Papanui-Innes Community Board

Papanui-Innes Community Board

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Meet your Community Board

This month's featured Community Board member

Emma Norrish, Community Board member

Contact Emma

NORRISH Emma

Emma Norrish, Community Board member

About Emma

How would your closest friends describe you?
A hard worker, reserved, happy, determined and conscientious.

What has been one of your most defining moments in life?
Arriving in Guatemala on a student exchange programme and realising I was on the other side of the world, in a country where I could only speak a little of the language, and where I knew no one. This was the scariest but also one of the most exciting moments of my life, and my time spent there has shaped the person I am today.

Where are we most likely to find you on a Sunday afternoon?
Spending time with our children at one of our local parks or playgrounds.

What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?
A few years ago I bought a ukulele with the intention of learning, but never have. One day I would like to actually start learning to play.

If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
My violin, phone, bike, family photos, and my favourite hoodie.

Why did you become a Community Board member, and what do you hope you can bring to the table?
I first stood in 2013 when I heard about the elections on the radio and realised that as a 30 year old I had no idea what a Community Board was. I figured if I didn’t know, how many other people around my age also didn’t know and therefore weren’t having their voices heard. I decided I had the local knowledge and the skills to contribute to the Community Board, and haven’t looked back since. Now I bring six years of experience, a reasoned voice, lots of local knowledge, and a varied set of skills to the table, and love being able to contribute and make a difference in this community I love.


Your Community Board members

JONES Ali

Ali Jones

Innes Ward
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154
027 247 3112
ali.jones@ccc.govt.nz

NORRISH Emma

Emma Norrish

Papanui Ward
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154
027 404 3093
emma.norrish@ccc.govt.nz

Pauline Cotter

Pauline Cotter

Councillor
Innes Ward
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
027 296 8811 
pauline.cotter@ccc.govt.nz

Mike Davidson

Mike Davidson

Councillor
Papanui Ward 
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154 
021 189 6700 
mike.davidson@ccc.govt.nz

BRITTEN Simon

Simon Britten

Papanui Ward 
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154 
027 787 5241 
simon.britten@ccc.govt.nz

TWADDELL Emma

Emma Twaddell

Innes Ward 
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154 
027 288 6334 
emma.twaddell@ccc.govt.nz

Community funding

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

Contact us

Use these details to contact your Community Board.

Contact Phone Email
Christine Lane
Community Governance Manager
03 941 5213
027 216 0962
christine.lane@ccc.govt.nz
Elizabeth Hovell
Community Board Advisor
03 941 8637
027 544 5081
elizabeth.hovell@ccc.govt.nz