Mt Victoria Annual Treasure Hunt 2017

Join us for a fun filled FREE day of activities around the beautiful suburb of Mount Victoria!
We have lots in store for participants this year including a BBQ at the end of the Treasure Hunt so bring your walking shoes, grab your friends and whanau and meet us at the Mt Vic Hub, 24E Elizabeth St. from 2pm to register and get your Treasure Hunt map.
At the end join us for a Community BBQ from 4pm at Innermost Gardens, 31 Lawson Place (top of Majoribanks St)

If you would like to know more contact us at or ph 021 765 525 OR just turn up on the day!TREASURE HUNT 2017


We’ve Moved!

Our Roxburgh Street venue is now closed. We have move to our new location at 24E Elizabeth Street.


This new office space will act as a headquarters and drop in centre. It will also be available for smaller groups and meetings.

Website – We will be updating our website soon and eventually bringing you a brand spanking new website with  all the information about our partnering venues with what venues and spaces there are to hire out in the Mt Victoria area. It will also update you with the many events we are hosting over the coming months and what’s on in and around Wellington.

Notice Board – If you have anything you would like to advertise or are running an event just drop us a line or give us a poster and we will happily put it on our notice board in the window.

New Groups or Meet-ups – Or if you have any ideas for a Meet-up e.g. a Book Club, a little movie club (we have a tv and DVD player), Or want to set up a new group just let us know. I will be updating our calendar over the coming week or you can call me to find out more.

Pop-Up Shop – Our little space is also available to any craftspeople  out there who might like to use the same to sell their wares on a Saturday or Sunday  as a mini pop up shop. Email us to find out more information.

We appreciate your patience at this time while we update all our information both physically and online.

Our email is still the same or you can call me on 021 765 525

Trish Given

Community Coordinator





Fun and Food In Mt Victoria


Innermost Gardens and Crossways Community Centre are hosting a Mid Winter Seasonal dinner at Innermost Gardens on Saturday 23rd July from 5pm.
The lovely folks at Innermost are working alongside a wonderful local chef on the menu, as well as providing most of the ingredients from their awesome garden to create this community dinner. There is both vegetarian and a meat option with a delicious apple crumble for dessert, dips and breads will be provided as well – all the food will be freshly home made.

We will be providing a glass of mulled wine on arrival (or a non alcoholic option). There will also be music, activities and of course lots of great food.

The cost of ticket for dinner is a suggested koha donation on the night and we welcome gold coin donation for activities and games participation.

Booking are essential as numbers are limited.

We look forward to seeing you there for another great opportunity to catch up with friends and neighbours.

There is no EFTPOS available at Innermost so please bring cash with you.

All proceeds after costs are going towards a new kids garden feature that is planned for Innermost Gardens.

You can email Trish at to book a ticket or text/call 021 765525

Mt Victoria Community Treasure Hunt 2016 – Sunday 3rd April

“Treasure Hunters Prepare!”

The Mt Victoria Treasure Hunt returns for a second year on Sunday 3rd April from 3 – 5 pm.

Bring your bike, scooter or walking shoes, find a silly hat, grab your friends and whanau and meet us from 3pm at New Crossways, 6 Roxburgh Street to register and get your Treasure Hunt Map.

A BBQ, spot prizes, creative activities and a secret art project will follow from 5pm at Innermost Gardens, 31 Lawson Place (top of Majoribanks St)

Regular updates are on our facebook page or contact


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 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!

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

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!