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 ‘Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust’ purpose is to provide a safe, caring, supportive environment to foster individual and community growth in Phillipstown (Mission Statement 1998).

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
Andrew Smith
John Lancelot Wooles, treasurer
Marie Anne Byrne
Simon Edward Gray, secretary
Liz Hawes
Simon Gurnsey

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.

Jono Kitt

Jono …

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.

Tristan Hamer

Tristan Hamer

I’m a father and local Phillipstown resident. I facilitate the development of Youth Olympic Wrestling at the Hub. Our aim is to build resilient individuals who become competent in self-management through struggle. I align with the Hub Values and believe a strong united community is one of the pillars of society. 

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.

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.

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
The Green Lab
Mt. Pleasant Pottery Group
OSCAR Network
Ōtautahi Creative Spaces
– Phillipstown Community Centre Development Worker
Phillipstown Neighbourhood Policing Team
– Fitclub at the Hub Charitable Trust
Purapura Whetu
The Muse Community Music Trust

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Get in Touch

Location: 39 Nursery Rd. Phillipstown, Christchurch, NZ

Telephone: 020 4069 1419 | +64 3 5952023


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