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Motueka Community House

Decks Reserve
P O Box 350, MOTUEKA
LOCATION - Northern end of Deck's Reserve Carpark, opposite the Information Centre.
Phone: 03 528 0404
Email: motuekach@xtra.co.nz

HISTORY

A number of representatives from several Community Groups got together originally to seek out a shared venue which could offer each of them a low rental. With their great enthusiasm and a lot of effort, the Motueka Community House was born.

On the 9th of November 1991 the House was officially opened. In June of the previous year Motueka's old Courthouse was cut in two, and lifted by crane to it's present site, where it was made whole again and renovated. The original groups within the house were Red Cross, Changing Men, Budget Advice, Maatua Whangai, the Employment Resource Centre, Adult Reading and Learning, Women's Support Link and Homebuilders - 7 groups in all.

Some of these organisations have moved on or folded now, but others are occupying their rooms within the house. In 2001 a decision was made to extend the facilities as there was an increased demand for Community Groups needing office space. We now have full occupation with 13 groups housed under our roof.

The House is an Incorporated Society, registered with the Charities Commission, and is run by a Committee which meets monthly.


GROUPS WITHIN THE HOUSE

  • Community House Reception: (Hours - Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm
    or leave a message on the answer-phone) 03 528 0404
  • Adult Learning Support: (By Appointment)  -  03 548 3041.  See their web page »
  • Grey Power: (Hours Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm)  -  03 528 9076.  Web page »
  • Fresh FM:  -  03 528 6990     Or Nelson  -  03 546 9892
  • Family Start: Enquiries to 03 547 0940 or txt/ring Sharyn 027 223 6534
  • Motueka SASH Support Link: Sexual Abuse Support, drop in or phone 03 929 8008
  • Nelson Bays Community Law: (Hours - 9am to 2pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday  -  0800 246 146
  • Red Cross: Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm. Ph 528 0404
  • SF Nelson-Motueka Office: (By Appointment)  -  03 528 7790
  • St Vincent de Paul: (Hours - Tuesdays & Thursdays 1.30pm - 2.30pm).  See their web page »
  • Women's Support Link: (Hours - Monday to Friday 9am to 12 Noon)   -  24 Hour Phone-line 03 528 8161.   See their web page »

COMMUNITY MEETING ROOM (available 7 days weekly)

Hire Charges are:
$20 for Community Groups, for up to 4 hours
$30 for Commercial Groups or individuals, for up to 4 hours
$50 for Functions - Weddings, Birthdays, Funerals, for up to 4 hours

Bookings can be made between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday, or a message can be left on our answer-phone - 03 528 0404.

Facilities Include: 6 large tables, 1 small table, 50 chairs. Kitchen with instant hot water, stove and microwave, data projector and whiteboard.

Health & Community Information

Motueka Community House holds a Contract with the Nelson Bays Primary Health Organisation to improve people's access to health and wellness information. If you need information on where to access health services in the Motueka area, the Coordinator Rae Dozell can direct you to the appropriate agencies.

Community House also provides Health presentations such as their annual Women's and Men's Health nights, Anxiety and Depression workshops and Healthy Lifestyles programmes. So if you are new to town or a local looking for community information, drop in and see Rae or Gaile between 9am - 3pm Monday to Friday.

Motueka Community & Whanau Network
Rae Dozell is also the Coordinator for the Community and Whanau meetings which are held once a month. The Network meetings are an opportunity for staff and volunteers from community organisations to get together on a monthly basis. These meetings provide a forum where issues, ideas or projects of interest can be raised and discussed, valuable information, ideas and strategies are shared.

Anyone is welcome at the meetings which are held at midday at Community House on the first Wednesday of the month, for further information, please ring Rae at Community House 528 0404 or on 021 123 2026.

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM RECEPTION

Photocopying - A4 = $0.10c each
A3 = $0.15c each

Typing Services at reasonable rates.

Our receptionist can also offer the public information and advice on what services can be accessed within Community House as well as groups and organisations which are available locally to meet people's needs.

COMMUNITY WHANAU MEETINGS

(All Community Groups are welcome), 12 noon to 1pm, first Wednesday of each month. Information here »

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REPORTS