News & events

The Foreign Film Group – ‘A Man Called Ove’ (Sweden, 2015)

About the film: Ove (Rolf Lassgård) is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. After a boisterous young family moves in […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Babette’s Feast’, (Denmark, 1987)

About the film: Beautiful but devoutly religious sisters Martine and Philippa grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette to serve as the family cook. Babette’s lavish celebratory banquet tempts the […]

The Green Deck Project

The Green Deck project is designed to educate and inspire our members and the local Ashburton community to adopt sustainable practices such as small-scale food and herb gardening, composting and recycling food waste, which are all actions that support the reduction of organic waste into landfill. It is an eco-friendly space located on the front deck […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Mia Madre’, (Italy, 2015)

About the Film: The story of Margherita, a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor imported for the production, initially presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from […]

Ride to the Ashburton Community Centre

Next Wednesday we are supporting the Ride2Work project with our own spin – Ride to the Ashburton Community Centre on Wednesday October 18 and visit reception between 9am – 12pm to try your luck at winning one of our bike prizes and grab a power snack* for the ride home. Just visit us at reception […]

Staff Changes at the Ashburton Community Centre

To Members and Friends of Ashburton Community Centre, I wish to advise members that Sue Herbst has decided not to continue as Executive Officer at Ashburton, and has left to pursue other roles. We thank Sue for her efforts during her short stay. The Ashburton Community Centre Committee is fortunate to be able to announce that Elana […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Play Time’, (France, 1967)

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Clumsy Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati) finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon becomes lost. His roundabout journey parallels that of an American tourist (Barbara Dennek), and as they weave through the inventive urban environment, they intermittently meet, developing […]

Position Available: Reception/Administration

Applications close September 11, 2017 Ashburton Community Centre is seeking a customer focused Receptionist and Administrator for 15 hours per week Monday to Wednesday 9.00am – 2.30pm. Our Centre’s services include short courses in a range of areas including Art, Cooking, Health Well Being, Language and Textiles and social group programs including Book Groups, Cryptic […]

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The President and Committee of Management of Ashburton Community Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 at 160 High Street, Ashburton Please arrive at 10.15am, formalities begin at 10.30am followed by light refreshments. Everyone welcome. Download a copy of the 2016/2017 Annual Report (1.1MB PDF) RSVP by Friday 8 September, […]

Invitations are now open to join our Committee of Management

As a not-for-profit organisation we are governed by a volunteer committee who are members of the local community, Centre participants and interested persons who wish to have an input into the policy and direction of the Centre. The day-to-day management of the Centre is delegated to the Executive Officer (Sue Herbst) and paid staff members. We would […]