Candidates for Innes ward and the Papanui-Innes Community Board (Innes Ward)

Innes Ward Councillor

Electing 1 Councillor

Pauline COTTERPauline COTTER

The People’s Choice

My principal place of residence is in the Innes Ward area.
Having served 3 years as a City Councillor I am seeking re-election to the Innes ward, where I have lived for the past 29 years.
It's crucial to work collaboratively with our communities. Our Council succeeded in restoring healthy relationships with the Crown, Ngāi Tahu, ECan and CDHB. We have adopted an enabling attitude reflected in, among many other examples, the long-awaited decision to allow the Edgeware Pool Group to fund and build their outdoor Community Pool.
The People's Choice have successfully fought to retain our City's assets, while still providing for the repair and rebuild, keeping rates increases low.
I am passionate about safeguarding our pure water, looking for opportunities to enhance our water quality within our Land Drainage Recovery Programme. Water takes must be monitored, enforcements applied and consents more realistic.
I will continue to represent you with compassion, logic, diligence and financial prudence. RMA Commissioner


My principal place of residence is in the Innes Ward area.
Hi, I'm Mel (Melwyn Rodricks). I'm 55 years of growth, Kiwi by Nationality. I'm married, with kids in high school. I'm born and bred in Mumbai, and at 29 yrs, I moved to Dubai. I worked for SONY for 9 yrs and travelled throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the C.I.S. (Formerly the U.S.S.R.) and the Far East. I came to Christchurch in 2003. I've worked with the Salvation Army for 6 years, worked with autistic spectrum adults for 4 yrs and somewhere along the line I qualified as a Counsellor and Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) practitioner. I've counselled thousands of Christchurch residents, suffering after Feb 2011.
I'm sick of the roads (literally) that we Christchurch survivors are travelling on, and the homes we come back to. I've decided, enough is enough. I am following my philosophy/policy of Acceptance, Understanding, Action. I have decided, to act.
The Councillor's Counsellor.


Innes Ward of the Papanui-Innes Community Board

Electing 2 Members

THERE IS NO ELECTION REQUIRED because the number of candidates standing for this election was not more than the number of vacancies.

This means that Jo BYRNE and Ali JONES are elected unopposed.