Celebrating progress towards a revitalised Naenae town centre - Saturday 16 July, 2022

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Published: 14 July 2022

There’ll be a day of activities in Naenae on July 16 in conjunction with the Naenae Saturday Markets to mark key milestones in revitalising the town centre.

We’re making progress: from the start of construction on the new pool and fitness centre, to the finalised designs for a new community space in the old Post Office building, an upgrade to Hillary Court, and the re-opening of the Naenae Neighbourhood Hub and Library after some much needed maintenance and refurbishment – there is a lot to celebrate.

There’ll be kai, music and entertainment, and displays and information on some of the key projects that are underway. People will even be able to take a virtual walk through the new pool and fitness centre.

It’ll be a great chance for people to re-connect with their neighbourhood and check out some new offerings in the town centre and in the Neighbourhood Hub and Library.

Kokiri Health Centre will be there with their vaccination bus and the Kai Collective will be on site  with their kai kits.

Community day schedule:

Naenae Neighbourhood Hub and Library 

9.30am: Doors Opening and blessing

10am: Purakau – Te Ngenge, Te Wao (rangatahi activities)

10am - 2pm: VR tours of the Naenae Pool and Fitness Centre

10.30am: Storytime

10.30am: Raranga (inside 2.5 hours), Takaro Maori games (outside 2.5 hours)

11.00am: Bricks and Giggles (part of the Beyond the Page festival)

2.00pm: Writers’ Table

All Day Library:

  • Iwi Mapping
  • Māori board games
  • Colouring in

Live music

Naenae Centre (Hillary Court, Naenae, Lower Hutt)

Main stage schedule: 

10am - 11.30am: Thomas pack in

11.30am - 12.20pm: Arielle

12.20pm - 1.10pm: Amba Holly

1.10pm - 2.00pm: Callan James

Library schedule:

11.30 - 12.15pm: Neha Gate

Coco Pop Up and outside 


  • Kai Collective – Kai Kits
  • Vaccination bus – Kokiri Health Centre
  • Oasis Church
  • Toi Māori Art Group
  • Te Puna Manawa – showcasing breakfast club and free kai
  • Team Naenae Market – all our local stall holders