Support Services in our Community

The provision of services is bound by the discretion of each group and the availability of resources. The purpose of this website is to advertise available services.

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Life Skills

Shirley Community Trust

Community Organisation

Cafe Barista Training

Held every Monday and Wednesday of term time:

10 AM – 2 PM

Professional Barista Training for $5 a session

Priority is given to locals, and there is often a waiting list.

Contact: Sharyn 


Address: Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Acheson Ave

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Neighbourhood Trust

Community Organisation

Kiwi Dads Group

Support and a listening ear for Dads. Regular group activities to bring the kids to

Contact: Dom Benn - Community Development Worker

Phone: 03 355 6522


Address: St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road

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Freedom Trust

Papanui Baptist Church

Community Organisation

Social English

Fridays 10-11.30 am during term-time.


For people learning English as a second language (ESOL). Join us for English speaking and listening study on practical everyday topics.

$2/week. 3rd Friday of the Month

Contact: Damian Ardell

Church Phone:(+64) 03 352 4227

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Address: Papanui Baptist Church 144 Sawyers Arms Road

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Shirley Community Trust

Community Organisation

South MacFarlane Park, off Jebson St.

Opportunities to garden alongside others, growing food for good causes, learn general gardening skills, or simply enjoy others company in the fresh air.

Regular gardening times:  Thursdays/Saturdays  10.30am-12noon

Contact: Sharon 

Phone: 022 621 8269

Org. Email:

Address: 19 Acheson Ave - Park

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Community Garden