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Roads hot topic in June issue of St Albans News

Roads hot topic in June issue of St Albans News

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 9:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Two community boards have thrown out planners’ recommendations for roads south of Innes (aka DEMP) and substituted a few that give more priority to reducing traffic rather than just mitigating the effects of probably double the numbers of vehicles coming …

Report from 2019 Forum

Report from 2019 Forum

Friday, 26 April 2019 12:45 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

OVTRK Forum on 1st April 2019 on Decision-Making for the Wellbeing Budget Report - from Adie Gray's presentation and from the four discussion groups The One Voice Te Reo Kotahi kaupapa was supported by Mananui Ramsden leading us in a mihi whakatau to open the Forum. Adie Gray, Statistics NZ Maori Partnership and Design Lead, then gave an overview of links between the work of Statistics NZ

Can the traffic plan and add more buses (April/May St Albans News)

Can the traffic plan and add more buses (April/May St Albans News)

Monday, 25 March 2019 9:59 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Why should cars dominate this city? Traffic planner Axel Wilke thinks we should be investing in more public transport. Can the plan (DEMP) gains traction and we take a trip into the past at St Albans Park as it reopens …

Can the traffic plan and add more buses

Can the traffic plan and add more buses

Monday, 25 March 2019 9:59 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Why should cars dominate this city? Traffic planner Axel Wilke thinks we should be investing in more public transport. Can the plan (DEMP) gains traction and we take a trip into the past at St Albans Park as it reopens …

Pauline Cotter comments on downstream effects

Pauline Cotter comments on downstream effects

Saturday, 23 March 2019 7:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

By Cr Pauline Cotter, Innes Ward By now you should have seen the information booklet on options, stages and priorities for the Northern Corrider downstream effects, providing you with the 4 drop in sessions to be held in St Albans …

Councillors interrogate the DEMP

Councillors interrogate the DEMP

Saturday, 23 March 2019 1:36 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

At the February 14 Christchurch City Council Meeting councillors had the opportunity to ask questions about the downstream effects management plan (DEMP)  dealing with traffic coming off the motorway in 2020. This transcript with timestamps was prepared by Mark Wilson …

OVTRK 2019 Forum

OVTRK 2019 Forum

Monday, 18 February 2019 3:55 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

For us and our children after us     Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei    Ngāi Tahu whakataukī   Decision-making for the Wellbeing Budget Monday 1 April 7 – 9pm at Environment Canterbury (car park access off St Asaph St) We will gather at 7pm for light refreshments provided by koha from CCC The Forum will start promptly at 7.30pm New Zealand is about to implement its first

Commemorating Avonside on Feb 22

Commemorating Avonside on Feb 22

Saturday, 16 February 2019 11:51 a.m. by avonsidechch

The Avon-Otakaro Network have organised a commemoration of Avonside at Retreat Park with a memorial and exhibition this coming Friday starting at 11.00 am. Retreat Park is on the corner of Retreat Road and Patton Street. All are welcome. The programme is: 11am                   Mihi whakatau and karakia: Te-Kaharoa Manihera 11:05am            Mayor speaks and then officially

Motorway traffic hot topic in St Albans News

Motorway traffic hot topic in St Albans News

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 2:24 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

In less than 18 months, traffic will spill off the motorway heading for the city via St Albans, adding to the congestion and making living here less safe, so many people are not filled with joy at this prospect, including …

Celebrating SARA and STANN

Celebrating SARA and STANN

Saturday, 24 November 2018 10:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

SARA’s Christmas party on November 25 is also a time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first issue of St Albans Neighbourhood News in December 1993. It is also 20 years since SARA opened the St Albans Community Resource …

Christmas comes early with St Albans News

Christmas comes early with St Albans News

Monday, 12 November 2018 8:23 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Subscribe to St Albans News delivery via email

Subscribe to St Albans News delivery via email

Friday, 9 November 2018 3:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

We have had enquiries about how to subscribe to an emailed version of St Albans News. This can be arranged if you subscribe by filling in this pop up form. It will be sent to news@stalbans.gen.nz. If you don’t wish …

Full text for letter in a bottle

Full text for letter in a bottle

Thursday, 1 November 2018 11:12 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

When the time capsule planted in 1920 behind the foundation stone in the old community centre was opened in September it contained a small brown bottle and a letter inside. The bottle was reluctant to give up its dry contents …

OVTRK Update October 2018

OVTRK Update October 2018

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:28 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Kia ora koutou First, we hope you find this Update to the Sector Report and Actions tab on the onevoicetereokotahi.blogspot.co.nz has a number of interesting snippets. In particular we draw your attention to the offer from BENEFACTION about how they work with Third Sector Organisations (TSOs). They are keen to work across the breadth of the Third Sector. As the OVTRK Organising Group (OG)

Street calming measures for downstream streets

Street calming measures for downstream streets

Sunday, 5 August 2018 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

One of the questions asked in the submissions to the council over the traffic plans for areas downstream of the Northern Arterial related to street calming measures on side streets. The council has summarised the submissions on its Have Your …

e-Cigarette bill in ballot for attention

e-Cigarette bill in ballot for attention

Sunday, 5 August 2018 8:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch list MP Nicky Wagner (National) hopes her Member’s Bill to legalise and regulate the use of electronic cigarettes is chosen for debate in Parliament. “While these products are currently available, the law is not clear. It’s thanks to sensible …

Tribunal to speed up quake claims

Tribunal to speed up quake claims

Thursday, 2 August 2018 11:25 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Insurance lawyer turned MP Duncan Webb says the Earthquake Tribunal will be a “radical circuit breaker” for Christchurch. Webb, now the MP for Christchurch Central, represented claimants against both EQC and insurance companies while in practice and now runs regular …

New blood sought for the Residents Association committee

New blood sought for the Residents Association committee

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 12:35 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) is a proactive community organization working at the grassroots in St Albans, Christchurch. SARA has been developing local resources and a local voice since its inception in the 1960s. It is a vessel for …

Calling for new blood for the St Albans Residents Association Management Committee

Calling for new blood for the St Albans Residents Association Management Committee

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 12:35 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) is a proactive community organization working at the grassroots in St Albans, Christchurch. SARA has been developing local resources and a local voice since its inception in the 1960s. It is a vessel for …

Download St Albans News for August/September 2018

Download St Albans News for August/September 2018

Monday, 30 July 2018 9:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A petition has been organised by Warrington and Berwick St residents now it has become clear City Council staff want increasing amounts of traffic to go down their street to three-laned Barbadoes and Madras Sts, creating clearways, reducing parking and …

Report from 2018 MATARIKI FORUM on 18 June

Report from 2018 MATARIKI FORUM on 18 June

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 1:21 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

This year the topic was: Big    New    Ideas for ourselves and our children after us mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei After the mihi whakatau from Kaharoa Manihera representing mana whenua, the Forum began with an address from our Third Sector Minister Hon. Peeni Henare. The Minster emphasised his openness to Big New Ideas for the Third Sector and shared some of his thinking. This was

Packe St park’s Matariki celebrations postponed

Packe St park’s Matariki celebrations postponed

Saturday, 16 June 2018 3:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Packe St Park’s Matariki celebration planned for June 17 has been postponed until further notice. The park’s co-ordinator says that this is because of the weather. We could probably do with a few windy warm nor’westers to dry out soggy …

Earthquake Recovery Symposium

Earthquake Recovery Symposium

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 9:48 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods has announced an earthquake recovery symposium to be held in November. There is a news release concerning this on the Council's website here.    The news item in Tuesday’s Press says it "... will be held on November 29 and 30 at the University of Canterbury. Up to 250 people from the public, private, community and academic realms will be

Vestiges – a Red Zone photography exhibition

Vestiges – a Red Zone photography exhibition

Monday, 11 June 2018 2:25 p.m. by avonsidechch

You may recall the Thanx 4 the Memories exhibition back in August 2013. Tim Veling, one of the photographers involved with that project, is continuing to photograph the Red Zones as the land changes.Tim has a small exhibition of some of the changed landscapes at COCA gallery in Christchurch. Details of the exhibition, that runs until the 29th of July, can be found on COCA’s website here.An

Dine with us at St Albans Eve Supper

Dine with us at St Albans Eve Supper

Monday, 11 June 2018 11:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

A themed dinner or supper revealing the story of St Alban is planned at Bailies Bar and Restaurant on June 21. The meal, hosted by Bailies, acknowledges the story of St Alban after whom the city in England and our …

Red Zone Futures Exhibition

Red Zone Futures Exhibition

Monday, 4 June 2018 8:13 a.m. by avonsidechch

Regenerate Christchurch have opened a public exhibition showcasing the big picture ideas they have developed for the Christchurch red zones. The exhibition is at 99 Cashel Street and runs 7 days a week until the 30th of June. Opening hours are on the exhibition website here..

Back again

Back again

Sunday, 3 June 2018 11:35 a.m. by avonsidechch

There are a few things happening so time to restart the blog.First information post will be tomorrow.Lawrence.

Access St Albans News for June/July 2018

Access St Albans News for June/July 2018

Sunday, 27 May 2018 10:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

How the new motorway will affect streets in St Albans downstream of Innes Rd is the main focus in the June/July issue of St Albans News – the city council wants feedback. Lots has been going on in St Albans …

OVTRK Matariki 2018 Forum

OVTRK Matariki 2018 Forum

Thursday, 24 May 2018 9:54 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Monday June 18 5-7pm at Environment Canterbury - car park access off St Asaph St light refreshments provided by koha from CCC Our Third Sector Minister Hon. Peeni Henare joins our kōrero Big    New    Ideas For us our children after us Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei Ngāi Tahu whakataukī

Help raise funds for the St Albans Pool

Help raise funds for the St Albans Pool

Thursday, 26 April 2018 8:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Put those neurons and magpie collection of knowledge to good use and form (or join) a team at Bailies on Monday.

Get the latest news from St Albans

Get the latest news from St Albans

Saturday, 24 March 2018 10:10 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

It’s nearly five years since the Edgeware Village Master Plan for the recovery of St Albans was agreed on but nothing much has happened to implement that. Then out of the blue the city council decides that preventing northbound traffic …

OVTRK Update March 2018

OVTRK Update March 2018

Monday, 5 March 2018 9:24 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Welcome to March 2018 – where have January and February gone?! Since the last update we have continued to focus on promoting recognition and respect of the broad range of Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) in the development of strategy and policy for Greater Christchurch. We have continued to collate resources on Valuing TSOs which highlight activities that rely on generosity as well as

Get the sizzling hot summer edition of St Albans News

Get the sizzling hot summer edition of St Albans News

Friday, 26 January 2018 10:04 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The February/March issue of St Albans News has a botanical theme to it. We mark the passing of a well-known and loved local identity Bill Sykes, one of the people behind Packe St Park’s foundation and the centre pages are …

Antony Wright’s eulogy for Bill Sykes

Antony Wright’s eulogy for Bill Sykes

Monday, 22 January 2018 4:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

(Delivered at Botany Bill’s funeral in Christchurch on January 9, 2018)    Bill’s botanical roots started very early. He was born in the County of Suffolk in East Anglia and grew up in the village of Wyverstone. We have his …

OVTRK Update December 2017

OVTRK Update December 2017

Saturday, 2 December 2017 3:13 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

HAPPY HOLYDAYS everyone! Following the election the OVTRK Organising Group and the Greater Christchurch Partnership (GCP) committee have now finalised our Working Agreement. This is part of the OVTRK commitment to creating meaningful communication conduits for Third Sector voices so that they shall be heard in deliberations on Strategy and Policy in Greater Christchurch. The recent

Christmas at Edgeware – Saturday 2nd December from 10am

Christmas at Edgeware – Saturday 2nd December from 10am

Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:41 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Participating in bike event pays off for family

Participating in bike event pays off for family

Sunday, 26 November 2017 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Visiting all the participating businesses on the Biketoker Passport paid off for one family, with Mum winning a Bailies Voucher and her son winning a Tannery Voucher, which he graciously shared with his sister. Marie Hudson pictured here receiving her …

Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

Monday, 13 November 2017 1:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Rehua marae is hosting carols at the pā again this year on December 1, from 5-8pm at 79 Springfield Rd. Take a picnic, a blanket, the whanau and enjoy. It’s one of the highlights of the year in St Albans.

Christmas issue of St Albans News now online

Christmas issue of St Albans News now online

Monday, 13 November 2017 12:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

In the Christmas issue of St Albans News, we reveal that the supermarket is about to change its livery – from Supervalue to Fresh Choice and the city council is plotting some new rules about street parking. All this and …

Art & Craft Market count down to Christmas

Art & Craft Market count down to Christmas

Friday, 3 November 2017 12:45 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant Art & Craft Market holds the second of it “Count Down to Christmas” market series on Saturday November 11 9.30am – 12.30pm. Sited in the stunning new Mt Pleasant Centre at 3 McCormacks Bay Road, you will find high quality, hand crafted items for purchase including jewellery, prints, greeting cards, wooden products, pottery,...

Mt Pleasant Art & Craft Market – 11 Nov 2017

Mt Pleasant Art & Craft Market – 11 Nov 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017 10:39 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Mt Pleasant Art & Craft market holds the second of its “Count-down to Christmas” market series on Saturday 11th November from 9.30am – 12.30pm. Sited in the stunning new Mt Pleasant Centre at 3 McCormacks Bay Road, you will find high quality, hand crafted items for purchase including jewellery, prints, greeting cards, wooden products, pottery,...

Papanui Innes community board news

Papanui Innes community board news

Thursday, 26 October 2017 8:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Papanui Innes community board is now publishing its own monthly online newsletter. You can read the latest issue here.

Mt Pleasant Residents Community Planning Meeting – 9 Oct 17

Mt Pleasant Residents Community Planning Meeting – 9 Oct 17

Friday, 20 October 2017 11:51 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

View PowerPoint presentation updated with notes from members of the residents association held on 9 October 2017 at the Mt Pleasant Centre here.  Residents Assn. Community planning Oct 2017final  

e-news 19 Oct 17

e-news 19 Oct 17

Thursday, 19 October 2017 1:51 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Warm greetings to you, reader of our Community ENews. Pulling this ENews together for the first time is your ‘sort of new’ community co ordinator, me, Jules. Many thanks to the team for looking after this ENews whilst I have been navigating myself around my new role.   ‘Where People Matter Most’………………. Where people matter most...

E-news 29 Sept 2017

E-news 29 Sept 2017

Thursday, 19 October 2017 11:18 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

View in your browser Well it’s the end of Term 3 already, Spring is in the air and with the start of daylight savings comes thoughts of BBQ’s and long summer nights.  Relax and take some time to read about what’s going on, in and around your community. Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Assn....

St Albans News October/November issue now out

St Albans News October/November issue now out

Monday, 2 October 2017 8:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

It looks like Duncan Webb has taken the Christchurch Central seat (of which St Albans is a large part) but the party vote at the preliminary count was close. We can only wait patiently while the parties negotiate to decide …

Election stats

Election stats

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 2:03 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

According to statistics on the elections.org.nz website an estimated 79.32 per cent of voters in the Christchurch Central electorate that encompasses St Albans, have registered to vote as at September 17. The percentage is an estimate as the population figures …

Handful of places offer early voting

Handful of places offer early voting

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:26 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Few places have been authorised to offer advanced voting and none of them is in St Albans. The closest place to vote early in the Christchurch Central electorate is at the Central Library in Peterborough St, which you can do …

Community board opposes funding reduction

Community board opposes funding reduction

Monday, 18 September 2017 1:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Papanui-Innes community board is contesting the reduced amount it is receiving in Christchurch City Council funding to allocate for spending in the community. And they have written to the mayor about the reduction to voice their concerns. The 2017/18 …

Cycling features at St Albans Residents AGM

Cycling features at St Albans Residents AGM

Thursday, 7 September 2017 9:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

SARA’s AGM on September 10 will feature Robert Fleming, a member of SPOKES who will talk about cycleways (Papanui Parallel in particular), recreational cycling v cycling for transport and the work that SPOKES does to promote cycling. AGM starts at …

OVTRK Update August 2017

OVTRK Update August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 2:43 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

To keep you in the loop at this (nearly) Spring, busy time in the lead up to the election the OVTRK Organising Group has been following up from the: Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29 Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector and making connections for us and our children after us We have updated the

Special election issue of St Albans News

Special election issue of St Albans News

Saturday, 26 August 2017 9:46 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Young people could be the deciding factor in the 2017 election, if they bother to vote. That’s the intro to the Special Election Issue. Find out who have signalled plans to stand as candidates in the Christchurch Central electorate or …

Get the scoop in St Albans News for August/September 2017

Get the scoop in St Albans News for August/September 2017

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 10:33 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Edgeware is getting a new cafe and bakery. It’s called the Edge and you can find it in the old Mitre 10 building sometime in Spring, right next to the Supervalue supermarket. The new cycleway may not be finished but …

Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29

Report from 2017 FORUM on June 29

Monday, 10 July 2017 3:37 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector and making connections for us and our children after us

St Albans News – now available to read

St Albans News – now available to read

Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The transitional community centre is soon to transition to a park in Shirley but what will happen to community groups using the community centre in the meantime while the new centre is being built. The residents association (SARA) and the …

St Albans News June/July edition – now available to read

St Albans News June/July edition – now available to read

Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:12 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The transitional community centre is soon to transition to a park in Shirley but what will happen to community groups using the community centre in the meantime while the new centre is being built. The residents association (SARA) and the …

What would help your group or organisation?

What would help your group or organisation?

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 9:55 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Keeping a non-profit or third sector organisation ticking over and carrying out its mahi can be a challenge. We've all got ideas of what might help. Perhaps you'd like to see funders and/or central and local government: Think about sector capacity and find ways to communicate this. Give full consideration to concerns regarding under-resourcing of the sector relative to the demands made of it

Linwood Village Update April 2017

Linwood Village Update April 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 6:10 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Linwood Village - A place of opportunity