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Name St Albans Residents Assn
Company St Albans Residents Association
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Last Login 14/08/2013

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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

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.

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Homeowner EQ insurance issues

Saturday, 15 March 2014 5:53 p.m. by stalbanscommunity



Are you being forced to cash settle?

Are you being forced to cash settle?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:19 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

Earthquake community group CanCERN is seeking hard evidence of people being forced to cash settle with EQC.

Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Do you have a question about the rebuild?

Monday, 10 March 2014 10:32 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A new, CERA-sponsored website called  has been set up so people can ask moderated questions about the rebuild and the answers are shared online.

Elections on September 20

Elections on September 20

Monday, 10 March 2014 4:52 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Government has announced that the General Election will be held on September 20. Source:Radio New Zealand

Dealing with natural hazards

Dealing with natural hazards

Sunday, 9 March 2014 10:19 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

 

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Labour chooses candidate for city seat

Sunday, 9 March 2014 2:15 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

The Labour Party has chosen Tony Milne, a former electorate worker for former MP Tim Barnett, to contest the Christchurch Central seat later this year. Tony, who is in his early 30s, currently works for the Problem Gambling Foundation.

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Petition to assess risks NZ-wide

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:33 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A group of New Zealanders concerned about New Zealand’s future and its ability to cope with risks is organising a petition to ask the Government to undertake a risk assessment for the whole country covering economic / financial security, energy and climate security, business continuity, ecological / environmental security, and genuine well-being. 

Parts of St Albans flooded

Parts of St Albans flooded

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 3:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Francis Street, Warrington St and the Flockton Street area were among those worst hit in the ’100 year storm’ that hit Christchurch and Canterbury on March 4 and 5. 

Summerz End Youth Fest

Summerz End Youth Fest

Monday, 3 March 2014 11:22 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular


St Albans accommodation roundup

St Albans accommodation roundup

Monday, 3 March 2014 1:54 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

In February, 

Three years since tragic quake

Three years since tragic quake

Saturday, 15 February 2014 10:02 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Next Saturday marks three years since the devastating quake that killed over 180 people, toppled many city buildings, rendered thousands of city homes uninhabitable because of liquefaction and streets became impassable.

Worker village for Orion site (attempt 2)

Worker village for Orion site (attempt 2)

Thursday, 13 February 2014 3:20 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

A different developer this time but it looks like the Canon Street half of the former Orion site will house worker homes for up to 200 people. Resource consent was granted in January and residents notified on January 8. Portacom will create the units, housing four bedrooms. Communal rooms such as a kitchen and gym […]

St Albans News now online

St Albans News now online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s newsletter can be downloaded from here. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what will happen with the Edgeware Village […]

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

St Albans News Feb 2014 online

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

February’s St Albans News can be downloaded from here -click on the image. We know that many people are still battling insurance companies and EQC and nothing is happening with their homes but Lucas Lormans went out with his camera and snapped some of the building (retail and residential) that is going on. And what […]

Promed site tells St Albans story

Promed site tells St Albans story

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 12:52 a.m. by stalbanscommunity

The former Promed Edgeware Doctors site at the corner of Edgeware Road and Trafalgar Street has a few tales to tell. 

Waitangi Day celebrations @ marae

Waitangi Day celebrations @ marae

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 10:14 p.m. by stalbanscommunity

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield RoadTime: February 6 from 10am-2pm Description: Open Day at the Marae with activities for tamariki, weaving, mirimiri etc. $10.00 Hangi at 1.30pm. To order, presales are being taken on 03 355 5615 or 027 245 5475. Naumai Haere mai!