Events in Thorndon

Community Engagement SCHEDULE – SEPTEMBER 2020

WCC is seeking feedback on the Draft Spatial Plan  (closing date for submissions 5 October 2020)

There are two convenient opportunities to engage directly with Council officers at community pop-ups:

Wednesday 2 September, 10am-2pm in Post Office Square, City – cancelled due to weather conditions

This event has been rescheduled and moved to:

Central City – Te Awe Library
29 Brandon Street
Tuesday, 8 September 2020

For information about Wellington’s temporary Library, which opened in mid-July, visit:

Saturday 12 September, 9am-1pm at the Hill Street Farmers Market, Thorndon

On Saturday 12th September there will now be two opportunities to engage with WCC officers.
Besides the pop-up scheduled for Thorndon there will be a brief one, 90 minutes at Te Papa : Level 4, 12:00pm to 1:30pm 

Refer to the engagement schedule


The spatial plan underpins key policy directions. It influences zoning and the District Plan and guides Council’s investment in transport, community facilities, infrastructure, etc.

The draft Spatial Plan suggests potential significant changes for parts (or all) of Thorndon e.g.
proposed change from Inner Residential to Central Area District Plan zone.

Read more here

The map below shows the extent of ‘eastern’ Thorndon proposed to be re-zoned as ‘Central Area’.

Thorndon is NZ’s oldest suburb. It has been carefully planned as an ‘inner city’ suburb and this has helped maintain the special feel of the place, at the gateway into city. (Central City tab)

Frandi St memorial sign unveiled

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

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

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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