I am inspired by community spirit. The coastal pathway is a place for everyone. A place to soak up the areas natural beauty.
— Scott Babington, Chair
 
  Scott Babington   I grew up in Oamaru, North Otago. I moved to Christchurch in 1995 and when I am not working I enjoy walking, tramping and biking with friends and family. The pathway provides a safe connection for people and their local communities to the estuary and the sea, other cycleways and walking tracks. I believe that it will become a major asset for all Christchurch people, their visitors and tourists to use and enjoy.

Scott Babington

I grew up in Oamaru, North Otago. I moved to Christchurch in 1995 and when I am not working I enjoy walking, tramping and biking with friends and family. The pathway provides a safe connection for people and their local communities to the estuary and the sea, other cycleways and walking tracks. I believe that it will become a major asset for all Christchurch people, their visitors and tourists to use and enjoy.

 
  Janine Banbury      “For me the Coastal Pathway is a game changer for a city that embraces the outdoors; walking, cycling and its beaches.”   I live in Sumner where I enjoy walking the beach and surrounding areas – and have been a member of the committee since its origin in 2011. I have long observed both in my hometown New Plymouth and the Wellington waterfront, the hugely positive impact the coastal walkway has had on both the communities and its many visitors. Its success drives my passion to create the pathway. I am excited to see initial infrastructure for the pathway is now a reality along the causeway, associated with the three-laning project, through Redcliffs, and look forward to achieving the goal of the 6.5 kilometre iconic asset for both locals and visitors to Christchurch to enjoy. I am a director and co owner of three small businesses, and foundation member of the CCPG. I believe that with the continuation of passion and hard work to date, we will one day achieve an equal level of success for our community.

Janine Banbury  

“For me the Coastal Pathway is a game changer for a city that embraces the outdoors; walking, cycling and its beaches.”

I live in Sumner where I enjoy walking the beach and surrounding areas – and have been a member of the committee since its origin in 2011. I have long observed both in my hometown New Plymouth and the Wellington waterfront, the hugely positive impact the coastal walkway has had on both the communities and its many visitors. Its success drives my passion to create the pathway. I am excited to see initial infrastructure for the pathway is now a reality along the causeway, associated with the three-laning project, through Redcliffs, and look forward to achieving the goal of the 6.5 kilometre iconic asset for both locals and visitors to Christchurch to enjoy. I am a director and co owner of three small businesses, and foundation member of the CCPG. I believe that with the continuation of passion and hard work to date, we will one day achieve an equal level of success for our community.

  Alisdair Hutchison   "I saw the pathway as an opportunity not to be missed"  I live in Sumner and have been a member of the committee since June 2013. Prior to that for many years I was a board member of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust. My interest in the estuary developed in the early 1970’s when I joined the Christchurch Estuary Association – of which I am a life member. In 1972 I wrote a geography thesis analysing how conflicts in the administration the estuary were resulting in its deterioration. I retired in 2010 from a government career in environmental impact analysis, environmental policy development and resource management. I have detailed knowledge of the estuary shoreline – and led the Ihutai Trust’s programme for improved public access to the shoreline. This included the publication of a Shoreline Walkway Concept Plan from Linwood Avenue to Celia St, Redcliffs. Alisdair lives in Sumner. My current interest is to progress the pathway between Wakatu Avenue and the Sumner Surf Club.

Alisdair Hutchison

"I saw the pathway as an opportunity not to be missed"

I live in Sumner and have been a member of the committee since June 2013. Prior to that for many years I was a board member of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust. My interest in the estuary developed in the early 1970’s when I joined the Christchurch Estuary Association – of which I am a life member. In 1972 I wrote a geography thesis analysing how conflicts in the administration the estuary were resulting in its deterioration. I retired in 2010 from a government career in environmental impact analysis, environmental policy development and resource management. I have detailed knowledge of the estuary shoreline – and led the Ihutai Trust’s programme for improved public access to the shoreline. This included the publication of a Shoreline Walkway Concept Plan from Linwood Avenue to Celia St, Redcliffs. Alisdair lives in Sumner. My current interest is to progress the pathway between Wakatu Avenue and the Sumner Surf Club.

  Kirsty   Rueppell    “We must have a safe way to connect our communities. It is an opportunity to create a world class tourist attraction and bring huge economic value to our city”   Growing up in the Wairarapa on the coast gave me a huge appreciation for the connection between land and sea. Work opportunities brought me to Christchurch in 1994…I discovered the seaside village of Sumner and never left! The coastal pathway represents how far we have come since February 2011. I want to help support those who have had the vision for this project from the start and worked tirelessly to get this far. For me, this pathway is about connecting people and creating a world class addition to our city.

Kirsty Rueppell

“We must have a safe way to connect our communities. It is an opportunity to create a world class tourist attraction and bring huge economic value to our city”

Growing up in the Wairarapa on the coast gave me a huge appreciation for the connection between land and sea. Work opportunities brought me to Christchurch in 1994…I discovered the seaside village of Sumner and never left! The coastal pathway represents how far we have come since February 2011. I want to help support those who have had the vision for this project from the start and worked tirelessly to get this far. For me, this pathway is about connecting people and creating a world class addition to our city.

 
  Hanno Sander    "My goal for the pathway is that it becomes much more than a connection between two points – that it becomes an opportunity to get together, to exercise, to explore, to adventure, and to enjoy."   I live in Mt Pleasant with my wife, son and daughter. I love the outdoors and have always been a keen walker – especially on pathways close to the open water. Taking strolls on a beach, hiking along ocean cliffs, and exploring sand dunes are my ideas of good clean fun when I’m not working on tools to improve technology education.   

Hanno Sander

"My goal for the pathway is that it becomes much more than a connection between two points – that it becomes an opportunity to get together, to exercise, to explore, to adventure, and to enjoy."

I live in Mt Pleasant with my wife, son and daughter. I love the outdoors and have always been a keen walker – especially on pathways close to the open water. Taking strolls on a beach, hiking along ocean cliffs, and exploring sand dunes are my ideas of good clean fun when I’m not working on tools to improve technology education.

 

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  Harvey Tyler    “He tangata, he tangata, he tangata (it is people, it is people, it is people). People who approach life and living wholeheartedly, seeking enriched and connected lives is what inspires me. This pathway is for them.”   Born and breed in Christchurch, this is the place I call home wherever I go. The Christchurch Coastal pathway provides people with a connection to the natural environment as well as a connection to community. The amenity value of this project is unparalleled for the people of Christchurch to engage with each other, the environment and establish meaningful community connections across the Bay suburbs.

Harvey Tyler

“He tangata, he tangata, he tangata (it is people, it is people, it is people). People who approach life and living wholeheartedly, seeking enriched and connected lives is what inspires me. This pathway is for them.”

Born and breed in Christchurch, this is the place I call home wherever I go. The Christchurch Coastal pathway provides people with a connection to the natural environment as well as a connection to community. The amenity value of this project is unparalleled for the people of Christchurch to engage with each other, the environment and establish meaningful community connections across the Bay suburbs.

 
 
  Rachel Murrell   “ It is a world class estuary. Always changing. Always interesting. We are so close, let’s finish it!”   I grew up in Dunedin, so have always felt very connected to the coast. After spending eight years in London we returned to New Zealand and made Christchurch home. I am so inspired by both the physical and cultural landscape of our area and feel lucky to call Sumner home. Every weekend there is always a steady stream of traffic coming out to enjoy the beach and by creating this coastal pathway we will be giving both locals and visitor’s alike the opportunity to enjoy the area safely. I love to see people of all ages and stages of life enjoying the pathway in many unique ways. 

Rachel Murrell

It is a world class estuary. Always changing. Always interesting. We are so close, let’s finish it!”

I grew up in Dunedin, so have always felt very connected to the coast. After spending eight years in London we returned to New Zealand and made Christchurch home. I am so inspired by both the physical and cultural landscape of our area and feel lucky to call Sumner home. Every weekend there is always a steady stream of traffic coming out to enjoy the beach and by creating this coastal pathway we will be giving both locals and visitor’s alike the opportunity to enjoy the area safely. I love to see people of all ages and stages of life enjoying the pathway in many unique ways. 

  Tim Lindley    “Not everyone wants to join a sports team, not everyone can afford a day out in the likes of Akaroa, Hanmer or Castle Hill, not everyone wants to work out in a gym. We need healthy recreational facilities that can be enjoyed by all within the refreshing vista of our amazing natural landscape.”   Originally from the West Coast, I now feel lucky to call Christchurch home. I am inspired by the sheer joy of being active within a natural environment. Christchurch is becoming known as a tourist  destination and the coastal pathway is important for helping large numbers of people enjoy our stunning landscapes. We have a city with dramatic landscapes and great waterways within it’s boundaries. We need to provide a safe, off road connection between the suburbs for all to enjoy.

Tim Lindley

“Not everyone wants to join a sports team, not everyone can afford a day out in the likes of Akaroa, Hanmer or Castle Hill, not everyone wants to work out in a gym. We need healthy recreational facilities that can be enjoyed by all within the refreshing vista of our amazing natural landscape.”

Originally from the West Coast, I now feel lucky to call Christchurch home. I am inspired by the sheer joy of being active within a natural environment. Christchurch is becoming known as a tourist  destination and the coastal pathway is important for helping large numbers of people enjoy our stunning landscapes. We have a city with dramatic landscapes and great waterways within it’s boundaries. We need to provide a safe, off road connection between the suburbs for all to enjoy.

  Pete Franklin    “I am inspired by those around me. People inspire me. My Father’s words some 30 years ago have always stuck with me… “why isn’t there a walk way along here?” I am happy to say that I’m working on it…”   I grew up in Dunedin and South Canterbury. Dunedin’s natural beauty suffered a similar fate to Christchurch until these areas were made available thru bikeways and walkways and the opening up of public land. The Coastal Pathway is very important to me as it seems like a natural growing up process for the community allowing future generations the opportunity to enjoy and be part of our natural beauty.

Pete Franklin

“I am inspired by those around me. People inspire me. My Father’s words some 30 years ago have always stuck with me… “why isn’t there a walk way along here?” I am happy to say that I’m working on it…”

I grew up in Dunedin and South Canterbury. Dunedin’s natural beauty suffered a similar fate to Christchurch until these areas were made available thru bikeways and walkways and the opening up of public land. The Coastal Pathway is very important to me as it seems like a natural growing up process for the community allowing future generations the opportunity to enjoy and be part of our natural beauty.