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 http://www.colin.co.nz/.

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: katie.burley@naylorlove.co.nz

 

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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.

https://www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz/long-term-plan.

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
P 04 803 8363 | M 021 227 8363
E clare.lundon@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz |   |
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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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Naylor love Update: Bupa Care Facility, 122 Churchill Drive

Below is the latest update on what is happening at the construction site at 122 Churchill Dr, provided by Naylor Love.

“Throughout the month we will be continuing to pour concrete to the remainder of the building, the structural steel is on track to be fully erected at the start of December. As we continue to install the roof, more areas of the Building are becoming water-tight, allowing us to push ahead with the interior fit out works.

As we are closing in on our last concrete pour there will be only one pour commencing at 6:30am in November” – which will occur on Tuesday 17 November.

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Photo Competition – Ngaio and Crofton Downs

Dont forget the local photo competition which is being run by the Ngaio – Crofton Downs Residents’ Association – entries close on 11 November.

Prizes will be awarded at the NCDRA annual general meeting, to be held at the Ngaio Union Church, 7.30 pm on 18 November. Every entrant will receive a year’s free subscription to the NCDRA.

Photos may be of people, things or landscapes, but must be taken in Ngaio – Crofton Downs. Take new pictures or choose the best from your collection. Just send them in!

Enter by emailing your photos to photo@ngaio.org.nz.

Make sure your name is part of the caption on each picture.

Entries will be judged by well known professional photographer Colin McDiarmid.

The photos will remain your property but by entering you agree that the NCDRA may display your entries with due accreditation at the AGM and in subsequent publicity.

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NCDRA Submission – draft Spatial Plan

NCDRA has submitted its submission on the draft spatial plan. Thanks to everyone who offered a comment on the submission. One of the difficulties in making a submission like this, is reflecting members views when they are very diverse. we had comments back stating that e were not strong enough, that we got it just right, and that we were too strong in our wording. the full submission can be downloaded here – Full Submission

The feeling of the executive was very much that the given the mandatory requirements of the National Policy Statement, the draft spatial plan is OK. this does not take away that the community has reservations about the NPS provisions (enable at least 6 storey buildings in certain areas and remove parking requirements), however a submission on the spatial plan is not the place to question the NPS, or the classification of Johnsonville Railway as rapid transit (The Ministry for the Environment has confirmed this intent to WCC).

In our verbal submission we will be stressing these points, and expressing our view that the District Plan (which gives effect to the spatial plan) must be clear and strong in making sure that it delivers not only quality building, but also quality community. WCC must uphold the District Plan – and not extend “compliance discretion” which many residents feel is given far too leniently at present.

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LOCAL PHOTO COMPETITION

A local photo competition is being run by the Ngaio – Crofton Downs Residents’ Association.

Entries close Wednesday 11th November and prizes will be awarded a week later at the NCDRA annual general meeting, to be held at the Ngaio Union Church, 7.30 pm on 18 November. Every entrant will receive a year’s free subscription to the NCDRA.

Photos may be of people, things or landscapes, but must be taken in Ngaio – Crofton Downs. Take new pictures or choose the best from your collection. Just send them in!

Enter by emailing your photos to photo@ngaio.org.nz.

Make sure your name is part of the caption on each picture.

Entries will be judged by well known professional photographer Colin MacDiarmid.

The photos will remain your property but by entering you agree that the NCDRA may display your entries with due accreditation at the AGM and in subsequent publicity.

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Naylor Love update on 122 Churchill Drive for October.

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

The structural steel for the entire building is nearly complete, with concrete continuing to be poured and scaffolding erected to the remainder of the building. In the first section of the building, the windows and roof are being installed, allowing progress with the interior fit-out works. More of the basement has now been made available to subcontractors for car parking.

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 Monday 5th October and Wednesday 21st October (weather dependant).

Questions are welcomed,  to e-mail on: katie.burley@naylorlove.co.nz

 

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