Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

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The Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton 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 Waipuna Hornby-Halswell-Riccarton Community Board meeting schedule will be confirmed in due course.

You can view the meetings via a live stream on our Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board YouTube channel(external link).

If you have limited hearing please turn on the subtitles. Alternatively, you can access the full transcript by selecting the three dots and selecting 'show transcript'.

Details are available on the agenda for the meeting.

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 5108.

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Community funding

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


Funding boost for Riccarton House

Riccarton House

Thanks to a little help from the community, a special part of Christchurch’s heritage will be preserved for current and future generations to enjoy.

The Riccarton Bush Trust received a funding boost from the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton and Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to develop a plan to improve the management of maintenance and repair on the historic Riccarton House.

Manager Shona Willis says the Trust applied for discretionary funding from their local community boards to commission a condition report and cyclical management plan for Riccarton House.

“This report will enable us to improve the way we manage maintenance and repair on the House so that she will still be here in another 120 years,” she says.

“Riccarton House & Bush Pūtaringamotu is such a special place. The contribution, and support, from the community boards, help the Trust to protect and conserve it so that future generations will understand the story and enjoy the beauty and grandeur.”

The Trust has also used community board funding to purchase a defibrillator for community use and audio-visual equipment to provide displays and educational resources for visitors.

Built in three stages from 1856, Riccarton House(external link) re-opened to the public in 2014, following extensive earthquake repairs.  

Situated behind the homestead, Riccarton Bush boasts an extensive native bush forest featuring Kahikatea trees, some up to 600 years old, and is home to thriving populations of native birds, wētā and geckos.

Community boards administer various funds to support the local community, with assistance available for community groups, sports teams and individual projects.

Find out more about community funding (external link)or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz for more information.

Report an issue

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

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

 
Meet the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

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

Helen Broughton, Chairperson

Community Board member for the Riccarton Ward

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Helen Broughton

Community Board member for the Riccarton Ward

Marie Pollisco, Deputy Chairperson

Community Board member for the Halswell Ward

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Marie Pollisco

Community Board member for the Halswell Ward

Sarah Brunton

Community Board member for the Hornby Ward

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Sarah Brunton

Community Board member for the Hornby Ward

Henk Buunk

Community Board member for the Hornby Ward

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Community Board member for the Hornby Ward

Gamal Fouda

Community Board member for the Riccarton Ward

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Community Board member for the Riccarton Ward

Tyla Harrison-Hunt

Councillor for Riccarton Ward, Tyla Harrison-Hunt

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Councillor for Riccarton Ward, Tyla Harrison-Hunt

Andrei Moore

Councillor for Halswell Ward

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Councillor for Halswell Ward

Debbie Mora

Community Board member for the Halswell Ward

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Community Board member for the Halswell Ward

Mark Peters

Councillor for Hornby Ward

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Mark Peters

Councillor for Hornby Ward