Community Waitakere - Auckland, New Zealand

Community Waitakere is now located at

Level 1, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson. 

We are on level 1 above Zeal.

You will find Henderson Budgeting, Waitakere Ethnic Board and Waves here also. 




Man builds full-size working canoe out of newspapers to pass time during lockdown


The news cycle over the last few months has been relentless, but now an Auckland man's taken the news - and turned it into a full-size working canoe.
“I definitely rather there wasn’t a global pandemic, but it was quite nice being at home and having a lot more time to pour into this," David Parker told Seven Sharp.
The canoe has a layer of fiberglass on the inside and outside, with the inside layer made of paper from a cedar strip canoe-building book, Mr Parker explained.
 Underneath the paper layer is several layers of newspaper.
 "A lot of the newspapers had a lot of stories about coronavirus in them, and it was getting a bit bleak, so I decided to hide that," he said.
 Mr Parker took up woodwork six years ago when he started making his own guitar.
 Now, he shares his craft with the world, with his YouTube channel racking up millions of views.
 "I'm not interested in the outdoors that much, like if someone asks me to go on a two-hour hike, I'd say no, but if anyone wanted to go canoeing, I'm always keen."
Check out the NZ Herald article here:
Story courtesy of Stephen Parker, Board Member, Community Waitakere



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During this time of uncertaintly, we are sure of one thing.  We remain committed to keeping West Aucklanders healthy, connected and active

The West Auckland Together Hub provides online information designed specifically for families in West Auckland. The focus is on ideas, resources and tips for family well-being, which are all simple and relevant to whanau.
Resources include everything from videos on Maori games, tips for cooking, local walking routes, fun play initiatives and ways to stay connected.   

The West Auckland Together Hub has been developed by the Collaborative Marketplace partners:

With support from:  Auckland Council, Henderson Massey Local Board, Waitakere Ranges Local Board and Whau Local Board





Meeting Room Space


Community Waitakere, at level1 20 Alderman Drive, have friendly event and meeting space options in central Henderson. 

One Large room available perfect for meetings, workshops, forums, launches, training sessions, staff meetings, away-days, both public and private events. 

We also have 2 smaller rooms, suitable for group meetings of up to 12 people supervision or one-on-one sessions.

We offer hot desk space for rent on a casual, regular or long term basis.

The Centre is fully accessible.  Includes a lounge area and kitchen facilities.

You are more than welcome to come and have a look around.

For further details please contact Kimberly on 09 838 7903 or email





Research Lead:  Amiria Fletcher       Commissioned by:  Community Waitakere

• How has COVID-19 and lockdown impacted on the West Akld community and social service sector?
• How has the sector managed the shift towards working from home?
• How has COVID-19 and lockdown impacted on service delivery and core business?
• What is the state of funding and contracting for the sector?
• What are the big issues impacting on the community and clients?
• How has COVID-19 impacted on the sector on a personal level?

Responses from 41 different organisations representing over 20 different areas of work within the community and social service sector,with the top 4 being community development, education and training, family and whānau services, and sport and recreation. 

Click here for a more detailed analysis of the results

Click here to view an infographic of our results