Christianson, Patricia Rosalie
Named as Patricia Tremain in November/December 1975 Heretaunga Players pictures; Christianson in 1976.
Operatic Society member 1976-79.
President, Pinehaven Progressive Association; credited with March 1, 1977 plan of suggested extension of Elderslea maternity hospital for casualty and X-ray departments.
Teacher, Brown Owl School, 1984.
1986; elected to city council; surprised men by requesting to serve on the works committee.
December 1987; appointed tutor, foundation course in health skills, Central Institute of Technology. She had been a nurse for 13 years (from 1971?).
Heretaunga-Pinehaven District councillor 1980-1989; district was then incorporated into Upper Hutt.
Upper Hutt city councillor, southern ward, 1989; 11 candidates, four seats; highest of the eleven.
Wellington regional councillor, 1989.
Stood for mayor, 1992 and 1995; third of eight candidates, both times; second-highest vote for city councillor both times.
One 1995 caption was 'Vote Pat Christianson for mayor. .' followed below the picture with '…A cut above the rest.' with the Eclipse Hair Design logo and telephone number below.
There was at least one coloured advertisement, on September 6, and 'Mum For Mayor' ads picturing two daughters and a son.
The September 13 'Leader' reported that she had been co-ordinating a group of extras for filming 'The Frighteners' starring Michal J Fox; she had been too busy with the election to do any acting.
In 1995 she stood for council as a member of a 'Team Upper Hutt' group; Chris Tchernegovski,
Patricia Christianson, Owen Anderson, Pauline Richardson, Shirley Harris, and Bob Lendrum; all former members of the defunct Promotion and Development Board. All but Chris Tchernegovski were elected.
She was elected deputy mayor after an acrimonious debate; Nicola Meek had polled higher, but was not supported by 'Team Upper Hutt'.
The January 3, 1996 'Leader' said she had scored top marks in part one arbitration examinations, and been nominated for the Arbitrators' Institute W E Tompkins award.
New Year's honours, 1997; Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to local body and community affairs.
1998; re-elected to city council; Nicola Meek became deputy mayor.
1999; a November 24 advertisement welcomed her to Gillies & Mark Ltd Real Estate staff; she was no longer there by July 2000.
2000; pictured as Upper Hutt City Council representative on the Te Omanga Hospice advisory board, cutting their 21st-anniversary cake.
2001; March 7 International Women's day 'Working Women' feature; chairperson of the board of the Wellington Sinfonia orchestra.
August 15, 2001 'Leader'; resigned from council at meeting the previous week; brain aneurysm in 2000 had caused short-term memory loss problems.
However, in the next issue she was standing for mayor and council, and long-standing mayor Rex Kirton had resigned (she came third to mayor Wayne Guppy, and fourth in the council placings.)
The September 12 'Leader' printed a letter from her; there had been a wrong statement that she had been deputy mayor there times, and a suggestion that she had established the Upper Hutt Community health Centre; she listed the many other contributors.
March 20, 2002; 'Leader'; had been elected Local Government New Zealand's Zone 4 chairman in November; Zone 4 covered the lower North Island up to the Wairarapa and Porirua-Kapiti; the councils sent representatives to quarterly meetings.
2004; third in council election, sixth of 24 in Hutt Valley District Health Board election; 7 needed. This was the first single-transferable-vote election, and had dropped the ward system. No candidate got more than 4510 votes, and there were 2337 informal ballots and 3108 blank ones n the results.
She resigned from the City Council in 2013.
Joined Grey Power; president by September 2014.
Election results, summarised;
Placing/candidates, positions, ward:
1980, 7/15, 9. Heretaunga-Pinehaven
1986, 12/13, 9, city; 1/12, 9, Heretaunga-Pinehaven
1989, 1/11, 4, south ward
1992, 2/26, 10, combined city
1995, 2/15, 20
1998, 4/20, 10
2001, 4/19, 10
2004, 3/20, 10
1989, 2/5, 2, Wellington Regional Council
1989, 1/3, 1, Wellington Health Board
1998, 2/4; mayor; 28.5%
2001, 3/4, mayor; 12.4%
2004, 6/24, 7, Hutt Valley District Health Board
Silver Stream Railway; city acting chief executive Max Pedersen and city councillor Pat Christianson visit.
Heretaunga Players; Talk Of The Town: Pat Christianson, Lynette Sceats, John Morrison, Kevin McGill, Tony Conroy.
Local election candidates 1989; City Council, southern ward; 1/12, 4 required; Wellington Regional Council, 2/5, 2 req'd; Pat(ricia) Christianson.