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Welcome to our September newsletter

We've pulled together a selection of news and information for our Banks Peninsula community. Enjoy your read and thank you for your continued interest in the Banks Peninsula Community Board.

More Dog Signs at the Lyttelton Recreation Ground

Due to the continued issue of dogs fouling at the Lyttelton Recreation Ground, the Reserve Management Committee for the grounds asked Council to place three new dog signs to remind people to be responsible dog owners.

A cruise ship in the harbour

Cruise ships berthing in Akaroa will contribute more this summer towards the costs of maintaining the area’s public amenities.


Christchurch City Council has decided to add an ‘amenity cost contribution’ to its cruise ship fees this summer, meaning overall fees for berthing in Akaroa Harbour will increase by nine per cent.


The fee increase is designed to help the Council recoup more of the additional costs it incurs due to increased demand on the region’s public amenities, like toilets, during the cruise season. Read more on Newsline.

Feedback pours in for Naval Point development options

There’s been a fantastic response to our call for feedback from the public on Naval Point Development options. The opportunity to provide feedback closed on Sunday 28 July, with more than 300 people, groups and organisations taking the time to submit their comments, and we thank all those who took part.


This is the first of two rounds of public consultation that are being done on the development of Naval Point. Read more here.


Council has received an application from Lyttelton Port Company for landuse consents to enable the establishment and operation of port activities on reclaimed land at Te Awaparahi Bay, at the eastern end of Lyttelton Port. Consultation is open until 20 September 2019.


Cressy Terrace earthquake repairs

The retaining wall and tennis courts at Cressy Terrace are getting a new lease on life, with construction now underway on the retaining wall. The Cressy Terrace Tennis Court renewal will follow on after the retaining wall work has been completed. 


Hospitality and retail establishments will soon be breathing life into The Woolstore development at Lyttelton’s Te Ana Marina.


The Peebles Group, which has played a major role in the revitalization of Christchurch’s city centre with developments like the Little High restaurant complex and the soon to be opened Riverside farmers’ market, has committed to working with Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) to activate the unique waterfront site. Read more on Newsline.

Big Belly Bins

Following the successful advocacy of the community and Board, the Council received $86,790 from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund for installation of Big Belly Bins on Banks Peninsula.


These will reduce the number of rubbish bins the Peninsula and stop overflowing bins. The Board will approve the location of the bins for Akaroa, Little River and Naval Point. For more details see here.


Diamond Harbour Library will be open six days a week from Monday, 26 August. The library – also known as Te Kete Wānanga o Waipapa – in Waipapa Avenue will also be open for longer on Fridays (2pm to 6pm) and Saturdays (10am to 1pm). Read more on Newsline.

Slip closes Jetty Road, halts foreshore track wastewater works

The lower section of Jetty Road in Governors Bay has been closed to vehicles, after cracking on the road showed movement of the slope below.


Cracking appeared on the road here earlier in the year, and as a precaution, one lane of the road was closed to keep traffic away from the unstable slope. A geotechnical expert who has been monitoring the area has noted the cracks have worsened, likely due to recent rainfall, and recommended immediate closure of Jetty Road from the intersection of Cresswell Avenue down to the water.


The road is still open to foot traffic at this stage. Work will now begin assessing the land movement and road condition to work out what the next steps will be. The proposed upcoming wastewater works along the foreshore track have been postponed while these assessments are underway. We will keep you and the community informed of any updates.

Little River traffic and parking improvements

Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula Community Board has approved a number of traffic and parking improvements for Little River, including designated parking for buses and 3D speed humps. These improvements are outcomes of the Little River Big Ideas community led plan.

Community unites for Cass Bay tree planting

51 native trees have been planted in Cass Bay in member of those who lost their lives in the March 15 mosque attacks.


In July, around one hundred locals and people affected by the attacks came together at Pony Point for the planting ceremoony.


Nine year old Harry Tayler from Cass Bay was very unset when his 14 year old friend Saayad Milne, a resident of Corsair Bay, was killed and wanted to do something for him. He collected $420 to buy trees to create a "forest of colour" and in consultation the Cass Bay Reserves Management Committee, a secluded, peaceful spot was chosen which has beautiful views of the Harbour and is visible from both Cass and Corsair Bays.


Saayad's favourite colour was yellow so many of the trees are kowhai. It is a Muslim belief that Allah said that a gift should continue giving and planting a tree will provide food for birds and shelter for those who sit under it. All the trees were chosen because they attract birds. Many of the Muslim community attending had not planted trees before but joined in enthusiastically, with committee members help. They included members from The Active Muslim Explorers Rising Leaders and Cashmere Soccer team - groups Saayad was part of.


The Canterbury University Muslim Student Association provided a delicious halal sausage sizzle and the Committee provided baking and refreshments.


There was a wonderful feeling of communities coming together with lots of smiles, hugs and a few tears during this memorable event.


Lyttelton-based artist Bill Hammond, best known for his hauntingly beautiful half-human, half-bird creatures, is exhibiting at Christchurch Art Gallery until 19 January 2020.


Hundreds of messages and mementoes left as tributes following the 15 March mosque attacks will be displayed at Christchurch Art Gallery on the six-month anniversary of the tragedy. Tributes of Aroha will be open to the public from 5.30pm on Friday 13 September and during the weekend of 14 and 15 September. Read more on Newsline.

Lace up your shoes for Walking Festival

Get ready to stride into spring by booking your spot for The Breeze Walking Festival.

Festival programmes will be available at Christchurch City Council libraries and Service Centres or online from 19 August.


Among this year’s festival highlights are several family friendly feature walks, including a Dogs’ Day Out in the Zone on 29 September, Gruffalo Explorers (2 October), The Generation Game at Travis Wetland (6 October), Pukeko Stomp (8 October) and Adventure on Te Ara Ihutai Christchurch Coastal Pathway (13 October). The Lyttelton Antarctic Heritage Walk will take place on 13th October and the Blast from the Past on Ōtamahua Quail Island on the 9th October.


The Mayoralty and all 16 Christchurch City Council seats will be contested in October’s local body elections. Read more on Newsline.


About 45 tonnes of soft plastics are ending up at Christchurch’s EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled. Watch the video or read more on Newsline.

Community Funding

In the last month, the Board granted the following:


  • $172,670 to 22 community groups and organisations from its Strengthening Communities Fund to strengthen community wellbeing on Banks Peninsula.
  • Funding for two young people towards attending the Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School Senior Drama Camp from its Youth Development Fund.
  • $2,000 for ANZAC Day Services and $3,000 for the Board’s Summer with your Neighbours project from its Discretionary Response Fund.
  • $1,000 from its 2019/20 Discretionary Response Fund to The Akaroa Gallery Inc. towards advertising for the Kelliher Art Trust Touring Exhibition.

For more info on the purpose of these funds, please see here.

Report an issue to the Council

Is there a large pothole in the road? Does a street rubbish bin need to be emptied?


Please contact the Council if there are any issues or problems that need to be fixed.


You can log a report online or contact the Council on 03 941 8999.


It is important that you let the Council know so that any problems are dealt with promptly.

Alcohol licence notification

Public notices for all applications in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula can be found here.

Have your say

Check here to have a say on proposals for the city.

Capital Work in our area

All capital work information can be found here.

Meeting schedule

Meeting start: 10am.

Expected end: 12.30pm.


Lyttelton Community Boardroom, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton


Start time: 10am
Expected end time: 12.30pm



Akaroa Sports Complex, Akaroa Recreation Ground, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

Contact the Banks Peninsula Community Board

Pam Richardson

Akaroa Subdivision


03 304 6825
027 447 8551

PO Box 73028
Christchurch 8541


Tyrone Fields
Deputy Chairperson
Lyttelton Subdivision


021 100 4590


PO Box 73028
Christchurch 8154


Janis Haley

Board Member

Akaroa Subdivision


03 304 8517
027 217 1626


PO Box 73028
Christchurch 8154


Felix Dawson
Board member

Mount Herbert Subdivision


03 329 4302
021 174 6624


PO Box 73028
Christchurch 8154


John McLister
Board member

Mount Herbert Subdivision


027 890 0308

PO Box 73028
Christchurch 8154


Tori Peden
Board Member

Wairewa Subdivision


021 295 0264


PO Box 73028
Christchurch 8154


Jed O'Donaghue

Board Member




027 485 6723


PO Box 73028

Christchurch 8154


Andrew Turner
Deputy Mayor

Banks Peninsula Ward


021 159 3100


PO Box 73016
Christchurch 8154

If you want to get in touch with the Board or have any questions, please contact

Liz Carter - Community Board Advisor
(03) 941 5682 / 027 281 4835



Penelope Goldstone - Manager Community Governance (Akaroa/Wairewa)
(03) 941 5689 / 027 706 9013



Joan Blatchford - Manager Community Governance (Banks Peninsula/Lyttelton)


(03) 941 5643 / 027 334 9471

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