Statement for the Christchurch Mail

A brief, 50-word statement about the importance of community boards and what you see as the most pressing issue for your area:

Community Boards represent, advocate for, and make decisions about their local community. A significant issue for the Papanui-Innes Board will be the need to work collaboratively with neighbouring boards where communities such as Belfast and St Albans will be split between multiple board areas following the representation review.