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.

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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.

About the project

Community education

Scots College, in partnership with Whitireia and E-Learning Porirua, are offering free community courses:

  • Te Hiringa o Te Reo
    This is a language resource designed specifically for those who are interested in learning basic Māori language. Learn at your pace through this free beginners programme with support from tutor Kevin Hotu. 
  • Computers in Homes
    This programme is a 10-week course that take participants through a basic introduction of your computer, creating and using email, setting up digital documents and storage, online search engines, access to digital news platforms and more. 

The courses are on Thursdays 5.30pm – 7pm (during terms time) at Scots College.

Registrations forms are available at all Eastern Suburbs community centres (Kilbirnie, Seatoun, Miramar, Strathmore and Raukawa).

For more information and to register online: Eastern Suburbs Community Education website

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