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Name St Albans Residents Assn
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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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, …

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. 

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 …