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 primary school terms at the Korean Church Hall at 184 Ohiro Road.

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

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Friends of Owhiro Stream (FOOS)

Working bees held on the second Saturday of the month.


Contact Martin Payne phone: 027 416 6770 email:

or Janet Campbell phone: 385 2077 email:


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

Meetings held every two months on a Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the Brooklyn Community Centre RSA room at 18 Harrison Street. Everybody welcome.

2022/2023 Executive: President – Katie Underwood. Secretary – Carl Savage. Treasurer – Sam Donald.


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Scrabble Wellington

Club nights every Wednesday evening from 7pm in the cafe area upstairs at the former Vogelmorn Bowling Club, 93 Mornington Road. All abilities welcome! First night free, then $5 per session. For more information contact Nick Ascroft. Email: or phone/text 022 675 1399.


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.


Brooklyn Toy Library

Brooklyn Toy Library is based in the Vogelmorn Precinct at 93 Mornington Road.  The Toy Library has been part of the Brooklyn Community for over 30 years and have a wide range of toys for children aged 0-7 years available to hire. Email: or visit us on Facebook at


Upstream – Friends of Central Park

Meets on 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 White. Email:


Brooklyn Garden Club

Meets at 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month from March to October at the Reformed Church on Harrison Street.

New members and visitors welcome.

Contact Kathleen Skudder

Phone: 027 650 9108  Email:


The Brooklyn Food Group

Local food and community. Working Bees held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 9:30am at the Brooklyn Orchard 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 follow us on Facebook/cpwgtn. View more online at


Turbine Talkers Toastmasters Club

Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays from 7:15pm – 9:15pm at the Wellington Reformed Church at 34 Harrison Street.

PO Box 23233

Wellington 6140

Contact Sam on 022 436 8715 or Sylvie on 022 197 3610



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 Deborah on 934 2238 or Lindy on 027 356 5037.


Wellington Swords Club

Wellington Swords Club Building

Tanera Park

2 Tanera Cresent


Contact Vicci Lamb (Head Coach) 970 7496 (evenings only) or email:


St Bernard’s Parish

A member of the Catholic Parish of Wellington South

St Bernard’s held their final mass on Sunday 18 April 2021 and the Church at 37 Taft Street is now closed. Parishioners are still able to attend mass at 10:30am on the first Sunday of the month, in the St Bernard’s School hall opposite the Church.

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:

To inquire about room hire contact Ed Oosterbaan via email:


Brooklyn Brownies

Meets Monday evenings from 6pm – 7:30pm during school terms in the Brooklyn Community Centre hall on Harrison Street.


Contact Margaret Jones

Phone 389 3028 or email:


Brooklyn Pippins

Meet at the Reformed Church during school terms.

34 Harrison Street

Contact Kathryn Lawrie phone 802 5049 or email:


Brooklyn Guides

Meet at the Reformed Church during school terms.

34 Harrison Street

Contact Kathryn Lawrie phone 802 5049 or email:


Brooklyn Scouts, Cubs, Keas and Venturers

Brooklyn Scout Hall

24 Harrison Street

Contact John Morrison – Group Leader on 027 444 6513


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Vogelmorn Community Group

Based at the Vogelmorn Precinct, running workshops and events at the former Vogelmorn Bowling Clubrooms at 93 Mornington Road and the Vogelmorn Hall on the corner of Mornington Road and Vennell Street.

To find out what’s on or inquire about room and hall hire, contact Nicoletta Mancuso the Community Venue Manager on 021 189 6985 or email:

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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

For any inquiries email:

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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

Meetings are held on a six weekly basis from 2pm – 4pm, usually at the Brooklyn Library. Next meeting on Saturday 5 November. Please contact the convenor in case the advertised date or venue changes. Any input or queries are also welcome. Contact Sharon Macintyre on 027 634 4455 or email:


St John Youth Division and Penguin Programme

Contact Ross Young for Youth on 021 264 0440

Contact Karen Don for Penguins on 027 404 6343

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