WELCOME TO NELSON WOMEN'S CENTRE

A supportive place where all women can flourish


COVID-19 UPDATE March 19th 2020: To help protect health and well-being, we have decided to temporarily close our drop-in service for the Women's Centre, effective from Friday 20th March. We will continue to operate our social work services via phone and online messaging (Facebook and website). We will continue to provide food / sanitary items & parcels through the door to those who need it. Please contact us (ph 546 7986, through our website, or on FB messenger) if you have any questions. We are still here to support women, but will be limiting our face-to-face services for the time being. Protecting health is paramount at the moment.

Take care everyone and hopefully normal services will resume soon ❤️🌸


 

 

 


FEMINIST FABLES FUNDRAISER ...

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.

 

 


HAPPY NEW YEAR ...

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!

 

Was 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.

 

 


     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
coordinator@nelsonwomenscentre.org.nz
or phone 03 546 7986

 


     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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HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

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. 

 

Donate

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.