Tuesday, May 28, 2024

New chair for Banks Peninsula community board

The new chair for Te Pataka ō Rakaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board says she plans to “keep tackling the big issues” facing her community.

Little River business owner, Lyn Leslie (pictured, centre) was elected uncontested as board chair on Monday, replacing former chair Reuben Davidson, who has stepped down from the role to run for central Government.

Mrs Leslie is the board member for the Wairewa Subdivision and was elected to the community board in 2022. She said she was enjoying her role as a board member and looking forward to her new responsibilities as board chair.

The board has just released its Community Board Plan 2023 – 2025.

“The board’s priorities are community development, flood mitigation and climate resilience. My focus is listening to the community so we can move forward together,” said Mrs Leslie.

She said her priority is to serve her community, through serving the community board.

Mrs Leslie has been a member of the Little River Wairewa Community Trust since 2018 and has a background in tourism and marketing and owns a marketing business based in Little River.

Mr Davidson is yet to resign his role as the Te Pataka ō Rakaihautū Banks Peninsula Community Board member for Lyttelton, Christchurch City Council said in a statement.

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