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WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

Sunday, 20 April 2014 6:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The WEA programme for term 2 is now available. The WEA, or Workers Educational Association, runs affordable and informal classes and talks for adults mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends from their premises in Gloucester St. Notable activities this term include: Innovation in the Christchurch Rebuild, from 1.20-2.30pm on Wednesdays The Ukraine and Russia, very topical […]

CERA to consult over red zone uses

CERA to consult over red zone uses

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CERA is about to consult the community over future uses of residential red zones in Christchurch. They are keen to hear from residents still living in the red zones and sent out a sensitive letter signed by CERA head Roger Sutton saying so.

Good response to Find and Fix

Good response to Find and Fix

Sunday, 20 April 2014 3:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

CanCERN, which is the organisation behind the Find and Fix campaign, reports in its latest newsletter that 600 households have responded. This follows door knocking by Red Cross volunteers on 5000 doors and the availability of an 0800 number. There are strict criteria for the project and not all responders will be handled by Find […]

Ita causes rain warning

Ita causes rain warning

Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Christchurch City Council has issued a warning that rain, which started falling on Thursday afternoon, could cause some flooding around the city, in particular low lying areas like the Flockton Basin. Around 70mm is expected in the city overnight, but this is half of what will fall on the foothills. The rain is the […]

Group aims to revive Brighton

Group aims to revive Brighton

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 5:00 p.m. by MediaThePress

A New Brighton group wanting to "give power back to the people" will look to community funding to revitalise the seaside suburb.

St Albans News for April available

St Albans News for April available

Friday, 11 April 2014 7:21 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans Park is in a bad state, well a corner of it is, and it has some residents worried.  A fix won’t be coming soon. Find out what is happening in St Albans in the April edition, due for delivery soon.

Nearly all multi-unit dwellings settled by year end

Nearly all multi-unit dwellings settled by year end

Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

EQC expects that most of the 29,500 multi-unit dwellings will be settled by the end of 2014. 

Secretary Resigns

Secretary Resigns

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 7:46 a.m. by addingtonaction

Bonny Le Grice has resigned from the Transition Committee of Addington Action Inc. effective from 10 April 2014.

notes from the forum + useful resources

notes from the forum + useful resources

Friday, 4 April 2014 12:03 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou me nga ahuatanga o te wa. (Lots of greetings to everyone and all that is happening) 

Free repairs for some EQ homes

Free repairs for some EQ homes

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:30 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Community organisation CanCERN is co-ordinating a Find and Fix project to discover and temporarily repair 900+ badly damaged earthquake homes before winter. 

Nominate youth for new awards

Nominate youth for new awards

Thursday, 3 April 2014 4:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye wants to recognise outstanding young community leaders and is asking New Zealanders to nominate them for a Youth Week 2014 Award before April 28. “I am creating these awards for this year’s Youth Week to recognise and celebrate young people aged 12-24 who have contributed to their community in a […]

New Brighton

New Brighton

Thursday, 3 April 2014 12:20 p.m. by MediaCTV

Suburban life - peaceful or boring?

Suburban life - peaceful or boring?

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

So what is wrong with suburbia? Is it faceless, sterile, bland and boring; vibrant and appealing; or relaxing and peaceful? How can we make it better?

SARA Management Committee Meeting

SARA Management Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 9:28 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Title: SARA Management Committee MeetingLocation: Mairehau LibraryStart Time: 19:00Date: 2014-04-08End Time: 21:00

Flooding Information Evening

Flooding Information Evening

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 9:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity








McCormacks Bay Road Works

McCormacks Bay Road Works

Friday, 28 March 2014 5:09 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For information relating to road works on McCormacks Bay starting 7 April please see link below: McCormacks Bay Road Works 7 April

Ferrymead Bridge March 2014 Update

Ferrymead Bridge March 2014 Update

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 3:16 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Community Centre Rebuild Plans & AGM

Community Centre Rebuild Plans & AGM

Monday, 24 March 2014 4:40 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

This coming Monday evening you are invited as a member of the Mt Pleasant community to view the rebuild plans for the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre. 

Suburban development killing CBD

Suburban development killing CBD

Monday, 24 March 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council wants to stem the haemorrhage of business from the central city by clamping down on commercial growth in the suburbs.

Software models flooding

Software models flooding

Friday, 21 March 2014 4:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Flooding damage to houses in the Flockton Basin area in early March would probably have been avoided if floor levels were nearly half a metre higher. 

Dedicated youth space opening soon

Dedicated youth space opening soon

Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mairehau News February edition

Mairehau News February edition

Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Planned road works for Mt Pleasant

Planned road works for Mt Pleasant

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 4:53 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

To find out about the road works planned for Mt Pleasant in the coming weeks please see the link below.  This work involves the closure of the bottom section of […]

City council advises on DIY sandbags for Lusi

City council advises on DIY sandbags for Lusi

Saturday, 15 March 2014 6:27 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you didn’t manage to pick up sandbags in the Shirley/ Hills Road car park  on Saturday afternoon you could make your own to “welcome” Cyclone Lusi. This on how to make sandbags from plastic bags or hessian bags.

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Saturday, 15 March 2014 5:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Local Road and infrastructure works – Mt Pleasant

Local Road and infrastructure works – Mt Pleasant

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:38 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

McCormacks Bay Catchment and road works 20140307 McCormacks catchment overview SCIRT11107 Seawall update – Main Road 20140603 Main Road seawall update and McCormacks Bay Road, rock pile removal SCIRT10979 10655

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:31 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Laydown notification for McCormacks Bay reserve can be 20130310 Laydown area McCormacks Reserve, Basil Place intersection SCIRT11107

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake…

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake…

Friday, 14 March 2014 9:17 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Knowing your neighbour is a piece of cake… Over the 29th – 30th March, there will be a city-wide campaign to encouraging neighbours to get to know each other a […]

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association AGM

Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents Association AGM

Friday, 14 March 2014 8:18 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

For details of our upcoming AGM please see here

Fund available for suburban centre projects

Fund available for suburban centre projects

Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:33 p.m. by GovtCCC

A fund for transitional projects in suburban centres is open for applications.

Works Notice McCormacks Bay

Works Notice McCormacks Bay

Thursday, 13 March 2014 2:11 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please see here for notice of a laydown in McCormacks Bay reserve due to road works20130310 Laydown area McCormacks Reserve, Basil Place intersection SCIRT11107

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Earthquake community group CanCERN is seeking hard evidence of people being forced to cash settle with EQC.

Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Monday, 10 March 2014 10:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A new, CERA-sponsored website called  has been set up so people can ask moderated questions about the rebuild and the answers are shared online.

Elections on September 20

Elections on September 20

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Government has announced that the General Election will be held on September 20. Source:Radio New Zealand

McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm water and roading repairs

McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm water and roading repairs

Monday, 10 March 2014 1:01 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

For information relating to McCormacks Bay Wastewater, Storm Water and Roading repairs Please see here 20140307 McCormacks catchment overview SCIRT11107

Dealing with natural hazards

Dealing with natural hazards

Sunday, 9 March 2014 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Sunday, 9 March 2014 2:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Labour Party has chosen Tony Milne, a former electorate worker for former MP Tim Barnett, to contest the Christchurch Central seat later this year. Tony, who is in his early 30s, currently works for the Problem Gambling Foundation.

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A group of New Zealanders concerned about New Zealand’s future and its ability to cope with risks is organising a petition to ask the Government to undertake a risk assessment for the whole country covering economic / financial security, energy and climate security, business continuity, ecological / environmental security, and genuine well-being. 

Council weather update: 5 March 2014 - 5.30pm

Council weather update: 5 March 2014 - 5.30pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 5:35 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

 

Parts of St Albans flooded

Parts of St Albans flooded

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 3:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Francis Street, Warrington St and the Flockton Street area were among those worst hit in the ’100 year storm’ that hit Christchurch and Canterbury on March 4 and 5. 

District Plan Review meetings

District Plan Review meetings

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:24 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

A very dry but necessary Council plan to know about if you care about the shape of our city. Notice of meetings here DPR FINAL pre-notification public meetings Feb-Mar 2014 (3)

Summerz End Youth Fest

Summerz End Youth Fest

Monday, 3 March 2014 11:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular


IMPORTANT: Venue change!

IMPORTANT: Venue change!

Monday, 3 March 2014 4:00 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi














St Albans accommodation roundup

St Albans accommodation roundup

Monday, 3 March 2014 1:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In February, 

$30m aquatic centre on hold

$30m aquatic centre on hold

Friday, 28 February 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

City councillors have been shocked by revelations insurance money they thought was available for a new aquatic facility for the east has already been spent.

Estuary Fest is on this Saturday 2pm to 9pm!

Estuary Fest is on this Saturday 2pm to 9pm!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 4:22 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

The Association together with the Estuary Fest organising crew are very excited to host the first ever festival to celebrate our wonderful Estuary – Ihutai. 

Port Hills News 24 February 2014

Port Hills News 24 February 2014

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 2:28 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Tell us your thoughts We’ve been doing this e-newsletter for a couple of months now, and we’re really keen to get your feedback on it. 

Board confirms members of New Brighton advisory group

Board confirms members of New Brighton advisory group

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 1:25 p.m. by GovtCCC

Burwood/Pegasus Community Board has confirmed the members of a Community Advisory Group to aid the completion of a master plan for the recovery of New Brighton.

18-Feb 2014 Update

18-Feb 2014 Update

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 9:00 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi

Next OVTRK Open Forum: 

Three years since tragic quake

Three years since tragic quake

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Next Saturday marks three years since the devastating quake that killed over 180 people, toppled many city buildings, rendered thousands of city homes uninhabitable because of liquefaction and streets became impassable.

Could you do with some discussion about insurance & rebuilding?

Could you do with some discussion about insurance & rebuilding?

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:44 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

Lee Brown and Alistair (contracts manager) from Mike Greer Hills have offered to come and talk to local residents about the insurance and rebuilding process. 

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

New InsuranceWatch Survey – keep them on track!

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:43 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please fill in the new Insurance Watch Survey? 

New InsuranceWatch Survey

New InsuranceWatch Survey

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:39 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Please fill in the new Insurance Watch Survey? It won’t take long. InsuranceWatch.org.nz, a local community organisation, is independently monitoring the progress of all insurers of residents with claims resulting from the […]

New Aranui youth and community facility to go ahead

New Aranui youth and community facility to go ahead

Thursday, 13 February 2014 5:33 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has confirmed it will build a new youth and community facility in Hampshire Street, Aranui – its first new community centre since the earthquakes.

Worker village for Orion site (attempt 2)

Worker village for Orion site (attempt 2)

Thursday, 13 February 2014 3:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A different developer this time but it looks like the Canon Street half of the former Orion site will house worker homes for up to 200 people. Resource consent was granted in January and residents notified on January 8. Portacom will create the units, housing four bedrooms. Communal rooms such as a kitchen and gym […]

St Albans News now online

St Albans News now online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s newsletter can be downloaded from here. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what will happen with the Edgeware Village […]

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s St Albans News can be downloaded from here -click on the image. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what […]

Estuary Fest 2014 – Programme of Events

Estuary Fest 2014 – Programme of Events

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 1:41 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

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