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Heretaunga Women's Centre
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Hastings Women's Rest, Corner of Eastbourne &Russell Street
Postal Address
PO Box 780
Hawke's Bay
06 878 5401
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Margot Wilson - 06 878 5401
Service Coordinator
Cathy Barclay - 06 878 5401
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The Heretaunga Women's Centre is a not for profit volunteered based organisation providing help, support and information for all women in safe and supportive surroundings. Come in and see us - we care!!
Community Group Types
Community Group Types
Community Group TypesStatusDetails
Health and Disability Support Groups and Contacts Yes LIVE WELL with Teiti
Community Organisations Yes Salad Day Fridays - We provide the salad you provide the plate. Fridays 12:30pm, meet new friends. Free Legal Clinic - Tuesday 12.30pm - Legal advice, information and referral if necessary by qualified women lawyers. Bookings essential.
Relationship and Counselling Services Yes Low-cost Counselling. First Session Free then work out what you can afford with your Counsellor - no expectations. Mon to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm. Bookings essential. DOVE Family Violence/ Anger management Course - Thursday's.
Fitness and Recreation Yes Ashtanga Yoga, Walking Group, Sit and be Fit,
Church/Religious Group Yes
Updated: 31 Jan 2019
The Heretaunga Women's Centre is a centre for all Women and Children. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere in peaceful surroundings. We offer counselling, support, help and information. Babies nursery, library, and lots of courses and activities. Come and chat to one of our friendly staff. We are here because we care!!
Updated: 20 May 2014
Special Features
Special Features
Heretaunga Womens Centre Phone 06 878 5401, 020 4085 6695.

New Courses and Activities for Term 1 2019
Please note that Courses etc run throughout the school term

Open Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm. Low cost counselling, programmes and activities, beautiful baby’s nursery, library and information. Bookings Essential!
• Low cost counselling: Monday to Friday by qualified women counsellors.
• Ladies, Girls, Women bring in your lunch, have a coffee, relax at our lovely historic category 1 building in the Kate Sheppard room.
• Low cost room bookings, check out our fabulous rooms for hire!!
• Mums and caregivers, come in to our beautiful nursery and kids play area, weekdays.

• Sexual Abuse Recovery with Jean, 11th Feb – 1st April, 8 weeks, 9:30am – 11:30am, registration required, $ Koha.
• Understanding Anxiety with Radhika, starts 18th Feb, 6 weeks, 10:00am – 12:00, $ Koha.
• Mindful Monday – Emotional Wellbeing 45 minute Talks, 12:15pm – 1:00pm, $ Koha.
• Scrabble & Games with Tungane, every 2nd & 4th of the month, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, $ Koha.
• Walking group, Join Cathy at 1:30pm - 2:30pm for an afternoon walk starting from the Heretaunga Womens Centre, free.
• Sing like there is no one listening with Margot 2:00pm - 3:00pm, $ Koha.
• Ashtanga Yoga with Bri, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, $ Koha.

• Bowen Therapy with Louise, appointments from 9:00am, $ Koha.
• Bioptron Light Therapy with Kathy, ½ hour appts from 9:30am, $ Koha.
• Acrylics Painting Class: 9:30am – 12:00pm with artist Robyn Watt BFA (Bachelor Fine Arts). Ladies bring out your creative juices! Subject matter will be dependent on the level of competency for each participant. Topics covered include: Materials, Composition, Colour theory Perspective, Shading, Subject Choice. Please bring your own materials, $10.00.
• Spiritual Guidance with Janine, appts from 10:30am, $ Koha.
• Baby Wearing HB, 10:00am – 12:00noon, 1st Tuesday of every 2nd month, free.
• FREE Legal Clinic: 12:30pm at the Heretaunga Women’s Centre. Bookings Essential.
• Simple Crochet with Tungane, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, $ Koha.
• Coffee & Craft with Lynne, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Koha.

• Sewing For Beginners with Georgina, 9:30am – 11:30am, $ Koha.
• LIVE WELL with Teiti, 13th Feb – 27th March, 7 weeks, 9:30am – 12:00noon, $ Koha.
• Egyptian Reiki, 30minute sessions with Denise, 10:00am – 12:00noon, $ Koha.
• Knitting with Carolyn, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, $ Koha.
• Sit and be Fit, 1:30pm – 2:30pm with Cathy, fun and laughter, $ Koha.
• Alanon, Friends & Family of Alcoholics, 6:45pm – 7:45pm, FREE.

• Reflexology/Massage with Brigit, 45min appts from 9:00am, $ Koha.
• Mindfulness Meditation with Felicity, 10:00am – 11:30am. $ Koha.
• Free Clothing with Judy, 9:30am – 11:30am Donate your clothes or come and help yourself, $ FREE.
• DOVE (family violence courses and anger management), 9:30am - 12:00pm. Free.
• Access Consciousness Bars with Gail, 45 min appts from 12:00noon, $ Koha.
• Personal Coaching with Jane, appts from 1:00pm, $ Koha.
• Mummy Matters, Anti/Postnatal Depression Support Group with Natalie, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, $ Koha.
• NZSL (sign language) for mums with Trudy, 7th Feb – 14th March, 6 weeks, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, $ Koha.
• Awareness Body Movement with Zhihui, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, $ Koha.
• Paper Crafts with Vicky-Lee, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. $ Koha.

• Learn Chinese with Ming, 9:30am – 10:30am,
•Neck & Shoulders Mirimiri Massage with Joscelyn, ½ hour appts from 10:15am $ Koha.
• Shared Lunch, 12:30pm - 1:30pm. We provide the salad, you bring a plate to share, come together, and meet new friends.
• Pre-School “Music Together” Group, 1:30pm - 2:15pm, $ Koha.

• Chinese For Beginners with Lily, men and women welcome, 10:00am – 11:30am, $ Koha.

•Rainbow Womens Group for more details contact Dale on ph 022 631 2681.
•Budget Advice Clinic
•Prep For Work
• Support person, going to appointments can be scary when you are feeling alone and vulnerable. We have a non-judgemental, caring support person who can go with you.
Bookings for one on one sessions essential!

If you would like a copy of our programme please contact us and we can arrange a copy and all of our latest updates to be sent to you via email or post 

Come and talk on Radio Kidnappers. We have a monthly radio show on Radio Kidnappers on Mondays at 12.30. We interview different women each month - your life story is important.

Come in and see for yourself what amazing facilities we have here.

Give us a call or pop in to make a booking!!!
Updated: 31 Jan 2019
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes Chinese For Beginners Classes, Saturday mornings with Lily 10:00am - 11:30am, $ Koha. Learn Chinese with Ming, Fridays 9:30am - 10:30am, starting in March, $ Koha.
Deaf Blind Sign Language No SLNZ For Mothers with Trudy, 6 weeks, 7th February - 14th March, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, $ Koha.
English Yes
Spanish Yes
Updated: 31 Jan 2019
CompanionshipSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Lunch No No No On Fridays at 12:30pm we have a shared lunch so bring a plate and make new friends!!
Club/Drop in Centre Yes No No Come to the Kate Shepperd room :)
Visiting Service No No No Ladies come in for a cuppa!!
Activities/Exercise Programme Negotiable Yes Yes See A list of programmes above.
Other Social Support Yes No No See a list of programmes above.
Updated: 31 Jan 2019