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AprilMay St Albans News It’s five years since the Edgeware Village Master Plan for the recovery of St Albans after the quakes was created but little has been done to implement it. Then out of the blue the Christchurch City Council decides that stopping northbound traffic on Colombo St from entering Edgeware Rd and on to Cranford St might be a good idea. Consultation has started on this new concept and business owners are none to happy about the proposal. All this and lots more in the April/May issue of St Albans News, being delivered to St Albans letterboxes over the next week by our band of volunteers. You can also download a digital copy by clicking on the image to the right.

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The February/March issue of St Albans News has a botanical theme to it. We mark the passing of a well-known and loved local identity Bill Sykes, one of the people behind Packe St Park’s foundation and the centre pages are given over to a photo feature. The world seems to be heading towards roads full of electric vehicles so we profile a couple of locals who have ditched petrol for electric vehicles. All this and more in the February/March issue, now available online by clicking on the image to the right (and, if you live in St Albans, will be delivered to your letterbox soon).

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Help raise funds for the St Albans Pool

Put those neurons and magpie collection of knowledge to good use and form (or join) a team at Bailies on Monday.

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Antony Wright’s eulogy for Bill Sykes

(Delivered at Botany Bill’s funeral in Christchurch on January 9, 2018)

   Bill’s botanical roots started very early. He was born in the County of Suffolk in East Anglia and grew up in the village of Wyverstone. We have his mother Miriam to thank for the fact that we could understand him.
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Christmas at Edgeware – Saturday 2nd December from 10am

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Refurbished Noticeboard in the Heart of St Albans- Thank you to all the people in the community who contributed their time freely

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Participating in bike event pays off for family

Visiting all the participating businesses on the Biketoker Passport paid off for one family, with Mum winning a Bailies Voucher and her son winning a Tannery Voucher, which he graciously shared with his sister. Marie Hudson pictured here receiving her voucher from Amy, the manager of Bailies Bar.
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Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

Rehua marae is hosting carols at the pā again this year on December 1, from 5-8pm at 79 Springfield Rd. Take a picnic, a blanket, the whanau and enjoy. It’s one of the highlights of the year in St Albans.

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Christmas issue of St Albans News now online

In the Christmas issue of St Albans News, we reveal that the supermarket is about to change its livery – from Supervalue to Fresh Choice and the city council is plotting some new rules about street parking. All this and more in the December/January issue is available online (and, if you live in St Albans, to your letterbox soon). Click on the image to the right.

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Papanui Innes community board news

The Papanui Innes community board is now publishing its own monthly online newsletter. You can read the latest issue here.

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St Albans News October/November issue now out

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It looks like Duncan Webb has taken the Christchurch Central seat (of which St Albans is a large part) but the party vote at the preliminary count was close. We can only wait patiently while the parties negotiate to decide who will actually govern. The elections, the community picnic in Abberley Park and the new buildings at St Albans School are among the items featured in the October/November issue, which you can download to read by clicking the image on the righthand side.

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Election stats

According to statistics on the elections.org.nz website an estimated 79.32 per cent of voters in the Christchurch Central electorate that encompasses St Albans, have registered to vote as at September 17. The percentage is an estimate as the population figures are based on the 2013 census. Enrolment levels are highest amongst those aged 70+, with 95.1 per cent enrolled on the general roll for Christchurch Central. Those aged 35-70 also were highly likely to be enrolled (80%+) but numbers dropped down to a disappointing 53 per cent amongst 18-24 year olds. That age group contributed the largest number of enrolled voters in the Te Tai Tonga (or southern Maori) electorate living in Christchurch with 388 of the 1823 total voters from all age groups already signed up.

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