Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sustainability Trust

The Sustainability Trust has have moved from Newtown to Forresters Lane in the CBD off Tory Street opposite Bunnings. They are planning on using some of the space as an environment centre. There is an online survey for people to say what they would like in an environment centre and what issues and areas of sustainability they are interested in. Access the link to the Survey

Other services offered by the Trust are

e-Cycling Central Wellington drop-off point for electronic waste recycling, keep valuable resources and toxic material out of landfill (small charges apply to most items), open weekdays 9am – 4.30pm

Insulation The Trust has access to higher subsidies than most providers (due to 3rd party funding) and can offer up to 80% off insulation for Community Service Card holders

 Home Advice Free phone and email advice service. Expert and impartial advice on energy edibles, waste and water 0508 78 78 24 or

AGM: Election of Officers and the Executive Committee

The following appointments were made by the AGM.

President: Martin Hanley

Vice–Presidents: Kate Zwartz and Kevin Lethbridge

Immediate Past President:  Steve Dunn

Secretary:  Don Mackay

Treasurer: Greg Nichols

Membership:  K Lethbridge

Executive Committee: Ken Allen, Neville Carson, Carol Comber, James Coyle, Steve Dunn, Peter Frater, Martin Hanley, Nick Jennings, Anna Kemble Welch, Tom Law, Kevin Lethbridge, Greg Nichols, Don Mackay, Cheryl Robilliard, Kate Zwartz

Newtown Festival Director:  Martin Hanley

Newtown Festival Committee:  Don Mackay, Anna Kemble Welch, Tom Law, Martin Hanley, James Coyle

Newtown Festival Governance Committee:  Steve Dunn, Peter Frater, Tom Law with authority to co-opt others.

Transport Other Standing Committee:  Steve Dunn, Laura Newcombe, Kate Zwartz, Peter Frater, Gail Reeves, Kathy Smith, Carol Comber, David Wilcock, Cheryl Robilliard.

Newsletter Editor:  Ken Allen

Website Manager: Don Mackay

Farewell to Community Constable Dean Adams

We are  losing our community Constable Dean Adams.  After 2 and a half years in Newtown he is heading to the bright lights of Carterton!   There is an informal farewell at the Newtown Community Centre between 12.30 and 1.30 on 19 September.  Our thanks to Dean for his service and we wish him all the best for the future.

Agenda and Papers for AGM

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Newtown Residents’ Association will be held on Monday 17th September 2012 at Newtown Hall, Daniell St (opposite Mediterranean Warehouse) at 7.30pm


  • Present
  • Apologies
  • Minutes the NRA AGM 2011
  • Matters arising from the minutes
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report and Audited Accounts 2012
  • Appointment of the Auditor
  • Election of Officers and the Executive Committee
  • General business

NRA 2012 AGM – Presidents Report

Newtown Residents’ Association Annual Accounts 2011-2012