Residents’ association holding AGM

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street
Start Time: November 1, starts 1.30pm
Description: The Residents Association is holding its AGM at the St Albans Community Centre, followed by speaker Michael Reynolds at 2pm and a barbecue at 3pm.

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Afternoon tea party at Packe Street Park

Location: Packe Street Park, 125 Packe St
Time: Thursday, October 30, 3-4pm
Description: As part of Neighbourhood Week 2014, Packe Street Park is organising an afternoon tea and tour of the Park and Community Garden, for friends and neighbours. The event is supported by the Shirley/Papanui Community Board and hosted by Packe Street Park and Community Garden Inc. Children are very welcome.

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Increased liquefaction vulnerability

Some properties in Christchurch are at increased risk of liquefaction happening as a consequence of the earthquakes. Mike Jacka from Tonkin and Taylor talks about identifying such land and how properties were assessed for this type of land damage at a series of seminars run by In the Know Land Hub. The seminar at Beulah Church is being held on October 14 from 6-7pm and repeated on October 15 from 11 am- 12 noon.

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Red Cross at work in Christchurch

Hear Anne-Marie Reynolds talk about how Red Cross continues to help the recovery in Christchurch at Beulah Church in Springfield Road. She is talking on October 9,10 and 14 from 11 am till 12 noon. Her talk is part of the In the Know Land Hub seminar series.

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Sinking city

Mark Quigley and Matthew Hughes talk about reliquefaction, the need for flexible fittings for replacement pipes and the impact of climate change on the coastline at Beulah Church October 8 from 11am – 12 noon.

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SARA now manages community centre

The St Albans Residents Association took over the on-site management of the St Albans Transitional Community Centre in Colombo Street on October 6.
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Keep learning for mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week starts today with a focus on learning. The Mental Health Foundation’s website lists ways you can ‘be curious, embrace new experiences, see opportunities and surprise yourself.’ Visit www.mentalhealth.org.nz for resources, events and fun ways to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week in your community.

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Changes to the land in Canterbury

Location: In the Know Land Hub, Beulah Church, Springfield Road
Time: October 7 from 6pm
Description: The Canterbury earthquakes changed the urban and natural landscapes of Christchurch and the surrounding region. Dr Mark Quigley will discuss fault rupture, subsidence, rockfall, flood hazard and liquefaction. Future seismicity and climate change will also be considered.

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October St Albans News hot off the press

trimcoverOct2014St Albans News has had a facelift. We now print full colour and we’ve gone to town with the colour palette. Let us know if you like what you see when you get the October edition being distributed now.

The conversation about a longterm community centre for St Albans continues. Find out what is happening in St Albans: who painted the mural at Kidd’s bakery and learn what Daph Parkins and her school chums got up to in WWII trenches near St Albans School. And there’s a colourful spread in the middle featuring photographs of the art house in Cranford Street before it was demolished. Then there’s more.
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Centre under community management soon

Negotiations have been taking place between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association and it looks like SARA will be back managing the community centre from October 6. It will take a while to get things up and running but we hope to see the return of the St Albans NeighbourNet computer room after a four year hiatus, among other features.
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Distributors wanted for St Albans News

The October edition of St Albans News has been printed and will be distributed over the next week but we need three more distributors to make sure it reaches more letterboxes. If you have an hour or two to spare every two months, and like walking your neighbourhood, please email sara@stalbans.gen.nz to volunteer.

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Harrisons of Francis Street

Does anyone remember the Harrisons of Francis Street -they used to have an orchard in the area in the early 20th century – and were also well known for the numbers of children in the family. You might be interested in this blog posting and a painting by William Menzies Gibb of the old farmhouse looking towards the Port Hills.

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