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Community Garden has helped transform Riccarton

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A tribute to the transformation that the Riccarton West Community Garden has helped bring about in the local area was paid by MP Megan Woods at the official opening of Te Pataka, Riccarton West Community Pantry, on 6th June. The MP said that when she was elected in 2011, this part of Riccarton was seen as one of the most disconnected areas of Christchurch. Now it has become one of the areas with life.

Law Change Reinforces City Council Community Focus

John McNeil

andrew turnerChristchurch’s Acting Mayor Andrew Turner is welcoming changes to the Local Government Act that reinforce the role of councils in promoting community wellbeing.

The Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill passed its third and final reading in Parliament last night, effectively reinstating the four aspects of community well-being – social, economic, environmental and cultural – into the Local Government Act.