Wesley keeps its name

After a developer tried to use the Wesley name for a new residential suburb in Franklin in 2017, the local community campaigned to show what the name means to them and why it needed to stay central. We supported them with public meetings, coordinating the campaign, and working with the Mt Roskill Puketapapa Historical Society to promote an online petition, as well as door-knocking in the area for more signatures.

The developer withdrew their application for the name, and the Wesley community then applied, through local Member of Parliament Michael Wood, to make their name official. It was gazetted in November 2018 and officially approved in early 2019.

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