Regular Activities 

Karori Community Centre is open under Level 2 and Level 1.

However not all groups are meeting.  

Please contact the group leader directly to see if your group is meeting.

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

Indoor Bowls

Mondays, 1-4pm
Meeting Room 3

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

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



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



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

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   

Cost: Free


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

Fitness and Wellness


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 (Ray Poy)

Cost: $8 per class



Fitness and Boxing Classes running weekly. This fun class is suitable for all ages and abilities. Come along for a great stress buster that works all of the major muscle groups and develops your coordination, balance and timing.
Monday and Wednesdays, 7.30-8.30pm 

Meeting Room 3

Contact: (Scott Tilley)
Cost: $10 (per session) or $99 (10 weeks)


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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8pm 

Meeting Room 3
Contact: Elliott Gonzales 0220 853 483
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.

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


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)


Steady as you Go

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

Mondays, 10.30am -11.30am 

Wednesdays, 12 noon-1pm


Mondays:  476 4968

Wednesdays: Ann 499 6646 or

Annesly 027 437 8332


Gentle movement to improve flexibility and stability. Suitable for people aged 15-95 years.

Wednesdays, 10.30-11.30am
Meeting Room 3

Contact: Sue Field 027 466 7123

Cost: $15

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


A Mandarin speaking Yoga Class (this group is yet to resume after COVID)

Wednesdays 11.15 to 12.15

Contact: Martha 022 080 7899



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

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


Rotary ESOL English Conversation Group

This group will resume in Term 1 of 2021.

Join our friendly group and improve your conversational English.
Youth Room

Tuesdays, 11am-12pm

Cost: Free

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 

Cost: Free




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

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 


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


Monday - Friday    9:30am - 2pm

Wednesday           9:30am - 6pm

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7 Beauchamp  Street (behind Mobil) Karori, Wellington​

04 476 4968


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