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Profiles / tonytw1

Name: Tony McCrae

Blog or website: http://wah.wellington.gen.nz/

Bio: An expatriate Wellingtonian hold up in Twickenham, London.

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    • COVID-19: Alert level 1 update for all services
      • 21 Sep 2020
      • Metlink - Greater Wellington's public transport network
      • The Wellington region is currently in COVID-19 Alert Level 1The latest amendments to travel restrictions are:  From Tuesday 22 September, face coverings are no longer mandatory on any Metlink services While face coverings are no longer mandatory, passengers can continue to wear them out of personal preference.
      • Accepted from JVL Line alerts 8 hours ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • covid-19

    • Farewell George Porter
      • 20 Sep 2020
      • Eye of the Fish
      • So there we have it. After some 40-50 years of existence in the capital, the WCC accomodation tower at the Arlington site is coming down. We all know the story: designed by Ian Athfield, named after former Wellington councillor / mayor George Porter, the tower was a thoroughly quirky feature of Wellington, looming over the city with its slightly mad external appearance.
      • Accepted from Eye of the Fish feed 1 day ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • architecture
      • Arlington Street, Mount Cook, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, 6021, New Zealand (OpenStreetMap)


    • A City for People
      • Decades of inaction have meant house prices are out of control, while old rental properties rot out from underneath us. A whole generation of people are at risk of being forced out from the central city into new suburbs sprawling north, spending hours every day in traffic jams. We believe the Spatial Plan will allow Wellington to plan for the future so that new generations of Wellingtonians can share the city we love, and have a chance to live in a home that is affordable, accessible, healthy and warm.
      • Tagged as:
      • draft-spatial-plan
      • lobbygroups

    • Science Fair
      • 17 Sep 2020
      • Wellington Girls' College
      • NIWA Science Fair Results: Despite only having five entries to the Science Fair this year we have had some wonderful results, Sophie Hayes in Year 9 has won the Callaghan Innovation prize, First in Class 3 (Year 9), the Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for the runner-up best overall exhibit, and the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Science Prize for her project on Charging Smart-Watches without having to take them off – amazing!! And Rayha Samin has won a Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education Prize for her project on habitable exoplanets – great stuff! If you see either of these students please congratulate them on their dedication and hard work through this year.
      • Accepted from WGC 2002 HTTPS 3 days ago by tonytw1
      • Automatically tagged as:
      • secondary
      • thorndon
      • Wellington Girls' College, Pipitea Street, Pipitea, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand (OpenStreetMap)


    • Underwater Hockey
      • 15 Sep 2020
      • Wellington Girls' College
      • A huge congratulations to the Senior A Underwater Hockey team who took out the Wellington Regional title beating Wellington East in the final, 4-1. This tops a hugely successful season for the talented team, who went through unbeaten.
      • Accepted from WGC 2002 HTTPS 5 days ago by tonytw1
      • Automatically tagged as:
      • secondary
      • thorndon
      • Wellington Girls' College, Pipitea Street, Pipitea, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand (OpenStreetMap)


    • Motu Kairangi
      • 15 Sep 2020
      • Eye of the Fish
      • Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the harbour, like a giant Taniwha, you will be aware that the developer’s proposal for Shelly Bay has been a bit controversial over the past few years.
      • Accepted from Eye of the Fish feed 6 days ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • shelly-bay

    • New group campaigning for council’s Spatial Plan
      • 15 Sep 2020
      • Wellington Scoop
      • A new campaign has launched to support the Wellington City Council’s proposed Spatial Plan, which aims to set a blueprint for more affordable housing as the city grows. A City for People is a non-partisan group of Wellingtonians who share a progressive and sustainable vision for Wellington. We see the Spatial Plan as an important opportunity to put people first and make a plan to share our city as it grows. “We’re asking Wellington City Councillors to support the Spatial Plan so all generations of Wellingtonians can share the city we love, and we have a chance to live in an affordable, warm, dry home,” said City for People spokesperson Isla Stewart.
      • Tagged as:
      • draft-spatial-plan
      • lobbygroups

    • He Karakia mō Matariki
      • 14 Sep 2020
      • Wellington City Libraries News Blog
      • Composed and recorded by Ben Ngaia, He Karakia mō Matariki is a gift from Te Wharewaka o Pōneke to Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington). Our thanks to WellingtonNZ who have supported this kaupapa.
      • Accepted from WCL Blog feed 1 week ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • matariki

    • Skateboarding
      • 10 Sep 2020
      • Wellington Girls' College
      • The Regional Skateboarding Champs were held recently at the Kilbirnie Rec Centre and WGC had six Year 11 students competing. In the Senior division, Jess Wilson came 2nd and Lisa Kudrnova 3rd which is a brilliant effort. Over 50 students competed and the organisers noted the standard is getting better each year.
      • Accepted from WGC 2002 HTTPS 5 days ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • kilbirnie
      • Wellington Girls' College, Pipitea Street, Pipitea, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand (OpenStreetMap)


    • Titahi Bay Residents Association
      • The Titahi Bay Residents Association (TBRA) was formed in 1995 by local residents keen to support their community and promote its seaside village and beautiful beach for the benefit of the wider community. One of our first missions was to gain official recognition for the unique layout of the beach with boat sheds, tractors for boat launching at each end, and therefore a need for special rules for vehicles.
      • Tagged as:
      • communitygroups

    • Sustainability Trust Wellington
      • We’ve come a long way since 2003. We’ve grown, become wiser, moved a few times and achieved some pretty big things. The only thing that hasn’t changed is our core goal - to help build a better Wellington region for everyone.
      • Tagged as:
      • conservation

    • 100 UP FOR ASHA STROM
      • 7 Sep 2020
      • Wellington United AFC
      • Wellington United's latest centurion, Asha Strom, is something of an unsung hero. Playing in a defensive midfield role she doesn't get in the spotlight like those that score the goals, she just gets on with her job, a job she does so well and has set a very high standard in she really has to have an exceptional game to get noticed. 2018 Dutch import Suzanne Giesen, commented on her time at the club "it was fantastic playing with Asha, as she did all the hard work which allowed me to push forward and attack more" Playing in the role she does, Asha doesn't get many chances to score goals, and while she has scored just four in her 100 games they have all been memorable shots from about 25-30 meters. Goals that her teammates have dubbed "Asha specials"
      • Automatically tagged as:
      • soccer
      • newtown
      • wcnhosted

    • August 2020 Residents Association meeting minutes
      • 6 Sep 2020
      • Pukerua Bay Residents Association
      • Tuesday, August 11, 2020Pukerua Bay RSA, 5-7 Wairaka Road Present: Paul FitzGerald (Chair), Nikky Winchester (Secretary), Iain McLean, Kate Dreaver, June Penhey, Margaret Blair, Mel Galletly, Bill Jackson, Nathan Waddle (PCC)Community: Pat Hanley, Moira LawlerApologies: Pauline Morum, Jonathan Harker, Jenny Brash (GWRC)Approval of previous minutes: moved Iain McLean, seconded Bill Jackson, none opposed, carried. Porirua City Council update Nathan explained that the District Plan has been approved, and PCC is now taking feedback and submissions on it; it will go into action in early 2021. PCC is about to start running workshops on the Long Term Plan. A workshop is being held tomorrow with NZTA regarding the plans for revocation of SH1 and SH58 post-Transmission Gully. Matters arising Iain, Kate and Nikky met to discuss the Village Planning survey. Kate has since talked to PCC about whether they will pay for design, advertising and printing. The hope is to get the survey circulated soon, and to organise a drop-in session one Saturday at St Mark’s. The intention is to present the results at this year’s AGM. Financial $0.14 interest has been received this month. Correspondence No correspondence has been received. Progress on action items Action: Bill/Jon to discuss options for cloud storage. The Committee confirmed a strong preference to use a free public service, rather than a paid service. Action: Jon to add the information about the 25 memorials around the village to the RA website once Margaret has collected the information.Action:Jon and Pauline will meet as the new Fundraising committee, and present proposals to the Committee.Action:Pauline/Iain/Kate to continue investigating options for organising a silent art auction in November/December.Action:Margaret to remove Brian Sullivan and Pauline Morse as signatories from the PKBRA bank account as they are no longer committee members.Action: Margaret/Nikky to discuss the process for adding Nikky to the list of signatories.Action: Paul to write a proposal about amendments to the RA Constitution.Action: Iain/Paul to ask PCC to send their monthly updates to secretary@ and chair@ and remove all other names from their mailing list.Action: Jon to ask Dave Pepperell about posting information on the website about the Surfers Seat event.Action: Jon to create a page for He Ara Pukerua on the RA website.Action: Margaret to organise the seat plaque for Ernie Amey and Kath Fowler. Projects update Muri Platform building The signed lease papers have not yet been received back from Kiwirail confirming the lease. This should be in hand before the official launch event on 5 September. Action: Iain/Paul to follow up with Kiwirail. Food forest/community garden and He Ara Pukerua The Muri Station platform building and panels will be formally opened by the Mayor on Saturday 5 September at a launch commencing at 10.30am, followed up with tours around the food forest, where entertainment and refreshments will be available. Paul has asked PCC if the trees around the platform can be trimmed in advance of the event. Action: Jon to create a page on the RA website. Penguin survey Pauline Morum forwarded an email from Glenda Robb at the Kapiti Coast Biodiversity Project. A survey will be carried out in late September with a penguin dog, to track the local little blue penguins. Glenda has offered to do a brief talk at the September Committee meeting. Action: Paul to respond to Glenda and invite her to talk at the Committee meeting on 8 September.Action: Jon/Nikky to promote meeting/talk online.Action: Iain to look for name of DOC contact person re the installation of new signage about keeping dogs on a lead at the beach. Waste Free PKB Waste Free PKB’s collections have been extended to include metal beer bottle caps and wine bottle tops, metal jar lids, metal and plastic drink bottle tops, milk bottle caps, bread tags, can tabs, eyeglasses, facial skincare product packaging (plastic and glass containers plus lids, droppers and other complex closures), and writing instruments (including pens, felt tip pens, highlighters, markers, mechanical pencils and correction fluid – but not wooden pencils and chalk). This is in addition to the collections that have been in place since January 2019, which includes oral health products (toothbrushes, clean and empty toothpaste tubes and dental floss containers), AA and AAA batteries, and a number of different brands of coffee capsules. Action: Bill to investigate possibility of recycling computer equipment. AGM The AGM needs to be held in October, probably after the October committee meeting (scheduled for 13 October). It was suggested that Glenda Robb be asked to present the results of the penguin survey. Action: Paul to investigate a suitable date for using the School and Community Hall. Other business NZTA are keen to further extend Ara Harakeke; the next stage is from Pukerua Beach Road along SH1. A surveyor will be considering a possible route so as to avoid the slope and zigzag. Meeting ended: 8.25pmNext meeting: 8 September 2020
      • Accepted from Pukerua Bay Residents Association feed 2 weeks ago by tonytw1
      • Tagged as:
      • transmissiongully
      • recycling
      • kapiti
      • porirua
      • penguins
      • pukerua-bay

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