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

Craig has lived in the Richmond area for nearly 20 years and became involved with the RRBA during the residents meetings over roading issues in 2018.

He enjoys being active in the community, whether it be pulling weeds, understanding roading & access issues or working with others to help promote our awesome little patch of paradise.

 

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 as 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.

Rachel Crawford

Capacity Builder/ Secretary

Rachel is the newest member of the RRBA. She may be new to the role but not to the Richmond area and the community groups that make Richmond so special.

For nearly a decade she’s been interested in creating relationships in this area, by attending classes and events at Avebury House, attending RRBA meetings as a resident, and cheering on the Richmond Community Garden, and anything and everything Richmond.

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.

2022 Meeting Schedule

Due to the disruption of Covid-19 over the past couple of years we have decided to trial a new meeting schedule for 2022 to preserve the energy of all the wonderful volunteers involved in making Richmond such a great place to live.

Formal Meetings

Formal Meetings will be in February, May, August & November, on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 7pm at Avebury House. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for the agenda and speakers.

Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings will be in March, April, June, July, September, October & December on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm at The Richmond Club.

Our current working groups are:

  • Roading
  • Communications
  • Richmond Clean Ups
  • Richmond Village
  • Arts
  • and Parks

We welcome everyone to come and join out meetings and/or a working group if you prefer action rather than formal committee structure.

Email secretary@wearerichmond.co.nz with any enquiries

Minutes July 2022

  Minutes of the Meeting held over Zoom, Tuesday, 26 July, 2022   Present:  H.Guglietta (Chair), Committee Members: D.Duffy, Secretary: R. Crawford, Community Representatives: S.Holbrough, P. Cotter (C.C.C. Papanui Ward), Alexandra Davids    Apologies:...

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Minutes June 2022

  Minutes of the Meeting held at Richmond Club, Tuesday, 28 June, 2022   Present: M.James (Chair/Treasurer) Committee Members: C. Given, D.Duffy Secretary: R.Crawford   Apologies: G.Partridge, S.Holbrough, P.Cotter (C.C.C. Papanui Ward).   The...

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Minutes May 2022

Minutes of the Meeting held at Avebury House, Tuesday, 24 May, 2022   Present: M.James (Chair/Treasurer) Committee Members: C. Given, D.Duffy,  H.Guglietta Secretary: R. Crawford Residents: P. Boland Visitors: Toni Burnside (Banks Avenue School)   Apologies:...

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Minutes April 2022

Minutes of the Meeting held at Richmond Club, Tuesday, 22 March, 2022 Present: Committee:H.Guglietta (chair), M.James (treasurer)Committee Members: D.Duffy, C. Given, G. PartridgeCouncil Representatives: P. Cotter, A. Davids, S. Holbrough, D. SwiggsSecretary: R....

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Minutes March 2022

Minutes of the Meeting held at Richmond Club, Tuesday, 22 March, 2022 Present: Committee: H.Guglietta (chair), M.James (treasurer), C. Given. Secretary: R. Crawford Apologies: P. Cotter (C.C.C. Papanui Ward), David Duffey The Minutes of Previous Meeting were accepted....

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Minutes February 2022

Minutes of the Meeting held at Avebury House, Tuesday, 22 February, 2022 Present: Committee: H.Guglietta (chair), D.Duffy, (secretary), M.James (treasurer), J.McBride, C.Given Residents: R.Crawford Visitors: A.Davids (C.C.C. Central Ward) P. Cotter (C.C.C. Papanui...

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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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Minutes July 2020

Minutes of the Meeting held at Avebury House, Tuesday, 28 July, 2020 Present: Committee Members: V.Brown (chair), D.Duffy, (secretary), M.James (treasurer)C. Given, H.Guglietta, A.Hart, G.Partridge, A.Crook Residents: M.Keith, C.Paintin, S.Williams Visitors:...

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Minutes June AGM 2020

Richmond Resident’s and Business Association 2nd Annual General Meeting Held at Avebury House Tuesday 23 June, 2020   Present: V.Brown, A.Crook, C.Doig, D.Duffy, C.Given, H.Guglietta, A.Hart, J.Hawkey, M.James, D.Kolien, G.Partridge, D.Plesore, D.Swiggs,...

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2020 AGM CHAIR REPORT

AGM Report JUNE 2020 PO Box 26-097, Christchurch, 8013  secretary@wearerichmond.co.nz    Introduction:  The Richmond Resident and Business Association has had another successful year as an association of volunteers working together with council representatives to...

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Minutes May 2020

WE ARE RICHMOND (RICHMOND RESIDENTS’ & BUSINESS ASSOCIATION) Meeting Location and date: Tuesday 26th May, 2020, Via ZOOM Present: Committee: V.Ware (Chairperson), D.Duffy (secretary), M.James (treasurer), A.Crook, C.Given, H.Guglietta, A.Hart, J.McBride,...

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Current Projects

What is the RRBA working on at the moment?

Petrie Street Repair Update Week 12

Petrie Street Repair Update Week 12

The aim of the following week will be to complete the entire road excavation. Residents will be moved the West side of the street as we progress with the road construction on the East side. Last week the footpath contained too much moisture for Asphalt sealing, so we...

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Petrie Street Repair Update Week 11

Petrie Street Repair Update Week 11

This week sees two important milestones. The connection of the water main on North Avon Road and commencing the road construction. The road construction is key to delivering the project on time so expect some additional resource to arrive to site to help with these...

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Petrie Street Repair Update Week 8

Petrie Street Repair Update Week 8

As most residents on our street are aware we had anticipated changing our traffic management arrangement this week to help shorten our programme of works. Unfortunately other traffic arrangements in the area has meant we need to put this approach on hold for another...

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Petrie Street Repair Update Week 7

Petrie Street Repair Update Week 7

Main aim for week 7 is to allow the watermain advance towards Randall. Having lost one day to rain last week we are anticipating laying the new pipe up to property No.32. The watermain is welded into “strings” each 36m long. We will endeavour to keep them from your...

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Petrie Street Repair Update Week 6

Petrie Street Repair Update Week 6

Firstly, I would like to thank the residents for their help and support during week 5 which allowed us to pour the first section of new kerb and channel. It’s always a day of significant disruption and the residents were very helpful and supportive during this...

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Petrie Street Repair Update Week 4

Petrie Street Repair Update Week 4

Week four sees us getting closer to the end of the street with the Stormwater drainage. The final 80 metres of this pipeline is reinforced concrete so this takes a bit longer as there’s some added detailing involved and concrete pouring around the pipe. Nevertheless,...

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Chrystal Street Repair Update Planting

Chrystal Street Repair Update Planting

From Liam Cai, ISAAC Project Manager: Our landscaping contractor plans to complete the berm and hydroseed today on 2 August. However, due to the wet weather and saturated soil, we have to delay the tree planting when we assess the soil dampness. Currently we’ve...

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Chrystal Street Repair Update Week 9

Chrystal Street Repair Update Week 9

Please find the attached week 9 work plan and key dates and impact below. As we have completed the chipseal last week, 95% of the work is now completed. The remaining work is footpath, berm, landscaping and linemarking which will be completed over the next two to...

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Petrie Street Repair Update Week 3

Petrie Street Repair Update Week 3

Week 3 see’s our drainage team pass the 50% complete mark for the new stormwater line. The team will continue straight down Petrie toward No.13. At times this will involve trenching past residents driveways so expect a knock from our friendly staff the evening or...

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Chrystal Street Repair Update Week 8

Chrystal Street Repair Update Week 8

Week 8 work plan and the key dates and impact below. We are planning for chipseal tomorrow but will make the final decision in the morning based on the ground temperature and weather forecast. Most of the construction will be finished after the chipseal, we will ramp...

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Contact

Get in touch with us.

Mail us:
PO Box 26115
North Avon
CHRISTCHURCH 8013