Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

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The Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board holds 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 Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board meeting schedule will be confirmed in due course.

You can view the meetings via a live stream on our Fendalton Waimairi Harewood Community Board YouTube channel(external link).

If you have limited hearing please turn on the subtitles. Alternatively, you can access the full transcript by selecting the three dots and selecting 'show transcript'.

Details are available on the agenda for the meeting.

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 6566.

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

More information on community funding.

Funding boost helps club play on

A funding boost from the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood and Waipapa Papanui-Innes community boards helped the Marist Albion Rugby Club tackle a tough financial situation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Like many other organisations, the rugby club found itself unable to access its usual revenue streams during the lockdown and the following months.

“While we’d usually be the scene of sport on a Saturday morning, the COVID-19 shutdown was a challenge for our club,” says club secretary Chris Batchelor.

“Like many amateur Sporting organisations, we faced major uncertainty and challenges operating our club this year due to COVID-19. We faced a very real concern about meeting our operating costs without having the same level of revenue from our usual revenue streams.”

A flow-on effect of this uncertainty resulted in the club having lower player subscriptions and a lower appetite for commitment from sponsors. This was compounded by a smaller pool of funding available from traditional trust funders.

Thankfully, through the funding support of both Community Boards, Chris and his club were able to cover operational costs such as their insurance and website maintenance, so they could keep the club open for play.

“This was the first time that we have applied for funding from the Council and as the representative of the club to apply, I was very impressed and grateful for the support that we received,” Chris says.

While off the field, things have been tough, their on-field performance has been on point, with their under-20’s Colts and Women’s team both making the semi-finals. Their division 3 team won their final, while their division 1 team made it to the finals for the first time in 17 years, narrowly losing to Lincoln University by one point.

To find out more about the Marist Albion Rugby Club, visit their Facebook page(external link), and learn more about community funding(external link) on the Council website.

Marist Rugby Club

Burnside Bowling Club bowled over by funding grant

A shot at hosting the world championships for disabled bowling presented both an opportunity and a dilemma to the Burnside Bowling Club.

The largest club in the South Island was no stranger to hosting prominent events – but they needed to upgrade their toilet facilities to cater for more disabled players.

Club president Brenda Turner says her club jumped at the chance to host the 2020 IBD (International Bowls for the Disabled) World Bowls Championships but lacked the funding to upgrade the club’s facilities.

“The previous toilets were built in 1975, so a facelift was well overdue,” she says.

“When we found out we had to upgrade the toilet area, we approached the Council for a grant, and Lisa Gregory (from the Waimāero  Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board governance team) guided us through to the correct fund.”

“She was brilliant to work with and guided us through the application process and Council meeting.”

The club received $52,000 from the Council’s Capital Endowment Fund towards building their new accessible toilets.

While the championships are now on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brenda hopes the club, which began in 1963 and currently has around 240 members, will attract more wheelchair users.

“It’s a great outdoor sport, you meet lots of great people so it’s a good social activity. You can be as competitive as you want and play as much you want – or just come along for a chat,” she says.

Club member Snow Reardon, former New Zealand representative checking out the refurbished toilet area.

Funding boost for Riccarton House

Riccarton House

Thanks to a little help from the community, a special part of Christchurch’s heritage will be preserved for current and future generations to enjoy.

The Riccarton Bush Trust received a funding boost from the Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton and Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board to develop a plan to improve the management of maintenance and repair on the historic Riccarton House.

Manager Shona Willis says the Trust applied for discretionary funding from their local community boards to commission a condition report and cyclical management plan for Riccarton House.

“This report will enable us to improve the way we manage maintenance and repair on the House so that she will still be here in another 120 years,” she says.

“Riccarton House & Bush Pūtaringamotu is such a special place. The contribution, and support, from the community boards, help the Trust to protect and conserve it so that future generations will understand the story and enjoy the beauty and grandeur.”

The Trust has also used community board funding to purchase a defibrillator for community use and audio-visual equipment to provide displays and educational resources for visitors.

Built in three stages from 1856, Riccarton House(external link) was re-opened to the public in 2014, following extensive earthquake repairs.  

Situated behind the homestead, Riccarton Bush boasts an extensive native bush forest featuring Kahikatea trees, some up to 600 years old, and is home to thriving populations of native birds, wētā and geckos.

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

Meet the Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood 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 Fendalton Ward

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Bridget Williams Chairperson

Community Board member for the Fendalton Ward

Community Board member for the Fendalton Ward

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David Cartwright

Community Board member for the Fendalton Ward

Community Board member for the Harewood Ward

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Jason Middlemiss Deputy Chair

Community Board member for the Harewood Ward

Community Board member for the Harewood Ward

Get in touch with Linda

Linda Chen

Community Board member for the Harewood Ward

Community Board member for the Waimairi Ward

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Nicola McCormick

Community Board member for the Waimairi Ward

Community Board member for the Waimairi Ward

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Shirish Paranjape

Community Board member for the Waimairi Ward

Councillor for Fendalton Ward, James Gough

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Councillor for Fendalton Ward, James Gough

Councillor for Harewood Ward, Aaron Keown

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Aaron Keown

Councillor for Harewood Ward, Aaron Keown

Councillor for Waimairi Ward, Sam MacDonald

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Sam MacDonald

Councillor for Waimairi Ward, Sam MacDonald