WORKSHOPS


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All workshops are FREE. You don’t need to come every week. Just turn up at the right time and join in. However we do not ask that you try your best to stay on topic and be supportive towards other people at workshops.

 

 

 


OUR WORKSHOPS


Te Toi a Maori
– Maori Art

Methodologies and philosophies of Māori art
you always wanted to know or share.
Time: Rāapa ia - Wednesday 1.00pm

Waiata
– Fortnightly

Learn and practice waiata.
Time: Rāapa ia - Wednesday 4.00pm

BRAINWAVE
– Share your thoughts at brainwave topic focus groups.

Questions are asked to inspire discussion. The answers and discussion points are recorded and used to inform the Centres services. We learn from each other.
Time: Tuesdays 11:00am -12:00noon

GARDEN WISDOM
Herb and Veges

If you want to get in touch with your inner Gardener come along to these workshops. You will learn about composting, planting, harvesting, growing and properties of plants. The workshop is practical so along with gardening wisdom you will be able to transfer what you learn into your home garden.
Time:Fridays 9:30am

CITIZEN SAY
– Equipping your voice to create change.

Citizen say workshops are a forum to discuss topical issues and forward feedback in the best format to the appropriate people. The workshop includes a few activities to get you thinking and putting forward your opinions.
Time: Monday 1.30pm – 3.30pm

COMMUNITY EQUIP
– A workshop that takes ideas and starts making them realities.

Community equip workshops are where event and project planning happens. Each week one or more upcoming events or projects are developed. Workshops are attended by people who are interested either in the planning, research, development, and promotion etc of an event. This workshop is also where the event day working group is established.
Time: Thursdays 9.30am – 11.30am

 

CUCKOO PRODUCTIONS
– Comedy Workshop.

A studio workshop in which skits, stand up, improvisation and other comedy acts are produced and filmed. You can be a writer, and actor, a director, an editor, camera crew, wardrobe or on set design.
Time: Wednesdays 9.30am – 11.30am

STOP ROP & WRAP

Life & Recovery Planning.

  • Use this time to grab some planning templates, pens, paper and the computer to get started on your LIFE EQUIP, Recovery Outcome Plan, Wellness Recovery Action Plan or any other plan you can find. A facilitator is there and available to help you if you want.
  • Time: Thursdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm

 

 

 


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GENERATOR
– A workshop to share and explore new ideas, resources and connections.

Share community notices, brainstorm ideas for the centre to consider doing, celebrate milestones and achievements both individual and group projects. Get involved in fundraising projects and strategies, and assist with grant applications.
Time: Wednesdays 10:00am -11.00am

MAD JAM/MUSICAL JAM

Mad jam is a chance to get together with other aspiring muso’s to write and practice original songs.
Time: Wednesday 11.30am – 1.00pm & Fridays 1:00pm - 3:00pm

HOME QUEST
– Support and Discussion

Topics can include:
Figuring out what you want in a home
Tenancy Agreements
Home Safety
Flatmate
Budgeting for rent
Home routines
Moving home
Groups will also discuss what comes up from its participants and we can help each other create a great place to live.
Time: Thursadys 11:30am—12noon

TE REO CLASSES
– Explore the language and Customs.

From beginner to pretty good. Our Te Reo classes teach from beginners to intermediate level where Tikanga and Kawa are also covered. This is a fun and supportive environment in which to explore the language and customs of our country.
Time: Monday 9.30am – 11.30am

WORDSMITHERY
– If you ever wanted to write this is the workshop for you.

Whether you just want to know how to write a letter to the editor, or get your life story published; write an article for planet 401 or some other publication; write poetry, enter writing competitions or get help with essays & presentations. This workshop we totally focussed on providing you with the tools, skills and opportunities to do all this and more. Two hours a week – all about you – in your own words.
Time: Fridays – 9.30am – 11.30am

Suicide Prevention Support Group

For people who experience suicidal thoughts and feelings

A support group to provide a safe, understanding environment for people to talk freely about suicidal thoughts and feelings. it is an opportunity to get support and information on dealing with suicidal thoughts and feelings. this is not a crisis service. In the event of a crisis call CAHT 0800 50 50 50 or Suicide Crisis helpline 0508 828 865 or you can get help from Need to Talk 1737.

BUTTERFLIES & BLUES
–Depression & Anxiety Support Group.

Recovery focused support group. Learn and share recovery tips and strategies. Support each other on our journeys.
Time: Mondays 11:00am -12:00noon