A message from Rotary – North Wellington

The Rotary Khandallah Fair, our signature fundraising and outreach event for the year will take place on Ganges Road on Sunday 10 December 2023.

We have a full house of very keen stall-holders, entertainment activities and there are excellent raffle prizes, plus a sausage sizzle.

We need YOUR HELP, especially for the set up and take down, doing bucket duty (to collect gold coin entry donations) selling raffle tickets and Christmas puddings.

Do you have family or friends with younger members who would like to be involved for a good cause?

Other ways you can assist is by donating cans for drink/bottles of water which we can have available at our BBQ Sausage sizzle.

To confirm times that you will be available to assist at the Fair please email Zai Davies (zaheda.davies@nztravelbrokers.co.nz)

For delivery or pickup of the above drinks, please contact Zai, as above or on 021 733659

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Ngaio Connections (Cycleway) Update

Changes on Kaiwharawhara Road and Cameron Street
WCC are on schedule to complete stage 1 of the Ngaio connection by early December, with changes being made on Kaiwharawhara Road and Cameron Street.

On Kaiwharawhara Road, they will be installing:

  • the uphill bike lane and no stopping lines in parts,
  • a new clearway (4pm-7pm) between 1 and 25 Kaiwharawhara Road on the southern side
  • a new clearway (4pm-7pm) and a loading zone (8am-4pm) outside Capital Auto Electrics and Hanging Around
  • 39 spaces between Hutt Road and Cameron Street will change from P30 to P60.

On Cameron Street, they’ll be installing:

  • 30km/h speed limit
  • the wide shoulder for people biking uphill
  • near the bottom of Cameron Street two parking spaces will be removed, four spaces will change to P60 and five to P120, and the remaining 39 spaces will become P24-hour to deter people from other suburbs parking here for long periods.  

Other lines and signs
There will be new road markings and signs installed on Kenya Street, Crofton Road, Ottawa Road, Collingwood Street, and Waikowhai Street to complete the work.

The new raised crossing on Ngaio Gorge Road, near Trelissick Crescent is now complete. The crossing is to slow down traffic, and make it to enter and exit Perth Street and Trelissick Crescent. It’s safer for pedestrians to cross.

WCC had heard comment on the harshness” of the humps in this area, and they have been adjusted.

The new raised crossing on Ngaio Gorge Road, near Trelissick Crescent is now complete. The crossing is to slow down traffic, and make it to enter and exit Perth Street and Trelissick Crescent. It’s safer for pedestrians to cross. 

WCC had heard comment on the harshness” of the humps in this area, and they have been adjusted.

For full project information, visit transportprojects.org.nz/ngaio.

If you want to contact the Ngaio Conections team, please email them at ngaioconnections@wcc.govt.nz.

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Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Assoc AGM

The Annual general meeting of Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Association will be held at:

Ngaio Union Church (corner Kenya St /Crofton Rd)
from 7:30pm on Wednesday 15 November 2023

The guest Speaker will be Greg O’Connor—MP for Ōhāriu

All residents of Ngaio and Crofton Downs are invited

The AGM will be followed by supper.

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Recycling this Saturday – 4 November

This coming Saturday 4 November is our next recycling day – 10am to noon at Ngaio Union Church, Crofton Road.

A reminder on how best to recycle with us

  1. If your recycling can go in the roadside collection – please use that.
  2. From time to time we pick up recycling that has been left at the church door. That is fine if you cannot get to the hall during recycling hours, but only leave there on Saturday morning, make sure it is secure (will not blow away), and that items are separated.
  3. Please separate the plastic lids into type 2 and type 5. Anything not marked, or other numbers cannot be accepted for recycling
  4. Tetrapaks have turned into our biggest collection by volume – but please make sure they are rinsed clean and dry. We really love collecting tetrapaks that are slit open and laid flat
  5. These instructions are to help everyone – recycling is not just throwing out rubbish. Following the simple instructions above means less work for our volunteers and makes life more pleasant.

What we take each month includes:

  • Plastic lids type 2. These lids must be marked with the type 2 recycling symbol.
  • Plastic lids type 5. These lids must be marked with the type 5 recycling symbol.
  • Metal Lids etc –including for eg Crown caps, metal screw tops, sparkling wine wires, metal jar lids, ring-pull caps.
  • Household and hearing aid batteries.
  • Oral care products and packaging from Colgate (is sent back to Colgate). Does not include electric toothbrush heads).
  • 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.
  • Rubber bands from delivered Dominion Posts

Hoping to see you there

Ian

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NCDRA Annual Photo Competition

It is time again for our annual photo competition, for which the winning announcement are tied in with our AGM .

The categories for 2023 have been set as: heritage, landscape, and birdlife – a very wide interpretation of each category will be accepted, and we will put them into one of the categories when they are submitted.

Eligible entries will need to be still photos taken in Ngaio or Crofton Downs, with no restrictions on date or type of camera. They can be taken at any time – if you have a favourite sitting in an album, then that can be entered as long as it was taken locally.

There is also no age limits on the photographer – all budding photographers are welcome to enter.

To submit your entry, email it to  photo@ngaio.org.nz (preferably as an attachment) and we will sort them into a category.  The deadline for entries is 5 November, with the winners announced at our AGM on 15 November.

There are prizes of $50 for the winner of each section, and all entrants will receive a one year membership of NCDRA.

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Ngaio Repair Cafe this Saturday

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Meet the Candidates – Ōhāriu electorate

A reminder that this Friday, 29 September from 7.30pm tere will be a public meeting at the Ngaio Town Hall to meet our candidates who are standing in the General Election for the Ōhāriu electorate.

We are expecting all candidates, and with just a couple of weeks before voting closes, this is a good chance to put those good questions that you want answered before finally casting your vote.

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Composting workshop 7 October

We are planning something a bit different alongside our October recycling day. With the Sustainability Trust, we will be holding a workshop on homw composting – recycle your food scraps properly as well as your lids and tops.

The workshop is free, and lasts for one hour during the regular recycling time. Bring along your recycling and stay for the workshop.

This is a free event – but you need to register – see the poster, send your name(s) to info@ngaio.org.nz. Attendees will receive a free rat proofing kit.

And a reminder too – the next recycling day is Saturday 2 September, 10.00am to noon at the Ngaio Union Church (every first Saturday of the month), and at the September collection we will also be taking ewaste (excludes monitors).

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Recycling Day – Saturday 5 August

This Saturday is our next recycling day – 10am to noon at Ngaio Union Church, Crofton Road.

Over that few months, there has been some change in what we are collecting  so there is a full update below, but first a couple of requests for everyone to follow:

How to recycle with us

  1. If your recycling can go in the roadside collection – please use that.
  2. From time to time we pick up recycling that is left at the church door. That is fine if you can not get to the hall during recycling hours, but only leave there on Saturday morning, make sure it is secure (will not blow away), and that items are separated.
  3. Please separate the plastic lids into type 2 and type 5. Anything not marked, or other numbers will not be accepted for recycling
  4. Tetrapaks have turned into our biggest collection by volume – please make sure they are clean and dry, and if possible slit open and laid flat
  5. These instructions are to help everyone – recycling is not just throwing out rubbish – following the simple instructions above means less work for our volunteers and makes life more pleasant (there have been  some nasty surprises amongst the tetrapaks!)

What we take each month includes:

  • Plastic lids type 2. These lids must be marked with the type 2 recycling symbol.
  • Plastic lids type 5. These lids must be marked with the type 5 recycling symbol.
  • Metal Lids etc –including for eg Crown caps, metal screw tops, sparkling wine wires, metal jar lids, ring-pull caps.
  • Household and hearing aid batteries.
  • Oral care products and packaging from Colgate (is sent back to Colgate). Does not include electric toothbrush heads).
  • 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.
  • Rubber bands from delivered Dominion Posts

We can no longer take (but are looking for future options)

  • Pens etc
  • Razors and shaving equipment
  • Bread bag tags

Additional Collections

Each month we have one additional collection (so we can handle what comes in) so plan ahead for these collections for the rest of the year:

  
Saturday 5 AugustFood Grade Silicon
Saturday 2 SeptemberEwaste (small and medium devices and appliances excluding TVs and monitors).
Saturday 7 OctoberCoffee Capsules – Start collecting your coffee capsules for recycling. We will be accepting capsules which are sent to three separate programmes, so they will need to be separated into these three lots:
– Nespresso,
– Nescafé® Dolce Gusto®
– L’OR, Moccona, illy or Jed’s coffee
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Evening Presentation – encouraging fish to Kaiwharawhara Stream

On June 8th, we are lucky to have Joshua Forrest, from the Fish Passage team, Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) talking to us about his work with the Kaiwharawhara Stream. The stream and its tributaries are an important part of our area, and give us one of our taonga – Trelissick Park.

GWRC are undertaking a programme of work to reduce fish passage barriers and Kaiwharwhara Stream is aselected catchment. Mitigating the barriers will see more fish naturally reaching the higher reaches of the waterways.

Josh will discuss the work of his team, highlighting their engagement with the Kaiwharawhara through his
role as Kaiāpiha Papa Atawhai / Biodiversity Ranger – Fish Passage.

Thursday June 8

Ngaio Union Church

Cnr Kenya St and Crofton Road, Ngaio

from 7.30pm

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