Governance

Who We Are

The Phillipstown Community Hub presents a 3-level framework governance model reflecting the collaborative approach empowering, in the decision-making process, all the various stakeholders contributing to the Community Hub: from the Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust to the Hub Based Groups, from the residents to the wider society.

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The Hub Vision
The Phillipstown Community Hub is the go-to-place, the gathering place, the activity place for the folk and whānau of Phillipstown and around.

The Hub’s Mission is:

✓ to respond to the identified needs of the local community by providing space to relevant people, groups and organisations; and to enable and enhance their collaboration, connection and networking;
✓ to collectively advocate for a permanent Community Hub in Phillipstown;
✓ to provide and preserve significant, accessible green space for the community.

Our outcome is for the Hub to be “a well-utilised permanent place in Phillipstown valued by local community”.

A Refined Governance Model

The refined management model – established in late 2017 – reflects the collaborative approach that shapes the whole Community Hub and empowers, in the decision-making process, all our various stakeholders: the Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust, the Hub Based Groups and our local community.

It has a 3-level framework where the Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust (which holds the Licence to Occupy with the Ministry of Education) keeps the strategic view of the Hub, the Hub Leadership Group is responsible for the tactical plan and the Hub Collaboration Group is the operational body.

Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust

The PCCCT is the supervisory body, guaranteeing the fulfillment of the Hub vision and mandate. Its composition is regulated in the deed signed the 9th February 1999. The Trustees are:
Alicia Ward, chairperson
Wayne Michael Hawker, Treasurer
Linda Maree Hawker
Andrew Smith
Toni Wikatene
John Lancelot Wooles

Leadership Group

The Leadership Group is the tactical body and develops the tactical plan.
The composition for the Hub Leadership Group acknowledges the various stakeholders of the Hub in the following way:
– two people from the PCCCT
– two people from the Hub Collaboration Group
– up to 4 people from local society, Academia and businesses.

Wayne Hawker

Wayne Hawker

I am a foundation trustee of The Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust, that has now been operating 20 years. I have lived in Phillipstown for almost 38 years to date, and I served for 18 years on the Phillipstown School Board of Trustees. I have been doing volunteer work now for almost 42 years.

John Wooles

John Wooles

I am a foundation trustee of the Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust. I have lived in Phillipstown for almost 38 years to date, and I served for 18 years on the Phillipstown School Board of Trustees.

Zhiyan Basharati

Zhiyan Basharati

I am one of New Zealand’s many former refugees. Throughout my life I have dedicated whatever capacity I have to supporting refugees resettle in New Zealand through working with grassroots causes to promote equity, belonging and inclusion in our society. I have always had a passion for work through which I could engage with new migrants and refugee groups in Christchurch and get them connected with the wider New Zealand community.

Marie Byrne

Marie Byrne

I’m Marie Byrne, a Phillipstown resident having lived here for nearly four years. Most of my life I’ve lived in this wider area (Woolston and Waltham). In my workday life I’m a Community Development Adviser with Christchurch City Council working with organisations and groups in the west of Christchurch.

Carly McCall

Carly McCall

I’m a local and a mum to two lovely girls. I’ve been a regular visitor to and user of the Hub for more than two years as first a member and then co-leader of Fitclub at the Hub, a group offering a variety of affordable and kid-friendly group fitness opportunities every week.

Sarah Killoh

Sarah Killoh

I have lived in Phillipstown for just over a year. I love it. I work front of house at a local vet clinic and enjoy meeting all sorts of people. I also volunteer for the City to Sumner community patrol and do regular patrols round our area. I am chairman of the board of a fruit and vege co-op that provides fruit and vegetables to over 300 families each week.

Jacinta O'Reilly

Jacinta O'Reilly

I grew up in Ireland, but came to Christchurch with my Kiwi partner in 1982. I raised three children, worked in schools and preschools, studied and grew older here in Christchurch. These days I look after a large garden, a small cat and an untidy house, work part-time and have adventures on the side in Green Party politics, community, art and singing.

Hub Collaboration Group

The Hub Collaboration Group is formed by one representative from each group based at the Hub. It has operational responsibilities such as planning activities and services to empower the Tactical Plan. It is also the advisory panel for the Hub Leadership Group.

The Hub Based Groups are:
Canterbury Refugee Resettlement and Resource Centre
Greening the Rubble
ICEcycles
Mt. Pleasant Pottery Group
OSCAR Network
Ōtautahi Creative Spaces
– Phillipstown Community Centre Development Worker
Phillipstown Neighbourhood Policing Team
Purapura Whetu
The Muse Community Music Trust
White Elephant Trust

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Get in Touch

Location: 39 Nursery Rd. Phillipstown, Christchurch, NZ

Telephone: 020 4069 1419 | +64 3 5952023

Email: info@phillipstown.org.nz

Office Hours: M-F: 9am - 5:30pm