Candidates for Spreydon Ward and the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board (Spreydon Ward)

Spreydon Ward Councillor

Electing 1 Councillor


Phil CLEARWATERPhil CLEARWATER

The People’s Choice - Labour

My principal place of residence is not in the Spreydon Ward area.
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.


Patricia SIATAGAPatricia SIATAGA

Independent

My principal place of residence is in the Spreydon Ward area. I am also standing for Spreydon Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board.
Raised and nurtured in Spreydon by the communities of West Spreydon School, South Intermediate and Hagley High School. I've had a career of service in education, social services, community and economic development. I still live in the Barrington neighbourhood where my family thrived and best friends and memories were made. Leading through service is a deeply engrained philosophy of my Pacific and Christian upbringing and I'm ready to serve the community that has given so much to me. My three main focus areas are:
Pacific - Enhancing connections and activity between Pacific and mainstream initiatives.
Youth - Empowering youth to achieve their true potential.
Education - Ensuring that our educational and community activities align with the aspirations of our young people.
I will listen and encourage community engagement to ensure well informed decision making to ensure the most positive impactful outcomes are achieved.
Contact me on: 0274455244, Facebook.com/patriciasiataga, psiataga@clear.net.nz Or www.patriciasiataga.com


 

Spreydon Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Electing 2 Members


Melanie COKERMelanie COKER

The People’s Choice - Labour

My principal place of residence is in the Spreydon Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area.
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.


Tubby HANSENTubby HANSEN

The Busbug Bus Users Group

My principal place of residence is in the Spreydon Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area. I am also standing for Christchurch City Mayor and Canterbury District Health Board.
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Karolin POTTERKarolin POTTER 

The People’s Choice

My principal place of residence is in the Spreydon Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area.
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 organisations 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.


Patricia SIATAGAPatricia SIATAGA

Independent

My principal place of residence is in the Spreydon Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area. I am also standing for Council for Spreydon Ward.
Raised and nurtured in Spreydon by the communities of West Spreydon School, South Intermediate and Hagley High School. I've had a career of service in education, social services, community and economic development.
I still live in the Barrington neighbourhood where my family thrived and best friends and memories were made. Leading through service is a deeply engrained philosophy of my Pacific and Christian upbringing and I'm ready to serve the community that has given so much to me.
My three main focus areas are
Pacific - Enhancing connections and activity between Pacific and mainstream initiatives.
Youth - Empowering youth to achieve their true potential.
Education - Ensuring that our educational and community activities align with the aspirations of our young people.
I will listen and encourage community engagement to ensure well informed decision making to ensure the most positive impactful outcomes are achieved.
Contact me on: 0274455244, Facebook.com/patriciasiataga, psiataga@clear.net.nz Or www.patriciasiataga.com


Catherine WHITECatherine WHITE 

Community Voice

My principal place of residence is in the Spreydon Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area.
One of my interests is Addington where I live, a historic suburb which should not be divided by changes in Ward boundaries.
I am also interested in social justice and am concerned about the problems of homelessness and poverty. People begging on the streets of Addington and sometimes at Barrington Mall make these problems real and visible. This level of injustice is unacceptable.
I have a law degree and have tutored law papers briefly at Massey. I have had a variety of part time jobs while mainly being a mother and a member of the Catholic worker group in Addington for about 12 years. Prior to this I worked for the Housing Corporation (Residential Tenancies Section), Forest Service and Lands and Survey Department.
Spreydon and Addington communities need a strong voice.