About the Tahunanui Community Centre

Our Vision:

A vibrant community hub that assists Tahunanui to thrive.

Our Mission:

Connecting local people, supporting life-long learning, and being a catalyst for positive locally-led action and change.

Introducing the Tahunanui Community Centre Team

Centre Manager


Judy Robinson

Judy brings all the different characteristics of her staff together to create a dynamic team with a wealth of skill, knowledge and personality. This translates to a community centre that is welcoming, open and with something on offer for everyone.

Community Activators

Katie Hughes Community Activator Tahunanui Community Centre

Katie Hughes

Katie joined the Tahunanui Community Centre in early 2016. She has a diverse community services background, and is passionate about creating forums to empower individuals and communities to realise their potential.


Preschool Support

Cushla Vass Playgroup Supervisor Tahunanui Community Centre

Cushla Vass

Cushla is found at our front desk.  She does our day to day admin and is there to meet you with her friendly smile. Cushla also runs our Garden Group, S.A.S.S and Art Group.

Louise Taylor Preschool Support Tahunanui Community Centre

Louise Taylor

Louise is well known for her bubbly personality, not only here at TCC but also out in the community at school and sports with her children.

Head Preschool Teacher

Preschool Teacher

Liz Reid

Liz Reid

Liz is completely passionate about Early Childhood Education and believes in providing children with a calm, nurturing environment where they feel confident and competent to learn, grow and take risks.


Nicolle Sendall

Nicolle has a real passion to care for and teach children so that they can grow with confidence, in a happy and settled environment, gearing them up for a great start.

Governance Board Members

The Governance Board is a committed group of current and former preschool and playgroup parents and community-based programme people. They enjoy contributing to the Centre’s future direction and success, as it is a fantastic resource that they have all benefited from over the years. As Chairperson Fiona says, "We’re lucky to have a great bunch of staff who give their all to the Tahunanui community and we’re excited to see new programmes growing and evolving all the time. Give us a call at (03) 548 6036 pop in to the Centre if you’re keen to find out more about joining the team."

Our Board Members:

Fiona Thomas, Chairperson
Jane Knight, Vice Chairperson
Kate Shaw, Secretary
Lila Osnabrugge, Treasurer



Get involved

Bring your great ideas to life. Get in touch to find out how we can help get you started.

The Tahunanui Community Centre is a registered charity number CC36240