Ngaio Community Picnic, 12 March Cummings Park

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Suspended Bus Routes 22 February

Making sure that everyone is aware that there will be disruptions to bus services across Wellington tomorrow, due to a union meeting. Details below.

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Stormwater Management Impact on the Kaiwharawhara Stream

This is just in from Cat Ayres Project Lead – Kia Mouriora te Kaiwharawhara Sanctuary to Sea, who is drawing our attention to the draft Stormwater Management Strategy, which will have an impact on the Kaiwharawhara Stream. The Kaiwharawhara Stream runs through Trelissick park, and is a gem for our area. More information and ideas on how to become involved are below.

From Cat:- As members of the Sanctuary to Sea Community network, we wanted to highlight that Wellington Water are currently running a feedback process for their draft Stormwater Management Strategy. For those of you who haven’t heard about this process yet, it will be closing at the end of February.

This strategy will be used to prioritise stormwater work across the Wellington region over the coming decades. It will have a significant impact on the Kaiwharawhara, which has been prioritised as 8th out of 9 catchments (p.98) in Wellington City.

You can engage through attending online or in-person hui next week, completing a survey or emailing your feedback (more information here). The hui are no longer showing online but you should be able to join by emailing I have also included details for Tuesday’s zoom meeting at the bottom of this email.

We are working on our submission, which will highlight our concerns for the Kaiwharawhara. Please get in touch if you would like to share your thoughts for us to incorporate, or if you would like to receive details of the submission in order to include this in your own feedback.

Thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide.

Ngā mihi

Cat Ayres | Project Lead – Kia Mouriora te Kaiwharawhara Sanctuary to Sea

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Help re-stock DCM’s shelves

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Recycling in 2023

Saturday 4 Februry is the day that our recycling programme kicks off for the new year. Every first Saturday of the month, we will be at the Ngaio Union Church in Crofton Road, collecting items for recycling that are not collected in the kerbside recycling.

What we accept for recycling each month

  • Plastic lids type 2. These lids must be marked with the type 2 recycling symbol. Anything without a symbol will need to be sent with your household rubbish. The plastics will need to be separated into the correct buckets, as the different plastics are processed differently.
  • Plastic lids type 5. These lids must be marked with the type 5 recycling symbol. As above the type 5 plastics will be separated into individual buckets.
  • Metal Lids –including for example Crown caps, metal screw tops, sparkling wine wires, metal jar lids, ring-pull caps.
  • Colgate only oral care products and packaging including brushes, floss containers, tubes. Make sure excess product is removed, and that all is dry. Electric toothbrush heads are not recyclable.
  • Tetrapaks – best squashed, even better, cut opened out and dried.
  • Household and hearing aid batteries.
  • Curtains – must be mould free so they can be re-purposed.
  • Wool balls of wool which Crafty Volunteers, can use in their knitting for charity.
  • Bread bag tags.
  • Rubber bands from delivered Dominion Posts

We will also soon publish a schedule of larger item collections for 2022. If you have space, hold onto your car batteries, small metal items (supermarket bag size), E waste, coffee capsules and food grade silicon)

How can you help?

please make sure that your collection is sorted into the correct containers. We recommend sorting at home, but there is always the opportunity for a chat if you choose to sort into our buckets.

And if any plastic lids are not marked with a recycling number – the need to go into your rubbish unfortunately.

We can no longer collect razors and shaving equipment, but are looking for alternate ways of recycling these. The Sustainability Trust is now promoting shaving equipment that is plastic free.

Please only bring in Colgate oral care recycling. The Sustainability Trust no longer collects these items, so we are sending our collection directly to the Colgate recycling programme.

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No January Recycling

7 January will be the first Saturday of the month, but please note that our recycling day is NOT held in January.

Recycling for 2023 will recommence on Saturday 4 February 2023.

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Christmas Live 2022

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Refuse a Rubbish Christmas

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Christmas Ceilidh

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Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association Annual General Meeting

7:30pm Wednesday 16 November 2022,
Ngaio Union Church (corner Kenya St /Crofton Rd)

The Council’s Ngaio Cycleway Team will be joining our AGM discuss the proposed Ngaio Connection cycleway which will run from Kaiwharawhara to Ngaio.

Consultation on the cycleway is now open, this is an opportunity to learn about the proposed trial, and how to make an informed submission. Go to the WCC website at for more information on the cycleway, including maps, and the submission form (on line or printed).

We will also announce the winners of our 2022 photography competition.

All residents of Ngaio and Crofton Downs are invited to the AGM.

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