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2022 Start Dates for Programmes:

Centre reopens Monday 17th January 2022.
Some of our groups will resume from Tuesday 8th February 2022. Click here for our programmes and start dates. 

If you need more information, please contact Evelyn Kenneally, Manager: 
Phone: 03 960 1776
Email: manager@rowleyresourcecentre.org.nz


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.

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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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Lalaga Market

27 May 2022

NAU MAI! HAERE MAI! Lalaga Market kicks off 2022 with food stalls galore right here in the heart of the community - at the centre! Register for a stall! Limited stalls so get in quick! SAVE THE DATE! Friday 27th May 2022! At Rowley Resource Centre!

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Lalaga Market

27 May 2022

NAU MAI! HAERE MAI! Lalaga Market kicks off 2022 with food stalls galore right here in the heart of the community - at the centre! Register for a stall! Limited stalls so get in quick! SAVE THE DATE! Friday 27th May 2022! At Rowley Resource Centre!

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