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Heretaunga Women's Centre
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Hastings Women's Rest, Corner of Eastbourne &Russell Street
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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 TypesStatusDetails
Health and Disability Support Groups and Contacts Yes
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 cost negotiated with counsellor. Mon to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm. Bookings essential. DOVE Family Violence/ Anger management Course - Thursday's.
Fitness and Recreation Yes Gentle Mindful Movement Classes, Walking Group, Pilates, Sit and be Fit, Wellness Yoga, Hatha Yoga Beginners.
Links to other sites, e.g. government, health, legal, consumer etc No Low cost room hirage. Wanted volunteer facilitators for classes and courses.
Church/Religious Group No
Updated: 24 Jan 2017
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
Heretaunga Womens Centre Phone 06 878 5401, 020 4085 6695.

New Courses and Activities for Term 1 2017

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 refurbished 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.

• Gentle Mindful Movement with Catherine, 6:00am – 7:00am, gold coin.
• Deco Nail Crafts, nail technician, Raewyn from 9:15am, ph 022 098 5380 for appointment.
• Faery Lax Massage with Katrina, 9:30am – 12:30pm, gold coin/koha.
• Garden Group with Pam & Cheryl, 10:00am – 11:00am, free.
• Numerology 10:00am – 12:00noon with Diane, gold coin.
• Migrant Women’s Support Group: 10:00am to 12:00noon. Come together and learn English, enjoy conversation and share experiences, free.
• Pilates with Jacqui 1:00pm - 1:45pm, gold coin.
• Vocal Toning Classes with Lily, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, gold coin.
• Truly B, Access your consciousness with Gail, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, gold coin.
• 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, $2.
• Creative Writers Group with Julia de Vey, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, gold coin.

• Bowen Therapy with Louise, 9:15am – 12:00noon, gold coin.
• Now What? With Jacqui 9:30am – 11:30am, 6 weeks, $120 for 6 weeks or $100 if paid at the beginning.
• 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 Coffee group, 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:00am – 12:00noon, gold coin.
• Baby Wearing HB, 10:00am – 12:00noon, 1st Tuesday of the month, free.
• Tribal Tuesdays, families/whanau, 12:00noon – 12:45pm, gold coin.
• FREE Legal Clinic: 12:30pm at the Heretaunga Women’s Centre. Bookings Essential.
• Coffee and Craft, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, gold coin.
• PIDDDS with Louise 1:00pm – 3:15pm, gold coin.
• Wellness Yoga with Heather, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, gold coin.

• Gentle Mindful Movement Class with Catherine, 6:00am – 7:00am, gold coin.
• Hatha Yoga for Beginners with Silke, 9:30am – 10:45am, gold coin.
• Caring For the Career with Diana, 10:00am – 11:30am last Wednesday of the month, $10.00
• Egyptian Reiki, 30 minute sessions with Denise, 10:00am – 12:00noon, gold coin.
• Making Friends with Food with Ruth, 6 weeks, 11:00am – 12:00noon, gold coin.
• Budget Advice Clinic for women, 11:30am – 1:30pm, free.
• Astrology For Beginners with Christina, 4 weeks, 12:00noon – 2:00pm, $35.00 per class or$130.00 early bird. Phone 022 677 8509 to register.
• Sit and be Fit, 1:30pm – 2:30pm with Cathy, fun and laughter, gold coin.

• Swap Meet. 9:30am – 11:30am. One women’s trash is another women’s treasure, free.
• DOVE (family violence courses and anger management), 9:30am - 12:00pm. Free.
• Wairua Rongoa (Māori medicine) with Rose, 10:00am – 12:00noon, gold coin.
• Intermediate English with Wendy, 10:00am – 12:00noon, gold coin.
• The KEY Energy Medicine with Lara, 1st & 3rd of the month 10:30am – 12:00noon, gold coin.
• Indian Massage Therapy with Deepty, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, gold coin.

• Gentle Mindful Movement Class with Catherine, 6:00am – 7:00am, gold coin.
• Reiki, 9:15am – 1:15pm with Gerda, 45 minute sessions, Gold coin.
• Sewing for Beginners: 9:30am – 12:00am. Gold coin with Lauren. Have you ever wanted to learn the art of sewing or wanted to brush up on your skills? (Items taught will be based on the skill level of each participant) Lauren will give you a list of materials to bring in your first session.
• Indigenous Spiritual Medium with Lisa, 9:30am – 12:30pm, gold coin.
• Intermediate English with Wendy, 10:00am – 12:00noon, gold coin.
• Shared Lunch, 12:30pm - 1:30pm. We provide the salad, you bring a plate to share, come together, and meet new friends.
• Deco Nail Crafts, nail technician, Raewyn from 1:30pm, ph 022 098 5380 for appointment.
• Pre-School Dance Group, 2:00pm - 2:30pm, gold coin.

• Gentle Mindful Movement Class with Catherine, 6:00am – 7:00am, gold coin.

Lesbian Group for more details contact Dale on ph 022 631 2681.

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 

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.

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: 24 Jan 2017
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
English Yes Free English tuition for migrant women and Intermediate English classes for a gold coin.
Updated: 24 Jan 2017
CompanionshipSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Lunch No No No On Fridays at noon we have a shared lunch so bring a plate and make new friends!!
Club/Drop in Centre Yes No No
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: 7 Apr 2015