Shirish Paranjape, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

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Shirish Paranjape, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board
93 Apsley DriveAvonheadChristchurch 8042
3 days ago

Hagley Oval lights

Shirish Paranjape from Shirish Paranjape, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

For those who have a strong opinion one way or another, here is your chance to have your say on the proposed lights at Hagley Oval.
Consultations open now till 18 Nov 2019. All details are on council website. There is also a chance to talk to the team and find out exactly where each lighting tower… View more
For those who have a strong opinion one way or another, here is your chance to have your say on the proposed lights at Hagley Oval.
Consultations open now till 18 Nov 2019. All details are on council website. There is also a chance to talk to the team and find out exactly where each lighting tower is proposed to go and ask the team any questions you might have. [4th Nov, 6.30 pm]
[My note: 18 Nov is the day after a 3-day long show weekend. Therefore, please put your submissions in before the show weekend.]
Picture courtesy: Christchurch City Council

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6 days ago

Fun with numbers - local elections

Shirish Paranjape from Shirish Paranjape, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

I was playing with some numbers, so thought I will share here - for those keen. This is just for fun, not a scientific analysis!

All three councillors from Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood received in excess of 70% votes; hence clear margin over rivals. On the other hand, the closest race was in … View more
I was playing with some numbers, so thought I will share here - for those keen. This is just for fun, not a scientific analysis!

All three councillors from Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood received in excess of 70% votes; hence clear margin over rivals. On the other hand, the closest race was in Halswell where the two top candidates have 3756 and 3580 votes (less than 200 margin).

Cr. Aaron Keown got more votes as a Council candidate (5309) than as a Community Board candidate (4605). On the other hand, Cr. Catherine Chu got less votes as a Council Candidate (2392) than as a Community Board candidate (2779).

Perhaps Gamal Fouda (Community Board - Riccarton) is the 'luckiest' candidate - getting elected with 'just' 1113 votes. This is because the top ranked Community Board candidate also won as a Councillor, hence 'vacated' the Community Board member seat.

Christchurch had 41.07% voter return. The wards with highest voter turnout are: Banks Peninsula (52.7%), Cashmere (48.85%) and Fendalton (47.57%); while the least turnout was at Linwood (33.23%), Central (33.43%), Riccarton (35.30%).

19 days ago

My message in Western News and Nor'West News of 1 Oct 2019

Shirish Paranjape from Shirish Paranjape, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

My message to the voters appears alongside others' - in Western News and Nor'West News of 1 Oct 2019.
As of 30th September, 7.42% of the 15893 enrolled voters in Waimairi ward have voted, compared to 8.07% over entire Christchurch. Just about a week remains to post those envelopes!

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23 days ago

Long post: Community Newsletter

Shirish Paranjape from Shirish Paranjape, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Matthew 5:16 Art Exhibition
Friday 27 September, Starting at 7pm - free admission, The Arts Centre, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
This exhibition includes art from local Bryndwr youth. There will be a silent auction so you could take those pieces you like home with you.
Contact … View more
Matthew 5:16 Art Exhibition
Friday 27 September, Starting at 7pm - free admission, The Arts Centre, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
This exhibition includes art from local Bryndwr youth. There will be a silent auction so you could take those pieces you like home with you.
Contact sandra.turner@aotawhiti.school.nz

Food Fair and Open Day
Saturday 28 September, 11:00am to 2:00pm, at Christchurch Chinese Church 286 Greers Road Bryndwr
Come down and celebrate the Christchurch Chinese Church’s 30th Anniversary. Asian foods and crafts, free bouncy castle, face painting, ‘pre-loved’ toys sale. All welcome. Click here to find out more, including other 30th anniversary celebrations.

Tsunami Siren Test,Sunday 29 September, 11am
The sirens, which are located along the coastline between Brooklands and Taylors Mistake, will sound for up to three minutes as part of a bi-annual exercise that checks they are operating correctly. People should not be alarmed to hear the sirens going off and don’t need to evacuate. This is a routine test of the siren warning system and good reminder to people in coastal and riverside areas that they should have an evacuation plan in place, so that everyone in the family knows what to do and where to go if there is a tsunami evacuation.

School holiday fun at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora
Monday 30 September to Sunday 13 October, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard
Spring into action with school holiday fun at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora! There are loads of exciting activities to choose from, including dance, crafts, theatre, music, writing, films and more. Many of the activities are free, koha or low-cost. Find a list of activities here.

Also check out the Holiday fun zone from 10am to 5pm at the North Quad. Chase bubbles, play lawn games, have a go on the community piano, and lounge on bean bags in between school holiday events.

Age Concern Canterbury Positive Ageing Expo
Monday 30 September, 9am to 2.30pm, Papanui High School, Langdons Road
Free event celebrating the International Day of the Older Person. There will be exhibits, displays and entertainment. Don’t forget to use your Goldcard on the buses. Onsite gold coin parking. For more information contact Age Concern Canterbury Ph 366 0903 or keep updated on Facebook.

Working with Addiction with CALD Clients
This is a new online course launching on 30 September. The aim is to provide strategies for managing cross-cultural issues during the engagement, assessment, and treatment processes in an addiction context when working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients and their families from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds. The online study can be self-paced and learners have 60 days to complete the course. To read more and to register: www.ecald.com...

JOLT Biennial 2019 Show
1 October (7pm), and 2 October (10.30am and 7pm), Aurora Centre Burnside High
120 dancers of all ages and abilities celebrating diversity and difference. With guest musicians from CSO, no pre show bookings, plenty of seating, cost is cash donation to support the work. To read more: www.joltdance.co.nz...

This newsletter in brief is bought to you by the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Governance Team, part of the Community Support, Governance and Partnerships Unit.

25 days ago

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce Candidate's survey

Shirish Paranjape from Shirish Paranjape, Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce sent a questionnaire to candidates running in the local election. Some of them responded. My responses are in the attachment.
[It says Mayoral Candidate Survey Response for everyone, even those like me not running to be the Mayor!]

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