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 and Social

 
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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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Karori Fabric Re-Purpose

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


Contact: Davina Paverd 021 213 0232  

Cost: No charge

 
 

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
 

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Mahjong

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

 
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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 10.30am-12pm 

Contact: Jacqui - jacqueline.coats@gmail.com

Cost: Free (morning tea provided)

Porse Music Group

The Porse Music and movement class runs through the school term. It is suitable for all children from 0-5 and gives children the opportunity to interact with instruments, as well as enjoy their favourite songs and to get up and move. All children and their parents are welcome to attend. 
Thursdays, 9.30-10.30am (Term 2 & 3 only)


Contact: Leisha Vega Grant on 021 336 113 or leisha.vegagrant@porse.co.nz   

Cost: Free

 

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

 

Fitness and Wellness

 
 

Steady as you Go

Gentle exercise group, for people aged 65 years and over.

Mondays, 10.30am -11.30am 

Wednesdays, 12 noon-1pm

Contact: 

Mondays:  476 4968

Wednesdays: Ann 499 6646 or

Annesly 027 437 8332 anneslyk@xtra.co.nz

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Exercise to Music

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: $10

 
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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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Parkinson's Exercise Classes

Exercises are designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. Please book in advance.
Wednesdays, 1.30-2.30pm
Meeting Room 3


Contact: Diane Stephens

04 385 8040 or 021 0463 428
Cost: Koha

 
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Feldenkrais

Feldenkrais improves 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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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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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: $8 per class

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Shaolin Kung Fu

 'Shaolin Nam Pai Chuan' is a chinese martial arts system. These classes are a blend of traditional and contemporary training, which cover striking, grappling, and self-defence.


Friday 6 to 9pm

Meeting Room 3
Contact: Elliott Gonzales 0220 853 483 karori@shaolinkungfu.co.nz
Cost: Children $45 per term for one class a week, $55 per term for two classes a week.

Cost: Adult $90 per term for one class a week,

$110 per term for two classes a week.

Community

 
 
 

Samoan Assembly of God

Karori Liaison Meetings

 

Contact: 027 424 8587

Sunday 10am

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

 

A time to find out what is happening in Karori and to voice any concerns


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.

 

Language Skills

 

Karori English Language Group

This group will resume in Term 3

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


Contact: Zlata Sosa 04 384 1992 zlata.sosa@englishlanguage.org.nz 

Cost: Free

 
 
 

Education

 

Career Advising

Assistance available with CV writing,  job application process and interview coaching.

If you are leaving school or changing careers,  consultations are available to discuss your individual situation.

Contact: Catherine Shaw 021 1493761

careerwisewellington.co.nz

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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
Contact: Grant Morgan 021 841777 

 
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Apollo Music 

Apollo Music is now offering guitar lessons in Karori!  Begin your musical journey with us, or take your skills to the next level in our tailored one-on-one music lessons.

Apollo Music is working alongside another great Wellington school - Encore School of Music

Contact: William 04-555 1058

enquiries@apollomusic.co.nz