Riccarton Community Hub

What's happening in Riccarton, and where to find it

Election Candidates

John McNeil

The Wigram electorate -- which includes Riccarton -- is currently represented by Labour's Megan Woods, who won comfortably in the last election with a margin of 4,594. In 2017, Labour won the largest share of Wigram's party votes by a slim margin – 41.4% to National's 41.2%. Before Ms Woods, the seat was held by Jim Anderton of the Alliance and Progressive parties. Boundary changes this year mean the electorate now includes an area south of Hornby and Aidanfield, and no longer includes the Avonhead area.

Each voter has two votes in the election. The first is for the candidate you want to represent you in parliament. The second vote is for the party you would prefer to form the government. Not all parties have a candidate standing in the Wigram electorate. However, even if it has no candidate here, you can still vote for a party in your second vote.

Following is a list of parties and their Wigram candidates (if there is one).


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Rārākau: Riccarton Centre,
199 Clarence Street
11am – 2pm and 4pm – 7pm



Come along to ROAR and find out information on a variety of groups and services
See below for programme information

Increased housing density putting squeeze on Riccarton parking

The government has made a directive to increase housing density, which the Christchurch City Council is considering challenging, despite the prospect of a hard battle.

A member of the Hornby-Halswell-Riccarton Community Board, Helen Broughton, has been fighting for years to reduce the density, particularly in Riccarton.


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Want to start a new hobby or sport? How about joining a new group?
Come along to ROAR and find out information on a variety of services.
There will also be food, performances and activities.

Let's Make Riccarton Roar

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ROAR – Riccarton On A Roll – is a community expo being planned for the 22nd September, to showcase Riccarton activities and the wider Riccarton community.

The event – to be held at the new Rārākau: Riccarton Centre in Clarence St – is being planned by the City Council’s Community Development Workers, and is an opportunity for you to promote your organisation, showcase your activities and at the same time network with other groups in the community.