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 at 7pm on the 4th Tuesday of every month at either Avebury House (9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave), the Richmond Club (75 London Street), or Riverlution Eco Hub (46A Vogel Street). See more details below on the location of our next meeting.

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

Chairperson

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.

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.

Chris Carter

Member

Chris has lived in Christchurch for 63 years and has been a business owner (Alpha Preschool) in Richmond for 25 years. He has lived in Shirley since 2011. He was an Ara tutor in Automotive Engineering from 2002 – 2014,

Liesbeth Van bruchem

Member

Liesbeth emigrated from The Netherlands at the end of 1998 and has lived in Richmond ever since.

Even during the 3 year period she had to live in Woolston, after having relocated and renovated their earthquake-damaged bungalow and before their new house was built, Liesbeth was in Richmond every day and she is passionate about making her neighbourhood clean, green and friendly.

Rachel Crawford

Capacity Builder/ Secretary

For nearly a decade Rachel has been interested in creating relationships in Richmond, 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.

She feels honoured to make connections in the community through her Capacity Builder role in the last year and a half, and also as secretary.

If you see her in the community, come and say hi, and let her know how you can make Richmond a better place to live too.

2024 Meeting Schedule

Meetings

Working Group Meetings will be the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm at various Richmond locations. Please check our facebook page for the most up-do-date information.

23 January Avebury House 

27 February Avebury House 

26 March Avebury House 

28 May Avebury House 

25 June Avebury House 

 

Our current working groups are:

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

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

Email secretary@wearerichmond.co.nz with any enquiries

Minutes March 2024

Meeting held at Avebury House Tuesday, 26 March 2024   Present: Committee Members: C. Carter, R. Crawford, M. James, C. Given, L. van Bruchem,    Residents: E. van Bruchem, N. Sole Apologies:  Holbrough, D. Duffy, B. Allen, R. Davidson, P. Cotter Minutes...

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Minutes February 2024

Meeting held at Avebury House Tuesday, 27 February 2024 Present:Committee Members: C. Carter, D. Duffy, H. Guglietta (Chair), L. van Bruchem, R. Crawford, C. GivenGovernment Representatives: J. McLellan (Councillor, Central Ward), J. Miller (Community Board,...

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Minutes January 2024

Meeting held at Avebury House Tuesday, 23 January 2024   Present:M. James, B. Allen, C. Carter, R. Taylor, H. Guglietta, L. van Bruchem, R. Crawford Council Representative: S. Holbrough Apologies: M. Adams, P. Cotter, C. Given, J. McLellan, D. Duffy, E. van...

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Minutes November 2023

Meeting Minutes Meeting held at Petrie Park Planting BBQ Tuesday, 21 November, 2023 Present:  Committee: D.Duffy (chair), H.Guglietta, R.Crawford, L. van Bruchem, C.Carter, M.James, C.Given City Council: S.Britten (Waipapa, Papanui, Innes, Central Community Board)...

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Minutes October 2023

Meeting held at Avebury House 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue Tuesday, 24 October, 2023 Present: Committee Members: H. Guglietta (Guest Chairperson), R. Crawford, L. Van Bruchem, R. Taylor, C. Carter, M. James Council Representatives: S. Holbrough Visitors: Apologies:...

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Minutes September 2023

Meeting held at Avebury House 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue Tuesday, 26 September, 2023 Present: Committee Members: R. Crawford, R. Taylor, C. Given, C.Carter Visitors: C. Doig (Guest Chairperson), A. Clifford, M. Adams Apologies: H. Guglietta, D. Duffy, P. Cotter, B....

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Minutes August 2023

Meeting held at Avebury House 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue Tuesday, 22 August, 2023   Present:  Committee Members:  M. James (Guest Chairperson), R. Crawford, R. Taylor, H. Guglietta, C. Given, L. van Bruchem  Visitors: E. van Bruchem, W. Robinson, P. Gledhill, M....

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Minutes AGM July 2023

Annual General Meeting  held at Avebury House 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue Tuesday, 25 July, 2023   Welcome   Apologies: C. Given, E. Nourish, P. Cotter, B. Allen, E. van Bruchem, S. Gautam, P. Boland, D. Swiggs (D. Duffy/ M. James), J. McBride - all apologies...

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Minutes June 2023

Meeting to be held at Avebury House 9 Evelyn Cousins Avenue Tuesday, 27 June, 2023 Present: D.Duffy (chair), C.Given, C. Carter, R. Taylor, J. McBride, H.Guglietta, M.James, E. Brucham, S.Holbrough, J.Miller Apologies: R.Crawford Minutes of Previous Meeting  Finance:...

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Minutes May 2023

Meeting held at Riverlution Eco Hub Tuesday, 23 May, 2023   Present:  Committee Members:  D. Duffy, R. Taylor, R. Crawford, C. Carter, C. Given  Council Representatives:  Visitors:  L van Bruchem, M. Adams, B. Allen Apologies:  M. James, J. Miller, H. Guglietta,...

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Minutes April 2023

Meeting held at Avebury House Tuesday, 25 April, 2023   Present:  Committee Members:  D. Duffy, C. Carter, R. Taylor, R. Crawford, C. Given, H. Guglietta Council Representatives:  Visitors:  B. Allen, E. van Bruchem, L. van Bruchem Apologies:  S. Holbrough, M....

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Minutes March 2023

Meeting held at Avebury House Tuesday, 28 March, 2023   Present:  Committee Members:  D. DuffyC. Carter, R. Taylor, J. McBride, R. Crawford Council Representatives:  Visitors:  R. Taylor, L. Brucham, E. Brucham Apologies:  C.Given, P. Cotter, S. Holbrough, M....

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Minutes February 2023

Meeting held at Pareawa Banks Avenue School, 7pm, Tuesday, 28 February, 2023 Present:  Committee Members: M. James, D. Duffy, R. Crawford, C. Carter, C.Given, H.Guglietta Council Representatives: J. Miller, S. Holbrough Visitors:  C. Doig, F. Browne, S. Eagle, T....

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Minutes January 2023

Meeting held at Richmond Club, Tuesday, 31 January, 2023   Present:  Committee Members: M. James, D. Duffy, R. Crawford, C. Carter, C.Given Visitors: E. Rowell, S. Holbrough, R. Taylor Apologies: M. Adams   Minutes of Previous Meeting    Finance:  ...

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Minutes October 2022

Meeting MinutesMeeting held at Richmond Club, Tuesday, 25 Oct, 2022Present:Committee Members: H. Guglietta, M. James, D. Duffy, R. Crawford, C. CarterVisitors: J. Miller, J. McLellan, M. AdamsApologies: S. Holborough, C.Given, S. Gautam Minutes of Previous Meeting...

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Minutes September 2022

Minutes of the Meeting held at Richmond Club, Tuesday, 27 Sept, 2022 Present: D.Duffy (chair)Committee Members: J.McBride, C.Carter, H.GugliettaSecretary: R.CrawfordResidents: M.Adams, H.BakerApologies: C.Given, M.James, S.McPaikeThe Minutes of Previous Meeting were...

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Minutes November 2022

    Meeting held at Richmond Club, Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2022   Present:  Committee Members: M. James, D. Duffy, R. Crawford, C. Carter, C.Given Visitors: S. Holborough, E. van Bruchem, L. van Bruchem, R. Taylor Apologies: S. Gautam, H. Guglietta, M. Adams, J....

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Minutes August AGM 2022

  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  RICHMOND RESIDENTS’ and BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 30 AUGUST, 7.00 p.m. at AVEBURY HOUSE   PRESENTCommittee–Hayley Guglietta, Murray James, David Duffy, Jen McBride (online), Craig GivenResidents– Deon Swiggs, Cheryl Doig, Karl Pado...

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Minutes August 2022

  Minutes of the Meeting held at Avebury House, Tuesday, 23 August, 2022   Present: D.Duffy (chair), M.James (treasurer) Committee Members: C. Given, J. McBride Secretary: R. CrawfordResidents: C. Doig, M. Adams, S. McPaike, C. Carter   Apologies:...

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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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Current Projects

What is the RRBA working on at the moment?

Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 11

Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 11

Traffic: Nicholls Street, Road closure. West side Footpath open. (Residents living on Nicholls st, regarding your access, please check Road Closure Disruption Minimisation Plan- Nicholl st 050424) Dudley street, one way at all time, no entry permitted on Stapleton...

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Minutes March 2024

Minutes March 2024

Meeting held at Avebury House Tuesday, 26 March 2024   Present: Committee Members: C. Carter, R. Crawford, M. James, C. Given, L. van Bruchem,    Residents: E. van Bruchem, N. Sole Apologies:  Holbrough, D. Duffy, B. Allen, R. Davidson, P. Cotter Minutes...

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Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 10

Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 10

Traffic: Nicholls Street one-way on 8/4-9/4, no entry permitted on North Avon RoadRoad closure from 10/4 Dudley street, one way at all time, no entry permitted on Stapleton Road. Inconvenience: #50,51,51A,1/53,2/53,54,55,57,58 (Kane will inform you the day before, to...

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Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 9

Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 9

Traffic: Traffic on both Nicholls Street and Dudley street are set up as one-way, and no entry permitted on North Avon Road and Stapleton Road. Inconvenience: Property access including residents on East side of Nicholls st. We plan to do a kerb pour on Thurs, 4/4/24....

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Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 8

Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 8

Traffic: Traffic on both Nicholls Street and Dudley street are set up as one-way, and no entry permitted on North Avon Road and Stapleton Road. Inconvenience: Property access including residents on East side of Nicholls st. We plan to do a kerb pour on Wed, 27/03/24....

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Richmond Village Shopping Centre Pot Holes Fixed

Richmond Village Shopping Centre Pot Holes Fixed

After years of We are Richmond lobbying to get the Richmond Village Carpark restored to a usable standard, the potholes and damage have finally been patch-fixed by one of multiple landlords. Multiple residents and shoppers complained about the safety of this shopping...

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Committee Member Hayley Guglietta Receives Civic Award

Committee Member Hayley Guglietta Receives Civic Award

In December last year, We are Richmond Committee Member and extremely active community activator Hayley Guglietta was nominated for a Civic Award.  We can't think of anyone more deserving of this Civic Award. We are Richmond/ Richmond Residents' and Business...

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Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 7

Roadworks Update for Nicholls Street 7

Traffic: Traffic on both Nicholls Street and Dudley street are set up as one-way, and no entry permitted on NorthAvon Road and Stapleton Road. Inconvenience: Property access including residents on East side of Nicholls st. Disruption Management: Our plan includes...

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Contact

Get in touch with us.

Mail us:
PO Box 26115
North Avon
CHRISTCHURCH 8013