Recent announcements


Diwali celebration in Churton Park

posted 16 Oct 2018, 01:03 by CPCA Secretary

This CPCA event will be take place on Sunday 4 November at Amesbury School.
All residents are invited to come along.
For details see the poster below.


More late buses for Churton Park

posted 8 Oct 2018, 13:10 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 8 Oct 2018, 20:57 ]

As a direct outcome of the meeting recently arranged by CPCA, Metlink have announced that additional late buses will operate on routes 1 and 19 commencing on Sunday 11 November. (note this is a month later than advertised earlier)

Route 1. This spine route has been completely rescheduled to reflect actual travel time data, following experience with the route operation. The new timings will deliver a more reliable service with less late running and bus bunching. 

The new timetables include the following extra services:

The last bus Route 1 to Churton Park Monday to Saturday will depart from Courtenay Place at midnight (currently 11pm).


Route 19 and 19e. The loop 19 service will be extended until 10:28pm on Monday to Saturday with 4 additional evening departures from Johnsonville. Sunday buses will run until 9:32pm with three additional evening departures.

Route 19e peak services have travel times adjusted based on recent travel data to provide a more reliable and dependable service. 

Check the Metlink website for the new timetable details.

Metlink also implemented very quickly the CPCA suggestion that the destination of the No1 buses be indicated on the rear of the bus. So now catch the 1CP bus.

We are very pleased that Metlink has listened to some of the concerns of the community and have taken appropriate remedial actions.

CPCA is still working with Metlink on issues relating to relocating some bus stops, provision of shelters and timetable display boards, and potential increase in destinations available from Churton Park.

Great turnout for bus meeting

posted 14 Sep 2018, 00:53 by CPCA Secretary

A public meeting organised by the Community Association, in conjunction with local list MP Brett Hudson, to give residents an opportunity to express their concerns about the new bus network drew a large turnout.

All five councillors of the Wellington constituency of the Regional Council attended – Chris Laidlaw, Ian McKinnon, Daran Ponter, Roger Blakeley and Sue Kedgley. They were joined by all three Ward City Councillors – Jill Day, Peter Gilberd and Malcolm Sparrow – and the two local MPs – Greg O’Connor and Brett Hudson. CPCA believes this shows how important the topic is to them and the high regard in which the Association is held.

The meeting opened with short speeches from Brett Hudson and Greg O’Connor. Then the Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) Chris Laidlaw spoke of the regret of the Council about the state of affairs resulting from the roll-out of the new region-wide system and their determination get things right.

At this stage, members of the audience were given the opportunity to say what problems they had encountered and what they would to see in the way of fixes. Recurring issues were buses not adhering to timetable (both arriving before they are due and running late or not showing up at all), the early evening stopping of services (especially the route 19 loop service) that was impacting on the ability to work late or indulge in social activities, the need to increase both very early and late services, the early stopping of evening services resulting in the need to walk long distances in poor lighting and often inclement weather being regarded as both most inconvenient and a safety issue, the overcrowding on buses, the buses being full and unable to embark Churton Park commuters caused by people using the service to get to the railway station only, problems with buses dropping off the information boards or being listed and not showing, the need for earlier buses in the morning to cater for people such as nurses who need to get to work for 7 o’clock shifts, significant problems with school buses (again overcrowding and reduction of cross-city services) and poor connections available to university students.

Clr Daran Ponter then spent some time explaining a number of the measures being taken to correct the situation. These include the revamping of timetables, noting the amendments should be ready for implementation by mid-October, the right-sizing of buses to cater for passengers numbers which vary throughout the day, measures to stop “bunching” through the CBD, the hiring in from overseas of expertise to fix the Real Time Information Board issues, and better driver training. He indicated the service providing companies would soon begin to be financially penalised for non-compliance with GWRC requirements.

Attendees were invited to complete “Post-it” stickers highlighting positive and negative points about the changes. These comments, along with those given orally at the meeting, and earlier in the week by CPCA committee members, will be considered by Metlink.

Subsequent feedback from all the councillors present indicates they appreciated the clear and courteous manner in which residents put their concerns. CPCA is sure this reflects the ethos of Churton Park and reflects the way the suburb conducts itself.

GWRC is keen to continue to work with the Association on the bus and allied issues. This is being progressed as a matter of urgency.

Metlink have established a new page on their website to include questions and answers.

The link is

https://www.metlink.org.nz/customer-services/heres-what-were-doing/q-and-a/

Residents can also email comments to Cr Daran Ponter daran.ponter@gw.govt.nz



Churton Park Bus Meeting coming up

posted 4 Sep 2018, 16:13 by CPCA Secretary

Churton Park commuters have faced many of the same bus issues as have other areas of Wellington City since the introduction of the new system.

The Churton Park Community Association, in conjunction with local list MP Brett Hudson, has arranged a meeting where you can come and tell Greater Wellington Regional Councillors and their transport staff your concerns, and what you believe can be done to improve the situation.

The Association sees this as a great opportunity to provide sensible and practical solutions to what have been very frustrating issues around the introduction of new timetables, routes, hubbing and so forth.

The meeting is scheduled for

Thursday 13 September 2018

at 7.30pm

at Churton Park School, Churton Drive

We look forward to a large turnout.

Upper Stebbings Valley Community Consultation

posted 16 Aug 2018, 02:44 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 16 Aug 2018, 03:09 ]

Located between Churton Park and Tawa, Upper Stebbings Valley and Glenside West is one of the last remaining areas of Wellington identified for new housing.

WCC is keen to hear your thoughts on a future community in Upper Stebbings Valley and Glenside West – what you value as part of your community, how that can work for a new community, and other things you’d like WCC to consider. Your feedback will help WCC to decide what the future of this area might look like.

Follow this link to the WCC information page with the associated survey to determine the views of residents. In addition there is a considerable amount of additional information and reports available.

This will give you an opportunity to have some input to this major development, and your Association recommends that  you take the time to complete the survey.
Note that the closing date for this survey is 3rd September 2018.

Churton Park Predator Free Group

posted 12 Jul 2018, 22:05 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 12 Jul 2018, 22:07 ]

Predator Free Churton Park has joined the Predator Free Wellington movement!




Our aim is to rid Churton Park of pests and welcome more native birds and lizards into our community's gardens. We have free backyard traps available! Please get in touch through www.facebook.com/predatorfreechurtonpark or at pfchurtonpark@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!

Timetables for new bus routes released

posted 13 Jun 2018, 01:48 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 1 Jul 2018, 14:42 ]

Metlink have just released the timetables for the new bus services which will come into effect on Sunday 15 July.
Note that these timetables may be subject to minor adjustments.
The easiest way to figure out your new travel time and route is to go to the GW Metlink Journey Planner. https://www.metlink.org.nz/#plan
Make sure that you choose a date after 15 July, enter your start and finish point and the planner will show the options available.

Route 1 Churton Park to Island Bay.
This is the all day spine service. The timetable can be found here:

https://www.metlink.org.nz/timetables/bus/1?date=2018-07-16


Route 19E. Churton Park to Brandon St.

This is a peak only service, on a loop. Note that the city turn around point is Brandon St at Lambton Quay. The timetable is here:

https://www.metlink.org.nz/timetables/bus/19e?date=2018-07-16


Route 19 Churton Park to Johnsonville loop.

This is an off peak service only.The timetable is here:

https://www.metlink.org.nz/timetables/bus/19?date=2018-07-16


Note that the interchange point at Johnsonville is on Moorefield Road at the Countdown mural when heading into town, and in the mall carpark as at present when travelling to Churton Park.

More information on routes and fares as well as a journey planner can be found on the metlink website. https://www.metlink.org.nz


Attached below is the flier which will be delivered to all Churton Park homes in early July, which gives more information.

New bus routes information session

posted 12 Jun 2018, 21:36 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 12 Jun 2018, 21:38 ]

From Sunday July 15 big changes to Churton Park bus services come into effect. There will be new and altered routes, new timetables, new stops, new fares and a new way to pay your fare.

So you can get to know how the changes impact on your bus usage, the Community Association, in conjunction with the Regional Council, is holding an information session

on Tuesday 3 July in the Community Centre from 6pm to 8pm.

Come in and view maps of the new routes including where stops are located, pick up a timetable, and find out about the new fares. As you will need a Snapper card straight away, learn how to swap your existing Mana/Newlands Smart card for a new Snapper card at no cost. Note however, there are arrangements you will need to make independently about getting a refund of any unused balance on your existing Newlands card.

This session is highly recommended for both regular commuters and occasional bus users. We look forward to meeting you there.

Well attended AGM news

posted 12 Jun 2018, 15:12 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 12 Jun 2018, 15:16 ]

The Annual General Meeting of the Churton Park Community Assn was held on Wednesday 21 March.
The guest speaker was Karen Fifield, the Chief Executive of the Wellington Zoo Trust, who gave a interesting account of the many faceted activities and issues that arise with this valuable Wellington attraction.

Brian Sheppard was re elected as President, along with the rest of the committee who are carrying on from the previous year. A new committee member Rachel Qi was elected and the Treasurer Elaine Scoble was farewelled and thanked for her contribution in this important role.

A full list of committee members and their portfolios is given on the page Committee Members.

Attached below is the Presidents report for the 2017 year and the draft minutes of the meeting,

Information handout on bus routes and timetables

posted 8 Apr 2018, 21:52 by CPCA Secretary   [ updated 8 Apr 2018, 22:06 ]

The document below has been supplied by Greater Wellington Public Transport.

To receive updates directly we recommend that you register to receive them.


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