You can find us on the corner of Rintoul & Colombo Sts, Newtown. Phone us on (04) 389 4786.
Farewell to Anna, and welcome to Tabby!
At the end of May, we sadly say goodbye to Anna Costley, community centre coordinator extraordinaire.
After a total of 5 years in the role where she’s established an interest-free loan scheme as an alternative to the local high interest lenders, rallied the community to take a stand against unwanted bottle stores, eased the pain of morning yoga with post-yoga chai, entertained and informed the masses simultaneously with the Newtown News, and made the best plunger coffee in town for Anna P every morning at 11am, Anna has decided it’s time to share her multiple talents with the people of Berlin, Germany.
Though no one will miss her more than The Other Anna (soon to be simply ‘Anna’ - just doesn’t have quite the same ring), we invite everyone to say goodbye to Anna on Friday 24th May, 3.00pm at Monterey Bar.
Still, good things are to come our way, and as Anna leaves us, Tabby Besley will be joining us at the Centre. Tabby (we considered making her change her name to Anna) comes from sunny Nelson and though she is fairly new to Wellington, Tabby has already helped to make a difference to many Wellingtonians, as a successful fundraising campaign coordinator for the Wellington Rape Crisis.
We’re excited to have Tabby with us and look forward to having her get to know Newtown and working for the benefit of our diverse community.
Please feel free to pop by and welcome Tabby to Newtown when you’re next in the Community Centre!
Let the good times roll in Newtown
Sam, 5, from Island Bay recently mastered riding a bike.
After a successful Big Bike Fix Up as part of the Newtown Festival in March, there are plans to repeat it next year.
Volunteers from the Mechanical Tempest community bike workshop helped 40 people fix their bikes on 9 March at Carrara Park.
Spokesperson Patrick Morgan said lots of people have a bike in the garage that needs a little TLC to get rolling again.
“Common fixes were pumping tyres, tuning gears and adjusting brakes. We also gave away four bikes to local kids. I reckon every kid deserves the opportunity to ride a bike.”
The Big Bike Fix Up was supported by the Sustainability Trust, Cycle Aware Wellington, Newtown Residents' Association, and WCC.
Mr Morgan says the Mechanical Tempest is looking for donated bikes and parts: www.mechanicaltempest.co.nz/
One Day In South Wellington
On the 25th of February this year, dozens of photographers set out around Wellington South to capture a slice of life over a 24 hour period.
The result is a very special collection of photos which makes up One Day in South Wellington, illustrating the rich diversity which makes up this special part of Wellington and New Zealand!
Books are only $20, or $10 for the "behind the scenes" DVD.
And as a project of the Rotary Club of Wellington South, proceeds go to the Wellington Children's Hospital.
For more information or to order a copy (Christmas presents!) visit the Wellington South Rotary site
Uke & Sing Tuesdays
Join the Wellington Ukulele & Peace Academy every Tuesday upstairs at The Office Bar and Cafe from 7pm for a fun and informal uke play-along!
All stages and ages welcome!
BYO uke & koha.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.