Information Sheet


Rudolf Steiner Centre Hastings

Information Sheet



The Role of the Committee:

The property 500Nelson Street North, Hastings and the RS Centre building is owned by the Hawkes Bay Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in New Zealand

 The HBB Committee is assigned overall responsibility for the Centre, including:

  • Maintenance of the building, inside and out;
  • The care and protection of chattels and equipment;
  • Maintenance of the Library as a lending facility for members and friends;
  • Upkeep of the grounds and garden;
  • Informing Branch members and friends of events, meetings (regular and irregular) and other activities via notices, website and a regular email Newsletter;
  • Ensuring the spaces within the Centre are maintained in an aesthetically pleasing manner;
  • To support and liaise with the various care coordinators within the Centre environment;
  • Maintaining a mailing list of members and friends of the Branch;
  • Renting of different spaces [Main Room, Art Room, Consulting Room] in the Centre and coordinating and assisting hirers;
  • Ensuring the noticeboard beside the front gate and in the foyer has only current information;


The Motto of Social Ethic 

It is only healthy
When the whole society is formed
In the mirror of the Human soul.

And when, in each community 
The virtue of the individual soul
Is living.
                                              Rudolf Steiner

Outwardly:          Threefold structure of Society;

Inwardly:              Loving recognition of our fellow human beings.    


Committee membership

for 2022-2023 is:

Robyn Hewetson         Secretary         021-217 8688  

Kate Hartland              Treasurer        021-120 0970

Robin Bacchus            Chair               022-398 2805

John Jackson                                      022 122 8002   

Angela Hair                                         027-4436 737


The committee usually meets monthly – on the third Thursday from 5:30 to 7pm.



  • RESPONSIBILITY         Managers/Carers
  • Art in the Foyer:             Angela Hair; 027-4436 737;
                                          Eva Urieli; 878 6028,
  • Art Room:                     Eva Urieli; 878 6028,
  • Branch Members list & newsletter:    
                                          Robin Bacchus
  • Building maintenance: Robyn Hewetson; 021-2178 688, robyn  
  • Conversations group:  Bernie Raichle; 021-0888 76 66;  
                                          Diana Bacchus; 021 706 709,  
  • Festivals group:            John Jackson;
  • Finances:                      Kate Hartland; 021-1200 970,
  • Grounds and garden:   
  • Library:                          Fran Obers; 878 4565; 
                                         Margaret Stevenson; 022-1570330


 Regular activities presently happening at the Rudolf Steiner Centre include:

  • - Library open during term, every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm
  • - Branch meetings; twice monthly, usually on 2nd and 4th Friday evenings – Leading thoughts
  • - Study Group. Mondays 7pm
  • - Eurythmy: Sue Simpson
  • - Conversations on Mondays several times per term.

Rooms are hired by several groups including;

  • - Taikura’s Te Kanano Playgroup: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
  • - Music groups: Starjam;
  •                          Marian Stronach
  • - Art classes;    Eva Urieli
  •                         Kathy Allan



A weekly newsletter is published every Sunday and can be read at

Coming events are listed under What's happening - Anthroposophy in Hawkes Bay (  /page/606847

Library catalogues are also available so you can peruse the several thousand volumes that can be borrowed:
Members of the Branch are asked to Login to keep their personal details up to date.