Meet your Candidates for the General Election

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

It will be held at the Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Road, on 21 August from 7.30pm.

This is your chance to meet the electorate candidates and ask the questions that you want our future MP to answer. We have had confirmations of attendance from (in party alphabetical order) Greg O’Connor (Labour), Brett Hudson (National), Allan Cawood (One), Jessica Hammond (Opportunities). Unfortunately, we picked a date when Tracey Martin (NZ First) is out of town, but she too was keen to attend.

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

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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.

LOCATION TYPE OF WORK INDICATIVE DATES TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT  OTHER 
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: https://wellington.govt.nz/services/parking-and-roads/road-works/road-works-and-road-closures

A map of upcoming work for 2019/20 is at https://gis.wcc.govt.nz/LocalMaps/Viewer/?map=d322a03511294abcbe83a253b8700c02

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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: katie.burley@naylorlove.co.nz

 

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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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Naylor Love updates

In addition to the early pours listed below, Naylor Love have advised that:

  • the pour planned for 22 July has been postponed to 23 July due to bad weather
  • there will be one additional – this Wednesday 15th July. Same conditions will apply
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Project Update –  Ngaio Gorge Road slope Stabilisation improvements

The following update on the Ngaio Gorge Road repair has been provided by Wellington City Council.

Construction work to repair the Ngaio Gorge slip from a landslide is set to start mid-October 2020 and will take two years to complete. Fulton Hogan Limited has been engaged in construction work.

We planned to start this in March 2020 but COVID- 19 put a stop to that. Given we have to relocate lizards prior to construction and the need to do this when they are wide awake and out of hibernation means we cannot start this work until October (as per wildlife consent conditions).

Work will give priority to the construction of three retaining walls to realign the road. Once that is completed the Council is to continue stabilising the lower and upper slip sites and remove the concrete barriers and shipping containers. The Ngaio Gorge road will be down to one lane for the duration of the project and will be controlled by traffic signals. There will be impacts on traffic while the work is underway. We will monitor traffic flows, particularly during the morning and evening commuter peaks to minimise the impact on people’s journey times. Crews will be working between 7am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday from mid-Oct 2020 until mid-Oct 2022

 

Wellington City Council

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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.   Note: dates may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

LOCATION TYPE OF WORK INDICATIVE DATES TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT  OTHER 
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

 

Latest updates on roadworks, road closures and events information can be found on the WCC website at: https://wellington.govt.nz/services/parking-and-roads/road-works/road-works-and-road-closures

A map of upcoming work for 2019/20 is at https://gis.wcc.govt.nz/LocalMaps/Viewer/?map=d322a03511294abcbe83a253b8700c02

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Lets Get Wellington Moving – Central City Consultation

The Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM) team is seeking feedback on the Golden Mile – with a 26 July deadline.

The information below has been received from LGWM, and is copied here so that our residents are made aware and given the opportunity to make a submission if you so wish. NCDRA’s view is that our residents views on these concepts are diverse, and there is not a “Community view” that we can submit.

Three different concepts for making the Golden Mile better for people and buses have been released for community feedback, to help the team develop a preferred option. Improving the Golden Mile is an important part of Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s plan to move more people with fewer vehicles and support Wellington’s growth.

The Golden Mile is the shopping and entertainment heart of the City and one of the busiest pedestrian areas in the country. It runs from Lambton Quay through Willis and Manners streets to Courtenay Place. It’s also the core of the city’s bus network – bringing 36,000 people to and from the city on a typical weekday.

The three concepts are:
Streamline – which takes some general traffic off the Golden Mile while making buses more reliable.
Prioritise – which goes further by fully prioritising buses and pedestrians and creating more space for people to walk, shop and spend time.
Transform – which changes the road layout to make pedestrian spaces up to 75% wider, bus lanes and, in some places, dedicated areas for people on bikes.

The preferred option, to be confirmed later this year, may be a combination of these concepts. Detailed planning and implementation will be underway from 2021.

Find out more and have your say at www.lgwm.nz/goldenmile

“Let’s Get Wellington Moving is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Our vision for Wellington is to create a great harbour city that is accessible to all, with attractive places, shared streets and efficient local and regional journeys. To realise this vision, we need to move more people with fewer vehicles”.

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Naylor Love May Update – Churchill Dr construction

Naylor Love have provided the attached update for residents about work on the Bupa care Home being constructed at 122 Churchill Drive.

Dear Neighbours and Residents,

June Update: Bupa Care Facility at 122 Churchill Drive

We would like to thank you for your understanding around the recent early pours, throughout the month of June, there will be six pours commencing at 6:30am, on the following dates:
• Tuesday 2nd June
• Monday 15th June
• Tuesday 16th June
• Tuesday 23rd June
• Wednesday 24th June
• Tuesday 30th June

The pump will arrive on site the day prior to the pour, and as always, we will carefully plan the arrival of every truck to ensure a smooth transition between deliveries, this will any road disruptions as all trucks will enter site immediately upon arrival. To reduce the noise as much as possible, we will position the pump as far away from the gate as we can and place our sound reducing panels around the pump.

You will have seen the Naylor Love teal scrim going up around the building along with the scaffolding. We will be continuing to work around the building as the structural steel goes up. The concrete has been poured throughout the first floor of the first building and we are scheduled to complete the second and third (top) floor by the end of June.

At the South end of the building, we aim to be out of the ground by the end of June. Which will allow us to start erecting the structural steel to the remainder of the building.

We will send out another update at the start of July, as always if you have any questions, you’re welcome to e-mail us on: katie.burley@naylorlove.co.nz

Kind regards,

The Naylor Love Team

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What you love most about living in Ngaio or Crofton Downs

Even in these uncertain times, there’s one thing we know for sure – staying home for 4 weeks has given us chance to spend more time than we ever thought possible in Wellington’s best little suburb – Ngaio Crofton Downs!

So it’s just the time – we thought – to ask you what things you most LOVE about living here? Is it the people? the bush? the wildlife? the hills? the clean air? or something else…?

And while we’ve been staying home, what have you enjoyed most? Walking down the middle of your street without fear of being bowled over by the traffic? the peace and quiet? The call of the Tui and the Kereru? talking with your neighbours over the fence? or something else…?

Upload a video, a photo, a message or an audio and tell us what you love most about living in Ngaio or Crofton Downs. And what’s been best about staying-home here – things you want to keep hold of, even when Covid-19 is beaten! Keeping down our carbon footprint and keeping up our healthier lifestyles and communities maybe…?

How to get your entry to us? – send them from online at this link– or email info@ngaio.org.nz, or post to a cloud sharing facility and send us a link.

DEADLINE – 5.00pm 22 May

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