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Infrastructure repairs in St Albans

Infrastructure repairs in St Albans

Monday, 25 April 2016 12:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Edgeware Road, between Hills Rd and Geraldine St will be one way for three months from April 26 for wastewater repairs at the Edgeware Rd/Champion St intersection. Eastbound traffic will be detoured into Edward Ave and Barbadoes St. Warrington St, …

Anzac Day Service

Anzac Day Service

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:26 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

SUMNER REDCLIFFS R.S.A. INC ANZAC DAY 2016. The President – Mr Stewart Russell – and Executive are pleased to invite you to the 2016 Anzac Day Service , and wreath-laying […]

Peer Review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015)

Peer Review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015)

Friday, 15 April 2016 11:22 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Thank-you for coming to the community meeting held on March 31 or April 4.  If you were not able to come to the meeting hopefully this email will help provide […]

Report now available “Getting it together – Third Sector in Post Recovery Christchurch”

Report now available “Getting it together – Third Sector in Post Recovery Christchurch”

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:39 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

See the report here.         Hard copies may be collected from: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street Christchurch Migrants Centre, 166 St Asaph Street Canterbury Workers Educational Association WEA, 59 Gloucester Street OVTRK welcomes your feedback.........  In particular it would be great to keep in touch with whatever is being planned next in the Sector.... should we organise

A new brand! ..... "Third Sector Organisations" (TSOs) .....

A new brand! ..... "Third Sector Organisations" (TSOs) .....

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:37 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

We noted that the above Research Report refers to the "Third Sector" so we are now going to refer to "TSOs" for the all the organisations (big and small) in our Sector. It seems better than being defined by what we are not - NON-government (NGOs), NOT-for-profit (NPOs), NON-profit (NPs) etc - and "community" organisations/groups can include any group from any Sector..... We have therefore

Valuing TSOs Project update

Valuing TSOs Project update

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:35 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This updated list of resources is intended to complement those that are often used to measure the effectiveness of mahi in our Sector. Recently the CEO of the international Third Sector body – CIVICUS - wrote about the need to  measure what you treasure not just treasure what we measure!

KEEP THIS DATE for the Workshop for the TSO Sector on the CCC Annual Plan and amended Long Term Plan

KEEP THIS DATE for the Workshop for the TSO Sector on the CCC Annual Plan and amended Long Term Plan

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:33 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This workshop will be on Tuesday 10 May, 9.30 - 11.30am at The Atrium - Christchurch Netball Centre, Hagley Avenue. There is a separate one for Business organisations.http://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/plans-strategies-policies-and-bylaws/plans/long-term-plan-and-annual-plans/

OVTRK meets with General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu.

OVTRK meets with General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu.

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:32 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

On Monday 4 April Katherine and Rex, OVTRK Co Chairs, met with Hana O'Regan at Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting had been suggested by Purapura Whetu's representative, Karaitiana Tickell.Hana is now the General Manager, Oranga, for Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu (TRONT). The meeting explored the possible avenues for collaboration between OVTRK and TRONT. Much of the meeting focused on bring

Ensure that the story of your organisation is not lost

Ensure that the story of your organisation is not lost

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:27 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

The CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive http://www.ceismic.org.nz is working to preserve the knowledge, memories, and experiences of the Canterbury Earthquakes for future generations and other communities to learn from. At the centre of this are the voices of Third Sector groups and organisations, whether dealing directly or indirectly with issues arising from the earthquakes and

April 2016 OVTRK Summary

April 2016 OVTRK Summary

Friday, 15 April 2016 10:24 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Here is the updated summary Do remember to encourage those TSOs who agree with the OVTRK kaupapa to put themselves on the OVTRK Register - that way organisations in our Sector can be in touch with each other - and individuals and organisations in the Commercial and Government

Drayton Drive Reserve Working Group

Drayton Drive Reserve Working Group

Friday, 15 April 2016 9:00 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

DRAYTON GULLY RESERVE VOLUNTEER GROUP Thanks to the 20 people who have volunteered to join our group, we can now have our first working party. Meet at the Drayton Drive […]

Mayor’s speech to The Neighbourhood Trust

Mayor’s speech to The Neighbourhood Trust

Sunday, 10 April 2016 2:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Mayor Lianne Dalziel gave a speech to the Neighbourhood Trust’s AGM at the McFaddens Centre on March 29. The text of her speech is given below: Good evening Council has a couple of recess weeks a year and this …

Ali Jones responds to pool article

Ali Jones responds to pool article

Saturday, 2 April 2016 4:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

I’ve just read in the latest edition of the STAN that I was not at the Feb council Meeting where the pool land sale was on the agenda. I was! I had a commitment in Auckland and was late into …

Latest St Albans News: Change is afoot

Latest St Albans News: Change is afoot

Saturday, 2 April 2016 4:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Lots of news about St Albans this month: includes BP’s designs for its corner site and what the neighbours think of that, the pool group will finally get the land back in Edgeware Rd so they can build two swimming …

Community invited to provide feedback on Coastal Hazard Report

Community invited to provide feedback on Coastal Hazard Report

Thursday, 24 March 2016 5:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

GHD has been appointed by Christchurch City Council to manage an independent review of the Coastal Hazard Assessment Report (Tonkin & Taylor 2015), and we are seeking the community’s input. […]

In the Know Community Hosts

In the Know Community Hosts

Thursday, 24 March 2016 4:48 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Earthquake support to continue in city libraries – In the Know Community Hosts Although in the Know Hub has closed, support is continuing for people still dealing with claims, repairs and […]

Supporters of Redcliffs School

Supporters of Redcliffs School

Thursday, 24 March 2016 4:37 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Dear Supporters of Redcliffs School, After the Rally to Reopen Redcliffs School last year we know your organisation has many people that would like to support this issue and be […]

Urban Development Strategy (UDS) - refresh process

Urban Development Strategy (UDS) - refresh process

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:12 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

OVTRK encompasses Greater Christchurch as many place-based, identity-based and interest-based NGOs are interested in keeping links with across the wider city. We also want to make this range of NGOs visible to Greater Christchurch government and commercial Sector. So we made links with the Greater Christchurch UDS Implementation Committee (UDSIC). We have been informed that the visioning

Keeping the OVTRK connections with Government after CERA

Keeping the OVTRK connections with Government after CERA

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:09 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

As you know OVTRK has had bimonthly meetings with CERA Strategy and Policy Staff. As CERA is phasing out OVTRK has been invited to continue regular meeting with staff of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). At our next meeting we will discuss the Roadmap of recovery and regeneration functions and generally promote what was in our presentation to Healthy Christchurch Hui and

Getting it Together - The Third Sector in Post-Recovery Christchurch

Getting it Together - The Third Sector in Post-Recovery Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:06 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This Report is due is the next few weeks In order to get an update on the NGO research presented at the NGO NETWORKING PARTY on 25 November 2015 we approached Claire Phillips at the Christchurch City Council. We were referred to Claire following our most recent meeting with CERA as CERA has now passed the responsibility to finalise the Report to CCC. Here is a summary of Claire's response of 9

Healthy Christchurch Hui - OVTRK presention

Healthy Christchurch Hui - OVTRK presention

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 3:04 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Our presentation to the Healthy Christchurch Hui on 27 January 2016 This OVTRK to HChCh presentation received warm feedback. There were several people who, while understanding the use of  "Community Initiatives" description of our work, asked whether that was a clear enough description to highlight the collaborative nature of the relationship we wish to establish between our Third Sector and

Valuing NGOs Project

Valuing NGOs Project

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:31 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

This link - One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) - is to the December 2015 OVTRK update on our current work.  Because we want to ensure that NGOs are valued we have started to pull together some resources.  The purpose of the project is to help people value NGOs - and in particular their activities that rely on generosity – that are beyond a market approach and not driven by government or

Christchurch trees seek saviours

Christchurch trees seek saviours

Monday, 14 March 2016 10:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Many of Christchurch’s notable trees are about to be dropped off the Christchurch City Council’s register and this has spurred some city residents into opposing this. Around 80 per cent of the city’s notable and heritage trees will lose their …

Deadline for St Albans News April/May

Deadline for St Albans News April/May

Thursday, 10 March 2016 9:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The deadline for articles for the next edition of St Albans News is on March 14. Please send via email to news@stalbans.gen.nz. Volunteers will deliver the newsletter to residents some time between April 2 and April 10 and will cover …

City traffic forced to slow down

City traffic forced to slow down

Thursday, 10 March 2016 8:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

From March 12 traffic around the inner city is going to slow down quite considerably because of new speed limits that are being brought in and this could impact on St Albans as drivers search for faster routes to their …

Combined choirs lift the roof

Combined choirs lift the roof

Thursday, 10 March 2016 7:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Beulah Church, 140 Springfield Rd, St. Albans Time: Sunday, April 3 2-5.30pm Description: A number of community choirs are getting together for an afternoon celebrating singing. Lisa Jonathan, Rachel Bayliss, Jane Hobson, Nikki Berry and their choirs will each …

Mt Pleasant News March 8 2016

Mt Pleasant News March 8 2016

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 4:57 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Best Fest Yet! On Saturday the Association celebrated its third Estuary Fest. What an amazing day! Beautiful weather, great music and food combined with lots of community mingling meant everyone went home with […]

End of the road for the red zone

End of the road for the red zone

Friday, 4 March 2016 3:59 p.m. by MediaStuff

For several years, the abandoned roads around Frances Rawling's house have doubled as a giant lovers' lane.

Estuary Fest 2016

Estuary Fest 2016

Monday, 22 February 2016 12:34 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

  Estuary Fest – a home grown festival of fun for you, the kids and everyone on Saturday 5 March, 1pm to 5pm at McCormacks Bay Reserve. Estuary Fest celebrates our […]

River of flowers in St Albans

River of flowers in St Albans

Sunday, 21 February 2016 9:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Major Earthquake effects in Mt Pleasant?

Major Earthquake effects in Mt Pleasant?

Monday, 15 February 2016 11:46 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

February 14 2016 Well, we guess we didn’t expect to experience that sort of earthquake again quite so soon did we?  However it reminds us that we live in a very […]

Community to vote on preferred New Brighton projects

Community to vote on preferred New Brighton projects

Thursday, 11 February 2016 5:54 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

New Brighton residents will next week vote on community ideas to brighten-up public spaces in the seaside suburb.

Mt Pleasant News 3 February 2016

Mt Pleasant News 3 February 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 2:37 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

St Andrews Hill/Bridle Path Road Meeting Residents of Mount Pleasant and Heathcote are invited to a meeting to be held on Tuesday 9 February at 7.30pm where Council staff will […]

Arepas

Arepas

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 1:34 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Arepas summary

Latest St Albans News out now

Latest St Albans News out now

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 8:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A strong post-quake theme runs through the February/ March edition of St Albans News, hardly surprising as February 22 marks five years since the second major quake struck Christchurch with gravity-defying force. A story about asbestos on a site in …

Mt Pleasant News 22 January 2015

Mt Pleasant News 22 January 2015

Sunday, 24 January 2016 8:23 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

We’re Rebuilding. We need your help. Sponsor A Square Foot “We are a registered charity (CC46135) and are also registered with the IRD as a Donee organisation. For every $3 you […]

In The Know Community Hub

In The Know Community Hub

Friday, 22 January 2016 2:33 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

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Meditate at community centre

Meditate at community centre

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo is running drop in classes on meditation and mindfulness on Thursday evenings at the St Albans Community Centre, starting on February 4 at 7.30pm. No booking or commitment is required but there is a $10 charge …

Bishop St wastewater main repairs

Bishop St wastewater main repairs

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

SCIRT is busy this week repairing a wastewater main at the intersection of Bishop St and Purchas St. Vehicle drivers will have to find different ways of getting around that area as there is no entry or exit at that …

Revised Papanui Parallel Cycling Scheme

Revised Papanui Parallel Cycling Scheme

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 8:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: North City Church, 95a Sawyers Arms Rd Time: Jan 27 at 7pm Description: Meeting to alert residents of the changes incorporated in the proposed scheme after earlier feedback as well as the recommendations that will be made to the …

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bee Dates 2016

McCormacks Bay Restoration Working Bee Dates 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 2:26 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

2016 McCormacks Bay restoration sessions

Packe St AGM and party

Packe St AGM and party

Sunday, 17 January 2016 10:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: February 28, 4-6pm Description: Packe Street Park and Community Garden Inc is marking its 20th anniversary with the AGM and a birthday party with tea and entertainment laid on. There will …

Part time gardening co-ordinator sought

Part time gardening co-ordinator sought

Sunday, 17 January 2016 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Packe Street Community Garden Inc is looking for a Coordinator, initially on a small contract. If you have an interest in community and organic gardening, are available on Thursday afternoons to coordinate a diverse range of volunteer gardeners and have …

Last Notices before Holidays

Last Notices before Holidays

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:28 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Sponsor A Square Foot update Since the delivery of the Pleasant News earlier in the month we have had more contributors to our Sponsorasquarefoot campaign which is great – thank you!  As we […]

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

About 4500 Christchurch homeowners have been told they have Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability (ILV) as a consequence of the 2010-2011 series of earthquakes and will be compensated. That number may seem low, given the extensive land damage the city suffered, but …

Massey Uni surveying quake insurance experiences

Massey Uni surveying quake insurance experiences

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Massey University is conducting research into how badly or well the EQC and insurers responded to quake claims to ensure better responses to future large earthquakes. They want as many claimants as possible to answer the tick-box survey on their …

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Trafalgar St double cul de sac option is being revisited as Christchurch City Council staff work out alternative ways to slow traffic without cutting it off in the middle. Not all residents oppose the cul de sacs – some …

Hills Rd liquor outlet proposal dropped

Hills Rd liquor outlet proposal dropped

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 11:14 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

After 39 objections were made against the proposed new liquor store in Hills Rd, the developers have dropped the plan. Read about it in more detail here: Plans for liquor store dropped.

Caledonian Road v Colombo St cycleway

Caledonian Road v Colombo St cycleway

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 11:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Christchurch City Council is now promoting two options for the section of the Papanui Parallel cycleway between Bealey Avenue and Trafalgar St. Option A is to run the cycleway straight down Colombo St, with loss of car parking spaces …

Alternative plans for Rutland St cycleway section

Alternative plans for Rutland St cycleway section

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rutland St residents opposing the cycleway because of the concrete, loss of berms and trees may be interested to know that Christchurch City Council staff are beavering away drawing up alternative plans. These include: A cycleway similar to the one …

Street parking reducing citywide

Street parking reducing citywide

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council’s citywide cutback on street parking spaces as part of the retro-fitting of the cycleways in selected city streets could not have come at a worse time. In St Albans, like many suburbs in Christchurch, the tendency is …

OVTRK SUBMISSION on Greater Christchurch REGENERATION BILL

OVTRK SUBMISSION on Greater Christchurch REGENERATION BILL

Friday, 4 December 2015 10:28 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Submission from One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) 

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 2016 LOCAL ELECTIONS

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL FINAL PROPOSAL FOR REPRESENTATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 2016 LOCAL ELECTIONS

Thursday, 3 December 2015 5:09 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

A total of 128 written submissions were received in response to the initial proposal and hearings were held on the 27 and 28 October; and 4, 9 and 11 November […]

Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Thursday, 3 December 2015 10:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity



What do we need to do to further our recovery?

What do we need to do to further our recovery?

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:44 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Some detail has been provided of our Sector's responses to the question:  

Transition of CERA functions

Transition of CERA functions

Thursday, 3 December 2015 9:31 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

With the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) winding up in April 2016, work is now underway to transfer recovery responsibilities to other central and local government agencies, to ensure the long-term recovery and regeneration of greater Christchurch.    

CCC hosting more meetings in St Albans on cycleway

CCC hosting more meetings in St Albans on cycleway

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is hosting further meetings on the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway, which will cut a swathe through St Albans. There’s one at the St Albans community centre, 1047 Colombo St, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, December 3 …

CCC hosts more meetings in St Albans over planned cycleway

CCC hosts more meetings in St Albans over planned cycleway

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is hosting further meetings on the proposed Papanui Parallel Cycleway, which will cut a swathe through St Albans. There’s one at the St Albans community centre, 1047 Colombo St, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Thursday, December 3 …