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New Brighton hub to provide post-quake 'creative buzz'

Rebeckah Dell

New Brighton residents are excited about the opening of a new community hub on an old school site.



The Old School Te Kura Tawhiti, on the former Central New Brighton School site, will open next week as a ''creative hub'' including art, wellbeing sessions, education workshops and more. 

Coastal-Burwood Community Board member Kim Money said the hub was great for the local community.  

"This is exactly what we need to revitalise the area." 

New Brighton Project Community co-ordinator Sarah Butterfield said the hub would “have a creative buzz''. 

She said it had been a “long time coming”.  

“It will be great for the New Brighton community when the hub opens.” 

Regenerate Christchurch hopes that reopening the school will provide a space for people to share ideas for rejuvenating the community. 

The Old School will open on September 23 at 11am.

Central New Brighton School sign.
The Central New Brighton School site will house a new community hub. Rebeckah Dell