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Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre

We're committed to maintaining a vibrant, safe and welcoming space for our community to use. 


Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre is ideal for community groups/meetings, seminars, business meetings, exercise classes, hobby classes, and more.

Call us on (04) 902 3240


Reception: Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm

Centre access for events and/or programmes: 6.00am-12 midnight


15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

What's on:

A wide range of classes and groups meet at the Community Centre seven days a week. The centre hosts seniors groups, the Pop-In Centre, crafts, boccia, English language classes, a community garden, Toastmasters, yoga, meditation, mah jong and more

Regular Events

Upcoming Events

Community Noticeboard

What's available at the Centre:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 8 meeting rooms
  • 1 large main kitchen with full facilities (adjoining two meeting rooms)
  • Projector
  • Tables & chairs
  • Whiteboards (including 1 portable)
  • Kitchenette facilities
  • Toilets
  • 4-hour parking

Disability access:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Disability toilet
  • Assistance dog-friendly
  • Mobility parking

Meeting rooms, bookings and charges:

To make a booking, contact:

Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre

Phone:       (04) 902 3240

Email:        kccbookings@kapiticoast.govt.nz


 What's on at the Centre

Regular Events  

Kapiti Antenatal Classes

Monday nights

7.00pm to 9.00pm

Classes are facilitated by qualifed Childbirth Educator, Melissa Stevens, who encourages participants to explore all areas of childbirth and early parenting.  Kapiti Antenatal supports your birth choices and approach to parenting in an open and non-judgemental manner.  These classes will prepare you to be confident in your birth and for the fantastic journey that is parenting.

Contact:  021 067 1165 (Melissa)


Meditation & Buddhism

Monday Nights (20 Aug to 10 Dec)

7.00pm to 8.15pm

Drop-in mindfulness Classes

Class Fee:  $13.00/class


Kapiti WEA - Kapiti Courses

Ancient Egypt:  Everyday Life for the Pharaohs' Tomb Builders

4 Wednesdays 8-29 August, 10.00am - noon

Measuring the Earth

Saturday 11 August, 1.00pm - 4.30pm

Modern History:  The Middle East in Upheaval - war, sectarianism, state collapse and regional rivalry

Saturday 1 September, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Literature:  Robin Hood - Legendary Outlaw

Saturday 8 September, 10.00am - 1.00pm

Science - Coastal Ecology Lab

Saturday 29 September, 10.00am - 1.00pm

Russian Art - Icons to Iconic

Saturday 6 October, 10.00am - 1.00pm

Music:  Jewish Music

Saturday 13 October, 10.00am to noon



Nikau Midwives - Weekly Coffee Morning

Every Tuesday

10.30am to  11.30am

Friday Tibetan Meditation

Friday evenings from 27th July 2018

6.30pm to 7.30pm

5 Sessions $20 / Causal $5

Come along and start your weekend with simple breathing, visualisation, and relaxtion techniques to improve your focus, energy, and well being.  No experience necessary.

For further information email: katpat2002@yahoo.com.au

Yoga with Rita

Term 3 -   Tuesday 21 August to Friday 28 September (5 weeks)

Monday  6.30am to 7.30am

Tuesday 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Friday 12.15pm

Classes are based on a classical form of yoga, which includes āsana [postures], prāṇāyāma [breathing techniques], and chanting.  Classes suitable for all levels – beginners very welcome. See http://www.khyf.net for additional details on lineage.


$15.00 casual for Monday / Tuesday session

$10.00 casual for Friday session

$100.00 for ten Monday / Tuesday; $80.00 for ten Friday




Kāpiti Stroke Club

Meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Pohutukawa Hall


Paraparaumu Pop-In Centre

Every Friday - 1pm to 3pm

Murray Jensen Room

Come in and enjoy good company and friendship.  Just pop in for a chat or cuppa and meet some new friends

  • Older folk
  • New settlers to the Coast
  • Seniors feeling a bit lonely

Come & go as you please


Kāpiti Care & Craft

Tuesday's 10.00am to 12.00pm

Pohutukawa Hall

Morning tea and lunch are provided (at a nominal charge)

Contact:  Maureen (supervisor) - 04 297 2037

The Community Garden

With Hannah Swartz - the Green Gardener

1st Monday of every month

10.00am to 12.00pm

Come along and lean new skills plus it's a great way to meet like-minded gardners!

Morning Tea provided

What's coming up:

Monday September 3, 10-12am: Worm Whispering: Worm farms are a great way to process kitchen scraps into black gold for the garden. Find out what they need and how to build a simple worm farm.  Plus seasonal gardening tasks for spring. Bring along your gloves if you have some and any questions about worms or composting.

Monday October 1, 10-12am: Seeds and cuttings: Grow plants for free (or very cheap). Choose cuttings from the community garden’s collection of herbs and drought-resistant plants to take home.  Plus seasonal gardening tasks for spring. Bring seeds to sow and share.

Monday November 5, 10-12am: Tomatoes, beans and pumpkins: We’ll be planting out these summer staples - learn what it takes to make your harvest a success. Bring gloves if you have them.

Monday, December 3: Simple irrigation hacks: Set up your garden now for super-convenient, super-efficient watering over the dry months; learn about ollas, seep hoses and more.  Plus we’ll be planting the zucchini bed. Bring gloves if you have them.

Find you local garden:



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Kapiti Boccia Group

4th Thursday of every month - 10.00am to 12.00pm

Pohutukawa Hall

Boccia is a game of skill and strategy and is a truly inclusive sport in which both men and women of all ages and abilities can play.  Similar to lawn bowls and petanque, boccia is a non-contact target sport that is played indoors from a seated position using soft leather balls on a smooth rectangular court and can be played as individuals, in pairs or teams of three.

Vibrational Sound Healing

Last Monday of each month

7.30pm to 8.30pm

Pohutukawa Hall

Contact Debby: 021 800 293


 Upcoming Events  


Breast Screening Mobile Unit is coming to Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre

10 September 2018 to 28 September 2018  (end date subject to change)

Free for women aged 45-69 years

Freephone 0800 270 200

For more information visit www.timetoscreen.nz


Want a new hobby?  Join in Card Making Classes

Starting Wednesday 5 September at 7.00pm

Kowhai Room

$15.00 per person (includes 2 cards, materials & refreshments)

Create your own quality cards, have some fun, meet new people and learn something new.

Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village

Monday 10 September 2018

5.30pm to 7.00pm

Pōhutukawa Hall

The Commission for Financial Capability is running free seminars about living in retirement villages with support from the Retirement Villages Association and experienced legal practitioners.

The seminars focus on things to consider before choosing to live in a retirement village and provide practical tips before you sign up to live in a retirement village.

Speakers from the Commission, Retirement Village Association and the legal profession (if available), will discuss types of retirement village structure, costs, and operations. The seminar will also explain some important residents' rights and where you can find out more information.

The seminars are 90 minutes long and include plenty of dedicated question and answer time throughout the event.

Places are limited and registering attendance is essential.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided.


Health, Hormones & Happiness

'Master-class on menopause'

with Dr Wendy Sweet

Tuesday 18 September

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Pohutukawa Hall

Come along and discover what fabulous information Wendy has to offer Kapiti Coast women going into or who are through menopause.

Tickets $25 p.p


'Waste Free Parenting' Workshop with Kate Meads

Thursday 27 September 2018

6.00pm to 8.30pm

Pōhutukawa Hall

This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. You get a free pack bursting with waste minimisation products with each ticket.

Ticket info:

Individual Ticket $25 - Admits 1, receive 1 Free Goodie bag

Couple's Ticket $25 per couple - Admits 2, receive 1 Free Goodie bag


  School Holiday Workshop - Monday 1st October


Rata Room

10.00am to 11.30am

Write and illustrate your own story.

Street Talk Sign Up - Defensive Driving Course
Become a Safer Driver  -   Shorten your Restricted Licence period by 6 months   -   Prepare for your Test                                           
Street Talk Defensive Driving Course description:
  • Four x 2 hour classroom sessions     
  •  Logbook / Workbook to record practical assignments     
  • 1 hour, on-road, driving assessment with driving instructor     
  • Certificate of course completion - which reduces your Restricted Licence period by 6 months Course Cost: $175 
For  Street Talk Defensive Driving Course ~ dates & times email: kapitidrivingschool@gmail.com 
 Community Noticeboard  

Breast and Cervical Screening Day

Saturday 15th September 2018

Kenepuru Hospital

Click here for further information


Volunteers Needed

Would you like to be part of the team at Mary Potter Hospice (Kapiti Base)

Day Hospice Driver

Day Hospice Cook Kapiti


Kapiti Stroke Boccia Club Volunteer Helpers Urgently Required

Can you or a friend help?

Phone:  Stroke Central Region 0800 298 858