Aaron Campbell - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Board

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Aaron Campbell - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Board
Kilsythe Place
Bishopdale
4 days ago

Waimakariri Stopbank upgrade completion- a success story

Aaron Campbell from Aaron Campbell - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Board

Today we celebrated success.
ECan and the Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri councils celebrated the completion of the stopbank upgrades that have been in planning and construction for about 15 years, it came in under time and under the $40m budget. They protect over $8Billion of infrastructure … View more
Today we celebrated success.
ECan and the Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri councils celebrated the completion of the stopbank upgrades that have been in planning and construction for about 15 years, it came in under time and under the $40m budget. They protect over $8Billion of infrastructure and assets and are engineered to handle a 6500 cumec (flood) event- that is big! There were initial stopbanks built from the 1930s but the 1956 flood taught a hard lesson for our city. In the 2000s river engineers took another look and it was decided that we needed further protection.
As a community board member for Harewood, I've been part of the river rating committee that spans the regional council and territorial authorities. It has been a fantastic experience with great management of the project by probably the best river engineers and a number of construction firms.

To give you an idea of how big of a deal this was, present were our three Mayors- Dalziel, Broughton and Ayers, ECan council and three Crown Ministers- Nania Mahuta - Min of Local Govt, James Shaw- Min of Climate Change and Peeni Henare- Min. of Civil Defence jointly dubbed the Ministers of Resilience by Mayor Dalziel.

15 days ago

Million meters planting at Jellie Park

Aaron Campbell from Aaron Campbell - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Board

A wonderful turnout of public and the Alsco team at this event organized by Million meters and Conservation volunteers.
2000 plants going in over next little while on the banks of the Waiarapa Stream

16 days ago

UC Students Assoc. building Haere-roa opening

Aaron Campbell from Aaron Campbell - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Board

As a community board member, I was one of a number of elected reps to be invited to the opening of the UCSA building Haere-roa (Longest stream or Long wanderer). The name has been gifted to the UCSA by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and is linked to the Ōtākaro Avon River, which flows past the … View moreAs a community board member, I was one of a number of elected reps to be invited to the opening of the UCSA building Haere-roa (Longest stream or Long wanderer). The name has been gifted to the UCSA by mana whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and is linked to the Ōtākaro Avon River, which flows past the UCSA site.
The new building includes student welfare and advocacy spaces, an outdoor amphitheatre overlooking the Ōtakaro Avon River, as well as club, meeting, hospitality, office and event spaces.
A key feature is the new Ngaio Marsh Theatre and Performance Centre, a flexible space capable of hosting 300 people seated or 1,000 people standing. As well as being used for student performances and concerts, it will provide a central space that the UCSA’s 130 affiliated clubs and societies can use for meetings and events. The local community will also be able to enjoy the new Ngaio Marsh Theatre, whether it’s watching a show, attending a concert or using the space for a community event when students are not on campus.

31 days ago

explosion in Northwood- community welfare update

Aaron Campbell from Aaron Campbell - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Board

If residents of Northwood want a place to check in a register with Police for updates, please go to the Styx Mill Country Club.
I have been on site for the past few hours with 50+ residents coming by who have all been affected.
I am especially concerned about the socially isolated and the … View more
If residents of Northwood want a place to check in a register with Police for updates, please go to the Styx Mill Country Club.
I have been on site for the past few hours with 50+ residents coming by who have all been affected.
I am especially concerned about the socially isolated and the physically less abled in the community.

If you have animals directly affected by the incident please call council on 03 941 8999, the Animal Mgmt Unit will do their best to care for dogs, the SPCA have offered assistance with all other animals.

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31 days ago

explosion in Northwood

Aaron Campbell from Aaron Campbell - Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Board

I understand an explosion has taken place in Northwood. Emergency services have responded and have blocked off the scene.
Please give them the space to operate in and not to go to the area if at all possible.
Please check on your friends, family and relatives in the area to ensure they are safe

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