Welcome to Crossways!


Crossways in Roxburgh Street

You’ve found the website for the Crossways Community Centre in Wellington, New Zealand.

Crossways is a public meeting space and community centre in the heart of Mt Victoria. Run by the non-profit Crossways Community Trust, the centre provides meeting space for up to 100 people close to the Embassy Theatre at the end of Courtenay Place, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Crossways is located at level 1, 6 Roxburgh Street (just off Majoribanks Street) and is upstairs from the road. It has a main meeting space measuring approximately 15 metres by 20 metres, and is fully equipped – there’s excellent kitchen facilities, AV equipment including data projector, chairs, tables, sofas and whiteboard.

Crossways is an ideal venue for community meetings, business events, social occasions and groups. The polished wooden floors make it a favorite for dance classes and yoga practitioners alike. We’ve hosted everything from tango evenings to community dinners, political meetings to business workshops, 21st birthdays to educational classes.

For details on the facilities and information on how to make a booking, click here.  The availability calendar can be found here.

Manager Position Available


The New Crossways Trust is looking for a part-time (20 hours per week) Manager for the Mt Victoria community centre. This interesting role covers daily operations, event organisation, community relationships and assisting the transition from premises-based to an online Hub for greater Mt Victoria.

This is an exciting opportunity to work flexible hours with a range of stakeholders, including the passionate and community-minded Trustees and Wellington City Council partnerships advisers. The right candidate will be a fantastic communicator, self-motivated, computer-literate, and keen to improve the community.

All inquiries and expressions of interest are welcome – contact Trust Chair Pamela Bell pam_bell@xtra.co.nz or 021972635

Mt Victoria Community Treasure Hunt

We were very happy to see such a great turn out on Sunday the 12th of April for the Mt Victoria Community Treasure Hunt. We had over 130 participants with 10 local organisations involved with activities for everyone! The New Crossways Trust would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped to organise the day and all of the generous businesses who donated food and prizes. A special thank you to the Innermost gardens for hosting the BBQ and providing us with such delicious healthy kai at the end of the hunt. We have more images on our Facebook page so like the page and share with your friends! https://www.facebook.com/newcrossways

Crossways Creche

Jo at the Crossways Creche

BATS Theatre

Ed at BATS Theatre

Jacinta at New Crossways

Jacinta our New Crossways volunteer

Whanau on the treasure hunt

A fun day out for the whanau

Trustee Phil Shepherd at the New Crossways Station

New Crossways Trustee Phil Shepherd giving out stars for participants

Joanna Newman form the Mount Victoria Historical Society

Joanna Newman from the Mt Victoria Historical Society

New Crossways Community Centre

New Crossways Community Centre Station

Tiaki Pilates,Yoga and Physio Studio

Tiaki Pilates,Yoga and Physio Studio opened their doors to the community for the day

Participants on the Treasure Hunt

Participants with their maps

Volunteers at CQS

Volunteers at Clyde Quay Primary School

CQS Mount Victoria

Clyde Quay School Station

Kids at St Josephs Church

Kids getting into the Treasure Hunt at St Josephs Church

St Josephs Church

St Josephs Church

Young and old enjoy the treasure Hunt

The young and old and everyone in between came along to share the day

Participants walking up hill

Participants hike up our famously steep hillside to get to the next Treasure Hunt Station!

Family team

We had a good number of family teams

Participants at the Quarry station

Quarry Station

The Treasure Hunt Begins!

The Treasure Hunt Begins!

Registration Table

Registration table-Over 130 people registered for the Treasure Hunt and even more for the BBQ at Innermost!

Mt Victoria festival on again in 2011!

The Mt Victoria Festival will be held on Saturday 26 February 2011 in Roxburgh Street, following on from this year’s highly successful event. There will be stalls, exhibits, food, entertainment, a speaker’s corner and much more – details of all the action will be announced over the next few weeks. You can register as a stall holder here or use the links at right, and for information please contact festival@mtvictoria.org.nz.

All the fun of the Festival

Wellington turned on a beautiful day for the Mt Victoria Festival, and the people came in their thousands. In contrast to the wind and rain of last year, the streets outside Crossways were filled with sunshine, happy people, clowns, gelato, excellent music and great food.

Mt Victoria Festival is this Saturday!

Mark your diaries – this Saturday will be filled with fun and frivolity at the Mt Victoria Festival in Roxburgh Street! The theme of the Festival is sustainability and organic living, and more than 65 stalls are confirmed – including food, sustainable lifestyle and high-quality entertainment.

Here’s the map of the Festival, and there’s a downloadable version and schedules for entertainment and workshops over the fold.

Paul Redbird from Radio Active and The Comediettes will entertain and MC the day….

Schedule for the day – the cool things that are happening

Entertainment Schedule

10.00am: Mayor Kerry Prendergast opens the festival
10.10am: Linda Joy
11.00am: Ben Parsons
12.00pm: Tessa Rain
1:00pm: Jonny on the Spot
1:45pm: Tribal Style Bellydance
2.00pm: Funky Junk

Activity / Workshop Schedule:

10.00am: Raising hens in the city; worm farming
10.45am: Guided walk – Friendly dogs on leads welcome!
11.00am: Gardening for lizards
11:00am: Rain water catchment
11:00am: Art Deco walk around Mount Victoria
12.00pm: Sustainable waste management for the home
12:00pm: Reducing waste at work
12.30pm: Bread making
1:00pm: Flax Weaving; Beekeeping
1:00pm: Northern Mount Victoria History walk
2.00pm: Gardening with kids
2:00pm: Funky Junk drumming
2:00pm: Backyard ecological restoration

Eco – Documentaries (Upstairs in Crossways)

10.00am: Innovative inner city community housing & green roof gardens
11.00am: Rainbow Valley Farm NZ- Composting/Bokashi System/Worm farms
12.00pm: Permaculture – A quiet revolution
1:00pm: The Organic Opportunity – local organic food as economic development
2.00pm: Permaculture in Practice

A new feature this year is Speakers Corner – local people and local politicians waxing eloquent about the issues of the day!

10.30 Cr Celia Wade-Brown – A Vision for the Inner City
10.45 Cr Iona Pannett – There are Answers
11.00 Grant Robertson MP – A Labour View
11.15 Green MP
11.30 Cr Ray Apihene-Mercer – Climate Change
12.00 Phil Saxby – Marijuana Reform
12.15 Kent Duston – Save the Basin Reserve
12.30 Cr Stephanie Cook – Water
12.45 Linda Sharp – Transition Towns
1.00 Nicola Rankin – Trash Palace
1.15 Mark Eden – Animal Rights
1.30 Valerie Morse – Terrorism Here and There
1.45 Lisa Barnes – Anti Whaling – Sea Shepherd
2.00 growing fruit trees in the wind & remaining sane – Grow From Here
2.15 Joel Cosgrove – Workers’ Rights

Art Exhibitions, displays, food and eco-documentaries will screen inside Crossways so pop up for some delicious homebakes and a cuppa and see what’s on offer!

Public Meeting: Proposed Road Closure for the 2010 Mt Vic Festival

A meeting will be held at Crossways THIS week on Thursday 3 December, 7.30pm for residents and businesses in Caroline and Roxburgh Streets who will be affected by the closure for the festival.

The closure date is planned for Saturday 27 February 2010 from 8am – 5pm (the festival will run from 10am – 3pm). The committee has planned for a rain day option for Sunday 28 February.

Come down and discuss the closure and festival with the 2010 Festival Committee, so we can ensure the event meets the needs of the community. We’d love to have your input!

The festival (and Tania) are back!

The inaugural Mt Victoria Festival earlier in the year was a huge success, and despite the rainy weather was a really enjoyable way of bringing the community together for a day of fun, food and entertainment. And in 2010 it’s going to be even bigger and better – so mark your diaries for Saturday 27 February.

The festival is being organised by the Crossways Community Trust, and Tania Austin has graciously agreed to apply her organising super-powers to the task once more – you can contact her by e-mail at tania(at)mtvictoria.org.nz. Applications are now open for anyone who would like a stall at the festival, and volunteers are being recruited. You can find details in the Festival menu on the right hand side.

Tania Austin is the coordinator for the Mt Victoria Festival 2010