Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board

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The Waitai/Coastal-Burwood 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 Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board generally meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 4.30pm at the Board Room on the corner of Union and Beresford Street, New Brighton.

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 6547.

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

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If this is urgent, please call us on 03 941 8999, anytime.

Meet the Waitai/Coastal-Burwood 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 Burwood Ward

PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154
021 852 645
bebe.frayle@ccc.govt.nz
 

About Bebe

How would your closest friends describe you?
I asked two of my closest friends (my husband and daughter) and they said:

  • “Intelligent, generous, and driven. An empathetic community-minded go-getter with an intense focus, who will take any chosen task to completion where others will fall away or give up.”
  • “You are easily the hardest working person I know, you are tough when you need to be and compassionate when you need to be. You have a strong moral compass and you’re not afraid to fight for what you believe. Also, you kept me and Antony alive, so that’s pretty good”.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
Standing in front of a Linwood College school assembly after graduating with my Master’s, talking to the pupils about having been expelled from the school at age 15, and describing my journey from there to here.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
At one of the many Christchurch vegan cafes with friends, or at home crocheting.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
I would like to deepen my knowledge of Te Reo Māori

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
iPhone, AirPods, AppleWatch, iPad, Keep Cup

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
I love my community passionately and want it to be the best place in Christchurch to live. I will bring to the table a willingness to listen to what people want for their community, and the tenacity and drive to go out and make this happen using the connections I’ve made through my involvement in the community in the past few years.

Councillor for the Coastal Ward

PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154
027 532 6599
james.daniels@ccc.govt.nz

About James

How would your closest friends describe you?
Short, dark and handsome.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
Becoming a teen husband, then father, following the world’s fastest pregnancy.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Twenty-four hours from where I was on Saturday afternoon.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
To play the piano.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?

  • My mint-condition piano
  • My Sky remote
  • My Bailey-Nelson spectacles
  • My whisky collection
  • My crocs!

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
To bring vocal, visible and vociferous representation to the Coastal Ward. Through my efforts, I hope residents and ratepayers will get a better understanding of what, why and how Council ‘works’ on their behalf.

Community Board member for the Coastal Ward 

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154
021 077 6604
jo.zervos@ccc.govt.nz
 

About Jo

How would your closest friends describe you?
I have no idea but I do have the most awesome friends and I love people who have traits most like myself – kind of shy, genuine, funny, honest, naughty, nice, respectful, down to earth, practical, busy, laid back, strong, with a strong sense of what is right and fair and just a normal grounded person.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
I think being involved in the Keep QEII in the East group was one of the most defining moments for me as I just couldn’t stand back and let the facility be completely ripped away from us. The whole QEII issue was such a roller coaster ride as there were times that it seemed it just would not eventuate at all. From being told that they will never build on that land again and the insurance money being used towards the Metro Sports Facilty, to other groups trying to get the facility built elsewhere or with a school. Being selected as a community representative for the Community Advisory Group and going through a brilliant consultation process until in was abruptly brought to an end and the good people of the community dismissed. It was a lot of effort trying to get our community focal point back and though it falls far from what we had it was so worthwhile and I am so proud and honoured to have been part of it.   

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Relaxing at home with my family or just having "me time".

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
Maybe how to use some of these computer programmes better as I’m a bit technologically challenged. 

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
My iPad, T.V., Car, Couch and my Waveski (and paddle)

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
I have lived in the area my entire life and growing up my parents volunteered in many community groups. My father was also a councillor for 2 terms and instrumental in getting the New Brighton Pier built. I have a great sense of belonging in this area but feel saddened at the state of our roads, paths, mall, roadsides, etc. and would really love to be proud of it again. We still have so much damage from the earthquakes that hasn’t been resolved and many areas neglected. I really want to try and get some progress on this and to address some of the simple little issues that will hopefully bring back a feel good vibe in our area.

Community Board member for the Coastal Ward

PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154
021 0867 6195
kelly.barber@ccc.govt.nz
 

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 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.

Community Board member for the Burwood Ward

PO Box 73023, Christchurch 8154
027 405 3257
linda.stewart@ccc.govt.nz

Councillor for the Burwood Ward

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
027 481 2900
phil.mauger@ccc.govt.nz
 

About Phil

How would your closest friends describe you?
Hardworking, straight to the point, a devoted grandfather and find it hard to relax.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
When I had a very severe near-death accident when I got rear ended by a Truck whilst our vehicle was stationary at lights.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Spending quality time with family and friends.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
To strengthen my patience. Good things can sometimes take time.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
Personal gifts given to me from my grandchildren, photo albums and some of my car collection

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
To give a common sense approach to council decisions.