Naenae Community Centre

An artistic impression of the exterior of Naenae Community Centre, a mid-century style single-level building with a clock tower. banner image

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 mid 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 mid 2024.

Ideas for community activities included:
  • Movies, film festivals, community choirs & live music
  • Arts & crafts like knitting groups or art exhibitions
  • Cultural events & celebration days
  • Workshops and training sessions
  • Physical activities such as dance or yoga classes
  • Meetings for various community groups
  • Community events for senior citizens or families
  • Co-working spaces to meet & engage with others in the community
  • Pre-school activities like playgroups or Plunket sessions
  • Activities for youth
  • Games like board games or puzzle night

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