Strathmore 44 project

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.

Strathmore Christmas in the Park


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.

About the project

Real Good Kai

Come along and share your favourite recipes, learn new recipes, and enjoy a communal lunch with fellow cooks. All ingredients, equipment and recipes provided.

The classes run every Thursday from 12-2pm until 19 September 2019 at Strathmore Park Community Centre.

Registration is available at all Eastern Suburbs Community Centres or contact Lynda Murray on 021 247 9728 or email

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. 

If you would like to help, please contact Ava at Raukawa Community Centre on

Residents Association update

Thank you to everyone who collected signatures and signed the petition for the installation of public toilets at Helicopter Park. Wellington City Council has earmarked an existing toilet to be relocated to the play area – the installation is planned for the summer

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 or at a monthly meeting.

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

Every monthly meeting is focused on an issue identified by the community – the August meeting will focus on road and pedestrian safety.

Weekly activities

Raukawa and Strathmore Park Community Centres have weekly activities. 

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


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