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This website is dedicated to the recovery of St Albans and its city, Christchurch following a devastating series of earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. This service by the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) offers relevant local information. If you are from an organisation or a business and have essential information you would like to share with the community, then please get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to publish it here.
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Now is the time for a good winter clean up as spring approaches. This includes tidying up all those dead leaves and stray weeds that can harbour fungal spores and other nasties that will quickly overtake plants if left unchecked … Continue reading
We are about to enter the Twenties, but before we get there, here’s the last edition of St Albans News for the 2010s. It includes a small Christmas section, major changes for the residents association, council giving the green light … Continue reading
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
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
Put those neurons and magpie collection of knowledge to good use and form (or join) a team at Bailies on Monday.
According to statistics on the elections.org.nz website an estimated 79.32 per cent of voters in the Christchurch Central electorate that encompasses St Albans, have registered to vote as at September 17. The percentage is an estimate as the population figures … Continue reading
The transitional community centre is soon to transition to a park in Shirley but what will happen to community groups using the community centre in the meantime while the new centre is being built. The residents association (SARA) and the … Continue reading
Pure artesian drinking water, waterways we can once again swim in and a seabed and coastline protected from contamination and over-extraction is on everyone’s list. As is a low-carbon transport system that delivers. A healthy environment is essential to our … Continue reading
The intersection of Westminister St, Roosevelt St and Courtenay St is closed while an intersection upgrade is carried out, including removal of the roundabout. Please use Cranford St, Innes Rd and Rutland St to detour around the worksite. Warrington St … Continue reading
Submissions are due in on Monday, June 20 for the proposed permanent St Albans Community Centre building. Consultation meetings have been taking place during the first two weeks in May.