Councillor for Heathcote Ward.
Councillor for Heathcote Ward, Sara Templeton
Sara is the Councillor for the Heathcote Ward, which stretches from Waltham out to Taylor’s Mistake. She holds the Climate Change Portfolio and is a Councillor Director on the board of Christchurch City Holdings Limited.
Her key areas of interest are sustainability, climate change, and in enabling communities to connect and strengthen for long-term wellbeing and resilience. She has a background in education and community initiatives.
As chair of Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board from 2013 to 2016, she represented an area including Central City, Linwood, Woolston, Mt Pleasant and Sumner. This followed several years volunteering in her local community in earthquake recovery and community building.
She lives in Heathcote Valley with her family and commutes most days by bike or bus.
In 2016 Sara was co-editor of Heathcote: The Upside, a book celebrating the community-led response, creativity and initiative after the 2011 earthquakes.