Canterbury Public Issues Forum Charter

The Canterbury Public Issues Forum opened on 1 April 2007.


The purpose of the Canterbury Public Issues Forum is to increase the opportunity for Cantabrians to participate in the local democratic process.


The goals of Canterbury Public Issues Forum are:

  • to have active conversations about a wide range of topics that are relevant to Canterbury and Christchurch, and
  • to reflect a wide range of points of view.

Typical Topics

Topics that you might find here to discuss include:

  • issues relating to Christchurch, and
  • issues relating to Canterbury.

Participation Rules

By taking part in this forum, you accept the full rules of the forum.

Highlighted rules:

  • Use your real name.
  • You may only make two posts per day.
  • Keep your posts relevant to Canterbury.
  • Be civil.

Forum Manager

The Forum Manager in Canterbury Public Issues Forum is Andrew Groom.

The volunteer Forum Manager is responsible for the general health and well-being of the forum. The Forum Manager shall:

  • enforce forum rules
  • respond to participant questions
  • listen to complaints or concerns
  • encourage active participation
  • maintain respectful tone of discussion

If you have any questions or concerns about the Canterbury Public Issues Forum, please contact us at:

Membership and Roles

Membership of Canterbury Public Issues Forum is open to anyone who agrees to follow the forum rules.

The Canterbury Public Issues Forum Home Page shows the parts of Canterbury Public Issues Forum that can be seen and contributed to by members and non-members.

You are not a member of Canterbury Public Issues Forum. However, you can join Canterbury Public Issues Forum.

Who runs this Forum?

The Canterbury Issues Forum is managed by an independent volunteer Steering Team. You can contact the Steering Team via the Forum Manager Dan Randow ( The forum was established with support from the Community Partnership Fund (