Candidates for Cashmere Ward and Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board (Cashmere Ward)

Cashmere Ward Councillor 

Electing 1 Councillor

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 Tim SCANDRETT is elected unopposed.


Cashmere Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Electing 2 Members



My principal place of residence is in the Cashmere Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area. I am also standing for Council for Harewood Ward.
Firstly, I thank the 5,813 people who voted for me in the 2010 election.
As an Independent candidate, I believe in transparent, common-sense decision-making without political party influence.
Having 6 years previous community board service gives me valuable experience.
Priority should be given to back to basics policies ensuring ratepayers dollars are spent wisely.
Living in Beckenham for 45 years, I feel I have a good understanding of the wider community expectations.
I support initiatives to achieve a healthy Heathcote River along with encouragement towards sporting and community activities for all ages.
If elected I would be proud to serve you as a strong voice for the silent majority.
My background includes: Supervisor NZ Post Office; business owner; 25 years rugby referee; played/coached Sydenham Rugby Club; Vice-President Lancaster Park Cricket Club; Board Member Keep Christchurch Beautiful; Life-member Keep NZ Beautiful.
Please feel free to phone me ph. 332-3011



My principal place of residence is in the Cashmere Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area.
I am standing because I believe I can give something more back to our community and city which has given much to me over the last 36 years as a resident of St Martins and Beckenham.
Energetic. Effective. Involved.
Christchurch South Community Patrol secretary
Central Police Station volunteer
Cancer Society volunteer driver
Beckenham Neighbourhood member
Previously TVNZ and CTV producer and director in Christchurch for 36 years.
In 2013, 6848 of you voted for me -just 182 votes shy of being elected. I hope all of you will do the same again with enough others to allow me to bring a fresh approach to our Boards' deliberations and our communities' future. The Board over the years has addressed many issues generally, but not always effectively, so there is always room for improvement, and I can make that difference on your behalf.
A fresh voice. A fresh face. A fresh choice.


The People’s Choice - Labour

My principal place of residence is in the Cashmere Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area. 
I am a current Spreydon/Heathcote Community Board member, chair of the Opawaho-Heathcote River Network, and past-president of National Council of Women (Christchurch Branch). I have a PhD in Speech Therapy, and have worked as computer programmer, business analyst, and waste minimisation consultant.
I have lived in the local community for 30 years and our children attended Cashmere schools. A practical environmentalist, I've organised successful river clean-ups and waste reduction programmes in schools, hospitals and factories. I'm keen to continue using my skills and energy on the Board to help in the huge post-quake task.
I am opposed to selling Council assets like the port, airport, or electricity network. I want to see good design and business activity in rebuilt shopping centres, realistic solutions to congestion and housing shortages, along with a healthy environment for all, with special concern for children, elderly and people with disabilities.


The People’s Choice

My principal place of residence is in the Cashmere Ward of the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board area.
I'm proud to call Cashmere home, it's a unique and very special environment.
As an experienced Project Manager, Licensed Builder and volunteer Youth Mentor I have a depth of real life skills and knowledge that enable me to advocate strongly and effectively for this community.
I work collaboratively and transparently and will bring more opportunities for residents to connect and thrive; further ensuring the services we all rely on don't get neglected and remain readily available and accessible.
I'm leading a campaign to keep medical services at Princess Margaret Hospital, to ensure all residents within our Southern suburbs can access lower cost healthcare.
As an active member of Otakaro Orchard's Board I support locally grown produce and greater education on food quality. I know great things can be delivered by 'bottom up' community initiatives when rightly empowered.
I'm approachable and will bring new energy, balance and focus into this role.