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    • Submission on the WCC LTP, 2024-34
      • The key issues for the Long-term Plan for the next 10 years are described in the consultation documents as being how much to spend on the three waters network to fix the pipes, how to manage waste collection and recycling, and whether or not to sell the WCC Airport shares to set up a ‘resilience … Continue reading Submission on the WCC LTP, 2024-34 →

    • Notes from the April 2024 Meeting
      • The meeting was at the St Tom’s Community Lounge on Monday April 15th 2024. Alex Hockley, CEO of the Wellington Heritage Festival talked about potential Newtown events, and Deputy Mayor Laurie Foon outlined issues in the WCC long Term Plan. Submissions are due on 12th May.

    • Notes from the March 2024 Meeting
      • We met at the St Tom’s Community Lounge on Monday March 18th. These were some of the issues discussed – District PlanThe recommendations of the Independent Hearings Panel with regard to character precincts and the City Centre Boundary were rejected by a majority of WCC Councillors, who passed amendments to revert to the boundary and … Continue reading Notes from the March 2024 Meeting →

    • Minutes of the October meeting 2023
      • This meeting was held at 7.30pm on Monday 16 October 2023 at the Community Lounge, behind St Thomas’s Church, 200 Riddiford St. These were some of the topics covered – Merania Roa, the candidate for Vision NZ in the recent Rongotai Election, thanked us for the invitation to our Meet The Candidates meeting. Kāinga Ora’s … Continue reading Minutes of the October meeting 2023 →

    • Berhampore- Newtown Parking Plan
      • This proposed plan is based on the WCC Parking Policy which was agreed in 2020. Our Association supports the principle of residents having priority for parking on the residential streets. However we have concerns about the details of the proposal that was presented for consultation, and we are disappointed that the Parking Policy agreement for … Continue reading Berhampore- Newtown Parking Plan →

    • Minutes of the 2023 AGM.
      • This meeting was held on Monday September 18th at the St Thomas’s Community Lounge. The meeting received the President’s Annual Report and the Treasurer’s Financial Report. The following people were elected unopposed as Officers of the Association: President: Rhona Carson Vice Presidents: Jane Patterson and Martin Hanley Secretary: Rhona Carson Treasurer: Michelle Wolland Committee: Carol Comber, Steve Cosgrove, Marion Leighton, Sam … Continue reading Minutes of the 2023 AGM. →

    • The 2023 Annual General Meeting Notice
      • This meeting will be on Monday September 18th, 7.30-9.0pm., at the Community Lounge, St Thomas’s Church, 200 Riddiford St. The AGM is when we discuss the year’s activities.elect the Association’s officers for 2023-24, and plan for the future. Agenda: Apologies Minutes of the NRA AGM 2022 to be approved (please review – the minutes will be taken as … Continue reading The 2023 Annual General Meeting Notice →

    • Minutes of the August 2023 Meeting
      • Notes from the meeting. This meeting was held on Monday August 21st, 7.30pm at the St Tom’s Community Lounge, 200 Riddiford St. Association President Rhona Carson opened the meeting by thanking everyone who helped with the Newtown Residents’ Association 60th Anniversary Celebration on 29th July. She then introduced the visiting speakers. Kāinga Ora – Josh … Continue reading Minutes of the August 2023 Meeting →

    • Petition: Request for Toilets in Carrara Park
      • Our on line petition is now live on the WCC website: https://wellington.govt.nz/have-your-say/petitions/petitions/current/2023-08-request-for-toilets-at-carrara-park. If you have ever been to Carrara Park and wished that there was a toilet there, or if you have avoided going because there are no toilets, please sign it! The end date is set for 2 weeks from today, which is 5 September, but we … Continue reading Petition: Request for Toilets in Carrara Park →

    • Toilets for Carrara Park
      • Our Association has made a submission to Wellington City Council on Te Awe Māpara – The draft Community Facilities Plan, asking again for toilets in the Park. Back in 2020 James Barber wrote a Scoop article about the lack of toilets in Carrara Park – https://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=132403 – well worth reading! Nothing has changed since then. We are … Continue reading Toilets for Carrara Park →

    • 60th Anniversary Celebration
      • Our Anniversary on Saturday 29th July was a very enjoyable event, held in Newtown School Hall. During the day we set up display boards with photos and other information about the Association and it’s activities – including Newtown Festival – and also contributions from other Newtown organisations and other Residents’ Associations elsewhere in Wellington. There … Continue reading 60th Anniversary Celebration →

    • Minutes of the July 2023 Meeting
      • Notes from the meeting held at the St Tom’s Community Lounge, July 17th 2023. The meeting agenda included: Newtown Residents’ Association’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations The Celebration will be on Saturday 29th July, with an Open Day for the public to view displays while the Market is open. From 2:30pm – 4:30pm people will be invited … Continue reading Minutes of the July 2023 Meeting →

    • Newtown Residents’ Association 60th Anniversary – an Invitation
      • The Newtown Residents’ Association was incorporated on 29th July 1963, and we will be marking the occasion on Saturday 29th July with an ‘open day’ at Newtown School Hall. There will be displays about Newtown history and community activities from 10am, followed by afternoon tea from 2.30-4.30pm. We hope that you will pop in if you are … Continue reading Newtown Residents’ Association 60th Anniversary – an Invitation →

    • Minutes of the June 2023 Meeting
      • Notes from the meeting held at the St Tom’s Community Lounge, June 19th 2023. Rowena Tun, Wellington Timebank Kaiwhakahaere/Coordinator, spoke about what the Timebank is and how to join. To get more information, or talk about joining, go to the website https://www.wellingtontimebank.org.nz/, or phone Rowena for an appointment at the Newtown Community Centre – Te … Continue reading Minutes of the June 2023 Meeting →

    • ‘Reveal’: Discovering what lies beneath our streets.
      • Have you seen people in hi-viz vests collecting data along Luxford St, Adelaide Rd, or The Parade overnight during the past week? They are from Reveal, and they are using penetrating radar to help see what’s beneath the road. This will produce an accurate map of all the utilities underground which will be extremely useful as WCC … Continue reading ‘Reveal’: Discovering what lies beneath our streets. →

    • Minutes of the May 2023 Meeting
      • Notes from the Newtown Residents’ Association meeting 15 May 2023. Information from WCC about Newtown Parking Plan, Newtown to Island Bay transitional cycleway and Berhampore village upgrade.  Vida Christeller, Manager City Design, and Seb Bishop from the Engagement Team attended the meeting to talk about these projects. This was a preliminary discussion, to be followed … Continue reading Minutes of the May 2023 Meeting →

    • Minutes of the 2023 March Meeting
      • This meeting was on March 20th at the St Thomas’s community lounge, 200 Riddiford St. Julie-Ann Genter, Green Party list MP and now the Green Party candidate for the Rongotai Electorate, attended to introduce herself. She outlined her past experience in the Green Party and in Parliament. In summary she believes that only the Green … Continue reading Minutes of the 2023 March Meeting →

    • Annual General Meeting 2022
      • The Newtown Residents’ Association Annual General Meeting was held on 19th September at 7:30pm, St Thomas’s Community Lounge 200 Riddiford St. There was a small attendance, and a number of the Executive members were absent, for a variety of reasons, including the President and the Treasurer. However the meeting was ably chaired by Vice President … Continue reading Annual General Meeting 2022 →

    • About the Proposed District Plan
      • This plan, which is open for submissions until Monday September 12th, is the penultimate stage of the creation of a new District Plan for Wellington. The final stage will come when the hearings about the submissions have concluded, the District Plan Hearings Commissioners have reported back to Wellington City Council, and after the resolution of … Continue reading About the Proposed District Plan →

    • Meet the Candidates: 2022 Local Body Elections
      • The Newtown Residents’ Association has organised two local body election meetings – one for the Greater Wellington Regional Council candidates on Tuesday 13th September and a joint one for Paekawakawa/Southern Ward and Te Whanganui-a-Tara Māori Ward candidates on Monday 26th September.  In past years we have served supper at these meetings but this year we are … Continue reading Meet the Candidates: 2022 Local Body Elections →

    • Notes from the August 2022 meeting
      • This meeting was held at the Community Lounge at St Thomas’s Church on Monday 15th August. These are notes from the discussion, see below for the full minutes. WCC Waste Minimization Plan WCC has a Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Action Plan. The expectation is that WCC will set up a working party about this, … Continue reading Notes from the August 2022 meeting →

    •  Brief Notes about the July 2022 meeting
      • These were some of the topics dicussed. See below for a link to the full minutes. Meet the Candidates meetings We will be holding a meeting (or meetings) for local body election candidates at the Salvation Army Hall in September. We are waiting to see how many candidates there are, and whether we split into … Continue reading  Brief Notes about the July 2022 meeting →

    • Notes from the June Meeting
      • The monthly meeting was on June 20th at the City Mission/St Thomas’s Community Lounge. Mass Rapid Transit through Newtown The main topic was a presentation from Daran Ponter, Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, on Let’s Get Wellington Moving, and in particular on the potential impact of Mass Rapid Transit through Newtown. All four LGWM … Continue reading Notes from the June Meeting →

    • Notes from the May Meeting
      • Brief Notes from the Newtown Residents’ Association Meeting, Monday 16 May 2022 – see below for the full minutes. This meeting was held in person, for the first time in 2022. The venue was the Wellington City Mission/St Thomas’s Community Lounge, and we are very grateful to be able to use this space. There was … Continue reading Notes from the May Meeting →

    • Notes from the April Meeting
      • We met on 18 April  2022,  via zoom. These are brief notes of the main items discussed; see below for a link to the full minutes. Local Body Elections & Proposed Meet the Candidates meetings Nominations for Mayor, Councillors and Greater Welllington Councillors  open on 15th July and close on 12th August, so we won’t know till then how … Continue reading Notes from the April Meeting →

    • Notes from the March 2022 Meeting
      • The Newtown Residents’ Association Meeting 21 March 2022 took place on zoom. These are a few of the issues discussed. Plogging Rhona Carson, Association President, introduced Rachel Bolstad, who organised a successful ‘plogging’ (Picking up Litter while JOGGING) outing on March 6th, picking up rubbish on Newtown streets. This was motivated by Michelle Stronach-Marsh who … Continue reading Notes from the March 2022 Meeting →

    • Work on the interim Bike Path from Newtown to the Waterfront starts soon.
      • See our December post for the background to this development. This is an excerpt from a recent letter from the WCC Transport Project – “We’re going to start some work adjacent to the intersection of John Street, Adelaide Road andRiddiford Street very soon, and wanted to give you notice that this will be happening. The … Continue reading Work on the interim Bike Path from Newtown to the Waterfront starts soon. →

    • Draft District Plan submissions are due 14th December
      • On the WCC Website you will find information about the DDP, and also helpful videos about how to read and understand the plan and about how to make a submission. There is a also a Friend of Submitters service provided by the Council, to remove barriers and foster participation in the District Plan review process. Emily Bayliss … Continue reading Draft District Plan submissions are due 14th December →

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