Community Groups & Services in or near Amberley
Hurunui District Council Services
Location: 66 Carters Road, Amberley.
Here you can pay your rates, register dogs, apply for resource consents and building permits, find out when you can (and can’t) light open fires, hire a community hall, learn about our district development plans, download town maps, and much more. Some of these services are available through their web site www.hurunui.govt.nz. Keep up to date with them on www.facebook.com/HurunuiDistrictCouncil
Hurunui Memorial Library
Library services includes books, DVDs, maps, talking books, newspapers, government and local authority information, online databases including Fundview, where you can search for funding for a community project or scholarships, and free use of computers and Internet access. You can manage your library account online. In Amberley they also have free WiFi using the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa.
Address: 111 Carters Road, Amberley. Free Internet + WiFi.
Leithfield Community Library
Address: Old Main North Road, Leithfield.
Amberley Toy Library - Ph: 314-7095
Address: Amberley Plunket Rooms, 109 Carters Road, Amberley.
Emergency Services – Dial 111 for Emergencies
Address: Volunteer Fire Brigade, Markham Street, Amberley.
Address: 104 Carters Road, Amberley.
Ph: 0800-155-180. Note: Tsunami sirens have been installed at Amberley Beach and Leithfield Beach.
Emergency welfare centre: Domain Pavilion, Douglas Road, Amberley.
During emergencies Civil Defence will normally use the Hurunui Council Headquarters as a base of operations within the Hurunui District.
Amberley Medical Centre
Address: 6 Hilton Drive, Amberley.
Address: Amberley Pharmacy 115b Carters Road (SH1), Amberley.
St John Health Shuttle
Address: 66 Carters Road, Amberley.
Amberley Community Care
Ph: 022 027 6209
Postal address: PO Box 65. Amberley.
Plunket Ph: 314-7137
Address: 109 Carters Road, Amberley.
Amberley Swimming pool.
Address: 50 Douglas Rd, Amberley 7482. Heading north on the main highway, turn left at the Blue Dairy into Douglas Road. It’s next to the school. Note: At the time of writing the pool is closed for the 2018/2019 season, and is expected to reopen in November 2019.
Banks & ATMs
Address: Post Shop, 103 Carters Road, Amberley.
Westpac Bank & ATM
Address: 113 Carters Road, Amberley
Address: 103 Carters Road, Amberley.
Don’t forget to change your mailing address if necessary. If you live in a rural area see www.nzpost.co.nz/receiving-mail/rural-delivery
Amberley Pre-school and Nursery
Address: 3 Douglas Road, Amberley.
Little Oaks Preschool
Address: 137 Carters Road, Amberley.
Ph: 027 413 7315
Address: Chamberlain Park off Church Road, Amberley.
Ph: 03 377 2540
Address: Brighton Street, Leithfield.
Amberley School (primary)
Address: Douglas Street, Amberley.
Leithfield School (primary)
Ph: 314-48024 Old
Address: Main Road, Leithfield.
Broomfield School (primary)
Address: Mt. Brown Road, Amberley.
There are no secondary schools in the Amberley Ward. The nearest are:
- Hurunui College (Hawarden) Ph: 314-4430
- Rangiora High School Ph: 313-7005
- Rangiora New Life Ph: 313-6332
- Kaiapoi High School & Karanga Mai Young Parents College Ph: 375-5004
North Canterbury Veterinary Clinic Ph: 314-8612
Address: 1 Osborne Road, Amberley.
Inspire Church Amberley Ph: 314-6950 / 02-7401832
Community Hall, Amberley Domain, Douglas Road, Amberley.
Highway Pentecostal Church Ph: 310-7834
St John Ambulance Hall, 66 Carters Road, Amberley.
Holy Innocents Anglican Church Ph: 314-8131, located at 7 Church Street, Amberley.
Holy Passion of our Lord Catholic Church Ph: 314-9282, located at 138 Carters Road, Amberley.
Our Lady of the Trinity Catholic Monastery Ph: 314-8837, located at 67 Leithfield Road, Leithfield.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Ph: 314-8110, located at 3 Pound Street, Amberley.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Ph: 314-8131, located at 10 Leithfield Road, Leithfield
The Muslim Association of Canterbury (Al-Noor Mosque) in Christchurch is probably the most southern and furthest established mosque in the world. It also appears to be the nearest mosque to Amberley. Ph: 03-348-3930. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: 109 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011
Canterbury Hebrew Congregation. This appears to be the nearest synagogue located to Amberley. The Canterbury Hebrew Congregation maintains Jewish interests, more particularly Jewish religious services and Jewish religious education and Jewish social services. Address: 406 Durham Street North, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013. Their contact form is on their website: www.chc.org.nz
Rubbish and Recycling
For more information on Rubbish and Recycling please see the Hurunui Council Website: http://www.hurunui.govt.nz/services/hurunui-district-council-waste-and-recycling/Kerbside-Collections/
Government & Community Services and organisations
Amberley District Residents’ Association Ph: 314-5875
Amberley Beach Residents & Ratepayers Association Ph: 314-7174
Leithfield Beach Residents Association Ph: 314-9362, 22 Smarts Drive, Leithfield Beach.
Leithfield Community Centre Ph: 314-8956
Work & Income NZ (WINZ) Ph: 0800-559-009. Nearest office: 4 High Street, Rangiora.
North Canterbury Citizens Advice Bureau Ph: 0800-367-222
Memorial Library, 141 Percival Street, Rangiora.
Wellbeing North Canterbury Ph: 310-6375, Level 1, 29 High Street, Rangiora. Offers wide-ranging services including free legal advice, women’s refuge, youth services and family counselling services, amongst others.
North Canterbury Presbyterian Support Ph: 313-8588 258
Rangiora Budget Advisory Service Ph: 313-3505
Neigbourhood Support Ph: 313-2681
Rangiora Police Station, 309 High Street, Rangiora & 4 High Street, Rangiora.
Rangiora RSA - The nearest RSA Club to Amberley, 82 Victoria St, Rangiora 7400
Ph: 03-313 7123
The Amberley Branch of the Rangiora RSA can be contacted via email: DE_EJ_Ebsworth@xtra.co.nz
Work & Income NZ (WINZ) Ph: 0800-559-009 4 High Street, Rangiora.
North Canterbury Citizens Advice Bureau Ph: 0800-367 222 Memorial Library, 141 Percival Street, Rangiora.
Wellbeing North Canterbury Ph: 310-6375 Level 1, 29 High Street, Rangiora. Offers wide-ranging services including free legal advice, women’s refuge, youth services and family counselling services, amongst others.
North Canterbury Presbyterian Support Ph: 313-8588 258 High Street, Rangiora. Also offers wide-ranging community services including youth and aged services.
There is no public transport in the Hurunui District.
Two community buses are available for hire from:
- Amberley Community Bus Ph: 314-8208
- Amberley District Residents’ Association Ph: 314-5875
- Amberley Community Care Phone: 022 027 6209
Courier services servicing North Canterbury:
- iDeliver: https://www.ideliver.co.nz/
- Oxford Couriers: https://oxfordcouriers.co.nz/
- Herc & Hils (H & H Couriers and Transport: http://www.hhtransport.co.nz/about-hh/
Buses and Shuttles available: