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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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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Software models flooding

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. Continue reading

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Dedicated youth space opening soon

A dedicated space in the CBD for youth opens for use on March 25. The opening of the premises at 442 Tuam Street is the result of work carried out over the last six years by the White Elephant Trust but is for a wide range of youth providers and youth groups to use. The address includes space for meetings, consultations, forums, trainings, events and performances. For further information contact Nathan Durkin on 022 493 4636 or nathan@we.org.nz

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