Ngaio Union Church is organising weekly meetings, 10.30am on Thursday’s for those who work from home.
The Water Cooler is a weekly opportunity for people who work from home to get together for morning tea, to share coffee, cookies, quizzes but, more crucially, to make connections with other people like yourselves.
Ngaio Union Church is on the corner of Crofton Rd and Kenya St, Ngaio.
What would you do if an earthquake happened now?
The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) is holding two information evenings which will start to answer this question, so that our suburbs are better prepared and able to respond in an emergency.
The evenings will help residents understand the hazards that we face, and contribute to our response plans. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions – if you cant make the eveing for your suburb, come to the other, it will remain relevant.
Wednesday 24 July 2019, 6.30pm to 8.00pm,
Ngaio Union Church,corner of Kenya Street and Crofton Road
WREMO flyer – Ngaio
Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6.30pm to 8.00pm,
Crofton Downs Primary School, Chartwell Dr
WREMO flyer – Crofton Downs
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 https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/kaiwharawhara-stream-footbridge-for-new-trelissick. 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.
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.
We weren’t able to have the Community Picnic today, but the Ngaio Union Church EasterFest is just around the corner….
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.
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!
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.
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
If you have any questions about the project, WCC asks that you contact Sarath Amarasekera, Structures Engineer, Wellington City Council. Mobile: 021 195 3980
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