Welcome to Dallington Residents' Association

The next meeting of the Dallington Residents' Assocation will be held on TUESDAY - 13th MARCH 2018 at 7pm. at Trade Aid, 174 Gayhurst Road, Dallington.


The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the DRA for 2018 Will be held on TUESDAY 29th May at 7pm at SHIRLEY LIBRARY, The Palms on Marshland Road.

Officers for the 20182019 year are appointed at the first Committee Meeting after the AGM. 

It is required to be held before the 31st May 2018.

How would you like to see Dallington look in the future?

We all know that the Dallington area will be substantially changed in the future.  The Dallington Residents Association would like your view on what should be done with the area.

Dallington was originally a farming area that was then either partly developed for housing or turned to market gardens, some of which are still able to be seen today.
White baiting, fishing and boating in the area was prevalent.  Water Sports came later with the taking out of the Porritt Park loop.

The AvOn group is working with the sports clubs of the area to promote "establish a community-driven science-informed living memorial to rejuvenate and nurture the long-term environmental, economic," to "turn a tragedy into an opportunity, a polluted drain into a vibrant river system, and exhaustion and despair into hope and inspiration."

These are admirable and I am sure we would all love to see it brought to fruition.  However, by aligning themselves with the rowing fraternity they are aligning with a group largely responsible for turning a meandering river into a "drain".  They may be doing their own aims a disservice.

So what do you want for the Dallington area?
Please go to the Dallington website and let us know your dreams.  Use the Contact us button and provide us with your ideas.

Community Watch & Security

Community Watch has increased its patrols in the Eastern suburbs, particularly in areas where there are abandoned houses.
If you see any suspicious activity in your area, please contact the police.  
Community Watch are currently looking for volunteers.  If you are interested please contact Ray Eder on 383 5125

Security:  Please report to this website any vandalism that you see around the Dallington area.  THE PRESS on Monday 9th January 2017 reported that DRUG ADDICTS have been using the Shirley Library at THE PALMS MALL to exchange drugs.  If you see any suspicious activity please advise The Police, The Palms Security Staff or notify us via our contact page.
Since this was notified a new security officer at the Shirley Library has been appointed.

Bus Stop Vandalism Unacceptable:  Many of the "Metro Bus Finders" that tell you how far away a bus is from your bus stop are being deliberately vandalized in the Dallington & Shirley Area.  Not only do they cost money to repair BUT it also reduces the service to the bus user. Please report the location of any bus stop you know that is being vandalized to either the Police, The CCC or notify us via our contact page.

Road Closures and Road Repairs


McBRATNEYS ROAD OPEN:   McBratneys Road is  OPEN.

NORTH AVON ROAD UPGRADE: Please be aware that the part of NORTH AVON ROAD  between Hills Road and North Parade will be undergoing an upgrade as of Mid January 2018.

We will keep you informed as to what detours are in use (if any) and any road closures that are a part of the project.

This project is expected to take until SEPTEMBER 2018 to complete.

PLEASE constantly check your accessways and bridges to make sure that NOTHING has built up against them and therefore damming the Creek

Please be careful in the DALLINGTON AREA WITH THE AFTER EFFECTS OF ANY RAIN.  Please watch the Dudley Creek for branches and rubbish!!


If there are any other roadworks that you feel the DRA should know about please advise via our Contact Us page.

Buses Servicing The Dallington Residents Assn

Buses Servicing Dallington:  The bus services provided by Environment Canterbury (ECAN) that service the Dallington Residents Association have changed as of MONDAY 8th December 2014 .  These Are:
The Orbiter - NO Change!!! The ORANGE ROUTE  replaces Route 7 - Queenspark to Halswell, Route 60 - Hilmorton via City to Southshore replaces Parklands to City, ROUTE 100 replaces The Metrostar, ROUTE 44 replaces Route 146. 

The Orbiter NO LONGER operates via Gayhurst Road and Route 83 has been deleted in the Metro Review that came into effect as of December 8th 2014. 

A full description of each route and how it impacts on the Dallington Residents Association is being developed and will be able to be found by clicking on BUSES on the top menu bar.

Submission to Environment Canterbury:  The Dallington Residents Association is making a submission to Environment Canterbury (hereinafter ECAN) to alter Route 44 to make it operate more like a circular route so that the DALLINGTON RESIDENT has a direct connection again to the City Interchange.  What is your views as residents on this issue?

Please advise us via the CONTACT US page to let us know!!!!

Coastal Burwood Community Board - Councillors

The Following People represent the Burwood and Coastal Wards as our Councillors:
David East - Coastal and Glenn Livingstone - Burwood

Change in Ward Structure:
The Christchurch City Council Structure was altered so that as of the 2016 election there was a change in Ward names and Community Boards and the total number of Councillors plus the Mayor.

The names of our Wards in our community board area are Burwood and Coastal.

Buses to CRUSADERS Rugby and other matters

BBQ's, Buses, Rugby and other matters:
Please use the Route 44 Bus to go from Dallington to Shirley Intermediate School Bus Stop then change to the ORANGE ROUTE,  Queenspark - Halswell to go to the Rugby Matches - Please note: AMI Express for the AMI Stadium departs from The Palms at 6.10pm.
You can also use THE ORBITER to get to AMI Stadium as well.

To date: 1 Win - 100% Success

NEXT AWAY MATCH: Away to the Hurricanes xth July 2018 in WELLINGTON - 7.35pm 

Next Home Match: - Crusaders v  Highlanders  on Saturday xrd June 2018 at 7.35pm.

2017 Results
Results:  Crusaders bt Brumbies 17 - 13
                Crusaders bt Highlanders 30 - 27
                Crusaders bt Reds 22 - 19
                Crusaders bt Blues 33 - 24
                Crusaders bt Force 45 - 17
                Crusaders bt Waratahs 41 - 22
                Crusaders bt Sunwolves 50 - 3
                Crusaders bt Stormers 57 - 24
                Crusaders bt Cheetahs 48 - 21
                Crusaders bt Bulls 62 - 24
                Crusaders bt Hurricanes 20 - 12
                Crusaders bt Chiefs 31 - 24
                Crusaders bt Rebels 41 -19
                Crusaders bt
                Crusaders lost to the English Lions (International Match)
                Crusaders lost to

                Crusaders bt The Lions in Johannesbourg South Africa 25-17 at 1800m above                     Sea Level.  The first time that they have won the cup overseas.


Orbiter Bus Route - Returns to Normal Route

 THE  ORBITER Bus Route has returned to its normal route as of 20th MARCH 2017.  It runs again via Stanmore Road, Avonside Drive, Woodham Road, Kerrs Road, Buckleys Road past & opposite the Eastgate Mall.  It no longer operates via Linwood Avenue and Gloucester Street