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    • Book your stall for the 2014 fair day
      • 14 Dec 2013
      • Newtown Festival
      • We are now open for stall bookings for the 2014 Fair Day on Sunday 2 March! Book now to secure your spot,  and to take advantage of our early-bird pricing. The early bird pricing ends on 1 January 2014 so be in quick. See our stall booking pages.  
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    • November Meeting
      • 18 Nov 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • A good turnout tonight to hear Generation Zero on transport options, and get a preview of the restoration of Laura Rosier’s History of Newtown.
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    • Transport Spine Part 4: – Team work with Generation Zero
      • 17 Nov 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • Our Association is working towards developing a fine grain crafted fit of the Public Transport Spine options through Newtown. Generation Zero have been promoting a coordinated approach to Wellington’s transport involving Safe Cycleways, Car Share and congestion free Public Transport. The same things our Association is already underway establishing. For our November meeting Generation Zero […]
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    • OUR TOWN NEWTOWN – Community Visioning Wall
      • 16 Nov 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • In Collaboration with the Community Centre we have transformed the Before I Die…… Chalk Mural into a Community Blackboard where the public can share ideas and suggestions……. We live and work in a great suburb but how can we make it better? What works, what doesn’t and what would you love to see happen here? […]
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    • Paint Up NEWTOWN 2013
      • 16 Nov 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • The mural designed and painted by a group of year 6 students from Newtown School in collaboration with lead artist Kiri Hiha is now well under way in Carrara Park. Every Wednesday afternoon the Newtown Paint Up crew and Kiri are onsite transforming the Carrara Park Substation at 107 Daniell Street. Come along and check […]
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    • Next Meeting: 18 November
      • 16 Nov 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • 7.30 at the Community Hall 71 Daniell Street, at the Constable Street playground Guest Presentation – Generation Zero For our November meeting Generation Zero are our feature guest speakers – presenting their ideas for the city and sharing expertise on ways the Public Transport Spine might successfully include Newtown and link to the airport. Come […]
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    • Paul Forrest Exhibition
      • 7 Nov 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • Event:  The Art Resuscitation Project. Venue:          The Studio, upstairs @ 146 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington When:           8th – 17th November Come along if you can. They’re looking grand. Newtown artist Paul Forrest is having an exhibition of his new works at The Studio at 146 Riddiford Street for 10 days from 8th-17th of November. On show will be […]
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    • Keep Newtown Clean – this saturday
      • 31 Oct 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • The monthly Keep Newtown Clean working parties have so far been a huge success.  Not only are we gradually getting rid of the ugly random tagging from the suburb but the working parties are starting to take on a life of their own as a chance to meet other people from the suburb and discuss […]
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    • Minutes of October 2013
      • 31 Oct 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • Minutes of the October meeting here. Matters discussed included: efforts to gain funding for a fence to make the russell tce basketball court more usable; update on the ‘Basin Bridge’ Board of Inquiry; the planned “ling Tree” dance and music performance scheduled for 24th November at Carrara Park; the future of Keep Newtown Clean; the […]
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    • Transport Spine Study – a continuing story
      • 20 Oct 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • During September the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities hald a seminar on the Spine study.  This included some interesting challenges to the options evaluation that had previously been published.  You can check out the powerpoints presetned at the seminar here.  While the official study came down clearly in favour of bus rapid transit over […]
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    • Graffiti clean-up day in Newtown
      • 8 Oct 2013
      • Sarah Free
      • My sister, son and I went along for an hour on Saturday to help out with graffiti removal in Newtown. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown was there too, along with a team of council staff. We were given water, scrubbing brushes and scrapers and were asked to help remove the illegally pasted posters on one of the […]
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    • Minutes of 2013 Annual General Meeting
      • 6 Oct 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • The AGM was held on Monday 30 September, followed by a brief monthly meeting.  Download the minutes – note these are draft until conformed by the next AGM. A new Executive and other office holders for the year were elected.  They are: President: Martin Hanley Vice–presidents: Jeanie McCafferty, Kate Zwartz and James Coyle Immediate Past […]
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    • Newtown Festival Promo Video 2014
      • 1 Oct 2013
      • Newtown Festival
      • The Newtown Festival 2014 has started to build momentum, and over the next 3 months the team in Newtown will be building the performance and festival programme! The talented people at Adventure Artists have made a Promotional Video to help build the vibe for 2014, featuring a great track from local band Bella Cajon. The [...]
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    • Newtown Stadium Senior Open Days!
      • 25 Sep 2013
      • Table Tennis Wellington
      • Mid-week club Open Days at the Newtown Stadium: Monday September 30 & Wednesday October 2 Please come and support this new initiative if you can, and let your senior friends in Wellington city know this is on! Congratulations to Diana Winn for getting these sessions up and running. This will be a great opportunity to […]
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    • A Community Garden for Carrara Park?
      • 22 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • Would you like to pick an apple fresh from a tree on the way home from work? Would you like to get your fingers dirty with other gardening enthusiasts in a social and fun environment and meet more of your neighbours? Woul you like to learn more about growing your own food, right here in […]
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    • Burglary Update
      • 21 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • The Wellington Police together with the Wellington City Council are currently running an operation focused on burglaries, thefts from cars and the unlawful taking of motor vehicles in Newtown and Mt Cook.  Statistics have shown this time of year spikes have occurred in these offences and this operation is a proactive move to prevent these […]
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    • Plant Me Instead – free book
      • 17 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • A new edition of “Plant Me Instead” for the Wellington region is out now. Many of the weedy species invading and damaging our natural areas are ornamental plants that have jumped the fence from gardens and gone wild. It costs councils, government departments and private landowners millions of dollars, and volunteers and community groups thousands […]
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    • Before I Die ….
      • 15 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • Next time you are in Riddiford St check out the long (formerly tag prone wall) on the corner of Wilson Street.   This has now been transformed into the Newtown “Before I Die…” wall.   Before I Die is a global public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations […]
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      • Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, 6021, New Zealand/Aotearoa


    • Earthquake Safe Newtown – The meeting that could save your life
      • 15 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • Residents, business and commercial property owners and local workers are invited to to attend a public forum on Thursday 26 September 7pm to 8.30pm St Anne’s Church Hall Newtown The aim is to better inform the community about the specific earthquake risks and what you can do to mitigate them in our own suburb, Representatives […]
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    • I Would Love to be a ….
      • 15 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • From time to time shops in the mainstreet become vacant and sometimes stay that way for sometime waiting for someone to come along and take a punt on locating there business their.   But how to people know who what sorts of business might be in demand and be likely to succeed here?   Maybe the answer […]
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    • Meet the Candidates – Great turnout
      • 15 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • A great turnout, variously estimated between 120 and 140 locals to hear the Mayoral and Southern ward candidates speak at St Anne’s Hall, despite vile weather. Thanks in particualr to Peter Frater for organising the event and various association members who assisted on the night.  Thanks also to Vanessa Rushton for the pic.
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    • What Riddiford Street could look like
      • 7 Sep 2013
      • Wellington Region Cycleways
      • This is definitely worth drawing attention to. As I said on my post about the Island Bay cycle routes I am of the opinion that there should be separated cycleways up Adelaide Road and up Riddiford Street (amongst many others). At the Sexify Blog they’re much of the same opinion, at least about Riddiford Street. […]
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      • Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington, 6021, New Zealand/Aotearoa


    • Wellington Timebank open t-shirt design competition
      • 2 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • The Wellington Timebank is currently sponsoring an open t-shirt design competition. This competition is now open for submissions from designers of any level from around the entire Wellington community.  This is an opportunity for artists to creatively express their ideas about what they want their communities to look like, and have a chance to have […]
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    • Burglaries!!!! – A Message from Community Constable
      • 2 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • Recently there has been an increase in burlgaries in Mt Cook, Newtown, Karori and Johnsonville. Police are putting an operation together for the end of September to target offenders and their activity and also provide education for residents of the Newtown and Mt Cook areas. Police are asking Newtown residents to remember to take basic […]
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    • Keep Newtown Clean – Chapter 3
      • 2 Sep 2013
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • Join us this Saturday for the 3rd peoples’ revolutionary mobilisation to “Keep Newtown Clean”.  Report for duty outside Newtown New World in your painting gears from 8:30am onwards. The first couple of outings have made a visible difference to the look and feel of central Newtown but there is plenty more tagging out there to […]
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