Results from previous Christchurch City Council elections and by-elections.

A by-election was held on 8 October 2021 to elect a new councillor to represent the Coastal ward on the Christchurch City Council. The vacancy arose from the resignation of James Daniels from the Council.

The election was conducted by postal voting under the First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system.

The voting papers were mailed out to electors on Thursday 16 September 2021 and voting closed at noon on Friday 8 October 2021. Candidate names were listed in random order on the voting papers.

Results

Celeste Donovan has been elected the new Coastal ward Councillor.

The final results show 33.85% of Coastal electors voted in the by-election.

Read more on Newsline.(external link)

See the daily voting returns.(external link)

If you have any questions about the by-election, please contact the Electoral Officer, Jo Daly, at jo.daly@ccc.govt.nz or 03 941 8581.


Candidates

BARBER Kelly

BARBER Kelly

Labour

My principal residence is NOT within the Coastal Ward area.

My family and I have lived in the East for over 30 years.

It’s been a privilege to serve as chair of the Community Board.

I’ve supported our ward’s councillors to get results. Together we’ve pushed major projects like the new Pages Road Bridge, the Southshore Estuary edge works and the New Brighton Master Plan forward further than ever before.

Working as a team gets results, I have been right at the heart of the fight.

I’ve supported our MP Poto Williams’ drive to get $7 million of shovel ready funding to finish projects like the South Brighton surf club, the Bridge Hub and projects in Rawhiti domain.

Relationships matter. I’m continuing to build strong relationships within the community and with those who make the decisions.

My vision is to see our community bursting with new life. Let’s work together to create a bright and positive future for our Ward.


DONOVAN CelesteDONOVAN Celeste 

Independent – Positive Community Action

My principal residence is within the Coastal Ward area.

Our coastal communities need a strong local advocate who listens to residents and gives 100% commitment to the job.

Council needs a fresh independent perspective and an understanding of the issues facing us. I will work hard to ensure Council invests in our core infrastructure, roads and footpaths, so our community thrives and will ensure that we have a real say in how we adapt to the challenges we face with climate change.

I have worked hard to bridge the gap between Council and our communities and have a track record of fronting Council on key projects. I have a Masters’ degrees in politics and law, have worked across government and volunteer as Chair of the New Brighton Residents’ Association.

My promise to you is to stay engaged, to listen and work hard for the strong communities, healthy environment and better future that we all deserve.

For more info: www.celestedonovan.co.nz


EAST DavidEAST David

Independent

My principal residence is within the Coastal Ward area.

During my extensive experience as an elected Community Board Member and Councillor I have a reputation for advocating for all people. My track record of community involvement is evidenced by the success of local initiatives like the Beach Playground, Hot Pools and QEII rebuild, I have and I will continue to ask the hard questions on your behalf. I successfully challenged District Plan irregularities resulting in the restoration of building rights to South New Brighton, Southshore and Redcliffs residents.

Key election focus includes: Addressing issues that matter most to Residents, progression of New Brighton Mall initiatives, roads and footpaths, resetting Councils Engagement Procedures. Council must also address inefficiencies in spending, a fresh perspective is required.

Of paramount importance to Coastal residents is a meaningful, Community led approach to Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Coastal Hazards and Estuary edge restoration.

With your vote I can once again champion Coastal Ward needs.


HAYS Katie

HAYS Katie 

My principal residence is within the Coastal Ward area.

New Brighton has been my home for a decade. Our peoples’ resilience, community commitment and unique cultural identity have inspired me, always. Recent progress is a legacy of James Daniels’ valiant service to our seaside community. Undoubtably. Just as progress’ demands are unending.

Currently I believe the most urgent need is regenerating the Mall as it is the core of our community- geographically, historically, and culturally. I am running because I feel passionate about this undertaking and qualified to achieve what is necessary.

I have spent my adult life managing property locally, with an unwavering commitment to providing affordable housing solutions- and achieved this- consistently. Educated in the study of society (BA-Sociology, Otago Uni) and with a heart for social justice, I promise that if you elect me to represent you, I will work in solidarity with community needs and hustle for the dreams of the East. Yes East can.


HOPMAN AndreHOPMAN Andre

Independent

My principal residence is NOT within the Coastal Ward area.

I’ve run successful businesses in New Brighton for 35 years and have seen many developments in that time that are great for locals, and for Christchurch.
But we can’t forget the basics that will ensure Coastal Christchurch remains a great place to live, work and invest. For example, the state of our footpaths and roads – highlighted in the results of the recent residents’ survey. In Coastal Christchurch we know what needs doing here and why it’s so important.

We need strong and effective councillors who can apply their practical business and life skills to benefit everyone in our community. I’m standing as an independent, because I believe there is no room for party politics in local government. I will always vote for the best interests of the Coastal ward.

Vote for me and I will step aside from my business and devote myself full-time to working for the Coastal ward.


ISAACS CalebISAACS Caleb 

Independent

My principal residence is within the Coastal Ward area.

Small business owner, musician and New Brighton resident.

Kia Ora! It’s appalling to me that the rebuilding of our suburbs has taken so long and yet we still have so far to go. Why do we still have broken roads, dodgy footpaths, empty shops, little investment in our business areas, minimal events and a council that doesn’t seem to care?

I’m running because I believe it’s time we had fresh representation. We don’t need political parties meddling in local politics, we need an unfiltered voice and someone who won’t be afraid to ask hard questions and ruffle feathers.

I’ve spent most of my career running my own businesses and am used to just cracking on with things and finding solutions. I’ll work hard for you and won’t let you down.

Energy, practical governance, the courage to do things properly and a vision for the future.

Ngā mihi maioha. Thank you!


NITRO NikoraNITRO Nikora 

My principal residence is NOT within the Coastal Ward area.

Tena Koutou Tautahi, Christchurch, Coastal Ward.

My name is Nikora Nitro.

I am Maori, Samoan, Pakeha, Gay and Anglican.

I speak fluent Te Reo Maori and fluent Pakeha.

I would like you to vote for me in this year’s Coastal Ward by-election because you are amazing, fabulous, fantastic, unique and so am I.

I believe that together we can make transformational differences and lead the way as a Ward of the Christchurch City Council in the art of celebrating diversity and looking after its people. Let us work through strategies that bring life to the many positive desires and aspirations of the Coastal Ward.

My campaign strategy is to bring people together from all backgrounds to find solutions to immediate challenges and long-term issues that hinder and have hindered the wellness of individuals, whanau, families, businesses, educational, arts, community, housing, employment and economic development in this inspirational Ward.

Kia ora


 Electoral donations and expenses

All candidates for the Coastal ward Council by-election are required to submit a return of electoral donations and expenses. Candidate returns as at 2 February 2022 are below.

A by-election for an extraordinary vacancy for one member from the Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board was held on Friday 16 October 2020.

This by-election was conducted by postal vote using the First Past the Post voting electoral system, under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and Local Electoral Regulations 2019.

Results

Final results for the Central Ward Community Board by-election were declared on 22 October 2020.

Sunita Gautam was elected to represent the Central Ward on the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board.

See the final results [PDF, 79 KB] or read more on Newsline(external link).


Candidates

The seven candidates who competed for the spot representing the Central Ward on the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board were:

ANTONY Clive

Independent Citizens

My principal residence is within the Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area.

As the second-highest polling candidate for council in the 2019 elections for the Central Ward, my commitment to represent you and our fellow residents has not wavered. Our ward needs a voice who will advocate strongly for you on important issues such as rates rises, support for local business, strengthening our communities and managing community growth.

I know that you are looking for a representative that is effective, accessible and respects your perspectives when making decisions in the best interests of our community.

As a business owner and employer I have navigated the pressures of COVID-19 first-hand and appreciate its deep effect on the community now and into the future. I will bring that balance, business acumen and empathy to the decision making table.

A vote for me is a vote for positive, independent and energetic change - a voice for our community.

Contact me anytime on: 0211540487 clive@antony.nz


BURKE Faimeh

Independent

My principal residence is NOT within the Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area.

As Christchurch emerges as one of New Zealand’s most liveable cities, I believe our key priorities are in the vitality and vibrancy of the central ward, quality roads and footpaths, flourishing businesses, safety, affordable rates, sustainability and waste reduction.

Strong leadership, experience, transparent consultations and a common sense approach are essential for the future of Christchurch. I provide extensive knowledge and experience in local government, with a proven track record as an elected Community Board Member in Fendalton-Waimairi (2004-2016). During this time, I held variety of positions including chair of Christchurch Intercultural-Assembly and board member of Council’s Heritage Committee, Keep Christchurch Beautiful, Streets and Garden awards Committee and Ecan Flood Protection Committee.

On a personal level, I am a parent to three adult children and hold a Master’s Degree in Politics from Vienna University. A vote for Faimeh Burke is a vote for progress, inclusiveness and your community. Email: faimeh@gmail.com


DONOVAN Celeste

Independent

My principal residence is NOT within the Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area.

I have a long association with the central city area as a resident and want to see it thriving once again. I am a strong advocate for environmental and social issues and a vote for me brings a fresh perspective by ensuring youth and diverse communities are fairly represented in decision-making.

My passion for working in the community has led to a career advocating for more sustainable and safer transport, affordable housing, improving river quality and action on climate change. I am currently chair of our local residents’ association which I helped to restart, increasing engagement between residents and the Council and promoting community development.

Community Boards need diverse and independent perspectives from those who have a passion for community, understand the issues, and are able to advocate effectively for their ward. I am one of those people and I will work hard and make a difference for our communities.


GAUTAM Sunita

Labour

My principal residence is NOT within the Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area.

It was a privilege to meet so many Central ward residents at the last election and to get so much support from you. I am back to ask for your support and to reintroduce myself. I live in Edgeware and work in the CBD. I am a mother of two teenagers, a PhD student, and a business lecturer/mentor.

My vision for the Central ward is that it is a place where we all feel safe, valued, and have a sense of belonging. We want to get the basics right: footpaths and roads, focusing on areas like the Linwood Village and listening to the community. We also need to sort out parking for residents and unhosted home-share accommodation. A vote for me is a vote for experience, hard work, and being a team player who will get things done for Central.

Please feel free to contact me at sunitagautam3010@gmail.com


HAWKER Wayne

Independent

My principal residence is within the Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area.

Lived in Central Ward 40yrs, have strongly advocated over many years on community issues especially around unwanted liquor stores, have a great track record of being active within many community organisations, including working at low decile schools, undertaken roles as treasurer so have clear understanding of financial control and prepared to listen before making decision that may not always be popular but need to be done. Was involved in the fight to stop school closures so have no hesitation in tackling the big issues or big organisations and will ask the tough questions. Easily accessible during the day/evenings as your representative, it has to be about the communities that I will be representing.

Proud to call this community home and want to see it continue to flourish in line with the surrounding communities that make up this community board.

Contact me on 021-2342511 for anything you wish to discuss.


LONSDALE Paul

Independent

My principal residence is NOT within the Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area.

I have been a strong advocate for the central city for well over 14 years. I have served a term as a Christchurch City Councillor from 2013 – 2016 representing the Central Ward. I was also one of the people behind the Re:Start container mall put in place post earthquake to bring life and vitality back to the Central Ward at a time when it was not thought possible.

I am an independent candidate who has a proven ability for getting things done, a family man with a social conscious and I understand the unique pressures families are placed under in this uncertain world.

With many years of successful governance and management experience I have the knowledge and skills to make good decisions that will help your rate money go further. With your support, I will work hard to ensure our community’s voice is heard at the Community Board table.


STRINGER John

Independent

My principal residence is NOT within the Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board area.

I offer myself as an experienced community board member already advocating strongly for my community. I’m currently supporting city residents facing 41% land rent increases. Until the earthquakes I lived in Latimer Square.

A Christchurch City Ambassador for five years in the inner city after the quakes –known as the Sheriff of ReStart (Container Mall) – I ran my own security firm and two city food outlets. I have a background in business, an MA, experience in: Health, Teaching, the Church, Politics, Volunteer sector – I bring experience! Active through Rotary, RSA, community trusts and resident groups, I opposed chlorination and would like a moratorium on more cycle lanes. I’m married with 5 adult children and 4 grandchildren.

Hobbies: fly fishing; reading history; I’m a keen vege/fruit gardener; I helped re-establish historic Papanui Bush; professional cartooning; archaeology. I’m a successful author and published two art historical books recently on Tintin.


Electoral donations and expenses

All candidates for the Central Ward Community Board by-election must file a return of electoral donations and expenses. The returns of all candidates as at 2 November 2020:

A by-election for an extraordinary vacancy for one member from the Mt Herbert Subdivision of the Banks Peninsula Community Board was held on Tuesday 18 February 2020.

Results

With 30.93% of Mt Herbert electors voting in the by-election, the final results [PDF, 41 KB] show:

  • Scott Winter, Independent, had 518 votes.
  • Dawn Sutton, Independent, had 206 votes.

Scott Winter was elected Mt Herbert's representative on the Banks Peninsula Community Board. Read more on Newsline(external link)


Candidates

Mt Herbert Subdivision by-election candidates:

SUTTON Dawn

Independent

My principal residence is within the Mt Herbert subdivision of the Banks Peninsula Community Board area.

I have lived in the area for about 3 years.

I have been a nurse for 40 years; people and the community are important to me. Since moving to the area, I have come to understand this unique community and the challenges it faces. I am empathetic, accessible and committed to listening to the people of this area.

As an independent I want to advocate for the community around maintaining and improving our current infrastructure. In addition, I want to consult and advocate for further development of infrastructure and facilities in the area for the benefit of community and its residence.


WINTER Scott

WINTER Scott

Independent

My principal residence is within the Mt Herbert subdivision of the Banks Peninsula Community Board area.

I have been proud to call Banks Peninsula home for the last two years after purchasing an ex forestry block which my family and I are replanting in natives.

I am a licensed builder and project manager and excel at finding solutions to challenges, but at the end of the day I’m a father, husband and regular bloke that wants to get involved so the right decisions can be made for our community. I believe in honesty, integrity and hard work. I support local initiatives that promote our unique community and want to see our taxpayers dollars spent wisely. I would also like to see private investment in infrastructure and local projects, and help keep our bays beautiful. 


Electoral donations and expenses

Candidates for the by-election of the Mt Herbert Subdivision of the Banks Peninsula Community Board must submit a return of electoral donations and expenses. The returns of both candidates are below:

The October 2019 elections included elections for Christchurch City Council and Community Boards, Environment Canterbury and the Canterbury District Health Board.

By-election of the Lyttelton Subdivision of the Banks Peninsula Community Board.

The by-election for an extraordinary vacancy for one member of the Lyttelton Community Subdivision of the Banks Peninsula Community Board was held on Wednesday 16 May 2018. The extraordinary vacancy arose from the resignation of Christine Wilson.

The by-election was conducted by postal vote using the First Past the Post voting electoral system, under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and Local Electoral Regulations 2001. Election day was Wednesday 16 May, voting closed at 12 noon. 

Results

The final result shows Tyrone Fields is declared elected in the by-election for the Lyttelton Community Subdivision of the Banks Peninsula Community Board. 


Candidates

These candidate profiles have been compiled under the Local Electoral Act 2001. The Act provides that an electoral officer is not required to verify or investigate any information included in candidate profile statements and is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in such statements.


Election donations and expenses

All candidates for the by-election of the Lyttelton Subdivision of the Banks Peninsula Community Board must file a return of electoral donations and expenses.

The returns of all candidates:

Denis Aldridge is the highest-polling candidate in the Lyttelton–Mt Herbert Community Board by-election. Voting closed at noon on Tuesday 17 February.

  • Denis Aldridge (Independent), 871 votes
  • Jed O’Donoghue (Independent), 718 votes

2015 Lyttelton–Mt Herbert Community Board by-election results [PDF, 91 KB]

Final results for the Shirley-Papanui by-election show Jo Byrne was the highest-polling candidate to represent the Ward as a Community Board member with 5509 votes:

Final results for the Riccarton-Wigram by-election show Natalie Bryden was the highest-polling candidate to represent the Ward as a Community Board member with 4532 votes.

Final results for the Spreydon-Heathcote by-election show Helene Mautner was the highest-polling candidate to represent the Ward as a Community Board member with 4645 votes. Helene Mautner came to office on Saturday 19 May 2012.

Peter Beck has been elected to represent the Burwood-Pegasus Ward as a Ward Councillor. Councillor Beck was sworn in at the Council Meeting on 23 February 2012.

Declaration of Results for the 2011 Akaroa By-Election[PDF 34KB] [PDF, 33 KB]  for the election of one Akaroa member of the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board.

Declaration of Results 2010 Triennial Elections [PDF, 74 KB] contains the votes that all candidates received for the 2010 elections.

Declaration of Results of 2007 Triennial Election [PDF, 45 KB] contains the votes that all candidates received for the 2007 elections.