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Community groups

List of community organisations by area

Find out about the community groups that are available in Westland from Otira to Haast.

Organisation Name Position Email Phone
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Francois Tumahai Chair Ngati Waewae Arahura Marae Francois.Tumahai@ngaitahu.iwi.nz 755 6451
755 6452
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Hamiria Hutana Runanga Manager, Arahura Marae Hamiria.Hutana@ngaitahu.iwi.nz 755 6451
755 6452
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Miriama Johnsen Marae Manager events@ngatiwaewae.org.nz 755 6451
755 6452

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone
Bruce Bay Community Hall Catherine Montague Chair simon.cathmontague@hotmail.com 03 751 0760.
Bruce Bay Community Hall Carol Scott Secretary pine_grove@xtra.co.nz 03 751 0776
027 6300716

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone Meeting Information
Fox Glacier Community Development Society (Fox Inc) Anne Scott Community Development Officer foxglaciercdo@xtra.co.nz 021 247 8894 Meeting 2nd Thursday of every month.
Fox Glacier Community Development Society Rowan Sullivan Co-Chairperson maurice.ro@xtra.co.nz 03 7510 887  
Fox Glacier Community Development Society Janelle Shaw Treasurer ferngrovefj@gmail.com 021 392 350  
Fox Glacier Community Development Society Ann Scott Co-Chairperson info@ivorytowers.co.nz 03 7510 838  
Glacier Country Tourism Group Inc Rob Jewel Richard Benton Co-Chairs glaciercountryinfo@gmail.com 03 752 0360  
Fox Glacier Fire Brigade John Sullivan CFO & Admin kirstyjohn@xtra.co.nz 03 7510 828  
Glacier Country Tourism Group Inc Claire Hunt Promotions & Administration Officer glaciercountryinfo@gmail.com 021 087 20507 AGM held in August.

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone Meeting Information
Wellbeing & Events Coordinator Aimee Mcdermott Coordinator aimee.mcdermott2@cdhb.health.nz 021 738 501  
Franz Josef Medical Centre       03 7510836  
Franz Josef Community Council  Sabine Grift Community Development Officer & Secretary office@franzjosefcdo.nz (03) 752 0212
027 261 6750
1st Tuesday of every month.
Franz Josef Community Council Incorporated Adam Haugh Chairperson adam.haugh@hotmail.co.nz 027 7521234 1st Tuesday at 7:30pm of every month.
Franz Josef Community Council Incorporated Aurelia Cruz Treasurer au_cruz15@yahoo.com   1st Tuesday at 7:30pm of every month.
Franz Inc. (Franz Josef Business Development Society Incorporated) Kim Rankin Secretary secfranzinc@gmail.com (03) 752 0054 (w)
(03) 752 0676 (h)
Every 2nd Wednesday  at 11.00am.
Franz Josef Fire Brigade Mike Charles     027 6945416  
Franz Josef Glacier Scouts   Group Leader  franzjosefglacier@group.scouts.nz    

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone
Haast Promotions Group Inc Nicola Johnston Chairperson haastnz@hotmail.co.nz (03) 750 0803
Haast Promotions Group Inc Tracey Dinan Secretary haastnz@hotmail.co.nz (03) 7500 828
Haast Promotions Group Inc Tracey Dinan Treasurer  Tracey.Dinan@heartlandhotels.co.nz Ph: (03) 7500 828
Haast Hall Committee Sean Millington Chair Sean.Millington@police.govt.nz 021 191 2336
Haast VFB FENZ Adam Cowan     03 7500768
Haast St John Pamela Adams     027 258 4747
NZ Police Sean Millington     021 1912336
Haast Community Development Trust Trisha Nolan Secretary  Trisha.Nolan@farmside.co.nz (03) 750 0847 

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone Meeting Information
South Westland Netball Association Nicola Cron    nicola.c37@gmail.com 753 3080   
Hari Hari Community Association Brian Manera Chairman  tinapali1974@gmail.com 753 3133 (w) 3rd Wed of every month at 7pm
Hari Hari Fire Brigade Shirlee Black or David Hindman   black-mac@xtra.co.nz    
Hari Hari Community Association Judy Cardno Secretary/Treasurer hariharica42@gmail.com 027 4509893 3rd Wed of every month at 7pm
Hari Hari RSA  Karyn Mathieson   karyn@swas.ac.nz    
Hari Hari RSA Hall Bookings Colleen Blackburn Bookings Officer Francois.Blackburn@ngaitahu.iwi.nz 753 3177  

Organisation

Contact

Title

Email

Phone

Destination Hokitika

Shirley Gardiner or Natalie Muir

Secretary

admin@hokitika.org

755 7041

Destination Hokitika

Samuel Blight

Chairperson

chair@hokitika.org

027 256 9600

Hokitika Fire Brigade

Dan Johnston

 

Daniel.Johnston@fireand emergency.nz

 

Heritage Hokitika

David Verall

Chairperson

williamdavidverrall@gmail.com

 

Heritage Hokitika

Ann Bradley

Vice chairperson

ann.bradley@xtra.co.nz

03 7556092

Heritage Hokitika

Yvonne Simpson

Secretary

yvonne.simpson@minidata.co.nz

022 6787194

Saturday Market

Julie Gardiner

Organiser

acjgardener@kinect.co.nz

021 029 48924

Hokitika Greypower

Stephen Foskett

President

hokigreypen@xtra.co.nz

021 02366451

Hokitika Grey Power

Karen Burrows

Treasurer

hokigreypen@xtra.co.nz

021 0478354

Hokitika Greypower

Allan Bell

Secretary

hokigreypen@xtra.co.nz

 

Te Runanga o Makaawhio

Paul Madgwick

Kaiwhakahaere          Chairperson

makaaawhio@gmail.com

 

Te Runanga o Makaawhio

Rachael Forsyth

Kaiarahi

Rachael.Forsyth@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

027 2113346                     03 755 7885

Poutini Waiora

Shelley Mills

Operations Manager

shelley.mills@poutiniwaiora.co.nz

027 438 4658

03 755 6572

Wests Rugby Football Club

Jackie Monk

Secretary

hawthorn4grove@xtra.co.nz

7556043

Lions Club

Latham Martin

President

masterlatham@gmail.com

027 8491424

Lions Club

Stephanie Knighton

Secretary

secretary@hokitikalions.org.nz

 

Community Patrol

Derek Blight

Secretary

ddblight@gmail.com

021 215 6252

St Andrews Hall

Helen Boon

Bookings Officer

shboon@xtra.co.nz

 

St Andrews Parish

Joyce McCann

 

standrewshokitika@gmail.com

755 8990

Rotary Club

 

President

hokitikarotaryclub@gmail.com

 

WestREAP

Julia Lavers

Education Manager

schools@westreap.org.nz

755 8700

Westland RSA

Jim Butzbach

President

jbutzy1@gmail.com

027 5943616

Westland RSA

Karen Burrows

Secretary

westlandrsa@gmail.com

755 7335

Hockey Club

Don Neale

 

redmoki1@gmail.com

7557092

Westland United Football Club

Sandra Yoemans

 

westlandunitedfc@gmail.com

 

Westland United Football Club

Kathleen Potter

Treasurer

westlandunitedfc.treasurer@gmail.com

755 6409

Hokitika Rugby League

Abby Johansson

Treasurer

 

021 184 1446

Hokitika Rugby League

Kirsty Wilson

Secretary

hokitikarugbyleague@hotmail.com

027 452 3248

Regent Theatre - Westland Community Centre

Deborah Forbes

Treasurer

hokivilla@hotmail.com

027 3663886                     03 755 6362

Regent Theatre - Westland Community Centre

Janet Gawn

Manager

manager@hokitikaregent.com

755 8101

Art4me

Kate Buckley

 

kateart4me@gmail.com

03 7556883

Art Club

Sue Asplin

 

redmoki1@gmail.com

755 7092

Westland Arts Inc

Lindy Roberts

 

lindy@hyper.net.nz

755 5362

4th Westland Boys Brigade Company

Chloe Wieblitz

Secretary

 

 

Soroptimists International

Ann Bradley

Co President

ann.bradley@xtra.co.nz

(03) 7556092

Soroptimists International

Raelene McMullen

Co President

mcmullenraelene@gmail.com

 

Soroptimists International

Sue Peterson

Secretary

suencolin@xtra.co.nz

755 8486

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westland

Lucy Croft

Co-ordinator

 

027 754 13794

Westland Racing Club

Julie Taggart

President

taghoki@xtra.co.nz

 

Hokitika Pistol Club

Glen Surgenor

President

 

7556730

Hokitika Pistol Club

James Lissington

Secretary

hokitikapistolclubsecretary@gmail.com

 

Westland Industrial Heritage Park

Bob Gaiger

President

wihp@gmail.com

7557488

West Coast Riding for the Disabled

Jane Neale Sue Davies

 

westcoastrda@gmail.com

 Jane 021 027 18810 Sue 027 3037912

St John

kelly Stevens

Hall Hire

hokihallhire@xtra.co.nz

021 165 0991

Westland Food Bank

Jan Fanselow

 

 

027 717 8700

Red Cross Meals on Wheels

Mandy Steele

 

 

027 6062984

Red Cross

Leonie Renton

 

 

755 7650

Girl Guides

Megan Mathieson

 

megz@ihug.co.nz

 

 

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone
Volunteer Fire Brigade Tim Burden Fire Controller tmburden@xtra.co.nz 021 1657639
Volunteer Fire Brigade Rachel Little Secretary/Treasurer lilyvalefarms@gmail.com 021 2523071
Kokatahi Kowhitirangi Community Committee Anna Hart Chairperson annahart96@gmail.com  
Kokatahi Kowhitirangi Community Committee Jane O'Reilly Treasurer janeandpete@slingshot.co.nz  
Kowhitirangi Hall bookings Anne Staples Secretary   755 7977 or 027 229 9919
Kokatahi Kowhitirangi Community Committee Lisa Nutsford Secretary nyttylis444@gmail.com 755 7713
Bookings Rachel Wright     755 8664

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone Meeting Information
Kumara Fire Brigade Leonie Harrington   leeandgarry@slingshot.co.nz    
Kumara Racing Club Colin Stevenson Secretary bwcracing@xtra.co.nz    
Kumara Residents Trust  Julie Rowe Chairperson krtchair@gmail.com 736 9939 Meet often when issues need to be addressed.
Kumara Residents Trust    Secretary krtsecretary@gmail.com    Meet often when issues need to be addressed.
Kumara Chinese Reserve Project Fiona Pollard   kumarachinesereserve@gmail.com    
Kumara Residents Trust Fiona Pollard Treasurer krttreasurer@gmail.com      
Kumara Junction Residents Trust Hecta Williams Chairperson hecta01@gmail.com 03 736 9852  
Kumara Residents Trust Andrew & Heather Sinton KRT facebook page sintonwhite@gmail.com    
Kumara Goldfields Newsletter Rosie Searle     (03) 7369719  
Kumara Memorial Hall Penny Secretary/Treasurer kumarahall@gmail.com    
Kumara Memorial Hall Whatu Murphy Chair kumarahall@gmail.com 022 326 7239  
Kumara Sportsground Cheryl Manifold Treasurer cherylngary@gmail.com 027 531 5500  
Kumara Sportsground Murray Stuart   karenandmuz@xtra.co.nz 03 736 9339  

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone
Lake Kaniere Property Owners Association Drew Howat Secretary/Treasurer drew.howat@xtra.co.nz 03 755 7820
Lake Kaniere Property Owners Association Grant Hinchliff Chairperson drew.howat@xtra.co.nz  

Organisation Contact Title Email Meeting Information
Okarito Community Association Richard  Saunders Chairperson chairperson@okarito.org.nz Bimonthly meetings beginning in January
Okarito Community Association Kath Morris Secretary secretary@okarito.org.nz  
Okarito Community Association Catherine Chague Treasurer okaritotreasurer@gmail.com  

Organisation Contact Title Phone
Okuru Hall Brian Gibb Chair 03 750 0063
Okuru Hall Linda Horne Treasurer 03 750 0852

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone
Otira Civil Defence Group Diane Gordon-Burns   otiracivildefence@gmail.com  
Otira Responsible Community Association Gerard O'Malley Chairperson   03 738 2822

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone Meeting Information
Ross Community Society Inc. Charlie McBeath Chairman charlieinross@gmail.com 021 618 802 Meetings held first Monday of the month except public holidays, then it's skipped
Ross Community Society Inc. Salena Wilson Secretary totara218@gmail.com 755 4908 Meetings held first Monday of the month except public holidays, then it's skipped
Ross Fire Brigade Rick Fennell Deputy CFO thefennells@kinect.co.nz 021 509 862  
Ross Community Society Inc. Julie Madigan Treasurer pandjmadigan@bigpond.com    
Westland Region Environment Network Incorporated Society (WREN) Stuart Brown Chairperson stuart@rossguides.re.nz    
Westland Region Environment Network Incorporated Society (WREN) Biddy Manera Secretary / Project Manager goldentotara@gmail.com 755 4193  
Ross Swimming Pool Committee Casi Eagle Treasurer/Liaision  eagleflyinghigh@xtra.co.nz    
South Westland Rugby Football Club Ray Manera    diannemanera@xtra.co.nz 7554124  

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone
Waitaha Hall Board Katharine McCoy Treasurer info@kurrajongfilm.com 755 4277
Waitaha Hall Board Diane Tapp Secretary joedi@xtra.co.nz 755 4015
Waitaha Hall Board John McCoy Chair info@kurrajongfilm.com 755 4277

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone Meeting Information
Whataroa Fire Brigade Stacey Straight   Stacey.Straight@fire.org.nz    
Whataroa RSA Jenny Bainbridge Secretary jennyb@whataroa.school.nz 753 4334  
Whataroa Community Association Dave Nolan Chairperson nolan.farm@xtra.co.nz 021 170 8532  037534224 Meeting third Monday every alternate month @ 7.30 pm
Whataroa Community Association Sherry Woodside Secretary communitywhataroa@gmail.com 753 4145 Meeting third Monday every alternate month @ 7.30 pm 
Whataroa Community Association Kirsty Wilkinson Treasurer damien.kirsty@hotmail.co.nz 753 4229 Meeting third Monday every alternate month @ 7.30 pm
Whataroa Community Coordinator Stacey Straight Coordinator straight@xtra.co.nz    
South Westland Wilderness Trail Karol London   wildernesstrailsouth@gmail.com    

Organisation Contact Title Email Phone
Woodstock Domain Board Judith Hebberd Secretary/Treasurer jmchebberd@xtra.co.nz 755 6414

Safer Westland

The Westland Safe Community Coalition Safer Westland meets on the last Friday of every second month at 10.00am in various venues.

Its goal is to strengthen community networks and community resilience and to help promote Westland District as a safe and welcome community and so attract investment and new residents. The Coalition was formally granted accreditation with the Safe Communities Foundation of NZ on 23 February 2017 at a Westland District Council meeting.

Safer Westland is keen to improve community safety and well-being, to operate a range of community safety and well-being programmes based on proven or promising strategies.

The Safer Westland Group respond to available safety data for Westland, assess priorities to promote projects and initiatives. Safer Westland participate in local, national and international safe community campaigns and responses.

Safer Westland Governance Group

The current Chair is Councillor Jane Neale who chairs both the Governance Group and the Safer Westland coalition group meetings.

The Safer Westland Governance Group has representatives from: Council, NZ Fire Service, NZ Police, Department of internal Affairs, Accident Compensation Corporation, Community and Public health, WestREAP, West Coast Road Safety, and Poutini Waiora.

All local groups are welcome to be involved in Safer Westland and to send a representative to the Safer Westland Community Coalition meetings.

Current projects in which the Coalition is actively involved in or supports include:

  1. Taxi Chit Scheme for seniors who have voluntarily given up driving
  2. Youth - CACTUS
  3. Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Programme
  4. Hokitika Community Patrol
  5. Clued up Kids Safety Programme
  6. Community Champions
  7. DriveWEST – Learner Licence Programme

For information on projects and meetings contact Safer Westland Co-ordinator:

Phone 03 756 9047 or 027 773 5236.