24 July 2019
Kia Ora MIX whānau,
From Monday 12th August 2019 MIX Upper Hutt will be moving to a new space.
We will be moving to the Wesley Hall in the Uniting Parish Church, 2 Benzie Ave, Upper Hutt.
We understand that this will be a significant change and will support everyone the best we can.
This may be a big shock for some as we’ve been at Sinclair Street for a long time. The team at MIX are dedicated to helping everyone make this move go smoothly and doing what we can to make our new home a positive one.
We want to work together, to take the best of Sinclair Street and the best of our history with us.
The Church will be a familiar space for some, as we have used it before for parties and events. It has a central location, close to bus stops and it is a 10-minute walk from the train station.
We will be based in the Wesley Hall on Mondays and Tuesdays, and in the main hall on Thursdays.
Date for your diary
Monday 12 August, 11am – This will be our first day at Uniting Parish Church. We will have a whakatau, which our Lower Hutt whānau will also be welcome to join us for.
What will be different about this space?
The new space will be large and will allow us to all be together in one space, similar to how the art annex is working for us now.
We will have a big kitchen to make Monday lunches, and we could even introduce some cooking workshops.
In the new space, there won’t be access to computers or Wi-Fi, and we would advise people to make use of the library.
Does that mean that MIX Upper Hutt will stay open?
Yes, we’re keeping MIX Upper Hutt open. This location change is to ensure our MIX community is provided with a safe, clean and comfortable space.
How long will we be at Uniting Parish Church?
This is something we’re thinking about, but we don’t know for certain yet.
What will happen with everything in 4 Sinclair Street and the art annex?
We will be taking the things we need to run our activities with us to the Church, for example our art supplies.
Between now and Tuesday 30 July, you should take your art work and other belongings you have at MIX home.
The church has already got the furniture we need, so we won’t be taking our furniture with us. Our plan is to move some of the furniture to MIX Lower Hutt.
What will happen to the art annex?
As MIX owns the art annex we need to review what we do with it. For now, we will look to use it as a temporary storage facility.