Category Archives: Community

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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St Albans News with election special

Abberley Park may be getting a bigger playground but will it have an impact on other users such as family games, community gatherings and dog owners? Find out about the outcome of the hearing on the BP Edgeware extension, the … Continue reading

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Mainly Music for preschoolers

Mainly music is a fun, interactive music session for pre-schoolers (0 – 5 years) and their parents/ caregivers, followed by morning tea and time to socialise and play. It’s a great way to have fun with your child and get … Continue reading

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Consultation on new community centre

Location: 1047 Colombo St Time: June 16 6-8pm Description: Find out more about what is planned in the new community centre.

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Mayor’s speech to The Neighbourhood Trust

The Mayor Lianne Dalziel gave a speech to the Neighbourhood Trust’s AGM at the McFaddens Centre on March 29. The text of her speech is given below: Good evening Council has a couple of recess weeks a year and this … Continue reading

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