NCDRA Picnic Postponed to 7 March

Unfortunately we have have decided to postpone our picnic. The move to move to Covid alert level 2 on the morning of the picnic and the requirements for limited numbers and separation has led to the decision.

Hopefully we will be out of lockdown next Sunday, and will be able to move everything to 7 March.

We appreciate that this will impact our residents, stall holders and community groups – but postponement is the best way to comply with the Covid alert level 2 to beat the virus.

Ian Turk


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Community Picnic 2021 – POSTPONED TO 7 MARCH

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Public Meeting to discuss Climate Change Report

Covid-19 Alert Level 2 Arrangements – Because of the change in Covid alert levels, seating on the night will be limited by social distancing requirements . So the organisers have arranged to live stream the meeting on Zoom, as well as hold it in person. Don’t worry, you’ll still have chance to ask your questions! Here’s the link if you can join us that way: Unpacking Climate Change – Zoom link.

The Climate Change Commission’s first report, published recently, laid out a path to drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris Agreement targets.

There is a public meeting next Wednesday 17 February to explore the report with Dr Roger Blakely. Dr Blakely is a member of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, and is former Secretary for the Environment and Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment.

It promises to be a very interesting session – everyone Welcome, Wednesday 17 February from 7.00pm, Ngaio Union Church, cnr Kenya and Crofton Roads.

Please note the changes to correct the day of the week to Wednesday

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Changes to Silverstream Road

The Association has had a few questions recently about what is happening with the changes to Silverstream Road, which were conditions of the hosing development at the end of the road.

This work is now underway and we should see action later in February – first will be the construction of a retaining wall to support the road. The works will include additional car parks – in the expectation that more people will be driving to the railway station, and speed bumps to reduce traffic speed.

The consent documents which include detailed maps of the changes can be downloaded by clicking on these links

Silverstream Road Widening FOR CONSENT

Silverstream Road Improvments FOR CONSTRUCTION

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Naylor Love Update – 122 Churchill Dr for February

From Naylor Love – an update on construction of the BUPA Carehome at 122 Churchill Dr.

It has been all go since our site re-opened for 2021, and the structure has now been fully completed. Throughout the month of February, you will start to see some scaffolding coming down, as we work our way around the façade of the building.

We will continue to install the roof, which will help us be watertight and allow us to push ahead with the services and interior fit-out aspects of this project. During this month we will also be starting work on the Swimming Pool in the courtyard.

We had great engagement for the ‘design the hard hat’ competition, with hundreds of entries. Thank you to everyone who entered, there were so many amazing, creative and interesting designs to choose from, which made our job very difficult! We finally managed to agree on five hard hats, and wanted to say congratulations to the following entries:

  • Adam (age 5-6 years category)
  • Jing (age 5-6 years category)
  • Nathan (age 7-8 years category)
  • Ray (age 7-8 years category)
  • Eliana (age 9-11 years category)


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NCDRA Photo Competition Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our photo competition, in conjunction with the AGM on 18 November.  We had a total of 66 photos entered.

Everyone who entered will receive an email over the next couple of days, confirming your free membership to our Association for the next year.

Below are the winners as judged by our local photographer, Colin McDiarmid, who can be found at

Click on each image for the full size version, and to see all entries, visit our photo album – at Photos


Category – People

Winner – K Spencer

Commended – M McVie,  Walk The Line

Category – Landscape

Winner – M Munro, Orari Street Night

Commended – P Reimann,  5 November

Commended – L Vance, Keeping Distance

Category – Things

Winner – P Moore, Forget me not bee

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Commended – M Jenkins, Early Morning

Commended – S Schuster, Bus station on Colway Street

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Christmas Live – a Ngaio Nativity Walk

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Naylor Love update – for 122 Churchill Dr

Naylor Love has only have three more slab pours to finish the structure of the entire building! At this stage there is just one early morning pour scheduled for the month of December, this is booked for Friday 4th December.

The façade and roof works are making their way throughout the building, with the fit out and services following behind. They are aiming to have the first apartment complete before Christmas.

The site will be shut down for 2 weeks over the Christmas period, with the last day of work being Wednesday 23rd December, and will re-open on Tuesday 5th January. Naylor Love would really appreciate if you let our Site Manager know if you see anything unusual onsite over this time. Dan’s number is 021 428 548.

Naylor Love are also running a ‘design the hard hat’ competition for children under the age of 12 years. This competition will close on Wednesday 16th December. Copies of the drawing and entry boxes are at the below locations:

  • Countdown Supermarket Crofton Downs
  • Chillax Café
  • Crofton Downs Primary School

If you have any questions, you’re welcome to e-mail Naylor Love on:


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Help us shape Our 10-Year Plan

The following event has been organised by Wellington City Council – we urge all residents who are able, to come along, to keep up to date with the plannng that will affect Wellington Development. Monday 30 November.

You’re invited to a workshop to find out more on the Long-term Plan and let us know what you think we should be considering while developing our draft plan.

Every three years WCC reviews the city’s Long-term Plan. This sets the direction for the next 10 years, outlines priorities, how much it all costs, and where the money might come from.

As we draft this year’s Long-term Plan we have some extra demands to think about, including big infrastructure costs, earthquake strengthening, and the Central Library work.  That means we are going to have to make some choices.

We’d really like your help. 

The workshop will help us get a feel for how different communities would like us to prioritise things like improving infrastructure alongside high quality sports and recreation services, or a busy programme of events, supporting start-ups, and community services.

We will use this feedback to help shape the Long-term Plan which will be out in the community for consultation in March 2021.

When: Monday, 30 November 2020

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: Khandallah Town Hall, 11 Ganges Road, Khandallah


We appreciate this time of year is busy for many. If you’re unable to make it to the workshop, please visit our Long-term Plan website for more information and to have your say there.

Please share the link with your networks, Whānau and anyone else you think might be interested.




Clare Lundon
Senior Engagement Specialist | Communications & Engagement | Wellington City Council
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2020 AGM of Ngaio Crofton Downs

The 2020 AGM of Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association is being held at the Ngaio Union Church (corner Kenya St /Crofton Rd) on Wednesday 18 November, starting  at 7:30pm.

Our guest speaker is Mayor Andy Foster, so this is your opportunity to here from the Mayor after one year in office, and put to him any questions that you have about where Wellington is heading.

All residents of Ngaio and Crofton Downs are invited.

The meeting will be followed by refreshments

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