Connecting with people, activities, and interests in MidCentral can begin by contacting community groups.
This is a way disabled people and their whānau can connect with activities or opportunities they may wish to try and with people who like to do the same things, or who have different interests, to create relationships and welcoming communities
Citizens Advice Bureau Palmerston North
At the CAB we try to help people to know and understand their rights and obligations and how to use this information to get the best outcomes, provide people with the confidence and support they need to take action, and work for positive social change within communities and wider society. We provide a free and independent service to all. The aims of Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand are to:
- ensure that individuals do not suffer through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available, or through an inability to express their needs effectively
- exert a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.
Our service is provided by more than 2,600 trained volunteers, in more than 80 locations around New Zealand. Our volunteers are supported by a comprehensive database and regular learning. Find out how to become a volunteer .
Emergency and disaster response teams Palmerston North
Creating, training and supporting community response groups is a key part of Council’s Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan. Response groups help their communities be more prepared and self-reliant in the event of a disaster or emergency. These groups are made up of volunteers who liaise with Palmerston North civil defence and emergency services to initiate and assist in response to an emergency.
Palmerston North’s civil defence emergency management team is forming community response groups for the villages of: Aokautere, Ashhurst, Bunnythorpe, Kairanga, Linton, Longburn, Turitea. Keep an eye on our Council Facebook page for updates on community meetings.
Interested in volunteering? Need a volunteer?
Phone: 06 354 6027
Freephone: 0800 865 2687
Ground Floor, Rm G7 Community House
77 King Street, Palmerston North
Horowhenua Volunteer Resource Centre
The centre builds links with other volunteer organisations and promotes volunteering. Opening hours daily see the Facebook page for up-to-date hours each week.
10 Bath Street
We connect non-profit Organisations, Clubs and Schools on the Kapiti Coast with volunteers to help them increase their diversity, capability and achieve their objectives.
Open Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 2.00pm.
16 Ihakara Street Paraparaumu 5032
Phone: 04 905 8884, 06 364 6887
Neighbourly – when neighbours connect good things happen
Neighbourly allows you to stay connected with your neighbours and community using a private neighbourhood website. It's a free service that is designed to make your neighbourhood a safer and better place to live.
Meet Up is about connecting people with something in common. From activities you love and hobbies you want to try, to ways you identify yourself and who you want to be, a Meetup group is a community. A community of people who come together because they care about the same thing. Mountain climbers, first-time parents, aspiring circus performers, coders… you name it, there’s a good chance there’s a Meetup group for it (and if there isn’t, maybe you should create one)
TimeBanking is a way of trading skills in a community. It facilitates the sharing of skills between its members, both individuals and organisations. TimeBanking activity is measured by the time it takes to complete a piece of work. Time Credits are used as payment, not money. You earn time credits for the work you do, and then use those credits to 'buy' another member's time to get the services you need. TimeBanking builds on the magic of pay it forward. Everyone's Time is Equal - no matter what type of work is undertaken, one hour always equals one time credit.
Contact: Andrea McCrostie-Horne
There are many ways to access government and community organisations. But sometimes you just want to talk to someone, face to face, in your own community. That’s exactly what Heartlands offers.
Cnr Mangahao Road and Arthur Street, Pahiatua
Phone: 06 376 7541
Fax: 06 376 6916
Name of Coordinator: Talitha Vandenberg
Hours of opening: 9.30am - 2.00pm Monday to Friday.
Manawatu Newcomers Group
The Manawatu Newcomers group is very active and has a wide range of newcomers activities for you to enjoy & make new friends. Please join us we would love to meet you!
Marae in the region
Accessible to all men, regardless of ability, background, or culture. : Amongst other things provides information and guidance to enable member sheds to establish opportunities for effective and continuous learning where appropriate for skill transference and tangible outcomes
131 Mako Mako Road, Levin
Contact: Tony Murdoch
Phone: 06 3687737
Shed Phone: 06 3673517
Shed Email: email@example.com
40 Denmark Street, Dannevirke
Shed opens Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm
Shed Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Gary Cameron
Phone: 06 3764167
Secretary & Treasurer: Ian Barnett
Phone: 06 3742737
1 Bengston Street, Eketahuna
Phone: 06 3758188
We are open to members all hours. Visitors are especially welcome on Tuesday mornings: morning tea 10.00am.
Location: 10(c) Marlborough Street – the old boiler room behind the Health Centre in Duke Street
Contact: Jeff Wakelin, Trustee/secretary
Phone: 06 323 9642
182 West Street, Feilding, 4702
Palmerston North, in Racecourse Road, just off Maxwells Line
We are currently open every Tuesday from 9am to 2pm
Phone: 06 357 4045
Phone: 06 354 3309
Phone: 06 353 0586
183 Main Street, Pahiatua
Contact: Vince Charlesworth, Secretary
Phone: 06 3767902
Mobile: 022 0339010
Join a Neighbourhood Support group. A Neighbourhood Support group brings local people together to share information, ideas and connectedness
Feilding and District Art Centre
104 Manchester Street Feilding
Phone: 06 323 2323
"Have a Go" mixed groups
Mondays - 9am -12pm - Adult colouring in group
Tues & Thurs - 10am - 12pm - Art/Painting group
Wednesdays - 7-9 year old 3.30 - 4.30pm, 10 -13year olds 5 -6pm - Tutored Art classes for kids (bookings necessary)
Fridays - 10am - 12pm - Textiles group
Rongotea Arts & Craft Centre
Douglas Square, P O Box 210, Rongotea
Contact: Marion Soutar
Phone: 06 324 8757
Mobile: 021 2362 336
Postal Address: c/o Community learning Centre
Sharing of skills and community learning Centre OPEN Wednesdays, 10am - 3pm
Fielding ATC Community Market
CBD Town Square, Feilding
Phone: 06 323 0604
Mobile: 021 606 423
Runs the first Saturday of each month in the town square in Feilding, 9am - 1pm.
Anyone wanting a stall needs to contact Lynne.