Monday, November 17, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to

Hi Everyone

Did you see the article in this week’s Independent Herald regarding the need for driver caution at the new Westchester roundabout. I shared the article on the CPCC Facebook page here and it generated some interesting commentary. Have you got something you’d like to add? Let the paper know by emailing, and if you see an incident or near miss, please let the Police know. By reporting incidents, Police will start to build up a picture of a trouble spot on the road and may be able to take action. If they aren’t aware of it, nothing will change!

For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

REGULAR CLASS SPOTLIGHT - Churton Park 500 Cards Club
Join Mary, Maurice and the group for a leisurely afternoon of 500 cards and conversation every Thursday afternoon from 1 – 3.30pm. Even if you are new to this card game, it’s not hard to learn and there are plenty of willing teachers to help you. If you’d like to come along, please contact Mary Crawford on 478 4255 or simply turn up and join in! There is a $2 koha to cover the room hire and complimentary tea and coffee.

ON NEXT WEEK For further information and bookings on all classes, contact me at the Centre: 830 4802 or, unless otherwise stated.
·         ** National MP Brett Hudson Constituency Clinic ** - Come along to meet your new National Party List MP, Brett Hudson, and raise any issues or concerns you might have. Tuesday 18th November from 10 – 11 in the small meeting room.
·         ** Churton Park Photography Club ** - meets the third Tuesday of every month. This month’s meeting is on Tuesday 18th at 7.30pm. This month’s meeting will be a free for all, with members asked to bring in 6 of their best images from the past year to discuss. New members are always welcome. 
·         ** Social English Guest Speaker ** - the Social English group will have a visit from the Electoral Commission to explain the New Zealand electoral system for this week’s session. Fridays 10-11.30am, $2 koha to participate.
·         ** Pashminas Unlimited Sale ** - For the first time at CPCC, fine quality Kashmiri pashminas in silk, wool and cotton. These would make gorgeous Christmas gifts (or something special for yourself) on sale at CPCC on Friday 21st November between 12 – 2pm. See attached for more information on product and prices.

·         ** Christmas Craft Classes ** - Rachael has a number of classes coming up to teach you techniques for creating beautiful Christmas cards and boxes. See the attached flyers and book through the Centre:
o   One Sheet Wonder Class – Tuesday 2nd December 9.30 – 11.30. Learn to make five gorgeous items using the One Sheet Technique. $25. Limited places.
o   Kids Christmas Craft Class – Thursday 11th December 3.30 – 5pm. Great Christmas crafts for kids aged 5+. Adults can register for this class also. $20. – 6 spaces left
o   Christmas Card Making - Friday 12th December 7 – 9pm . Learn the skills to make four exquisite Christmas cards then take home your work! Just $20 for four cards. Places are strictly limited.
·         ** Churton Park Photography Club End of Year Exhibition ** - Tuesday 25th November, from 7pm at Simmer Café. This will be an opportunity to see and appreciate the talent and the achievements of this group in the past year. Examples of the students' work will be framed and available for sale. For those of you curious about joining the Club, this could also be a great opportunity to get along and meet some of the members.
·         ** KCA Giving Tree ** - we’ll be bringing back the KCA Giving Tree again this year from Monday 1st December. Simply pop in and select an ornament off the tree, purchase the gift for the gender and age stated and return it (unwrapped) to the Centre before Friday 12th December. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
·         ** Kitchen Renovation Seminar ** - Sunday 7th December, 2 - 4pm. New/part kitchen renovation on the agenda this upcoming summer and new year? This seminar will cover in detail all the factors to consider when renovating your kitchen. Hosted by Romina Roncato, a self-employed full time kitchen designer. Romina has been designing kitchens since 2006 and her work can be found in the Nelson/Marlborough area, the South Island's West Coast, and all over the Wellington Region. This seminar will have a strong focus on the materials used in the kitchen and the information provided will help you make decisions about what will work best for your renovation. You will leave this seminar feeling more confident and prepared to embark on your upcoming renovation project! $20.00 per person or register with a friend and pay $15.00 each. Register by emailing Romina Roncato, Kitchen Design Specialist,,

** Coming in 2015: English Second Language Classes with Gwendoline Rocton ** - The purpose of the classes is to help people learn to speak English at different levels. Everyone is welcome. There will be different types of English available, English for business purposes, general English etc. There will be fun activities including games and role playing where students get to express themselves. Gwen will be using very modern materials, including audios and movies. Students won't learn English only in the classroom, there will be outings where students get to experience learning in a different environment. Fees : $10 an hour for 2 hours. Students are welcome to take the classes for two days a week are recommended to take it for three days for effectiveness. Lessons will be different everyday there will be no time to be bored. One to one classes are available upon request for a different fee. Gwen will be offering a free introductory session on Tuesday 3rd February 7 – 9pm for  a chance to meet her to see if these lessons are right for you. For further details, contact Gwen on 021 0845 9053 or

1.    Mark your calendars for Community Carols @ Amesbury School on Friday 12thDecember from 7pm.

2.    If you run a community group, you may want to consider Wellington City Council’s Push Play resources to help you get active.  Push Play trailers; Full of a wide variety of sports and games equipment available for getting lots of people active at the same time. Free for community use. Push Play library; A wide range of equipment available for use by groups, families and organisations. Community events trailer; Everything from staff event vests to a PA system for community events. For details, email or ring 04 806 4745

3.    Come along to the free speed reading course at Tawa Library Thursday 20thNovember from 6.30pm. This programme aims to double your current reading speed! No need to register, just turn up!

4.    Northern Women is an informal business network group for women who are in business, are self-employed, or are thinking of becoming self-employed. We have monthly meetings where you can let others know about your services, meet with other like-minded women, display your flyers and products, listen to a speaker or discuss a business topic, be inspired, have coffee ... and fun. Next meeting Friday 21 November, 9-11am, North City Shopping Centre, Porirua. Held in the Kiwi Room, Level 4 (come in food court entrance, turn left at Pumpkin Patch and go upstairs). Includes a talk on ‘Promo items – which ones will enhance your business?’ by Ross Buxton from Brandmarque. All welcome. Just $10 on the door. Details on

1.    Free Community Law Clinic.  Community Law Wellington and Hutt Valley holds clinics in our small meeting room at the Centre every first and third Wednesday of each month, from 11am – 1.00pm. You can get free advice about your legal issue. You don’t need to make an appointment – but it is important to arrive at the beginning of the session, as they operate a “first in first served” policy, and sometimes queues can be long.

Triple One is holding a one day workplace first aid course on Tuesday 25 November here at the Tawa CC.  From 8.30am-5pm.  For more info or to book, contact Steffan on 021 967448 or 0800 4TRIPLE1 or go to their website

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook ( It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Beckie Duffy
Community Centre Advocate | | Wellington City Council
P 04 830 4802 | E | W 

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