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Regular Activities 

The community centre hosts a wide range of regular activities offered by local providers. These are listed below, grouped into general categories. Click on the category link below to take you to the listings for activities in that category or just scroll down to browse the full list of activities offered.

Recreation
Re-use sewing
Indoor Bowls

Recreation and Social

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Karori Fabric Re-Purpose

Get creative, help the community and learn some great new skills in this fun group.
Mondays, 10am-1pm


Contact: 476 4968  

Cost: No charge

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Mahjong

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm
Meeting Room 1
Contact: 476 4422 (Denise)
Cost: $2

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Brownies

Join in on the learning, fun and friendships. For girls 7-9 years old.
Mondays, 5.45 pm -7.15 pm
Meeting Room 3


Contact: karoribrownies@gmail.com
 

Uke Karori

Strum, sing and smile along with us to a wide variaty of songs. All skill levels welcome. 

Lyrics, chords  and audio examples supplied.

New songs added weekly.

Wednesday nights from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Free entry. Donations welcome.

Contact: ukekarori@proton.me
 

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Indoor Bowls

Mondays, 1-4pm
Meeting Room 3


Contact: Joyce 04 976 9556
Cost: $5 (per year membership) and $1 per session
 

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Voice Arts

These classes for those 65 years and over use improvisation, drama and storytelling to gently stretch the grey matter and keep the mind active and creative! 

Open to all mobilities, participants can move as little or as much as they wish.  

Tuesdays 10.00am-11.30am 

Contact: Jacqui - jacqueline.coats@gmail.com

Cost: Free (morning tea provided)

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Drop-in Centre

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

Meeting Room 1

No bookings required

Friday, 10am-2pm
Cost:  $4

Community Lunch

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Come along and enjoy a guest speaker or a quiz. Join us for a delicious cooked lunch. 


12noon Every 1st and 3rd Thursday

Contact:  KCC Office 476- 4968

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Majong
Ukulele
Voice Arts
Dropin centre

Fitness and Wellness

Fitness & Wellness
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Steady as you Go

Gentle exercise group, for people aged 65 years and over. Helps with balance and fitness.

Mondays, 10.30am -11.30am 

Wednesdays, 12 noon-1pm

Contact: 

Mondays:  476 4968

Wednesdays: Ann 499 6646 or

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Low Impact Exercise

Come along and enjoy low impact aerobics with Chris Rice. Perfect for seniors and people new to exercise.
Tuesdays, 10-11am
Meeting Room 3


Contact: Chris Rice 021 738955 
Cost: $12 per session or $55 for 5

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Feldenkrais

An introductory series of easy guided Feldenkrais movement lessons. Suitable for everyone.
Tuesdays: 11.30-12.30


Contact: Theresa - 021315190 theresa.sawicka@gmail.com

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Feldenkrais

Feldenkrais movement lessons improve posture, balance, coordination and breathing

Wednesdays, 10.30-11.30am
Meeting Room 3

Contact: Sue Field 027 466 7123 suefieldnelson@hotmail.com

Cost: $15

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Pilates

Designed to help strengthen and lengthen muscles. Suitable for all abilities.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-11am
Youth Main Space


Contact: Chris Rice 021 738 955
Cost: $12 (or 5 pass for $55)

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Tai Chi

These classes are suitable for adults of any level of experience. Tai Chi helps to improve flexibility, concentration, balance and coordination.

Saturday, 9am-10.30am and 11am-12noon Meeting Room 3

Contact: 027 223 6188 or raypoy9@gmail.com (Ray Poy)

Cost: $10 per class

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Wildgoose Qi Gong 

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health exercise using gentle movement to develop internal energy, strengthen immunity and self healing through the circulation of Qi .   Wild Goose Qigong will help you relax, deal with stress, become more flexible and improve balance and memory.

Tuesday 2-3pm Room 3

Contact: Sifu Cynthia Shaw 021 613 081; Cynthia.isabel.shaw@gmail.com

 

Beginners class Chen style Tai Chi  

Tuesday 3-3:30-PM 

Contact: Sifu Cynthia Shaw 021 613 081; Cynthia.isabel.shaw@gmail.com

Tai Chi for Beginners

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Defender Krav Maga

Learn self defence, build confidence, stay fit and most importantly, have fun.

Our classes are inclusive, safe, and fun leaving you fully-equipped to use the skills we teach.

Enjoy your first two obligation free classes to decide if we are the right gym for you.

Wednesday 6:30-8pm

contact: info@defenderkravmaga.co.nz 

Community

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Karori Liaison Meetings

Group representatives and interested individuals are welcome/urged to attend. 

 

A time to find out what is happening in Karori and connect with other groups.


12.30pm on the 4th Monday of each month

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Plunket B4 School Check

The B4 School Check is a nationwide programme offering a free health and development check for 4-year-olds.
Regular Clinics are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month
 

Contact: : 0800 933 922.

Bookings times must be made directly with Plunket in advance.

Samoan Assembly of God

Contact: 027 424 8587

Sunday 10am

Language Skills

Karori English Language Group

This group will resume in Term 4

This is an ESOL class for refugee and migrant learners who live in Karori. Classes run during the school term.
Meeting Room 3

Thursdays, 12 noon -2.00pm

NOT OFFERED CURRENTLY

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Te Reo Māori Classes

Classes for beginners and beyond. Start your reo journey with us, or brush up on your skills. 


Contact: purenatereo@gmail.com  (Brenda)
Cost: TBC

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Baby Sing and Sign

Stage 1 (6-14 months) course
The Stage 1 class is a fun, musical 10-week course, which introduces lots of useful signs using easily remembered songs.

Your learning is supported by amazing online materials you can share with siblings and partners, so they can join the signing journey with you and baby.

It also includes a term of our online @Home course which runs alongside the group classes.
We cover all the topics you need for your baby to communicate with you before speech, including:
* Feeding
* Bathtime
* Nappy changes
* Going out
* Bedtime
* Asking for help
And more... plus tons of nursery rhymes, musical fun and peek-a-boo games!

Tues: 12:30 - 1:30pm 


Education

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AA Defensive Driving 

Attend the NZTA-approved AA Defensive Driving Course to fast track you to your full licence more quickly, increase your chances of passing your driving test first time around and become a safer driver.


Mondays and Wednesdays, 6.30-8.30pm
Youth Room

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Code Camp

CodeCamp allows boys & girls to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed & agile environment. We help develop confidence & initiative through design, creativity, solving problems & collaboration. 

Students get to create projects in a pretend tech company environment, where they create games, websites and build mobile apps. 

Our Programmes – Suitable for Ages 7 – 12


Contact: Peter 021 713714 peter@codecamp.co.nz
Cost: $285 for 10 weeks 

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Career Support

 

Career Counselling at CareerWise

Career Intelligence:

CareerWise offers an online Career assessment,  with Zoom discussion for mature workers, who are changing careers or returning to the workforce after a career break.

 

The assessment assists you with your competencies you bring to a workplace, fields of work , motivators, skills to grow in and life and work values that influence your working life. A report is sent to you.

CareerSmart:

CareerWise offers an online assessment to Secondary students Years11-13 and University undergraduates with Zoom discussion career decision making.This assists students about the things that are important to them in life, career motivations, career interests and strengths they bring to a career. A report is sent to you.

Also available CV's, Job Search strategies and applications.

Website: Enquiry Form on website at www.careerwisewellington.co.nz

Contact: Catherine Shaw 021 1493761

careerwisewellington.co.nz

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