Brooklyn Community Groups


Brooklyn Playgroup

A fun group for parents and caregivers with preschool children.

Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:30am during school terms at the Korean Church Hall 184 Ohiro Road, along from the traffic lights.

No need to book or register, just turn up on the day. Gold coin donation.

Contact Sasha Rose on 021 0294 9425 or email:

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Friends of Owhiro Stream (FOOS)

Working bees held on the second Saturday of the month.


Contact Martin phone: 389 8995 email:

or Janet  phone: 385 2077 email:


Greater Brooklyn Residents Association INC. representing Brooklyn, Mornington, Vogeltown, Kingston, Kowhai Park and Panorama Heights

Meets monthly on a Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. Next meeting on 21 May at Capital Montessori School, 14 Camrose Grove, Kingston.

2018/19 Executive: Chairperson – Sophie Jerram. Vice chair – Katie Underwood. Secretary – Carl Savage.

Committee – Dennis Montgomery, Danielle Sanders, Paul Burgess, Chris Wills, Guido Seevens and Perry Aspros.


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Brooklyn Lions Club

Help build your community and make friends along the way.

Contact Vicki on 022 033 0031


After-School Junior Chess

Held on Wednesdays during school terms from 3:30pm to 5pm at St Bernard’s School, 40 Taft Street.

All abilities welcome. Ages from 8 – 12 years. Try your first session for free. Cost is $60 per term. Contact Ivan Moss phone 021 417 025 or email:


Predator Free Brooklyn

Dedicated to ridding our suburb of rats through back yard trapping. We’re looking for volunteers to host traps on their properties. If you’d like to get involved please email us at:


Brooklyn Table Tennis Group

Play in the Brooklyn Community Centre hall twice weekly, i.e. on Tuesday mornings from 9am to 12pm and then on Wednesday nights from 8pm to 10pm. New members of all ages and abilities welcome. Tables, bats and balls provided.

Contact Philip Leong. Phone: 934 7445 Email: or just turn up.


The Brooklyn Resource Centre Society

Meets at St Matthew’s Church, 96 Washington Avenue on Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm.

Contact is Jenny Swan, the Coordinator

Phone: 022 538 1030 or email:

You can also leave a message on St Matthew’s landline 389 3470.


Brooklyn Toy Library

Based in the rear prefab at Capital Montessori School in Kingston on Camrose Grove. Email: or visit us on Facebook at


Upstream – Friends of Central Park

Meets on the second Thursday of the month from 10am – 12noon at the playground and the last Sunday of the month from 10am – 12noon at the Jetty, a few hundred metres along the main path on the right, beside the stream. There will be signs at the gate. Come along for great conversations, meet new people, fab morning tea and contribute to the care of Central Park.

For more information contact Lynne. Email:


Brooklyn Garden Club

Meets at 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month from March to October in the lounge of  St Matthew’s Church at 96 Washington Avenue.

New members and visitors welcome.

Contact Ruth Jeffery

Phone: 027 430 0964 Email:


The Brooklyn Food Group

Local food and community. Working Bees held on the 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month from 3pm at the Brooklyn Orchard on the end of Harrison Street.




Cats Protection Wellington

The cats at the shelter are waiting to be adopted every Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4pm. We’re based in Kingston at 29 Vancouver Street just off Montreal Grove. Phone us on 389 9668 or visit us online at


Every Girl’s and Boy’s Rally

Held on Thursdays during school terms from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Ridgeway Christian Youth Centre, 117 The Ridgeway, Mornington for ages 8 – 12 years. Contact Evan Tyler for more details on 027 274 2631 or email:


Turbine Talkers Toastmasters Club

Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 7pm – 9pm in St Matthew’s Church lounge at 96 Washington Avenue.

PO Box 23233

Wellington 6140

Contact Caroline on 027 229 3623 or Christian on 021 651 892


Brooklyn Walkers Group

Meets on Monday mornings (except public holidays) at approximately 9:30am, depending on the walk planned, outside the Brooklyn Library by the bus stop.

Walking programmes available from the Brooklyn Community Centre office or see the Community Group listings in the Brooklyn Tattler.

For more info contact Susannah, phone 384 7412 or Clare, phone 384 9054.


Wellington Swords Club

Wellington Swords Club Building

Tanera Park

2 Tanera Cresent


Contact Vicci Lamb (Head Coach) 970 7496 (evenings only)


St Matthew’s Co-operating Parish

96 Washington Avenue


Contact Phillip Bolton, Parish Administrator, Tuesdays and Fridays 9am – 1pm or leave a message outside these hours.

Church Office phone 389 3470



St Bernard’s Parish

A member of the Catholic Parish of Wellington South

37 Taft Street


Phillip Bolton – Administrator


Phone 934 4099




The Reformed Church of Wellington

34 Harrison Street


PO Box 27091

Marion Square

Wellington 6141

Ben McDonald – Pastor

Phone 384 2486 or email:


Brooklyn Brownies

C/o The Brooklyn Community Centre

Contact Margaret Jones

Phone 389 3028 email:


Brooklyn Pippins

Meet at the Reformed Church

34 Harrison Street

Contact Kathryn Lawrie phone 802 5049


Brooklyn Guides

Meet at the Reformed Church

34 Harrison Street

Contact Kathryn Lawrie phone 802 5049


Brooklyn Scouts, Cubs and Keas

Brooklyn Scout Hall

24 Harrison Street

Contact Gillian Boyes

Phone: 972 9904 email:


Vogelmorn Community Group

A voluntary group based at the former Vogelmorn Bowling Club rooms at 93 Mornington Road.

Workshops, rehearsals and events hosted. To find out what’s on or inquire about hire, Google or email:


Vogelmorn Tennis Club Inc

Club rooms

Cnr of Mornington Road & Vennell Street

Brooklyn 6021

Postal address

PO Box 11854

Manners Street

Wellington 6142

Club house phone 389 9757



Plunket Parents Group

Email: with “Parents Group” in the subject line.


Brooklyn Northern United AFC (soccer club)

PO Box 9627

Marion Square

Wellington 6141



Brooklyn Northern United Junior Football Club

The winter season of play is currently on.

For any inquiries email:

Visit us online at:


Brooklyn Early Childcare Centre

96A Washington Avenue under St Matthew’s Church.


Phone: 389 5683



Brooklyn Before School and After School Care Group

Brooklyn Community Centre

18 Harrison Street

Contact Adam Hendry – Child Care Programme Manager

Phone: 385 0089 Email:


Brooklyn Local History Group

Next meeting 2pm Saturday 11 May at the Brooklyn Library on Cleveland Street. Everybody welcome.

Contact Sharon for details: 027 634 4455 or 388 8088 AH or email:

Contact Chris Rabey on 384 9293 or email:


St John Youth Division and Penguin Programme

Contact Carol for Youth on 027 432 1204 or Karen for Penguins on 389 4060