Category Archives: SARA

Vote of confidence from Christchurch City Council

By SARA co-chair Renee Walker Visibly displaying their confidence in the new shape and future direction of the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA), the CCC and Shirley-Papanui Community Board have granted the Association $25,000 under the Strengthening Communities programme.

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CCC grant helps SARA turn around

For the first time in five years, the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) is finally receiving a grant from the Christchurch City Council, thanks to the Shirley Papanui Community Board’s sense of fair play. The $25,000 grant will be put … Continue reading

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St Albans Residents Association AGM

Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo StLink out: Click here Time: September 8 at 7.15pm Description: Come along and hear SARA’s achievements over the past year and the plan for 2016.New members always welcome. Contact Emma Twaddell or Renee … Continue reading

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St Albans News for June/July 2015

Things are getting busy in the city – SARA is fighting the plan for the Northern Arterial because not enough research has gone into its impact on downstream areas like St Albans (traffic, health etc). SARA has employed a part … Continue reading

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Deadline for June edition of News

The deadline for articles, photos, adverts for the June edition is on May 18. Please send items to news@stalbans.gen.nz

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Community centre clean up

If you have some spare time and would like to lend us a hand, the St Albans Community Centre is holding a tidyup at 1047 Colombo St during the morning of May 3. It is intended to complete the work … Continue reading

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Deadline for April/May St Albans News

Reminder: The next issue of St Albans News, April/May is being prepared at the moment for delivery in a few weeks’ time. If you have any articles, photographs (full colour or monochrome), news stories, feature articles to be considered for … Continue reading

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Packe Street park at crossroads

The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation.

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December edition of St Albans News

What’s up? In Cranford Street and in Caledonian Road? Find out more of what is going on in St Albans in the December issue of

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Where do the boundaries of St Albans lie?

Students at the University of Canterbury conducted some research into where residents thought the boundaries of St Albans lie. Most people surveyed thought Bealey Ave, Hills Road, Innes Road and Papanui Road marked the edges of the suburb, while CCC … Continue reading

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Feasibility study being done for Malvern Park exercise trail

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Residents Assn gifted converted garage

The St Albans Residents Association (SARA) has been kindly gifted a beautifully converted garage by START Healing. It will be used to house a community co-ordinator and NeighbourNet as well as providing a drop in centre for local residents.

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