Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board

Papanui-Innes Community Board

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The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board hold regular meetings that you’re welcome to attend. Anyone can ask to speak to the board about a local issue, activity or project. 

The board's main roles are to:

  • Represent and act as an advocate for the interests of our community.
  • Consider and report on all matters referred to us by the council, or any matter of interest to the board.
  • Maintain an overview of services provided by the council within the community.
  • Communicate with community organisations and special interest groups within the community.

Come to a community board meeting

The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board generally meets on the first and third Friday of each month at 9.15am at the Papanui
Service Centre on Restell Street. 

These meetings are open to the public. 

If you would like to speak at a board meeting please contact the Community Board Advisor on 03 941 8637 or get in touch(external link) with one of our team.

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Community funding

The Community Board offer grants to assist local groups to undertake small community projects.

More information on community funding(external link)

Report an issue

If you need to report a problem or issue in your area, you can do this online.

Report a problem(external link)

If this is urgent, please call us on 03 941 8999, anytime.

Meet the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board

Your community board are your local representatives. We work to help meet your local needs, goals and aspirations.

Ali Jones

Community Board member for the Innes Ward

PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154
027 247 3112
ali.jones@ccc.govt.nz
 

About Ali

How would your closest friends describe you?
Loyal, talkative, hardworker.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
Growing up in Fiji in the early 70’s – an amazing experience. And of course the Canterbury earthquakes. Life defining in so many ways and in fact they continue to be so.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Either in the garden or the kitchen.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
I’d like to be able to build simple things, like a shelf or table but I just don’t have the patience!

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
My smartphone, my earphones, the washing machine, the fridge and a Welsh miners lamp I got from my mum after she died.

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
Because I feel passionately about local politics and there’s a lot going on in the Innes Ward – some is new and some is work that has continued after the last term that I wanted to see through. The people round the table all bring great skills and alert from one newbie (Emma T) we have worked together for at least two terms and in some cases, three.  We know each others strengths and weaknesses and most importantly I know each board member is focused on the community and representing constituents to the very best of their ability.

Emma Norrish – Board Chair

Community Board member for the Papanui Ward

PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154
027 404 3093
emma.norrish@ccc.govt.nz
 

About Emma

How would your closest friends describe you?
A hard worker, reserved, happy, determined and conscientious.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
Arriving in Guatemala on a student exchange programme and realising I was on the other side of the world, in a country where I could only speak a little of the language, and where I knew no one. This was the scariest but also one of the most exciting moments of my life, and my time spent there has shaped the person I am today.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Spending time with our children at one of our local parks or playgrounds.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
A few years ago I bought a ukulele with the intention of learning, but never have. One day I would like to actually start learning to play.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
My violin, phone, bike, family photos, and my favourite hoodie.

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
I first stood in 2013 when I heard about the elections on the radio and realised that as a 30 year old I had no idea what a Community Board was. I figured if I didn’t know, how many other people around my age also didn’t know and therefore weren’t having their voices heard. I decided I had the local knowledge and the skills to contribute to the Community Board, and haven’t looked back since. Now I bring six years of experience, a reasoned voice, lots of local knowledge, and a varied set of skills to the table, and love being able to contribute and make a difference in this community I love.

Emma Twaddell

Community Board member for the Innes Ward 

PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154 
027 288 6334 
emma.twaddell@ccc.govt.nz
 

Mike Davidson

CouncillorMike Davidson for the Papanui Ward 

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
021 189 6700 
mike.davidson@ccc.govt.nz
 

Pauline Cotter

Pauline Cotter

Councillor for the Innes Ward

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
027 296 8811 
pauline.cotter@ccc.govt.nz
 

Simon Britten

Community Board member for the Papanui Ward 

PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154 
027 787 5241 
simon.britten@ccc.govt.nz
 

About Simon

How would your closest friends describe you?

As someone who is honest, reliable, and passionate.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?

Following a calling to work in community, after a 20-year career in the technology sector. This started with some volunteer youth work, followed by governance roles, and then what I expected would be a some short-term part-time contract work. After being supported by a Vodafone Foundation World of Difference grant, that ‘short-term’ work has been my main employment for coming up ten years.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?

On Sunday afternoons there’s often a list of jobs to be done around the house and garden, and it’s often a time to catch up on admin for the community board and also for the Think Papanui initiative that I run.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

I’d love to be able to play the guitar. A while back I was a passable player of the bass guitar and a few other instruments, but I’ve never gotten the knack to be able to just sit down and jam on a six-string.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?

Running shoes, iPod (mostly for podcasts), both phones, and my Kindle.

Why did you become a community board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?

I really value the community that I’m part of, and I enjoy working in a strategic role. Being a community board member is a fantastic way to bring these two things together. I bring experience of living and working locally, and have been supporting community connectedness through Think Papanui since 2016.