News & events

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 […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Eat Drink Man Woman’, (China, 1994)

ABOUT THE MOVIE: In Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), director and co-writer Ang Lee expertly tells the story of changing family dynamics in Taipei, Taiwan during a time of rapid modernization, employing a universal medium — food. Through Chef Chu who has lost his sense of taste and his three adult daughters, this film addresses […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘The Lunchbox’ (India, 2013)

About the film: Lonely housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) decides to try adding some spice to her stale marriage by preparing a special lunch for her neglectful husband. Unfortunately, the delivery goes astray and winds up in the hands of Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an irritable widower. Curious about her husband’s lack of response, Ila adds a […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘In Intouchables’ (France, 2011)

ABOUT THE MOVIE: When a millionaire (Francois Cluzet) becomes a quadriplegic after a paragliding accident, he hires Senegalese ex-con Driss (Omar Sy) to take care of him. Despite their differences in class and culture, an unlikely friendship soon develops, founded in honesty and humour (In French with English subtitles). Have you been to a film […]

Introducing our Community Bookshelf

You are invited to come and visit our Community Bookshelf in the foyer of our Centre. Please feel free to browse our books. You are welcome to swap, donate or take a book. We accept books in good, pre-loved condition. We do not accept text books, magazines or encyclopaedias.  If you are taking a book, a […]