Woodend School

A beautiful school at the heart of Woodend.  The school is situated in Woodend township, a growing community, in the Waimakariri District approximately 20 kms north of Christchurch. A decile 8 school, it has an Enrollment Scheme and principally serves Woodend township and surrounding areas of Woodend Beach, Pineacres and Tuahiwi. The learner population of 350 is predominately New Zealand European with 15% New Zealand Maori. Woodend School ERO Report

The school has a close liaison with its Katote Cluster Schools; Tuahiwi, Pegasus Bay, Kaiapoi North, Kaiapoi Borough, St Patricks, Ouruhia and Kaiapoi High School and also all contributing Early Education Centres. It accesses the Technology training facilities at Kaiapoi Borough School. The school takes a strong lead in establishing and maintaining a seamless transition for new entrants learners and learners leaving. All learners are welcomed and supported to be successful.



Woodend Methodist Church

The Woodend Methodist Church is part of the Rangiora Parish and the minister, Rev Philomeno Kinera serves both parishes, having services at Woodend each Sunday at 9.00am. The congregation is dedicated, welcoming and warm.

The Woodend Parish is community minded and over the years have hosted events like summer fun days, movies, and breakfast church. The movie is screened on the first Wednesday of each month at 1.00 p.m. in the church hall. It is well attended and people enjoy the afternoon tea and fellowship. The breakfast church is an ongoing event which draws people together to listen to interesting guest speakers.

The church hall is being used by many community groups.At present the Woodend Church is undergoing restoration, which will be open for community use and church services.

The main contact person for Woodend Methodist church is Evelyn Wilson. Her phone number is (03) 312 7740.

Woodend Methodist church, 86 Main North Rd, Woodend.



Woodend Netball Club


The Woodend Netball Club is a friendly and warm group of people that are passionate about playing and being involved with netball.

Our club caters for children from Year 3 at School, through to Senior Grade Netball. Our younger Year 3/4 teams may play on a Friday night. The rest of the teams will play their competition on a Saturday. Both competitions are run down at Dudley Netball Courts, in Rangiora. Our netball season generally runs from May through to September.

For people wanting to coach or umpire netball, there are always opportunities at the Woodend Netball Club, so please don’t hesitate to get in contact. Or, if you would be interested in playing netball, or know somebody that is we would love to hear from you.

President- Caitlin Loose 03-3122237

Secretary- Rachael Patterson 03-3127439



Woodend Tennis Club

Woodend tennis club is a small friendly club located in Gladstone Park near
the rugby club. We have four courts (three with lights) and our own club
house which we share with the netball club

We have inter club competitions with other North Canterbury clubs. Grades
are junior (8 to 17), senior competition, and Presidents (35 yrs and over).
We also have our own club social tennis, either on a Tuesday morning or
Wednesday and Friday evenings, depending on demand. Contacts are Jim
Bucknell on 03 313 9405 or Eric van de Wiel on 03 3122 380. Or contact us
through our Facebook page




Woodend Volunteer Fire Brigade

Click on the below link to see all the details.

Woodend Volunteer Fire Brigade Woodend and Pegasus

Follow them on Facebook @WoodendFire


Woodend Bowling Club

The Friendly Club 

A very well presented, one green club, approximately 20 minutes north of Christchurch.

Woodend township is adjacent to the new major residential development of Pegasus and Ravenswood, which, on completion, will provide a very good source of potential new members and social members.

The club has established an excellent relationship with the senior students at the primary school which adjoins the club and a youth bowls programme for up to 100 children per week has been developed.

An invitational mens 4’s annual tournament “The Woodend Challenge” was introduced two seasons ago and due to it’s popularity it will remain as an annual fixture on the calendar.

Woodend Bowling Club has increased it’s membership  in the past few years with a considerable growth in junior players which augers well for the club’s future. We welcomed our 101st member to the club on Opening Day 2017




Woodend Indoor Bowls Club

Woodend Indoor Bowling Club.
A small friendly club of approx 25 members.
Meet every Monday at 7.15pm. At the Woodend Community Centre.
13 years or over.
Contacts Rex Macauley on 3133627
Or Kelvin Harrison on 3127103.


Woodend Garden Club

It is an old club that is nearly 75yrs and unfortunately most members are nearly that age!!  About 10 years ago we had 100+ members, but we are now down to 48 with 30 something attending meetings.  I am happy to stay in touch to publicise Rose Shows, Flower Shows etc that we present or are involved in at the Community Centre.  We are very keen to recruit new members.


Golden Oldies Rugby

If you are over 35 (or even look or feel over 35) and love playing Rugby or Netball (April to September) then come along


Tony Hurley 027 4769611
Krissy Louch – 021 1219000
or Steve Price – 021 538721
OR just turn up, you are sure to get a game!!!


Woodend Touch Rugby

Tuesday evenings from October 10th to the middle of March 2018 males and females from around North Canterbury join in the fun of mixed touch at Gladstone Park, Woodend.

There are grades for both the competitive and for social teams.  There is a real family environment in some teams.

If you can’t get a team together but still want to play, just let us know and we will do our best to slot you in. Contact Sally White at:  sallymw1970@gmail.com 03 3127726 or
027 5272559 for a registration pack.


Woodend Girls Rugby


Click here to read about our girls!

Wooded RFC are delighted to have had North Canterbury’s first All-Girls junior rugby team.

The Woodend Ferns had a stellar season and played so cohesively as a team.

Well done girls! We look forward to seeing the pink back next season!

Girls Rugby Festival

Mandeville Rugby Club

Saturday 8th September 2018

Come and play girls teams from throughout Canterbury in the first all girls tournament to be held in

North Canterbury.

Rippa or tackle register your interest now to join a team (all age groups and abilities)

Contact Sally 0275272559




Badminton Club


They play Monday and Wednesday 10 -12pm. All welcome Social. Play at the Woodend Community Centre. Just turn up to play or call Paul Henderson 027 492 5936



Woodend Senior Cricket club (3rd grade) & Woodend Junior Cricket club Ages 5-13(last year of primary)

Seniors: Rob Davey, 021 762 963

Juniors: Amy Hallmark 021 127 6711

Games are usually played each Saturday from Mid October through to the end of March. Played behind Woodend School or Gladstone Park.

Juniors start at 9 am and seniors at 1pm

New players always welcome of all ages and abilities. Keep an eye out on facebook, the woodpecker and newspapers for announcements.

Come and support the team when they are playing too


Woodend Gymnastics Club

Woodend Gymnastics Club is a volunteer gymnastics club run out of the Woodend Community Centre in School Road. We currently run on a Wednesday afternoon during school terms.

  • 30pm to 4.25pm- 5 to 8-year olds
  • 30pm to 5.25pm – 8 to 12-year olds

Fees are per term and payable by the end of the third week:

  • $65 for 1 child
  • $120 for 2 children
  • $165 for 3 children
  • 4 or more children by negotiation

Key Contacts:

  • President – Simone Templeton 0275148363
    Treasurer – Tania Maley
    Secretary – Melanie McGregor
    And Ella is our amazing coach

Parent help with setup, pack down and during the sessions is essential and is overseen by the coach. Those joining for the first time there is a non-refundable joining fee paid at the 1st session.


Woodend Lions Club

The Lions Club of Woodend

P O Box 16,

Woodend 7641

E: woodend@lionsclubs.org.nz

Monthly meetings; third Thursday of month

President: Ian Lennie 03-9201576

Secretary: Lois Inch 03-3127732



Woodend Rugby ClubRugby Club

WRC welcome all new members anytime. Please get in contact with Wendy and Karen for more information. Links to get in contact with them are below.

President: Wendy Giles ; Secretary : Karen Giles; Treasurer: Scott Murray

Senior Club Captain: Sam Stockwell; Junior Club Captain: Michelle Tocker

Based at Gladstone Park, Woodend





Woodend Before and After School Programme (WASP)

Contact Pamela Parker Programme Supervisor

Woodend After School Programme (WASP)

Physical:  6B School Road, Woodend 7610
Phone: 0210464243