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

Sunday 25 February 2024 10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Summer in the Styx

Join the Styx Living Laboratory Trust for a fun day of family-friendly festivities in Te Waoku Kahikatea Reserve at 303 Radcliffe Road.

Saturday 2 March 2024 10:00 am to 01:00 pm

Linwood Village Market & Cultural Fun Day

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.

For March, the Market will be held alongside Te Whare Roimata's Cultural Fun Day, so as well as the usual variety of stalls we’ll have some performances, music and dance and some freebies too!

Sunday 3 March 2024 11:00 am to 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.

Saturday 23 March 2024 10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Richmond Gala 2024

A brilliant local day out, and a showcase of all the amazing happenings in and around our suburb, the Richmond Gala is a collaborative community event hosted by Richmond Community Garden, Avebury House and We Are Richmond.

From Vogel Street to Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, the entire riverside corner will be humming! Visit the carboot sale in the Community Garden’s meadow; wander through the garden where local orgs, demonstrations, performers, and the fun of the fare go straight through the playground, and on up to Avebury House where crafty and creative stallholders will be on the lawn. There'll also be live entertainment, fabulous food vendors, and of course Avebury’s famous Devonshire Tea in the House!

Click here for more information.


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

Joint Meeting - Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central and Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood Community Boards - 13 February 2024

Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central Community Board Meeting - 15 February 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.

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