Strathmore 44

Wellington City Council, along with Housing New Zealand, the New Zealand Police and the Strathmore Park Community, is supporting a community-led rejuvenation of Strathmore Park.

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Background

The name comes from the #44 bus route that ran through the area (recently changed to 12). The project works with the Strathmore Park community to identify strengths, challenges and opportunities. 

In 2018 we asked people who work, live and play in Strathmore Park what would make Strathmore Park even better? More than 40 people responded with ideas ranging from cultural groups to toilet facilities at Helicopter Park, and even a regular local market.

We held two Community Action Hui which brought together more than 30 people. who are taking action including: 

  • connecting isolated older people in the community
  • resurrecting the gardens at Kahurangi School
  • developing and presenting a petition to have toilets and drinking fountains at Walden Street Park (Helicopter Park)
  • the creation of a regular Te’ vae vae group
  • Summer local Touch Rugby competition - Kairangi Touch

Activities

Kairangi Touch

Get your friends, whānau and workmates together and enter a team in Kairangi Touch, a friendly, community led local Touch Rugby competition.

  • Every Saturday until 28 March, 4:30pm Crawford Green on Broadway
Two Grades:
  • Serious - for those who are a little more competitive
  • Social - all ages and fitness levels.

Never played touch? No problem, join the fun and friendly skills session before the game from 4.15pm - 4.30pm learn the basic rules and practice some skills. If you don't have a team we can help you join another team.

 

Raukawa Reserve Improvement Project

There has been lots of activity at the Raukawa Reserve; natives planted behind the centre, the planter boxes moved, and drainage has been put in making the reserve much drier and usable during the wet winter months. Thanks to the work of the local community, Department of Corrections, Wellington City Council, and the Raukawa Community Centre staff.

Volunteers needed

Do you:

  • have a passion for gardening?
  • want to learn new skills? 
  • want to get involved in the community?

Please join us with kai from the garden and a barbecue to celebrate the first summer harvest in the new garden and to chat about the next season.
The garden needs volunteers so everyone in the community can enjoy all year round vegetables and herbs.

Where?

Raukawa Community Centre, 
67 Raukawa Street

When?

6pm Tuesday 17th March or 11am Friday 20th March

If you would like to help but are unable to come along to either of these times, please email us at raukawa@spcc.org.nz or call/text on 021  247  9728

Residents Association Meeting – Road and Pedestrian Safety

At the end of 2019 more than 60 people told us their concerns about road and pedestrian safety around Strathmore Park, this has been passed onto to WCC and a Traffic Engineer will be attending the March meeting to talk about what current plans they have and community priorities.

The meeting is Wednesday 11 March at 7:30 at the Strathmore Community Centre, 108 Strathmore Avenue. All are welcome.

This is an opportunity to have a say in the solutions to the road and pedestrian issues raised.

Residents Association update

The Residents Association is open to all residents of Strathmore Park. We welcome everyone to come bring up any local issues, ideas or concerns to us either via email strathmoreparkpa@gmail.com or at a monthly meeting.

Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm at Strathmore Park Community Centre.

Weekly activities

Raukawa and Strathmore Park Community Centres have weekly activities. 

For more information: Strathmore Park and Raukawa Community Centres – Facebook

Updates

A enewsletter is available with regular updates of community action.

Strathmore Community enewsletter

More information

Lynda Murray, Community Development Officer - Strathmore Park
Phone: 04 806 4728 or 021 247 9728
Email: lovestrathmorepark@gmail.com