Jonathan Hall, GtR Site Supervisor
Jonathan Hall, Site Supervisor
Jonathan Hall, Site Supervisor
Prior to the 2010/11 earthquakes Jonathan lived on Banks Peninsula where he created many residential gardens, specialising in rock walls and ferro cement sculpture. He exhibited for four years at Sculpture on the Peninsula and created the forms at “The Giant’s House” in Akaroa. He has sold his works throughout New Zealand and as far away as Japan.Jonathan has been with GtR since July 2011 after moving back to Christchurch and became involved with the burgeoning transitional movement. He started as a volunteer designing and supervising the build of one of GtR’s first gardens in Sydenham. He has created other installations around the city for the City Council and enjoys the opportunities that arise to experiment and be involved with community led city making and public art.Jonathan also has diplomas in photography and organic horticulture.

Gina Payne, Plantswoman
Gina Payne, Plantswoman
Gina Payne, Plantswoman
Gina’s first contribution to GtR was volunteering to look after the Coffee Zone garden in 2012. When we discovered she knows just about everything about plants, she was co-opted to source and grow all the plant material for Pod Oasis, GtR’s very successful exhibition garden in 2014. She is now responsible for looking after the green bit of Greening the Rubble by sourcing, propagating and planting GtR’s projects.Gina also looks after our all important volunteers, which she thoroughly enjoys.

Wendy Hoddinott, GtR Board Chair

Wendy Hoddinott, Board Chair
Wendy is Chair of the Greening the Rubble Trust Board. She is also a registered landscape architect, having worked in consultancy for the past nine years. With a background in social science, the central theme of Wendy’s work has been the relationship between people and place. Across all roles, Wendy aims to create a strong relationship between teaching, research and practice. She is currently undertaking her PhD, researching the ways in which landscape architects can work more effectively and creatively with communities.
She is a proud mum to two adult children and devoted nana to her grandson Flynn.
Simon Guernsey, Greening the Rubble Secretary
Simon Gurnsey, Secretary
Simon Gurnsey, Secretary
Simon Gurnsey has lived and worked in Christchurch all his life. He is a qualified sociometrist, a website developer and a playback theatre practitioner. He has worked for over 10 years with community groups in governance, education, personal and professional development and web presence. He contracts part-time for LIVS and Gap Filler. Simon firmly believes that people who are having fun, and are more relaxed, will have a better experience of life than those under pressure or feeling anxious.
Duncan Sloss, GtR Treasurer
Duncan Sloss, Treasurer
Duncan Sloss, Treasurer
Duncan started as a volunteer for GtR in December 2011 and has worked on most of the projects since then. After letting it slip that he was a bookkeeper by day, he joined the Board in late 2014 and became the Treasurer soon after. With goals of streamlining the accounts and making the retrieval system work for everyone, he is still never happier than when getting dirty in the name of a new project.
Sarah Mankelow, GtR Board Chair
Sarah Mankelow, Board Member
Sarah Mankelow, Board Member
Sarah first got involved in Greening the Rubble after working in partnership with them as an employee of Department of Conservation on Nature Play Park. She enjoyed working with the team so much that she joined the Board. Her interest is in encouraging biodiversity and conservation in the city, especially nature play. She is currently employed by Christchurch City Council’s Parks Unit.

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