Summer 2019/2020 closure dates:
None of our regular classes will be running during the summer break. Our last day open is Friday December 20th 2019 and we'll be opening up again on Monday 13th January 2020 - classes should mostly be resuming that week or the next, contact us on email@example.com if you want to check!
Weekly timetable of regular events
All at Newtown Community Centre (corner of Colombo and Rintoul Streets), unless stated otherwise.
Last updated December 2019
Harakeke weaving classes
Tanya Milne runs community weaving block courses on consecutive Monday evenings - you must register for the whole course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next course is running! At Newtown Hall on Daniell Street.
Koha Community Yoga
Community based Yoga classes, Some mats available. Come along...Stretch, breathe, enjoy the music....These are very casual, fun classes, no booking necessary. Back on the 13th Jan 2020.
Pōneke Grief Support
“A new fortnightly grief support group for sharing experiences of grief & death — see the ‘Pōneke Grief Support’ group on Facebook for further details.” Back on the 3rd Feb 2020.
Open Dance and Contact Improvisation
For all levels of experience in an accepting, inclusive and LBTQI-friendly space. Just turn up! Koha! Starting January 13th 2020.
Newtown Residents Association
The NRA is a group of residents, business owners and people who work & play locally, who care about the community and local issues. Meetings are on the 3rd Monday of every month except December and January. Everyone is welcome. Contact email@example.com for more info. At Newtown Hall on Daniell St. Starting Feb 2020.
Tai Chi - advanced
Improve your fitness and balance, for those with some tai chi experience. $2 per session.
(If you are new to tai chi, we recommend you start with the Friday class.) Back on the 14th Jan 2020.
Baby Friendly Yoga & Chai
Open for all levels. Parents with babies welcome. Chai served afterwards! $2 per class. Back on the 14th Jan.
Swing dancing classes with Sugarfoot Stomp
Learn Lindy Hop, blues, jazz and more of this fun and energetic style of dance born in the swing era of the1930s-40s. First class free for new dancers. $15 casual / $55 block, drop-ins welcome, no partner required! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org orwww.sugarfootstomp.co.nz for more information. Back 4th Feb 2020.
Koha Community Yoga
An hour long, open hatha and vinyasa session, bringing together the mind, body and spirit. A yoga practice for everyones individual bodies and levels. Some mats available. At Newtown Hall on Daniell St. Restarting 28th January 2020.
Free Mediation Course In our challenging and dynamic modern world, meditation brings clarity, purpose, simplicity and calm. To register and find out when the next course starts check the website: www.wellingtonmeditation.org At Network Newtown on Constable Street.
Sing Your Lungs Out
A fun community singing group for people living with lung disease. Contact email@example.com. At Newtown Hall on Daniell Street. Re-starting February 5th 2020.
Koha Community Yoga
With a qualified yoga teacher. All welcome. Starting 5th Feb 2020.
Community Law Clinic
Free confidential legal advice. No appointment necessary. First Wednesday of the month ONLY. Starting 5th Feb 2020.
Kids 4 Drama (Junior)
Ages 5-8, call 0800 B A STAR, (0800 227 827) or email firstname.lastname@example.org Starts back Feb 2020
Kids 4 Drama (Senior)
Ages 9-13, call 0800 B A STAR, (0800 227 827) or email email@example.com Starts back Feb 2020
Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu - Kids Class
Shaolin wushu kung fu for Kids (movement and meditation) 5 to 14 years old (bring shoes). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. $12 per session. Starting 15th Jan 2020.
Newtown Tool Library - opening hours
Drop into the Newtown Tool Library to join up, borrow or return tools. For more info visit their website www.newtown-tool-library.com or contact them here: email@example.com Re-opening 15th Jan 2020.
Narcotics Anonymous Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 NA TODAY (0800 628 632) for more information. At Newtown Hall on Daniell St. Continues through summer break.
Haiwaiian Dance (Hula) Classes
Learn basic hula steps, and continue on to learn dances that bring the story of the mele (song) to life. Good for all ages and abilities. First class free. Cost - $15/class or 12/class if paying for a term. Contact Liora 021 355 041 or email@example.com. Restarts 29th Jan 2020.
Koha Community Yoga - not currently running.
Community based Yoga classes, Some mats available. Come along...Stretch, breathe, enjoy the music....These are very casual, fun classes, no booking necessary. At Newtown Hall on Daniell St. NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING.
CAB Free legal advice
15 minute appointments with a Citizens' Advice Bureau lawyer. By appointment only, ring the CAB to book a spot: 3893813.
Yoga & Chai
Vinyasa Flow yoga classes for all ages and stages. Chai served afterwards! $2 per class. Restarts 17th Jan 2020.
Move It Danceworks
Ongoing ballet and jazz classes, suits 3yrs – adults. Contact Chloe Spedding 027 305 075, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Timebank Orientation Come and learn more about this alternative economy/community – and sign up! Third Thursday of the month. Contact: email@example.com or find out more www.wellingtontimebank.org.nz/join-us
The Workers' Rights Service Free advice & advocacy service for low income employees having problems at work (eg bullying, redundancy, or unfair dismissal). E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or just drop in.
Menstrual Mates Join Wā Collective, Wellington Timebank & NCCC Youth to sew re-usable menstrual pads for you or a friend! All welcome, kai and kōrero will flow! Monthly on the last Thursday. Contact email@example.com
Koha Community Yoga
Hatha and Vinyasa Styles for everybody, focus on breath with a detailed asana practice. Bring a mat, some are provided. At Newtown Hall on Daniell Street. Re-starts 16th January 2020.
Dances of Africa
Shake, shimmy and groove to the soulful rhythms of Africa, led by Jenny Bloomfield and accompanied with live drumming by African Beats NZ. You will be guided through a warm up, learn some moves, and put the choreography to music for an interactive high energy experience, followed by a relaxing stretch, so you leave feeling great! Bring water and come ready to have fun! Contact Jennifer Bloomfield: firstname.lastname@example.org. Starts 16th Jan 2020.
Addictive Eaters Anonymous
Weekly meetings for people wanting to recover from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise. For more information visit: www.addictiveeatersanonymous.org At Network Newtown on Constable St. Continues throughout the holidays.
Tai Chi for Beginners
Learn the basic forms of tai chi. $2 per session. Starts 17th Jan 2020.
Community Jams and Kai
An open-to-everyone opportunity to play music and ignite your creativity. For ten dollars you're provided with an arrangement of instruments, activities and a shared kai. Come sing, dance, play or simply relax and listen. Starting late Jan/mid Feb 2020.
Come warm those winter bones and get to know your community over a bowl of FREE hot soup (vegetarian/vegan available). All welcome. Start time to be confirmed - late January/February 2020.
Kids 4 Drama (Advanced)
Ages 12 and up, call 0800 B A STAR, (0800 227 827) or email email@example.com Starts back Feb 2020
Kids 4 Drama (A2 Class)
This class focuses on acting techniques and voice work Ages 15 and up, call 0800 B A STAR, (0800 227 827) or email firstname.lastname@example.org Starts back Feb 2020
Monthly on the 2nd Saturday to share resources & build community! Bring surplus or homemade items such as garden produce, plants, seeds, ferments/preserves, baking, homemade cosmetics/toiletries and art. Contact email@example.com or find them on Facebook. Please arrive by 10.15am. Koha for room hire. Over the summer these are held at Kai Cycle Urban Farm. If raining at NCCC.
Fierce Tiger Tai chi -$10 per class. Contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org Starts 25th Jan 2020.
Newtown Tool Library - open hours
Drop into the Newtown Tool Library to join up, borrow or return tools. For more info visit their website www.newtown-tool-library.com or contact them here: email@example.com Re-opens 15th January.
Shivam Dance Academy (SDANZ)
Kathak and Bollywood dance training and fitness. SDANZ is for all ethnic backgrounds and age groups. With 3 different 1-hour sessions there's something for everyone! Check out www.sdanz.co.nz to book. Restarts 1st Feb 2020.
Embrace Chinese culture by learning varied Chinese folk dances. Suitable for Chinese people & those with Chinese heritage. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0211091903. Starts 15th Feb.
Koha Community Yoga
Yoga in the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. Sequence organised around the pleasure of the breath. Suitable for all levels. Restarts 19th Jan 2020.
All classes/events held at the Community Centre unless otherwise stated.