In 1990 an initiative named ‘Wake up Featherston’ was inaugurated to enliven and invigorate the town.  In response to this a group of Featherston residents identified the need for a community hub to provide a base of operations for the many Featherston community groups.  The Featherston Community Centre Trust was formed in 1991 to find and provide the facilities needed.

The old Telecom building at 14 Wakefield Street was vacant and being sold and Telecom allowed the Community Centre Trust to operate from there for $30 per month which was covered by weekly Housie nights.   A buyer did not materialise, so in 1996 the property was offered to the Trust, who decided to buy it, making the repayments with funds raised from the Housie nights.

The Featherston Community Centre exists for its people and is governed by its people. Without our volunteers, provision of these services would not be possible.

The purpose of the Featherston Community Centre Trust is to serve and support Featherston and the South Wairarapa community.

Co-ordinating professional, voluntary, and social service providers to deliver in the South Wairarapa community, ensuring there is a professional welcoming space for people to meet, hold events and activities which are aimed at maintaining and enhancing community wellbeing.

Featherston Community Centre’s focus is to support members of our community who are less able, geographically isolated, or socially isolated, to be connected to and have access to wellness information, health, mental health, and social services.

Our vision is to provide increased local access to drop-in, outreach health and social service clinics. Working in partnership with service providers to offer more support, social and disability services in our community.