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24.12.19
CHCH Central Unwrapped: Dawn Baxendale

Dawn Baxendale hails from Huddersfield (Yorkshire) in the UK. She is the Chief Executive of Christchurch City Council and has over 30 years experience of public service in the UK, the European Union and the World Bank. We asked her about some of her favourite spots in our CBD:

Dawn Baxendale hails from Huddersfield (Yorkshire) in the UK. She is the Chief Executive of Christchurch City Council and has over 30 years experience of public service in the UK, the European Union and the World Bank. We asked her about some of her favourite spots in our CBD:


What is your role?

I am responsible for the City Council and support the Mayor and Councillors in delivery of their strategic priorities and their governance role for the residents of Christchurch.


Castro's


Where will you be eating and drinking this December in the CBD?

Castro’s in Riverside Market, Amazonita and Black Betty’s cafe


Black Betty


What will you be ordering?

Great food and drink.


Where's your go to for getting Christmas presents in the CBD? 

I’m exploring all my options as I’m new to Christchurch.


Where would you shop for a Christmas outfit in the CBD? 

Ballantynes, Witchery, Country Road


Ballantynes


What's your favourite spot to spend time with friends and family in the CBD? 

Sitting beside the river watching the world go by, in the sunshine.


Any secret locations you like to go to relax and unwind in the CBD? 

If I told you, they wouldn’t be secret.


What is your favourite Christmas film?

Singing in the rain and anything to do with Star Trek.


Favourite part of the Christmas meal?  

Cooking it.


Dawn Baxendale


What's the worst Christmas present you've ever received?

A laminator!


What events are you looking forward to over the Christmas break? 

The Edge NYE19


How do you get around in the CBD?

I walk.


What would your Christmas wish be for the Central City? 

Snow!