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Name St Albans Residents Assn
Company St Albans Residents Association
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Packe St park planning for the future

Packe St park planning for the future

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

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

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 …

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 …

St Albans News – first issue for 2017

St Albans News – first issue for 2017

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

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, …

Southern Response withholds Council refunds

Southern Response withholds Council refunds

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

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

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.

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 …

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 …

Steve Wakefield – health board candidate

Steve Wakefield – health board candidate

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

I have served as Deputy Chair of the Canterbury DHB for the last three years, and would like to be elected to continue this work. I have 35 years of IT and business consulting experience and was previously NZ Chartered …

Dr Rochelle Phipps – health board candidate

Dr Rochelle Phipps – health board candidate

Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:05 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I’ve been a Canterbury GP since 2001 and currently work as a medical advisor for ACC whilst raising my young son. I hold an MBA degree and have just completed a term on the board of the Royal NZ College …

Dr Cynthia Roberts – regional council candidate

Dr Cynthia Roberts – regional council candidate

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 8:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Pure artesian drinking water, waterways we can once again swim in and a seabed and coastline protected from contamination and over-extraction is on everyone’s list. 

Craig Pauling – regional council candidate

Craig Pauling – regional council candidate

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:22 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Kia ora koutou, I am seeking election to Environment Canterbury to make a positive contribution to our region, and in particular to support further work on protecting and enhancing our unique heritage, waterways and biodiversity. I am born, bred and …

Lan Pham – Regional council candidate

Lan Pham – Regional council candidate

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I’m a freshwater ecologist who believes putting the health of our people and planet above corporate greed will enable our society and economy to thrive. I direct a charitable organisation called Working Waters Trust. We work alongside communities across Canterbury, …

Steve Lowndes – candidate for regional council

Steve Lowndes – candidate for regional council

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

I’m standing for the Regional Council because I have been closely involved with the Canterbury Water Management Strategy for the last five years at a local and regional level and because of the return to partial democracy. I undertake to …

Terry Huggins – candidate for the regional council

Terry Huggins – candidate for the regional council

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Terry Huggins My profile on the voting papers will tell you that I am an older candidate. In the sixties I worked with a progressive farmer on a mixed sheep and cropping farm near Pleasant Point. It was intensive farming …

Rod Cullinane – candidate for regional council

Rod Cullinane – candidate for regional council

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:44 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Rod is concerned about the significant and ongoing degradation of Canterbury’s waterways and is well qualified for that – possessing a unique set of business and environmental skills. He is a qualified Lawyer and Accountant, with wide experience as a …

Canterbury District Health Board candidates

Canterbury District Health Board candidates

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 1:39 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Twenty two candidates have put their hands up for the Canterbury District Health Board election but only eight are required. Voting takes place shortly by post and closes on October 8. Please check out their statements (along with photographs) on …

Environment Canterbury candidates

Environment Canterbury candidates

Monday, 12 September 2016 12:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

While we put together more information on the Environment Canterbury candidates, here is a link to the profiles on the E Can website. Scroll down to the Christchurch constituency to find profiles of: Rod Cullinane Terry Huggins Drucilla Kingi-Patterson Steve …

Moving poetry

Moving poetry

Sunday, 11 September 2016 2:41 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Martin Cooney, who recently operated his healing practice (plus counselling and meditation teaching) in the old maternity shop in Edgeware Rd, has upped sticks for 701 Barbadoes St, opposite Ristretto. He wrote this short poem about his shift… The Time …

Poems and politics

Poems and politics

Sunday, 11 September 2016 12:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

She may be a budding politician but Dora Roimata Langsbury also writes poetry. This one about her father is one of the poems that adorned wire fences along Victoria St. My Father’s Footsteps I can see you up ahead of …

Lindon Boyce – Central ward election candidate

Lindon Boyce – Central ward election candidate

Saturday, 10 September 2016 9:00 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Lindon Boyce is a candidate for the Central Ward 

Meet the candidates for election

Meet the candidates for election

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:55 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Bailies, Edgeware Village Time: September 12, from 7pm Description: Meet the candidates for Christchurch City Council and ask them questions in this meeting hosted by the St Albans Residents Association.

Dora Roimata Langsbury, Central Ward candidate

Dora Roimata Langsbury, Central Ward candidate

Saturday, 10 September 2016 12:18 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Dora Roimata Langsbury is an Independent candidate standing for a position as councillor (and also for the community board) for the Central Ward 

St Albans News with election special

St Albans News with election special

Friday, 9 September 2016 1:45 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Abberley Park may be getting a bigger playground but will it have an impact on other users such as family games, community gatherings and dog owners? Find out about the outcome of the hearing on the BP Edgeware extension, the …

SARA AGM

SARA AGM

Thursday, 8 September 2016 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) AGM Sunday 25th September 2016 starting at 4pm – 6pm St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St. The AGM will be opened by the St Albans Starjam Dance Group. Come along and hear about …

St Albans Art Society Exhibition on at Eastgate

St Albans Art Society Exhibition on at Eastgate

Thursday, 11 August 2016 10:48 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

If you head down to Eastgate Mall in Linwood before August 21 you can catch the St Albans Art Society exhibition between 9am and 6pm. The society holds art sessions at the St Albans Community Centre on Friday mornings.