Wellington e-scooter survey starts today

An online survey is available from today to help gauge how Wellingtonians feel about the public share e-scooter schemes that have been operating in the city since June 2019.

The results following the first six months of the 18-month trial will form part of the evaluation of the e-scooter hire schemes (operated by Jump and Flamingo) agreed by Wellington City Councillors.

Deputy Mayor Sarah Free said “We’re beginning the survey now as we are coming to the end of the first six months of the trial, but will keep it open through until 5pm on Sunday 2 February as we know it is a busy time of year.”

If doing a survey online isn’t an option, people can phone 04 499 4444 or email transport@wcc.govt.nz and arrangements will be made for them to do it in another way.

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Ngaio Gorge Update

Wellington City Council (WCC) advise that they completed receiving  registrations of interest from  contractors which are interested in completng the work on the Ngaio Gorge Road. Request For Tender (RFT) documentation has been sent with the deadline for tenders to come back in being January 14th, 2020. The target for starting physical works being March 2020. 
Physical works to build retaining walls, widen and realign the road, drainage, slope stabilisation, protection fences, and associated works are expected to take two years.

Over this time  temporary traffic management measures will be required.  The Ngaio Gorge Road can remain open throughout the project, but at times will be down to one lane, controlled by traffic signals and manual stop-go traffic management as required. 

This is a key resilience route so WCC has designed the project to keep the road open and minimise the impact on peoples’ journeys while maintaining a safe work environment for crews to work.
WCC has applied for and obtained consents for the work from GWRC, WCC, and DoC (wildlife permit). 
WCC have expressed their thanks to users for your understanding as they work to improve the road networks in your city.

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Christmas Live!

On December 15, Ngaio Union Church is giving everyone the chance to enjoy an hour’s breather, a time to enjoy some peace, and to share the Christmas story together.

Join the adventure at 6pm on Sunday December 15, starting at the Ngaio Town Hall car park.

The story continues through Cummings Park finishing at Ngaio Union Church for a Christmas treat.

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AGM 20 November 2019

The 2019 AGM of Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association is being held at the Ngaio Union Church (corner Kenya St /Crofton Rd) on Wednesday 20 November, starting 7:30pm.

After the AGM, we will be hearing from:
1 Chris Moore, WREMO—Ensuring Emergency Preparedness in Ngaio and Crofton Downs
2 Sue Brown—Becoming Carbon Neutral, an Challenge for our Community

All residents of Ngaio and Crofton Downs are invited.

The meeting will be followed by refreshments

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Community Christmas Carols

Community Christmas Carols
All Welcome!!

Bring the family, and join in singing favourite carols.

Onslow Community Church Hall
4 Ngatoto Street, Ngaio

7pm Sunday 1 december 2019

Donation welcome for CWS aid projects
A community event organised by local churches

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5 Ways to Well Being Course

The Water Cooler – a new meetup and networking opportunity for people who work from home – is developing well say Sue Brown and Alyson Howell from Ngaio Union Church. ‘We’ve welcomed people who’re lawyers, artists, planners, designers and more.’ they say. Both Alyson and Sue work from home and know that as well as being flexible and practical, this brings its challenges.

‘Some days you just want to have some colleagues around you to bounce ideas off’ says Sue ‘and then there’s the sausage rolls, the quiz and the Christmas celebrations you don’t get invited to’. ‘But, critically, you also miss out on professional development and growth opportunities that are part of working in a larger organisation’ adds Alyson. ‘Fortunately, we can help with that too!’

Alyson regularly leads wellbeing courses in corporate and government workplaces, including ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ – a 90 minute course designed by the Mental Health Foundation and based on excellent well researched guidelines. ‘Building resilience’ is even more important in a one-person business’ says Sue.

So on Thursday [10] October, Ngaio Union will offer this empowering and practical course for people who work from home. It starts 11am, so why not come and share a coffee and some company at The Water Cooler (starts at 10.30) first, before the learning begins?

To find out more, and to register for the 10 October ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ course, contact Alyson on 027 242 6242.

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Kākā, kererū and tīeke -three times as likely to be seen compared to 2011

Spotting a kākā, kererū or tīeke in Wellington reserves has become about three times more likely in the last decade, with bird poulations spilling into the suburbs, like Ngaio and Crofton Downs.

The Wellington City Council has tallied up the birds in  its annual bird count, finding significant increases in five endemic bird species: tūī, kākā, kererū, tīeke and kākāriki.

Council environment partnership leader Tim Park said the prolific birds were becoming “ambassadors for Wellington” and the predator-free effort.

The full story is available here

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Meet the Candidates – 20 September 2019

Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association is arranging a meeting which will be residents’ opportunity to meet your candidates who have been nominated to stand for Wharangi/Onslow-Western Ward Councillor in the 2019 local body elections, and also those who have been nominated to stand for Mayor.

The full list of candidates has just now been released, so check back here to see which have accepted invitations to meet our residents.

The meeting will be in the Ngaio Town Hall, starting 7.30pm on 20 September 2019.

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Ngaio Community Ceilidh (Dance)

Saturday 7 September 2019
7.30pm to 10pm

  • Entry Free but Koha welcomed for Community Assistance Fund
  • Bring a plate of food to share for supper\Coffee tea juice water provided
  • Alcohol Free/ Family friendly
  • Come early as numbers are limited
  • Cnr Crofton Road and Kenya street
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Crafternoon – Ngaio Union Church

For people who love to craft, or are keen to discover their inner crafter, and to work alongside others with similar interests, Ngaio Union Church has arranged Crafternoon. this is a weekly get together over 6 weeks – each Thursday from 29 August starting 1.30pm through to 3.30pm.

Ngaio Union Church is on the corner of Crofton Rd and Kenya St, Ngaio.

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