11th Annual General Meeting
5:30 PM17:30

11th Annual General Meeting

Your committee will report on the year to date and provide updates on initiatives for this year, followed by the election of committee members.

5:30 arrival for a 6 PM start. Tea, coffee, and biscuits served, with drinks available for purchase from the hotel bar.

Admission is free, but capacity is limited - please RSVP via the ticketing link to reserve your seat.


Mayor Justin Lester and Regional Councillor Sue Kedgley

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Founding Day - 10th Anniversary
6:00 PM18:00

Founding Day - 10th Anniversary

Join Inner-City Wellington for a celebration of the tenth anniversary of our founding, and a look towards the future of our city. The Opening Address will be given by The Hon Grant Robertson MP and the Nicholson Memorial Address will be on “Life in Wellington” by Keith Quinn.

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Born in Te Kuiti, King Country, New Zealand but mostly raised in Wellington where he has lived most of his life, Keith Quinn will give us an insight into life in Wellington. 

Keith, a legendary sports broadcaster, has come to be known as the voice of All Black test rugby in New Zealand. He has worked on countless All Black tours and covered every Rugby World Cup since they began. Quinn worked for the NZBC/TVNZ for four decades, as both presenter and commentator. Aside from rugby, he has covered seven Olympic Games, ten Commonwealth Games, and three Paralympics. 

Keith has always been in demand as an entertainment or motivational speaker. At various times he has been an after dinner or luncheon guest speaker at functions in; New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Hong Kong, England, Scotland and Ireland. He was guest speaker, along with the World Formula One Motor Racing champion Sir Jackie Stewart, at the Halberg Awards Dinner in Christchurch in 1988.

Entry is free, but we kindly request that you RSVP via Facebook or Eventbrite for catering purposes.

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ICW Forum: Designing for inner city living environments
6:00 PM18:00

ICW Forum: Designing for inner city living environments

Inner city residential development in Wellington will continue to increase in the immediate and foreseeable future in response to the projected population growth, the shortfall of housing and a desire to live closer to city. What sort of buildings and internal spaces do we want to live in as we increasingly move to medium and high density housing? How do we ensure the developments support the goals of a people-centred city and a dynamic central city?

Free RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook

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Living Environments in Our City Tomorrow
6:00 PM18:00

Living Environments in Our City Tomorrow

The first in our 2018 series on the challenges of developing a healthy, vibrant and resilient community for Wellington's inner city.

Topic 1 - Wellington City Council's strategic and regulatory role and how we as residents, property owners, businesses and organisations can interact and influence within that.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/living-environments-in-our-city-tomorrow-tickets-43180368645 .

Please note: you don't need to print your ticket. 

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Founding Day
6:00 PM18:00

Founding Day

Back in 2008 a group of passionate inner city dwellers got together to form the Inner-City Residents and Business Association. These founding members laid a strong foundation for a community-driven organisation, now known as Inner City Wellington. Now 9 years on we continue to go from strength to strength as the voice of Wellington's inner city. Come and help us celebrate!

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Meet the 2017 Wellington Central Electoral Candidates - updated
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the 2017 Wellington Central Electoral Candidates - updated

This is your chance to hear what the parties and the candidates are offering. They will have the chance to tell us what they stand for, answer some specific questions we have formulated and answer questions from the floor. This will be an event you shouldn’t miss.

Confirmed @ 11 August 2017:

  • ACT -- Michael Warren

  • Green Party -- James Shaw

  • Independent -- Gayaal Iddamalgoda

  • Labour -- Grant Robertson

  • National -- Nicola Willis

  • New Zealand First -- Andy Foster

  • The Opportunities Party -- Geoff Simmons

  • United Future -- Bale Nadakuitavuki

The invitation has been extended to all parties, and if others respond we will update our website.

ICW financial members - No charge
Non-financial members - Koha at the door (to cover AV costs) 

Book your seat here.

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What is being done to stem the housing crisis in Wellington?
5:30 PM17:30

What is being done to stem the housing crisis in Wellington?

Join the Wellington Women's Boarding House, MP for Wellington Central Grant Robertson and
Wellington's Mayor Justin Lester to discuss a future of safe, affordable homes for everyone.
Grant Robertson (MP for Wellington Central)
Justin Lester (Wellington Mayor)

Doors from 5.30PM. Complimentary drink provided

$10 Koha entry


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Wellington Cycleways - Oriental Bay
6:00 PM18:00

Wellington Cycleways - Oriental Bay

  • Wellington City Library, Second floor conference room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1.       Introductions / Terms of Reference Ben

2.       Background Information: Ben/Joe

-          Present the overall picture – surrounding project, overall picture

-          Outline extent of the Project area

3.       Current Situation - Miramar – Brainstorm: Ben/Joe

-          What is the wider character of Oriental Bay?

-          What are currently some of the positive things you see in Miramar?

-          What are the issues currently happening in Miramar?

4.       Present Issues Paper: Ben/Joe

-          Present issues identified in Issues Paper

-          Are these accurate? Any more to add? Discuss how to finalise issues paper

5.       Our Opportunity – approximately $1M from WCC to spend on street improvements Ben/Joe

What are the outcomes you want from developing this area? – Brainstorm (in groups):

-          Safer routes for all types of cyclists/pedestrians?

-          Better connectivity?

-          Something the community is proud of?

6.       What are some high level options to achieve these outcomes? – Brainstorm (in groups): Ben/Joe

·         More traffic islands/speed restrictions in certain areas?

·         Continuous, consistent marked cycleway?

·         More/less green space/vegetation?

Consider the following specific aspects:

·         How do we cater for people on foot?

·         How do we cater for people riding bikes?

·         How do we cater for the buses and passengers?

·         How do we cater for people driving cars?

·         How do we cater for trucks/service & delivery vehicles?

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6:00 PM18:00

Launch of new name, strategic plan and website

After serving the residents and businesses of central Wellington for the past 10 years, your committee decided that it was timely to reflect on how far we’ve come and to consider how we want to position ourselves for the next 10 years.  So, since October last year we’ve had a series of half day workshops to plan the future of the association.

At our Annual General Meeting on 26 April 2017, 6 – 7.30 pm at CQ Hotel, 213-223 Cuba St, we will formally launch:

  • A new name – Inner City Wellington / Te Reo Pokapū o Pōneke; the voice of Te Aro and Wellington Central
  • A three year strategic plan that outlines our strategic priorities
  • A new website www.innercitywellington.nz that will provide better access to the materials we produce

Of course, at an AGM we need to do all the usual things as well.  So, we’ll consider the Chair’s report and the financials, and the election of committee members.  While it important to have continuity, we are also mindful that to achieve the goals of our new strategic plan that it is vital that we encourage and enable others to be involved, particularly in topics of interest to them.  We are also keen to have your suggestions of new topics that you would like to lead and involve others on.

As a heads up, so you can think about how you could support, participate and be involved, we know we will need:

  1. A details person (often called a Secretary) who can keep track of our emails, take some bullet point minutes at our monthly Committee meeting and AGM, and just generally make sure the t’s and i’s are sorted
  2. A team (lead and participants) to take on the new ‘community resilience’  topic.  This will be a key focus for WCC, so we need to be at the table and involved in the discussions.

If you are keen to participate and be involved in progressing any of the strategic priorities, let us know by emailing innercitywellington@gmail.com or at the AGM.

RSVP here

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Bond Street autumn refresh
10:00 AM10:00

Bond Street autumn refresh

Hi friends in the city,

We are coordinating another planting in the garden on Bond Street next week, jointly with a school holiday activity.  WCC Botanic Gardens Children’s Garden team are hosting a children’s activity with plants to take home.

Location: Bond Street Garden

We plan to harvest (especially the celery), replant with herbs, a few winter veggies and food for bees.  We will supply tools; please dress for all weather.  Rain cancels, and we will make the call at 9am Wednesday morning. 

Please let me know if you can make it. 

Teresa Gianos
Advisor City Partnerships | Wellington City Council
P 04 803 8627 | M 021 227 8627
E Teresa.Gianos@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz | | 

My normal work hours are 9.30am-2.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

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6:00 PM18:00

Kaikoura Quake: what it means for Wellington’s inner city

WREMO / WCC earthquake management:

  • actions and results
  • lessons learned

WCC Update on:

  • emergency powers
  • new regulations for facades and parapets

Wellington's Resilience Strategy:

  • community resilience in the CBD (WCC)
  • the CBD Tsunami Blue Line project  (WREMO)

Cash bar from 5:30 - 6pm

Cost:      Free to all attendees

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/kaikoura-quake-what-it-means-for-wellingtons-inner-city-tickets-32388913111

Please feel free to share this invite with others who may be interested.

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