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Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

Thursday, 27 November 2014 2:24 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Shirley Papanui Community Board has endorsed in principle an exercise trail for Malvern Park. The trail is one of St Albans’ Residents Associations’ 21 Projects. The board has asked its staff to prepare a feasibility study, including options for staging …

Te Waipounamu marae film tour

Te Waipounamu marae film tour

Saturday, 15 November 2014 8:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Rd Time: November 25, from 6-7.30pm. Entry by gold coin donation Description: A chance to see films from the film archive, mostly featuring Ngai Tahu. Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (formerly known as the National …

Paddling pool opens for summer

Paddling pool opens for summer

Friday, 14 November 2014 11:03 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The paddling pool in Abberley Park opens this weekend (Show weekend) for the summer season. It will remain open until Easter 2015. Take a picnic and enjoy the Park and supervise your toddlers in the pool as there are no …

Discussion on Cranford St Extension project

Discussion on Cranford St Extension project

Sunday, 9 November 2014 12:47 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Mairehau Library. Enter from Patrick St at the back Time: November 11 from 7pm Description The community discussion this month involves CCC staff and a discussion on the Northern Arterial and Cranford St Extension Project. SARA co-chair Emma Twaddell …

Residents Assn gifted converted garage

Residents Assn gifted converted garage

Thursday, 6 November 2014 12:47 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been kindly gifted a beautifully converted garage by START Healing. It will be used to house a community co-ordinator and NeighbourNet as well as providing a drop in centre for local residents. “The …

Residents’ association holding AGM

Residents’ association holding AGM

Thursday, 30 October 2014 9:23 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Start Time: November 1, starts 1.30pm Description: The Residents Association is holding its AGM at the St Albans Community Centre. BBQ trailer on site for lunch if you turn up earlier.

Afternoon tea party at Packe Street Park

Afternoon tea party at Packe Street Park

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Location: Packe Street Park, 125 Packe St Time: Thursday, October 30, 3-4pm Description: As part of Neighbourhood Week 2014, Packe Street Park is organising an afternoon tea and tour of the Park and Community Garden, for friends and neighbours. The …

Increased liquefaction vulnerability

Increased liquefaction vulnerability

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Some properties in Christchurch are at increased risk of liquefaction happening as a consequence of the earthquakes. Mike Jacka from Tonkin and Taylor talks about identifying such land and how properties were assessed for this type of land damage at …

Red Cross at work in Christchurch

Red Cross at work in Christchurch

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Hear Anne-Marie Reynolds talk about how Red Cross continues to help the recovery in Christchurch at Beulah Church in Springfield Road. She is talking on October 9,10 and 14 from 11 am till 12 noon. Her talk is part of …

Sinking city

Sinking city

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:36 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Mark Quigley and Matthew Hughes talk about reliquefaction, the need for flexible fittings for replacement pipes and the impact of climate change on the coastline at Beulah Church October 8 from 11am – 12 noon.

SARA now manages community centre

SARA now manages community centre

Monday, 6 October 2014 6:46 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Residents Association took over the on-site management of the St Albans Transitional Community Centre in Colombo Street on October 6. “At 4.40pm precisely, we crossed the threshold!” SARA committee member Doug Jack with some excitement. The Residents’ …

Changes to the land in Canterbury

Changes to the land in Canterbury

Monday, 6 October 2014 1:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: In the Know Land Hub, Beulah Church, Springfield Road 

October St Albans News hot off the press

October St Albans News hot off the press

Sunday, 28 September 2014 1:31 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans News has had a facelift. 

Centre under community management soon

Centre under community management soon

Saturday, 27 September 2014 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Negotiations have been taking place between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association and it looks like SARA will be back managing the community centre from October 6. It will take a while to get things up and running but …

CanCERN breakthrough

CanCERN breakthrough

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 3:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

It does not include advocacy for specific claims outcomes nor does it give policy, legal, or technical advice. Those things are covered by Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service, Residential Advisory Service and the Earthquake Support Coordinator Service.

In the Know Land Hub

In the Know Land Hub

Saturday, 13 September 2014 9:50 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Staff from EQC, CCC consents staff, Tonkin and Taylor and community representatives are offering information sessions related to earthquake recovery and residential rebuild in October.

Food plan for St Albans outlined

Food plan for St Albans outlined

Saturday, 13 September 2014 2:39 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

St Albans has a unique opportunity to implement a food resilience programme following the quakes but this is being undermined by a lack of willing volunteers, lack of funding and a poor relationship between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA).

Council to consult residents

Council to consult residents

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:29 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Council is running a series of afternoon drop-in sessions for St Albans residents for two weeks, starting next Tuesday 16 September, to consult on the Long Term Plan the District Plan Review and information about flooding and building consents. 

Wastewater repairs to Springfield Rd

Wastewater repairs to Springfield Rd

Friday, 12 September 2014 6:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Major wastewater network repairs start on September 22 and continue for two months on Springfield Road and adjoining Radnor, Kinloch and Albany Streets. The work is likely to involve some temporary street closures.

Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:25 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Will the 2030 New Zealand tennis champion come from St Albans? Who knows with weekly coaching offered to young players at the St Albans Tennis Club in Dover St and lots of practice that could happen. St Albans Tennis Club …

St Albans to talk about facilities

St Albans to talk about facilities

Sunday, 7 September 2014 9:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Being held at the Richmond Edgeware Bowling Club on Forfar Street, the “community conversation” entitled a “Long Term Vision for Community Facilities in St Albans”. Things get underway from 6.30pm and will run until 8.30pm, facilitated by Mr Chris Mene.

St Albans misses out on Council rebuild

St Albans misses out on Council rebuild

Friday, 5 September 2014 3:08 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Council has released a list of priority community repairs and rebuilds and the St Albans Community Centre, which was demolished in 2011 is not on the rebuild list. In the Shirley Papanui wards, the Shirley Community Centre will be replaced and the Papanui library repaired further. There is nothing listed for the St Albans […]

St Albans News deadline Sept 15

St Albans News deadline Sept 15

Friday, 5 September 2014 1:43 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

If you have any articles to contribute to the October issue of St Albans News please send them to news@stalbans.gen.nz by September 15.

August edition of St Albans News

August edition of St Albans News

Thursday, 14 August 2014 3:31 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

What is this about no community centre for St Albans? Is this a bad dream? Does it have to be that way? Read what has been going on in St Albans (or about St Albans) in the August edition and have your say. It also raises further questions: What makes a community centre and how […]

Who should pay for community centres?

Who should pay for community centres?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 4:09 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council funding is not in good shape for the rebuild, or so we have been told, with a $900 million shortfall. 

What makes a community centre?

What makes a community centre?

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:23 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Is a building with rooms for hire to community groups a ‘community centre’? 

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Permanent community facility for St Albans

Monday, 4 August 2014 12:50 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rumours have been floating around St Albans for some weeks that the Christchurch City Council is planning to sell off land at 1049 Colombo Street and Caledonian Road and build a community facility instead at 43a Edgeware Road (also owned by the Council). 

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 […]