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Our Community


Wakefield Bowling Club

Margaret Eames    Secretary    Phone 541 8316    Email:
Mike Stewart         President    Phone 541 9500    Email:

Ages catered for: 12 years and up (or when they can hold the ball)
The Wakefield Bowling Club is located centrally near the Village Square and is now in its 99th year. Catering for the sport of Lawn Bowls the Club has excellent facilities including a Bowling Green, a new all weather green and a Clubhouse with a licensed bar. Members include both men and women whose ages vary from 15-89 years. The majority live in and around the two rural townships of Brightwater and Wakefield.

The Wakefield Bowling Club is affiliated to both Bowls Nelson and Bowls New Zealand. The bowling season begins in September and ends in April for summer bowls, and begins in May and ends in August for winter bowls.


Wanderers Sports Club

Phone:      542 3344    Fax:  542 3305    
Ages:  Rugby - 5 to 18 year old.  Cricket - primary/intermediate teams

Wanderers is a Sports Club situated in Brightwater with playing grounds and clubroom facilities. The club has rugby, cricket and netball teams, a squash court and gym, and lights for night games.


Just Gym Ltd

Contact:        Phone 546 6013       
Linda Mace    Principal Coach         Cell 027 618 9803
Steve Mace   Managing Director     Cell 027 270 2664

All classes run for 9 weeks within school Terms.

Preschool classes for 3 - 4 year olds
After school classes for 5 – 8 year olds

Just gymnastics offers gymnastic based movement classes for children in the Wakefield School Hall on Wednesday afternoons.  Both preschool and afterschool classes are offered.  

Getting your child active is vitally important. Being active increases co ordination as pathways are developed in the brain, gives confidence as they attempt new skills and find they are achievable, and creates a lifelong interest in physical exercise. Preschool classes are great fun as the child and parent work together moving around a circuit of activities. Included are activities of balance, rolling, spinning, hanging, jumping, and manipulation. These help to build strength and muscle tone, body and spatial awareness, safe play, co ordination and confidence. Moving to music is often part of the warm up. After school classes are non competitive allowing a child to move and learn at their own pace. Basic movement patterns of landings, spring, balance, rotation, locomotion, manipulation and swing are taught. These movement patterns are a foundation for all sports.


Totaradale Golf Club

Contact:     Jean      Phone 541 8030


Wakefield Tennis Club

Contact:     Bernie McNaughton     Phone 541 9242
                  Ngaire Calder              Phone 541 9419



Wakefield Scout Group – Adventure Plus for Boys & Girls

Phone:      0800 SCOUTS
Keas:        Ages 6 – 8 yrs (school years 1 - 3)
Cubs:        Ages 8 – 10 yrs / 11 yrs (school years 3 - 6)
Scouts:     Ages 14 1/2 - 18 yrs (school years 10 – 13)


Wakefield Junior County Players

Contact:     Dixie McDonald     Phone 541 8862

Aimed at 10 to 13 years.  This drama group links in to Wakefield Country Players seniors. The aim is to build confidence, have fun and to learn some theatre skills. We try to produce a small show every year.


OSCAR After School Care (YMCA)



Wakefield Health Centre

12 Edward St
Phone: 541 8210     Fax: 541 8905


Wakefield Village Rest Home

10 Edward Street
Contact:     Barbie Reay     Phone: 541 8995



Contact:     Vanessa     Phone: 543 2516


Pinegrove Kindergarten

Charlotte Lane
Phone:     542 3447

We cater for 3-5 year olds. 
Afternoon session for 3 years olds - Mon, Tues, Thurs 1.15pm-3.15pm. 
Morning session for 4 year olds every day 8.15am-12.30pm.

Our teaching and learning vision and philosophy encompass a child initiated teacher supported programme, with enough structure to enable children to make choices, extend themselves, be creative, problem solve, develop socially and make discoveries for themselves. We aim for children to develop a positive attitude towards learning, becoming independent, capable and competent lifelong learners and communicators.


Wakefield Community Toy Library

Old Library Building
Edward Street
Phone:     027 604 4877
Open Saturday 9.30am-11.30am
We cater for children aged from 0-8 years. Providing everything from educational toys to outdoor equipment and bikes. Hire cost from $0.50 to $10.00 for a 14 day hire.


Wakefield Community Library

Contact:    Alexa Langford    Phone: 541 8776

We cater for mainly adult readers. No cost.
Open: Tuesday 10.30 – 10.30pm and Friday 2.30 – 4.00pm


Pigeon Valley Steam Museum

Contact:     Allan Palmer     Phone: 544 4652


Wakefield Brownies

Contact:     Vin Law      Phone: 541 9190


Wakefield/Brightwater Guides/Rangers

Contact:     Sarah Arnold     Phone: 541 9481


Wakefield Community Council

Contact:     Caroline Gibbs     Phone 541 8491


Wakefield Country Players (Drama)

Contact:     Philip Calder     Phone: 541 8442


Wakefield Pippins

Contact:    Kirsty Harte     Phone: 541 9799


Wakefield Playcentre

16 Treeton Place
Contact: 541 8866  or call in during sessions times.


Wakefield Plunket

Contact:     Wendy Wadsworth     Phone: 541 9272     Email:


Wakefield Preschool

20 Whitby Road