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New community centre opened

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Almost exactly one year after a simple sod-turning ceremony, Rarakau:Riccarton Centre was officially opened this afternoon.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, together with long-term Riccarton resident, Mary Narbey, and five-year-old Jack Snell, jointly cut the celebratory ribbon at a short ceremony attended by city councillors, community board members others who have been involved with the centre's development.

Catherine Chu to try for parliament

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Newly elected Christchurch City Councillor for Riccarton, Catherine Chu, has been chosen as the National Party candidate for the Lyttelton electorate in next year's general election. The seat is currently held by long-standing Labour MP Ruth Dyson, who is retiring.Ms Chu says if she is elected, she will vacate the city council seat, which will force a by-election.

Read more at https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/118177846/nats-approached-councillor-catherine-chu-for-port-hills-candidacy-in-april


Ken Carter, Community Constable, retires

Carter Stephenson 2After 25 years in the Police force, Community Constable Ken Carter – who had responsibility for the Riccarton area and Canterbury University – retired in November.

Born and raised in Ashburton, Ken (pictured at right) started as a beat constable in central Christchurch, then a response constable for 12 years. The remainder of his time has been as a community constable in the central city, Sydenham and finally Hornby, with responsibility also for the University of Canterbury. This has also included being active in the Riccarton area.

Riccarton roadworks to pause for Christmas

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Contractors will hit pause on the roadworks along Riccarton Road for six weeks starting from the beginning of December. The pause has been organised to allow Riccarton retailers a roadworks-free build up to Christmas.

Last term for Community Board chair Mike Mora

By Louis Day, Western News, November 12

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After 27 years serving on the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, this term will be Mike Mora’s last. He said this stint was about “handing over the torch” and continuing to serve the community.