Dine with us at St Albans Eve Supper

A themed dinner or supper revealing the story of St Alban is planned at Bailies Bar and Restaurant on June 21.

The meal, hosted by Bailies, acknowledges the story of St Alban after whom the city in England and our own suburb is named. The themed dinner or supper on the eve of his saints day (which is on June 22) also coincides with our winter solstice.

Little is known about the life of St Alban, except that he lived in Roman-Britain and is recorded as the first Christian martyr. Diners can expect to learn a little more during the evening.
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Access St Albans News for June/July 2018


How the new motorway will affect streets in St Albans downstream of Innes Rd is the main focus in the June/July issue of St Albans News – the city council wants feedback. Lots has been going on in St Albans these past two months and we tried to fit most of it in 16 pages. Find out about a special event being held on June 21, the eve of St Albans Day (which also happens to be the southern hemisphere’s winter solstice) and lots more besides.The printed version is being delivered to St Albans letterboxes over the next week by our band of volunteers. Also available in selected Edgeware Village shops. Alternatively, download a digital copy by clicking on the image to the left.

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Get the latest news from St Albans

AprilMay St Albans News It’s five years since the Edgeware Village Master Plan for the recovery of St Albans after the quakes was created but little has been done to implement it. Then out of the blue the Christchurch City Council decides that stopping northbound traffic on Colombo St from entering Edgeware Rd and on to Cranford St might be a good idea. Consultation has started on this new concept and business owners are none to happy about the proposal. All this and lots more in the April/May issue of St Albans News, being delivered to St Albans letterboxes over the next week by our band of volunteers. You can also download a digital copy by clicking on the image to the right.

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Packe St park’s Matariki celebrations postponed

Packe St Park’s Matariki celebration planned for June 17 has been postponed until further notice. The park’s co-ordinator says that this is because of the weather. We could probably do with a few windy warm nor’westers to dry out soggy ground in our parks and gardens.

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Help raise funds for the St Albans Pool

Put those neurons and magpie collection of knowledge to good use and form (or join) a team at Bailies on Monday.

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Get the sizzling hot summer edition of St Albans News

The February/March issue of St Albans News has a botanical theme to it. We mark the passing of a well-known and loved local identity Bill Sykes, one of the people behind Packe St Park’s foundation and the centre pages are given over to a photo feature. The world seems to be heading towards roads full of electric vehicles so we profile a couple of locals who have ditched petrol for electric vehicles. All this and more in the February/March issue, now available online by clicking on the image to the right (and, if you live in St Albans, will be delivered to your letterbox soon).

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Antony Wright’s eulogy for Bill Sykes

(Delivered at Botany Bill’s funeral in Christchurch on January 9, 2018)

   Bill’s botanical roots started very early. He was born in the County of Suffolk in East Anglia and grew up in the village of Wyverstone. We have his mother Miriam to thank for the fact that we could understand him.
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Christmas at Edgeware – Saturday 2nd December from 10am

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Refurbished Noticeboard in the Heart of St Albans- Thank you to all the people in the community who contributed their time freely

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Participating in bike event pays off for family

Visiting all the participating businesses on the Biketoker Passport paid off for one family, with Mum winning a Bailies Voucher and her son winning a Tannery Voucher, which he graciously shared with his sister. Marie Hudson pictured here receiving her voucher from Amy, the manager of Bailies Bar.
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Rehuā marae hosting Carols at the Pā

Rehua marae is hosting carols at the pā again this year on December 1, from 5-8pm at 79 Springfield Rd. Take a picnic, a blanket, the whanau and enjoy. It’s one of the highlights of the year in St Albans.

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Christmas issue of St Albans News now online

In the Christmas issue of St Albans News, we reveal that the supermarket is about to change its livery – from Supervalue to Fresh Choice and the city council is plotting some new rules about street parking. All this and more in the December/January issue is available online (and, if you live in St Albans, to your letterbox soon). Click on the image to the right.

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