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Lead Up to the Senior Regional Games

There’s lots on in September as we lead up to the Senior Regional Games on 1 October. View the full brochure of events online, pick up a copy at your local library or pool, or chat to Library staff about what’s happening.


Senior Builds

Naenae Library Monday 2 September, 1:30pm
Moera Library Friday 20 September, 11am
Using LEGO to build 3D creations is a great way to stimulate the brain, improve dexterity and have fun.

Robot Basics for Seniors

Naenae Library Monday 23 September, 1:30pm
War Memorial Library Tuesday 24 September, 10:30am
Connect with your grandchildren by trying our cute and easy-to-use robots: Bee-Bots and Ozobots.


Koraunui Community Hub 1 & 3 September, 2pm
Derived from the card game Rummy, Rummy-O uses tiles. Give it a go!

Scrabble Club

Wainuiomata Community Hub Friday 13 September, 10:30am–12:30pm
Eastbourne Library Fridays, 2pm-4:30pm
Scrabble keeps your mind nimble. Come along and play Scrabble with others in the Library!

Special Knitting Circle

Wainuiomata Community Hub Saturday 14 September, 10am–1pm

Ready. Steady. Balance.

Naenae Library Tuesdays, 1pm
Petone Library Wednesdays, 11am (starts 25 Sept)
War Memorial Library Thursdays, 1pm
Exercise class for seniors to improve stability, balance and coordination.

Kaumatua (Seniors) Movies

Naenae Library Thursday 12 September, 11am
War Memorial Library Wednesday 18 September, 10am
Walter Nash Centre Thursday 19 September, 10:30am
Koraunui Community Hub Thursday 19 September, 1pm
Wainuiomata Community Hub Friday 20 September, 1:30pm
Enjoy a cuppa in the Library and watch a movie from our collection.

Senior Morning Tea

War Memorial Library Wednesday 4 September, 10am
Petone Library Monday 30 September, 11:30am
Get together and share stories and memories over a cup of tea!


Book Talks

Naenae Library Monday 2 September, 10:30am
Koraunui Community Hub Wednesday 4 September, 1:30pm
Walter Nash Centre Thursday 5 September, 10:30am
War Memorial Library Thursday 26 September, 7pm
Library staff talk about the latest non-fiction available at the Library. Everyone welcome!

Book Groups

Eastbourne Library Wednesday 4 September, 11am
Moera Library Thursday 5 September, 10:30am
Naenae Library Monday 16 September, 1pm
Petone Library Wednesday 18 September, 1:30pm & Sunday 8 September, 2:30pm
Koraunui Community Hub Monday 16 September, 7pm
Friendly and casual book discussion groups that meets once a month, everyone welcome! Bring a book that you have enjoyed or just come along and find some great reads at the Library!

Chat and Chill

Wainuiomata Community Hub Mondays, 1pm-3pm
A friendly group who offers the opportunity to meet and mingle with people 50+.

CORD Group

Wainuiomata Community Hub Friday 6 September, 11:30am-1pm
A community group focussed on supporting people with breathing problems.

Guitar Group

Wainuiomata Community Hub Thursdays, 7pm-8pm
Have you ever wanted to play the guitar? You should come along and join us!

Help with Family History

Petone Library
Sunday 1 September, 1pm-3pm
Wednesday, 4 & 18 September, 10am-12noon
Members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are available to assist you with family history enquiries each month at Petone Library.


Koraunui Community Hub Thursdays, 10am-11am
Practicing mindfulness helps us understand ourselves better allowing peace and wellbeing that are already in us to flow through our daily life with more ease.

Te Tunu Kai Mo Nga Pakeke

Wainuiomata Community Hub Wednesdays, 10:30am–11:30am
Learn how to make simple, easy, and affordable meals for your whanau on a low budget. For ages 18+. Seniors welcome.

U3A Book Group

War Memorial Library Thursday 19 September, 1pm
U3A stands for the 'University of the Third Age', a social organisation for retirees and seniors that encourages lifelong learning by listening, understanding, contributing, researching and participating in discussion and relevant excursions about new topics. U3A Hutt runs a monthly Book Group. Everyone welcome.


Adult Papercraft

Wainuiomata Community Hub Sunday 1 September, 2pm-3:30pm
A welcoming group who create beautiful artwork out of paper! Join us in the library to give paper crafting a go! All resources provided.

Craft and Chat

War Memorial Library Sundays, 1:30pm-3:30pm
Join the Crafty Volunteers for their regular weekly crafting session. Bring your current project and enjoy sharing tips and tricks with other crafters. Beginners are welcome to come along and learn how to crochet or knit. Gold coin donation goes towards running costs, which includes afternoon tea.

Craft and Chat with Coffee

Naenae Library Fridays, 2pm
Bring your current craft project along and have a good chat with others over coffee!

Craft Group

Wainuiomata Community Hub Thursdays, 2pm-4pm
A weekly social craft group for adults. Everyone welcome.

Walter Nash Centre Fridays, 1pm–2pm
Learn tāniko weaving or join us for a cuppa and some good company while you work on your own current craft project.

Happy Crafter

Naenae Library Wednesdays, 1pm–3pm
Learn new skills, Share your crafts and meet new people. Run by Team Naenae Trust.


Koraunui Community Hub Thursdays, 1pm-2pmNo experience necessary, we can get you started on your knitting journey, and we'll provide needles and wool. If you have some experience you can help others learn. Come and have a cup of tea and relax and knit with friends, old and new.
No experience necessary, we can get you started on your knitting journey, and we'll provide needles and wool. If you have some experience you can help others learn. Come and have a cup of tea and relax and knit with friends, old and new.

Koraunui Crafters

Koraunui Community Hub Fridays, 12:30pm–2:30pm
A weekly social craft group. Feel free to bring a project to work on, from knitting to scrap-booking to whittling and anything in between.

Lower Hutt Colouring-In

War Memorial Library Sundays, 2pm–4pm
Come along and colour away with the Lower Hutt Adult Colouring In Group at the War Memorial Library! Materials supplied to get you started.

Nash Knitters

Walter Nash Centre Tuesdays, 1pm–2:30pm
Bring along your own knitting or crochet project to work on or contribute to our peggy square blanket.

Sunday Knitting Group

Walter Nash Centre Sundays 10am–12pm
Bring your wool and needles and chat while you work on your own project. Tea and coffee provided.

Wainuiomata Spinners

Wainuiomata Community Hub Fortnightly on Tuesdays (3 and 17 September), 10:30am–1:30pm
Meet the Wainuiomata Spinners and see how plain wool can be made into clothing!


Badminton for Adults

Wainuiomata Community Hub Thursdays, 1pm–2pm
Laugh, learn and love badminton! A casual weekly session for adults. Free. No booking required. Equipment provided.

Community Yoga

Wainuiomata Community Hub Tuesdays, 6:45pm–7:45pm
Join us in the Memorial Hall at this beginner friendly, community yoga class with Kate from Spiritual Graffiti Yoga. Mats provided. Seniors welcome. $5 cash, or koha donation.

Easy Move Classe

Huia Pool
Tuesdays, 11am-11:45am
Wednesdays, 1:30pm-2:15pm
Thursdays, 9:15am-10am
Fridays, 9:30am–10:15am (no session on 6 September)
Saturdays, 4:15pm-5pm
Held in the Hydrotherapy Pool. $4.50 per class or 10 trip concession $40.

Enliven Tai Chi

Koraunui Community Hub Mondays, 9.30am-10.30am
Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that can significantly improve various health conditions.


Stokes Valley Pool
Mondays & Thursdays, 9am-10am
Wednesdays, 9:15am-10am
Low impact aquarobics workout ideal for fitness/wellbeing. $4.50 per class or 10 trip concession $40.


Wainuiomata Community Hub Wednesday 25 September, 10:30am–11:30am
A free group of motorised scooter owners for fellowship and technical help.

Social Table Tennis

Koraunui Community Hub Mondays, 10am–12pm
Come and have a friendly game or two, meet new people and have fun. No experience necessary.

Social Walking Group

Wainuiomata Community Hub Thursdays, 9:30am–10:30am
Join us for an hour long social walk! Suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.

Steady As You Go

Koraunui Community Hub Tuesdays 11am-12pm & Thursdays 1pm-2pm
Eastbourne Community Hall Wednesdays 12pm-1pm
Walter Nash Centre Wednesdays 12pm-1pm
Bob Scott Retirement Village Thursdays 11am-12pm
A gentle, peer-led exercise programme, proven to increase balance, strength, mobility, prevent falls and provide a valued social connection for older adults. It includes seated, standing and walking exercises and encourages awareness of posture, movement and walking technique. $2 per class.

easy exercise, no sweat

Increase your fitness level with Hutt City Council’s Easy Exercise Classes. Regular exercise promotes healthy aging and increases your quality of life, so why not come and join our experienced instructors at one of our fun classes? We provide a range of classes suitable for everyone. Come along, enjoy your first class FREE! Or sign-up and purchase a 10-trip at Huia Pool or Stokes Valley Pool. For more info call Sam on 04 560 0300 or email

Pilates Gold

Level 2, Hutt Rec Ground Grandstand, Myrtle Street
Mondays, 9:30am
Thursdays, 10am
Fridays, 11:45am

Stretch and Flex

Level 2, Hutt Rec Ground Grandstand, Myrtle St
Mondays 10:45am
Wesley Community Action, Rātā Street, Naenae
Wednesdays 11am

Yoga Gold

Level 2, Hutt Rec Ground Grandstand, Myrtle St
Wednesdays, 9:30am

Chair Yoga

Woburn Apartments, 6 Whites Line W, Woburn (Parking available)
Wednesdays 11:15am

Cardio + Toning

Woburn Apartments, 6 Whites Line W, Woburn (Parking available)
Fridays 11:30am

Zumba® Gold

Moera Hall, Randwick Cres
Fridays, 9:30am