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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Wellington Council Update – 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 Work will affect the footpath. Crews will assist pedestrians.
Rangiora Avenue, Kaiwharawhara Construction of new footpath and staircase down to Hutt Road. On hold, resumption expected Summer 2020 Reduced parking during construction. Traffic controlled by stop go.  Work hours 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. Further investigations underway to accommodate native trees.

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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Ngaio Gorge Road Works Underway

The lizards are moving, and so the Ngaio Gorge Road works can begin.

Stabilisation of the major slip could take two years too complete – an article on the project from Stuff can be read at this link

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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: katie.burley@naylorlove.co.nz

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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: https://planningforgrowth.wellington.govt.nz.

There is more information also on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2631728140437993.

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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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