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Newsletter deadline January 28

Newsletter deadline January 28

Thursday, 16 January 2014 12:04 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The next edition of St Albans News will be coming out sometime in February. If you have any editorial or advertisements please make sure they meet the deadline on January 28. Articles and Letters to the Editor can be sent to news@stalbans.gen.nz . Advertising and any other enquiries to SARA@stalbans.gen.nz

Rebuild fairytale musical

Rebuild fairytale musical

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 11:26 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Avebury Park in Richmond is the venue this week for a hilarious fairytale musical that also has some fun with the rebuild. The musical is being put on by the Harlequin Players, directed by Loretta Dean, and is aimed at families @ a cost of $8 per person. Writer Jo Bean has come up with […]

Electorate changes opposed

Electorate changes opposed

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

,p>Former Christchurch deputy mayor Ngaire Button is one of a number of objectors who have made submissions to the Electoral Commission opposing changes to electorate boundaries of Christchurch Central. Ngaire objects to Mairehau being joined to East Christchurch as the proposed change will split the St Albans-Mairehau community. Central Christchurch MP Nicky Wagner, also objects […]

Kidds Cakes adds cafe

Kidds Cakes adds cafe

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you want a coffee with your cake, Kidds Cakes and Bakery have a cafe in their new building which opened on January 15. The new two-storey building, adjacent to the old building, is built back from the road to take into account the proposed four-laning of Cranford Street. It is also very eco-friendly in […]

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

The Triangle – Noxious Exhalations, a Precocious Wastrel and a Special Earthquake

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 5:49 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“William Wilson was formerly a cabbage dealer in Canterbury; but fourteen years ago he was poor, whereas now he is rich, a circumstance attributable to a lucky speculation in a piece of land called the Triangles, at Christchurch, which was offered to more than one, previously to being bought for £200 by Wilson, who, unlike the others, had sufficient foresight not to refuse it which now, in rental, brings him in £900 per annum.” Hawke’s Bay Herald, Volume 11, Issue 871, 31 Augus ...

Pallet Pavilion Evening Volunteers required: Mondays & Tuesdays

Pallet Pavilion Evening Volunteers required: Mondays & Tuesdays

Thursday, 9 January 2014 9:35 a.m. by GapFiller

Can you help us out on Monday and Tuesday evenings? Check this link for more info and for any questions please contact richard@gapfiller.org.nz

happy new year + panel confirmed for next forum

happy new year + panel confirmed for next forum

Monday, 6 January 2014 11:23 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular




Port Hills Geotech Newsletter

Port Hills Geotech Newsletter

Monday, 23 December 2013 2:38 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

A ray of giving

A ray of giving

Friday, 20 December 2013 4:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Ray White Next Step on Innes Road, in association with Rotary, has distributed 200 Christmas gifts to families who cannot afford Christmas. The gifts were gathered under the Christmas tree in the Ray White office. (This is just one of many places in the city where presents have been gathered in lieu of the tree […]

Dec 20: The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

Dec 20: The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Gap Filler’s very popular Dance-O-Mat project is up and running back in the central city as of this week. 

The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

The return of the Dance-O-Mat to the city!

Thursday, 19 December 2013 5:33 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler’s very popular Dance-O-Mat project is up and running back in the central city as of this week. The Dance-O-Mat shares the vacant site on the corner of Gloucester and Colombo Streets with Julia Morrison’s artwork commissioned by CCC and realised as part of SCAPE 2013, Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers. “The team and a […]

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 3:47 p.m. by GovtMOE Popular

Greater Christchurch Education Renewal Programme – 2013 Year End Report to Schools and Early Childhood Services

Casual Walking Groups

Casual Walking Groups

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 1:00 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Lolo Whenua Wetlands ·        Mondays at 9.00am ·         Starts Monday 20 January 2014 ·         Cotter Lane Rangiora (Meet at the carpark) This walk is fairly easy—you can choose how many loops you do around the lake to build up your fitness. Not steep. Great for buggys also.  The Sting!!! ·         Friday at 9.00am ·         Mowatts...

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 12th February:  a Clinician from the CDHB’s Anxiety Disorders Service  Anxiety has a number of possible origins and our levels of anxiety can rise or fall in different circumstances.So, how do we manage our anxiety so that we can meet life’s challenges and yet remain consistently well: - How to recognise as early...

The Question of Anxiety

The Question of Anxiety

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:39 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 29th January, the Peer Support team, Anxiety Support at MHAPS  Here’s your opportunity to discuss and even debate the subject of anxiety.  A chance to get your questions answered or perhaps your opportunity to be the one with an answer.  The discussion will be facilitated by the team here at Anxiety Support. The discussion...

Edgeware master plan adopted

Edgeware master plan adopted

Monday, 16 December 2013 11:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has adopted the master plan to support the recovery of Edgeware Village. The plan is part of the Council’s Suburban Centres Programme to support the recovery of quake-damaged commercial centres. Funding has been secured for streetscape and movement improvements and these are expected to be implemented in 2015-2016. Shirley/Papanui Community Board Chairman […]

CCC in rental WOF trial

CCC in rental WOF trial

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project early next year aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly. A national rental housing “warrant of fitness” (WOF) trial will begin in January 2014 and run until the end of February, with results from the […]

Handling the land settlement cheque

Handling the land settlement cheque

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Got a land settlement cheque from EQC but you are unsure how the calculation was made and if it is correct or not? Bank the cheque and then Kevin Seque, Managing Director of KSL Audit Services Ltd suggest you send the following email or letter to protect your position: claims@eqc.govt.nz To whom it may concern […]

Flooding vulnerable being identified

Flooding vulnerable being identified

Monday, 16 December 2013 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Householders identified at being at risk of increased flooding vulnerability as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes will be sent individual letters to inform them of their status of their land claim in the New Year but will be largely responsible for their own protection following cash settlement that will follow when the process is completed.

Dec 16: Weave-o-rama

Dec 16: Weave-o-rama

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weaving a new city fabric …   Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, has created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes called Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people can experiment with found and recycled materials and help to create a shared artwork.  Weave-o-rama […]

Weave-o-rama

Weave-o-rama

Monday, 16 December 2013 4:02 p.m. by GapFiller

Weaving a new city fabric … An interactive project! Hannah Hutchinson, a young local designer, created a giant sized loom out of recycled timber, tyres and bicycle inner tubes called Weave-o-rama.  Through the act of weaving on a giant ‘loom’ people experimented with found and recycled materials and helped to create a shared artwork.  Weave-o-rama was […]

Call for Christchurch projects

Call for Christchurch projects

Monday, 16 December 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Early Days in Sydenham, how the Pioneers Fared

Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:22 p.m. by LostChristchurch

“I REMEMBER.” An interesting contribution to the history of the early days of Christchurch, and especially of the district now known as Sydenham, was made by Mr Henry Ffitch, of Glandovey road, Fendalton, in a series of reminiscences related by him to a “Press” representative. “I remember very well,” said Mr Ffitch, “that part of the country on what is now the borough of Sydenham in the years 1851 and 1852. I have a vivid recollection of the country, in ...

SCIRT fixing cracked pipes with resin liners

SCIRT fixing cracked pipes with resin liners

Friday, 13 December 2013 9:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

SCIRT is repairing two sections of storm water drains in Edgeware Road next week, outside Peter Timbs shop and then in Dover Street. This will involve a process called CIPP lining, when a resin saturated pipe liner is inserted into the existing stormwater pipe. Hot water makes the liner and resin harden and adhere to […]

Inconvenience Store: expressions of interest sought

Inconvenience Store: expressions of interest sought

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed

Inconvenience Store: proposals now welcomed

Friday, 13 December 2013 2:11 p.m. by GapFiller

Call for Expressions of Interest 13 December 2013   THE INCONVENIENCE STORE Gap Filler’s next project will be the Inconvenience Store, which is scheduled to run for around 6-8 weeks between late March and late May 2014 (dates tbc). We hope, for this project, to temporarily occupy a vacant retail space in the central city […]

Rehua marae brings in community

Rehua marae brings in community

Thursday, 12 December 2013 9:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Whanau members, community workers and local musicians made for a great night when the marae hosted carol singing on the evening of December 6. The weather was hot, so the hand-held fans provided by a community health group came in very handy. Health organisations and a group discouraging gambling were among those who had stalls. […]

Carol singing in the rain

Carol singing in the rain

Thursday, 12 December 2013 9:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Report by Doug Lamb, St Albans Choir The choir were singing the lyrics, ‘let it snow’ but the weather was most definitely rain – and lots of it. The St Albans Community Choir held their annual Christmas Carol Concert on Sunday 8th December. This year it was a little different due to heavy rain starting […]

Going Under Canvas at Sumner – 1890s

Going Under Canvas at Sumner – 1890s

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:25 p.m. by LostChristchurch

During the past year or two it has been customary for a number of parties of young men to go into camp at Sumner for the summer months, and to come up to Christchurch during business hours. Special facilities for this purpose having been offered by the Christchurch Tramway Company, the number of camps has considerably increased this year, and at the present time there are some forty parties living under canvas there, comprising over a hundred persons. While some of the parties have been content ...

The Anglican Parish of Heathcote – Mt Pleasant

The Anglican Parish of Heathcote – Mt Pleasant

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 3:51 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

 

Information for Port Hills Residents

Information for Port Hills Residents

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 3:45 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Kua tae mai rā ngā hararei...

Kua tae mai rā ngā hararei...

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 9:30 a.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi






Carols at the Pā

Carols at the Pā

Friday, 6 December 2013 4:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, Springfield Road >Time: December 6 6pm-8.45pm Description: Join the whānau at Rehua Marae for a celebration of Christmas! Non-stop entertainment including bands – Mana Whānau, Merchants of Flow and many others, individual and group artists, kapahaka and waiata.

St Albans News extra has business slant

St Albans News extra has business slant

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

An extra issue of the St Albans News is published this month, with a focus on local business. Find out why you should shop locally and also have a look at the new shopping centre at the corner of Barbadoes St and Edgeware Road as well as a trip back to the 1940s. Download the […]

Long Awaited Port Hills Zoning Decision

Long Awaited Port Hills Zoning Decision

Thursday, 5 December 2013 1:31 p.m. by MtPleasantCC

Hon Gerry Brownlee Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery 5 December 2013 

St Albans swim club history helps fund new pool

St Albans swim club history helps fund new pool

Thursday, 5 December 2013 11:38 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Sales of the recently launched St Albans Swimming Club and Edgeware Pool history will go towards installing a new pool in the area, writer Val Somerville says.

Freeparking, just go ahead

Freeparking, just go ahead

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Mike Greer may well have got the go ahead from Building Consents at the City Council after this visit but did the building inspector need to park on the footpath and grass verge like this? 

St Albans losing fire station

St Albans losing fire station

Monday, 2 December 2013 10:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Broken pipes close part of school

Broken pipes close part of school

Monday, 2 December 2013 9:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The discovery of broken sewer pipes under St Albans Primary School resulted in the closure of the library cafe block and adjoining areas on December 2. Stachybotyrs and penicillin spores have been found in air tests.

Emma Twaddell named local hero

Emma Twaddell named local hero

Monday, 2 December 2013 8:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity




Local hair salon top in NZ

Local hair salon top in NZ

Friday, 29 November 2013 7:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Hair Art and Beauty in Cranford Street can claim to be the top New Zealand salon after winning the New Zealand Salon of the Year award, as part of the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards 2013 held recently in Auckland. This is the first year a Christchurch salon has won this award. Entering entails a lot […]

Protest outside Southern Response

Protest outside Southern Response

Friday, 29 November 2013 7:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Frustrated and tired Southern Response policy holders and supporters will protest slow progress outside the company offices in Show Place from 7am on December 2. The civil protest is being organised by Steve Gurney and city councillor Ali Jones. The pair are hoping that the gathering will result in real engagement with Peter Rose and […]

Will Windows win?

Will Windows win?

Friday, 29 November 2013 6:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Ellen Jones Poole from St Albans is one of 20 winners in the Outlook for Someday national film making competition with her film Windows. If you visit the Outlook for Someday website and vote for her movie in sufficient numbers she could win the People’s Choice award. Ellen’s father Stephen says she has put so […]

Pete’s Landing

Pete’s Landing

Friday, 29 November 2013 4:40 p.m. by peterboroughvillage

Nov 29: Neat Places

Nov 29: Neat Places

Friday, 29 November 2013 10:14 a.m. by GapFiller

Neat Places

Neat Places

Friday, 29 November 2013 10:14 a.m. by GapFiller

Neat Places pocket guide of awesome places to go in ChCh is now available. Swing by and pick one up from the Pallet Pavilion, many cafes, or you can download one here.

ARE YOU TECH SAVVY??

ARE YOU TECH SAVVY??

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:09 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Job Opportunity: – Programme Facilitator and Coach, NGO Mental Health, 20 hours per week

Job Opportunity: – Programme Facilitator and Coach, NGO Mental Health, 20 hours per week

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 1:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Recovery is a life skills programme that assists the recovery and well-being of people who experience anxiety and depression.

Do our Awesome survey!

Do our Awesome survey!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:41 a.m. by MinistryofAwesome

Free or low cost insulation to warm your home!

Free or low cost insulation to warm your home!

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:02 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Community Energy Action is currently running the following charitable programmes in the greater Christchurch area, North Canterbury and some other parts of Canterbury: Healthy Homes, a targeted programme  for those with medical conditions, children and older people Warm Babies, a targeted programme for families with small children (0-4 years old) Elderly Health, a targeted programme...

CanCERN Newsletter #108 - 22 November 2013

CanCERN Newsletter #108 - 22 November 2013

Sunday, 24 November 2013 11:26 p.m. by CanCERN Popular

Book your stay and reward your favourite charity!

Book your stay and reward your favourite charity!

Friday, 22 November 2013 3:39 p.m. by AnxietySupport

 

Future at stake

Future at stake

Friday, 22 November 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Tower Junction

Tower Junction

Friday, 22 November 2013 7:53 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

CCC wins WGBC award for rebuild sustainability work

CCC wins WGBC award for rebuild sustainability work

Friday, 22 November 2013 6:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

The World Green Building Council (WGBC) has announced the winners of its Government Leadership Awards and Christchurch City Council (CCC) was amongst the winners.

Community fun afternoon

Community fun afternoon

Thursday, 21 November 2013 9:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans Uniting Parish, Cnr Knowles Street and Nancy Avenue
 December 6 @ 4-7pm 
Pick some vegetables from the community garden, have a sausage or bring a picnic and enjoy the activities on offer in this community event organised by St Albans Uniting Parish.

Liz Whitehead
Community Development Worker

Halswell

Halswell

Thursday, 21 November 2013 7:19 a.m. by FutureChChDesign

Day 1003 - last post piping in the new

Day 1003 - last post piping in the new

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 8:36 p.m. by addingtonaction Popular

This is my last post on the Addington Action website. Since the AGM on 30 October, a leadership transition has been underway where I have been working part-time handing over lots of stuff to the incoming people.
Thanks
Mike Peters
Former Addington Action Organiser
Feb 23 2011 to October 30 2013

The new people can be contacted at



Elaine Mayo (Secretary)
Email:
Cell: 027-2105-042



Run by a council of reps from the distribution centres
Webs ...

SYDENHAM

SYDENHAM

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 4:32 p.m. by FutureChChDesign