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.

The Waipuna/Hornby-Halswell-Riccarton Community Board generally meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5pm at the Rarakau: Riccarton Centre.

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 6501.

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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, helps 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 from1856, Riccarton House(external link) re-opened to the public in 2014, following extensive earthquake repairs.  

Situated behind the homestead, Riccarton Bush boasts 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.

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.

Community Board member for the Halswell Ward

PO Box 73022, Christchurch 8154
027 632 5823

Councillor for the Anne GallowayHalswell Ward

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154
027 666 0233

Councillor for the Riccarton Ward

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154
021 176 0985

MORA Debbie

Community Board member for the Halswell Ward

PO Box 73022, Christchurch 8154
022 371 9687

Community Board member for the Riccarton Ward

PO Box 73022, Christchurch 8154 
022 044 0718

Community Board member for the Riccarton Ward

PO Box 73022, Christchurch 8154
03 348 1458 / 027 640 4935

Councillor for the Jimmy ChenHornby Ward

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154
021 134 1673 

Community Board member for the Hornby Ward

PO Box 73022, Christchurch 8154
028 409 5615

Community Board member for the Hornby Ward

PO Box 73022, Christchurch 8154
03 980 9438 / 027 430 3132