Community Groups

Featherston Toy Library

When, Where & Cost: Saturdays 10:00am to noon

Contact: Merle, 06 308 8109

Run by volunteers. Have you considered helping?

You can join the toy library
- standard membership 40 per year
- rostered member $20 per year
- grandparent $10 per year

Fab Feathy: Community-Led Development Project

When: We are available throughout the week, please contact us for a meeting time.

Fab Feathy has three new Facilitators, two new Steering Group Members and a brand new logo! The new Fab Feathy logo was designed by Chris Miller, who donated his time (thank you Chris!). “Something I love about Featherston is its backdrop of the Remutaka Ranges and its proximity to Wairarapa Moana” said Chris, who took the two ‘Fs’ in Fab Feathy and tilted one over to represent the hills – then reflected it in the moana.

The current members of the Fab Feathy Working Group are: Mark Shepherd; Alan Maxwell; Sarah Taylor-Waitere, Siv Fjærestad, Dannii Sargent, Te Ata Rodgers and Liz Mellish. If you want to find out more or be involved in some way, please contact:

For a summary of our news items and updates, please visit our Fab Feathy update page.

The South Wairarapa Community Network

When: Next meeting, Thursday 13 December, 11:30-12:30
Where: Community Centre
Contact: Kara Pennington, 022 5869528, South Wairarapa Community Network Co-ordintaor,

The South Wairarapa Community Network meetings bring together community-minded individuals and representatives of community groups, schools, sports groups, agencies, and health and social service-providers. Membership is open to anyone who is South Wairarapa-based or who works here. Being connected and informed assists us to respond to the needs and aspirations of the community. Community Network meetings are opportunities to: connect with others interested in or working on similar issues; hear about what’s happening and what’s on offer in South Wairarapa; discuss ideas, current issues, projects of interest; share experience, expertise, strategies; and seek advice or support for your activities / projects. If you can’t make meetings but have something you want discussed please contact Kara at the number above.


Featherston Beautification Group

When: 3rd Monday of Month, 19:00-20:30
Where: Kitchen
Cost: $2 Koha
Contact: Rhonda Jones, 06 3088445, Jan Thurston, 06 3086263

We are a small group committed to making a difference in our town. To date, our projects include providing public benches in local parks and reserves, where we’ve also planted trees and maintaining garden beds and planters on the main street which are not under the auspices of City Care. Our future projects include planning towards placing gateway signs at the three entranceways to Featherston. We have produced three calendars to raise funds for these, and we are grateful to the public for their support in purchasing these. Look out for us in our hi-viz vests with the Beautification Group logo!

SW Branch of the Labour Party

When: 1st Thursday of the month
Where: Kowhai Room
Contact: Ken, 027 347 2891

Branches represent the interests of members at a local level.

To find out more about the NZ Labour Party visit