Ōtākaro/Avon River Park

The Avon Ōtākaro river Network (AvON) conducted a council candidate survey, late August 2016. The Community Voice answers to the AvON questions posed are: 1. Do you support a multipurpose city-to-sea River Park? Yes, it will become a spectacular, diverse and sustainable asset for all of Waitaha Canterbury and Aotearoa New Zealand. 2. Do you…

Keep housing affordable

Housing costs are getting out of hand. Strategies to keep housing affordable for everyone are needed. Initiative to bulk supply entry level housing is missing from all levels of government, who too cruelly see housing as investment rather than human right. Council housing tenants need management that engages with them and cares for their situation,…

Water quality priority

Water supply disaster at Havelock North spotlights the thin line of regulatory protection for what we value most in Canterbury quality of life too – a pure water environment. So how do we preserve clean waters and improve them where they are compromised? Community Voice campaigns for election to Environment Canterbury now and this is why…

ECan / CCC campaign starts

With all the challenges Environment Canterbury faces we have decided to help them out. With your help, of course – a voting public can achieve just about anything, on a good day! We also have a Christchurch City Council campaign running for the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board. Watch our Candidates page for more information coming soon.. And…

Communities find feet

Central Canterbury communities have had a rough ride – earthquake upon earthquake, EQC and insurance battles with huge family stress – all on top of undermined democracy. Suburb by suburb people have found each other, as the main support in difficult times. Neighbourhood organisations are flourishing which characterises ground-up recovery. How can we carry this community strengthening forward, for safer and better…

Clean water environs

Our quality of life depends on natural resources we must care for collaboratively. Biodiversity and future promise depends on all this. Industrial pressure on aquifer and river water has reached a point where they compete with urban values in Christchurch. What we draw freely from taps, of very high grade, is finite. Sewage overflows are…

Diversity on Council

Christchurch is rich in cultural diversity and this is an increasing trend. Migration, especially of rebuild workers, continues as it has for centuries – our mix of peoples is our strength. Tangata whenua came first and will always hold that place of respect. The city authorities need to reflect the great mix of wonderful people…

Community resilience

Christchurch homes and communities have been through so much in the past six years, we have learnt to be prepared – as best we are able to under the circumstances. Community Voice promotes preparedness these ways: * Household emergency plans – know how to find each other easily and maintain basic supplies for at least…

Princess Margaret Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital closing is massive change for south Christchurch – a wide range of services and employment will be lost to the area, most moving east to Burwood Hospital. So what of this cherished landmark’s future in the community? Community Voice wants to see maximum possible south-city health service retention, especially in elder care….

2016 campaign site launch

Hi, this is where you can see community views we have heard and Community Voice policy and candidates to put bright ideas forward. More info to come. Feedback welcome. Kia ora, Talofa, Welcome! Contact: +64 03-332-1069 facebook.com/CommunityVoice.nz facebook.com/groups/CommunityVoice.nz twitter.com/CommunityVoiceZ