2020/21 Christmas/New Years Hours for Community Organisations

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Entries are in alphabetical order. Many organisations are listed under 'Manawatū' or 'Palmerston North'. 



Abuse and Rape Crisis Support (ARCS) Manawatū Last day open 23 December, open again 5 January. 

Alzheimers Manawatū 

  • MKC Clubs: Closed from 1pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020 until Tuesday 5 January 2021. Freephone 0800 004 001
  • Palmerston North: Closed 1pm Wednesday 23 December 2020 and open again on Tuesday 5 January 2021
  • Levin: Closed 1pm Wednesday 23 December 2020 and open again on Wednesday 6  January 2021
  • Dannevirke: Closed Thursday 24 December 2020 and open again on Thursday 7 January 2021
  • Feilding: Closed Friday 25 December 2020 and open again on Friday 8 January 2021

Amitabha Buddhist Centre Last day 13 December, open again 10 February.


Best Care Whakapai Hauora Last day 21 December, open again Monday 11 January.

Brain Injury Central Districts Last day open 18 December, open again 5 January. Please contact our Liaison Service on 06 354 3540 with any enquiries.


 Citizens' Advice Bureau Last day 24 December, open 5 January.

  • For urgent inquiries while we are closed, Ph 0800 367 222 as some Bureaus may be taking calls on non-stat days between Christmas and New Year.
  • Last legal Clinic 17th Dec 2020 at 7.30pm and first legal Clinic for 2021 Jan 21st at 7.30pm.
  • Last JP Clinic is 22nd Dec 12noon – 2.30apm and first for 2021 will be 5th Jan 12noon – 2.30pm.

Community Fruit Harvest Last day 18 December, open 4 January

Community Birth Services Breastfeeding Education and Support will be closed from 3pm Wednesday 16 December, reopening 9amTuesday 5 January. More information about contacts and help during this time here.


Digits Charitable Trust Last day 18 December, open again 27 January. If anyone would like a one on one session during this time please make a booking through the website www.digits.org.nz and we can arrange this for you over the Christmas New Year period.


 English Language Partners Last day 21 December, open 6 January.


 Financial Freedom Trust Closed 24 December, reopens 5 January 2021.


Housing Advice Centre Last day 23 December, open 11 January.

Hospital based mental health and addiction services will only be closed the stat days.


LUCK Venue 

  • 24th December open 8.30am - 1pm
  • 25th December: Xmas deliveries
  • 28th December: open 10am - 2pm
  • 29th - 31st December: open 8.30am - 4pm
  • 1st - 4th January: open 10am - 2pm
  • 5th - 8th January: open 8.30am - 4pm
  • 9th - 10th January: open 10am - 2pm


Manawatū Community Law Centre Last day 22 December, open 18 January.

Manawatū Home Budgeting Service Close 11:30am 24 December, open 12 January. 

Manawatū Multicultural Council Last day 18 December, open 19 January.

Manawatū Peoples' Radio Last day 18 December, open 11 January. 

Manawatū Tenants' Union Close 23 December, open 11 January.

Manawatū Toy Library Last day 19 December, open 11 January.

Manline Last day 23 December, open again 5 January. We will be accepting urgent clients in crisis on an ad hoc basis. We will not be open to the public.

MentorEd Last day 18 December, open 11 January.

MS Central Districts Last day 18 December, open again 11 January. Contact Person: Ria Sapsford, Field Worker 021 800 643.


Palmerston North Community Services Council Closed from midday 24 December, open again 5 January.

Palmerston North City Library Last day 23 December, open 5 January.

Central Library will be open in the afternoons of:

  • Tues 29 December
  • Wed 30 December
  • Thurs 31 December

Palmerston North Electorate Office (Office of Tangi Utikere MP) Closed 12 noon Wednesday 23 December, reopen 8:30am Monday 11 December. Normal hours of 9am-5pm will begin when they reopen in January.

 Palmerston North Womens' Refuge Crisis line 24/7 — 0800 733 843 or 06 356 5585

  • 24th December open 9am - 1pm
  • 25th December: closed
  • 31st December open 9am - 11am
  • 1st January: closed
  • Other days operational normal hours

PARS (Prisoners' Aid) Close midday 23 December, open 11 January.

Parentline Last day in office 18 December, open 11 January. 

Problem Gambling Foundation Last day 23 December, open 11 January. Phone support available over the Festive season Ph: 0800664262


The Salvation Army Last day open 23 December, open again 5 January. On call emergency help available on the following days: Tuesday 29th December, Wednesday 30th December, Thursday 31st December. For help on these days please txt or call Rik on 021 717 841.

SPELADD offices will be closed from 2.30pm Thursday 10th Dec until 9.30am Tuesday 5th January. All emails and messages will be responded to after this date.

St John Feilding Health Shuttle Service last day 18 December, open again 18 January. 

St Vinnie's Op Shop Our store will close on Wednesday 23 December at 4pm, reopen Monday 11 January at 10am.

SuperGrans Closed 22 December - 11 January.


Te Hā o Hine-Ahu-One Palmerston North Women's Health Collective Last day open 18 December, open again 5 January.

Te Whare Koha Last day 24 December, open 4 January. Emergency contact person Chrissy 021 405 227

Te Whare o Ngā Wāhine PN Women's Centre Last day 18 December, open 5 January.


 Volunteer Central Close 23 December, open 5 January. 


Youthline Central North Island Last day 24 December, open 11 January. If you need to talk to someone over the Christmas/New Year Break - Please call 0800 37 66 33 - FREE Text 234 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..