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Hi there!

At our next upcoming Birds’ Eye View event, I will be joined by two remarkable and inspirational women. I encourage you to come along and hear from Hon Amy Adams, MP for Selwyn, who will be talking about the family violence pilot programme in Christchurch, and Caroline Blanchfield (Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism) who will give a general overview of Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism post-earthquake.

 And we have a special new venue for you. In the past we have had people from the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple come along to Birds Eye View. This month they have invited us to their beautifully renovated temple on Riccarton Road. This remarkable, architecturally designed building houses some of their beautiful exhibitions and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the opportunity to see it for yourself.


The first ever Birds’ Eye View meeting was held in 2011 to highlight and acknowledge the fantastic work that women in Christchurch are doing post-earthquake. It has evolved since then to include women speakers from many different sectors.

This is sure to be another highly engaging meeting – I do hope that you are able to come!

***New Time and Venue***

WHEN:   Wednesday 19th April, 2017

WHERE:  Fo Guang Shang Temple, Cnr Riccarton Road and Harakeke Street

TIME:      6:15pm

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Hon Amy Adams (Minister of Justice, Minister for Courts, Minister for Social Housing, Minister Responsible for Social Investment, Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand, Associate Minister of Finance, MP for Selwyn) became a Member of Parliament at the 2008 General Election, representing the large rural electorate of Selwyn in Canterbury.

Following the Cabinet reshuffle in December 2016, Minister Adams retained the portfolios of Minister of Justice and Minister for Courts which she had held since the 2014 election. She was also appointed as Minister for Social Housing, Minister Responsible for Social Investment, Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand, and Associate Finance Minister. She has previously held the roles of Minister for the Environment and Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Minister of Broadcasting, Minister for Internal Affairs and Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery.

Before being elected to Parliament, Minister Adams was a partner with law firm Mortlock McCormack Law in Christchurch, specialising in commercial and property law.

Minister Adams lives in West Melton, with her husband Don. They have two children.

Caroline Blanchfield (Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism) - Caroline is Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism industry partnerships manager and manager of the Christchurch & Canterbury Convention Bureau.

Caroline holds a senior management position within Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism and is responsible for a wide variety of portfolios within the Regional Tourism Organisation.  In Christchurch’s recovery and rebuild phase Caroline has taken a leadership role in providing a tourism perspective to the Christchurch central city rebuild and works with all rebuild agencies.

Christchurch is her home and her passion. 

I look forward to seeing you at this informal meeting.

Official Event
April 19, 2017 at 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Fo Guang Shan Temple
2 Harakeke St Riccarton Christchurch 8011
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand
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