Events in Thorndon


With the Thorndon Residents Association’s support, local resident Peter Steel has been working to encourage the City Council to do a proper job of maintaining Queens Park and to start to remedy the neglect and deterioration of the park that has occurred over the past few decades.

It is clear that the Council want to see that there is genuine community interest. We now have a Memorandum of Understanding with the Council which allows work in the park by a community group and we have been able to arrange with the Council a time and date for a working bee:

– this Saturday 8 June between 10 am and noon.

As the first working bee, this will allow us to start the process of restoring the park and show the Council that there is real interest in it.

The focus will be on picking up rubbish, trimming back the undergrowth that intrudes onto various tracks, and starting on clearing of areas that used to be lawn and have become covered in tradescantia (wandering willie) and other weeds.

We will meet at the top of the steps which run up from the Grant Road/Park Street intersection to Wadestown Road.

We want this to be an enjoyable occasion. Contributions to morning tea/coffee would be very welcome.

We hope to see you next Saturday.

Wellington’s beloved Old St Paul’s heralds a temporary closure with song and music.

Old St Paul’s will close to the public from May 3 to undertake an essential seismic strengthening project, and we’re putting on a free concert on Wednesday 1 May from 7.00PM – 9.00PM to celebrate our community.

Performers on the night include: Wellington Girls’ College Teal Voices, Queen Margaret College Chorale, Counsel in Concert, WIT (Wellington Improvisation Troupe), and the Hoot’n’Annies.

MC for the evening is Wellington performer and director, Vanessa Stacey!

The bar will be open and snacks will also be available.

Doors open at 6.15PM.

Come one, come all.

Frandi St memorial sign unveiled

Last evening, as the sun was setting, our community came together to mark the installation of a commemorative sign in Frandi St. The memorial street sign reveals its link with World War I by honouring war hero Captain Ateo Frandi. In 1917 Frandi Street was re-named in...

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TRA AGM – Tuesday 26th May 2015 – All welcome

Invitation from the TRA Chair and Committee Please mark your calendar and be invited to join us at The Thorndon Hotel, 24 Hawkestone St. The feature item on the agenda is the Community Response Plan (CRP) for Thorndon / Pipitea. This occasion marks the launch of the...

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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. For...

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