Community Groups

Fab Feathy: Community-Led Development

What: Fab Feathy brings people in Featherston together to talk about what they would like to see happen in the town – then supports them to get it done.

Where: Fab Feathy is based at the Community Centre.

When: If you have an idea and/or would like to get involved, please drop in on a Monday morning or contact us to make a time to chat.

Who: Fab Feathy has two part-time facilitators and a steering group, which is made up of members of the community.  The facilitators’ employers are Wairarapa REAP.

How: Fab Feathy is short for ‘Fabulous Featherston’.  It is a community-led development programme, enabled by a partnership with by the Department of Internal Affairs.  Fab Feathy runs for 5 years from February 2018.  The programme uses and develops the community’s strengths and assets, and builds local leadership.

Find out more at the Fab Feathy website and/or follow us on Facebook.


Featherston Beautification Group

When: 3rd Monday of Month, 19:00-20:30
Cost: $2 Koha
Contact: Rhonda Jones 06 308 8445

We are a small group committed to making a difference in our town.  Our aim is to beautify our town.  To date, our projects include providing public benches in local parks and reserves, where we’ve also planted trees and maintain garden beds and planters on the main street which are not under the auspices of City Care.  We have commissioned and installed 2 gateway signs at the entranceways to Featherston.  Our future projects include additional gateway signs at State Highway 53 entrance to Featherston.  We produce annual fundraising calendars to raise funds, we are grateful to the public for their support in purchasing these.  Look out for us in our hi-viz vests with the Beautification Group logo!

Anyone interested in joining our group or finding out more information please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.

The South Wairarapa Community Network

When: Next meeting contact Marina at for details
Where: Featherston Community Centre
Contact: Dannii Sargent, 022 586 9528, South Wairarapa Community Network Co-ordinator,

The Wairarapa Community Networks holds its South Wairarapa Community Network meetings at the Featherston Community Centre. The purpose of Community Network meetings is to bring together people who are working in and for the community.

Meetings are open, no need for an invitation just turn up.  Typical attendance is around 20-25 representatives of community groups, local government, health, education, social service providers, community-development, schools, etc.  Meetings connect people from grass-roots voluntary groups through to government agencies and are opportunities to connect with others interested in similar issues; hear about what’s happening and promote services/events etc in South Wairarapa; discuss ideas, current issues, projects of interest; share experience and expertise; and seek advice or support for your activities / projects.  If you can’t make meetings but want to stay in the loop let Kara know – she will share the meeting notes with you.

Net of Light

When: Monthly - location may vary

Contact: Enquiries can be made through the Centre office
Bring $2 koha for the room hire, a meditation cushion if you’d like and some nibbles for sharing afterwards.

Come and join a lovely group of women that meet monthly in the Wairarapa to connect, meditate, share and study the teachings from the books written by Sharon McErlane.

At the beginning of 2021 a group of Wairarapa women after reading and studying psychotherapist Sharon McErlane's books started a group, as suggested in Sharon's books and on the Net of Light website.
Sharon McErlane writes about The Great Council of the Grandmothers - 12 indigenous women. The Great Grandmothers appeared to Sharon and said "Earth has suffered too long from an excess of yang energy and an insufficiency of yin. This imbalance has placed all life in danger, and we will not see the earth destroyed. It is time to return to balance, and for this, we are calling women, we have come to call women to power. We call you to this work."
You are welcome to join us if you:
* Would like to learn more about the teachings of the Grandmothers
* Are looking for a personal connection with the Divine—one free from rules and formal religion
* Would like to share this journey with other women and have more community and joy in your life
* Wish to be of service during this time of radical change on our planet
You don't have to be a grandmother to join! This work defines a Grandmother as a woman who “sits,” “observes” and “holds.” All women are innately “sacred containers,” for all of life. ❤️
Net of Light, Grandmother groups meet all over the world to be of service to humanity and mumma earth through meditation, empowerment ceremonies for women and by studying the Grandmother books.
You can explore the Net of Light website to learn more.

Wisdom and Wellbeing

Day: Wednesdays 10.30 am – 12 noon

Activity: Social morning for Seniors. Morning tea followed by guest speakers, activities and occasional outings

Hosted by: Pauline Cave and volunteers

Cost: $2.00

All are welcome. Pick ups from home available and returned home afterwards

Contact: Pauline on 021 102 8857

W&W has been going for about 17 years, started up by our Social Worker Heather Evans.  Around 2009 we changed the name from Seniors Group to Wisdom and Wellbeing to reflect what the group was all about.  The Group was set up for older people in the South Wairarapa who are feeling cut off from the community and their support networks.

SW Branch of the Labour Party

When: 1st Thursday of the month, 7.00 - 8.00pm
Contact: Ken, 027 347 2891

Branches represent the interests of members at a local level.

To find out more about the NZ Labour Party visit

Light Minded

When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7.30 - 8.00pm
Contact: Julia Wall -
Cost: $5.00

An open-minded spiritual group that explores healthy ways to move beyond the 5 senses.