Community groups

Te Tuhi hosts classes and workshops run by a wide range of community groups.
If you are a community group and wish to hold an event at Te Tuhi please contact us.

Studios & Workshops

Annex Contemporary Jewellery Studio

Annex is a Contemporary Jewellery Studio that has evolved from a merging partnership between Sarah Walker-Holt, Renee Bevan and Te Tuhi. Annex is a dedicated jewellery space that aims to provide a continued nurturing and passionate space for ongoing contemporary jewellery practice within south-east Auckland. Our aim is to support existing practitioners as well as encouraging new makers through education, networking and accessibility to tools and equipment.

View their full range of classes on the Te Tuhi shop.


Music & Dance Groups

Dance Therapy

Dance Therapy NZ is thrilled to announce the launch of STARS, its Pakuranga-based dance movement therapy group for children with Autism, ADD and other special needs. DTNZ will be offering two after school dance movement therapy groups based at Te Tuhi. 

The groups are led by a team of dance movement therapists who ensure that the sessions target the progress of each individual child while providing a fun, creative and expressive space. Not just a regular dance class, these groups give children the opportunity to develop essential social, sensory and movement skills, which can have a profound impact on their lives outside of the dance therapy group.  Some of the amazing benefits of attending a STARS group include increased confidence, ability to make eye contact, try new things, manage emotions and interact with siblings and other children. Recently a parent from the STARS programme commented, 'Dance Therapy provides [my son] with a sense of belonging. He enjoys the routine, the gentleness of the staff and familiarity he has gained with sessions and he has made friends.'

Although there is an overwhelming need in the community for creative therapeutic children's programmes, STARS is the only programme of its kind in Pakuranga.

STARS Pakuranga

Weekly dance movement therapy groups for school age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, disabilities and other special needs

Cost:  $190 per term (subsidies and other payment options available)

When: Fridays, 3.15 - 4.00pm or 4.10 - 4.55pm

Phone: Abbey Peters on: 09 636 3029
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Diamond Dancers

If you like Ballroom, Classical Sequence, Latin, Modern Sequence and New Vogue dancing - then see you at Albert & Virginia's Dance evening.

A light supper is provided.

Diamond Dancers Special

Social dancing classes on Thursday evenings - classes will be held in the Auditorium at Te Tuhi starting at 7.30pm - learn something new in a friendly, social setting

When: 7.30pm first Saturday of the month unless otherwise notified.

Phone: Albert or Virginia on (09) 576 9275


Expressions Dance

Provides quality dance training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary dance to children aged 3 years upwards.

Our aim is to encourage dancers to be the best they can and we have highly qualified dance teachers to share their skills and talent. The school offers ISTD and NZAMD examinations to all of its pupils to help them progress further with their dance training. We also give our dancers opportunities to be involved in performances, competitions, shows and other productions to promote confidence, co-ordination and a greater sense of worth.

Phone: Justine de Kock on (09) 537 0377
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Manukau Symphony Orchestra

Manukau Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a community orchestra based in South Auckland. The orchestra presents four varied concerts annually to patrons from across Auckland at the Vodafone Events Centre. Established in 1993 with active support from the Manukau City Council and the Manukau community, the MSO is 26 years of age this year. Professor Uwe Grodd has been the orchestra's Music Director since its foundation. Two orchestras - the Howick Orchestra and the Howick-Pakuranga Youth Orchestra - were forerunners to the Manukau Symphony Orchestra.

The orchestra, in addition to performances at the Vodafone Events Centre, supports NZ soloists, brings international soloists to the community of South Auckland, offers scholarships to talented youth players and provides opportunity for professional players to mentor youth and community musicians. It also frequently commissions new works from NZ composers, proudly premiering them right in the heart of Manukau.

Office: 09 577 3031


Move Dance Company

Modern Jive - Move Dance

Learn to dance at our Modern Jive classes and enjoy the social atmosphere – no experience necessary and no partners required.

When: Tuesdays  7.30 - 9.30pm
Where: Auditorium at Te Tuhi

Phone: Hannah Honey 021 576 210





All over New Zealand, StarJam inspires young people with disabilities (our Jammers) to express themselves through music, dance, singing and performance. Our workshops, gigs and discos are fun and exciting spaces for Jammers to grow in confidence, discover musical and performance talents and make lifelong friends.

When: Thursdays 6:15 - 8:00pm

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Phone: 09 300 6257


Social Groups

Buddhist Youth Association (NZ)

Dates: Tuesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm

Phone: Julie Wong 09 271 377


Chinese Positive Ageing Trust

Elderly social day

Dates: Fridays 9:30am - 1:30pm

Phone: Sandy Nip 09 624 1368


Pakuranga Chinese Association

Weekly meetings for FREE English lessons, guest speakers, advice on adapting to NZ way of life, socialising, games, t'ai chi etc. Provides educational, social and cultural programmes to support people who are senior migrants from China. More than 800 members belong. Hobby groups include singing, fold dance, Chinese waist drum, calligraphy, painting, badminton, ballroom dancing, ping pong, Chinese Literature.

Dates: Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:00pm

Phone: Barry Hung 021 060 2088


Pakuranga Garden Club

Morning tea, interesting speakers, a trading table and a competition table, raffle as well as bus trips to gardens of interest (subsidised by the Club).  Visitors are welcome at a cost of $4.00 per meeting.  Yearly subscription $25.00

When: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9.30 - 11.45am
Where: Social Room at Te Tuhi

Phone: Dorothy Marr (President) (09) 576 9183
            Catherine Mudgway (Secretary) (09) 576 9407


Pakuranga Toastmasters

Why our Club is Successful

We pride ourselves on our club's history which was founded in 1975:
We have produced the Toastmaster's World Champion of Public Speaking - Brett Rutledge 1998. Winner District Humorous in 1997 & 1998, and Prepared Speech 1998.
We have produced the District Humorous winner in 2001 and District Speech Evaluation Contest Champion in 2005 - Alun Chisholm.
District Governor 2009/2010 - Alun Chisholm.
We have a strong learning environment with a supportive culture and an element of fun.

We help one another, as Mentors and with encouraging evaluations.
Club member's progress is monitored.
Our goals are to improve our self-confidence through speaking in public.
As a club we set goals and strive to meet them each year.

There is a joining fee of $50.00 and a 6 monthly subscription of $84.00 which is payable in March/September.

New members are always welcome.

When: We meet on each alternate Monday evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Te Tuhi

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Tuition and Classes

AA Driver Training

Dates: Thuesdays & thursday, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Phone: Parehuia Campbell 09 927 2504


Baby Sensory Classes

If you are a parent of a child between the ages of 0 - 13 months this really is an experience not to be missed. Our Baby Sensory programme has been designed specifically for babies from birth. The Baby Development activities stimulate the senses and help your baby develop. We are confident that these baby activities will also delight and surprise both you and your baby. 

Come along for a trial class and see for yourself! (All trial classes are $15).

Guess what... Baby Sensory has just been announced the WINNER of .......... 

"Best National Baby and Toddler Activity 0-2 years" 

"What's on for Littlies" awards are held in Australia and are not yet in NZ but this is great news for NZ parents as these international award winning classes are available to you too!! 

Cost: $155 for a 10-week term


Thursday        9:45 am - 10:45 am

Thursday      11:00 am - 12:00 am

Thursday      12:30 pm - 13:30 pm

Phone: Rea on 021 065 7578
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Select 'Timetable' section where you can book a space online in your selected class.


Bruce Cheng Wing Chun Kung Fu

Sifu Bruce Cheng teaches traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Classes meet on Sunday afternoon from 3.00 - 4.30pm during school terms.  The cost is $90 per term.  The first lesson is free!  We cater for all levels of students from beginners to those experienced in martial arts.

When: Sunday, 3 - 4:30pm during school terms

Phone: Bruce Cheng on 021 138 1828


Community Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan for wellbeing With Stacy

"The smooth gentle movements aid relaxation and help to keep the mind calm and focused"

When: Fridays, 10.00am - 11.15am

Phone: Stacy (instructor) on (09) 576 3705


Elation Institute

Join us in an interactive two day workshop in the science of happiness and flourishing in life. The workshop is comprised of six modules completed over two consecutive days. You will learn key interventions in positive psychology by participating in practical class activities and completing exercises in your flourishing workbook.

1. Workshop in Positive Psychology on the 7th and 8th of June, 2019 at Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland. 

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2. Workshop in Emotional Intelligence on the 26th and 27th of July, 2019 at Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland. 

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Flying-Moon Yoga

"Western strength meets eastern flexibility"
(Health & Wellness for body, mind & spirit)

By combining the power of western style and the soft flexibility of the original eastern style, Cindy has created a new "Flying Moon" styled Yoga that's easily accessible to everyone.

Yoga Asana light exercise sets up a chance to stretch, relax and improve your immune system, to achieve good health, weight loss and improve confidence, flexibility and peace of mind.  This class is suitable for beginners through to the experienced.

Saturdays, 10.30 - 11.45am

Contact Cindy on 577 5381 or 021 268 4986


MAC Senior Net Auckland

If you're 55 or better and considering an Apple Macintosh, call  Mac Senior Net.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user, the Mac Senior Net will provide you with on-going Apple Macintosh computor knowledge at a reasonable cost, and help you become competent on your Mac. Our experienced tutors offer lessons to members on modern equipment, in pleasant surroundings, where you learn from your peers at your own pace.

With our help you become competent at emailing, surfing the net, word processing, file managing, spreadsheets and much more.  You can learn about digital photography and making movies on your computor that you can email to friends and family.

Join us for friendly assistance, support and fun with your Mac.

When: 10am - 12pm each Friday
Where: Social Room at Te Tuhi

Phone: Margaret Parr on 575 5281


Mindfulness Works

Dates: Wednesday evenings, call for dates

Phone: Glenda Irwin 021 776 693


Om Hatha Yoga

When:Sundays from 11.00am - 12.00pm 

Where: Studio 5 at Te Tuhi

Phone: Pratheepan Poopalasingam on 022 475 0628


Te Wananga O Aotearoa

Established in 1984, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will provide holistic education opportunities of the highest quality for Māori, peoples of Aotearoa and the world.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary education providers. We offer a comprehensive range of certificate to degree level qualifications to New Zealanders of all ages and walks of life.


Dates: Weekely classes, call for appointments

Phone: Rosa Chow 021 375 333


Weight-In Ltd (Kiwi Kiss)

Carolyn Gibson founded Kiwi KISS classes in July 1984 with the belief that if we could enjoy our meals and use everyday ingredients (no diet foods or artificial sweeteners) then we would be more likely to continue cooking those meals once we had achieved our goal. Too often we follow a strict regime for a short period of time, then return to our old habits along with the return of our weight.

The class format includes a full demonstration of our weekly recipe, a copy of which you take home, and the opportunity to sample, if you wish. This allows you to assess if that particular recipe would fit into your family meals - without wasting your ingredients and time at home.

When: Tuesdays from 5.00 - 6.15pm

Phone: Carolyn on Ph: 444 8535 or check out her


Weight Watchers

Dates: Thursdays 4:45 - 6:15pm

Phone: Carolyn Gibson 09 444 8535


Service Groups

Disability Connect

Chinese family Autism support group

Dates: Monthly Tuesdays, 9:30am - 1:30pm, call for schedules

Phone: 09 636 0351


Pakuranga Communicare

This group caters for older people, people with disabilities or lonely people in the community.  Members can enjoy activities which include board games, crafts and cards.  Morning tea and lunch is provided.  Join this happy group for only $6.00 per day.

Phone: 021 066 7746


Living Smoke Free Service

Smokefree drop-in service

Dates: Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00pm

Phone: Delwyn Tumahai 09 276 0044


OutEast - Rainbow Youth

Peer support

Dates: Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30pm

Phone: 022 307 4685


Tū Tangata Man Up Pakuranga

Volunteers mens group 

Dates: Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm

Phone: Eru Rarere-Wilton 027 236 5844


Youth Nation Eastside - Pakuranga Boys to Men

Mentoring programme for young men

Dates: Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm

Phone: Teira Maher 027 539 4324


Church Groups

His Image Bible Church

(A fountain of Love in Our Community)

We are a multicultural Christian church where everyone is welcome.

When: Church Service and fellowship are every Sunday, 11.00am - 1.00pm
Children's church: 10.00am - 11.00am
Where: Social Room at Te Tuhi

Phone: Tendai Mufanechiya on (09) 533 2024


Living Grace Baptist Church and Ministries

When: Church service weekly on Sundays from 10am - 1.30pm
Where: Auditorium at Te Tuhi

Phone: Vilma Austria on 022 1285 6997