A supportive place where all women can flourish

Term 2 Workshop Sessions are ready to go!   


Starting on Tuesday May the 7th with 'Flax Weaving for Beginners'... For the full programme, click here. We have some fantastic courses on offer this term, so give us a call on 546 7986 or email coordinator@nelsonwomenscentre.org.nz to book. We will send you payment details so you can secure your place, or feel free to pop in to the centre at 44 Trafalgar Street. 

International #MuslimWomensDay, 27-03-19  


A day for elevating the narratives of Muslim women, by sharing Muslim women’s stories. 


Picture creator Al-Khatahtbeh says: "Muslim Women's Day is a call to action to center Muslim women's voices for the day, to empower us, to flood the Internet with new, diverse, positive stories and Muslim women's voices, and basically just pass the mic."  


Make Your Own Posies Workshop with Annie Riley  


A huge thanks to Annie Riley from The Reed Smith for taking the Make Your Own Posie workshop yesterday (26th March).


The workshop included tips and advice on posies design and floral arrangement where you could make your own posies and take them home with you.


Look at these wonderful creations some of these ladies created!


We're coming to the end of our first term of courses but keep your eye out for more amazing classes next term by signing up to our newsletter (below).  

Our Workshops & Courses page will be updated accordingly and a newsletter will be sent out when the next schedule has been finalised.



Farewell to Britta & Karen  


On Monday, 25th @ 5.30pm we unfortunately said our goodbyes to our lovely Centre Coordinator Britta Hietz (her last day being the 28th) and Governing Collective Member Karen Lee.


Both ladies have made a significant contribution to the Nelson Women's Centre and will be greatly missed.



4 Steps To A Confident Self 
Tues, 4.30-6pm, 12 March, 9 April, 14 May
with Coaches:  Beate Baden and Dorothee Hay 

Confidence and clarity are essential for clearing the path to a fulfilling life. Discover your power to create positive change in yourself to overcome obstacles, which are holding you back from reaching your true potential and creating the life you desire. You are in control of your future path.


The four sessions are designed to support you on your personal journey towards a more confident self on a physical, mental and emotional level so that you can become the best version of yourself and lead a fulfilled life. The sessions are partly inter-active and include practical exercises. We hope to inspire you and provide helpful tools for a transformative growth experience.


The course is over the next 3 months and will be held at the Nelson Women's Centre.
Limited to only 8 participants per session!
Course cost is $15.
Please contact the Nelson Women’s Centre on 03 546 7986 to enrol/register.


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.



     Volunteers Needed! 

Please apply and contribute.


The Centre needs more volunteers to help it in its many functions.

We are looking for two types of volunteer.

Those that we can call on for one-off working bees, particular projects and events.

We also require ongoing volunteers who can commit to 4-5 hours on one day per week.  These volunteers would help support the day to day running of the Centre including coordinating our Volunteer staff.


For more information, please contact
or phone 03 546 7986


     Collective Governing Body Members. 


Long standing Collective Body Member Elena Meredith will resign from her position

at the end of this year.  Elena has contributed enormously to the Centre for many years. Her departure will leave a big gap and she will be greatly missed.
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 - from 11 February


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.