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To promote the sustainable development of the Lake Wairewa and Southern Bays catchments, plan, fund, develop and establish facilities which contribute to the social, cultural, environmental or economic wellbeing of residents or visitors to that area'.


Community Development Advisor – Banks Peninsula (Part Time)
Join our Banks Peninsula team, and be inspired by the people you work with, the community you serve, and the results and successes we share in together.
This is your opportunity to join our Community Governance Team on Banks Peninsula as a Community Development Advisor to help lead and support community development activities and programmes on Banks Peninsula working in partnership with communities.
About the role:
Working mainly from Little River and Akaroa, you will work alongside local community groups to support community driven initiatives which help build stronger and more resilient communities. You will target place making and capability development to address community aspirations, issues and change.
You will provide information and advice to community organisations and other stakeholders to help them understand and navigate local government, and facilitate partnerships between communities and Council which support self-sustaining communities.
You will provide professional advice and recommendations to decision-makers regarding the use and management of resources including the Council’s various Community Grants Schemes.
To meet the challenges of this role, you’ll have exceptional communication skills with proven experience in building and maintaining positive relationships. You will also be someone who can naturally recognise opportunities and develop pragmatic responses to community issues. You will be self-motivated and driven by your passion for the well-being of your community.
As a professional and collaborative individual you will be an ambassador for the Christchurch City Council working with community groups, elected members and government agencies. You will have a very high level of attention to detail, demonstrated experience in community development and working with a local authority or government/community organisation. Working with people from different cultures you will have a tertiary qualification in community or international development or other related fields.
This position will be based in Little River with offices also in Akaroa and Lyttelton.  Meetings in Christchurch are also required from time to time.
Be inspired by the work that you do every day. Join our team and make things happen.
Nga mihi
Penelope Goldstone
Manager Community Governance – Akaroa/Wairewa
Community Support, Governance and Partnerships Unit
DDI: 03 941 5689
Mobile: 027 706 9013
Christchurch City Council
Little River Service Centre

Full time position now available in the heart of Little River.  The position requires a handiperson, able to multi task, be versatile, energetic, cheerful, reliable, be physically fit and multiskilled.
The job entails approx 40 hrs, with some flexibility and occassionally weekend work.  In first instance contact Stuart 3251178.


Need too be good with kids, do not have to be a gymnastic as we have two coaches.

4 hours a week over the winter months (2 School Terms) 3hours Saturday morning plus 1 hour during the week.

Contact Alison Evans, Phone 3251 336 or email to discuss.

For our home in Montgomerys Road – approx 4 hours per week @ $20 hour, flexible.
Phone Jane 3251132


6304 – Governance Support Officer – Akaroa (3 months fixed term)

Here at the Council, our work is our community. We feel a strong sense of connection to our city, as we play a vital role in making it the place to be, now and in the future. Our diverse, fun team value and respect each other, and work together every day to serve the Christchurch community. Join our team, and become part of an organisation where we are strongly connected to each other, to our work, and to our city.

The Christchurch City Council Community Governance Teams work in partnership with communities. This is an opportunity to join our Banks Peninsula Team in Akaroa on a 3 month fixed term contract as a Governance Support Officer to provide support to the Community Board Advisor in the provision of advisory services to the Community Board and to support other members of the Community Governance Team in the delivery of their work in the area.

To be successful in this role you must be highly organised with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, task oriented, a quick learner and able to produce consistently high standards of work within tight timeframes. You will be an enthusiastic and energetic self-starter with a proven background in administration. You will show initiative, have excellent attention to detail and have great Microsoft computer skills.

Feel connected to your city. Join the team at Christchurch City Council.


For further details go to here


PurePods is a new business that has built an “all-­glass” luxury cabin in a beautiful, natural part of Banks Peninsula. Our guests are a mixture of local and international tourists who love
the isolation and peacefulness of the PurePod. Forward bookings are very strong so we are looking for another housekeeper to join our team of three. This is a role that is slightly different from normal! Along with our guests you will get to enjoy a 600m walk in through bush to get to work. We will train you in cleaning the PurePod.
Duties include:
● Changing linen and towels ● Washing dishes
● Cleaning floors and windows ● Transporting food (sometimes)
As a luxury destination there is a high standard of work required.
Hours of work are in the middle of the day, each shift is around 2 hours (including the walk).
Travel expenses are paid.

Contact: Ruth Shepherd Cell 027 378 6892 or email

 Little River Growers – are you interested in joining the Akaroa Farmers Market?

The Akaroa Farmers Market is open October to April every Saturday morning from 9.30 to 1pm in the Madeira Hotel car park in Akaroa.  You can go every week or intermittent days depending on what produce you have available.

Minimal charge is 10% of your takings up to a maximum of $20. Currently this charge goes back into the Akaroa community via Heartlands. If Little River area joins then they will discuss letting the money from this group come back to our community.

You can share tables if there are a few of you who have small amounts, which would decrease your travel and time.

There are tables and chairs available for customers to sit and eat if they wish. At the moment there are crepes and white bait patties.  An example of things sold is olives, smoked salmon, seasonal vegges, pickles.

If you want further info please contact Jan by email

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