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Name St Albans Residents Assn
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St Albans Swimming Club  prizegiving

St Albans Swimming Club prizegiving

Monday, 16 May 2016 3:56 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The St Albans Swim Club finished a very successful season of Learn to Swim lessons at Shirley Intermediate school recently, with a Tryathlon for three different age levels. The Tryathlon was held in the school grounds, beginning with a cycle …

Help with insulation till June

Help with insulation till June

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Got a cold house? Funding for free insulation through EECA’S Warm Up New Zealand Programme is still available, however only until June. Community Energy Action (CEA) provides subsidies for insulation, heating assistance, free recycled curtains and energy efficiency advice for …

Help with insulation till late June

Help with insulation till late June

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Got a cold house? Funding for free insulation through EECA’S Warm Up New Zealand Programme is still available, however only until the end of June. Community Energy Action (CEA) provides subsidies for insulation, heating assistance, free recycled curtains and energy …

St Albans Community Alliance meeting

St Albans Community Alliance meeting

Monday, 16 May 2016 12:13 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: May 31, 12pm Description: The community alliance is a new group for community leaders in St Albans, searching for smarter ways to support each other and those that live and work …

Eco-friendly home tour

Eco-friendly home tour

Monday, 16 May 2016 11:44 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Seven of Christchurch’s most innovative and sustainable homes will be opened to the public at weekends in May to encourage people to build smarter, including three in St Albans. The free, self-drive Exemplar Homes Tour showcases homes with sustainable and …

Open day for Men’s Shed

Open day for Men’s Shed

Monday, 9 May 2016 9:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Title: Open day for Men’s ShedLocation: Nancy Avenue/Knowles St cornerDescription: St Albans Community Men’s Shed, rebuilt as part of the rebuild of the Aldred Church complex is holding an open day in the hope of gaining new members.Start Time: 10:00Date: …

Bus detour during roadworks

Bus detour during roadworks

Sunday, 1 May 2016 1:01 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

From Monday, May 2 until further notice all buses travelling towards the Palms will detour away from the north part of Barbadoes St while road works are carried out. Buses will detour off Barbadoes St onto Edward Ave and Geraldine …

Infrastructure repairs in St Albans

Infrastructure repairs in St Albans

Monday, 25 April 2016 12:21 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Edgeware Road, between Hills Rd and Geraldine St will be one way for three months from April 26 for wastewater repairs at the Edgeware Rd/Champion St intersection. Eastbound traffic will be detoured into Edward Ave and Barbadoes St. Warrington St, …

Mayor’s speech to The Neighbourhood Trust

Mayor’s speech to The Neighbourhood Trust

Sunday, 10 April 2016 2:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Mayor Lianne Dalziel gave a speech to the Neighbourhood Trust’s AGM at the McFaddens Centre on March 29. The text of her speech is given below: Good evening Council has a couple of recess weeks a year and this …

Ali Jones responds to pool article

Ali Jones responds to pool article

Saturday, 2 April 2016 4:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

I’ve just read in the latest edition of the STAN that I was not at the Feb council Meeting where the pool land sale was on the agenda. I was! I had a commitment in Auckland and was late into …

Latest St Albans News: Change is afoot

Latest St Albans News: Change is afoot

Saturday, 2 April 2016 4:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Lots of news about St Albans this month: includes BP’s designs for its corner site and what the neighbours think of that, the pool group will finally get the land back in Edgeware Rd so they can build two swimming …

Christchurch trees seek saviours

Christchurch trees seek saviours

Monday, 14 March 2016 10:18 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Many of Christchurch’s notable trees are about to be dropped off the Christchurch City Council’s register and this has spurred some city residents into opposing this. Around 80 per cent of the city’s notable and heritage trees will lose their …

Deadline for St Albans News April/May

Deadline for St Albans News April/May

Thursday, 10 March 2016 9:10 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The deadline for articles for the next edition of St Albans News is on March 14. Please send via email to news@stalbans.gen.nz. Volunteers will deliver the newsletter to residents some time between April 2 and April 10 and will cover …

City traffic forced to slow down

City traffic forced to slow down

Thursday, 10 March 2016 8:35 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

From March 12 traffic around the inner city is going to slow down quite considerably because of new speed limits that are being brought in and this could impact on St Albans as drivers search for faster routes to their …

Combined choirs lift the roof

Combined choirs lift the roof

Thursday, 10 March 2016 7:55 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Beulah Church, 140 Springfield Rd, St. Albans Time: Sunday, April 3 2-5.30pm Description: A number of community choirs are getting together for an afternoon celebrating singing. Lisa Jonathan, Rachel Bayliss, Jane Hobson, Nikki Berry and their choirs will each …

River of flowers in St Albans

River of flowers in St Albans

Sunday, 21 February 2016 9:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Latest St Albans News out now

Latest St Albans News out now

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 8:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A strong post-quake theme runs through the February/ March edition of St Albans News, hardly surprising as February 22 marks five years since the second major quake struck Christchurch with gravity-defying force. A story about asbestos on a site in …

Meditate at community centre

Meditate at community centre

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:42 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo is running drop in classes on meditation and mindfulness on Thursday evenings at the St Albans Community Centre, starting on February 4 at 7.30pm. No booking or commitment is required but there is a $10 charge …

Bishop St wastewater main repairs

Bishop St wastewater main repairs

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

SCIRT is busy this week repairing a wastewater main at the intersection of Bishop St and Purchas St. Vehicle drivers will have to find different ways of getting around that area as there is no entry or exit at that …

Revised Papanui Parallel Cycling Scheme

Revised Papanui Parallel Cycling Scheme

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 8:16 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: North City Church, 95a Sawyers Arms Rd Time: Jan 27 at 7pm Description: Meeting to alert residents of the changes incorporated in the proposed scheme after earlier feedback as well as the recommendations that will be made to the …

Packe St AGM and party

Packe St AGM and party

Sunday, 17 January 2016 10:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street Time: February 28, 4-6pm Description: Packe Street Park and Community Garden Inc is marking its 20th anniversary with the AGM and a birthday party with tea and entertainment laid on. There will …

Part time gardening co-ordinator sought

Part time gardening co-ordinator sought

Sunday, 17 January 2016 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Packe Street Community Garden Inc is looking for a Coordinator, initially on a small contract. If you have an interest in community and organic gardening, are available on Thursday afternoons to coordinate a diverse range of volunteer gardeners and have …

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

Getting to grips with Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:59 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

About 4500 Christchurch homeowners have been told they have Increased Liquefaction Vulnerability (ILV) as a consequence of the 2010-2011 series of earthquakes and will be compensated. That number may seem low, given the extensive land damage the city suffered, but …

Massey Uni surveying quake insurance experiences

Massey Uni surveying quake insurance experiences

Monday, 14 December 2015 1:40 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

Massey University is conducting research into how badly or well the EQC and insurers responded to quake claims to ensure better responses to future large earthquakes. They want as many claimants as possible to answer the tick-box survey on their …

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Alternatives to double cul de sac in Trafalgar St

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 11:37 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Trafalgar St double cul de sac option is being revisited as Christchurch City Council staff work out alternative ways to slow traffic without cutting it off in the middle. Not all residents oppose the cul de sacs – some …

Hills Rd liquor outlet proposal dropped

Hills Rd liquor outlet proposal dropped

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 11:14 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

After 39 objections were made against the proposed new liquor store in Hills Rd, the developers have dropped the plan. Read about it in more detail here: Plans for liquor store dropped.

Caledonian Road v Colombo St cycleway

Caledonian Road v Colombo St cycleway

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 11:11 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The Christchurch City Council is now promoting two options for the section of the Papanui Parallel cycleway between Bealey Avenue and Trafalgar St. Option A is to run the cycleway straight down Colombo St, with loss of car parking spaces …

Alternative plans for Rutland St cycleway section

Alternative plans for Rutland St cycleway section

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:58 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Rutland St residents opposing the cycleway because of the concrete, loss of berms and trees may be interested to know that Christchurch City Council staff are beavering away drawing up alternative plans. These include: A cycleway similar to the one …

Street parking reducing citywide

Street parking reducing citywide

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 10:38 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Christchurch City Council’s citywide cutback on street parking spaces as part of the retro-fitting of the cycleways in selected city streets could not have come at a worse time. In St Albans, like many suburbs in Christchurch, the tendency is …

Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Rutland St residents discuss cycleway

Thursday, 3 December 2015 10:37 a.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular