Welcome to the Heretaunga Women’s Centre

Whether you’re seeking fun, friendship, physical well-being, counselling services or enriching your spiritual well-being, come and talk to us at the Centre. We invite you to return here on a regular basis to view the options available or ‘like’ us and select ‘get notifications’ on Facebook to keep up-to-date. We are here to listen and to meet the many needs of the women of Hawke’s Bay.



Latest news


Women’s Art Exhibition 31st March 2017

Next March we will be holding a fundraising event here at the centre where women artists can display and sell their artwork.  There will be an official opening on the Friday night, and the exhibition will continue through the weekend.

If you are a woman artist and are interested in having your work showcased please get into contact with us here at the Centre to book your space.


Term 4 Programme out now:

Lots of exciting new activities, so check out our new programme on the the events page or click here for a printable version.


Walking with  a Woman

Walking with a Woman is  a new  gifting programme developed by the Heretaunga Women’s Centre for people who wish to contribute to supporting a woman in need of counselling and support in our community. Please see our Donate page for further details on how you can help.


Exhibition space available.

If you are an emerging artist, and would like to exhibit your work here at the Centre please see more information on the news page.


Did you know that you can become a member of the Heretaunga Women’s Centre?

As a member of the Women’s Centre you……

  • get access to our library to borrow books for up to a month
  • A copy of our quarterly newsletter sent out for free
  • Get notifications of our up coming courses
  • Get priority invitations to centre events and get together’s
  • Have knowledge that you are supporting the centre, and are helping us to be able to offer our low cost services to the women in our community
  • You can also become a member for free by becoming a volunteer here at the centre, or by facilitating a course.

The annual cost of Membership is ….

Waged: $20.00

Low or unwaged: $10.00

Teenager: $5.00

Please print off and fill in the membership form and drop it off to us, or send to The Heretaunga Women’s Centre, Cnr Russell & Eastbourne st, Hastings, 4122. Or you can email the  completed form to us here at admin@hwc.nz

Payment : Cash or Eftpos at the Centre or directly into our bank account 03-0642-0730099-00. Please include your name and the word ‘member’ in the reference details.

Thank You! Your fees go towards the running  and maintenance of the Centre.


Take a look at our very successful September Suffragette  Celebrations. We look forward to another eventful September in 2017!

Take a look at previous updates on our News page.