About Us

The Māngere East Community Centre was established in 1997 to serve the people living in our local community.  We have provided quality after school and holiday programmes to support working families and caregivers ever since. The centre runs a range of community-led activities, parenting programmes and adult education classes, in partnership with others, that aim to enrich peoples lives and respond to the changing needs in our community. We advocate for social inclusion and community wellbeing, supporting such campaigns as stopping government plans for an East-West motorway through Māngere, saving our Post Office and protecting Ihumatao. Our long term goal is to achieve a new purpose-built community centre for Māngere East, with a gymnasium, classrooms and cafe.The Centre is open 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday. Please feel free to drop-in and find out how to get involved. Phone 09 275 6161 for more information or to enroll in any of our community classes and programmes.

Our Team

Our organisation focuses on enriching peoples lives & meeting community needs. To do this we have a dedicated team who manage the centre & lead our programmes & services.  We have 6 staff & 5 volunteers. We pride ourselves in offering high quality evidence-based programmes and services. We have a number of long term strategic partners who we share resources, expertise & administration support.

Board Members

Mary Autagavaia, Roger Fowler, Lyn Doherty, Joanne Beattie, Matthew Wall

Roger Fowler
Kaumatua/Chairperson/Bus Driver
(09) 2756161
Maia McGregor
Centre Manager
(09) 2756161
Andre Estay
Out of School Care Coordinator & Driver
029 773 0146
Diana Tafa
Out of School Care 2ic
Awhi Aramakutu
Out of School Care Supervisor
Jill Rose Abrahams
Out of School Care Supervisor
Semisi Lavemai
Out of School Care Supervisor
Matthew Wall
Joanne Beattie
Lyn Doherty
Mary Autagavaia