Community Notices

Update (March) from Community Board member Catherine Chu

What a month it’s been!

Mother of All Clean Ups

On the 12th of May we had the annual Mother of All Clean Ups event. 45 community groups registered to collect discarded rubbish for proper disposal on the banks of Avon and Heathcote rivers and the Estuary edge. We did a good two hours of cleaning and even found 3 tyres!

Keep Christchurch Beautiful Community Awards Ceremony

16th of May we held the Keep Christchurch Beautiful Community Awards Ceremony at the Old Government House. It was a great event to recognise the efforts of the community who strives to make a difference and keep Christchurch beautiful!

Annual Planting

The Annual Planting at Charlesworth Wetland Reserve was held on the 20th of May. Hundreds of plant seedlings needed to be planted in this restored wetland. It was great to see so many people from different backgrounds all coming together for the same initiative. It was a great family event where children got to learn how to plant a tree properly and understand the value in doing so!

Christchurch Youth Council

I also spoke at the Christchurch Youth Council on the 22nd of May. I talked about my journey to becoming part of the community board and how young people can connect with their community board and their wider community. It was great to see so many young people taking interest to making a difference and being involved in the community.

Harrington Park Public Toilet

I was also very proud to have moved the motion for the Harrington Park Public Toilet to go ahead. Hoping this is constructed in June/July and finally our residents will be able to have this long awaited facility!


Click here to view Halswell Hornby Riccarton Community Updates on 13 July, 2018

ROADWORKS ON RICCARTON ROAD especially between Harakeke Street and Matipo Street

CENTRAL RICCARTON RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION INC submission for the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board meeting on 27 February 2018 at which this item was considered.

Given the disastrous impact of the roadworks along Riccarton Road, west of Hagley Park, still unfinished after a year and a half of serious disruption, we see in prospect a similar situation developing between Harakeke and Matipo Streets.  There is little in the staff report to suggest otherwise. 

Our submission is as follows:

  1. All businesses and any residents along and near this route must be made aware of these additional works in prospect so reasoned submissions can be made.   This has NOT yet happened.   The extent to which these works will cause disruption to traffic along Riccarton Road and the expected impact on businesses has NOT been well quantified.  It needs to be quantified.


  1. Once started the work must be completed quickly to a published timetable.  With that in mind more consultation is required (particularly with businesses). Our Association believes that only Option 6 together with the implementation of Variation 1 (working 24/7) is viable.


  1. Residential streets in the area need protection while work is underway.  To that end, the council need to actively prevent traffic from using non-designated detours into residential streets.

(Our submission  was almost exactly the same as that of the Riccarton Kilmarnock Residents’ Association Inc which covers the area north of Riccarton Road.)

Further information from CRRA Inc on the Riccarton Road Upgrade – (The 3 Waters Project)

Presented orally by CRRA Inc at the Community Board meeting

  1. Notification to residents and businesses – P37 of the meeting document states that “For local residents and businesses the focus will be on timely communications, face-to-face engagement, methods to minimise business disruption and efforts to activate the area to offset more limited access”.

The CRRA submission is that the stated communication strategy has not taken place.

The CRRA has commenced a survey of the businesses in the Riccarton Road asking the following questions:

  1. Have you been contacted by the Council regarding the sewer upgrade in Riccarton Road?
  2. What was your response when you were contacted?
  3. Do you have concerns as to whether your business will survive months of disruption?
  4. Have you any other feedback?

Of the 23 business surveyed so far, 22 answered No.  The one business that stated yes to contact from the Council was the High Street Medical Centre. 

When told the construction period was originally estimated at 26 months, one business owner said “that’s ludicrous.  I understand it could be months but not 26 months! Residents and businesses will become the collateral damage.  No customers no business.  What accountability does the council put in the contract for the contractors to meet specific deadlines? I am a small business owner/operator.  I have invested a huge amount of capital.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars.  I have no safety net.  I feel as a business rate payer the Council has to act efficiently.  The impact is huge for everybody – it needs to be set up efficiently to minimise the collateral damage.”

We have yet to interview the manager of the newly opened Nobanna restaurant. It will be interesting whether the consenting process included information about the disruption and the barriers his customers will face.

  1. Time frame for the proposed disruption – how is the impact on the businesses measured? During the earthquake businesses which had business interruption insurance were able to claim as the premises of the business were damaged.  When there is no damage to the premises and the lack of customers is due to there being no parking or easy access into the premises, will that qualify for insurance companies to be paying business interruption insurance?

The report identifies Riccarton Road as one of the busiest roads and transport corridors in the city. We have questions for the Board to consider following Stage 1:

    • Why did it take so long?
    • What went wrong?
    • Why was the work so poorly executed for Stage 1?  Poorly executed in that it is still not finished – the road is in a terrible state. Did the outcomes of the contract not include a well formed road?
    • What improvements have been made to ensure Stage 2 is efficient? How can we be assured it will be effectively managed to prevent months extending to years of disruption for residents, businesses, motorists and visitors?
    • If we compare the time-frame for the seriously damaged Kaikoura coast road and what was achieved in 11 months surely Riccarton residents and businesses can expect a shorter time-frame for this project?
    • Is the Council being generous in not setting firm deadlines because they don’t know what might be discovered when holes are dug?  What has been learnt from Stage 1 of the process to ensure what lurks beneath has been identified?
    • The budget for the upgrade does seem insignificant compared to the cycle ways which do not have the complexity of engineering required for this project.
    • Both Catherine Chu and Helen Broughton stated in their election pamphlets concerns for the intensified living/density of population, traffic and parking congestion for Riccarton.  What are our elected representatives doing to ensure this very major disruption is efficiently and effectively managed?  What is the plan to manage the impact on daily life if already there are stresses from intensified living, traffic and parking congestion for Riccarton residents?
    • Night work will cause noise and added disruption for residents.  However if it results in a much shorter time-frame for the project and it is well-notified in advance we will survive. Unlike the detrimental effect of long delays on businesses.
  1. It is one of the busiest roads and transport corridors in the City. Where is the traffic management Plan? 
    • What will be the impact on residential roads?
    • Where will the buses be re-routed?  Is there money in the budget to repair the residential roads damaged by re-routing buses and heavy traffic?
    • How will residential streets that are not the official alternative be protected from motorists looking for alternative ways round the disruption?
    • Will the traffic management plan be circulated for consultation?
    • Will maps showing access and parking for the various businesses be available?  How will people learn about the parking in behind the businesses on Riccarton Road?
    • There cannot be one size fits all.  The traffic management plan must inform customers of all their options for access and parking within reach of the small businesses or there will be no customers.

In conclusion:

The Board must ensure the Council employs contractors who can complete the project to set deadlines in the shortest time-frame possible.  The community and businesses cannot survive a disruption that takes years. The longer it takes the more soul and business destroying it will be.  The Government has pledged to move people out of poverty.  This project seems likely to bankrupt businesses and therefore put more people into poverty.  Business owners cannot sustain a business with no customers.  Business closures on the Riccarton Road cannot not be an outcome of this project.

Or will the death knell for businesses be when all street parking is removed to create the cycle and bus lanes and make room for trees?

A written reply was received from the Board as follows: 

The Board decided to recommend that the Council resolve:

1. The combined project approach for the Bus Priority Scheme and the Underground Pipe Upgrade on Riccarton Road continues from Harakeke Street to Matipo Street to the end of construction prescribing either Option 5 or 6, with variations where appropriate, as outlined in clause 4.7 of the staff report.

2.  To note that post the infrastructure repairs, the Riccarton Road Corridor Plan as fully consulted on in 2015, will be implemented.

3.  To request that the infrastructure repairs be carried out as quickly as possible and for ongoing communications to occur between affected residents and businesses; it being noted that the local community is requesting that the works be carried out as much as possible during evening/night time hours.

4. To request that the Project Team engage with the Riccarton Bush/Kilmarnock Residents’ Association and Central Riccarton Residents’ Association before the works commence and take all practical steps to minimise traffic diverting onto adjoining residential streets.

5. To request that the Project Team communicate regularly on project progress with the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board.

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Halswell Hornby Riccarton Community Updates on 13 July, 2018

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This week’s information:

Apply for Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Funding

Suffrage 125 Community Fund

KiwiSport Regional Partnership Funding

Te Reo Project Fund  (new)

Supporting Rangatahi Cultural Leadership Funding (new)

Community Notices and Events

–          Matariki Dawn Plantings (new)

–          Animates Tower Junction – School Holiday Activities

–          School Holiday Free Family Film (new)

–          Halswell Community Market(new)

–          Free Kidsfest Events (new)

–          Sydenham “Pay as you feel” Dinner (new)

–          Roadshow New Telephone Technology for the Deaf, Hearing Impaired, Deaf/Blind, Speech Impaired  (new)

–          International Friendship Day celebration (new)

–          Dog Registration Due (new)

–          Creating Healthier Streets Free Public Talk (new)

–          Kurashiki Flood Appeal (new)

–          SHARP Holiday Programmes

–          Give Gear Get Great

–          Rubbish and Cake – Weekly CBD Cleanups (new)

Community Education and Wellbeing

–          Adult Community Education

–          Volunteering Canterbury – July Workshops

–          UC Connect Public Lectures(new)

–          Education seminar from Dementia Canterbury

–          Salvation Army – August Courses (new)

–          Women’s Centre Courses (new)

–          Greater Christchurch Psychosocial Committee Six-Monthly Report (new)

Useful Links & Updates

Council Consultations currently open

Government Consultations currently open

Environment Canterbury Representation Review (new)



Apply for Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board Funding

Youth Development Fund – Each year an amount of money is set aside to fund young people aged between 10 and 25 in the local community. Applications can be for a variety of activities including educational and cultural studies, representation at events, recreational development, capacity building and social enterprise. Applications can take up to six weeks to process, so please allow time for this.

Discretionary Response Fund – Applications are invited from eligible not-for-profit groups whose activities provide opportunities in the areas of community, social, recreation, sports, arts, environment or heritage to the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton community. Applications can take up to six weeks to process, so please allow time for this.  Applications are made on line for the Discretionary Response Fund and to view criteria and other details, go to the apply page on the Council website Community Development Advisers Karla Gunby and Marie Byrne, and Community Recreation Adviser Emily Toase are available to provide advice on making applications, including assisting with filling in the forms. (See our contact details below).

Off the Ground Fund  – If you have a small idea that can make a big impact, the Off the Ground Fund is designed for quick turnaround applications of up to $400. Decision making is within two weeks and applications can be made by groups or individuals.


Suffrage 125 Community Fund

Apply to a one-off fund to mark the 125th anniversary of securing women’s suffrage through the Ministry for Women. The Suffrage 125 Community Fundwill help to celebrate women who have led the way for women’s rights. All New Zealanders are encouraged to think of projects, big and small, that tell the story of women’s continuing campaign for equality. A particular focus will be recognising Māori, Pacific and women of diverse cultures. Applications are open until 5pm, Tuesday 31 July 2018.


KiwiSport Regional Partnership Funding

KiwiSport RPF Applications for 2018-2019 KiwiSport funding is now open untilMonday 3 September 2018 at midday. This will be the only round of funding available for the 2018-2019 funding period. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact or


Te Reo Project Fund

To restore Te Reo Māori as a nurturing first language in homes and communities nationwide, Te Mātāwai and the Pae Motuhake mo Te Reo Tukutuku are now seeking projects and initiatives that are game-changers, innovative and build upon proven success. $2.7 million is available and contestable in this investment round that will close at 5pm on Wednesday 25 July. Visit the Te Mātāwai website for more info:


Supporting Rangatahi Cultural Leadership Funding

Through a newly established partnership, The Ministry of Youth Developmentand the Ngāi Tahu Fund are offering an opportunity to fund group projects up to$5,000 to support Rangatahi Cultural Leadership and creative expression. To be eligible to apply, the project must align to at least one of the following areas: Guidance and Mentoring, Leadership and Self-determination, Volunteering, and Cultural Identity. Applications will be considered from Rangatahi aged 12-24(where the applicant is under 18 years, the application must be signed by a parent or guardian). Applications close Monday 23 July at 12pm. To obtain an application form, please contact: or call 0800 KAITAHU.


Community Notices and Events

Matariki Dawn Plantings

7am, Sunday 15 July – Styx Reserve, Marshlands Rd (Rongoā Garden), 10am @ 303 Radcliffe Road

Two plantings will be held to celebrate Matariki.  The first at 7am will be at the Rongoā Garden in the Reserve which planted with native trees and shrubs that can be used medicinally with people with expert knowledge.  Those attending should bring a head-torch and a plate of kai to share.  It will commence with a karakia.

The second planting starting at 10am will see 500 native trees and shrubs planting.  This is a family friendly event.  There is a 10 minute walk onto the site and a hangi lunch will be provided afterwards.



6-9pm, Wednesday 18 July – Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch ReMix is a youth event for young people by young people. A free night of artist led workshops, local bands, DJs, a silent disco, retro gaming, and a mini film-festival.
Take over the gallery and enjoy a different night out!


Animates Tower Junction – School Holiday Activities

11am & 2pm, Thursday 19 July – Animates Tower Junction, Blenheim Road – FREE EVENT

Looking for something free to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Animates will be running activity sessions where your children can learn everything there is to know about fantastic fish and rocking reptiles. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and no bookings are required! Just get in early as parking is limited. Sessions run for approximately 45 minutes.


School Holiday Free Family Film

The LEGO Movie, 6pm, Sunday 22 July – Philip Carter Family Auditorium, Christchurch Art Gallery

Come along to this great event, fun for the whole family! Also, to check what else is coming up at the Art Gallery:


Halswell Community Market

Sunday 22nd July 12-3pm, St John of God, 26 Nash Road.

Live entertainment and games for the kids.  Browse the stalls and enjoy a bite to eat from our delicious food trucks.


Free Kidsfest Events

Heading into the second weekend of the School Holidays there are quite a few Kidsfest events that don’t cost anything.  Kidsfest finishes on Saturday 21 July.  Visit the Kidsfest website to find out more about these all of the other events and register.  (registrations are necessary for many events)

Breakmission workshop, Saturday 14 July: 1:30 – 5:30pm, Eastside c3 Church Auditorium, Hills Rd Shirley.

Eastgates Colourful Colouring-In Competition with a difference, Every week day: 10:am – 2:00pm, Eastgate Shopping Centre

Galactic Night at the Museum, Tuesday 17/7 and Thurs 19/7 6:00-8:00pm, Canterbury Museum

Cardboard Cathedral Tours, Wednesday 18/7, 10-11am, Transitional Cathedral

The Story Vending Machine, every week day, various venues & times

Explore Your City Scavenger Hunt, every day 8.30am – 5.00pm, Christchurch i-Site Visitor Centre

Brighton Buccaneers Treasure Trail, every day 7:00am – 10.30pm, New Brighton Beachside Playground

Grass Games @ One Central, every day 8:00am – 6:00pm, One Central Development area, just off Manchester St between Hereford and Worcester.

Dino Detectives, Every day 10:00am – 4:00pm, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Stampfest 2018, Sat 21/7 1:15-3:45pm, The Philatelic Centre Mandeville Street Riccarton

More FM Mata Riki KidsFest Parade, Sat 21/7 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Cathedral Square


Sydenham “Pay as you feel” Dinner

Monday 23 July, 6pm to 8pm, 448 Colombo St, Mori Mori Izakaya Restaurant

Food that otherwise would go to landfill will be rescued and prepared to feed people on a “pay as you feel” basis. All welcome to the pop up venue to sit, eat, and talk to the person in front or next to you. Enquiries to Ailey 021 588 788.


Roadshow New Telephone Technology for the Deaf, Hearing Impaired, Deaf/Blind, Speech Impaired

6.30pm – 8.00pm, Deaf Society of Canterbury, 80 Fitzgerald Avenue

Hearing New Zealand, Deaf Aotearoa and CCS Disability are co-operating with Swedish technology company T-Meeting Global to showcase the most modern telephone technology in twelve (12) locations throughout New Zealand.  Designed to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing, the new technology provides text to sound, sound to text and other services as a potential replacement for the current but aging Captel and Relay services.  The new technology will be demonstrated at this roadshow.  Free entry.


International Friendship Day celebration

11am to 12noon, Monday 30 July – Upper Riccarton Library

In celebration of International Friendship Day the Upper Riccarton Library will host be a morning tea. Open for anyone who would like to meet new people in their community. We’ll also share information about local groups and support services alongside library resources. Everyone is welcome along. So bring your whanau, friends or yourself and have a cup of tea with us. We look forward to meeting you!


Dog Registration Due

A reminder that payment of dog registrations is due by 31 July 2018.  Payment after this date will incur a penalty.  If your (and your dogs’) details haven’t changed you can pay your renewal online or at any Council service desk.  If your details have changed you can update online but need to pay at any Council Service desk.  Every dog must be registered before it is three months of aged, and from then on registration must be renewed each year.  To find out more including the online links click here.


Creating Healthier Streets Free Public Talk

Monday 6 August 2018, 4-6.30pm, Function Room, Level 1, Christchurch City Council Civic Offices

Healthy Christchurch are presenting a free public talk with Lucy Saunders (leading international public health consultant who developed the Healthy Streets approach used by Transport for London. Lucy will show how physical and mental wellbeing can be boosted using epidemiology, transport planning and urban design, and how this also increases vibrancy, inclusivity, safety and sustainability.  Lucy will also be joined by local experts for a panel discussion. Register here 

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Kurashiki Flood Appeal

Donations are being sought from Christchurch residents for one of Christchurch’s sister cities Kurashiki.  The Japanese city has been devastated by widespread flooding with 28 people killed and 4600 homes totally flooded.  The residents of Kurashiki very generously supported Christchurch after the earthquakes with funding, supplies and a search and rescue team.  This is an opportunity for residents of Christchurch to give back.  Collection boxes are being placed in Civic Offices and all of the Christchurch City Libraries for those wanting to make donations.  Donations can also be made through Givealittle.

SHARP Holiday Programmes

We run fun and exciting holiday programmes for 5-13 year olds out of South West Baptist Church in Spreydon (244 Lyttelton Street). Split into age based programmes and with a leader to child ratio of 1:5 your child will have a lot of fun and be very safe. These holidays we are visiting places like the Court Theatre, Canterbury Badminton, Megazone and much more! For more information and to enrol your children go to


Give Gear Get Great

The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board are proudly supporting the Give Gear Get Great initiative which recycles outgrown, used or unused sports equipment back to those who need it. The cost of equipment can often be a barrier to participating in sport and recreation and the Give Gear Get Great initiative aims to reduce this by donating unwanted sports equipment to individuals, schools, and organisations who provide recreational opportunities. Our Give Gear Get Great wheelie bins are currently stationed at the locations below for people to drop of their unwanted sports goods:

  • Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Olympia Gymnastics Sports (Cnr Springs Rd & Corsair Dr)
  • Fendalton Library (Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Road)
  • Halswell Community Hub (381 Halswell Rd)
  • La Vida Life Church (34a Hansons Lane)
  • Howzat Riccarton (4 Matipo Street)

If you would like to host a Give Gear Get Great bin for collection of goods, please get in touch at  Once the bin is full, we collect it, inventory the items and return to you ready to go again. Or, if you know of a need for equipment within your community, please let us know and we will find out what equipment we have in stock.

Rubbish and Cake – Weekly CBD Cleanups

Join student-led organisation SustainPlus in spending an hour picking up rubbish around the streets of the CBD.  After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to stay for cake baked by one of the crew.  Gloves and bags provided.  Meet in Cathedral Square, Saturdays @1pm.


Community Education and Wellbeing

Adult Community Education

The Government, through the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission), provides funds to support Adult Learners (16 years and over) to raise foundation skills in order to provide pathways to higher learning, employment, or better social engagement. Hagley Adult Literacy Centre (HALC) has funds to support community groups through the ACE programme. If there is anything that ACE can do to support your community to run a course, please contact Anne-Marie Rose on (03) 379 1916.


Volunteering Canterbury – July Workshops

All workshops are free but for more information and to rsvp

Why story telling is important – and how to do it

Wednesday 25 July, 1pm to 2pm, Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo St

Facebook 101 for Community Organisations

Tuesday 31 July, 9am to 12noon, Learning Centre, Beckenham Library, 66 Colombo St


UC Connect Public Lectures

Revealing the mysteries of the Canterbury Roll, Wednesday 18 July, 7pm – 8pm
Register now Presenter: Dr Chris Jones, UC Arts. The Canterbury Roll is a five-metre long English genealogical text, the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Part of the University of Canterbury’s collection since 1918, the Canterbury Roll was created in the early 1400s, begins with Noah and traces the rulers of England from the mythical Brutus to King Edward IV. It was subsequently modified a number of times before it emerged in its final form, probably during the reign of King Richard III. Modern University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and students are now asking new questions and developing new techniques to increase access to this unique historic item. Read more…

Discovering New Particles, Thursday 26 July, 7 – 8pm. Register nowPresenter: Physics Professor Sally Seidel, University of New Mexico, United States. What can a particle tell us about the nature of the universe?  And what fundamental natural laws might be discovered next? On 4 July 2012, two international experiments announced simultaneously the discovery of the particle known as the Higgs Boson. This was the culmination of a project that began 20 years earlier. Half a million people around the world watched the presentation streamed live. Why was it so important?  Are there other particles, similarly important, waiting to be discovered? Read more…

How can hiring refugees benefit your business?  Friday 10 August, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Register Now.  Presenter: Philippe Legrain senior visiting fellow and author.  Philippe Legrain will present the findings of his ground-breaking international research that demonstrates the economic value of employing refugees, both for individual employers and for society as a whole. Come along and find out about all the opportunities that exist! Read more….


Education seminar from Dementia Canterbury

10.30am to 12noon, Tuesday 17 July – Dementia Canterbury, Unit 3, 49 Sir William Pickering Drive

With dementia comes change and loss – both for the person diagnosed, and for families. Experienced Social Worker Elizabeth Hamilton will outline some of the changes and losses for family members and how to live with, and through them. These are FREE talks and everyone is welcome! Each month Dementia Canterbury runs FREE Community Education Seminars, designed for families and whānau supporting someone with dementia. Bookings are essential, clickhere to register. Contact Dementia Canterbury for more information or call 03 379 2590 or 0800 444 776.


Salvation Army – August Courses

For more information including course costs contact Jillian on 366 8128, 021 728 375 or

Life Skills for Women (8 weeks on Tuesday mornings starting 7/8/2018)

Mens Group Positive Lifeskills Programme (7 weeks on Thursday mornings starting 9/8/2018)

Parent Discussion Group (Thursday mornings starting 23/8/2018)


Women’s Centre Courses

The Women’s Centre is offering 4 short courses from July to September – whether you are looking to improve your communication skills or self-esteem or are wanting to explore new ways of looking at the world and yourself through psychodrama or art therapy. All courses are located at the Women’s Centre (Unit 3, 242 Ferry Road). Early enrolment recommended. Topics: Effective Communication; Creative Soul/Arts Therapy; Living Life with Freedom and Vitality; I Like me/Confidence. Visit the Women’s Centre website for more information, including how to enrol now. You can also contact the Women’s Centre on 03 371 7414 or .


Greater Christchurch Psychosocial Committee Six-Monthly Report

The greater Christchurch Psychosocial Committee meets quarterly to plan, coordinate, promote, and monitor the psychosocial recovery and wellbeing of the population of greater Christchurch.  Their six-monthly report can be found here.


Useful Links & Updates


Council Consultations currently open

The following consultation is open for comment and submission:


  • Lester Lane No Stopping Restrictions 11pm – 5am (closes 26/7/18)
  • Pedestrian improves Godley Quay/Voelas Road (closes 30/7/2018)
  • Name the Bookbots (closes 31/7/18)
  • Ōpāwaho/Heathcote River Bank Stabilisation – Stage 2 (Closes 1/8/2018)
  • New crossing and parking changes near Cathedral Grammar School (closes 6/8/2018)
  • A Strategy for the Arts (closes 27/8/2018)


To find out more details go to the Have Your Say pages on the Council website.  There you will find information about the project, how to have your say and timelines.


Government Consultations currently open

The following are some of the consultations that are currently being undertaken by various government ministries:


  • Have your say on the Zero Carbon Bill (Ministry for the Environment) closes 12/7/18
  • Early Learning Strategic Plan (Ministry of Education) closes 12/7/18
  • Election Access Fund Bill (Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives) closes 27/7/2018
  • Our interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean (Department of Conservation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade) closes 30/7/18
  • Have your say on living standards indicators for New Zealand (The Treasury) closes 31/7/18
  • RMA National Planning Standards (Ministry of the Environment) closes 17/8/18
  • NCEA Have your say (Ministry of Education) closes 16/9/18
  • Identifying and selecting public archives (Archives New Zealand) closes 28/7/2018


Environment Canterbury Representation Review

The Review is open to public submissions until 4pm, 30 July. Under the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Act 2016 Council must complete a representation review for the 2019 election, and return Environment Canterbury to a fully democratically elected Council. Feedback is welcome – as much or as little as people have time for, although name and details are required. To read more and to submit:

The great stash swap

11am to 12 noon, Sunday 12 August – Upper Riccarton Library

Bring along your unwanted fabric, haberdashery, buttons, wool, lace, trims, paints, brushes, zips, needles, card, stamps… in fact any old crafting supplies that you want to swap! Spend some time browsing what others have brought and then head home with some new treasures! No cash involved.


To find out more about these, go to NZ Government Consultations listing page.  This lists all consultations being run by central government and local government authorities.

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Governance Team

Community Support, Governance and Partnerships Unit

Gary Watson (Manager – HHR Community Governance Team) 941 8258

Peter Dow (Community Board Adviser) 941

Cindy Sheppard (Governance Support Officer) 941 6547

Karla Gunby (Community Development Adviser) 941 6705

Marie Byrne (Community Development Adviser) 941 6502

Emily Toase (Community Recreation Adviser) 941 5216

Noela Letufuga (Support Officer) 941 5008





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