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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
Community Organisations Yes Soup Day Fridays - We provide the soupyou 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, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Fast & Fit - Fitness Class.
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 Yes
Updated: 20 Jul 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
Special Features
Heretaunga Womens Centre Phone 06 878 5401, 020 4085 6695.

New Courses and Activities for Term 3 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, $ Koha/Donation.
• Art Therapy with Kathy, 9:30am & 11:00am appointments, $ Koha.
• Massage with Stephanie, 9:30am and 12:30pm appointments available, $ Koha.
• Fast & Fit Fitness Class with Milena, 10:00am – 11:00am, $ Koha.
• 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, $ Koha.
• Access Consciousness Bars with Desree, 1:00pm & 2:00pm appointments, $ 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.
• Creative Writers Group with Julia de Vey, 1st Monday of the month, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, $ Koha.

• Bowen Therapy with Louise, 9:15am – 12:00noon, $ 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.
• Baby Wearing HB, 10:00am – 12:00noon, 1st Tuesday of the month, free.
• FREE Legal Clinic: 12:30pm at the Heretaunga Women’s Centre. Bookings Essential.
• Coffee & Craft with Lynne, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, $ Koha.
• PIDDDS with Louise 1:00pm – 3:15pm, $ Koha.

• Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Deanna, 9:30am – 11:00am, $ Koha.
• Talking Sticks with Marianna, 9:30am 11:30am, 5 weeks, $ Koha.
• Egyptian Reiki, 30 minute sessions with Denise, 10:00am – 12:00noon, $ Koha.
• Budget Advice Clinic for women, 11:30am – 1:30pm, free.
• Wednesday Wellness weekly talks on physical well-being by different speakers, 12:15pm – 1:00pm, $ 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.f

• Spiritual Readings & Guidance with Julie, 9:15am – 12:30pm, $ Koha.
• Spiritual Potpourri with Jacqui, 9:15am – 12:15pm, $ Koha.
• Therapeutic Massage or Reflexology with Brigit, 9:15am – 12:45pm, $ Koha.
• Swap Meet with Judy, 9:30am – 11:30am swap clothes and knick knacks, $ FREE
• DOVE (family violence courses and anger management), 9:30am - 12:00pm. Free.
• Intermediate English with Wendy, 10:00am – 12:00noon, $ Koha.
• Conversational Spanish with Annie, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, $ Koha.
• Mummy Matters, Anti/Postnatal Depression Support Group with Laura & Natalie, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, $ Koha.
• Japanese Reiki with Celine, half hour appointments from 1:00pm, $ Koha.
• Mediumship Healer with Michelle, hourly appointments from 1:00pm, $ Koha.

• Gentle Mindful Movement Class with Catherine, 6:00am – 7:00am, $ Koha.
• Art Psychotherapy with Rei, 9:30am & 11:00am appointments, $ Koha.
• Reiki, 9:15am – 1:15pm with Gerda, 45 minute sessions, $ Koha.
• Sewing for Beginners: 9:30am – 12:00am with Joscelyn. 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.
• Natural Manicure with Renee, appointments from 9:30am, $ Koha.
• Indigenous Spiritual Medium with Lisa, 9:30am – 2:00pm, $ Koha.
• Intermediate English with Wendy, 10:00am – 12:00noon, $ Koha.
• Shared Lunch, 12:30pm - 1:30pm. We provide the soup, you bring a plate to share, come together, and meet new friends.
• Pre-School Dance Group, 1:45pm - 2:15pm, $ Koha.

• Gentle Mindful Movement Class with Catherine, 6:00am – 7:00am, $ Koha.

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: 20 Jul 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
Chinese Yes
English Yes Free English tuition for migrant women and Intermediate English classes for a koha.
Spanish Yes Conversational Spanish with Annie.
Updated: 21 Apr 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
What's New
What's New

This term we are focusing on Physical Well-being, we invite you to come along to our Wednesday Wellness Sessions.  These 45 minute lunch time sessions have a focus on different physical aspect - each week we will provide a quest speaker, you are welcome to join us, for additional information contact the Centre.

 What is Wednesday Wellness for those who do not know?

Wednesday Wellness is based on the Te Whare Tapa Wha model – the 4 pillars:


Term 1                  Tribal Tuesdays                 Families

Term 2                  Mindful Mondays               Emotional 

Term 3                  Wednesday Wellness          Physical

Term 4                  Thoughtful Thursdays       Spiritual

Come and join us :)