What's on at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

9:30 am 1st June to 9:30 pm 30th June 2023

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road

Matariki Wā Kōrero - Matariki Storytimes

Join us to celebrate Matariki and the Māori New Year with storytelling, waiata (songs) and other Matariki fun themed activities.

Thursday 1 June, 11-11.30am


Matariki After School Activity Zone

Join us to celebrate Matariki by designing and making origami star boxes and/or an origami star.

Tuesday 13 June, 3.30-4.30pm


Knit in Public Day

Come and join us to celebrate Knit in Public Day!

Bring along a project or start something new. Come along between 1pm and 3pm and learn the basics of knitting, or make a wool pompom.

Saturday 10 June, 1-3pm


Yarn Bomb at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

We'd love you to help us Yarn Bomb and brighten up our children's area. We need knitted or crocheted leaves, flowers, pompoms and 12cm-wide knitted or crocheted lengths in brightly coloured yarn. Please bring in your creations by 9 June.

There's a lot to do so please join us for Knit in Public Day on 10 June.


Everyday Heroes Storytime

Join us at our Everyday Heroes Storytime and meet this month’s real everyday hero joining us for a fun variety of hero themed stories, songs and rhymes.

Thursday 29 June, 11-11.30am


Reading To Dogs
This wonderful programme is designed to provide a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere which encourages children to practise their reading skills and develop a love of reading.
The programme uses dogs who are the beloved, trained pets of the Christchurch City Council Animal Management team. 
Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm (during term time)

 After School Activity Zone
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities including technology, crafts and games in a fun learning environment.
All whānau welcome over 5 years of age.
Free, no bookings required.
Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm (during term time)

Auahatanga – Creative Time
Drop in and have a go with our creative technologies in the creative space at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre.
Wednesdays 10-11.30am (during term time)

Wā Pēpi: Babytimes
Programme includes music, movement, rhymes, stories, and is suitable for babies and under 2s.
Wednesdays 11-11.30am (during term time)

Scrabble Group
Have a way with words?  Come along when you can and join our friendly groups!
Wednesdays 1.30-3.30pm

Mahjong Group
Interested in learning or playing Mahjong?
Come along and join in a friendly game at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre.
Wednesdays 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Book Discussion Group
For those who love reading and want to share in discussion with other friendly book lovers, we have some spaces available.
First Wednesday of the month 6-7pm

Wā Kōrero: Storytimes
Programme includes stories, music, movement and rhymes for children aged 2 and over.
Thursdays 11-11.30am (during term time)

Bring along your knitting, crochet, stitching or any other handcraft and enjoy the company of others.
Thursdays 1-3pm
Saturdays  1-3pm

Thursday Takeover
Teens - take over the PC lab and makerspace with a different focus every week. VR, 3D printing, board games and heaps more for ages 12+.
Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm (during term time)

Beats Lab
Interested in digital music and recording? This beginner friendly drop-in provides access to computers, music software and hands on digital instruments for ages 12+. See our website for equipment details.
Fridays 3-4.30pm (during term time)


See our website for further information