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Category Archives: Housing
Thanks to an outbreak of the delta variant of Covid19 the first monthly issue of St Albans News is currently only available online. This edition includes some useful tips on coping with Covid and has a bit to say about … Continue reading
Are you concerned about housing developments in St Albans – come to a public meeting at the St Albans Community Centre at 7pm on April 20 and find out more. Hear what our MP Duncan Webb has to say about … Continue reading
Got a cold house? Funding for free insulation through EECA’S Warm Up New Zealand Programme is still available, however only until the end of June. Community Energy Action (CEA) provides subsidies for insulation, heating assistance, free recycled curtains and energy … Continue reading
Seven of Christchurch’s most innovative and sustainable homes will be opened to the public at weekends in May to encourage people to build smarter, including three in St Albans.
When vehicles larger than a family car travel through floodwaters in Christchurch they create waves and the water flows into houses. It will be a while before CCC can get around to fixing the problem in Flockton Street caused by … Continue reading
CanCERN, which is the organisation behind the Find and Fix campaign, reports in its latest newsletter that 600 households have responded.
Community organisation CanCERN is co-ordinating a Find and Fix project to discover and temporarily repair 900+ badly damaged earthquake homes before winter.
In February, TVNZ reported that the average rental price in mid-range suburbs such as St Albans was $430-$460, the same rentals being paid in mid-range Mt Roskill, Titirangi and Papakura in Auckland. However, it costs renters more to live in … Continue reading
A group planning to take legal action against EQC is seeking more residents to join the group action before the end of the month.
A different developer this time but it looks like the Canon Street half of the former Orion site will house worker homes for up to 200 people. Resource consent was granted in January and residents notified on January 8.
Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project early next year aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly.