Packe St park planning for the future

The Packe St Park and Community Garden will be doing a bit of strategic planning at the AGM, so if you are interested in the future of the 21 year old community garden, attend the meeting which is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St on Sunday, March 12 starting at 5.30pm. Supper provided. Parking is a bit tricky on Colombo St with the cycleway being installed but the centre has a car park accessible from Caledonian Rd and of course there is plenty of parking in that street as well.
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Friends of Abberley Park meeting

The Friends of Abberley Park group has been set up to make sure St Albans residents and other users of the park's interests are taken into account in any planning moves and changes by the park's owner, the Christchurch City Council. The Friends' next meeting is at Abberley Park Hall on March 30 at 6pm.
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Council’s new multicultural strategy to help residents thrive

Did you know that nearly a quarter of Christchurch citizens were born overseas? The city council is recognising the diverse makeup of the city with a strategy to make everyone feel welcome and as Jimmy Chen says "thrive" in the city they have chosen to make their home. Find out more here: multicultural strategy
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St Albans News – first issue for 2017

janfeb2017 It looks like the transitional community centre will be heading to Shirley later this year when work begins on the permanent centre. But what will happen while the centre is being built? We find out that nothing is certain yet, the date this is happening has not been decided and where activities that happen in the centre will go in the interim is still being discussed behind the scenes. Have you thought about buying an electric bicycle to get around town - we talk to two St Albans residents who say it has changed their lives. All this and plenty more in the December/January issue of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.
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Southern Response withholds Council refunds

The Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central, Dr Duncan Webb has discovered that Southern Response owes homeowners thousands in wrongly withheld refunds. Continue reading
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St Albans News deadline

The February/March edition is being produced this month. If anyone has any news they would like considered, the deadline is January 16. Email
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December edition of St Albans News

dec2016cover_page_01 The December/January issue has a focus on Christmas and business. The residents association is about to start fundraising to purchase exercise equipment for a kind of "outdoor gym" at Malvern Park and Abberley Park is about to get a Friends group to look after its interests. All this and plenty more in the December/January issue of St Albans News. Click on the image to download.
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Friends of Abberley Park group being set up

A meeting to set set up a new group to look after residents' interests in Abberley Park is being held at the St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St at 6.30pm on Monday, October 3. All welcome to attend.
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Youth focus local elections

Hear aspiring community board members and councillors views on youth issues at two events this coming week: September 26 5-8pm at University of Canterbury Undercroft September 27 5-8pm at St John of God Waipuna These events have been organised by the Christchurch Youth Council
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Red Electrical are champions

Red Electrical, the colourful store at the corner of Innes Rd and Cranford St came up tops in the Champion Awards when they won the Infrastructure/Trades small enterprise section held recently. The company, which has only been in business for about five years, finds and supplies electricians for Christchurch and beyond (re) builds. They were one of three finalists in their group, beating HireKing and LSDC 2011 for the top spot.
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Canterbury District Health Board candidates

Twenty two candidates have put their hands up for the Canterbury District Health Board election but only eight are required. Voting takes place shortly by post and closes on October 8. Please check out their statements (along with photographs) on the dhb website: Materials from candidates for the board will be added to this page later. The candidates are as follows:
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Environment Canterbury candidates

Here are profiles of the candidates for the regional council for the Christchurch constituency so far. You can also view profiles and photos of the candidates on the Environment Canterbury website. Four need to be elected. Voting by post starts soon and closes on October 8. If you want to talk to the candidates there are a couple of meetings being held in South Christchurch and Mt Pleasant. The Mt Pleasant meeting is on September 19 at 10.30am in the temporary Mt Pleasant community centre at 3 McCormack's Bay Rd. The following day, September 20, there is a candidates meeting at St Marks Hall on the corner of Barrington St and Somerfield at 7.30pm (along with the city council candidates for that area). We are having some technical difficulties on this site that is affecting some of the candidates' images.
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