Richmond Residents & Business Association

The Richmond Residents and Business Association grew out of the need for locals to have more say in what was happening to our suburb.

The community has had to endure many disruptive events after the Red Zone changes: EQC issues; as is where is houses; poorly executed roading projects impacting our central business area; prolonged Dudley Creek remediation taking 18 months longer than expected; the MOE decisions to close schools; and the installation of inappropriate Housing New Zealand developments.

The collective impact of these events eventually prompted the community to stand up and state that they had had enough.

Our purpose is to:

  1. To establish a progressive and collaborative relationship with National and Local Government bodies and their subsidiaries.
  2. To actively promote projects which enhance the quality of the residents’ and business communities’ lives in the Richmond area.
  3. To provide a forum for the consideration and development and advancement of ideas which meet 1 and 2 above.

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, at 7:30pm.

We welcome and encourage any residents, landowners and business owners with interests in Richmond to come along.

Meet our Committee Members

Craig Given

Member

 

David Duffy

Secretary

David has lived in Richmond for over 50 years and is passionate about getting the current roading issues completed and the cones out of our suburb. David has extensive experience in strategic planning which is a great asset to our team.

Murray James

Treasurer

Murray has a long established business history, owning a number of businesses in and around the construction industry. He has a long family association with the Richmond area and loves living in the suburb. His accounting background brings a much-needed resource to our association.

Greg Partridge

Member

A fairly recent addition to the Richmond Community after having become a Red Zone refugee from the stretch of Avonside Drive just down stream from Stanmore Road, Greg is passionate about Christchurch neighbourhoods retaining amenity, character, and a livable environment where residents are connected to nature with established trees being retained.
A keen gardener, Greg is currently landscaping his property with 100% natives, with the exception of homegrown vegetables.

 

Hayley Guglietta

Member

Hayley is a 20 year plus Richmond Local and runs her business from Richmond, Hayley is on the board of two local organisations Avebury House and The Richmond Community Garden. She sees Richmond as a great place to live it is close to the city, within walking distance of the river and can only see more people wanting to live here once the proposed green zone regeneration takes place.

Jen McBride

Member

Jen is a designer and proud resident of Richmond. As an RRBA member and a Trust member of the Richmond Community Garden, she looks forward to being involved in projects in her community.

RRBA Meetings

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month. We welcome and encourage any residents, landowners and business owners with interests in Richmond to come along.

Next Meeting

7pm

28th of September 2021

at Richmond Club

Minutes August 2021

Meeting held via Zoom, 24 August, 2021. The following committee members attended: D.Duffy (chair), H.Guglietta, C.Given, J.McBride, M.James and  D.Swiggs. There was one apology: G.Partridge. Meeting Report: Finance: Outstanding payments to J.McBride ($1345.00) and...

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Minutes June AGM 2021

Date 22 June 2021Start 7pmFinish 9.55pmChair Vicki BrownLocation Avebury HousePresentCommittee: Name Role Hayley Guglietta Committee Member Murray James Treasurer Angela Hart Committee Member Greg Partridge Committee Member Vicki Brown President / Chair Craig Given...

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Minutes May 2021

Date 25 May 2021Start 7pmFinish 9.45pmChair Vicki BrownLocation Avebury HousePresentCommittee: Name Role Hayley Guglietta Committee Member Murray James Treasurer Angela Hart Committee Member Greg Partridge Committee Member Vicki Brown President / Chair  ...

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Minutes April 2021

Date 27 April 2021Start 7pmFinish 9.45pmChair Vicki BrownLocation Avebury HousePresentCommittee: Name Role David Duffy Secretary Murray James Treasurer Angela Hart Committee Member Jen McBride Committee Member Greg Partridge Committee Member Vicki Brown President /...

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Minutes March 2021

Meeting minutes 23rd March 2021 Present: Committee: V.Brown, D.Duffy, C.Given, H.Guglietta, A.HartD. Swiggs (Richmond Activator) Residents: R.Crawford Apologies:  J.McBride, M.James, P.Cotter, R.Faimolo, S.Holbrough Minutes of the Previous Meeting – accepted:...

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Minutes February 2021

Minutes of the Meeting held at Avebury House, Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 Present: Committee: V.Brown, D.Duffy, C.Given, H.Guglietta, A.Hart, J.McBride, D. Swiggs (Richmond Activator) City Council: A.Davids, S.Holbrough  Residents: B.Clarke, R.Crawford, S.Langley, S....

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Minutes January 2021

Minutes of the Meeting held at Avebury House, Tuesday, 26 January, 2021 Present: Committee: V.Brown, D.Duffy, C.Given, H.Guglietta, M.James. City Council: Y. Johannson,  R.Faimalo, B. Winder, K. McRae Residents: C. Doig, P. Boland, R. Thomson, B. Rogers, J....

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Minutes November 2020

Minutes of the Meeting held at Avebury House, Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 Present: Committee: V.Brown, D.Duffy, C.Given, H.Guglietta, A.Hart, M.James, J.McBride, G.Partridge Methodist Mission Housing: D.Kolien. City Council: S.Holbrough  Residents: S.Arrow, R.Crawford,...

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Minutes October 2020

Minutes of the Meeting held at Avebury House, Tuesday, 27 October, 2020 Present: Committee: V.Brown, D.Duffy, C.Given, H.Guglietta, A.Hart, M.James, G.Partridge Methodist Mission Housing: J.Hawkey, D.Kolien. City Council: A.Davids (Community Board), R.Faimalo,...

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Current Projects

What is the RRBA working on at the moment?

Methodist Mission Social Housing Units in Guild St

Methodist Mission Social Housing Units in Guild St

There are now 11 homes tenanted with more tenants moving in soon. Currently there are 42 people living at the complex. The Methodist Mission Social Housing staff want to pass on their thanks to the local community for the way they have largely made the new residents...

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Contact

Get in touch with us.

Mail us:
PO Box 26115
North Avon
CHRISTCHURCH 8013