Category Archives: Parks and Reserves

Should there be a dog exercise area in Cummings Park?


¬† Should the Cummings Park DEA remain? As part of its dog policy review, the Wellington City Council will be considering whether or not the Dog Exercise Area (DEA) in Cummings Park should be retained. Submissions close on 2 May. The DEA is the area between the carpark below the […]

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What would you like for Cummings Park?


Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association is seeking input from the community to develop a vision for Cummings Park in the centre of Ngaio. The first step is a workshop to be held in the Ngaio Town Hall between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 31 October. The aim is to generate […]

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2 speakers you’ll want to hear more from


Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association had two excellent guest speakers at its AGM on 18 November – Kelvin Hastie and Jane Schaverien. Kelvin told us all about the Crofton Downs Predator-Free project. They have a $5000 grant from the Enhancing the Halo and are using the money to supply traps […]

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Latest walking tracks map of Ngaio and Crofton Downs


Feel like a local walk next weekend, but not sure where? The library has free copies of our latest Ngaio and Crofton Downs walking tracks map. This one includes the whole Silversky Track. You can download or print out an A3 version of the map.

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Kids! Explore our Ngaio bush


Trevor Lloyd from the Residents Association is leading a walk for children and caregivers through Orleans-Makererua Reserve on Wednesday, 30 April at 10:30am for about an hour. (Friday 1 May if wet). This is a lovely area of bush with some notable species of native trees. Trevor will show you […]

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Have your say on local parks


Ngaio and Crofton Downs have lots of wonderful parks, bush reserves and walking tracks. Mike Oates from WCC wants to know what you like about them and if they can be improved. We have so many! Trelissick Park, Cummings Park, Huntleigh Park, Chelmsford Park Tarikaka St Reserve, Heke St Reserve, […]

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Plant trees in Cummings Park


Community planting bee in Cummings Park on Sunday, 8 September 2013 from 1:00 pm – 3:00, followed by afternoon tea. All welcome. Bring a spade if you can.

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Planting bee fever hits Ngaio – update


Restoration groups in Ngaio and Crofton Downs are planting seedlings in our parks and reserves again this winter. Now’s your chance to find out more. Cummings Park ¬†Sunday 8 September 2013 between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.This event was postponed in June because WCC was unable to deliver seedlings to […]

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