Newlands Community Centre

The Newlands Community Centre is a multi-purpose, warm and welcoming community centre. It plays host to social gatherings, meetings and various classes.

Newlands Community Centre.

Newlands Community Centre


The purpose-built facility opened in November 2009 with a blessing from a kaumātua from Ngā Hau e Whā o Paparārangi. Initially a community initiative, Council designers worked with representatives of several local groups to come up with an concept for the centre.

The drop-in lounge is open for the community to share a cup of tea or coffee, read the newspaper, or just relax and chat with others.


9 Batchelor Street, Newlands.


Drop-in lounge:

Monday - Friday:  9.00am - 5.00pm

Centre access for events and/or programmes:

7.00am - 12 midnight


No DJs or live bands after 10.00pm.

What's on

The centre is regularly used by many community groups, including ESOL, sewing, dance and fitness classes, the local New Players Theatre Group, churches, toastmasters, mah-jong, craft and knitting groups and play groups. Find out more on the Newlands Community Centre Facebook page

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A mobility car park at the side of the building, and general parking available.


Accessible ramps to the building. Access to the first floor is via a lift. There are accessible toilets in the community centre, and mobility parking.


The centre includes: a toy library, cyber library, drop-in space, meeting rooms, performance area, and food bank.

Kitchen: Fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, some crockery and cutlery, kettle.

Equipment: Whiteboard.

Meeting rooms: Four meeting rooms including:

  • Performance hall: Seats around 100 people; 100 chairs, 12 trestle tables
  • Youth room: Seats around 40 people; 20 chairs, 5 trestle tables
  • Large meeting room: Seats around 50 people; 20 chairs, 5 trestle tables
  • Medium-size meeting room: Seats around 10 people; 1 large round boardroom type table, 10 chairs

Outdoors: Basketball half-court.

Bookings and charges

To make a booking, contact:

Newlands Community Centre Coordinator

Phone: (04) 477 3724
(04) 477 3725

Standard hireage charges apply: