A resilient community where people belong, contribute and flourish

Community Support

The goal for Community Support is that people enjoy a sense of belonging, are able to connect, contribute and flourish within their community.
There is a caring team who help build bridges in the community, fostering neighbourliness. Through local networks and meeting at the Hub, resources and furniture are re-used and shared. For newcomers we can provide a welcome pack with essential information. We have a craft and a cuppa session for an enjoyable morning out. For those in need, a food bank, advocacy, networking, budgeting advice are available.


The Hub

An energetic and caring team make welcome packs for newcomers and care packages in times of need. There is a foodbank and budget advice and firewood.. Finding tools, seedlings and seeds for gardens, furniture or clothing – donated and recycled. What ever our generous community gifts us, the Hub supports what a neighbour can do for a neighbour.
You can call in on the team Thursdays between 10am – 2pm at the Darfield Library or contact
Rachael 021 0 904 0859

email: Rachael@tworiverscommunitytrust.org.nz  or  malvernhub@gmail.com
Or call Kathy on Ph 318 7077.
You could also check out our facebook page


Newcomers Welcome Pack

We have newcomers packs to give away with valuable local information about activities, groups and contacts. If you are new or have a new neighbour, drop into the Hub or contact us.


Language and Laughter

Learning English for Speakers of Other Languages is vital for the successful integration of immigrants new to our area. We want them to feel they belong and can understand our unusual ways and tricky language. It’s a chance for asking questions and discovery.
For structured English lessons please call Roger on 3182 2824 for the details


Craft and a Cuppa

Enjoying craft work, a cuppa and a chat is a great way to spend the morning. You are welcome to bring a craft you are already doing, or to learn a craft from others or join in a group project. We meet at the Darfield Baptist Church fortnightly on a Thursday from 10am-noon. Children welcome. For more information contact us.

Food Bank

Many people benefit from the generosity and donations of food items and seasonal vegetables of the wider community. Pop in and see the ladies at the Hub if you have food to donate or donations of food can be dropped off at Trinity Church or the Darfield Baptist Church. Contact Rose on 027 532 4888 if someone you know is in need.

Money Mentors

We will soon have offer support for those who require mentoring in helping make ends meet and reaching financial goals. For more information contact us.