I am proud to have been Ilam's MP since 1996. Ilam is a great electorate and still an enjoyable place to live study and work. As a city we face challenges but we are working hard on a local and national level to make good progress.
This Government is working hard to rebuild and strengthen the country to give New Zealander's a brighter future. Re-creating Christchurch is a top priority and we are totally committed to the reconstruction of Canterbury and are determined to see that momentum is maintained.
My Ministerial responsibilities and role as Leader of the House means I do have to spend a lot of time in Wellington. However, if you live in the Ilam Electorate and have an issue I can help with or something that you think I should know about please get in touch – my office and I are here to help.
Electorate Office; 283 Greers Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch 8053
Phone: 03 359 0582
Get involved in the Gallipoli 2015 commemorations - the Government is seeking 25 Youth Ambassadors.
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National understands how much Kiwis love to travel. Spending time living overseas is a quintessential part of our cultural heritage. But even while we’re away, Kiwis hold on to our roots.
We are working to build a stronger economy that creates more jobs, supports higher incomes and delivers extra support for New Zealand families and children in a way that is effective and affordable.
If you have a moment, click here to see our latest announcement on the Innovation Precinct here in Christchurch. http://ntnl.org.nz/1oq447h
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School is celebrating 125 years. If you are part of the school family visit http://www.rangiruru.school.nz/125th-celebrations. There you will see all the upcoming events, make bookings, forward on to friends and have a look at everything that’s happening. It’s a year to celebrate.
Crown and Council investment in Christchurch.
The Crown and the Christchurch City Council have reached agreement on cost sharing arrangements for the anchor projects in the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, and the repair and replacement of the city’s essential horizontal infrastructure.
It is an investment of about $4.8 billion – $2.9 billion of it coming from the Crown, and $1.9 billion committed by the Christchurch City Council.
What’s on in Ilam, Christchurch…
- Christchurch Farmers Market on every Saturday –at Riccarton House from 9am -1pm.
- Christchurch Artisan Market - every Sunday morning at Riccarton House
Residential Advisory Service is available to all property owners having difficulty with insurance and other repair or rebuilding challenges. The free phone number is 0800 777 299, and will be available Mon - Fri 8am to 5pm
Call centre staff will set up appointments with independent advisors but cases will be triaged by the call centre and placed with advisors based on the specific nature of issues. This service uses Community Law Canterbury to deliver results.
More information can be found at www.advisory.org.nz