure you read & understand our terms & conditions. As well as the entry description.
Get the Entry Form here:
Sumner Rocks Art Competition Entry Form 2013


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”The Great Big Sumner Art Competition”

Introduction (please read carefully)

The “Great Big Sumner Art Competition“ invites you to create your coolest artwork. The contest is to help raise the profile of our unique area. The winning work will be printed onto a skin and mounted onto two existing stacked shipping containers located on Wakefield Avenue. Thank you to our sponsors, DJ Hewitt and the Corner Shop Bistro who are sponsoring the printing/mounting costs.

Who can enter?
Anybody! The “Great Big Sumner Art Competition” is we believe an excellent way for getting artists of Christchurch old or young involved in beautifying the shipping containers that now adorn our landscape.

The 12 final entries will be printed on core flutes and displayed at the Sumner Rocks Village Street Party on Sunday, 17 March 2013 and the general public will vote for their favorite. This will assist the judges in making their final decision. These images will then be used to produce a calendar for 2014.

These 12 finalists will also be acknowledged on the Sumner Village Website

The Grand Prize Winner
Will have their work digitally printed onto a skin and mounted onto two stacked shipping containers located on Wakefield Avenue and may be used for future promoting and marketing of the Sumner area.

Artwork may be a photograph or hand-drawn using any form of media including stencil, graffiti, acrylic, crayon etc or digitally produced. Your work can be realistic, semi abstract or abstract. The artwork must be scanned or digitally photographed, as ultimately it will be printed onto a skin ready to mount.

We are looking for a work, which captures the essence and uniqueness of Sumner, and it’s area. You should bear in mind how big the final piece is going to be and the strong daylight that will be on it. You can use full-color or black & white.

Art Competition Rules Summary (refer to the full terms and conditions on our website)

(1) The Competition runs until 10 March 2013 to allow time for printing the final 12 entries ready for the Street Party on 17 March 2013.

(2) Submitted artwork must be your own.

(3) No Plagiarism of other’s artwork.

(4) You may submit up to three entries per person.

(5) All artwork should refer to Sumner and it’s area.

(6) Submission of artwork constitutes your agreement to the Art Competition Terms and Conditions Please read these over, as they describe your rights to the submitted artwork as well as those of the Sumner Business Group.

Use your artistic license and do what you think is best, but bear in mind these suggestions:

  • No plagiarism
  • Your art piece will need to be photographed and saved in a Hi Resolution file in .jpg format
  • Lots of colour
  • The work should fill the whole canvas.

Please spread the word!
To make this contest successful we need your help spreading the word by liking our Face Book page and upload your entry art on there as well!

If you are an amateur or professional artist, tell your colleagues. If you are active on an art website, post a link to the art competition on our website Inform your local newspaper. If you have a website/face book page, please link to this page by posting the following link

Please share the poster with your friends and/or post on your website/face book page.

Ready to submit your artwork?

Have you read the Art Competition Terms and Conditions? If not, please do so now.
Fill in the entry form!

Digital Submissions

Please open the entry form and complete it and re-save it and send it to

(1) Photograph or scan your artwork. You MUST save your file as a HIGH RESOLUTION file (in .jpg format ONLY)

(2) Email your form and attached artwork to with the subject line Art Submission.

  • The art must be an ATTACHMENT, not embedded in the email, not linked to from the email.
  • File must be under 20 MB otherwise we suggest you send it to us via YouSendIt.
  • Please include the native file (.psd, .ai, .eps) if you have one. 

  • Include your first and last name, your age, contact details, email address in the contents of the email! 


That’s it, good luck!

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”The Great Big Sumner Art Competition” Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions
Please read carefully!

(1)“The Great Big Sumner Art Competition” runs till 10 March 2013. All entries are to be digitally submitted no later than 11:59pm on 10 March 2013. The finalists will be announced on Thursday, 14 March 2013. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Thursday, 21 March 2013.

The Results will also be posted on our website and facebook page

(2) Entries must be submitted using the guidelines stated on

(3) Submitted artwork must be your own original creation!

(4) You may submit up to 3 entries.

(5) All contestants will be required to agree to these competition Terms & Conditions in order to enter.

(6) All artwork is to be in landscape format and about Sumner and its area.

(7) All contestants must register for this contest by entering their name, email, age, phone number and mailing address and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the contest by completing, saving and returning the online form.

(8) A panel of professionals appointed by the Sumner Business Group will judge the Art Competition. The top 12 final pieces will be printed and displayed on the day of the Street Party to be held on 17 March 2013. The general public will place their vote and the result of this vote will assist in the final judging.

(9) By entering the Art Competition, each contestant consents to the use of his/her name, and/or artwork in any merchandise, advertisements or publicity carried out or produced by The Sumner Business Group and its advertising and promotional agencies without further notice or compensation. The Sumner Business Group can publish or decline to publish, or use or decline to use, any submitted artwork at the discretion of The Sumner Business. In turn, the contestant still retains the rights to use and publish their artwork.

(10) Prizes are as follows:

The Grand Prize Winner will have their piece digitally printed onto a skin and mounted onto two stacked shipping containers located on Wakefield Avenue.

The 12 Finalists will have their pieces printed in a 2014 Calendar produced by the Sumner Business Group

The Grand Prize Winner and the 12 Finalists will also be acknowledged on the Sumner Village website

(11) The Sumner Business Group’s rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to this Competition and the awarding of the Prizes.

(12) All entries become the property of the Sumner Business Group and will not be returned.

(13) The Sumner Business Group, its sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, illegible, incomplete, garbled or misdirected entries or entries that have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy the competition rules or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the contest.

(14) If you enter, you may be added to the Sumner Business Group email-marketing list. The Sumner Business Group will not share any personal data about entrants with any other party. The personal data collected for this Art Competition will not be used for any other purposes unless entrants provide explicit permission as indicated on the entry form.

The Sumner Business Group collects your personal information for the purposes of registration, program evaluation and to keep you informed about the Art Competition. The Sumner Business Group may also contact you from time to time with information about other competitions.

(15) By entering this Competition, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sumner Business Group and their respective employees, sponsors, officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors, assigns, advertising and promotional agencies from any liability for any loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person in connection with this Art Competition or participation in any competition related activities.

(16) The Sumner Business Group reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this competition should any external circumstances arise which are beyond the reasonable control of the Sumner Business Group. The Sumner Business Group is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this competition. This competition will run in accordance with these competition rules, subject to amendment by The Sumner Business Group. The Sumner Business Group reserves the right to cancel, amend, modify or terminate this competition or the rules at any time in its sole discretion and without notice.

(17) Entrants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules if they participate in the competition.

(18) Visit to enter the “The Great Big Sumner” Art Competition.

If you have any questions not answered here, or suggestions, please send a note to

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A chat with Annie about the upcoming long-boarder party…

Annie, I hear you are organizing a Sumner Long-boarder Club event early march. What is to celebrate?
We are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the club on the upcoming weekend of the 1st – 3rd March.

Who’s  involved? And what is your part?
The whole of  the Sumner Longboarders club have been involved in getting this going and there is a club committee sub group that have been focused on organising the event – I am part of that team. We have had fabulous support from local businesses supporting the Charity Art Auction and the weekend in general, the club is hugely grateful to Sadhana surfboards, Aumoana, Seventh Wave, Mainland Paints, the Headless Mexican, Signmark and Surfing Tribe for their awesome ongoing support.

What can we expect?
You can expect a great weekend, full of fun, good company and some serious fundraising for a really good cause – the Make-a- Wish New Zealand foundation on the Saturday night. Friday 1st March will be the Surfing Tribe & Sadhana Surfboards Surf Movie night at the Hollywood cinema starting at 7pm and $15 per person, Saturday 2nd March is the Seventhwave Charity Art Auction being held at the Ferrymead Golf Club ($20 per person) with all proceeds going to Make-a-Wish foundation and Sunday will be the Mainland Paints Old Mal team tag and BBQ from around 9am on Sunday 3rd March on Sumner Beach.

Can everyone come along, or do we have to be surfers?
We’d love to see some new faces and you don’t have to be surfers to attend. All are welcome but numbers are limited, with club members past and present already having registered for events so tickets are going fast. If you are keen to make sure you get a ticket, please email or ring Pete on 027 250 0000.

Tell us more about the Art Auction….
The Seventhwave Charity art auction is a repeat of an event held 5 years ago where all items, typically but not exclusively surf or Sumner related,  are made assembled and donated by the awesome local businesses named above and our club members. All proceeds from sales will be donated to the “Make-A-Wish New Zealand” to recognise the great work they do in bringing joy and happiness to young children living with life threatening illnesses. As a club we recently lost young Ruby Hollingworth aged 9 from our club circle to a rare condition and wanted to assist by whatever practical means we could. We’d love to see lots of people come along and enjoy the night while helping us achieve a really good contribution for the foundation. The band the “Hot Funky Mama”s are playing and the theme for the weekend is retro so no doubt there’ll be a few paisley’s and hawaiian shirts (always a favourite) in the mix as well.

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Sumner Longboarders 20th Anniversary Weekend!

The Sumner Longboarders Club is celebrating their 20th anniversary this coming weekend of the 1st of March! This is a fun surf themed family weekend…

1st of March 7pm
Movie/wine & cheese night at the sumner cinema $15 per person 1 drink free!

2nd of March 7pm
Seventh Wave Charity Art Auction! Plus party with the ”Funky Hot Mamas” at the Ferrymead Golf Club. All proceeds of the Auction will be donated to Make-A-Wish New Zealand! $20 per person includes nibbles/fingerfood.

3rd of March 10am
Invitation Tag Team surf contest and BBQ

Sponsored by: seventhwave, surfing tribe, mainland paints, aumoana, sadhana, the headless mexican, sign mark

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Erin Live at Clink this Thursday!

Enjoy Erin live!

Erin joins us live at Clink Bar this Thursday on
her national tour from 8pm with her
acoustic roots.
Get on down and show her some Sumner love…

Find out more about Erin on her Facebook!

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