Thorndon Residents’ Association
Annual General Meeting 2024

Tuesday, 14th May 2024​
Backbencher Gastro Pub, 34 Molesworth Street, Wellington
5:30pm for mix and mingle in the bar. Meeting starts at 6pm

Guest speaker: Gábor Tóth, Local and NZ History Specialist
Wellington: from Conception to Capital to Empire City

2025 will mark the 160th anniversary of Wellington becoming the capital city of New Zealand in 1865, an event that profoundly changed the township. However, it’s worth reflecting on the period leading up to 1865 and the nature of our early settlement. What were the motivations of the New Zealand Company and how did economic conditions in Britain influence their actions? This talk will investigate these issues, and examine the fragility of early Wellington and the impact that becoming the capital of New Zealand had on our economy.


Thorndon Residents’ Association
Annual General Meeting 2023

Thursday 25 May 2023
The Backbencher Gastropub, 34 Molesworth St

The Guest speaker was Alex Gray.
Alex is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager who has worked on major projects including the Terrace Tunnel, the Ngauranga flyovers and the car park building at the airport for the past 50 years. He takes an active interest in roading and transport issues and has been on the Wellington District Automobile Association Council for about 15 years. He is also on the Brooklyn Residents Association committee. He has made many submissions to Wellington City Council. He currently rides an e-bike to work which he keeps in the office as the first one was stolen outside the office by a thief with a battery grinder. He enjoys mountain biking around the hills of Wellington.

Thorndon Residents’ Association
Annual General Meeting 2022

Thursday 26 May 2022
Thorndon School Hall, 20 Turnbull St

The Guest speaker was Regional Councillor Chris Kirk-Burnnand.
Chris Kirk-Burnnand has written a paper ‘Some of my concerns about the LGWM project’ dated 12 April 2022 which he has invited us to distribute widely. His desire is bring a change to the LGWM (Lets Get Wellington Moving) project focus that ensures our residents will get the best value from this project with least risk.

Thorndon Residents’ Association
Annual General Meeting 2021

Thursday 20 May 2021
Thorndon School Hall, Turnbull St

All Thorndon residents, property or business owners welcome.

The Guest speaker was Liam Hodgetts, Chief Planning Officer, Wellington City Council.
Liam talked about the Council’s planning proposals and processes and the implications for Thorndon.