I've lived in Ngaio since January 1972 and have come to like it firmly and affectionately as home. It's a small suburb of Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, set in the valley of the Koromako Stream, one hill back from the harbour.
If you are not in New Zealand you may be having trouble saying the name. In Ngaio, a Maori word, the 'g' is silent. So pronounce it Nai-o'. It's a friendly little place with a villagey feel, at least in the older part.
If you click 'Satellite' on the map to the left, you'll get an aerial view of the centre of Ngaio.
As happens in most well established communities, residents have formed a local residents' association. Click here to go to the Ngaio Progressive Association website. This shows the services that are available in Ngaio and in the adjacent sub-suburb of Crofton Downs.
Ngaio is a great place for those who like to walk. Right within the suburb there are many
tracks on the hills and in the bush.
Trelessick Park which is largely set in the Ngaio Gorge, in the valley of the Kaiwharawhara Stream is an especially attractive and popular location. Click here to go to the Trelissick Park website.