Shirley Community Trust

We build community in Shirley through projects and events that give opportunities for people to interact, form relationships, share experiences and develop capacity and resilience.

Empowering People, Changing Lives


Shirley Community Trust is for everyone in Shirley, providing spaces to connect, contribute, have fun and belong. People can meet at our Community Centres or our Community Garden, and join in with a wide range of activities … or just sit and chat with others.

For over 20 years the Trust has aimed to support all who work, live and play in Shirley, together growing community.  We are privileged to be a part of this wonderful journey.

Our Values

  • Hauora – a holistic approach, physical, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing
  • Listening to the people of Shirley – their voices guide what we do
  • Trust – earned through building strong connections and relationships
  • Collaboration – with community and other organisations
  • Entrepreneurship – looking to the future and trying new things
  • Commitment – here for the long haul

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Coming Events & Activities in Shirley



Sunday, 17 March 2024

Want to have your say on the Council's Stormwater Management Plan? 💧 Click on the link for all the info and give them your feedback 🫵

Do you have intermediate and high school aged young people and live in Shirley❓ Send them along to the park tomorrow to hang out and play some sports ⛹️⚽️🤾‍♀️🏉 We'll finish the arvo with some hot kai 🍟🍕


How good is this vid? But even better, is the great stuff happening in Shirley that this vid highlights! Ka rawe Shirley Village! 👏


Get out there and be awesome! 🤩


Make it a good one! 🌟


The school holidays have arrived! Make a plan of different activities to keep the young ones in your whare occupied 🗒 And a quick google search will show you lots of free activities happening in Christchurch 🤩


This will always be iconic! 😆 Comment if you understand the joke 🕺


Here's two more Speech and Language Drop-In dates to put into your calendar 📅 Make use of the excellent resource if you have any concerns about your child's development 🗣


School holidays means (most of) our usual programmes take a break 🚫 Hope you all get a nice break too! 😊


A great community initiative to be a part of! 🙌


Meet Caroline Ellis the Public Health Nurse that covers the Shirley/Mairehau area and local schools 🩺 ❓ Does your child have health issues that are impacting them at home and/or school? ❓ Do you have health related questions/concerns about your child (ages 4-17ys) or whanau? Caroline is always in the Shirley area on Fridays and usually pops into the Community Café. Please feel free to get in touch with her anytime 027 687 2299 📱


Tomorrow is the last Community Hub for term 1 as the school holidays start next week 👩‍🏫 So this will be the last opportunity to grab some fresh reading material from the Book Nook (no café on Friday) 📚 The Fruit & Vege co-op will continue through the holidays 🍎 See you tomorrow 😁


Some fun and free school holiday activities down at the Avon Hub! ⚽️🏑

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