Community Groups

Featherston Toy Library

When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month 9 - 11am

Every Saturday 10am - 12noon

Contact: Abby 021 025 66719

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

What: Fab Feathy brings people in Featherston together to talk about what they would like to see happen in the town – then supports them to get it done.

Where: Fab Feathy is based at the Community Centre.

When: If you have an idea and/or would like to get involved, please drop in on a Monday morning or contact us to make a time to chat.

Who: Fab Feathy has two part-time facilitators and a steering group, which is made up of members of the community.  The facilitators’ employers are Wairarapa REAP.

How: Fab Feathy is short for ‘Fabulous Featherston’.  It is a community-led development programme, enabled by a partnership with by the Department of Internal Affairs.  Fab Feathy runs for 5 years from February 2018.  The programme uses and develops the community’s strengths and assets, and builds local leadership.

Find out more at the Fab Feathy website and/or follow us on Facebook.

Wisdom and Wellbeing

Day: Wednesdays 10.30 am – 12 noon

Activity: Social morning for Seniors. Morning tea followed by guest speakers, activities and occasional outings

Pick ups from home available and returned home afterwards

Hosted by: Pauline Cave (Family Works) and Indigo Freya (Volunteer)

Cost: $2.00

All are welcome.

Contact: Pauline on 021 102 8857

W&W has been going for about 17 years, started up by our Social Worker Heather Evans.  Around 2009 we changed the name from Seniors Group to Wisdom and Wellbeing to reflect what the group was all about.  The Group was set up for older people in the South Wairarapa who are feeling cut off from the community and their support networks.

FBG

Featherston Beautification Group

When: 3rd Monday of Month, 19:00-20:30
Cost: $2 Koha
Contact: Rhonda Jones 06 308 8445   featherston.b.g@gmail.com

We are a small group committed to making a difference in our town.  Our aim is to beautify our town.  To date, our projects include providing public benches in local parks and reserves, where we’ve also planted trees and maintain garden beds and planters on the main street which are not under the auspices of City Care.  We have commissioned and installed 2 gateway signs at the entranceways to Featherston.  Our future projects include additional gateway signs at State Highway 53 entrance to Featherston.  We produce annual fundraising calendars to raise funds, 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!

Anyone interested in joining our group or finding out more information please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.

The South Wairarapa Community Network

When: Next meeting contact Marina at info@wcn.org.nz for details
Where: Featherston Community Centre
Contact: Kara Pennington, 022 586 9528, South Wairarapa Community Network Co-ordinator, kara@wcn.org.nz

The Wairarapa Community Networks holds its South Wairarapa Community Network meetings at the Featherston Community Centre. The purpose of Community Network meetings is to bring together people who are working in and for the community.

Meetings are open, no need for an invitation just turn up.  Typical attendance is around 20-25 representatives of community groups, local government, health, education, social service providers, community-development, schools, etc.  Meetings connect people from grass-roots voluntary groups through to government agencies and are opportunities to connect with others interested in similar issues; hear about what’s happening and promote services/events etc in South Wairarapa; discuss ideas, current issues, projects of interest; share experience and expertise; and seek advice or support for your activities / projects.  If you can’t make meetings but want to stay in the loop let Kara know – she will share the meeting notes with you.

SW Branch of the Labour Party

When: 1st Thursday of the month, 07.00-08.00pm
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 www.labour.org.nz/party_resources