This is a pilot project space where we engage with the community and work closer with them and organisations on projects which directly affect their neighbourhood.
Kia Ora Newtown is located at 6 Constable Street, where Community Liaison Officer Jared Corston is based. It's a place where members of the community drop in to discuss Council services and other projects and initiatives affecting the local area.
Kia Ora Newtown is also used as a workspace where Council officers can meet with contractors and partners to support facilitation of service delivery and planning within Newtown.
Jared is the key connection between the Council and Newtown community members, organisations, businesses, iwi, Police and contractors.
The name Kia Ora Newtown came from a collaborative effort with Newtown Residents Association, Newtown Community and Cultural Centre, and other members of the community.
If you're in the neighbourhood, pop by to say kia ora to Jared and find out all about this project.