Community Directory

Haapori, Community Directory

Community Services

Community Lunches

Fortnightly on Mondays 12.30pm at the Fairfield Baptist Church $3. Phone 855 5469 for further information.

Desert Springs

Whanau focused events, advocacy and budgeting. Contact Kaylene on 855 2728.

Diabetes NZ Waikato

Meet 4th Tues of the month, Chartwell Cooperating Church cnr Comries/Bankwood Road. Contact Donna on 838 0127 or email or call in at their office 28 Te Aroha St.

Hamilton TimeBank

Share your skills, knowledge, talents and interests with others. Contact Cheryl 834 2249, or email or visit their website Hamilton Timebank

Health and Disability Advocacy Service

Problems with a Health or Disability service? Free Confidential advocacy, phone 0800 555 050 or Hamilton 834 3960.

Kiwi Life

New to New Zealand? Want to learn about health and education services, Kiwi Slang, places of interest? Fridays 1 – 2.30pm during the school term at the Migrant Resource Centre (Ph 8532192).

Rostrevor House

Supporting parents with children who have challenging behaviors, call 853 2533 for further information.

Toughlove Waikato

Parent Support Support groups for parents, teach new strategies for parents. Phone 856 5999 or go to their website


Te Whanau Putahi

Respite Child Care, parenting programmes, Junior Kids Klub, Wednesday Holiday Programme. WINZ and health services, advocacy and counseling (koha). Located at 37 Oxford St, Phone 855 0990 or email

Interest Groups

500 Card Afternoon

12.30pm every Monday, St Josephs Church community centre, Clarkin Rd, contact Margaret Ph 855 8903.

Chartwell Garden Club

Meets at 7.30pm, 1st Wednesday of the month, Chartwell Cooperating Parish on the corner of Belmont Ave/Comries Rd. Phone Margaret 855 8501.

Craft Group

Meets Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 10 am at the Fairfield Baptist church on the corner of Heaphy Tce and Searancke Pl, Phone 855 5469 for further information.

Geneological Group

Meets at 7 pm, 1st Thursday and 9 am every 3rd Monday of the month, Ph Judy 855 5062, Chartwell Cooperating Church, cnr Comries Rd and Bellmont Ave.

Hamilton Aglow

All welcome. Chartwell Cooperating Parish Comries Road 9.45am 1st Tuesday of the month. Barbera Ph 855 6544 or 021 267 5856.

Hamilton Computer Club

Meets on the 1st Saturday of the month 1:30 pm – 4 pm, and the 3rd Saturday of the month 10 am – 3 pm at Te Whare O Te Ata, 60a Sare Cres. All welcome.

Hukanui Ladies

Meets Tuesday 10am, Hukanui Bible Chapel. Learn new crafts, meet friends. Phone Maureen 847-8858.

Patchwork and Quilters

Chartwell Cooperating Church, Comries Rd Phone Fiona Shute 027 424 1615.

Local Activities for Children and Youth

After School Care

Chartwell 2.30 – 5.30pm Cooperating Church, Comries Road, $12 per Session, Oscar Accredited, WINZ Subsidy Available, phone Renee 855 7434 or 027 678 7307.

Bellmont Kindergarten Te Kohungahunga O Te Kupenga Morning and afternoon sessions and playgroup Monday’s 12.30 – 2.30. Ph 855 2669.

Chums Pre-school Playgroup

Thursdays 9.30 -11.30am Desert Springs, cnr Insoll Ave/Peachgrove Road Call Lynda Driver 855 2728.

Girls Brigade

Empowers girls with skills, Christian qualities and values, to succeed in tomorrow’s world. Call Alison 824 1844.

Girl Guides

Pippins 5 – 6yrs, Brownies 7 – 9 1/2 yrs, Guides 9 1/2 – 13 yrs and Rangers 13 – 18 yrs. Phone 854 9031 or 0800222292, email or email


For boys 8- 11 or 11 – 14yr olds Mondays 6.30 – 8pm, during term time only, Fairfield Baptist Church Ph 855 5469.

Kids Korner Library

Tuesday and Saturday 9.30 am – 11 am ph 855 3599 Chartwell, Cooperating Church, Comries Road.

Mainly Music

Fridays 10 am – 11 am during school terms. Chartwell Cooperating Church, cnr Comries Road/Belmont Ave Phone 855 7434.

Scouts NZ

Keas 6 – 8 years Cubs 8 – 10 years, Scouts 10 – 14 yrs, Ventures 14-18 yrs , Rovers 18 – 26yrs. Call Angela 847 0788 or visit their website

Tots ‘n’ Dots Preschool Playgroup

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.30 am – 11.30 am, Fairfield Baptist Church Corner of Heaphy Tce and Searancke Pl. New Members welcome! Ph Liz on 021 618 779 or 829 4899.


Chartwell Golden Oldies

Meet the 2nd Wed of the month, Chartwell Cooperating Parish, Comries Rd 1.30 pm – 3 pm, outings, entertainment. Ph Ruth Bridge 855 6048 or 855 7434.

Friendship Circle for the Elderly

Thursdays at 10 am Fairfield Baptist church cnr of Heaphy Tce and Searancke Pl, phone 855 5469 for further information.

Fairfield Probus

A social club for those 55+ and no longer working full time, to enjoy friendship, fellowship and fun. Meet on the second Tuesday of the month. Phone Gail Aitken 846 1548.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust

Offers support to Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Phone Di on 0800 472637 or local contact Kerry 5600291 on 0221201521.

Hamilton Senior Citizens Association – Indoor Bowls

Meets at the Celebrating Age Centre 30 Victoria Street, to play indoor bowls every Tuesday and Friday 12 noon – 3 pm. Phone the President 838 0425 or 021 208 3247.

An Evening Out

St Aidan’s Social Dance

On the corner of Heaphy Tce and Thames Street Friday 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm beginners. Ballroom, Latin American, old-time sequence till 10 pm. $5per person, $3 students, $1 car security. Call Mike 827 8323.

Sport and Exercise

Chartwell Westfield Walk

Tuesday, 7.10am, Countdown, Chartwell. Contact Heather Ph 853 0503.

Claudelands Walking Group

Fridays 9 am St Aidan’s Church Car park, Cnr Thames and Heaphy Tce, Phone Estelle 853 6425.


Oxford St, off Heaphy Tce, All inquiries contact Amanda on 855 3575.

Easy Exercise

All $3 unless stated Monday: 5.45 pm -6.45 pm Wed, 5.45 pm -6.30 pm, St Aidan’s Church Hall Heaphy Tce. Phone Stephanie 858 5388, Thursday 5.45 pm Men only St Aidan’s Church Hall $5, Phone Max 858 5388.

Enderley Walking Group

Meet at Enderley Ave Bus Stop Tues at 9 am, most levels catered for. Phone Estelle 853 6425.

Fairfield Swimming Club

Lessons held at Fairfield College, Bankwood Rd, Community swimming club – Learn-to-swim lessons, improver classes, and squad training up to National Representative level. Experienced and qualified coaches for all levels of swimming. Outdoor training Oct to April in a heated pool, indoor training in Winter. Ph Maree 021 0230 0485.

Hamilton Hawks Wrestling Club

Held at Kelly Gym, Fairfield College, Bankwood Road, Under 13’s: Tues 6.00 pm -7.00 pm, 13+ Yrs – Adults: Tues and Thurs, 7.00-8.30 pm Marlene Ph 0274 765 833 or Micheal 0274 741 951.

Indoor Bowls

Mondays at 7 pm Chartwell Cooperating Church, cnr Comries Rd and Belmont Ave. Call Arthur 854 8761 or Dot 854 1499
OR Tuesday 1 pm, Fairfield Baptist Church, Cnr Heaphy Tce & Searancke Place, Phone 855 5469.

Sit and Be Fit

10 am every Thursday St Aidan’s Hall cnr Thames St Ph Neil 021 298 5810 or St Albans Church Comries Rd 10.30 am on a Thursday Ph Jenny 021 315 119. $2 a session.

Swim 4 Health

Tuesday and Friday 1 pm – 2 pm at the Hilton Brown Swimming School, 12 Queenwood Ave, Hamilton $4 Classes held term time only. Phone Renee 858 5388.

Tai Chi

ACC fall prevention programme Chartwell Cooperating Church Hall Mondays 11 am – 12 pm. Ph Eddie 839 1357.


Hamilton Tuesdays 6.30 – 7.30pm, Thusday 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm (Toning), Wed 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm (Zumba mix) Discovery Church hall cnr Peachgrove & Insoll Ave, $4 – $10 first class free for newcomers. Ph Raelene 027 858 0675.

Fairfield Ladies Badminton

Fairfield Hall, Clarkin Road Wednesdays 9 am – 12.30 pm.

Zumba @ Fairfield Hall

Clarkin Road, Mon,Tues, Thursday &Fri 10am $5 a class – first class free, Kelly Ph 022 104 1599 or email

Sport and Exercise available out of our Area

Fitness for Women

$2, women-only classes, Hamilton East Primary School Hall, Dawson Street Monday 7 pm – 8 pm. Phone Sport Waikato, Phone 858 5388.

No Boring Bits Social Cycling Social cycling

For riders from all disciplines, all levels, fitness for fun, organised rides and bike related activities. Ph Greg 027 226 0330 or visit their website

Waikato Table Tennis – Stadium Edgecumbe St

All Ages welcome Cost: 1st visit free, then $7 per session. Contact: Paul 027 512 8990.

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