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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Resource Consent for development on corner of Tinakori Rd / Park St - Declined

The Hearings Commissioner has DECLINED the application by CapitalSkinz Limited to Wellington City Council to construct a three storey commercial building at 92 Tinakori Road Thorndon. This was to  comprise medical facilities, retail and cafĂ© activities including associated earthworks and signage.

Click here to view the Commissioner's report.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

App enables people to find one another to share rides

‘Rides’ is social enterprise created to provide conscious, cheaper, and more convenient transportation for people. It will work with a mobile application that enables matching people for sharing rides, which means instantly finding a ride or people to share your ride. You will be able to get a ride anytime, anywhere, without the commitment of carpooling.  By using ‘Rides’ you will help improve traffic, reduce carbon emission and save money!

Visit their site and sign up at to support this idea, so they can let you know when it is up and running for you to use. ‘Rides” is under development and will be available soon.

Thorndon Fair

Thorndon Fair is coming up on Sunday 7th December. 20,000+ Wellingtonians will attend Wellington’s iconic street fair along Tinakori Rd and Hill St in Thorndon.

Opening hours for the 250+ stalls are 10am-3pm.

It is run by Thorndon School as their main fundraiser.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Resource Consent Application for non-residential land use cnr Tinakori Rd & Park St

WCC have publicly notified an application for resource consent to build a commercial building on the corner of Tinakori Road (92,& 96-98) and Park Street (3-5).

The proposal is to construct a three-story commercial building (up to 11.95m high) comprising office, retail and cafe activities (i.e. all non-residential), and includes associated earthworks, signage and parking.

Notification documents are accessible from these links: 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Thorndon / Pipitea Community-driven Response Planning

Community-driven planning, using the world cafe meeting style, held on Tuesday 9th September 2014, at the Pipitea Marae and Function Centre.

Another engaging Thorndon community meeting coordinated by the Thorndon Residents' Association.

Notes harvested from the table discussions are here.

A list of matters arising for immediate attention are listed here.

Community-driven response planning  (click here to view more photos)

Link to the draft community response plan.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Special Community Meeting - resilience against natural events & community development

A community-led emergency response plan in Thorndon/Pipitea is this year’s major project for the Thorndon Residents’ Association. As residents we need an approach that works for our community, driven by our community, in partnership with the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO), WCC, local businesses and other stakeholders.

Many Thorndon/Pipitea residents attended a community briefing in September 2012. Scientists and Council officials cautioned against complacency. The message was clear: to get through a major natural event such as a major earthquake, our community needs to not only be adequately familiar with our surroundings but especially about one another, so that we can better look after ourselves. In a major event we could need to do this for many days, in trying conditions, before any official emergency response could fold into action to assist us. The 2012 meeting made it clear that we needed to step up to the challenge. 

As an inner city suburb Thorndon has some interesting characteristics, which make our scenarios unique –  astride the major fault line, an inner-city gateway suburb, through which all the region’s lifeline services pass –  water, sewerage, electricity,  road, rail and sea transport. Thorndon is also uniquely fortunate in hosting many especially valuable organisations within our community. All our special neighbours have their insights to share too, and strengths and skills to help in developing an approach to growing community resilience.

It is time for the community to meet and talk about how we'll grow our resilience against natural events. It's really about the community coming together, getting to know more about ourselves, and knowing how to act, before anything happens.

Please spread the word as we not only need to meet you and hear your views also views but from as many others as we can from across Thorndon / Pipitea. Your contributions on how to enhance our community's vibrancy and preparedness are a necessary and valued part of growing community resilience.

This specially facilitated meeting has been designed to be both informative and enjoyable.
You are invited to the

Pipitea Marae and Function Centre 
on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 
arrive from 6:30pm for a 7 - 9pm meeting. 
Eventbrite - Thorndon/Pipitea Community Meeting RSVP

Please RSVP for this public meeting to assist catering (entry is free). Just click on the button above to RSVP online.

Share this information with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours and invite them to also consider participating in this special meeting.
If you know someone unable to RSVP online please advise them to call 934 6888.

The TRA is collaborating with the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) on this project. The community meeting and related initiatives are actively supported by WCC, Thorndon New World, Pipitea Marae and Conference Centre, and numerous other local entities and stakeholders.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Village precinct enhancements

Pavers are going to feature quotes from creative people from Thorndon, such as Rita Angus, Katherine Mansfield and Douglas Lilburn. Other maintenance such as  footpath resealing and new sections of kerbing in some streets is also included in the project.

Read more here: