What's On in Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai | Haratua May 2023

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2023 Haratua May Pink Shirt Day NZ Music Month
What’s On in Lower Hutt Kaupapa ā-Mua ki Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai

Message from the Mayor

As the days are getting colder, there’s still a lot going on this month across our city, including several days, weeks, and months of significance, such as Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa (NZ Music Month).

NZ Music Month will see a number of music events in the Hutt, and I’m particularly excited about the ukelele flashmob! It’s one of the biggest months in the national cultural calendar, so be sure to make the most of the local events in our city.

Pink Shirt Day is also coming up in May, which is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusiveness. There are a few events at the Naenae Neighbourhood Hub so read on to find out more. I look forward to donning my bright pink shirt later this month!

We also have Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa (Samoan Language Week)

at the end of May and early June, so be sure to pop into the Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub to see what’s going on.

Lastly, it’s also NZ Sign Language Week in the second week of May so it’s a good chance to learn a couple of new words or phrases. One of the things I’m most proud of in the last month is having a sign language interpreter at our ANZAC Day service. I had a couple of people come up to me after the service saying how much it meant to them to be able to fully participate in the service with having an interpreter there. A good reminder that sometimes it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference.

I look forward to seeing you out and about this month!

- Kia ora! Welcome back to the May edition of What’s On in Lower Hutt.
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do you think? Do you prefer online? Ngā Kaupapa Whakahira e Heke Mai Ana Announcements 1 He Hua Pūharu Highlights 3 Whāngai Rangatahi 5 Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa NZ Music Month 7 Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa Samoan Language Week 9 Te Wāhi Ako Learn New Things 10 Tākaro Let’s Play 11 Tūtakina Meet someone new 12 Mahi Toi Get Creative 13 Ngā Waiata me Ngā Pūrākau Songs & Stories 15 Te Pae Wānanga Discuss & Discover 16 Whakapakari Tinana Get Active 17 Te Pae Mātanga Consult & Advise 19 Contact Us We would love to hear what you think about What’s On in Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt! Do you like the format? What can we do better? Email whatson@huttcity.govt.nz to give your feedback. Go to hutt.city/whatson to read this booklet online. You can also go to hutt.city/whatsonemail to sign up to get this booklet delivered to your email inbox at the start of every month.

Ngā Kaupapa Whakahira e Heke Mai Ana Announcements

Find out how to report a problem, see how to download our new library app, and get a sneak peek at what’s coming up in June!

Coming soon:

Houseplant Swap

Calling all house plant enthusiasts! Do you have an abundance of house plants that you would like to share with the community? Bring along any house plants, cuttings, pots etc, to swap for new plant treasures.


Report a Problem

If you spot any issues or problems with any of our services, or would like to make a request, please log it using our online portal by going to hutt.city/rap. For urgent noise, pollution, sewer, water, storm water and animal issues please call us on 04 570 6666


It’s time to renew your Dog’s Registration

Make sure your contact details are up to date by calling 04 570 6666 or emailing animals@huttcity.govt.nz


Hutt City Libraries app available now!

Download the Hutt City Libraries App to:

• Reserve books

• Self-checkout your items

• Search the library

• Find library information

To get the app, go to Google Play or the Apple App store and search for “Hutt City Libraries”. Or scan this QR code


Wainuiomata Public Art Opportunity

We want artists with a strong connection to Wainuiomata to create a mural on a half basketball court and playable sculpture on Queens Street. Expressions of interest are open now until 21 May. You can find out more at hutt.city/wainuiart

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Star Jam: call for volunteers

Star Jam is a not-for-profit that changes the way Kiwis view disability by providing a space for disabled rangatahi to make friends, learn performance skills, and build confidence, all through the magic of dance and song!

Star Jam are seeking volunteers to help with workshops in Lower Hutt on Mondays or Tuesdays; as well as workshops in Porirua on Thursdays. Workshops run from 6.30pm-8pm during school term.

There’s no experience or musical ability required - just enthusiasm, an open mind and a love for working with young people! Volunteers are led by a music tutor in a team and help with set up, pack down, and other necessary tasks. Applicants must be 18 years or over and are provided training and support.

Are you interested?

Email wellington@starjam.org or go to starjam.org

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He Hua Pūharu Highlights

There’s a whole range of cool stuff on this month in Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai - here are some highlights!


Wainuiomata Community Park Day

Antrim Crescent Park, Wainuiomata

Sunday 7 May, 12pm-2pm

Come along for a FREE community fun day! Bring all your whānau and friends for a good time. For more info, head to fb.com/LoveWainuiomata

Pink Shirt Day Celebrations

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusiveness.

Wednesday 17 May, 3:30pm

Make a Whare Tapa Whā model and fill it with ideas for when you need a boost. For ages 12+

Friday 19 May, 3:30pm

Bring your whānau and find some new friends, grab some Lego®, and build something amazing together!

Thursday 18 May, 3:30pm

Saturday 10 May, 11am

Make a squash book filled with positivity! Fold paper squares into a book you can fill with lots of colour and kind words.

Mother’s Day Craft

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Friday 12 May, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Saturday 13 May, 10am-12pm

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 14 May! Join us to making something special for your mum!

Age Concern: Staying Safe refresher driving course

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 31 May, 10am-2pm

This theory-based refresher course is an opportunity for people to re-familiarise themselves with traffic rules, safe driving practices, and learn about other transport options.

To register, contact your local Age Concern.

Tau’a’alo: Sione Faletau

The Dowse Art Museum

6 May - 24 September 2023

Using audio from songs and recordings of environments to form digital kupesi or patterns, Faletau has created a unique Tongan visual vocabulary of time and space.

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Unhinged: Opening the Door to the Dowse Collection

The Dowse Art Museum | 25 March – 13 August 2023

Flying tricycles, a pyramid of cats and a rainbow of ceramics; some of what you can discover in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Featuring over 1000 items from the Dowse art collection, this exhibition is an opportunity to explore some familiar favourites alongside forgotten treasures. Unhinged includes peculiar peeks into the most remarkable corners of the collection like bedazzling ballet costumes, playful paintings and exquisite contemporary glass.

This delightfully eccentric show offers new ways to access and encounter the collection. You can simply wander each space in your own time absorbing the curious combinations or you can follow one of our customised tours designed to uncover some of the more intriguing objects and their fascinating stories. Prepare to be enchanted, baffled and surprised.

To find out more, go to hutt.city/unhinged

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Whāngai Rangatahi

There’s so much on for our rangatahi - from hang out sessions, to music, dance, Xbox, table tennis, and even zine-making - there’s no excuse to be bored!

TiHei Rangatahi

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm

Hono mai for a range of activities delivered by the awesome kaimahi from Kokiri Marae. For ages 10-14.

Ngā Tamahine ā Hine

Te Iwaiwa

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, 3pm-4pm

This new social group for the girls is kicking off! Te Waiora would love to hear what you’d like this to look like. Self defence? Cooking? Life skills? Come along and help shape a fun programme made specially for you! For ages 12+

Whāngai Rangatahi

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 3:30pm

Inklings Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 18 May, 3:15pm

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 9 May, 3pm

A fun group for tamariki aged 8-12 who love stories. Explore books, play games, and get creative!

Games On!

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

From Xbox to table tennis, come along and join the fun!


Taitāmariki Lounge

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 3pm-4:30pm

Come and hang out, play sports, and chat - with kai! Ages 12-18.

Minecraft Pop-in and Play

Moerā Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 31 May, 3pm

Are you an experienced gamer, or have you always wanted to try Minecraft? Join us for world-building fun every month!

Common Room

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 3:30pm-5pm

Zine Club

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 3:15pm-5pm

Moerā Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 3:15pm-4:30pm

Create your own zine, add it to our collection or keep it personal. A zine can be about anything you like, so let your imagination fly!

After School Rangatahi Programme

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30pm

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Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa NZ Music Month

NZ Music Month is a celebration of working together to build a more connected and collaborative musical landscape across Aotearoa.

Musical Storytime

War Memorial Library

Fridays, 11am

Celebrate Music Month with a special Musical Storytime where we explore sound and music, followed by a musical craft activity!

Zoe’s Erhu Studio & Chinese Language School Orchestra

War Memorial Library

Saturday 6 May, 2pm

Come long and enjoy Raymond Wong and William Li perform on the erhu, and a performance by the Chinese Language School Orchestra. Erhu is a traditional Chinese instrument, also called Chinese violin, and it characterised by only having two strings. The Chinese Language School Orchestra consists of children aged 6-17, playing a mix of western and Chinese instruments.

Manaaki Misfits

War Memorial Library

Wednesday 10 May, 11am

Manaaki Misfits are the Manaaki Ability Trust’s very own band. Come along to hear 30 minutes of music!

Safari Kids Show

War Memorial Library

Saturday 13 May, 2pm

Join Sam Safari, Theo, Morag the Unicorn, and Teddy on a musical adventure with some quirky animals!

Bring your imagination, your best dance moves, and your favourite animal outfits.

Filip Piri on Guitar

War Memorial Library

Thursday 18 May, 11:30am

One of our staff members, Filip Piri, will showcase his talent and his love for music. Come and listen!

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Hutt Valley Community Choir

War Memorial Library

Saturday 20 May, 12:30pm

Be enchanted by the wonderful voices of the Hutt Valley Community Choir.

Unhinged and Untamed: Music and Amusements at The Dowse

The Dowse Art Museum

Saturday 27 May, 6pm-10pm Cash bar | Food

A doozy of an afterhours event, you won’t want to miss. Have your heart broken by the lovesick crooning of Hemi Hemingway, be bewitched by man witch Double Ya D, rock out to the surf guitar stylings of Valentino

Del Mar, try your hand at Dead Life

Drawing with Alice Fennessy, see master musician Riki Gooch respond to the patterns of Sione Faletau’s

Tau’a’alo, meet artist Jen Alexandra and get stuck in to a hands on response to her works in Sisterly. Bring your friends, party on!

Ceol Alba: The Music of Scotland

War Memorial Library

Friday 26 May, 3:45pm

Accomplished musicians from the Scottish Music Club will entertain us with arrangements that evoke the beautiful landscape and history of Scotland.

Ukulele Flashmob

War Memorial Library

Wednesday 31 May, 3:30pm

Has your ukulele been gathering dust at home? Now is the time to bring it into the library! Join our flashmob playing music using simple chords and having loads of fun.

Thumbs Up

War Memorial Library

Wednesday 24 May, 9:45am

Join the musical session by the Thumbs Up Charitable Trust with song, dance and percussive instruments.

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Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa Samoan Language Week

The theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa in 2023 is ‘Mitamita i lau gagana, maua’a lou fa’asinomaga’ which means ‘Be proud of your language and grounded in your identity’.

Celebrate Samoan language and culture!

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Sunday 28 May - Saturday 3 June

Pop in and see what we’re doing to celebrate Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa Samoan Language Week!

Samoan Storytime

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 31 May, 10:30am

Bring your tamaiti along for Samoan Storytime, where we’ll read tusi and do some Samoan crafts!

Samoan Baby Bounce

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Monday 29 May, 10:30am

Bring your pepe along for a special Baby Bounce and Rhyme session to celebrate Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa Samoan Language Week!

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Te Wāhi Ako Learn New Things

Learn more about your family history, delve into the past of your local area, or learn how to code! There are lots of fun new activities for you to try in a warm and welcoming environment.

Family History Drop-in

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 18 May, 1pm

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Sunday 14 May, 11am-12pm

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Monday 8 & 22 May, 11am-12:30pm

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 16 May, 1pm-2:30pm

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 10 May, 11am-12:30pm

A hands-on session with a family history specialist librarian.

Local and Family History

Heritage Centre, Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Open 7 days a week

Research your family and local history at our Heritage Centre. Talk to our friendly staff or email heritage@huttcity.govt.nz for research help.


Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 7pm

Super Science Fun!

War Memorial Library

Thursday 4 & 18 May, 3:45pm

A range of mixed Science activities for whānau to have fun and learn.

Arohanui Strings

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays & Fridays, 3pm-5pm

Free violin lessons. Ages 6-12. Email: admin@arohanuistrings.org

Wellington Cup Stackers

War Memorial Library

Saturday 13 May, 3pm

Open to all levels of experience and ages. For more information and enquiries, please phone Jo on 0276 370 472 or John on 0226 441 465.

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Tākaro Let’s Play

Gather your friends and whānau for lots of fun with play activities all across Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt!

Toy Library

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Saturdays, 9:30am-10:30am

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 11am-11:30am

Thursdays, 11:30am-12pm

Fridays, 4pm-6pm

Saturdays, 11am-2pm

Discover a large range of toys that meet the developmental needs of children aged from 0-8 years old. To hire toys, you will need to sign up and become a member.

Board Games and Puzzles

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 6pm-9pm

Challenge a friend or family member at a wide range of board games!

Scrabble Club

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Fridays, 2pm-4pm

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, 1:30pm-4pm

Scrabble keeps your mind nimble. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Bricks & Pieces

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 3.15pm

Moerā Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 3pm-4:30pm

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Sunday 30 May, 2pm

Fridays, 3:30pm War Memorial Library

Saturday 6 May, 2pm-4pm

Friday 19 May, 3:45pm

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Saturday 13 May, 2pm

Get creative and make amazing LEGO® builds at the library! Ages 5+

Sunday Fun Day

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Sundays, all day

Join us every Sunday for lots of fun with crafts, Lego®, games and more!

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Tūtakina Meet someone new

Meet your new best friend at these fun and friendly social events that welcome people of all ages.

Senior Social Group

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, 12pm

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 18 May, 2pm

Stokes Valley Seniors

Friendship Group

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Monday 1 May, 10am

Kaumātua Waiata & Kai

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Friday 26 May, 5:30pm-7:30pm

A time to mix and mingle with beautiful waiata & kōrero over shared kai.

Time for Tea

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 11am

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Mahi Toi Get Creative

It’s always a good time to try something new! We have events for beginners and experienced knitters, crafters, and sewists!

Craft Group

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 2pm-4pm

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Fridays, 10:30am-12pm

A weekly craft group for anyone to come along to and start or work on a craft project. A friendly space without the pressure to socialise.

Nash Knitters

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Fridays, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Bring your own knitting project, or help us work on our yarn bombing in the library. Beginners are welcome!

Crafting Threads of Aroha

War Memorial Library

Saturday 20 May, 1pm-3pm

Come along to knit and crochet products made by locals, for locals.

Collage Club

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Sundays, 10am-12pm

Have a go at making a collage! Some materials supplied.

Artspot for Adults

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 3, 17 & 31 May, 10:30am-12pm

Creative art & craft activities for adults. All abilities welcome.

Kids Creative Sessions

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 3pm-4:30pm

Moerā Neighbourhood Hub

Friday 5 May, 3:15pm-4:30pm

Explore a mix of art and craft activities! For ages 5-16 years old.

Artspot for Kids

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm

Create beautiful and interesting masterpieces! All materials provided. For ages 5+.

Colouring Group

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Sundays, 1pm-4pm

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Sketch Club

War Memorial Library

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Improve your drawing skills in a fun and encouraging session for ages 10-16. Beginners welcome!

Lower Hutt Stitch Witches

War Memorial Library

Wednesday 10 May, 6:30pm

Wainuiomata Spinners

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 9 & 23 May, 10:30am-1pm

Join the spinners to learn how wool is made into clothing!

Colour and Chat

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Friday 5 & 19 May, 10am

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Ngā Waiata me Ngā Pūrākau

Songs & Stories

Building a foundation for literacy starts as soon as a child is born, and every story, song, rhyme or fingerplay enriches language development, giving your tamariki a valuable boost.

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, 10am

War Memorial Library

Mondays, 10am & 11am

Wednesdays, 2pm

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, 10:30am

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 10:30am

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, 10:30am

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 11am

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 10am

A half-hour programme of songs and rhymes in the library, specially for your pēpē aged 0-2 years.

Discover Stories

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 4 May, 3:15pm

Enjoy stories followed by a creative activity. Ages 5+


Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 10am

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 10am

Saturdays, 10:30am

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:30am

Moerā Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 11am

War Memorial Library

Fridays & Saturdays, 11am

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 11am

A weekly half-hour of stories in the library for tamariki aged 2+

Māori Stories and Waiata

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 2 May, 10:30am

Nau mai, haere mai! Learn basic te reo in our Māori stories and waiata session!

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Te Pae Wānanga Discuss & Discover

Get together with other book lovers to discover new genres and authors, and maybe try something new!

Writers’ Table

War Memorial Library

Thursday 18 May, 5pm

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Saturdays, 2pm

A regular meeting of writers to share experiences and write in good company.


Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 18 May, 10:30am

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 4 May, 10am

Join the Eastbourne team in watching Te Ata, the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, one of the greatest Native American performers of all time.

Join Walter Nash team for The Days Of Bagnold Summer.

Beamafilm is a free movie streaming service available to everyone with a library card!

Friday Feature

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Friday 12 & 26 May, 10am

Book Group

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 11 May, 10:30am

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Monday 15 May, 1pm

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Monday 15 May, 6pm

Moerā Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 4 May, 10:30am

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Saturday 27 May, 11am

Meet with others who enjoy reading for a fun discussion!

Book Talk

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 3 May, 1:30pm

Library staff talk about new and interesting non-fiction.

Books on Wednesday

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 3 May, 11am

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Whakapakari Tinana Get Active

Get active this summer with lots of Zumba, dancing, and pilates! There are even programmes for tamariki and those who would like some gentle exercise.

SAYGo (Steady As You Go) & Ready. Steady. Balance.

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, 11am

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30pm

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 11am-12pm

Thursdays, 1pm-2pm

War Memorial Library

Thursdays, 1pm

Sign up at library.huttcity.govt.nz.

A gentle, peer-led exercise programme, proven to increase balance, strength and mobility, prevent falls and provide a valued social connection for older adults. Koha for most sessions.

Dance Fit

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays & Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm

Social Badminton

Wainuiomata Memorial Hall

Mondays, 7:15pm-9pm

$5 per session.

Play Group and Mini Movers

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 10am-11am

A playgroup with a mini movers session to support children under 5 and their whānau. Gold coin entry.

Local Walks

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 9am


Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 6:45pm-7:45pm

Saturdays, 9:15am-10:15pm

$5 per class.

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Simplified Tai Chi and Qigong

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Fridays, 10:30am-11:30am

Enjoy the benefits that come from the gentle movements of Tai Chi.

Senior Table Tennis

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays & Fridays, 9:30am-12pm

$2 per session. Sessions will not be running over the school holidays.

Karate Dojo with Izzy Lewis

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm-7pm

Email izzynz@gmail.com for more info. First class is free.

Xtreme Hip-hop with John

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 4 May, 6pm-7pm

Strength, Tone, Dance

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 6:45pm-7:30pm

A 45 minute fitness fun dance workout using light weights to strengthen and tone the whole body. Classes are only $5 casual or $50 for a 10-trip concession card.

Korikori Kids

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am-10:30am

$3 for one child and $1 per additional child. Suitable for ages 3-5.

Community Yoga

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays, 6:30pm

$5 per class.

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Te Pae Mātanga Consult

& Advise

We have a range of free services available, including Justice of the Peace drop-in sessions and community law sessions.

Justice of the Peace Love Wainuiomata

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

Saturday 6 May, 12pm-1pm

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 2 May, 1pm-2pm

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Thursdays, 2pm-3pm

War Memorial Library

Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 24 May, 1pm-2pm

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

Friday 26 May, 2pm-3pm

With members of the Hutt Valley & Districts Justices of the Peace Association.

Community Law

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 2pm-3pm

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 11am-12pm

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 11am-12pm

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Mondays & Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

Pop down to the hub and have a kōrero with Anaru about what is happening in Wainuiomata!

CV Cover Letter Drop-in

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Sundays, 2pm-4pm

Get some tips on how to write an effective CV & cover letter to get you an interview!

Wellington City Mission: Social Worker & Financial Mentoring Service

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesdays, 1pm

Practical counselling and help for people accessing WINZ, IRD, ACC and other agencies etc.

Community Constable

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 10am-11am

Thursdays, 2pm-3pm

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm

Inland Revenue Department (IRD) Pop-up

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 10 May, 9:30am-3:30pm

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 2 & 16 May, 10:30am

Wainuiomata Building our Community Network

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 16 May, 12:30pm

Catch up with your local Councillor

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Thursday 11 May, 10:30am

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 2 May, 10:30am

Come and have a chat with your local councillor on anything to do with Council or Community.


Kōraunui Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 17 May, 12pm-4pm

Physiotherapy advice and referrals with a physiotherapist from Hutt Hospital, Te Whatu Ora.


Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Wednesday 10 May, 9am

Bookings required War Memorial Library


Tuesday 2 May, 11am-12pm

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 9 May, 11am-12pm

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Tuesday 23 May, 11am-12pm

Connected was initially introduced in response to COVID-19, now it continues to provide support to employers and employees, jobseekers and students, helping them navigate the vast range of support and advice available.

Connected is a joint initiative involving many government agencies and coordinated by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

Head to Connected.govt.nz to discover how you can get connected with employment, education, training, business support or staff for your jobs.

You can also phone 0800 264 737 or drop in to one of the library pop up desks for more information.

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The Dowse Art Museum

45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt 04 570 6500

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Ōkiwinui

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Hub

38 Rimu Street, Eastbourne 04 562 8042

Huia Pool + Fitness

Huia Street, Lower Hutt 04 570 6655

Te Kaunihera o Te Awa Kairangi Hutt City Council

30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt 04 570 6666

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Kōraunui

Kōraunui Stokes Valley

Neighbourhood Hub

186 Stokes Valley Road 04 562 9050

Maungaraki Community Library

137 Dowse Drive, Maungaraki 028 2550 3219

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Moerā

Moerā Neighbourhood Hub

107 Randwick Crescent, Moera 04 568 4720

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Te Ngaengae

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub

Hillary Court, Naenae 04 567 2859

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Pito-One

Petone Neighbourhood Hub

7 Britannia Street, Petone 04 568 6253

Stokes Valley Pool + Fitness

Bowers Street, Stokes Valley 04 562 9030

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Wainuiomata

Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub

1A Queen Street, Wainuiomata 04 564 5822

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Taitā

Walter Nash Neighbourhood Hub

Taine Street, Taitā 04 560 1094

Te Pātaka Kōrero o Te Tatau ki te Maramatanga | War Memorial Library Neighbourhood Hub

2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt 04 570 6633

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