CanCERN breakthrough

Earthquake information group CanCERN and Southern Response (insurance company handling many Christchurch claims) are launching a pilot initiative soon called Breakthrough to help settle some sticky cases.
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Movies on the Marae

Rehua Marae Movies October 4Keep the family entertained and raise funds to repair the Wharenui at Rehua Marae in Springfield Road on October 4. The first screening is for The Silent One at 3pm followed by Boy at 6pm. American hot dogs and other food will be on sale in between screenings only. Entry by gold coin donation. BYO cushion or beanbag.

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Sense of place in St Albans

What defines St Albans as a place? And where are its geographical boundaries?These questions are currently being investigated by four geography students at the University of Canterbury, as part of a third year research project.

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Halloween fundraising quiz night

Location: Scottish Society Hall, Caledonian Road
Time: October 31 from 7pm
Description: The Scottish Society of New Zealand Pipe Band is organising a fundraising quiz night with prizes for the best dressed, raffles, and coin toss. Organise a team with 4-6 people, bring coins and cash. Supper will be provided and drinks available. Tickets @ $15 per person can be purchased through Eventfinder.co.nz

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Looking for George Fisher

Does anybody know George Fisher who was living at 28 Radnor Street in 1957, or his two children? He was a POW in World War II. We have been contacted by a descendant of a fellow POW with a small memento. Email webspace@stalbans.gen.nz for further information.

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In the Know Land Hub

Staff from EQC, CCC consents staff, Tonkin and Taylor and community representatives are offering information sessions related to earthquake recovery and residential rebuild in October.

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Food plan for St Albans outlined

St Albans has a unique opportunity to implement a food resilience programme following the quakes but this is being undermined by a lack of willing volunteers, lack of funding and a poor relationship between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA).

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Council to consult residents

CCC consultation

The Council is running a series of afternoon drop-in sessions for St Albans residents for two weeks, starting next Tuesday 16 September, to consult on the Long Term Plan the District Plan Review and information about flooding and building consents.

These sessions will be held in Beulah Church in Springfield Road as follows:

  • Tuesday 16 September – 1 – 6pm
  • Wednesday 17 September – 1 – 6pm
  • Thursday 18 September – 4 – 8pm
  • Tuesday 23 September – 1 – 6pm
  • Wednesday 24 September – 1 – 6pm
  • Thursday 25 September – 4 – 8pm
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Wastewater repairs to Springfield Rd

Major wastewater network repairs start on September 22 and continue for two months on Springfield Road and adjoining Radnor, Kinloch and Albany Streets. The work is likely to involve some temporary street closures.

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Tennis club offers juniors coaching

Will the 2030 New Zealand tennis champion come from St Albans? Who knows with weekly coaching offered to young players at the St Albans Tennis Club in Dover St and lots of practice that could happen.
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Tennis club opening September 13

Location: St Albans Tennis Club, 37 Dover St
Time: September 13 from 2pm
Description: St Albans Tennis Club is opening for the 2014 season with a community day and welcomes new members to come along and have a go. St Albans Tennis Club offers social tennis catering for all levels of ability. It is a friendly club, with people who enjoy tennis and are not too worried about the game score. Usual playing times are Saturdays from 2-5pm, Tuesdays from 10am till noon and Thursdays (from daylight savings time) from 6-7.30pm. New members get four free group lessons and can arrange private coaching if needed.
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St Albans to talk about facilities

Location: Richmond Edgeware Bowling Club
Time: Tuesday September 9 from 6.30-8.30pm
Description: St Albans and Edgeware community members are gathering this week to talk about what they would like to see in their area, community facility-wise.
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