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ABOUT ROWLEY RESOURCE CENTRE  |  KAITIAKI O HOROMAKA:

Rowley Resource Centre Incorporated Society was established in 1990 and became a legal entity on the 22nd February 1993 (CH/563296).

We are a community-based Centre that focuses on enabling community development and growth through the provision of community-led groups and projects for people to gain and become empowered for a better quality of life within our community.

Our Mission: To be a resilient community where people belong, contribute and grow.
Our Vision: Growing connectedness, support and sustainability so people can be empowered to a better quality of life.
Our Values: Connectedness, empowerment, holistic well-being, humility, innovation, integrity and sustainability.
Our Purpose: To build collaboration, co-operation, a sustainable and robust community.


Office details:

Address: 89 Rowley Ave, Hoon Hay, Christchurch
Opening hours:  Monday to Friday 9am-2pm, closed weekend and public holidays


To contact us:

▪ Use our contact page 
▪To send an email directly to staff member, see the 'Meet the Team
▪Leave a phone message on 03-9601776
▪Or come into the Centre

 

Featured Programmes

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Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Every Tuesday and Thursdays 9:30am -12:30pm

Free Adult Classes through HALC 
Tutor: Mary
Information:
We have ex…

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Community Shed (Woodwork)

Every Tuesday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn Skills. Share Skills. Be involved.
The Community (Woodwork) Shed br…

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Stone Carving Class

Every Wednesday 10-12PM

Develop your carving skills!
Learn to carve stone using traditional hand …

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Kuki Drumming & Ukelele

Date /Time TBC

Vae Tupu’anga presents Kuki drumming and ukulele learning with Tai!

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Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Every Tuesday and Thursdays 9:30am -12:30pm

Free Adult Classes through HALC 
Tutor: Mary

Information:

We have experienced Tutors from HALC (Hagley Adult Literacy Centre) who will assist with reading, writing, maths, computer skills, workplace communication and help learners work towards their NCEA Level 1 standards.
Classes are kept small so that individuals can go at their own pace and level. 

Requirements:

  • Classes are free to NZ Citizens and Residents, but full attendance to classes is required.
  • Run every Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm
  • You will also need to meet the Tutor prior to starting class.
  • Classes run during school term only, with breaks during the school holidays.

Please contact Evelyn if you would like more information: manager@rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz or ring (03) 960 1776.
**No classes during school holidays. 

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Community Shed (Woodwork)

Every Tuesday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn Skills. Share Skills. Be involved.

The Community (Woodwork) Shed brings people in the community together to:

  • Learn skills.
  • Share new skills.
  • Have a great time catching up and have plenty of laughs in a supportive shared space.
  • Be a part of the community.

It is a safe and wonderful place for everyone in the community to make projects while learning to:

  • Use the correct ways of using hand tools.
  • Safely learn to operate power tools and woodwork machinery.
  • Skilled guidance from the three tutors in a well equipped workshop.
  • For both unskilled and skilled people. 
  • You can work on your personal project or you may assist with any community projects the Shed and Centre are involved in.
  • The Shed is fully equipped with tools, machinery and equipment that can be used for a variety of small to medium sized projects. 

Like to join?
If you would like to brush up or learn new woodwork skills, come and have a chat with the Tutors Alec, Trevor or Lawrence at our Community Shed who are here every Tuesday between 10am-12pm during school term only. Or email: manager@rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz or phone (03) 960 1776 between 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday.

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Stone Carving Class

Every Wednesday 10-12PM

Develop your carving skills!

Learn to carve stone using traditional hand tools! Using just a hammer and chisel you will enjoy the satisfaction of turning a piece of raw Oamaru stone into a wonderful creation for your garden or for indoors. Classes are held in the stone carving yard, which is in front of the Community Woodwork Shed at Rowley Resource Centre. 

  • The cost is dependent on the size of stone that you will need to create your masterpiece. It will be a small cost.
  • The classes are run every Wednesdays at Rowley Resource Centre during school term only, between 10am – 12pm. 
  • Classes are kept small and limited due to space restrictions. 
  • All tools will be provided.
  • Ideal for those with little or no stone carving experience, however all are welcome. 
  • For more information, you can pop into our Centre on Wednesdays between 10am-12pm to talk to Eddie Cook, the Stone Carving Tutor who will explain to you everything you will need to know before you can start. Or email: manager@rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz or ring (03) 960 1776 between 9am-2pm, Monday to Friday. 

Requirements:
Please ensure you wear appropriate warm (old) clothing and suitable footwear (closed-toe, closed-heel shoes) as you will be working outdoors in a sheltered area.
Long hair must be tied back. 
You will need to wear a mask during class, due to the stone dust.
Tutor: Eddie Cook

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Kuki Drumming & Ukelele

Date /Time TBC

Vae Tupu’anga presents Kuki drumming and ukulele learning with Tai!

  • No cost!
  • Open to ages 8-13 years old
  • Learn basic Cook Island drumming and ukelele. 
  • Dates and venue coming soon!
  • Limited spaces so register your child now!

To register your child, please contact Tai:
Email: events@rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz
Text: 027 5119 519

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Upcoming Events

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Hoon Hay Fiesta Stall Registrations OPEN

30 September 2022

Kia Ora All, Registration is now open to have a stall at the Fiesta. Limited spots available, and food stalls must be local. Close off date is 5pm, Friday 30th September 2022. Looking forward to an afternoon of entertainment, fun, activities, food, community information and much much more. This is a free family event, so rally your whanau together and come along. Save the date: THURSDAY 10TH November 4.30pm - 7.30pm

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Hoon Hay Fiesta

10 November 2022

HOON HAY FIESTA 2022 Stay tuned for more details

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Hoon Hay Fiesta Stall Registrations OPEN

30 September 2022

Kia Ora All, Registration is now open to have a stall at the Fiesta. Limited spots available, and food stalls must be local. Close off date is 5pm, Friday 30th September 2022. Looking forward to an afternoon of entertainment, fun, activities, food, community information and much much more. This is a free family event, so rally your whanau together and come along. Save the date: THURSDAY 10TH November 4.30pm - 7.30pm

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Hoon Hay Fiesta

10 November 2022

HOON HAY FIESTA 2022 Stay tuned for more details

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