There are many opportunities for socialising in Kuaotunu

Kuaotunu Katchup
Kuaotunu Katchup

Kuaotunu Katchup is a positive online community forum where people with a connection to Kuaotunu share stories, information, ideas, photos, local knowledge and details about upcoming events.


Join your friends and neighbours for coffee at Kua Kawhe every second Sunday and take the opportunity to swap your homegrown produce, home-baked goodies, preserving, plants etc.

Jose Kakebeeke
07 866 4888 / 021 393 299 

The Kuaotunu Garden Group is a friendly group of people who share a mutual love of gardens and meet monthly to swap stories and advice. Regular trips to places of interest are undertaken.

Jo Mullins
07 869 5497

The Kuaotunu Kindergarten Playgroup gives parents and caregivers with young children (birth to Kindergarten age) the opportunity to meet with the playgroup leader for a relaxed morning and to socialise.

The Playgroup is based on Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy with natural, plain toys and a rhythm of free-play, morning circle followed by morning tea and outside play.

Ursula Gaebler
021 043 6325

Affectionately known as the Mad KOWS, this group of intrepid swimmers meet for a swim every Sunday morning at 8am, meeting at the Kuaotunu Reserve under the Black Jack hill. 

Kate Nielsen
07 866 2573

Kuaotunu Community Gardens
Kuaotunu Community Gardens

Here in Kuaotunu, we have a thriving Food Forest bursting with fruit, herbs and vegetables for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The community gardens were established 5 years ago by a group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable locals who believed that growing food was essential for our community to learn about sustainable food production and natural local resource conservation, and to encourage social engagement and deepen connections through gardening practices such as soil preparation, planting, weeding and watering.

If you would like to join in maintaining this special part of our community, please join local volunteers on Wednesday afternoons from 4pm, or if you would like to donate to our plant fund, please contribute at the local Waitaia nursery.

Courtney Linnecar
022 635 9838
154/184 Kuaotunu-Wharekaho Rd, Kuaotunu