Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

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The Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote 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 commun

Come to a community board meeting

The Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board generally meets in the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Boardroom
at 180 Smith Street, on the first Monday and third Wednesday of each month at 3.30pm and 9.00am respectively.

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 6601

Community funding

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


Community spirit for Roimata Food Commons

Fruit trees in Woolston’s Radley Park

A desire to produce healthy, accessible food for his local community inspired Michael Reynolds to set up Roimata Food Commons.

The edible gardens were set up in 2017 with 34 fruit trees planted in Woolston’s Radley Park.

Today the gardens are well on the way to becoming a celebrated community food system, administered by a charitable trust made up of passionate people from across the city.

“We now have over 100 fruit trees, many other edible plants, as well as over 1000 native plants that have been added along the banks of Ōpāwaho,” Mr Reynolds says.

“We’re all devoted to the exploration of creating a localised food system that is ecologically regenerative for the community,” Reynolds says.

“Recent events have highlighted the importance of a secure food supply, as well as the ability of food to create opportunities for people to connect and share abundance.”

He says the development of the “community garden” space has been a vital step, and with the production of seasonal vegetables and perennial herbs, members of the community can harvest something from the garden almost any time.

Everyone is welcome to be part of the project, help grow nutritious food and make some new friends. Roimata hosts working groups on Wednesdays (10am to 12pm) and holds community events over the year, supported by funding from the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board.

The Board administers 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.

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Report an issue

If you need to report a problem or issue in your area, you can do this online.

Report a problem(external link)

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

Meet the Waikura/Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board

Your community board are your local representatives. We work to help meet your local needs, goals and aspirations.

Alexandra Davids – Board Chair

Community Board member for the Linwood Ward

PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154
021 308 440
alexandra.davids@ccc.govt.nz
 

Darrell Latham

Community Board member for the Heathcote Ward

PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154
021 190 2645
darrell.latham@ccc.govt.nz
 

About Darrell

How would your closest friends describe you?
I would like to think that they would describe me as being 'like a dog with a bone' meaning that I refuse to give up and that I will stand up for people. I also think that they would say that I do my best to ensure that decison-making is transparent and that I work towards ensuring that justice not only must be done but also be seen to be done.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
When my 19 year old daughter Julia, was diagnosed with cancer it changed everything. She is now 36 years old and in good health. The way I view 'life' now is completely different.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Hopefully relaxing and out walking with my wife Lee and, whenever possible, with our grandchildren.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
I would love to learn to play a musical instrument. As a youngster and before I could really appreciate music, I learned to play the piano but gave up. The saxophone would be my choice of musical instrument to learn to play. Dream on! Much easier to listen to the accomplished experts at my age. The reality is that I am all fingers and thumbs and not in any way musically talented.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
Life's events reshape us and in the final analysis, the pursuit of possessions steals our energy and our time. I guess we all aspire to having possessions and I'm no different, as the possessions that create happiness and improve our lives are great. However, the older I get the more I find joy in new experiences (new places and meeting new people) and in trying to be 'better' rather than seeking more.

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
Because I want to repay a debt to society. Over the year in my life and career, people and the community have given so much. Life and living has been focused around providing for our family and developing my career. Now it's pay back time. My aim is to ensure that people are well represented and that Council is accountable to the wider community.

Jackie Simons

Community Board member for the Linwood Ward

PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154
027 473 2795
jackie.simons@ccc.govt.nz
 

Jake McLellan

CouncillorJake McLellan for the Central Ward

PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154
027 844 0296
jake.mclellan@ccc.govt.nz
 

Michelle Lomax

Community Board member for the Central Ward

PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154
michelle.lomax@ccc.govt.nz
 

Sally Buck

Community Board member for the Central Ward

PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154
03 379 2820
021 058 0392
sally.buck@ccc.govt.nz
 

Sara Templeton

CouncillorSara Templeton for the Heathcote Ward  

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
021 036 7672 
sara.templeton@ccc.govt.nz
 

Tim Lindley

Community Board member for the Heathcote Ward

PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154
03 384 9428 / 021 707 198
tim.lindley@ccc.govt.nz
 

Yani Johanson

Yani Johanson

Councillor for the Linwood Ward

PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154
021 799 321 
yani.johanson@ccc.govt.nz