Meet your Candidates for the General Election – 2 October

Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association has arranged a public meeting for you to meet your candidates in the general election.

It will be held at the Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Road, on Friday 2 October from 7.30pm. Admission by free ticket see below.

This is your chance to meet the electorate candidates and ask the questions that you want your future MP to answer.

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about what the candidates are standing for, and what it means for our community if they are elected.

This meeting has been organised while NZ has been in a Covid response. While we have just gone back down to a level 1 response, we are still preparing to cope with a change back to Level 2 before the date of the meeting. Therefore we are asking people to register using the form below. The confirmation that you will receive should be brought on the evening. Entry is free.

Should it be necessary to limit attendance to 100 people, the first 100 tickets will be valid. everyone will be advised.

Please complete the form below. There is no charge. We ask for your email address simply so that a confirmation can be sent to you. Your information will not be used for any purpose other than organising the meeting on 2 October.

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Crane Removal this Sunday, Churchill Drive.

naylor Love will be removing one of the Tower Cranes this Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. This was originally scheduled for the following Monday and Tuesday, however high winds are forecasted for this time, requiring the work to be brought forward and into the Sunday.

Decommissioning is planned for Friday afternoon, as much dismantled as possible on Saturday, with finishing up on Sunday.

Naylor Love’s full notice can be downloaded here

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Council’s Planning for Growth

Our city is growing, and the District Plan is up for review. this plan is also having to take into account, directives from a national Policy Statement which will have an impact on how our suburbs will grow, and look in the future.

Submissions are open for feedback on the Draft Spatial Plan – the plan of action for where and how we should grow and develop over the next 30 years, and we encourage all residents to have a look at the plan and submit your views. More information on the planning, and how to make an online submission are available here.

Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association is preparing a submission now, which will be circulated to our members for comment.

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Update – Bupa Care Home 122 Churchill Dr

Naylor Love have provided an update on September works at the 122 Churchill Drive site, which can be read in full by clicking here.

The structural steel for the entire building will be completed by the end of this month, concrete will continue to be poured throughout the remainder of the building. The fit-out work is gaining momentum as the building starts to be closed in, with the installation of the RAB board pre-clad system, windows, and roofing.

NL thank residents for  your understanding around the early pours throughout August, and during September there will be two pours commencing at 6:30am, planned for Friday 4 September, Wednesday 9 September, Thursday 10 September, Tuesday 29 September.

Questions are welcomed,  to e-mail on:

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Planning for Growth Pop-up, Ngaio Library – MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 4 PM – 7 PM

Come and visit the Planning for Growth Pop-up in the Ngaio Library! Monday 31 August from 4 to 7pm at Ngaio Library.

Wellington is growing – we are told that in the next 30 years Wellington will be home to 50,000 to 80,000 more people. This will require some big decisions to ensure that our new population can be housed, supplied with amenities, that they can get around our city, and that the city retains a great feel. The decisions being made now will shape how Wellington grow and the way we live, for decades.

We encourage every one to call into the library to make sure you understand what is happening, and what will be the possible impacts on our suburbs. Then we also encourage you to make a submission, and let the Council know your views.

There will be information, visuals and an opportunity to talk to the team about what the Draft Spatial Plan means for your community.

You can find more information on the Planning for Growth website:

There is more information also on the facebook page:

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Meet the Candidates – 2 October

Our meet the candidates meeting is now being organised for Friday 2 October, 7.30pm at the Ngaio Town Hall.

Put it in your diary, if you want to ask questions of our candidates, or hear what they are offering.

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Meet the Candidates Meeting POSTPONED

Due to the current Covid-19 response, and the delay of the General Election, our Meet the Candidates meeting is POSTPONED.

I am putting this notice up to alert everyone as soon as possible – the new date will be posted here, and mailed to all members in the next day or so.

Ian Turk

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Upcoming roadworks in our area

We receive regular updates from Wellington City Council about upcoming roadworks. The table below covers main Council scheduled roadworks for this month, in our local area, or main roads in and out.   Note: dates may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Ngaio Gorge Slip Stabilisation project October 2020 to 2022 Traffic reduced to one lane controlled traffic control Further information on WCC website project page.
Grant Road, Thorndon Retaining walls strengthening project Mid-February to early 2021 Traffic reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals
Rangiora Avenue, Kaiwharawhara Construction of new footpath and staircase down to Hutt Road. July – August 2020 Reduced parking during construction. Traffic controlled by stop go.  Work hours 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. Project delayed due to COVID-19
Box Hill, Khandallah Preseal- road repairs 5 August to 7 August Stop/go traffic management. Work hours 9am to 3pm. Day work. Letter drop to  residents .

Latest updates on roadworks, road closures and events information can be found on the WCC website at:

A map of upcoming work for 2019/20 is at

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Naylor Love update on 122 Churchill Drive for August.

Naylor Love have provided an update on works at the 122 Churchill Drive site, which can be read in full by clicking here.

The concrete works are now complete for Building One, and NL are moving in to the fit-out stage of the first Building. We are continuing to erect the remaining Structural Steel to the rest of the Building, with the concrete pours and scaffolding to follow. The basement being opened as car-parking for our subcontractors.

NL thank residents for  your understanding around the early pours throughout July, and during August there will be two pours commencing at 6:30am, planned for Thursday 13th August, and Monday 17th August.

Questions are welcomed,  to e-mail on:


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Matariki – Ligting the Way

Matariki stars in the pre-dawn sky herald a special celebration. Across New Zealand, people come together to remember their ancestors, share food, sing, tell stories, and play music – this is a time of looking back, of looking within, and of looking forward.
This Ngaio Union Church will celebrate Matariki right here in Ngaio from 12th to 25th July. They have four events to come to, and heaps of other activities to make this a special time of yea
Sun 12, 5pm – Light up Ngaio! 5-6.15pm. Fun for everyone. Rug up warm, and get ready to enjoy lights, games, songs, star-gazing and warming snacks. Rain or shine!
Sun 19, 10am – Matariki ‘Take a Look’ service – the perfect opportunity to invite friends, family, neighbours, to come ‘take a look’ at what happens here at NUC on Sunday mornings.
Sun 19, 5pm – Remembering those we miss – a chance to remember those who have passed away.
Sat 25, 7pm – Celtic Dance – brought to us by the wonderful Celtic Plus. Just bring your dancing shoes, your sense of fun and a plate of food to share. First come, first danced!
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