Help JCA build a new walking track through Totara Park

This is a shout out for VOLUNTEERS to help build a new walking track through Totara Park this Saturday afternoon.

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November 2017 meeting – shonky consents, social action, and pipes for poop

Johnsonville Residents are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Johnsonville Community Association, beginning at the earlier time of 7pm on Wednesday 29 November at the Johnsonville Community Centre.

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Do you love the smell of diesel in the morning?

building site

Most of our ‘Northern Suburbs” homes are zoned “outer residential”.

Sounds innocuous, right?

Wrong.

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Election 2017: Meet the Ohariu Candidates!

Mark your diaries: Wednesday 30 August is the date for the JCA-hosted Meet the Candidates meeting for Ohariu Electorate candidates seeking your votes in the 2017 general election.

A 'town hall' style meeting in Johnsonville Community CentreThis is your chance to meet the candidates in person, kanohi ki te kanohi,  to test their mettle yourself, to hear :

  • Why they want the job
  • What they want to achieve for local people over the next 3 years
  • How they plan to stay grounded in the electorate and connected with local people

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Kindergarten over Community Garden?

Wanaka Street parkWellington City Council proposes to move a kindergarten onto a hard-won and scarce public community garden in Johnsonville.

Wanaka Street gardens is a public park created by the sheer determination of a past Johnsonville residents group. 25 years ago. The City Council wanted to sell the land to developers, but residents protested and eventually won – the tiny park became central Johnsonville’s only community garden space.

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They’re taking away our Public Transport Hub

Johnsonville Mall

Johnsonville Mall

Last month, Wellington City Council approved the consent for redevelopment of Johnsonville Mall.

JCA applauds the potential improvement in retail facilities, as local people have been crying out for this for decades.

However, with the honey, the Council is also making us eat scraps.

They’re taking our integrated, off-street public transport hub away from us.

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New Matangi Trains – nice but let’s do more

New Matangi Trains

Matangi train

Matangi train

Some laud Johnsonville for its Public transport options and services, but there are several threats to Public Transport services that most residents are unaware of.

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