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New Brighton Together

Welcome to our Community Lounge, a space for everyone!

Chatting over coffee, tea and cake is a big part of our story. Come and relax in our lounge, meet new people, and build relationships within your community.

Whether connecting and sharing stories, learning something new, or just looking to have a laugh and enjoy your afternoon, there's something for you to take part in at Te Waka Aroha.

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Local events with connected community

Current events

There's so much going on at St Faith's all the time, it's tough to keep track!
However, here is a list of some of our main activities.
They are all free or supported by koha, and you're most welcome to come along to any and all of them.

A quick list of our main activities
- Vegetable Co-op
- Community Lunch
- Pottery Class
- Friday Singers
- Foot Clinic with Grounded Soles

We offer phone calls and photocopying services for your convenience. Join us and be a part of a welcoming community hub that values connection and community building!

$10 fresh food, locally grown

Vegetable Co-op

Set yourself up for the week with nutritious, beautiful local fruit & veges with our Vege Co-op.

Pay just $10 and receive a delicious mix of fruit and vegetables, which can be picked up on Tuesdays between 12-5pm.

With a great team of volunteers the produce is packed into bags (thanks Stitch-o-mat for helping us achieve our plastic free goal) ready for pick-up every Tuesday.
We also have a shop of other fruit and vege to purchase.

Our vegie co-op began as a response to community need after the 2011 earthquakes. We work in partnership with Food Together to provide affordable fruit and vegie for our community.

How It Works

1. Pre-order your $10 bag:
Order by emailing or phone us on (03) 388-9118.

2. Make payment:
Payment can be made in person if you like, just pop into 46 Hawke Street, New Brighton between 10-2pm and fill in a form.

Prefer internet banking?
Our bank account: 03 0814 0000587 04
Name: Anglican Parish of East Christchurch.
Please reference your payment with your name.

3. Get your kai!
Pick up your beautiful mixture of fruit and vege (pot luck) on Tuesday any time bewteen 12-5pm.
It's that easy!

Local meals in New Brighton

Community Lunch

Gather together among friends for good company and a hot meal. You are very welcome at our community lunch. Koha appreciated 🙂

If you feel like getting takeout, we're happy to help, the cost is $2 atop the koha.

When: 12pm every Wednesday

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Creative Learning

Pottery Class

Pop in at the Artisan Shed (46 Hawke St) at 12.30pm every Wednesday to try out our free community programme.

The Artisan Shed provides pottery classes with teacher Brenda. For class times or enquires email her at

The joy of song

Friday Singers

Friday Singers is exactly what it sounds like. If you love singing or are excited to learn, come along and meet other music lovers!

It is a singing and jam session – very casual – really a sing-a-long with a cup of tea. Musical instruments are very welcome.

All are welcome to join in with some old time favourites.

When: Friday at 1.30pm – 3.30pm. In the TWA lounge.


Relieve stress & enjoy wellbeing

Foot Clinics with Grounded Soles

Foot clinics are a great way to improve your health. Healthy feet means less stress on the body, from helping relieve postural pain to important immune benefits.

We provide foot clinics at St Faiths and St Andrew's every 3rd week, and it's our most popular event!

For $15 your feet are soaked, nails can be clipped, and you can relax and enjoy.
Please ring to book your spot so you won't miss out - Te Waka Aroha St Faiths 03 388-9118.

Joining the journey

Te Waka Aroha

At the beach, in the church or online, you're warmly invited to take part.

Discover health and wellbeing tips, updates on Waka Aroha groups, and exciting one-off events that bring us together. 🎉 Let's build a connected, thriving community! 💙

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