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 staff and I are here to help.
Electorate Office; 283 Greers Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch 8053
Phone: 03 359 0582
Canterbury Water – Are We Doing Enough?
free public forum hosted by Rotary Club of Christchurch South
Commencing at 7pm Wednesday 18 March at the Hagley Oval Function Lounge. Entry off Riccarton Ave.
Peter Townsend CEO CECC Sponsors
(Chair and summing up)
Ken Hughey Lincoln University
(Water quantity and quality issues)
Selwyn District Councillor
(Local Government view of Canterbury water and the Central Plains Water Scheme)
Farmer, North Canterbury
(Zone committee and farming perspective)
Jay Graybill Fish & Game Council
Path to Nationhood history app launched
Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has launched a free app to help people explore New Zealand’s early history.
The Heritage Trails ‘Path to Nationhood’ app has been developed by Heritage New Zealand and includes six tours of historic Northland. It is free to download on smartphones and tablets. The tours tell the stories of some of the earliest encounters between Maori and Pakeha prior to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.‘Path to Nationhood’ focuses on stories from the 1770s to the 1830s, including the process of collecting signatures for the Treaty itself, the establishment of Christian missions, as well as many other local tales and characters.
Further download information: heritage.org.nz/apps or search for “Heritage Trails” through the online app store.
What’s on in Christchurch…
- ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Fanzone Saturday 21 March, 12 noon Victoria Square. Pack a picnic and head down to back the Black Caps.
- Sunday Bandstand Sunday 22 March 12.30-2pm. Central lawns, Botanic gardens and Cave Rock, Sumner
- Visit the Christchurch Botanic gardens - Rolleston Ave (next to the Museum). Open 7 days a week from 8.30am- 6pm. Entry is free. Make sure you visit the rose garden!
- 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
A reminder that my Ilam office at 283 Greers Road is a Curtain Bank Referrer. If you, or someone you know, need curtains for your home pop in to the office to pick up the forms and find out more about it. www.cea.co.nz