A supportive place where all women can flourish

Current Vacancies at the Centre

Social Worker
Administrative Support

Visit the Careers Page to apply.



Kia ora whānau,

We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 25th anniversary concert celebrations until 2022.

After much deliberation, we’ve decided it is safest and best for our community to push the event out until we are at a lower alert level.
At this stage we are looking at February but will confirm before Christmas.


We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused but we will celebrate and it will be worth the wait!!

The NWC Team 💜

The Book Club meets monthly at the Centre

Please wait for further announcements on the next date


  • On-going volunteers who are able to commit to 2-4 hours on one day per week.  These volunteers would help support the day to day running of the Centre.
  • One-off working bees, particularly for projects and events.

 For more information, please contact:
or phone 03 546 7986




Congratulations to Kuna for winning our RAFFLE!


The lovely hamper includes:

Gift vouchers from Robyn Reynolds and Volume Bookshop

Wine, a boxed mug, teas, jam & other nibbles from Comida, Tall & Small & our other sponsors

Greeting cards from Liz Pryce Photography


(Course starts on Aug 2nd) 

Pathways to Power

with Kindra Douglas

Pathways to Power is an 8-week guided course in exploring your sense of SELF,

your strengths, your ability to reflect on your behaviours and beliefs,

your power to choose and make things happen,

and feel more in charge of your life – now and for the future.


Click here for more information






CEOs and women succeeding in non-traditional roles... 
Come along and be inspired!

Our stellar speakers are confirmed: 

Claire Dallison (NMIT. Strength and Conditioning coach,
Nelson Giants and NZ Tall Blacks).

Donna Wells (CEO Finestkind, fish broker and exporter).

Georgie Moleta (Butcher and businesswoman. Homekill Takaka).

Gillian Wratt (Board Chair & Member national bodies, former Head NZ Antarctic Programme, former CEO Cawthron).

Janine Dowding (CEO Tasman District Council, former head MSD Nelson).
Jaqui Ngawaka (CEO Ngati Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust).
Kerensa Johnston (CEO Wakatu Incorporation, barrister, former law lecturer).
Meg Matthews (Chair Cawthron Board, Member of other boards.
Former CEO WOW).


See our poster for details on how to purchase your ticket.




Tau Hou koa, happy new year to you all!   🌸xx
Hope everyone enjoyed the break over the holiday season. 

The new schedule for Term 1 workshops is out now so remember to get in fast to book your places. We are asking for women to please pre-pay for the workshops in order to secure a place, as the sessions have been very popular over the last few months. Many topics have been fully booked out already, so places will be confirmed once payment is made.

SHEnanigans: Fundraiser gig for the Nelson Women's Centre
A fantastic night out!


Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:30pm – 3am
East St Eats and Bar, 8 Church St, Nelson.

Let's have some SHEnanigans. Come dance and appreciate a stellar lineup of amazing musicians with some great acts listed below with more TBC.

*K2K: Dark techno, hard house, electro and rave euphoria. Has supported the likes of Kevin Saunderson, Omar S, Fatboy Slim. Catch this wonderful wāhine for her first, and perhaps only gig in her home town.
*Clever Hansel: OH SO CLEVER. Ukelele freakfolk cabaret for the people.
*Class War on the Dance Floor: Music influenced by trance 80s synth pop and contemporary hip hop.



Meet Local Election Cadidates...

Was on Thursday, 22nd August at the Centre. 

Thank you to all of the women candidates who spoke at the Centre.
Each candidate came and shared their background and why they are standing in these upcoming elections.


Congratulations for running, we applaud you.
May the election bring more diversity to our councils and boards!
#vote #womenwhoinspire


(pictured L to R; Kate Fulton Judene Edgar, Your Nelson City Councillor Rachel Reese, Kaya Dharma, Rachel Sanson for Nelson City Council, Jennifer Beatson and Bernie Goldsmith).


"A Woman's Work" fundraiser...


Check out this spectacular "A Woman's Work" fundraiser we have going...
A big thanks to the wonderful Elsie and Gin Boss, who are donating all proceeds to the Nelson Women's Centre.

For just $40 + postage you can get a handmade framed lace art piece, a box of L'affare chocolate coated coffee beans, a box of Enzo Orient tea and a bottle of Rocket Fuel sauce - AMAZING !!
These packs are limited and would make great gifts.
Buy one here: A Women's Work Fundraiser

Also many thanks to L'affare, Rocketproducts and Tonic Lab Marketing for their support and community heart!




NWC in The Inspired Guide!


Wow! Check out Issue #3 of 'The Inspired Guide'... Nelson's coolest eMagazine.

The Nelson Women's Centre has an article on p28.

Thanks The Inspired Guide for thinking of us! Love your work xx ❤️ 



Thanks Marc and Goldpine!


Enormous thanks has to go to Goldpine and Marc, from their EcoLiving team for donating this quality outdoor seating to us!! Fantastic! 

What generous folk. 


Women & children who visit the Centre can now enjoy some winter sun in our garden. Thank you so much for caring about our community. ❤️ 



Thanks  Your Tribe!


For the wonderful contribution raised from the International Women's Day breakfast you organised and held.   All proceeds have been gratefully received and we look forward to our future collaborations.



     Collective Governing Body Members. 


The Centre is now looking for new members to who can bring skills and 
enthusiasm to help support the Centre in all its current and future endeavours.

Please contact the Centre if you would be interested.


Healing Sessions   - by donation 

Holistic Pulsing with Rona Spencer


Holistic Pulsing is a mind/body therapy that uses a rhythmic rocking movement that works on many levels, allowing muscles and other tissues to 'let go'.  Gentle lengthening, stretching and opening techniques are sometimes also used. Facilitated dialogue further allows you to become curious about your body and where it is holding energy

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Governing Collective Volunteers

We need passionate women to be part of the Collective that makes decisions about the day-to-day running, and the future, of the Centre.


The Governing Collective plays a very important role at the Centre. We have a flat hierarchy and we work together to help make a difference for women in the community.

We are looking for one or two dedicated women to fill vacancies in the Collective. If you would like to make a difference and are dedicated to women's causes; and can make a small monthly time commitment, we would love to hear from you. 



You can donate to our Givealittle page. Every little bit helps us continue to help women in our community. 


Become a member
You can become an Official Member of the Centre.

$10 a year helps us continue to deliver all of our vital services.

(You may pay by cash, cheque or internet banking to account

# 03-1355-0736361-00). 


 The Women’s Centre works with women to empower them to be safe and resourceful, to value themselves, and to achieve their potential.