St Albans News for April available

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.

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WEA Term 2 classes begin in early May

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.
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CERA to consult over red zone uses

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.

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Good response to Find and Fix

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CanCERN, which is the organisation behind the Find and Fix campaign, reports in its latest newsletter that 600 households have responded.
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Ita causes rain warning

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.
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Nearly all multi-unit dwellings settled by year end

EQC expects that most of the 29,500 multi-unit dwellings will be settled by the end of 2014.
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Free repairs for some EQ homes

Community organisation CanCERN is co-ordinating a Find and Fix project to discover and temporarily repair 900+ badly damaged earthquake homes before winter.
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Nominate youth for new awards

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.
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Big Bike Fix Up

Location: MacFarlane Park, Acheson Ave, Shirley
Time: April 5 from 1-4pm
Description: ICECycles in conjunction with Shirley Community Market are running a Big Bike Fix Up at MacFarlane Park Market.
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SARA Management Committee Meeting

Location: Mairehau Library
Time: April 8 from 7-9 pm
Description Monthly meeting of the St Albans Residents Association

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Flockton flooding info evenings

Location: Shirley Boys High School, Main Assembly Hall (entry via Averill St), Richmond
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Time: April 2 and 3, from 6-8pm
Description: CCC is running two information evenings for Flockton Cluster and flooding people. Please come along to one of the evenings and ensure your neighbours are aware of these so they don’t miss out.

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City less positive than Selwyn District

Residents in the Selwyn District are more positive in their outlook than residents in Christchurch or Waimakariri District, according to the CERA well-being survey carried out in Spring 2013.
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