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.
Methodologies and philosophies of Māori art
you always wanted to know or share.
Time: Rāapa ia - Wednesday 1.00pm
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 9.30am -11.30am
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: Tuesday 11:30am
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 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: Wednesday 9.30am -11.30am
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: Fridays 9.30am – 11.30am
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: Fortnightly Thursdays 9.30am -11.30am
These cover a range of physical health topics over the year. Experts from the community facilitate these workshops and can answer questions you have on their particular health area. Most topics relate directly to the W.O.O.F warrant of fitness. Workshops are advertised on the Centre 401 notice boards and in Planet 401 Magazine. It is important to register for these workshops.
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
Topics can include:
Figuring out what you want in a home
Budgeting for rent
Groups will also discuss what comes up from its participants and we can help each other create a great place to live.
Time: Fridays 10:30am—11:30am
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
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: Monday – 9.30am – 11.30am