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Community Resources Whakatane

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CReW is located at 40 Te Tahi Street, adjacent to our Whakatane Office. They accept donations of used items and materials to resell for reuse and repurposing. They also offer volunteer and training opportunities. CReW is open Monday to Friday 9am until 4pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 12.30pm.  

For more information call the team on 07 3085963 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Checkout the CReW website and their facebook page.

Inside the CReW shop

"...the concept of CReW - reduce - recycle - reuse, the saying one mans' trash is another man's

treasure is very true. I love the fact that we can really help people in the community on low incomes.

They can come to us and we can always send them away with a good deal and take some of the stress

out of life by being able to sell them the essentials of a home at very affordable prices. I find that really

satisfying and only wish I knew about CReW when I had to start again a few years back."

Debbie, CReW Volunteer. 


"...I like coming to CReW, there's always something different to do.

I like taking things apart...

"Michael, CReW Volunteer


Upstairs in the CReW shop

 The CReW yard













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General Rules

Inclusive Learning Environments: Pou Whakaaro strives to ensure that learning is open and available to all members of our community and will attempt to provide assistance to those learners that require additional support. With this in mind, please be aware that the pace of class teaching and learning will depend on the needs and aspirations of all students.

Acceptance and Payment of Fees: Please consider that your enrolment is confirmed once you have returned a completed enrolment form and payment to us or direct to the tutor (where this is advised in any advertising) Fees are generally charged on a whole course basis and no refunds or discounts will be made where the student is unable to attend.

Cancelled Classes and Refunds: If there are insufficient enrolments, courses may be cancelled and we will attempt to inform you as early as possible. Full refunds will be made to students as soon as possible. NO refund will be made if you decide to withdraw from a class once it has started.

Compliments and Complaints: In the first instance, please speak directly to your tutor, or if you require contact the Community Education Coordinator in writing or by phone on 07 308 8170

Behaviour: I agree to treat the venue, equipment, tutor/s and other students with respect at all times. I understand that I may be asked to leave a course and forfeit fees if I act disrespectfully.

Please return this enrolment in person or by post to:

Community Education
Pou Whakaaro
40 Te Tahi Street
PO Box 2025 Whakatane