Venue hire

Te Whare Hapori o Ngā Puna Waiora / Newtown Community Centre is based in the centre of Newtown, on the corner of Colombo and Rintoul Streets, as well as operating other venues around the suburb. With seven affordable venues, with different capacity, style and function, we can provide the perfect space for your community event, party, class, hui or much more!

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Kai in the community

Access to kai / food is essential to wellbeing. We can make referrals to local foodbanks, as well as having our own kai offerings.

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Community Fridge

Our community fridge is stocked with donations from local cafes and local people with kai to spare. Anyone is welcome to grab a treat from the fridge. Donations are also welcome – e.g. home made preserves or excess zucchini from the garden. We cannot accept home cooked meals or leftovers. If you have something you’re not sure is suitable – contact us.

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Free Soup Fridays

Everyone is welcome to our weekly Free Soup Friday – every Rāmere / Friday, 1-2pm at the main community centre (corner of Colombo & Rintoul Streets). Enjoy some delicious, nutritious veggie soup and connect with your community.

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Quick Kai

A group of young people with intellectual disabilities get together once a week to cook up a nutritious batch of meals – learning skills and providing cheap kai for the community. The meals are frozen in individual serves and available for $2 from the community centre.

Advice & Support


There’s lots of access to free help and advice at the Community Centre, but if the help you need is not listed below, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.

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Free legal advice

If you have legal questions or issues, you can come along to see a FREE community lawyer on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 11am – 12pm. First come, first served – no appointment needed. This service is provided by Community Law / Te Whare Ture Hapori.

Justice of the Peace 10:30am –to12:30pm Monday to Friday, Upstairs at Newtown Community Centre

Justice of the Peace (JP)

Do you need documents certified? Or your ID verified by a Justice of the Peace? We have a roster of friendly, knowledgeable and qualified Justices of the Peace, ready to sort your document out at the community centre Monday-Friday, 10.30am - 12.30pm. FREE service, but bring coins if you need photocopies.

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Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB)

Got a problem with your landlord? Confused about some forms or a bill? Issues with knowing your rights or obligations? Ask the friendly team at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau! The CAB is an independent organisation providing free and impartial advice to all – find out more here.