About the Community Board

The Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central 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.

Progress on our plans

Find out how we're doing in each of our priority areas, from supporting safety initiatives to advocating for spaces for youth and more.

What's happening in the community


Tell us what you think


For a fuller list of what's on, browse the events at What's On Christchurch, or browse Volunteer Events to explore opportunities to contribute to community planting days, working bees, and other ways to help the environment, be active, and meet new people.

Local events

Wednesday 1 May 2024 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

Recreation Aotearoa – Kia Rite Hoea Community Event Planning Workshop

Do you support community programme or events? Want to take your skills to the next level? Join Recreation Aotearoa for their next Kia Rite Hoea online workshop! Kia Rite Hoea is designed to provide you with everything you need to run successful community programmes and events.

  • Discover the A to Z of running safe and successful programmes and events.
  • Connect with other community movers and shakers.
  • Learn how to design programmes and events communities will flock to.
  • Receive and workshop with the latest research, information and hot tips.
  • Receive tools and templates that work (plus save you tons of research and uncertainty).
  • Find out how other projects like yours have been successful.

You'll also receive one-on-one coaching to finalise your programme or event plan after the workshop.

Make 2024 your year for epic community programmes and events.

Cost: From $172.50 - Inclusive of GST
For more information, email Jenny Jordan: jenny@nzrecreation.org.nz

Saturday 4 May 2024 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

Linwood Village Market

The Linwood Village Market is held the first Saturday of the month during the Summer. Come along to the corner of Worcester Street and Stanmore Road, and enjoy a morning of shopping, music, coffee/tea.

Click here for more information.

Saturday 18 May 2024 11:00 am to 02:00 pm

The Great Stash Swap at Papanui Library

Calling all crafters - need some craft supplies or have some you can't use yourself.

Bring along your unwanted fabric, haberdashery, buttons, wool, lace, trims, paper art supplies, and swap them at the Papanui Library, corner of Langdons Road and Restell Street on Saturday 18 May between 11am and 2pm.

Or just come along and be inspired by the choice of craft supplies to take on a new project.


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

Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board Meeting - 11 April 2024

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.

Emma Norrish


Community Board member for the Papanui Ward

027 404 3093
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154

Simon Britten

Deputy Chairperson

Community Board member for the Papanui Ward

027 787 5241
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154

Emma Twaddell

Community Board member for the Innes Ward

027 288 6334
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154

Ali Jones

Community Board member for the Innes Ward

027 247 3112
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154

Sunita Gautam

Community Board member for the Central Ward

021 0243 5756
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154

John Miller

Community Board member for the Central Ward

027 427 9565
PO Box 73024, Christchurch 8154

Victoria Henstock

Councillor for Papanui Ward

027 224 2075
PO Box 73016, Christchurch 8154

Pauline Cotter

Deputy Mayor

Councillor for Innes Ward

027 296 8811
PO Box 73016,Christchurch 8154

Jake McLellan

Councillor for Central Ward

027 844 0296
P O Box 73016, Christchurch

Your local Community Governance Team

Emma PaveyManager Community Governance03 941 5107emma.pavey@ccc.govt.nz
Mark SaundersCommunity Board Advisor03 941 6436mark.saunders@ccc.govt.nz
Stacey HolbroughCommunity Development Advisor03 941 8102stacey.holbrough@ccc.govt.nz
Trevor CattermoleCommunity Development Advisor03 941 5407trevor.cattermole@ccc.govt.nz
Helen MilesCommunity Recreation Advisor03 941 5409helen.miles@ccc.govt.nz
Lyssa AvesSupport Officer03 941 5405lyssa.aves@ccc.govt.nz