Kia Ora Koutou whanau family and friends.
We warmly invite you to check out or/ and join in on our range of programmes at the Good News Community Centre. All programmes are free unless otherwise specified. Nau Mai Haere Mai.
Our centre invites and welcomes ALL whanau friends and family. Nau Mai Haere Mai.
Office hours are 9.30am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday with a late night Tuesday 3.00-6.00pm.
We are holding a Youth Led Talent Show!!!
Whakanuia i te wiki Taiohi maa te uru atu ki teenei kaupapa whakahirahira o Kirikiriroa.
Celebrate Youth Week 2023 (May 15th – 21st) by singing up to this awesome community based event! If you would like to sign up please fill out the google form provided…
If you have any questions please call us or email us.
PRIZES TO BE WON!
Tickets to come and watch on the night will be on sale from the 3rd of May. The tickets will be cheap as our main focus for this is to bring the community together and uplift the youth. There will be a poster with more info about tickets and food for sale soon… stay posted.
Free Te Reo Maori classes Monday 5.30-7.30pm
Discover and enrich your life with Te Reo Maori.
If you are looking for a challenge or wanting to revive your “INNER REO” learn how to ‘mihi’ and basic korero in a safe, friendly enjoyable environment then these classes are for you. Our awesome tutor continues to produce near fluent confident speaking students in a very relaxed and friendly environment. Bring a pen and notebook. Invite your whanau, friends & colleagues.
Nau Mai Haere Mai Koutou.
Golden Agers (65+) – Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 10.00am-11.45am.
A great programme for those in their golden years (65+). Golden Agers is a fortnightly session involving a range of activities. Each session consists of a theme and may include, craft, music, discussions, light exercise, guest speakers and more. Regular trips to a range of local attractions are also a popular aspect of the programme. The sessions are a great opportunity to meet others as well as have a fun morning of activities. Tea and coffee provided. $2 koha appreciated.
Basketball Sessions for ages 13+ Wednesday 5.30- 7.30 pm.
This is a great way to share, excel and improve your basketball skills all while learning new ones and how to become more confident with social skills and team work. Come and have a great night of FUN.
The HUB – Wednesday & Thursday 3.00-4.30pm .
The HUB is a drop in centre for school children. Children have a snack then can work on the homework they bring with them. Also provided is access to a range of online literacy and numeracy programmes. Students can also participate in a range of sports on offer. Parents are welcome to visit the sessions also. Free afternoon tea is provided.
Whanau Afternoons – Sundays 3.30-5.30pm
Whanau afternoons start with afternoon tea and an informal gathering with the official start at 4pm. This is a great afternoon of activities, games, Christian teaching and FUN for ALL ages, ending with a meal at 5.15pm. Please feel free to join us.
Whanau afternoons are run in partnership between St Marks Church and Te Rongopai Trust during school term. Koha welcome.
Free Computer Use Mon-Fri 10.00-2.00pm
If you need a computer to search for jobs, create a CV, assist with course study or find a house etc or just contact whanau and friends you are welcome to come and use one of the computers here at the centre. Please bring photo ID and upon your first visit there is a user agreement to sign. We also offer printing for a small charge.
We have both beginners and advanced block courses for tauira and our advanced course is open to all interested whanau who have a desire to learn and or advance their skills in this taonga tuku iho (precious gift handed down).
Te Atiwei Ririnui is our new Raranga tutor and holds a Master degree in Raranga and an honorary doctorate with 20+ years experience in weaving and teaching. His tacit knowledge is founded on the principles and values of tīpuna mātauranga – ancestral knowledge, Māori weaving and ethical orientation aligned with practice- based theories.
Spaces are limited so please register at the office via email or phone us to book your space.
Life Skills Block Course
An 8 week programme that will empower you to truly thrive by giving you practical, helpful tools to enjoy life and make the most out of what you have. Topics include how to make the most of your money, shopping and cooking on a budget and ways to build happy healthy relationships. Contact the Centre to find out when the next course starts.
This is an 8 week block course that covers some of the essentials for finding a job. This includes CV writing, interviewing skills and more. This is also a great place to find support and encouragement. Contact the office to find out when the next course begins.
Also available at the Good News Community Centre are the following:
St Marks Church and Children’s Church – Sundays 9:30am
Horeb Pentecostal Church (Language Swahili) – Sundays 12:30pm
St Marks After School Club – Tuesday 3.00-4.30pm.
St Marks Church run an afternoon club 3.00-4.30pm each Tuesday. This is a great afternoon of fun activities for primary and intermediate students. Games, competitions, sports, afternoon tea and Christian teaching make up these fun filled sessions.
St Marks Youth Group – Thursdays 6.30-9.00 pm.
This is for those who attend intermediate or high school years. A fun evening of sports, competitions, bible teaching and concluding with supper. Also regular social trips and camps are run. This is run by St Marks Church.
Sports equipment for loan
We have sports equipment for loan for your special sports events and whanau sports days.
We also partner with Kaivolution to redistribute food into our community that may otherwise go to waste.
Kaivolution is open at 12.50pm Monday to Friday except Public holidays
Youth street is a team of people who are dedicated to making a difference in young peoples lives. It is a mentoring program that helps young people step into all that life has for them weather it be in schooling, trades the work force on just in life in general. Our youth street team is ready to go.
Youth street started as a dream to help the youth community in Nawton and Crawshaw area. Launching 2019 we are so excited to carry the dream into a reality and make a difference.
The current mentors we have working under youth street are Ramon Sorensen and Jess Scoble, both whom have worked with young people in the past and both that have a huge heart for the area of Nawton and Crawshaw.
Feel free to contact the team. We now have an online application you can Apply here!