We are situated in central Karori behind the Recreation Centre and library, close to public transport and free parking.  

We have been running as an arts and crafts society since 1966. In the early years, classes and groups met in church halls or each other's homes to share their common interests and for companionship. 

Then in 1993, the Newman Centre was built as the result of the generosity of Dorothy and Stanley Newman. This purpose built facility is warm, roomy and has good light for arts and crafts of all types.

We are an incorporated society registered as a charitable organisation, managed by a voluntary committee, and run on a daily basis by a Centre Manager. 

We provide a fun, social environment that encourages creativity in: 

  • art: painting and drawing 
  • printmaking
  • calligraphy
  • photography
  • mixed media experimentation
  • paper crafts and collage 
  • craft: quilting/patchwork, embroidery, knitting and crochet
  • book binding/making
  • textile art 

We also run special interest groups for our members in Mah Jong, Walking and Booklovers. 

Our beautiful purpose-built facility, the Newman Centre, is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Come along and meet us at 7 Beauchamp St, Karori.