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This month's featured Community Board member

Kelly Barber, Community Board member

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Kelly Barber, Community Board member

About Kelly

How would your closest friends describe you?
Gee that’s difficult! They’d probably say I’m energetic and very positive. I’d hope they’d also say I was a good friend, supportive, non judgemental, encouraging and accepting.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
I have a too many – growing up in a big family, meeting my wife, raising our children, becoming a Christian and discovering the Coast to Coast race. These have all had a big impact on who I am today.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Up in the port hills with my wife Melissa walking or jogging. We love the outdoors.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
I’d like to learn to ride a unicycle because it looks like great fun.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
I try not to get too attached to any of my stuff, but I really like my kayak, bikes and running shoes and my car. These are the things that take me cool places

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
I became a community board member because I grew frustrated at the slow pace of improvement on our side of town and I want to see us all move forward now, not in 10 years.

I want to see people happy about where they live and to feel good about themselves and their community.

Our side of town has so many of the cool places that make Christchurch a fantastic place to live – the river, the beach, the wetlands, the forest, the parks, the golf courses, the Pier, the Hot Pools etc and we have the best suburban pool (QE11) in the whole city.

I want to see the council to make the most of the resources they commit to our area but also to motivate our people to pick up the slack and take care of their own environment.

 I’m an eternal optimist and I’m reasonably good at bringing people together and seeing the best in them. I see no use looking back except to learn how to go forward making less mistakes.

With any luck this will be useful in the days ahead.

Your Community Board


Kelly Barber

Coastal Ward
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154
021 0867 6195


James Daniels

Coastal Ward
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154
027 532 6599


Bebe Frayle 

Burwood Ward
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154
021 852 645


Linda Stewart JP

Burwood Ward
PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154
027 405 3257


Phil Mauger

Burwood Ward
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
027 481 2900


Jo Zervos

Coastal Ward 
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154
021 077 6604


Community funding

The Community Board offer grants to assist local groups to undertake small community projects.

Visit our community funding page for more information on the purpose of these funds.

Find out more about seeking funding for your community project.

Contact us

Use these details to contact your Community Board.

Contact Phone Email
Cindy Sheppard
Community Board Advisor
03 941 6547
027 359 7905
Chris Turner-Bullock
Manager Community Governance
03 941 8232
027 255 9082

Heather Davies

Community Development Advisor, Coastal Ward

Anna Langley 

Community Development Advisor, Burwood Ward

Jacqui Miller

Community Recreation Advisor 

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