Category Archives: Community

Full text for letter in a bottle

When the time capsule planted in 1920 behind the foundation stone in the old community centre was opened in September it contained a small brown bottle and a letter inside. The bottle was reluctant to give up its dry contents … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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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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Papanui Innes community board news

The Papanui Innes community board is now publishing its own monthly online newsletter. You can read the latest issue here.

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Handful of places offer early voting

Few places have been authorised to offer advanced voting and none of them is in St Albans. The closest place to vote early in the Christchurch Central electorate is at the Central Library in Peterborough St, which you can do … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Poems and politics

She may be a budding politician but Dora Roimata Langsbury also writes poetry. This one about her father is one of the poems published on boards in Victoria St. My Father’s Footsteps I can see you up ahead of me … Continue reading

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St Albans Residents’ Association AGM

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo St Time: September 25 from 4pm Description: Find out what the residents’ association has been doing on your behalf. Begins with performance by StarJam. Come along and hear about the exciting grassroot developments … Continue reading

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