Naenae community centre
We're building a new community centre in the Heritage Category 1 Naenae Post Office and clock tower. The building is being earthquake strengthened and refurbished, and will soon be home to a community kitchen, flexible open plan spaces and shared office styled meeting rooms.
The community centre has been designed in consultation with the community and will be a place where the community can gather, connect, access services and take part in programmes and events.
The centre will open in May 2024.
Feedback on uses for Naenae Community Centre
In 2023, the Whakatupu Ngaengae Community Advisory Group held a series of workshops and drop-in sessions asking the community for feedback on the designs for the new Naenae Community Centre.
The community shared their ideas on how it might be used and what activities they would like to see, which included activities ranging from film festivals to cultural celebration days.
Community groups and residents shared that they want a community-led space underpinned by the values of whanaungatanga -belonging, manaakitanga -welcoming/inclusion, equity, collaboration, kindness, resilience, sustainability, and responsibility.
The lead tenant of the centre will be announced in early 2024.
|Ideas for community activities included: