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.


Te Toi a Maaori
– Explore, discuss & create .

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

– 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 9.30am -11.30am

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: Tuesday 11:30am

Garden Wisdom

– 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

Citizen Say

– 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: Wednesday 9.30am -11.30am

Community Equip

– 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: Fridays 9.30am – 11.30am



– 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: Fortnightly Thursdays 9.30am -11.30am
Gen Workshop

– Monthly health workshops

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

Mad Jam

– Support and Discussion

Topics can include:
Figuring out what you want in a home
Tenancy Agreements
Home Safety
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: Fridays 10:30am—11:30am

Home Quest

– 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

Te Reo

– 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: Monday – 9.30am – 11.30am