Yesterday is history, tomorrow is our future.
I have spent my life in and around Hornby, raising my children and working for our community.
I attended local schools and my children have, too. I am standing again because I want to ensure our community's voice is heard, and that they have someone who will fight for them. I work as a nurse aid, have been on boards of trustees for local schools and a leader with Hornby Community Patrol.
Let’s work together and get Christchurch back to the amazing garden city it once was.
All houses should be dry and warm, let’s work to make this happen.
A brighter future can only be achieved by hard work, good communication and transparency from everyone in our community.
A vote for me is a vote for a local voice.
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As a Community Board member for Riccarton, I will work to ensure the board always takes into account the interests of local communities.
I’ll work with the community to resolve issues in our ward like traffic congestion on Riccarton Road and Deans Avenue, and problems with late night vandalism around the University and on Riccarton Road.
I have worked in the education field for 28 years, mainly concerned with administration and enrolments. I have learned skills of collaboration, listening and being open to many opinions.
I am standing with the People’s Choice team of candidates because I support our policy platform of not selling strategic assets, provision of social housing that is affordable, warm and dry, and pushing for the living wage for all Council employees and staff of Council controlled organisations.
I support a vision of a Christchurch that is kind to its environment and supportive of its citizens.
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I have served this Ward for 24 years and feel I have ample experience and knowledge to continue this at a high level.
I am a family man. I have lived and worked in this ward for 45 years gaining an in-depth knowledge of the issues that affect our community.
I enjoy working on solutions to issues: Templeton Community Centre, Blenheim Road deviation, Southern Motorway are some success stories to date.
I have served 12 years as Community Board Chair and chair the Board at present.
If re-elected I will continue to represent you, the residents and ratepayers to make sure you have the quality of life you expect as a resident of Christchurch, living in Hornby.
We have retail, commercial and industrial interests that need to be considered along with our rural and new and older residential communities.
Vote the People’s Choice for a voice for Hornby.
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I am the current Burwood Pegasus Community Board Chairperson during a time where extraordinary circumstance has called for extraordinary leadership.
I have been fortunate to lead a united board overcoming numerous challenges, making complex decisions and overall helping to make the ward a better place to live.
My passion is advocating for the recovery and enhancement of the greater New Brighton and Coastal communities and this focus earned me an earthquake award for running a welfare centre after the quakes.
My previous training and experience in geology, ministry, accounting and business leadership equip me to serve on the boards of Rebuild Christchurch, Eastern Vision and Avondale School.
I want to ensure the positive gains made this term continue to enhance a productive working relationship with the community, Council, Development Christchurch and Regenerate Christchurch as we continue to consult on challenges such as the Residential Red Zone and Coastal regeneration.
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As Community Board chair and member I have worked for a society inclusive of old and young, new and born Kiwis and equality of opportunity for the rich and poor.
I have moved resolutions that have addressed access for the disabled, opposition to gambling, loneliness in older people, a sports gear programme for children, a seminar for women leaders, local heritage, ANZAC Day and more.
I am or have been on the boards of many community organizations including Tenants Protection and Community Law and am, or have been, active on many residents’, kindergarten, school, after-school, housing, children, traffic, worker and peace issues.
I want the council to work with and for citizens, clean clear water, employment that lasts, housing for those in need, public transport that is economical and available, and access to facilities for children, older people and the disabled.
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Linwood is where my heart lies and in representing the Hagley-Ferrymead ward for the past twelve years my focus has been on the people.
I want to continue representing my people, I want to be the voice of the vulnerable and the elderly.
My two promises to you are that I will advocate tirelessly on behalf of the community against vested interests, and secondly I will push hard to make sure that the money budgeted for the Linwood/Woolston pool will be spent.
We need public investment in the area and an aquatic facility would be a great boost for all in the community. For this to be ensured we need democratically elected members with a knowledge of the interior Council to fight until the sod is turned and the contracts are awarded.
Vote Brenda Lowe-Johnson for honest principled politics.
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I have lived in the Woolston/Linwood area most of my life. Working in healthcare, I increasingly see a community divided and dysfunctional because of rising poverty and inequality.
It doesn’t need to be like this and we can fix it, because ultimately we deserve a better future for ourselves and our families.
If elected I would like to bring hope back to my people and encourage resources that inspire people to become more involved and gain a better sense of self-worth and regard for their surroundings.
To do this, I believe you need to be able to empathise, not sympathise, and have walked the walk, not read the book.
I have faced many of the challenges and barriers that people are facing today and I believe I have the abilities to help break down these barriers and improve the day to day lives of our citizens.
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I have lived in Halswell for 30 years and love it!
My career began at IRD, and I now work in the financial industry. I obtained two diplomas while raising my son: accountingand human resources management. I enjoy employment law and when time permits I advocate successfully for those who have been wrongfully dismissed.
Being a current elected member, I would like to continue to supporttheidea of a potential cafe at the Stone House at Halswell Quarry. It has been an idea of many and deserves to come to fruition.
I am involved with the Halswell Residents Association, Birthright Christchurch, and Kaitiaki group (guardianship/community welfare groups). I enjoy playing bridge, love aviation, and have learned to fly a Piper Cherokee, a fantastic experience.
If you want to be listened to and your voice heard it would be my privilege to continue to represent you.
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I am the current Deputy Chair of the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board.
Over my last term I assisted residents in the formation of the Hoon Hay Community Association. We gathered the community together to retain the Council’s former Children's Voluntary Library as the recently opened Hoon Hay Community Centre.
I believe diversity and participation are essential for local democracy, particularly youth involvement. Therefore, I encouraged and supported local youth to form the Spreydon-Heathcote Youth Community Board, the first of its kind in Christchurch.
I have a PhD in biochemistry, and business experience as the director of my own education company AHeadStart Ltd. I am dedicated, organised and hard-working.
My top priorities are community facilities, solutions for traffic issues and keeping our council owned assets (especially water supply, airport, and electricity network) in community ownership.
Your vote will enable me to continue to support and advocate for our community.
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I have been an elected member of the Community Board for 2 terms.
During this time a huge amount has been accomplished including the opening of a new library and Community Facility (Hall). I have attended over 100 meetings each year to ensure the community has been listened to.
I have not promised unrealistic projects like the Water Park. I have realistic expectations of the Council, Government and community.
Over the next 3 years I intend to be an advocate to ensure that the best use of the Red Zone is realised, the roads are repaired on time, stop banks are renewed to prevent flooding, our parks are kept nice, and a lot more than 150 words limits me to!
Your vote for the People’s Choice team will ensure our ward and community keep thriving.
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I currently work in tertiary education as the Pasifika Liaison officer for Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT Aoraki).
I am a Justice of the Peace, a member of the Youth Advisory Group for the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust, and also sit on the Pasifika Advisory Group for Ara Institute of Canterbury.
After the earthquake I started a group called No Limits which used performing arts as a vehicle for the voice of young people in Christchurch to be heard, and to be connected with the leaders and decision makers of this city.
I believed there was a need to engage people in a way that would cross socioeconomic status, generations, and culture, and that would build strong, accessible bridges within the community. That is my heart.
I am seeking to be elected not just to be a voice for Pasifika and Māori, but for the advancement of all people.
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I’m proud to call Cashmere home, it's a unique and very special environment.
As an experienced Project Manager, Licensed Builder and volunteer Youth Mentor I have a depth of real life skills and knowledge that enable me to advocate strongly and effectively for this community.
I work collaboratively and transparently and will bring more opportunities for residents to connect and thrive; further ensuring the services we all rely on don't get neglected and remain readily available and accessible.
I'm leading a campaign to keep medical services at Princess Margaret Hospital, to ensure all residents within our Southern suburbs can access lower cost healthcare.
As an active member of Otakaro Orchard's Board I support locally grown produce and greater education on food quality. I know great things can be delivered by 'bottom up' community initiatives when rightly empowered.
I’m approachable and will bring new energy, balance and focus into this role.
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I am a current Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board member, chair of the Opawaho-Heathcote River Network, and past-president of National Council of Women (Christchurch Branch). I
have a PhD in Speech Therapy, and have worked as computer programmer, business analyst, and waste minimisation consultant.
I have lived in the local community for 30 years and our children attended Cashmere schools. A practical environmentalist, I’ve organised successful river clean-ups and waste reduction programmes in schools, hospitals and factories. I’m keen to continue using my skills and energy on the Board to help in the huge post-quake task.
I am opposed to selling Council assets like the port, airport, or electricity network. I want to see good design and business activity in rebuilt shopping centres, realistic solutions to congestion and housing shortages, along with a healthy environment for all, with special concern for children, elderly and people with disabilities.
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I have lived and worked in Christchurch since 2006 when I migrated to New Zealand from England, with my wife Kate and three children.
My values include integrity, honesty, hard work and inclusivity.
I have degrees in teaching and construction. I have 30 years experience managing multi-million dollar construction projects and many years experience as a senior contracts manager. Through these experiences I have acquired excellent technical, problem solving and people management skills.
I am passionate about effective, transparent, responsive local government. I will work hard to find solutions to local issues like traffic congestion, our bus service, safe neighbourhoods, the numbers of liquor outlets, drinking water quality, and retaining our beautiful parks.
I support retaining Council-owned assets like our social housing, Red Bus, Christchurch Water; Orion Electricity Network; Christchurch Airport and Lyttelton Port.
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As a wheelchair user I appreciate barriers faced by people with mobility challenges whether through physical impairment or age instability.
Our city, our community, has an obligation to assure safe, accessible, healthy, affordable housing that continues to meet our needs as we age.
Now is the time to design for a truly internationally recognized accessible city, from home to places of business, employment, leisure and care; through paving and public transport; attracting commercial benefits from disabled sporting, businessand tourism.
I support open, inclusive decision making. I am a strong believer in environmental issues and sustainability, and want clean water, free from nutrient loading and commercialization.
I am treasurer on the board of a community housing organization and volunteer for another.
I challenge boundaries: I was the first adaptive rower to be selected in the NZ rowing squad in 2009, and I’m a keen off-road hand-cycler.
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I’m asking for your support to be your representative on our community board.
I grew up in the Central ward and went to school in the CBD. I’m proud to live and work here, and to call Christchurch home. I believe it’s important for young people to get involved and contribute to our city.
I’m passionate about ensuring people have a say in the decisions that affect their lives, and I want to be a strong advocate for people in Central Christchurch.
With a degree in broadcasting communication, I have skills and experience to work with communities to find can-do solutions to the challenges and opportunities we face: everyone should live in a warm dry home, it makes sense to keep our strategic assets, and we have to respect people and protect our environment.
We should all enjoy high quality community facilities that are accessible to everyone.
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I am a passionate community person, active in promoting connections in the community and to giving a voice to community aspirations.
Since moving to Christchurch I have become secretary of Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch and treasurer of The Viva Project with its focus on building sustainable urban villages.
My last community was the village of Waipu in Northland where I set up a community website. As Treasurer of the business and promotions group I set up a new winter festival focusing on its unique Scottish Heritage. I chaired the local resident and ratepayers group. With both, we developed a strong working relationship with local council.
I have a background in tourism – I built and ran a lodge in Northland, and was a member of the Northland Tourism Development Group, and a trustee of the Whangarei Tourism Trust.
I look forward to bringing my passion and skills to the Community Board.
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I am a single parent of two and have lived in Christchurch since 1995.
I work as a kindergarten Teacher Aide and for IHC as a support worker with special-needs children and adults.
I have a long record of involvement with the Beckenham Neighbourhood Association and standing for Heathcote Community Board member is a natural extension of this community work.
I advocate an improvement in road safety for all pedestrians: children, the elderly, the disabled, and cyclists. I support and work towards zero tolerance of domestic violence.
As a Spreydon-Heathcote resident I appreciate the value of a Community Board that listens. I will ensure that the new Board is equally open and responsive to itselectorate. I want to represent people’s concerns and be there for the community.
I am proud to be part of the People’s Choice, with its record of service to the people of Christchurch.
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