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Featherston Art Sale

Our fourth annual exhibition and art sale will again take place during the exciting Featherston Booktown weekend. The event showcases Wairarapa artists, celebrates community and supports the Community Centre.  The sale is held at the Featherston Community Centre 9-12 May.

The Gala Opening Night is Thursday 9 May. It is free to the artists and volunteers and only $10 at the door for others (under 16 is free). Also open for free Friday and Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 10-3pm.

Over 50 artists have registered to show and sell their work! Lots of wonderful art and several new artists this year. For those that have registered, we will get back to as soon as possible after Tuesday, April 23nd to let you know which pieces have been successful.

As a reminder for our artists, the Guidelines are at Art Sale 2019 guidelines. Please contact us at if you have any questions.





Smith and Prujean

Creating a Shared Space

Jessica Smith and Alex Prujean are donating their skills as Landscape Architects! They will provide a design for the entrance and carpark in anticipation of the new Featherston Medical Centre being built next door. This young couple are looking forward to contributing their talents to Featherston.

Dr Harsha Dias has drawn up the plans for a new medical centre with 5 consulting rooms. This new building will be located on the vacant lot next to our carpark. All patients will access the Medical Centre from the Community Centre's entrance on Wakefield Street. Our large carpark will be redesigned by Jessica and Alex to accomodate the parking needs for both buildings as well as the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, scooters, prams and mobility scooters. In addition, space for shade and seating will be provided.

This is an exciting opportunity for the Centre. The partnership will make the Centre more vibrant and offers the community a chance to create a coordinated area focused on Wellness and Community.



Yoga with Odette

When: Thursdays 19:30–20:30
Where: Kauri Room
Cost: $10 per session
Contact: Odette Rowe, 021 1809452,,
This is a gentle class for beginners or people wanting to restore their flexibility and move with greater ease. My background is in KundaliniHatha and Yin yoga and each class can be from a different perspective or a blend of all styles. Some evenings we focus on the physical body while others explore stress and emotional release. Regardless of changing focus, each class includes warm-ups, breath work, postures/asanas, relaxation and meditation. All my classes have the ultimate aim to enable people to develop their own practice – even if this is simply sitting in stillness for a few minutes each day – yes you can even do yoga on the train!

Alcoholics Anonymous

When: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Community Centre
Cost: Koha
Contact: 0800 229 6757

For more information, come to a meeting or visit AA at their online service

Featherston Cloth Collective

Fridays, 10am-2pm (we are here on the 21st December and then back on 11 January)
Featherston Cloth Collective is a drop-in workshop and community project, making fun items from recycled clothes/fabric, and learning new sewing skills. Call or text Sara on 0274 474 959 or just turn up!​

Jack, Alexa and Anne

Three Fab Feathy facilitators have been employed to work with the community to set up some of the projects identified in the Community Plan.

Jack Sheppard, Alexa Belavskis and Anne Nelson are each working 20 hours per week based at the Featherston Community Centre. Please come by and say hello. They’ll be keen to hear which projects in the community plan you think are a priority for Featherston – and to learn more about the ideas behind some of them.

You can also email them at

Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who filled out our satisfaction and experience survey.

This word cloud picture captures what people said about the Featherston Community Centre in their comments. I think a heart shape is the right visual for this don't you?


Connecting Communities


Phone: 027 883 6036

Debbie Phelps works in the South Wairarapa on Thursdays to help with your household budget.

Get the skills you need to manage your finances. This service is free and completely confidential.

Please contact Debbie to arrange an appointment. Drop ins are welcome but please note Debbie is not always in the office as she works out in the community as well.


FCC Needs You

GiveaLittle Campaign

Please consider a $25 annual donation! Established in 1992, the Featherston Community Centre is owned by a trust on behalf of the community. Rental fees cover half of our expenses. For the rest we rely on grants, donations and services in kind. Please help us by making a tax-refundable donation on our GiveALittle page.

Thank you!

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Get in touch via or give us a bell on 06 308 8239.

Or go 'old school' and stop by at: 14 Wakefield St, Featherston 5710. Our Manager is on duty weekdays 10 to 2.