Riccarton West: A positive Christchurch community story

Here’s a story of a Christchurch community that managed to transform itself through community-led development. West Riccarton used to be a place where “people didn’t meet people… there wasn’t a sense of belonging”, according to  one local. After a series of community-led projects in the area, crime stats are down, residents are more connected and people are caring for the environment and the community.

If you’d like more information about this initiative, check out Oak Development Trust’s website.

Riccarton West Community Documentary from Dan Watson on Vimeo.
It has also been reposted on our YouTube channel here.