Deadline for April/May St Albans News

Reminder: The next issue of St Albans News, April/May is being prepared at the moment for delivery in a few weeks’ time. If you have any articles, photographs (full colour or monochrome), news stories, feature articles to be considered for publication, please email by Monday, March 16.

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Packe St Park AGM

Location: 587 Barbadoes St
Time: March 9 at 7pm
Description: Learn about the development plan for the community gardens and how the community can help make it happen. Old friends, construction people, fund raisers and new members are especially welcome. Bring a plate for supper, Any enquiries phone: 366 3844

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Packe Street park at crossroads

The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation.
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First issue of St Albans News for 2015

St Albans News February/March 2015

Find out why SARA opposes the city council’s plan to “upgrade” part of Cranford St in the latest issue of St Albans News.

And you’ll learn from longtime St Albans resident Garry Berryman that the northern section of Cranford St causing all this kerfuffle didn’t even exist 80 odd years ago – Cranford St ended at Innes Road and there was a dairy farm beyond that, from which the farmer delivered milk to local homes. And more, but you’ll have to read it to find out.

In your letterbox this weekend or during the week, or you can read it online: St Albans News

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Stalls sought for new St Albans market

St Albans is getting a new Saturday market, to be held in the car park of Beulah Church in Springfield Road starting on February 14, co-ordinator Paul Minter says.
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Wastewater repairs Innes Rd/Cranford St

Traffic may get even more congested at peak periods in Cranford St and Innes Rd for one week, while wastewater repairs are carried out in the area from January 19.
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Canterbury home repair programme winding up

The Canterbury Home Repair Programme, in its current state, will wind up in April 2015.
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December edition of St Albans News

What’s up? In Cranford Street and in Caledonian Road? Find out more of what is going on in St Albans in the December issue of St Albans News

Copies are being distributed by volunteers, the weekend of November 29 and 30, to 7000 households and business premises in the St Albans area. We still need a couple more people to deliver this month, takes about 1-2 hours to deliver, depending on whether you stop and chat along the way. Email for more information.
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Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Students at the University of Canterbury conducted some research into where residents thought the boundaries of St Albans lie. Most people surveyed thought Bealey Ave, Hills Road, Innes Road and Papanui Road marked the edges of the suburb, while CCC and NZ Post have different ideas.

Click the link to access the full report here: Developing a Sense of Place in St Albans


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Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

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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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