Welcome to by latest Eye on Ilam.
Anzac Day commemorates the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
The day was first commemorated in 1916 but, in the 1920’s, it became a National Day of Commemoration for the thousands of New Zealanders and who lost their lives during World War I.
Anzac Day remembers the tenacity, bravery and honour of all who fought, whether they died or whether they were able to return home.
The red poppy is an international flower of remembrance. Around the world, many wear it on Armistice/Remembrance Day, 11 November, but in New Zealand and Australia it is more often worn on Anzac Day.
To find out where your closest ANZAC Day service is, go on: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/events-and-festivals/annual-events/anzac
Volunteering in Ilam
Volunteers are an important part of our community…
Volunteering Canterbury Awards
Volunteering Canterbury will present awards to volunteers in Canterbury at a ceremony during National Volunteer Week (18-24 June). These awards will recognise outstanding efforts and achievements by volunteers of all ages in all sectors. If you (or someone you know) is involved in an organisation I encourage you to nominate an individual or a group to receive an Award. Download a nomination form today by clicking here!
Volunteers Required - Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice needs new volunteers. The focus is on helping clients to make
informed decisions about their lives and increasing the clients’ connection to local community based resources. Volunteers are fully supported with Induction training and ongoing development as they move from being observers through to probationary interviewers to, finally, accredited bureau worker. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to help someone in your community or phone 0800 367 222 to talk to one of their caring and supportive volunteers.
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If you haven't already, I encourage you to connect with me on Facebook - I am updating it regularly on events happening here in Christchurch, and across my Ministerial Portfolios.
Upcoming events in Christchurch
This is sure to be a highly engaging meeting in the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple which has been beautifully renovated. It is a remarkable architectural building and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the opportunity to see it for yourself.
When: Wednesday 19th April 2017
Where: Fo Guang Shang Temple, Cnr Riccarton Road and Harakeke Street
RSVP: Email email@example.com phone (03) 365 8297
Speakers: Caroline Blanchfield (Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism) - Caroline is Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism industry partnership’s manager and manager of the Christchurch & Canterbury Convention Bureau; Hon Amy Adams - Amy is Minister of Justice, Minister for Courts, Minister for Social Housing, Minister Responsible for Social Investment, Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand, Associate Minister of Finance, MP for Selwyn.
Ilam Electorate Office
As always, the Ilam Electorate office staff are there to help all Ilam constituents with concerns or queries. The office is located at 283 Greers Road and is open Monday through Friday.
If you require a JP, there is one in the office, please phone first on 359 0582.