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Thursday night at the Forum

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 09:53:52 +1200

Last night the community gathered at a public forum organised by the Mt Victoria Residents Association to listen to invited speakers and discuss how to proceed with saving Crossways. We also took the opportunity to thank the Councillors, council officers...

Don't forget - pubic forum tonight

Thu, 21 Jun 2007 11:47:30 +1200

There is a public forum tonight at Crossways, hosted by the Mt Victoria Residents Association, at 7:30pm. It's a chance to celebrate the fantastic achievement of saving Crossways, and to talk about what the future holds for our community house....

Fantastic news!

Wed, 20 Jun 2007 20:13:27 +1200

At today's Strategy & Policy Committee meeting, the Council voted to give Crossways a 12 month reprieve by providing some interim funding to St Andrews. This will allow enough time for the community to form a trust, put together a...

Meeting with St Andrews tomorrow

Sun, 17 Jun 2007 21:03:46 +1200

As well as talking to the Mayor, the Save Crossways group is holding a three-way meeting between the Council, the Presbyterian Church and community representatives, to see if there is some common ground and room for compromise. We hope there...

Council staff are opposed to Crossways

Sun, 17 Jun 2007 20:54:05 +1200

Part of the Draft Annual Plan process allows for council officers - that's the paid staff members of the Wellington City Council - to make recommendations to councillors about the submissions that have been received. And the council staff have...

Ralph Pannett's Crossways prose poem

Fri, 01 Jun 2007 08:19:03 +1200

At the Wednesday night meeting, Ralph read a prose poem that summed up how he felt about the rich tapestry of community activity that has filled Crossways over the last three decades. With his permission, we decided to re-print it...

What a response!

Fri, 01 Jun 2007 08:13:12 +1200

When we set up the Save Crossways campaign, we had the sense that there would be wide community support for retaining our community house. But the proof would only come at the first public meeting - and we were overwhelmed...

I'm worried.

Tue, 29 May 2007 16:45:45 +1200

This is a guest post from Kent Duston, spokesperson for the Save Crossways Campaign. Kent presented the submission for the group to the Wellington City Council earlier today. When I wrote the submission for the group - asking the council...

"their ghosts would be outraged ..."

Mon, 28 May 2007 10:19:08 +1200

Marilyn Duckworth needs no introduction - one of the giants of modern New Zealand literature, who memorably describes herself as a 'New Zealander in her wooden tent above a faultline, practising the trick of permanence': I first remember Crossways from...

Chalking the walk

Mon, 28 May 2007 09:56:40 +1200

If you've been wandering the streets of Mt Victoria in the last week, you will have seen the notices chalked on the sidewalks to come to the public meeting on Wednesday at 7pm. So this is a reminder to mark...