Kia ora Phillipstown!
The Phillipstown Hub is rich of amazing volunteers

Phillipstown Community Hub wouldn’t be able to offer all the activities it does without the amazing volunteers who help daily with different tasks.They all are community focused, very committed and always smiling. Please, allow me to introduce some of them and, then, call in to meet them in person!

I walked into the Phillipstown Community Hub for the first time a few weeks after shifting to this side of town. I wanted to see if there was anything I could do to help in the community.

WOW! What a facility we have here!

It’s huge: some of the resources they offer include groups for fitness, art, music, pottery, bicycle fixing, and that’s not including the migrant resource centre, police community hub, FREE internet cafe, OSCAR programme and the community garden.
I’ve already been along to the garden and spent a morning there. Great people, great space to come and hang out, chat, help in garden, get some produce and learn. I also found out that, if ANYONE has an idea for a group they would like to see happening, they just need to come along and have a chat with the wonderful staff. Just imagine: groups like solo parents play dates, budgeting advice, support groups, men/women groups, maybe something for the youth of our community. Its available for us ALL to use. Let’s get our thinking caps on and make the most of this wonderful facility we have in Phillipstown.


My name is Manjeet. I come from India and have been in Christchurch for 9 months where I am studying computer network engineering (Level 7). I have been volunteering for the Internet Cafe since its inception 4 months ago. I like helping people with computers, showing them how to surf the web, send emails and print their documents! I look forward to meeting you all!

Hi, I’m Chris. I’ve lived in Christchurch most of my life and have worked in Phillipstown for the past 11 years.I like volunteering at the Internet Cafe because it allows me to help out in the community. I am especially interested in helping people access government services and reliable health information.

Hello! My name is Genevieve. I am originally from Belgium. Our family moved to Christchurch in 2003, but I will never lose my French accent. I belong to the pottery group, here, in Phillipstown, and as I was a computer trainer few years back. I proposed my help to set up the Internet Cafe and help people in the local area. Please, feel free to come and see me, I am sure I would be able to help you with computer-related issues. A bientot (see you soon).

And last but not least, this is Roger, courtesy of 🙂
The Phillipstown Community Hub has recently signed an agreement with They help people who would like to learn more about Desktop Computers, Laptops, Tablets or Smartphones. Roger is here at the Hub every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 1 to 3pm and is available for anyone who would need his skills and knowledge about electronic devices!