Hokowhitu Village Centre

Established in 2011, Hokowhitu Village Centre (HVC) is nestled in the heart of Hokowhitu Village at 356 Albert Street. We are a voluntary organisation of people working together to foster friendship and to strengthen our community. You can come along and chat with one of our Volunteers who work in pairs for two-hour shifts.

We have an excellent library of good quality donated books, jigsaws, DVDs and children’s books to borrow. Excess stock is sold to supplement funds for running the Centre. Check out our book trolley daily, or visit on the 3rd Sunday of the month during the market.

The Manawatū Standard is provided daily. There is a scrabble group on 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 1.30 pm. Justice of the Peace services are available each Thursday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. We have a monthly morning tea on the 3rd Tuesday, a Knit and knatter group on 2nd and 4th Thursday, and Te Reo Māori classes on Monday at 10.30. A gentle walking group meets on Friday mornings at 10.30, and an informal book group meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 10.30, and 1st Wednesday at 10.30. Contact us for more details.

We are accredited by Sport Manawatu to offer Strength and Balance classes. These are on Thursday at 9.30 in the St Alban's Church Hall, corner St Alban's Street and Albert Street. You need to register your interest with Helen on 027 444 8215, or chair@hokowhituvillagecentre.net.nz

Our venue is available for hire for meetings and activities. Contact bookings@hokowhituvillagecentre.net.nz

We are responsible for Hokowhitu Hidden Books, hiding children's books in playgrounds and parks for them to discover. They can keep the book, or re-hide it for someone else to find. In this way we encourage the enjoyment of reading, while also getting books into homes.

How to Join

New members are welcome to join our incorporated society and help us keep the Centre on its path to success. Membership is not expensive - $10 per person per calendar year but it’ll help us to maintain the centre. Join us today!

Membership Fees

$10 per annum.

When and where we meet

Monday to Thursday 9.30 – 3.30
Friday 9.30 – 1.30
Saturday 10 am to 12 md.
We are also open from 9 am to 1.230 pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month when the Hokowhitu Village market is open.

Contact Details

Helen Gilmour-Jones



Joy Brooker


021 705 141


356 Albert Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand