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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 …

The future of Cathedral Square?

The future of Cathedral Square?

Monday, 14 August 2017 10:51 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Regenerate Christchurch has recently released a draft plan outlining the potential future shape of Cathedral Square. Changing the Square from one large space into three greened interconnected places, each with their own purpose and character, is one of the draft concept’s key ideas.

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

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

Space Raiders

Space Raiders

Thursday, 22 June 2017 2:51 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

OPEN CITY – COMING SOON!

OPEN CITY – COMING SOON!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 1:35 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

OPEN CITY – now live!

OPEN CITY – now live!

Thursday, 1 June 2017 1:35 p.m. by GapFiller

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 …

Thursday, 25 May 2017 3:28 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s Super Street Arcade >>> JUMP STRAIGHT TO HIGH SCORES Gap Filler presents… Super Street Arcade – the world’s first giant, outdoor arcade game system. Get active as you move the giant joystick and jump on the over-sized buttons to play one of the unique classic-style retro games. Minimum two players required. Make a […]

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

It takes a disaster for property purchasers to take notice of land hazard risk, study finds

It takes a disaster for property purchasers to take notice of land hazard risk, study finds

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 8:59 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Property purchasers may be under-informed about the exposure of a property to damage by a natural disaster, according to researchers from RMIT University. 

A new study that looked at house prices in Christchurch before and after the 2011 earthquake suggested that it takes a highly destructive event for disaster risk to be accounted for in house prices.

Open City

Open City

Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:04 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Auckland has its very own Dance-O-Mat!

Auckland has its very own Dance-O-Mat!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 3:51 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

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) 

Dynamic geometry: Chapel Street Centre

Dynamic geometry: Chapel Street Centre

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

One of the challenges for architects – working within the constrained budgets that post-quake Christchurch frequently presents – is to create safe, functional buildings that also include some architecture. Where do you prioritise modest finances to achieve an enlightened architectural solution?

TEAM BATTLE for the GOLDEN CONE

TEAM BATTLE for the GOLDEN CONE

Monday, 24 April 2017 4:08 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Rich from SplitNZ

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Rich from SplitNZ

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 9:47 p.m. by GapFiller

Meet Richard Harcourt from SplitN2 Who are you and what do you do? Long story but in a nutshell I love tech stuff and making stuff in my mancave. My small business www.splitn2.com is growing into CNC services and sales and hence I was keen to test myself on this project. What was your involvement in the […]

Gap Filler Ping Pong tables for sale post project

Gap Filler Ping Pong tables for sale post project

Friday, 7 April 2017 2:25 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Rivers, mountains and plains: Christchurch Convention Centre

Rivers, mountains and plains: Christchurch Convention Centre

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 1:59 p.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Ōtākaro Limited has today released preliminary design images of the Christchurch Convention Centre. Architects  has worked on the design with .

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 …

JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

Friday, 24 March 2017 11:26 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler has some gaps to fill. We’re hiring a Project Developer to join the team and we also have a space on our trust board for a new trustee.   Project Developer (paid, full-time) We have some big stuff on the horizon this year in the city. So this Project Developer role will see […]

Expired: JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

Expired: JOIN US! TWO VACANCIES (TEAM AND BOARD)

Friday, 24 March 2017 11:26 a.m. by GapFiller

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Jaime from C Lund

DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Jaime from C Lund

Thursday, 23 March 2017 1:47 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Linking urban tactics to strategy

Linking urban tactics to strategy

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:46 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Urban regeneration organisation , which rose to prominence in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, will hold a workshop in Brisbane on 23 March as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum 2017. The workshop aims to “equip participants with practical and strategic approaches that they can bring to their own urban and community challenges.”

Gap Cache

Gap Cache

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 3:17 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

It’s time to say good bye …

It’s time to say good bye …

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 1:12 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

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 …

Our North Island road trip

Our North Island road trip

Monday, 6 March 2017 5:47 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Northern Design Precinct

Northern Design Precinct

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 8:26 a.m. by peterboroughvillage Popular

Check out the Design Hub popping up in the Village!  

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

A Contents Insurance NZ Policy

A Contents Insurance NZ Policy

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 4:45 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Contents Insurance NZ Policy The process of keeping a home protected throughout a major storm can be challenging because strong winds can damage a house’s structure in a variety of ways. If your home in New Zealand is located in …

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...

Car Insurance NZ Costs Low

Car Insurance NZ Costs Low

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 7:00 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Car Insurance NZ Costs Low Car insurance NZ costs usually rise when drivers don’t commute to different destinations in New Zealand safely by carefully surveying the environment. The process of keeping the price of an insurance policy within a reason …

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. 

We’re taking SOUP to the ‘burbs

We’re taking SOUP to the ‘burbs

Saturday, 24 December 2016 9:39 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Car Insurance in New Zealand

Car Insurance in New Zealand

Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:56 a.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Car Insurance in New Zealand If you are looking into getting car insurance in New Zealand, you will want to consider all of the facts before making your decision. For instance, you don’t actually have to purchase car insurance in …

Lost Christchurch

Lost Christchurch

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 1:29 p.m. by LostChristchurch Popular

Welcome to Lost Christchurch!

Super Street Arcade

Super Street Arcade

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:46 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Ping Pong coming to the city this weekend!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Ping Pong in the city!

Ping Pong in the city!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 11:08 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

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

King of the Square

King of the Square

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 1:55 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

K-Pop this Saturday (Nov 5)!

K-Pop this Saturday (Nov 5)!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 1:41 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Kids Can Up-Cycle

Kids Can Up-Cycle

Friday, 21 October 2016 7:02 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

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...