I am the current Councillor for Banks Peninsula, having previously served on the Community Board, and have been involved in governance roles with numerous community organisations.
I have successfully run businesses for many years, have strong commercial and financial abilities, and the ability to build relationships. I communicate effectively, and work collaboratively and positively with a "can do" attitude.
As your Councillor I have delivered on the repair and rebuild of community facilities, good governance, effective representation, prudent financial management, and community engagement.
I will continue to put people at the heart of decision making, retain and enhance local services, and ensure our unique environment, culture and heritage is valued and sustained. I will bring continuity, and experience and knowledge of local government and local issues.
I will continue to work hard for you, be available and approachable, and ensure that Banks Peninsula is well represented with an effective voice.
Having served 3 years as a City Councillor I am seeking re-election to the Innes ward, where I have lived for the past 29 years.
It’s crucial to work collaboratively with our communities. Our Council succeeded in restoring healthy relationships with the Crown, Ngāi Tahu, ECan and CDHB. We have adopted an enabling attitude reflected in, among many other examples, the long-awaited decision to allow the Edgeware Pool Group to fund and build their outdoor Community Pool.
The People’s Choice have successfully fought to retain our City’s assets, while still providing for the repair and rebuild, keeping rates increases low.
I am passionate about safeguarding our pure water, looking for opportunities to enhance our water quality within our Land Drainage Recovery Programme. Water takes must be monitored, enforcements applied and consents more realistic.
I will continue to represent you with compassion, logic, diligence and financial prudence.
I hold Master of Commerce and Bachelor of Science degrees. I’m an experienced Councillor, who’s passionate about getting things done. I want to put people at the heart of Christchurch regeneration.
As your Councillor, I’ve worked successfully on projects across the ward: Te Hapua-Halswell Centre, Hei Hei Community Centre, Hornby Temporary Service Centre, Wharenui Sports Centre, and the Wigram-Magdala Link. I have secured funding for the new Hornby Library & Service Centre and the South-West Leisure Centre.
As chair of the Council's Multicultural Working Party, I lead development of the Multicultural Strategy. This is the result of 25 years of advocacy by the community, and I’m proud that I was able to make it happen. I’ve worked with our sister cities like Shenzhen and Wuhan to build education, tourism and economic ties
Please vote Jimmy and the People’s Choice team, and give me another three years to serve you.
021 134 1673 firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m an experienced city councillor who is dedicated to standing up for social justice, environmental sustainability, and accountability.
I’m committed to: keeping public assets in public ownership; a new aquatic/recreation facility in the Linwood/Woolston area; rebuilding the local libraries; enhancing the water quality and amenity of the Estuary, Avon and Heathcote rivers; addressing flooding issues in the east; city planning that involves citizens and communities; improved cleaning of streets and parks; a living wage for council employees and contractors; standing up for the Government to contribute its fair share of the rebuild costs; fixing the broken suburbs and streets instead of gold-plating the central city.
I’m opposed to: intensification of housing in Linwood; excessive CEO salary increases; councillors double dipping with director’s fees.
I seek your vote to support a Council that is democratic, transparent and puts the community and local people at the heart of its decision-making.
A second term Councillor, I bring my experience as a Presbyterian Minister to understanding communities.
Rebuilding our ward, I have focused on our community facilities, such as the QE2 aquatic complex, Aranui Community Centre and Wainoni Park upgrade. I have initiated SCIRT and residents meetings to address our numerous roading issues. The residential red zone holds huge opportunity and I'm passionate about embracing collaborative processes to determine its future.
Addressing homelessness/emergency housing, I have led the renovation of the old city mission, social housing repairs and played an integral role developing the Council's Housing Policy. I've represented people struggling with insurers and supported Council funding for insurance advocacy.
A Coast-to-Coast competitor, I have a vision that our ward becomes a draw-card for sporting, recreational and environmental activities.
I offer continuity and experience and I have the skills to continue representing you.
I am passionate about getting things done and putting people at the heart of Christchurch's rebuild and regeneration.
As a current City Councillor and Chair of the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee I have listened to and worked for the community.
On Council, I led the planning and decision-making for Christchurch's Major Cycleways. I led the transition for the Joint Christchurch Public Transport Committee tasked with improving our Public Transport services. I have supported Council’s affordable and social housing projects with the goal of everyone living in a warm, safe home.
I will continue to protect our pure drinking water and support restoration of the Heathcote River. I’ll make Christchurch safer and support a limit on suburban liquor outlets. And I’ll demand financial responsibility from Council, including keeping our strategic assets and open decision making.
I bring to Council integrity, experience, and leadership essential to regenerate a stronger Christchurch.
“A society grows strong when old men and women plant tress they will never sit under”
My motivation for standing is the importance of leaving a positive legacy.
I want my children and grandchildren to live in a community that is socially and environmentally healthy, in which residents feel a sense of connection and belonging.
I am committed to formulating, facilitating and communicating a vision for a strong community that embraces diversity in age, gender and ethnicity, that values experience, diverse views and skills. The people of Halswell deserve a Councillor who has the skills to engage, listen, and confidently represent their wishes and needs.
My experience in educating for positive change in individuals and communities has equipped me to be this person.
With your vote, together we can make Halswell the amazing community we know it can be. Together, we can leave a legacy we can be proud of.
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.
021 844 0296 email@example.com
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.
022 636 5995 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
021 0277 3863 email@example.com
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.
027 331 0020 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
027 439 3132 email@example.com
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.
022 371 9687 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
027 727 6111 email@example.com
Dr Cynthia Roberts
I bring to the role knowledge and leadership qualities gained as an ecologist working for the Department of Conservation, a businessperson (running an ecotourism adventure company), a teacher, a manager (Head of Department Special Programmes CPIT), a parent and a volunteer (e.g. Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and Christchurch 360 Trail).
Using my ecology skills I’ll work for: clean water and swimmable rivers; boosting compliance and monitoring; protecting and restoring native species habitat; building resilience to climate change; exploring a wifi-enabled low carbon transport system and a return to full democracy for ECan.
I am committed to working collaboratively to address the complex environmental challenges created by urban and rural land use.
As an ECan councillor I want to be part of building flourishing communities and finding smarter, sustainable solutions to problems of clean water, clean air and clean transport.
I’m a freshwater ecologist who believes putting the health of our people and planet above corporate greed will enable our society and economy to thrive.
I direct a charitable organisation called Working Waters Trust. We work alongside communities across Canterbury, Otago and Southland to restore habitats of NZ’s most endangered freshwater fish.
Clean waterways and swimmable rivers aren't a 'nice to have’; they’re essential to healthy communities. We need greater enforcement on resource consent breaches and stronger policy to ensure our polluted waterways get cleaned up.
This will help create a thriving, resilient Canterbury economy based on high value goods and services and a genuine clean green NZ brand.
I’m committed to policy that provides for the needs of future citizens, which means addressing climate change and investing in modern, world-class public transport.
With your vote, I'll work to deliver an environmental legacy we can all be proud of.