Community centres

Check out your local community centre to see what’s on in your neighbourhood, or book a room for a meeting or event.

Community groups, clubs and people of all ages can use these facilities for a wide variety of events and activities. These include:

  • cultural events
  • hobby groups/clubs
  • Māori development
  • community development
  • social events
  • health and fitness
  • crafts
  • social support
  • education
  • play
  • public and club meetings.

If you have any suggestions, ideas or comments about our community centres, please contact Council's Community Advisor, Julia Panfylova: email or call 06 356 8199

Ashhurst Village Valley Centre

Winchester & Guildford Streets, Ashhurst

Facilities: Stadium, conference rooms, kitchen, tables & chairs, toilets

Capacity: 100

Contact: Ross Meads, Ashhurst Library, 06 326 8646

Awapuni Community Centre

22 Newbury Street, Palmerston North

Facilities: two rooms, kitchen, tables & chairs, toilets

Capacity: 100

Contact: Teri Lauder, Kingston Community Church, 06 358 0716 or

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 2pm

Highbury Whānau Resource Centre

Photo shows group of people in front of the large and colourful mural.

Highbury Whānau Centre

Highbury Avenue, Palmerston North

Facilities: Gym, whānau room, kitchen

Capacity: 105

Contact: Sandra Carroll or Anj Butler, 06 358 0504 or

Kelvin Grove Community Centre

Photo shows building set in gardens and painted with a colourful mural.

Kelvin Grove Community Centre

68 Kaimanawa Street, Palmerston North


  • main hall with plug n play sound system, heating/air conditioning, large kitchen, 25 tables, 160 chairs, toilets and disabled access
  • an Epson Laser Projector & motorised 3 m x 2.2 m screen is now available for a small additional fee. If you need this equipment please contact the booking officer to make an arrangement.
  • meeting room for up to 30 people. Carpeted floor, tables, chairs, heating, hot water & sink, whiteboard.
  • front office: a small meeting room for up to 12 people. Heating, chairs and desk
  • next to Kaimanawa Park playground

Capacity: 223

Contact: Tim Gibbes, 06 354 8015 or 027 856 8826 or

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Milson Community Centre

Purdie Place, Palmerston North

Facilities: Lounge, small meeting room, kitchen, tables & chairs

Capacity: 60-90

Contact: Tracey Nielsen, 021 883 003 or email

Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre

569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North

Facilities: Social room, kitchen, exhibition hall, meeting rooms, toilets with disability access

Capacity: 250

Contact: Anna Finlay, 06 357 6035 or email:

Pasifika Community Centre

Havelock Avenue, Palmerston North

Facilities: Changing rooms, toilets, social area, kitchen, tables & chairs

Capacity: 100

Contact: Willie Kwong, 027 240 8119 or email

Rangiora Community Centre

Photo shows exterior of Rangiora community centre seen from street.

Rangiora Community Centre

Facilities: Social room, kitchen, toilets

Capacity: 100

For bookings, please phone Albert (Albie) Armstrong, 06 358 6881

For other enquiries, email