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Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OVTRK Update April/May 2017

OVTRK Update April/May 2017

Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:08 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Who is who on the Organising Group (April 2017) 

St Albans News April/May 2017

St Albans News April/May 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 11:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Want to know what issues concern St Albans: the cycleway, what is happening downstream from the northern arterial (i.e.: Cranford St and Sherborne St), the community centre rebuild, and Abberley Park to name but four. These are ongoing stories. But …

Packe St park planning for the future

Packe St park planning for the future

Friday, 10 March 2017 9:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Packe St Park and Community Garden will be doing a bit of strategic planning at the AGM, so if you are interested in the future of the 21 year old community garden, attend the meeting which is being held …

Friends of Abberley Park meeting

Friends of Abberley Park meeting

Friday, 10 March 2017 9:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Friends of Abberley Park group has been set up to make sure St Albans residents and other users of the park's interests are taken into account in any planning moves and changes by the park's owner, the Christchurch City …

Port Hills Fire - Christchurch Civil Defence Updates

Port Hills Fire - Christchurch Civil Defence Updates

Monday, 20 February 2017 6:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #13  Thursday 16 February 2017  Update on Port Hills Fire 7.30pm

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #13 Thursday 16 February 2017 Update on Port Hills Fire 7.30pm

Thursday, 16 February 2017 7:28 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #13  Thursday 16 February 2017   Update on Port Hills Fire 11.45am

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #13 Thursday 16 February 2017 Update on Port Hills Fire 11.45am

Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:05 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #11  Thursday 16 February 2017  Update on Port Hills Fire 8.15am

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #11 Thursday 16 February 2017 Update on Port Hills Fire 8.15am

Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:18 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Featured Popular

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #3 WednesdayWednesday 15 February 2017, 7.00pm

Christchurch Civil Defence Update #3 WednesdayWednesday 15 February 2017, 7.00pm

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 7:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

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POLICE UPDATE 2: Evacuation centres in place for Canterbury

POLICE UPDATE 2: Evacuation centres in place for Canterbury

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 7:16 p.m. by PRNews Popular

UPDATE 2: Evacuation centres in place for Canterbury

New Brighton Library reopens its doors

New Brighton Library reopens its doors

Monday, 13 February 2017 11:42 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

After more than six months without, the community welcomed back New Brighton Library this morning (Monday 13 February 2017).

Council’s new multicultural strategy to help residents thrive

Council’s new multicultural strategy to help residents thrive

Monday, 13 February 2017 12:34 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Did you know that nearly a quarter of Christchurch citizens were born overseas? The city council is recognising the diverse makeup of the city with a strategy to make everyone feel welcome and as Jimmy Chen says “thrive” in the …

OVTRK Update + Any update from your TSO before 15 February?

OVTRK Update + Any update from your TSO before 15 February?

Monday, 6 February 2017 3:14 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

This update to TSOs on the OVTRK Register is to alert your TSO to the opportunity to send your OVTRK Organising Group any update from you for 15 February - see below? It also highlights some recent developments in the Third Sector ECO Canterbury Regional Hub - for environment and conservation interested organisations. Discussion forum afternoon of Saturday 18 February 2017 Venue WEA, 59

Work starts on New Brighton Pier

Work starts on New Brighton Pier

Monday, 30 January 2017 11:23 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

St Albans News – first issue for 2017

St Albans News – first issue for 2017

Sunday, 29 January 2017 11:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

It looks like the transitional community centre will be heading to Shirley later this year when work begins on the permanent centre. But what will happen while the centre is being built? We find out that nothing is certain yet, …

St Andrews Hill Bridlepath Road Intersection update

St Andrews Hill Bridlepath Road Intersection update

Friday, 27 January 2017 7:36 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Please find attached a document regarding proposed options (including the status quo) for the St Andrews Hill Road/Bridle Path Road/Main Road intersection layout.  You have been identified as a possible stakeholder who could be interested in this project and may wish to provide some feedback. St Andrews Hill Leaflet There will be two drop in...

Estuary Fest 2016 – Is Coming!

Estuary Fest 2016 – Is Coming!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 1:59 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Estuary Fest is coming up on Saturday 4th February, 1-6pm on McCormack’s Bay Reserve. We’d love your  help; if you can assist in any way through giving of your time or by donating resources we would certainly appreciate it. Can you help with the following?       * Donating goods for the Tombola stall? Anything from...

Southern Response withholds Council refunds

Southern Response withholds Council refunds

Monday, 16 January 2017 10:53 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central, Dr Duncan Webb has discovered that Southern Response owes homeowners thousands in wrongly withheld refunds. 

Plan released for Waimakariri red zones

Plan released for Waimakariri red zones

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:49 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee

Green light for New Brighton projects

Green light for New Brighton projects

Monday, 19 December 2016 2:44 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Work on the first stages of the New Brighton community playground and Hot Salt Water Pools development has been given the green light.

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

MAKING CONNECTIONS across the Third Sector - OVTRK December 2016 update

Monday, 5 December 2016 7:53 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Welcome to the Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) who have put themselves on the OVTRK Register since the 7 July Sector Forum Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector - viz:     Cooperative Sections     Food Resilience Network     LIFT Library     Lincoln Envirotown Trust     Restorative Justice Services Otautahi Christchurch     Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New

Iconic Sumner containers to go

Iconic Sumner containers to go

Monday, 5 December 2016 10:28 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Two thirds of the shipping containers at Peacocks Gallop will be removed today, with the remainder near Deans Head going .

St Martins Community Centre opens its doors

St Martins Community Centre opens its doors

Monday, 21 November 2016 3:11 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Built in just six months, the single-storey community centre on the corner of Wades Ave and Wilsons Rd boasts a striking brick-lined hallway that is flanked on one side by the St Martins Voluntary Library and on the other side by a spacious community hall.

Apollo to start work on QEII next month

Apollo to start work on QEII next month

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 4:59 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council has chosen Apollo Projects Ltd to build the new QEII Recreation and Sport Centre.

Shining the Light on the Third Sector - OVTRK October 2016 update

Shining the Light on the Third Sector - OVTRK October 2016 update

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 9:35 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

As part of our work in valuing Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) we'd love to have 5 minutes of your time.   Please follow this link to fill out the form and answer six simple questions that tell us about your mahi.   We'll be publishing the results on our blog as part of a series where you get to be the star!  Collecting these stories was one of the ideas that emerged from the Sector Forum

Word From the President

Word From the President

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 3:37 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Hi everyone, What a wonderful occasion last Friday was! To finally see the community centre full of people enjoying themselves made all the effort worthwhile. Unfortunately in all the excitement, I forgot to thank some of the people who made the event possible. Firstly, Moveable Feasts, who provided all that delicious food and the staff...

Community input wanted on Brighton pools plan

Community input wanted on Brighton pools plan

Friday, 14 October 2016 4:56 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Development Christchurch Limited (DCL), working alongside Christchurch City Council, has listened to the community and come up with ideas for upgrading the existing whale pool playground and developing a hot salt water pool facility.

Mount Pleasant Centre – Opening October 2016

Mount Pleasant Centre – Opening October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016 9:55 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

The Mount Pleasant Centre will be opening in October 2016.

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

Sunday, 2 October 2016 1:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

A meeting to set set up a new group to look after residents’ interests in Abberley Park is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St at 6.30pm on Monday, October 3. All welcome to attend.

Regenerate Christchurch signals approach to residential red zone

Regenerate Christchurch signals approach to residential red zone

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 4:24 p.m. by Regenerate Featured Popular

Regenerate Christchurch has today signaled its approach for identifying the long-term use of land that has been zoned red in the Christchurch district.

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Introducing Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Community invited to New Brighton Regeneration Hub

Monday, 26 September 2016 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Youth focus local elections

Youth focus local elections

Saturday, 24 September 2016 9:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular




Red Electrical are champions

Red Electrical are champions

Thursday, 22 September 2016 8:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Red Electrical, the colourful store at the corner of Innes Rd and Cranford St came up tops in the Champion Awards when they won the Infrastructure/Trades small enterprise section held recently. The company, which has only been in business for …

Rik Tindall – regional council candidate

Rik Tindall – regional council candidate

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 9:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

We must safeguard our pure water aquifers by strict regulation of large water takes and pollution: public vigilance through elected representation. Rivers and lakes must be kept at high quality through good quantity flows. Balance trade-off between industrial use and …

Linwood College Update

Linwood College Update

Monday, 19 September 2016 3:33 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

LINWOOD COLLEGE   PRESS RELEASE 14 SEPTEMBER, 2016 Community engagement shows desire for Linwood College to become “local school of choice.” 

Ken May – health board candidate

Ken May – health board candidate

Sunday, 18 September 2016 4:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I am a retiree, retired from the RNZAF after over twenty years of Service, then I worked for Air New Zealand and, until June 2015, I was employed for sixteen years as Team Leader for GE Healthcare, supplying Healthcare Solutions …

Don Church – health board candidate

Don Church – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The CDHB is faced with a substantial upgrade of buildings and services to cope with an expanding and ageing population but restricted funding has forced the board to prioritise between competing demands. However, for Christchurch Hospital, there is some assistance …

Janet De Lu – health board candidate

Janet De Lu – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The CDHB faces some very difficult challenges right now. Per capita funding has been cut in the latest budget, so that we are now 17% below the national average in per capita funding. This is in the face of some …