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

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.