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The Karori Community Centre hosts  a number of community focused service providers.


These are independent organisations that operate from our premises in support of the Karori Community


Karori Toy Library

Located upstairs at Karori Community Centre, the Toy Library is packed with quality toys, puzzles, games, books and CDs to borrow. They also have party items available for hire. This is a cheap and easy way to access a range of play equipment to suit the age and stages of your child.



Tuesday, 12.30–2.30pm

Wednesday, 7.00–8.30pm
Thursday, 9.30–11.30am
Saturday, 9.10–12 noon

Annual Membership $80–$100

One Month, Casual   $25 

Contact: 476 9355

Citizens Advice

Located downstairs at Karori Community Centre,

the Citizens Advice Bureau are here to help if you have questions or need help finding information about employment problems, benefits, budgeting and finance, tenants and landlords, consumer problems, disputes and local organisations and services.

This is a free, confidential and impartial service available to everyone.

Monday–Thursday, 10am–4pm

Friday, 10am–1pm

Contact: 476 4595

St Johns Op Shop

Bargains galore can be found at the St John’s Op Shop, which is located next door to Karori Community Centre.  All proceeds from the Op Shop go directly back into our community.


Volunteers are always welcome.




Tuesday – Saturday, 10am–4pm

Contact: 476 4968



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Drop-in Centre

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If you’re feeling like some good company and a warm, welcoming place to be  - drop in for a friendly chat, toasted sandwich, cake and a cuppa.

Friday, 10am-2pm
Meeting Room 1

Cost:  koha

We have a range of recycling bins in our foyer. We collect:

  • Aluminium cans

  • Tetra Paks 

  • Metal Lids

  • Plastic lids

  • Used pens

  • Craft supplies

  • Baby clothes/toys

  • Prescription glasses

  • Cellphones

  • Batteries

Karori Community Bus

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Weekly trips to Johnsonville Mall,

Queensgate (Lower Hutt) or

North City Plaza (Porirua).

Bookings Required.

Pick up and drop off locations are available at Karori Mall, Bowen Hospital, Mitre 10, Ngaio Village and Malvina Major Village. Please call in advance to arrange.  

Bookings required



Monday, 10am
Meet: Karori Mall entrance

Cost: Koha
Contact: 476 4968

Justice of the Peace -

Quick Clinic 

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JP Quick Clinic 

No appointments necessary, no charge

At a "Quick Clinic" you are welcome to bring between 1 and 6 documents to be certified

Thursday, 1–2pm

Meeting Room 4

No cost

Food Bank Collections


Meals on Wheels


The Community Centre is a collection area for donations & distribution point for food parcels

To donate goods: 

please drop off non-perishable food to the yellow wheelie bin (in the foyer)

To receive a food parcel:

please call and book in advance

Tuesdays and Fridays, 11am

Meeting Room 5

Contact: 476 3455

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The Community Centre is a distribution point for Meals on Wheels.


To arrange to have meals on wheels delivered Contact:  385 5999 Ex.6014 (Bruce)

Borrow Mobility Equipment

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We have mobility equipment available to borrow including:


commode chairs,

walking frames,

crutches and walking sticks.

Phone or pop into reception to book.

Contact: 476 4968

Cost: Koha

Other regular classes and events

A range of other service providers offer regular classes, services or event based at the Centre  Read More

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