Trelissick Park Bridge

The Trelissick Park Group is raising funds for a footbridge across Kaiwharawhara Stream. This will link with a new access track into Trelissick Park from Oban Street, Wadestown. The project is being managed by Wellington City Council, with completion expected around May next year.

The new footbridge and track will improve access from Wadestown/Highland Park, expand walking opportunities in the Park and surroundings, as well as provide access to a new area of the Park for restoration and pest control.

The total that the Trelissick Park Group has to find for the footbridge is estimated at $100,000, including gst and contingency. So far donations stand at around $54,000. The Group is applying for grants and has set up a ‘Givealittle’ page at Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

The image above is of a similar bridge to that proposed for Trelissick Park from the Group’s facebook page -click here for the link.

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Ngaio Gorge Work Update

Major strengthening is about to start happening in Ngaio Gorge. WCC has updated their plan for this road, more detail available from here.

From late April to the end of May 2019, specialist crews will be carrying out slope stabilising works in the area of the major slip in the lower gorge. They will be surveying the slip zones and carrying out geotechnical investigations to develop geological & survey maps. A topographical survey of the road below will also be completed.

This work will be occurring from 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, so there will be delays for traffic passing through the investigation area during working hours. Traffic management will be in place throughout this period.

It is anticipated there will be 5-7 days of road closures during off peak travel times (9am–4pm), starting 29th April. Walking tracks will also be closed during this time.

Unsuitable weather or other unforeseen circumstances may alter the planned start dates.

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EasterFest Ngaio Union Church

We weren’t able to have the Community Picnic today, but the Ngaio Union Church EasterFest is just around the corner….

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Ngaio Community Picnic 7 April 2019 – Cancelled

Unfortunately the weather today has meant that we have had to cancel the Ngaio Community Picnic.

Thanks to all our supporters and sponsors  – your  input is certainly appreciated.

Ian Turk

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Community Picnic 7 April 2019

Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association will be holding its community picnic in Cummings Park on Sunday 7 April this year.

More information will be published in the next few weeks, but this date can be put in to your diaries. Come along and enjoy your community, the entertainment and games.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ngaio Union Church Mural

Im sure most people in Ngaio will have seen the fantastic new mural at the Ngaio Union Church – there will be a launching of this mural as the Church celebrates neighbours week – on 30 March from 12 pm. 

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Ngaio Gorge Slope Stabilisation Improvements

From Wellington City Council:

WHAT’S PLANNED Geotechnical investigation works have now been rescheduled to start in April 2019, not January as informed previously. Initial investigations revealed that borehole drilling could dislodge more material which would fall onto the road. Therefore as a preparation for drilling work, the container wall will be extended by an additional 40m uphill, which will happen in approximately two weeks’ time.

There will be cones and barriers, and surfaces may be uneven. WCC asks that during work hours you keep clear of the investigation area and site container/machines, and observe all
work signs.

If you have any questions about the project, WCC asks that you contact Sarath Amarasekera, Structures Engineer, Wellington City Council. Mobile: 021 195 3980

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Ngaio Crofton Downs Twitter Feed

For an at the minute feed on what is happening in Ngaio and Crofton Downs, we have a twitter account @NCDRA6035.

Information you can expect here includes public transport notices, traffic reports, WCC feeds, and a range of events of relevance to our suburbs. Plenty of fascinating historic photos retweeted also.

Boarding a bus for Ngaio/ Khandallah





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AGM 20 November 2018

Our AGM is being held 7.30pm on Tuesday 20 November, at the Ngaio Union Church, cnr Kenya Street and Crofton Road, Ngaio.

We will have a guest speaker, Claire Pascoe from the NZ Transport Agency, who will talk about investing in transport to make our towns and cities more liveable.

The full agenda is:

Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 7.30pm
Ngaio Union Church, Ngaio

  1. Apologies
  2. Items for General Business
  3. Minutes of the meeting on 21 November 2017
  4. Matters arising from the 2017 minutes
  5. Annual Report
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Election of officers and committee
  8. Adoption of new Rules for the Association
  9. Launch of the Association’s new logo
  10. General Business
  11. Closure of the formal part of the Meeting
  12. Guest Speaker: Claire Pascoe, Lead Advisor Urban Mobility at the NZ Transport Agency, will be talking about investing in transport to make our towns and cities more liveable.

Refreshments will follow at about 8.45pm.

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Dog exercise areas – survey results

A Dog Exercise Area (DEA) is an area designated by WCC where dogs can be run off-leash. One of these areas is in Cummings Park, below the Ngaio village shops. It is popular with those exercising dogs, although some other residents have wanted the DEA closed because they believe the area could be better used for other purposes.

Our Association and WCC have recently completed consultation with our community about the future of the DEA. There were 504 valid responses to the WCC survey, and the table below summarises the results of the survey. It shows that 81% of all users wanted to keep the Dog Exercise Area, with 12% wanting it closed.

Of those who used Cummings Park to exercise dogs, 97% of Ngaio residents and 99% of visitors from other areas wanted the DEA to be kept.Of those who used Cummings Park but did not exercise dogs there, 50% of the Ngaio residents and 79% of visitors from other areas wanted the Dog Exercise Area to remain.

Given the very strong support for keeping the DEA, our Association has decided it will not be consulting further with the community about whether or not it should be kept or closed. Instead we look forward to working with residents to develop a plan or vision for Cummings Park, including the DEA, to improve the Park for all users. We will be doing this early in 2019, and will be inviting all interested residents to participate.

Full results from the survey are available in these attachments:

This post has been abbreviated from an article in our latest newsletter. To receive the newsletters as they are distributed, please join the association – this can be done on line under the Membership menu tab of this site.

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