Christchurch City Council

Riccarton Ward

The Christchurch City Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 16 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the city). One councillor will be elected from the Riccarton ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Christchurch City Council election.

Renee Walker

Independent Citizens

Renee Walker

Independent Citizens

Why I'm standing

Simply put, I love this city. I've passionately advocated for it in community engagement, arts leadership, business recovery and central and local government roles for more than a decade, ensuring the local rebuild remained on the national agenda. We have a strong foundation. There are challenges remaining but with challenge comes opportunity. Now is the time to realise our bold ambition.

My priorities
  1. Connecting community, creative and commercial sectors to create a vibrant and thriving city
  2. Rebuilding trust and confidence in council to return decision making power to the local community
  3. Rebuilding a strong sense of community to address social isolation and loneliness
About me

After more than a decade of working in high-profile community engagement, corporate, not-for-profit and government roles, I have the experience, networks, energy and vision to deliver results for local communities and residents. We can be the best city in the country but this will take aspirational thinking, passion, energy and vision. If elected as the councillor for Riccarton, I will bring all these things and more.

Before politics

Director, Professional, Mother

Residence

Merivale

Age

44

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Why I'm standing

Simply put, I love this city. I've passionately advocated for it in community engagement, arts leadership, business recovery and central and local government roles for more than a decade, ensuring the local rebuild remained on the national agenda. We have a strong foundation. There are challenges remaining but with challenge comes opportunity. Now is the time to realise our bold ambition.

My priorities
  1. Connecting community, creative and commercial sectors to create a vibrant and thriving city
  2. Rebuilding trust and confidence in council to return decision making power to the local community
  3. Rebuilding a strong sense of community to address social isolation and loneliness
About me

After more than a decade of working in high-profile community engagement, corporate, not-for-profit and government roles, I have the experience, networks, energy and vision to deliver results for local communities and residents. We can be the best city in the country but this will take aspirational thinking, passion, energy and vision. If elected as the councillor for Riccarton, I will bring all these things and more.

Before politics

Director, Professional, Mother

Residence

Merivale

Age

44

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