Wednesday April 4. 2018
A community treasure brings life to disused land
Vision for city and suburbs David Chick, chief city planner for Wellington, is to talk about his vision for the city and suburbs at the annual meeting of the Onslow Residents’ Community Association. He will speak at the annual general meeting of the association on Wednesday April 11, when the group meets at 7.30pm at the Khandallah Town Hall.
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By Glenise Dreaver
The Khandallah Community Gardens, on what was previously an unused piece of land on the corner of Mandalay Terrace and Onslow Road, provides a splash of colour and life for the area in all seasons. Co-ordinator Kate Misa says the site is treated with respect, having had only one session where they were “graffitied”.
“And that was all round this area, not just us. We actually feel very loved.” The group has recently planted some new brassicas and herbs she said, though the fruit trees which form a large focus in the garden have not provided a great harvest this year. “But that is normal for newish trees.” While there had been lots of blossom she thought that people might have been “picking as they
go” before the fruit was fully ripe. “Hopefully next year.” She said they encourage foraging, with herbs scattered through the garden and they have been very pleased by the lots of comments in the visitors book, including a number from overseas visitors. “People seem to take their visitors to the garden.” The book is kept in the letterbox which also operates as a little free library on site.
NOTICE OF HELICOPTER USE FOR VISUAL INSPECTION OF TRANSMISSION LINES IN YOUR AREA. Transpower, the owner and operator of the National Grid, is undertaking helicopter inspections on sections of its Bunnythorpe – Wilton transmission line in and around Campbells Mill Road, Mulhern Road, Belmont Regional Park and Johnsonville to Wilton as highlighted on the accompanying map. This work will involve a helicopter flying approximately 150 m above the line at a constant speed.
The work is planned to take place on Thursday 5 April and Friday 6 April 2018.
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Khandallah’s Community Garden has transformed a formerly disused site. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver
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Independent Herald 04-04-18