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Petition launched  for road arrows

Petition launched for road arrows

Thursday, 3 July 2014 12:49 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Christchurch JP and Labour candidate Tony Milne has launched a petition for CCC to install turning arrows at the corner of Cranford Street and Innes Road. Following a traffic study in 2012 recommending the installation of the arrows the Shirley Papanui community board supported the plan but a second council traffic study threw doubt on […]

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Neighbourly connects neighbours and communities

Monday, 23 June 2014 6:08 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Eighteen years ago when the worldwideweb was in its infancy and dial up was the only way you could access the internet from home, St Albans NeighbourNet operated a private intranet that offered neighbours a way to connect to neighbours, to warn about a mini crime wave in the area and to share information about […]

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

An evening with Dr Rob Gordon

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 11:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 288 Oxford Terrace Time: June 19 7-9pm Description: Disaster Psychology Specialist Dr Rob Gordon discusses the challenges fragile communities face in the years following a disaster. How do we address common symptoms and concerns show by people in the third and fourth year after a disaster. How do we address […]

St Albans News for June online

St Albans News for June online

Thursday, 12 June 2014 5:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Council fixes for flooding, possible soil contamination and celebrating Matariki are among the articles in the June edition of the St Albans News. The print edition will be delivered to 7000 St Albans homes over the weekend of June 14-15 but you can read it right here

CCC implements flood solutions

CCC implements flood solutions

Sunday, 8 June 2014 10:05 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council has come up with some temporary solutions to cope with the flooding, including temporary pumps, vegetation removal, back flow improvements. It is also going to pilot a wrapping solution and will continue to research longer term solutions. The Flooding Taskforce report presented on June 5 gives more details.

Heartless destruction of garden

Heartless destruction of garden

Friday, 9 May 2014 8:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Helen Ross from Edgeware Village Green got a very nasty surprise when she passed nearby the village green on May 8 – the heart-shaped garden had been destroyed without warning. “Wanton destruction without a moment’s hesitation,” she said, adding: “My heart is crushed.” No one from the Green committee had been given any notice about […]

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Views on St Albans centre use sought

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) wants better use to be made of the transitional centre at 1047 Colombo Street and is surveying residents’ and past users’ views on the centre. “SARA would like to see the centre used to support the recovery of the St Albans residents,” SARA co-chair Emma Twaddell says, “and for […]

CCC seeks public input on flooding

CCC seeks public input on flooding

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council is undertaking a survey in the Flockton Basin area on May 3 about flooding that has beset the area multiple times since the earthquakes. On the same day, the public has also been invited to participate in focus groups on the topic at the Edgeware Bowling Club in Madras Street. Two sessions […]

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Fun ride along Colombo Street

Friday, 2 May 2014 6:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A fun ride on Saturday, May 18 along the full length of Colombo Street aims to promote road safety and cycling as an everyday form of transport. Cyclists can join anywhere along the route from 9am, as long as it’s not raining. In that case the event, organised by Spoke Canterbury, will be postponed a […]

Council researching more flood zone options

Council researching more flood zone options

Friday, 2 May 2014 2:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

We may have a better idea after May 12 of what the Christchurch City Council plans to do about the flooding in the Flockton Basin (and other flood-prone areas of the city). The options under consideration seem to have grown and include: Deepening and widening Dudley Creek More pumps and pipes Raising floor levels/homes in […]

Food production in St Albans

Food production in St Albans

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St Time: May 21 from 1pm Date: 2014-05-21 Description: Fourth year geography students from the University of Canterbury talk on facilitating better food resilience in St Albans. The students visited the suburb in March and noted the lack of green spaces. Recommended actions from the research may become […]

Burns Song Contest

Burns Song Contest

Thursday, 1 May 2014 9:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Scottish Society NZ Hall, Cnr Edgeware and Caledonian Roads Time: May 17 from 11:00am Description: Enjoy the voices of young singers performing songs of Scotland. Gold coin entry. Plenty of street parking. For further information Tel: 021 0341929

Offers of help trickle in

Offers of help trickle in

Thursday, 1 May 2014 1:13 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The local branch of St Vincent de Paul and the Parish Office at Our Lady of Fatima wants to do some baking for residents in the Flockton Basin affected by multiple bouts of flooding. Carrick Street resident and Flockton Basin organiser Jo Bryne is asking residents to nominate their neighbours for the baking, which will […]

New signage for flood zones?

New signage for flood zones?

Monday, 28 April 2014 11:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

When vehicles larger than a family car travel through floodwaters in Christchurch they create waves and the water flows into houses.

Swim club holds prizegiving

Swim club holds prizegiving

Monday, 28 April 2014 10:51 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Valerie Somerville reports that the St Albans Swimming Club wound up a successful season of lessons recently with a celebratory barbecue and prizegiving at the Shirley Intermediate school. The barbecue was sponsored by the Rotary Neighbourhood Trust fund and was enjoyed by a group of approximately 100 club members. This was followed by a prizegiving […]

SARA presses community needs in annual plan submission

SARA presses community needs in annual plan submission

Friday, 25 April 2014 10:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) wants the house in Caledonian Road bought by the city council in 2010 for community use to be used to house homeless community groups and makes this point in its submission to the draft CCC annual plan for 2014-2015. 

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 […]

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. 

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 […]

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








Software models flooding

Software models flooding

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

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

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.