The Brooklyn Community Centre is closed until further notice because of Covid-19. Meals on Wheels is still operating and we are in discussion with MSD regarding providing childcare for essential workers. See Posts below for updates

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

Next meeting on Tuesday 10 March 2020 starting at 7:30pm. The AGM is scheduled for 16 June.

2019/2020 Executive: Chairperson – Perry Aspros. Secretary – Carl Savage. Treasurer – Sam Donald. Committee – Chris Wills, Dennis Montgomery, Alex Gray, Ian Paterson & Ewan MacMaster.


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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.


Brooklyn Lions Club

Help build your community and make friends along the way.

Contact Vicki on 022 033 0031


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

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 weekly over summer on Monday evenings from 5:30pm to 7pm 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 follow us on Facebook/cpwgtn


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 7:15pm – 9:15pm in St Matthew’s Church lounge at 96 Washington Avenue.

PO Box 23233

Wellington 6140

Contact John on 029 771 3171 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 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) or email:


St Matthew’s Co-operating Parish

96 Washington Avenue


Contact Phillip Bolton, Parish Administrator, Tuesdays and Fridays 9am – 12pm 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

Based at the Vogelmorn Precinct, running workshops and events at the Vogelmorn Bowling Club on 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 hire, contact Jana Grossmannova the Coordinator. 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

The winter season of play is currently on.

For any inquiries email:

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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

Meets monthly on Saturday afternoons at 2pm in the Brooklyn Library. Everybody welcome. First meeting for 2020 on 15 February.

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 Aleshia on 027 322 5522. Email:

Contact Karen for Penguins on 389 4060

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