Te Waipounamu marae film tour

Location: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Rd
Time: November 25, from 6-7.30pm. Entry by gold coin donation
Description: A chance to see films from the film archive, mostly featuring Ngai Tahu.
Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision (formerly known as the National Film Archive) and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga present a programme of over 20 moving image excerpts celebrating Ngāi Tahu history, including some of the earliest surviving Ngāi Tahu films. The programme is composed of home movie, newsreel, and television footage.
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Paddling pool opens for summer

The paddling pool in Abberley Park opens this weekend (Show weekend) for the summer season. It will remain open until Easter 2015. Take a picnic and enjoy the Park and supervise your toddlers in the pool as there are no lifeguards or staff rostered on to look after it.

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Affordable swimming lessons

The St Albans swimming club is offering affordable swimming lessons in Shirley Intermediate School’s laned, heated pool. The club is family friendly and often runs a barbecue at the lessons. The lessons run from Monday to Thursdays, from 4-5.30pm. For more information email: paul.valerie@actrix.co.nz

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St Albans Catholic School holding market day

Location: 49 Rutland Street, St Albans
Time: November 29 from 12-3pm
Description: Come for a bargain, find a treasure – pre-loved clothes,
children’s market, books, toys, cakes, plants, sausage sizzle and more!

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Monster Fair at St Albans School

Location: St Albans Primary School
Link out: Click here
Time:
November 22 from 4-7pm
Description: St Albans School is holding a monster fair and is looking for donations of toys, puzzles, games etc, which can be left in the school office. The community is welcome to attend this late afternoon event.

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Residents Assn gifted converted garage

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been kindly gifted a beautifully converted garage by START Healing.

It will be used to house a community co-ordinator and NeighbourNet as well as providing a drop in centre for local residents.
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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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