Candidates for the Waimairi Ward and Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board (Waimairi Ward)

Waimairi Ward Councillor

Electing 1 Councillor


MANJI, Raf

Raf MANJI

Independent

My principal place of residence is not in the Waimairi Ward area.
As Chair of Strategy and Finance, I have helped guide the Council through a difficult time. Our complex financial situation has been clarified and stabilised. We have settled the largest insurance claim in NZ history and have created new legislation and entities to support locally driven urban regeneration. There are still many challenges ahead: trying to keep a lid on and reduce rates increases, finishing the repairs to our roads and footpaths, restoring our community infrastructure and facilities, and devolving more decision making to the local level. There is also an amazing opportunity to restore the residential redzone in an ecologically sustainable manner and make it a long-term asset for the city. Locally, we will continue to address planning, traffic and parking issues. I'm asking for your continued support to build on the work of the last three years and finish the job. Thank you.


RIMELL, Anthony

Anthony RIMELL

The People’s Choice

My principal place of residence is not in the Waimairi Ward area.
I am passionate about empowering local communities to make decisions for their future. From my role as a Baptist Pastor, I bring a vision to see our City Council work together for the interests of all the people of Christchurch.
I believe our city's future financial and social security is best protected by keeping our key income-generating assets in Council ownership, and by ensuring quality, affordable housing is available for all our people.
Together, we can protect and enhance our waterways and parks. I aim to promote a vibrant and eco-friendly city: one that residents and visitors alike can enjoy.
I believe we need a unified traffic management plan; that values public transport and promotes cycleways, while ensuring we have quality infrastructure to move traffic easily around our city.
Your vote will enable me to advocate effectively for the needs of residents in the Waimairi ward.


 

Waimairi Ward of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Electing 2 Members


HENRY, Stewart

Stewart HENRY

The People’s Choice

My principal place of residence is not in the Waimairi Ward of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board area.
I have lived and worked in Christchurch since 2006 when I migrated to New Zealand from England, with my wife Kate and three children. My values include integrity, honesty, hard work and inclusivity.
I have degrees in teaching and construction. I have 30 years experience managing multi-million dollar construction projects and many years experience as a senior contracts manager. Through these experiences I have acquired excellent technical, problem solving and people management skills.
I am passionate about effective, transparent, responsive local government. I will work hard to find solutions to local issues like traffic congestion, our bus service, safe neighbourhoods, the numbers of liquor outlets, drinking water quality, and retaining our beautiful parks.
I support retaining Council-owned assets like our social housing, Red Bus, Christchurch Water; Orion Electricity Network; Christchurch Airport and Lyttelton Port.
I look forward to meeting you and doing my best for Waimairi.


MACDONALD, Sam

Sam MACDONALD

Independent Citizens

My principal place of residence is in the Waimairi Ward of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board area.
This election is about you. As we welcome the opportunities our city presents it is vital you have energetic and competent representation. As a 25 year old living and working in the Waimairi Ward I offer you both the energy and competence to get things done.
Through my work as a Chartered Accountant, and my involvement in local community organisations, I understand the value in effective community governance. This governance should deliver you as a ratepayer, the confidence that your rates are being used to benefit our community. The decisions made in this next term will impact generations of Cantabrians. I offer you representation which is energetic, competent and passionate about the future of our city. I am always available to discuss your concerns and welcome your feedback. Please contact me anytime on either 027 333 9215 or sam@sammacdonald.co.nz
Vote for energy and competence, vote Sam MacDonald for Community Board.


PARANJAPE, Shirish

Shirish PARANJAPE

Independent Citizens

My principal place of residence is in the Waimairi Ward of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board area.
Since moving to Christchurch in 2002, I have been active within the Waimairi community. I am a Justice of the Peace, an active member of the Rotary Club, Vice-President of the Christchurch MultiCultural Council and a Neighbourly lead.
An electrical engineer by trade, I work as an international sales manager for a local hi-tech export company. I have been in customer-service roles throughout my career and I am confident in my managerial capabilities and ability to resolve conflicts. I have an appreciation of different perspectives and opinions and I welcome feedback.
My experiences have taught me the value of community engagement, diversity and prudent money management.
I enjoy working in teams with a common purpose.
I love our city and I am passionate about Christchurch's future.
A vote for me will ensure that you are represented by a person with integrity and passion for the role.
Further details:
https://sparanjape.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Shirish-Paranjape-1404272226450835/


WINN, Lewis

Lewis WINN

Independent

My principal place of residence is in the Waimairi Ward of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board area.
I have lived in Ilam for over 10 years, and have a background in retail and hospitality. My vision for Waimairi is an attractive and pleasant local and natural environment. We are fortunate here to have some of the best schools in the city, as well as parks and recreation facilities close by. I would like to maintain and further develop our reputation for this.
Issues that are important to me are an attractive local environment, in keeping with our garden city image. Reliable and well maintained infrastructure including roads, footpaths, parks and other facilities are also important. My values include social justice, local democracy, and a sense of community.
My promise to you is to always be available to listen and discuss any issues you may have. I look forward to meeting you.