2022 Committee Members

The Hoon Hay Community Centre and Hoon Hay Community Association are run by a small team of volunteers who were elected following the 2020 AGM, and reelected in 2021 and 2022. 


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Jenny recently retired after a long career dedicated to the needs of others as a community support worker. Jenny has lived in Hoon Hay for the past 30 years, joining the committee in February 2020 and was elected our chairperson in November that year.

As well as being on the Hoon Hay Community Association, she also advocates for the voices of the older community on the Spreydon-Cashmere Age Friendly Committee. While working as a support worker she also spent 16 years as a national delegate for the PSA, New Zealand's largest union, four of those years on the PSA's executive board.

She's also an amazing baker and takes a lot of pride in her garden.



Vice Chair

Alastair has lived in Hoon Hay for the past 15 years. He joined the Hoon Hay Community Association to help preserve the amenities we already have and help promote any new ventures from our local community. He previously served as Chairperson of the Association and is currently the Vice Chairperson. Alastair keeps watchful eye over the Community Centre, which he lives across the road from. Alastair is great at taking care of all the little jobs at the Centre, like cleaning up any mess and taking out the rubbish.

Before retiring he worked at a tannery for 37 years. When not volunteering his time to the community Alastair is an old car enthusiast and collector, enjoys playing golf, and gardening.




Bernie was Born in Southampton England in 1944. After finishing school he worked in London for 10 years where he met his wife. In 1981 they emigrated together to Christchurch, moving to Hoon Hay in 1996, and have been living here ever since. Bernie worked in admin for the City Council for 30 years before retiring in 2013.

He has been a member of the Committee since it's inception in 2017, and became secretary in 2018, a position he still holds alongside treasurer. 

Outside of his work for the Hoon Hay Community Association he is also a current member of Christchurch South Lions and Christchurch South Community Patrol. Bernie has two adult children and two grandchildren. He is also a big fan of sport especially football, rugby and cricket.



 Committee Member

Kaitlyn is a dedicated member of our Hoon Hay Community Association, most well recognised from running our various events for kids and families. You'll also find her designing our flyers, running around later at night putting up posters around the neighbourhood, and whipping through our constitution to work out changes we should make.

She moved to Hoon Hay in 2019. She enjoys exploring the area with her partner and her two dogs.

In her spare time, Kaitlyn is involved in a range of community organisations and interest groups. Kaitlyn has always been involved in a variety of causes, usually on advocating for young people. She is passionate about our community and making it the best it can be.


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 Committee Member

Daniel was born in Christchurch, and has been living in the Hoon Hay and Hillmorton area for 20 years. He attended both Manning Intermediate and Hillmorton High School. Daniel is responsible for organising our food drives and residents meetings. He attended the first meetings for the Hoon Hay Community Centre and the Association in 2017, becoming a member then. He came onto the committee in November 2020.

Outside of his work in Hoon Hay Daniel is a registered social worker, currently working part time as a counsellor and studying part time towards a PhD in social work. The focus of his research is on the experiences of social workers through the earthquakes and mosque attacks. He also does work for Canterbury University's social work department as a teaching assistant, marker, and guest lecturer. In his past work he was based in Aranui and Linwood helping people access healthcare. As well as this he has been involved in a number of advocacy groups around climate change and supporting communities.

In his spare time he spends time with friends and family, goes for walks in Christchurch's green spaces, plays guitar and writes music and poetry.