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.

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

Saturday 3 February 2024 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm

Mitre10 Sparks | 2024

North Hagley Park, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch Central

Click here for more information.

Sunday 3 March 2024 11:00 am – 03:00 pm

Children's Day

Location: Cuthbert’s Green, Shuttle Drive, Bromley

Children’s Day 2024 is a FREE community event which is about celebrating children. The day is about having fun, learning and gaining information. More importantly, parents and caregivers don’t have to say NO, as all activities are free. The aim is to create an environment to provide moments of joy and fun to families that might not necessarily be able to have moments like this often.

Click here for the registration link for food vendors, information/activity stalls and performers.


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

Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board Meeting - 9 November 2023

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
Sam SavageCommunity Recreation Advisor03 941 6889sam.savage@ccc.govt.nz
Hannah MartinCommunity Support & Events Coordinator03 941 6426hannah.martin@ccc.govt.nz
Lyssa AvesSupport Officer03 941 5405lyssa.aves@ccc.govt.nz