About the Community Board

The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-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 Community 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.


Click here to apply for funding towards your gathering.

Funding applications open on 13 July 2024 and close at 5pm on 11 August 2024.


Community funding

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

We have three funds open year-round for community to apply to, which are Discretionary Response Fund, Youth Development Fund and Off the Ground Fund.

The Strengthening Communities Funding round closed at noon on 12 April 2024. This fund supports community-focused organisations whose projects contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in the Christchurch city area. Successful applicants of Strengthening Communities Fund will be paid after 1 September 2024.

More information on community funding.

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Events

Key Events and Dates

Saturday 6 July 2024 to Sunday 21 July 2024

KidsFest

KidsFest

With school holidays drawing ever closer, tickets for KidsFest events are being snapped up! Demand has been strong since tickets went on sale in mid-June but with more than 200 activities on offer, it’s not too late to start building your own calendar. Visit kidsfest.co.nz to see the full lineup and make bookings. Events start on Saturday July 6 and run through to Sunday July 21. There’s a great lineup of shows and performances this year along with many activities which are free or low-cost. Whether it’s technology, food, the outdoors, music, sport or crafts, don’t miss out on making this the best winter holidays ever!

See the full KidsFest lineup here.

Friday 9 August 2024 to Saturday 31 August 2024

Matuku Community Theatre

The Matuku Community Theatre is excited to announce the show dates for our 2024 season. “Happy Endings: A Sumner Fairytale” will run on Friday and Saturdays throughout the month of August.

But what is the really exciting bit? This is an opportunity for your group to raise some much-needed funds for yourselves and have a great deal of fun while doing it. We wanted to make sure to give you time to get this fantastic show on your calendars.

We know the last couple of years have been tough for many community groups, particularly on the fundraising front. Our own group has struggled to stay afloat. Between shifting to the new venue and COVID, we have struggled financially and to find new members. But we remain optimistic and true believers in the adage, ‘the show must go on!’ We have managed to keep our heads above water with your continued and generous support. Thank you so much! We LOVE performing for you.

This is why it means so much to us to give you the chance to use our show nights as a fundraising opportunity for yourselves. We are running eight shows, each Friday and Saturday evening, during the month of August at the Matuku Takotako Sumner Centre. We have a seating capacity of 100 people. You can ‘Buy A Full Show, Get A Discount Code, or Run A Raffle. For further information got to - Put the FUN back into FUNdraiser | Matuku Community Theatre (matukutheatre.nz)

Saturday 17 August 2024

Go Live Festival

Go Live Festival

Immerse yourself in a festival experience to remember at Go Live on Saturday 17 August. Across four stages at the iconic Christchurch Town Hall, a stacked line-up of talented Kiwi music acts will bring you electrifying indie, rock and pop performances. Get amongst rockers since-way-back The Bats and Loves Ugly Children, out of towners Left or Right and Midwave Breaks, and up-and-coming electro-pop sensation PRINS. Details for all 14 acts can be found at What’s On – the 15th act is the 2024 Dig the Gig winner, yet to be determined! Doors open at 7pm and the show runs until 11pm. Go Live is an all-ages event, and tickets are $35, plus booking fees.

For more exciting events to get you through the winter, check out What’s On.

Videos

Watch our latest community board meeting video. Browse our YouTube channel for more videos.

Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board Meeting - 11 July 2024


Community Board Presentation to Council - 3 July 2024

Community Board LTP Submission to Council 2 May 2024

Tree Planting Plans

Tree planting plans

We are consulting on a series of tree planting plans for parks and reserves across Ōtautahi Christchurch. This map shows the tree planting plans in your community board area. Click on the tree icons to learn more and provide feedback.

Please note: you can filter open and closed consultations by using the box at the top left of the map.

Meet your community board

Each board is made up of councillors and community board members who are elected every three years in local body elections.
Callum Ward

Callum Ward

Chairperson

Community Board member for the Spreydon Ward

022 311 5994
Callum.Ward@ccc.govt.nz
PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154

Roy Kenneally

Roy Kenneally

Community Board member for the Spreydon Ward

021 889 199
Roy.Kenneally@ccc.govt.nz
PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154

Dr Melanie Coker

Dr Melanie Coker

Councillor for Spreydon Ward

021 156 9281
melanie.coker@ccc.govt.nz
PO Box 73016, Christchurch
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Keir Leslie

Keir Leslie

Deputy Chairperson

Community Board member for the Cashmere Ward

027 309 3322
Keir.Leslie@ccc.govt.nz
PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154

Lee Sampson

Lee Sampson

Community Board member for the Cashmere Ward

021 772 929
lee.sampson.CBM@ccc.govt.nz
PO Box 73021, Christchurch 8154

Tim Scandrett

Tim Scandrett

Councillor for Cashmere Ward, Tim Scandrett

027 693 5155
tim.scandrett@ccc.govt.nz
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154

Will Hall

Will Hall

Community Board member for the Heathcote Ward

021 674 255
Will.Hall@ccc.govt.nz
PO Box 73052, Christchurch 8154

Tim Lindley

Tim Lindley

Community Board member for the Heathcote Ward

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

Sara Templeton

Sara Templeton

Councillor for the Heathcote Ward

021 036 7672
sara.templeton@ccc.govt.nz
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154
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Your local Community Governance Team

Jess GarrettManager Community Governance03 941 6289Jessica.Garrett@ccc.govt.nz
Jane WaldersSupport Officer03 941 6584Jane.Walders@ccc.govt.nz
Heather DaviesCommunity Development Advisor03 941 5314Heather.Davies@ccc.govt.nz
Shanelle Temaru-IlalioCommunity Development Advisor03 941 7931Shanelle.Temaru-Ilalio@ccc.govt.nz
Menime Ah Kam-SherlockCommunity Recreation Advisor03 941 5677Menime.AhKamSherlock@ccc.govt.nz
Sree NairCommunity Governance Advisor03 941 5573Sreerenjini.Nair@ccc.govt.nz