What's on at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

9:30 am 30th August to 9:30 pm 30th September 2023

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road

From Paper to Pixel touring exhibition

An exploration of the local history content that has been collected, digitised and made available online by Christchurch City Libraries over the past 20 years.

Every day during the month of September

Seed Pot Making

Reuse and recycle in Sustainable Spring by coming along to learn how to make newspaper seed pots with our Seed Pot Maker Kit!

We’ll also be folding newspaper pots with origami and by using a tin of food!  Then plant up a seed, take it home and watch it grow!  

You can also make plant tags out of recycled materials.

All materials supplied.

Tuesday 12 September 10.30-11.30am   and   3.30-4.30pm

This a free drop in session,  anyone over 5yrs of age welcome
(children under 8 years to be accompanied by an adult)

The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap

Got some leftover seeds or seedlings?
Bring them in to your library to share with the community!
We welcome vegetable, herb, flower, native and heritage seeds - and you can even bring any spare seedlings you have potted up.
Thanks to Trees For Canterbury, we have some plants to get you started!


Thursday 14 - 16  September, all day


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