Candidates for Burwood Ward and the Coastal-Burwood Community Board (Burwood Ward)

Burwood Ward Councillor

Electing 1 Councillor




My principal place of residence is in the Burwood Ward area.
Kia ora Kotou, Ko Cruize Taku ingoa, no Otautahi turangawaiwai.
As a Christian, and Maori my passion and focus is to develop our eastern communities. This can only be done with the support of our local people. Our eastern communities have so much to offer to the wider Canterbury. It is time for the east to rise, stand and be heard.
In our back yard, we have the heart, the intelligence and the resilience to build the community that the eastern suburbs want and need.
I have a strong background in community development projects in a faith based youth orientated setting. I stand for Progression and development with our growing Community, in the community, for the Community.
Nou te rourou naku te rourou ka ora ai te Iwi.


The People's Choice - Labour

My principal place of residence is in the Burwood Ward area.
A second term Councillor, I bring my experience as a Presbyterian Minister to understanding communities.
Rebuilding our ward, I have focused on our community facilities, such as the QE2 aquatic complex, Aranui Community Centre and Wainoni Park upgrade. I have initiated SCIRT and residents meetings to address our numerous roading issues. The residential red zone holds huge opportunity and I'm passionate about embracing collaborative processes to determine its future.
Addressing homelessness/emergency housing, I have led the renovation of the old city mission, social housing repairs and played an integral role developing the Council's Housing Policy. I've represented people struggling with insurers and supported Council funding for insurance advocacy.
A Coast-to-Coast competitor, I have a vision that our ward becomes a draw-card for sporting, recreational and environmental activities.
I offer continuity and experience and I have the skills to continue representing you.


Burwood Ward of the Coastal-Burwood Community Board 

Electing 2 Members


The People's Choice

My principal place of residence is in the Burwood Ward of the Coastal-Burwood Community Board area.
I have been an elected member of the Community Board for 2 terms. During this time a huge amount has been accomplished including the opening of a new library and Community Facility (Hall). I have attended over 100 meetings each year to ensure the community has been listened to.
I have not promised unrealistic projects like the Water Park. I have realistic expectations of the Council, Government and community.
Over the next 3 years I intend to be an advocate to ensure that the best use of the Red Zone is realised, the roads are repaired on time, stop banks are renewed to prevent flooding, our parks are kept nice, and a lot more than 150 words limits me to!
Your vote for The People's Choice team will ensure our ward and community keep thriving.


The People's Choice

My principal place of residence is not in the Burwood Ward of the Coastal-Burwood Community Board area.
I currently work in tertiary education as the Pasifika Liaison officer for Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT Aoraki). I am a Justice of the Peace, a member of the Youth Advisory Group for the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust, and also sit on the Pasifika Advisory Group for Ara Institute of Canterbury.
After the earthquake I started a group called No Limits which used performing arts as a vehicle for the voice of young people in Christchurch to be heard, and to be connected with the leaders and decision makers of this city. I believed there was a need to engage people in a way that would cross socioeconomic status, generations, and culture, and that would build strong, accessible bridges within the community. That is my heart.
I am seeking to be elected not just to be a voice for Pasifika and Māori, but for the advancement of all people.



My principal place of residence is in the Burwood Ward of the Coastal-Burwood Community Board area.
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My principal place of residence is not in the Burwood Ward of the Coastal-Burwood Community Board area.
I am committed to the east, politics-free and I'm seeking a fourth term. Central government initiated two positive projects supporting eastern recovery. Two new high schools at QEII. Burwood Hospital's extensions.
However Council's eastern initiatives have done little in returning our quality of life.
I want to see: Quality roads rebuilt to reconnect business and community. Budget commitment for an additional deep water pool at QEII to provide for our adults fitness and wellbeing. New stop bank protection. New Brighton's Legacy Project.
By working with community I have successfully advocated for - retaining QEII land sale proceeds for further onsite recreational development, upgrading the downsized aquatic replacement proposal to include a two metre depth 25 metre pool, lengthened learn-to-swim pool and a therapeutically useful spa.
I love our eastern lifestyle and oppose our parks and facilities being downsized or cashed-in without transparent community-wide consultations.        0274053257